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 still COVID-19 is here. COVID-19 has no doubt impacted negatively on economies the world over. A new report by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that the pandemic eroded 20% full-time jobs in 2020.
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Weeks after the Edo state government made it compulsory for all and sundry in the state to take the COVID-19 vaccine, other states are following suit. Ondo and Osun states have also made it compulsory for its residents to take the COVID jab. In another part of Nigeria; Plateau and Cross River states have expressed reservations over compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for residents, especially civil servants. Is this really a good move?
Edo State has received 50,000 additional doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines from the federal government.
And in other COVID-19 coverage…
COVID-19 Eroded 20% Full-Time Jobs In 2020 – NBS
Twenty percent of the full-time workforce in Nigeria lost employment during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, a new report has revealed.
This was revealed in a report titled: “The Impact of COVID-19 on Business Enterprises in Nigeria”, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
COVID-19: Edo Receives Additional 50,000 Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccines
Edo State has received 50,000 additional doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.
Receiving the vaccines at the Benin airport at the weekend, the Executive Secretary, Edo State Primary Health Care Development Agency (EDSPHCDA), Dr Mrs Erhabor Julie, said the vaccines would boost the state’s efforts at vaccinating more citizens.
Plateau, C’River Reject Compulsory COVID-19 Vaccination
Plateau and Cross River states have expressed reservations over compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for residents, especially civil servants but Edo, Ondo and Osun states have made vaccination mandatory for their citizens.
COVID-19: Oyetola Orders Compulsory Vaccination In Osun
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has ordered a compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for all cabinet members, public servants, health workers and others in the State.
This was contained in a memo titled: “Mandatory Taking of COVID-19 Vaccine and Observance of Its Protocols”, with reference number SMD.61 Vol.III/16, signed by the permanent secretary in the Office of the Head of Service, S. A Aina.
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Africa Must Respect The Gender Impact Of COVID-19
The African average gender score worsened by -0.2 between 2010 and 2019. The decline was driven by deterioration in the key indicators: laws on violence against women, and to a lesser extent, equal civil liberties for women.
However, between 2015 and 2019, the score increased by +0.2. The rise can be credited to the improvement in the political power, representation of women, access to public services and a slower decline in the laws on violence against women. Click this link to read the letter.
COVID-19: Life expectancy is down but what does this mean?
Life expectancy for men in the UK has fallen for the first time in 40 years, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates. Life expectancy at birth in the three years to 2020 was 79 years for men, falling back to a level last seen in 2012-14.
Female life expectancy was virtually unchanged, at just below 83. Normally, life expectancy in the UK and around the world increases over time – and falls are rare.
Andrew Wiggins: NBA rejects Covid-19 vaccine religious exemption request
Andrew Wiggins will not be able to play in home games for the Golden State Warriors after the NBA rejected his request for a religious exemption from the Covid-19 vaccine.
San Francisco’s health rules require those aged 12 and over at large indoor events to have had the vaccine.