Welcome to A Week of COVID-19, the weekly newsletter on coronavirus pandemic from Daily Trust. I am Khadijat Lawal, a content creator and social media manager.
Another week, and COVID-19 is still here. The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) has donated N300 million to boost equity and access to COVID-19 vaccination among vulnerable Nigerians in Adamawa, Edo, Imo, Katsina, Nasarawa, and Ogun states.
The United Kingdom says it will begin to recognize Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccine certificate starting from October 11.
Federal lawmakers have raised the alarm that Ghanaians defrauding Nigerians with fake COVID-19 test.
And in other COVID-19 coverage…
COVID-19: Katsina, Nasarawa, Ogun, Three Others Get N300m Vaccine Fund
The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) has donated N300 million as part of its strategic support to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Nigeria.
This, according to the fund, is to boost equity and access to COVID-19 vaccination among vulnerable Nigerians in Adamawa, Edo, Imo, Katsina, Nasarawa, and Ogun states.
UK To Recognise Nigeria’s COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate From Oct 11
The United Kingdom Thursday relaxed travel protocols for Nigerian travelers.
The new policy, which applies to those fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (including Covidshield), Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson, takes effect from October 11.
Ghana Defrauding Nigerians With Fake COVID-19 Test – Lawmakers
Federal lawmakers have raised the alarm that fake COVID-19 test results are being used to defraud Nigerians in Ghana.
Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe (APC, Kwara) raised the alarm in a motion co-sponsored by Senators Sadiq Umar (APC, Kwara), Betty Apiafi (PDP, Rivers) and Chukwuka Utazi (PDP, Enugu).
Covid: The UK is Europe’s virus hotspot – does it matter?
It has gone almost unnoticed that the UK now has one of the highest rates of Covid infection in Europe. With winter fast approaching, how worried should we be?
The rates certainly look troubling. Only a handful of countries, including Romania and Serbia, have higher infection levels than the UK. And compared with the big nations in western Europe, the numbers are significantly higher.
Portsmouth girl, 15, dies of Covid on day she was due jab
A 15-year-old girl has died from Covid-19 on the day she was due to be vaccinated.
Jorja Halliday, from Portsmouth, died at the Queen Alexandra Hospital on Tuesday, four days after she received a positive PCR test result.
Her mother, Tracey Halliday, 40, said the GCSE student was a “loving girl, talented kickboxer and aspiring musician”.
As you go about your activities this weekend, please stay safe.
Coronavirus is still out there.