#AweekOfCovid19: 4 million target; Vaccine equity; Compulsory vaccine rejection | Dailytrust

#AweekOfCovid19: 4 million target; Vaccine equity; Compulsory vaccine rejection

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. Replacing its existing country-by-country restrictions, putting in place a consistent approach worldwide, th United States of America has announced its new COVID-19 vaccination rule requirements for foreign air travellers to the US, with effect from November 8.

The Lagos state government has launched a campaign tagged “Count me in! 4 million Lagosians Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Campaign.” If actualised, according to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, it would bring the state closer to reaching its promise to vaccinate 30 per cent of its population within one year.

The Nigeria Labour Congress has rejected the decision of the federal government to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for workers. The congress rather urged the government to be persuasive rather than using force to get Nigerians vaccinated.

COVID-19: US To Allow Only Fully Vaccinated Travellers From Nov 8

The United States has announced new COVID-19 vaccination rule requirements for foreign air travellers to the US, with effect from November 8.

According to the rule, the travellers would have to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the country.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Targets 4 Million Residents

The Lagos State Government has launched a campaign geared towards ensuring four million residents of the state are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the end of the year.

The campaign tagged, “Count me in! 4 million Lagosians Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Campaign,’ was launched on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 7th African Conference on One Health and Biosecurity said the mass vaccination campaign would run till December 25.

NLC Rejects Compulsory COVID-19 Vaccination

The Nigeria Labour Congress Monday rejected the decision of the federal government to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for workers.

NLC President Ayuba Wabba, while unveiling the COVID-19 vaccination advisory for federal workers, urged the government to use persuasion rather than force in vaccinating workers and the general populace against COVID-19.

How Mandatory COVID-19 Cert Violates Human Rights – Lawyers

Lawyers have noted that the new official pronouncement on the COVID-19 vaccination certificate would cause a breach of constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens.

The federal government had declared that from December 1, 2021, its employees shall be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours, to gain access to their offices, in all locations within Nigeria and its missions.

US growth slows to just 2% as Delta hits economy

US economic growth slowed sharply in the third quarter of the year, as the fast-spreading Delta variant of coronavirus dampened consumer spending.

The economy expanded at an annualised rate of just 2% in the three months to September – down from 6.7% in the previous quarter. It came as the US faced supply chain issues, rising inflation and new Covid restrictions in some places.

Indonesia calls for vaccine equity after Covid toll

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has urged richer countries to share their vaccines with poorer ones, in an exclusive interview with the BBC.

Mr Widodo said it “shouldn’t be just a few countries that get all the vaccines, and some other countries get only a little”. He was speaking ahead of a visit to the G20 and COP26 meetings, where he will be meeting other world leaders.

As you go about your activities this weekend, please stay safe.
Coronavirus is still out there.

 

 

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