from @alibabagcfr Don’t let anyone tell you it’s a scam. I just came out of isolation. Several people died while I was there. Some of my close friends knew and they were very supportive.
I thank the Lagos State governor @jidesanwoolu and the commissioner for health, the MD of the COVID CENTRE in YABA, the Doctors, especially Dr Nifemi, who are risking their lives to keep us alive. Thanks to all the nurses.
I want to thank @gbengaadeyinka1stgcon… you are a good friend. @margaretorakwusi @maryamuwai @itsifeanyi and friends to go checked up on me.
COVID is real. Observe all the protocols.
People are dying. And it’s not a joke
In fact, anyone who says COVID is a scam is a compound idiot and a fool.
Reposted from @lindaikejiblogofficial COVID-19 vaccine live on TV.
Kamala, 56, who appeared very relaxed, received the injection at United Medical Center in Washington DC on Tuesday, December 29.
‘OK, let’s do it,’ she said, as registered nurse Patricia Cummings of the United Medical Center readied the needle. ‘That was easy. Thank you. I barely felt it. I barely felt it.’
Afterward, she encouraged people to get the vaccine when they can.
Harris said: ‘I want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine. It’s relatively painless. …It’s about saving your life, the life of your family members and the life of your community… ‘I trust the scientists. And it is the scientists who created and approved the vaccine.’
Harris’s husband Doug Emhoff is also set to receive the Moderna vaccine later on Tuesday.
President-elect Joe Biden received his first shot of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine on December 21. While current Vice President Mike Pence also received the Pfizer vaccine on TV on December 18
The Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines have been found to be around 95% effective at preventing serious Covid infections, and require two vaccinations administered 21-28 days apart.
The US has now recorded 19.312million Covid infections, with 335,000 killed by the virus.
from @joebiden Today, I received the COVID-19 vaccine.
To the scientists and researchers who worked tirelessly to make this possible — thank you. We owe you an awful lot.
And to the American people — know there is nothing to worry about. When the vaccine is available, I urge you to take it.
from @balleralert Japan To Ban Foreign Nationals After Cases Of The New Coronavirus Strain Were Reported
Blogged by: @ErinBoogie
On #Saturday, the #JapanForeignMinistry announced that beginning Monday, #Japan will ban foreign nationals from entering the country through the end of January after several new coronavirus strain cases were reported.
CNN reports that Japanese citizens and foreign residents will still be allowed to enter the country but will have to quarantine for 14 days. The announcement came after two new confirmed cases of the mutated #COVID19 strain were recorded in Tokyo. Both cases involved travelers who recently returned from the UK.
The new coronavirus strain is believed to have originated in the UK. According to The #NewYorkTimes, it is thought to have a 50 to 70 percent higher transmission rate than other virus variations. The UK has tightened COVID-19 restrictions as a result, and more than 40 countries have restricted travel from the #UK.
from @lindaikejiblogofficial The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has announced that 20 doctors died of Coronavirus complications within the past seven days.
Enema Amodu, chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in the federal capital territory (FCT) said this during a press briefing on Friday December 25.
Amodu stated that medical personnel are in need of personal protective equipment (PPEs) as the second wave of infections in the country has been “catastrophic”.
“Everywhere around the world at this time, we are facing a second wave, and this second wave is so overwhelming and more catastrophic because a lot of people have gone back to the way of doing things thinking that the virus is over, and it is gone and they have let their guards down.
“For those of us in the health sector, we have lost quite a number of colleagues in the last one week alone. Across the nation, we have lost professors, consultants, residents (both senior and junior), very senior medical officers and nurses – some of them you may not hear of and some you may hear depending on the circumstances and whatever positions they are occupying. This goes to show that this virus is very much with us and they call it a second wave, but it is actually a continuum because it never really left us.
“I am here this afternoon on Christmas Day to solidarise first with the families of our members that have lost loved ones. I want to make it public that we are with you in this very trying and grieving moment of sadness over the loss of our colleagues who most likely are the breadwinners of their families. We also want to use this opportunity to talk to our patients; when you come to us in the hospitals and clinics, please oblige us and wear your mask. Tell us the truth about your past medical condition and don’t hold any information back.
“The figure of the number of our colleagues that have died is evolving everyday but as I am standing here, I got a call from a colleague who is in an isolation centre, and he is not sounding very good.
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from @ellezsandasblog Olu Of Warri Has Died Of COVID-19
The monarch died on Monday morning, barely a week after his fifth coronation anniversary. He was said to have met with the late Major General John Irefin, who died earlier this month from COVID-19 complications.
