11’0 CLOCK NEWSUPDATE 21-09-2021

BUHARI/UN

THE PRESIDENCY HAS DISCLOSED THAT PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI WOULD TEACH WORLD LEADERS HOW TO MANAGE THEIR ECONOMY DURING PANDEMIC.

PRESIDENTIAL MEDIA AID AND PUBLICITY, FEMI ADESINA REVEALED THIS DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH NEWSMEN, SAYING WORLD LEADERS WOULD LEARN HOW TO OVERCOME ECONOMIC RECESSION DURING PANDEMIC FROM BUHARI.

ADESINA, ADDED THAT HIS PRINCIPAL WOULD ADDRESS THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, UNGA, MEETING WHERE SOME OF THE COUNTRIES ATTENDING THE MEETING WERE YET TO RECOVER FROM THE RECESSION CAUSED BY THE PANDEMIC

IT WOULD BE RECALLED THAT, PRESIDENT BUHARI HAD ON SEPTEMBER 19 DEPARTED NIGERIA FOR NEW YORK TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 76TH SESSION OF THE UNGA

US/ COVID-19

THE UNITED STATES AUTHORITY HAS ANNOUNCED ITS PLAN TO LIFT COVID-19 TRAVEL BANS ON ALL AIR PASSENGERS IN NOVEMBER IF THEY ARE FULLY VACCINATED

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE COORDINATOR FOR PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, JEFFREY ZIENTS REVEALED THIS, IN A STATEMENT ISSUED TO NEWSMAN STATING THAT THE NEW CONSISTENT APPROACH WOULD TAKE EFFECT EARLY NOVEMBER THIS YEAR.

ZIENTS ADDED THAT THE EASING OF TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, IMPOSED BY DONALD TRUMP 18 MONTHS AGO AS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC FIRST ERUPTED, MARKS A SIGNIFICANT SHIFT BY BIDEN AND ANSWERS A MAJOR DEMAND FROM EUROPEAN ALLIES.

REPORT SAYS, ONLY US CITIZENS, RESIDENTS, AND FOREIGNERS WITH SPECIAL VISAS ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE UNITED STATES FROM MOST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES CURRENTLY.

INDIA/ COVID-19

INDIA AUTHORITIES HAS DISCLOSED THAT ITS WOULD RESUME EXPORTING COVID-19 VACCINES FROM OCTOBER, FIVE MONTHS AFTER IT STOPPED SENDING SUPPLIES ABROAD.

INDIA HEALTH MINISTER MANSUKH MANDAVIYA REVEALED THIS DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH NEWSMEN IN NEW DELHI STATING THAT MORE THAN 300 MILLION VACCINE DOSES WOULD BE PRODUCED IN OCTOBER AND ONE BILLION IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR.

IT WOULD BE RECALLED THAT INDIA EXPORTS STOPPED IN APRIL, WHEN A VIRUS SURGE IN INDIA PUSHED THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM TO BREAKING POINT AND THERE WAS A HUGE DEMAND FOR JABS.

HOWEVER, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CHIEF TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS URGED WORLD LEADERS TO GUARANTEE VACCINE EQUITY AND EQUITABLE ACCESS TO OTHER COVID-19 TOOLS