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FCTA HHSS to receive more supply of COVID 19 in July

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By Muhammad Abdullahi, Abuja

The FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat has said government had made provision for the supply of second batch of COVID 19 vaccines, expecting its arrival in July.

Acting Secretary, FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr Muhammed Kawu made this disclosure at a media parley to commemorate World Health Day in Abuja.

Speaking on the theme: Building a Fairer and Healthier World, Dr Kawu encouraged all residents, particularly those at the suburbs to get themselves tested and vaccinated against COVID 19 towards the attainment of breaking the chain of transmission in the territory.

He revealed that while over 132 thousand residents successfully took their first jab, about 42 thousand person had so far taken the second jab of the vaccine and still counting.

“For first dose132, 000 people got vaccinated. As at yesterday (June 16), about 42,000 people got the second dose. And we still have up to the middle of July to finish the second dose vaccination…So we are appealing to all those who have gotten their first dose to come out and take their second dose.”

According to Dr Kawu “COVID 19 can be controlled following appropriate guidelines put in place and a change in lifestyle, thereby creating fairer and healthier world.”

He assured that the FCT Public Health Department, through its Health Promotion and Education would continue to intensify efforts in sensitising residents on the nitty gritty of getting themselves protected against COVID 19.

Fielding questions from journalists on why facemask after receiving first and second jab of COVID 19 vaccine, Dr Kawu emphasized that facemask is still very important until communities in hard to reach areas vis-à-vis the entire Society developed what he described as “herd immunity”.

This vaccine does not stop you from coming in contact with the virus. It will not also stop the virus from entering into your body, but the vaccine produces immunity in your body. When the jab enters your body, it will fight the virus, so that you don’t come down with the disease.” Kawu said

On his part, the Acting Director,Public Health , Dr Abdulrahman Sadiq who spoke on the measures the FCT Administration was putting in place to sustain the fight against COVID 19, said all the general hospitals now have COVID 19 vaccination centers.

He also assured that efforts were still ongoing to designate some health centers across the six area councils as COVID 19 vaccination centers.


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Breaking: Ganduje appoints new Emir of Gaya

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has in the early hours of Sunday appointed Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya.

Ibrahim-Gaya succeeded his late father, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died at the age of 91 years after protracted illness.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji announced the appointment on behalf of the Governor.

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Tanks head for Kosovo-Serb border as Balkans tensions grow

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A Kosovo security unit trooper guards the border with Serbia as the Balkan nations trade accusations.
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Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti has accused neighbouring Serbia of “provoking a serious international conflict”, with tensions between the two countries at their highest for years.

In the latest flashpoint, two interior ministry offices in northern Kosovo were on Saturday attacked near border crossings blocked by local Serbs angered by a ban on cars with Serbian licence plates entering the country.

The car registration office in the town of Zubin Potok was set ablaze, and two hand grenades were thrown at the civil registration office in the nearby town of Zvecan, though they did not go off, police said.

There was no mention of any casualties.

Serbs from Kosovo’s north have blocked two main roads near the border since the government ban went into force on Monday.

Drivers from Serbia must now use temporary printed registration details that are valid for 60 days.

The Kosovo government says its move mirrors measures in force in Serbia against drivers from Kosovo since 2008, when Kosovo declared independence from their neighbour.

Serb fighter planes flew close to the border crossing of Jarinje where protesters cheered them. A day before, three helicopters also flew in the vicinity.

Media in Belgrade reported that tanks and other military equipment were heading towards the border, but the Serb army did not give any details.

NATO’s mission in Kosovo, where peacekeepers maintain a fragile peace, called for restraint.

Source: (NewDaily)


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Anthony Joshua breaks his silence after devastating defeat to Oleksandr Usyk

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Joshua was outclassed by Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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Anthony Joshua is determined to stay positive after his devastating world title defeat to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday.

Usyk turned in a boxing masterclass to take the IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles, dethroning Joshua in his own back yard at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Joshua immediately left the ring after the Ukrainian’s unanimous decision win and was taken to hospital to be assessed after taking damage to his right eye during the contest.

But he wrote on Twitter: ‘Keep positive even if the world’s crumbling in front of you!

London I love you and thank you each and every time

A rematch clause will give Joshua the chance to reclaim his titles but promoter Eddie Hearn has warned big changes are needed if he is to avenge the loss.

The fighter in AJ is already talking about winning the rematch.

‘It was a tough defeat. I had it reasonably close in the eighth and then Usyk ran away with it. If that happens again, he will get beat again.

‘Usyk’s confidence will be sky high. He has to impose himself but when you get to the level of AJ, there are no 10-round comeback fights or warm ups.

‘You are straight into the fight. He will be an underdog in that rematch.

‘He chose to take on a pound for pound great tonight, and it didn’t work out. He deserves credit for that but this is sport.’

Source: (Metro News)


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