A source confirmed the news to SaharaReporters, saying the monarch died on Monday morning from the coronavirus. Another source said many palace workers besieged the adjoining shops selling strong alcoholic drinks to buy from them as they believed it would cure them of COVID-19 should they have contracted it from the monarch.
from @lindaikejiblogofficial Popular Nigerian public speaker, Ubong King, has died.
Late Ubong died in Lagos on Saturday, December 26 after a battle with COVID19.
He is survived by his wife, Unyime Ivy-King, and four children.
May his soul rest in peace.
from @zainabbalogun Imagine going the whole year and then testing positive for covid two days before Christmas🙆🏽♀️. I laughed when I got my results because I was super convinced it wasn’t happening as you’ll see in the clip. I was having my seasonal asthma flare up and experiencing covid like symptoms from my normal meds which didn’t prompt me to think otherwise. From chills, aches, heavy head, coughs, and a slight tightness in the chest, my symptoms have been relatively mild. I’m isolating and thank God the entire house is negative. With the new strain showing up more in the country, this is still something to take seriously and be cautious about so whatever you do, protect yourself and those around you❤️ This experience has revealed so much but I’m grateful.
P.S if you see me celebrating Christmas in January just indulge me 😉
from @aprylsjones For those who saw my IG story, no this was not for a film/show. This is real life. A local hospital is short staffed due to the COVID surge in LA, so this week I decided to come in to serve and fill the gap since I have a break from work.
To all of those in the healthcare industry. ESSENTIAL is not enough of a word to describe your sacrifice and service. Thank you for all that you have done, are doing, and will continue to do.
from @jidesanwoolu Dear Lagosians, I am overwhelmed by your show of love and concern about my health and wellbeing. I must admit that the gesture touched me deeply and reaffirms our connection to one another as humans.
I acknowledge and thank you very sincerely for being there for me, and pray that none of us will lose our lives to COVID-19, and in any other preventable circumstance.
To families that have lost loved ones to the dreaded virus, I pray that God will grant you the fortitude to bear the loss and visit you with His kindness.
Yesterday, we issued new guidelines to help us in the next phase of our battle with the virus. Lagosians have relaxed and the effects are evident with increasing cases and unfortunate deaths
These guidelines will affect us all but we need to be strong so we can end this together.
We cannot afford another total lockdown, so I enjoin us to keep observing the prescribed protocols and the required lifestyle adjustments that will help us enter 2021 stronger, healthier and safer.
Let’s do this for our families and friends. Let’s by our actions, demonstrate that we truly love our neighbours.
Let us demonstrare awareness about the existence of COVID-19 in our communities and live right to deliberately reduce and eliminate its spread.
I wish you the best of this season and pray that God Almighty will continue to protect us.
The Cross River State Commissioner of Police, CP Abdulkadir Jimoh, has died from COVID-19 complications, Nigerian Tribune reports.
The late CP died in the early hours of Friday, December 18, after he was admitted at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Isolation (UCTH) centre.
Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme, Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UCTH, while confirming the death of CP Jimoh, appealed to all who have had contact with the deceased police officer to go to the isolation centre for attention.
from @jenniferstone I know I’ve been a bit MIA lately. To be honest, it’s been a lot to balance recently. This week is the last week of my Bachelors of Science in nursing program. The increasing Covid cases and decreasing hospital beds available has exhausted nurses around the globe. Amidst it all, life’s other responsibilities don’t stop either. I could probably hibernate for a solid year, but tired or not I’ve got to keep going.
justkeepswimming🐠 #nursesonduty #tiredbutblessed #hibernationstation
from @lindaikejiblogofficial The University of Ibadan (UI) clinic has been closed down after a patient tested positive for Coronavirus.
Spokesperson for the university, Olatunji Oladejo said the UI Clinic will be closed for seven days following a confirmed COVID-19 case. Though no name was given, it was however learnt that the patient first visited the clinic on December 11, but was admitted overnight between Sunday and Monday.
The Oyo state emergency operations centre (EOC) has been notified, and the premises had been decontaminated.
A statement released by the universty reads;
“The University community is hereby informed that a client who was 1st seen on 10 December and later admitted in the University Health Centre overnight of 13/14 December tested positive to COVID-19.
“The Oyo State Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was notified, inspected the premises, and recommended among other things the following: Immediate Disinfection/Decontamination of premises which has been done; follow-up of all those who had contact with the client by the EOC; closure of clinic from 4pm, 15 December 2020 for a 7-day period.
“Opening will be subject to review by the Oyo State EOC. Beyond closure, the EOC is working with the UHS to ensure that all processes for safe work are put in place.
“NHIS enrollees may access care at Eleyele Police clinic during the closure. Meanwhile, the COVID19 positive person is being attended to and there should be no panic.”