Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 99 cases of COVID-19. Here are five updates about the pandemic this Wednesday,TheCable reports.
Greece asks unvaccinated population to show negative COVID test to access services
Health authorities in Greece say unvaccinated people will need to show a negative COVID-19 test to access banks, restaurants and retail shops.
Thanos Plevris, health minister, said more measures are needed to protect unvaccinated people as the pandemic is worsening.
Plevris added that the COVID measures will take effect from November 6.
US CDC backs COVID vaccine for young children
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has backed the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine for children aged five to 11.
The development comes hours after the CDC advisers recommended that the jab be opened to 28 million children in the age group.
Rochelle Walensky, CDC director, advised parents to get their children vaccinated.
“As a mom, I encourage parents with questions to talk to their paediatrician, school nurse or local pharmacist to learn more about the vaccine and the importance of getting their children vaccinated,” Walensky said.
Expert calls for broad use of COVID-19 boosters
Frank Montgomery, chairman of the World Medical Association (WMA), has called for the comprehensive use of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.
He said everyone who was fully vaccinated six months ago should get a booster shot.
“Because immune protection declines after six months, we as a society must have an interest in that protection remaining stable,” Montgomery said.
FG to ensure compliance with COVID protocol in schools.
A team from the federal ministry of education has visited Katsina to assess the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocol in schools across the state.
According to the statement issued on Tuesday, Badamasi Lawal, commissioner for education in Katsina, commended the move by the federal ministry targeted at ensuring the safety of the students.
The commissioner said the state government will do everything within its powers to protect schoolchildren from the infection.
Nigeria records 99 infections
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 99 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported across the country.
According to the agency’s update for Tuesday, the new cases were recorded in nine states and federal capital territory (FCT).
Bauchi and Plateau recorded the highest single-day cases with 24 infections each, followed by the FCT with 22 cases and Lagos nine cases.
Other states are Taraba (8), Kaduna (4), Edo (3), Kano (3), Bayelsa (1) and Rivers (1).
One person died of COVID-19 complications, raising the total death toll to 2,899.
The agency said 186 people were discharged after recovering from the infection.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Nigeria has recorded 212,150 COVID-19 cases and 203,524 recoveries.