The nigeria centre for disease control, ncdc has confirmed four hundred and fifty-nine, new cases of covid-19 and 30 deaths in the country within the last 24 hours
Ncdc made this known in a statement posted on it website saying the statistics indicated that lagos has 185 of the new cases, abia and oyo recorded 38, akwa ibom and cross river- 33, osun-24, ekiti-23, benue-15, kwara-14 and kano 12 new cases.
Also, delta and the fct recorded 10 new cases, edo-9, kaduna-5, ogun-3, katsina, nasarawa and rivers recorded 2 cases, while bayelsa has just a case this time around.
TANZANIA/ BANS NEWSPAPER
A tanzanian newspaper raia mwema has been suspended for 30 days for publishing false information.
Tanzania government spokesperson, gerson sigwa made the announcement in a statement issued to newsmen, saying the weekly publication, raia mwema, headlined a story linking the gunman who attacked soldiers near the french embassy last month to the ruling party.
The spokesperson added that the violation of the information act could threaten the country’s security.
It was gathered that the sanction would be the second publication to be banned in tanzania since president samia suluhu took office in november 5, 2015, but the newspaper has not commented on the suspension.
Nearly half a million doses of the pfizer-biontech covid-19 vaccine have arrived in australia
Australia head of the vaccination task force, john frewen confirmed the arrival in a statement issued to newsmen in canberra
Frewen added that australia was under pressure to ramp up its vaccination programme but agreed deals with the united kingdom and singapore for a total of about 4.5 million doses of the pfizer-biontech vaccine.
The head of the vaccination task force further noted that just over 38 percent of australia’s adult population has been fully vaccinated, with the country expected to reach 70 percent by early november based on current rates, therefore advised the residents to get the jab.