News & Analysis: Nigeria

What Happens When the Vaccine Factory of the World Can’t Deliver?

“India stopped exporting COVID-19 vaccines in mid-April, leaving Covax and the 92 low-income and lower-middle-income countries that depend on the program in the lurch. The shortfall is estimated to be at 190 million doses by the end of June.”

via New York Times

COVID-19: Why some African states can’t use their vaccines

“Malawi has destroyed almost 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, while South Sudan has 59,000 doses which it also plans to discard. The vaccines had been donated through the African Union but had not been administered by their expiry date of 13 April.”

via BBC

The stark global divide in the COVID-19 pandemic

“COVAX has relied heavily on Indian developers for supplies, but deliveries have now stalled as India grapples with a violent resurgence of the pandemic. With more than 930,000 people inoculated in Kenya so far, vaccines are expected to be exhausted in the coming days.”

via CNN

COVID-19: Africans are Hospitalized and Dying in India

As India’s COVID-19 disaster continues to unfold, Africans in the country are facing grim health risks and financial hardships, with uncertain prospects of when they will be able to return home.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

COVID-19 in Nigeria

“While the government was prompt to address the health and socio-economic dimensions of the pandemic, the lockdowns, school closures and other emergency restrictions were imposed hurriedly without adequate preparation and poor consultation with appropriate stakeholders.”

via INCLUDE & CSEA

Nigeria: COVID-19 pushed insurers towards digitalisation

“COVID-19 has slowed the Nigerian government’s plan to have insurers raise their capital, but it is pushing the sluggish sector towards adopting more technology and innovation.”

via The Africa Report

Nigeria bans travellers from India, Brazil, Turkey over COVID-19 fears

“‘Non-Nigerian passport holders and non-residents who visited Brazil, India or Turkey within Fourteen (14) days preceding travel to Nigeria, shall be denied entry into Nigeria,’ Boss Mustapha, chairman of the presidential steering committee on COVID-19, said in a statement.”

via Reuters

A third of Nigerians are unemployed: Here’s why

“Measures like lockdowns, social distancing, work from home and travel restrictions significantly affected the economy. The aviation sector and related services were one of the worst hit.”

via The Conversation

Nigeria reports zero COVID-19 deaths for 12th day

“A slowdown in coronavirus infections continues in Nigeria as it reported on Sunday 51 new cases and no deaths – the 12th consecutive day with zero fatalities.”

via Anadolu Agency

AstraZeneca: Lagos investigating two cases of suspected blood clot

“The Lagos State Government has robust surveillance systems to effectively monitor and track untoward events and I would like to urge anyone who experiences any adverse events to call the number of the LGA Disease Surveillance Notification written in front of the vaccination card so that such cases can be thoroughly investigated and monitored.”

via PM News