US coronavirus hospitalizations hit all-time high

The number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 in the United States surpassed 100,000 – an all-time high – as the pandemic rages on and strains health care systems. A record 100,226 Americans were in hospital with Covid-19 as of Wednesday, according to data compiled by the Covid Tracking Project, the latest in a weeks-long streak…

Coronavirus: Africa’s death toll hits 50,000

The death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Africa has peaked at 50,000 people since the first outbreak on the continent was declared, head of the African Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC), John Nkengasong, announced in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Thursday. African countries recorded at least 94,000 new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Pandemic or not, people must ‘exercise’ ― WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is no excuse for not getting enough exercise, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, warning that even before the crisis many were getting too little physical activity. In an update of its physical activity guidelines, the UN health agency stressed that exercise was vital to physical and mental health, while sedentary behaviour…

Why NNPC should pay attention to Shell’s lower-carbon technology investments

Three years ago, Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world’s largest producers of fossil fuels agreed to purchase Europe’s biggest electric vehicle charging companies resulting in a significant push into a market that threatens to one day topple the oil industry. Shell accepted to buy NewMotion, a Netherlands-based provider of more than 30,000 private electric……

UN DSG, Governors meet to review COVID-19 response

The governors under the umbrella of Nigeria Governors Forum on Tuesday met the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, in Abuja to review the response to COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was part of her tour of some West African States including Ghana, Sierra Leone, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. The Chairman of the NGF and Governor…