NCDC boss said vaccination and previous COVID-19 infections provided some degrees of immunity
There is a prediction that Nigeria will likely see an increase in COVID-19 cases and a decrease in hospitalisation over the holiday season this year. This is coming from the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa. Adetifa told PUNCH that the increase in travel over the holiday season might result in a rise in cases. The NCDC boss however said vaccination and previous COVID-19 infections provided some degrees of immunity.
Protests against strict Covid measures in China have spilled into a second night and spread to the biggest cities. Demonstrators gather in the capital Beijing and the financial hub Shanghai, where some called for President Xi Jinping to resign.
Protesters blame Xi's zero-Covid approach, which involves mass testing, quarantines and snap lockdowns.