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Fellaini becomes first player to test positive for Coronavirus in Chinese League

Former Manchester United player, Marouane Fellaini, has become the first player in Chinese Super League (CSL) to test positive for the Coronavirus

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Fellaini becomes first player to test positive for Coronavirus in Chinese League

Former Manchester United player, Marouane Fellaini, has become the first player in Chinese Super League (CSL) to test positive for the Coronavirus. His club, Shandong Luneng revealed that he’s now under observation.

Shandong Luneng said the Belgian midfielder is the first confirmed case in the football league and the club will do anything in it capacity to ensure his recovery.

It was stated in a report that Fellaini is now “under observation and having treatment at a designated medical facility.”  The Chinese club added that, “The club will do its best to help in the treatment and recovery of the player.”

Fellaini had joined Shandong Luneng from Manchester United in February last year for a reported €7.2 million. His reported case will affect the Chinese Super League’s plan to start its season next month.

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The league was scheduled to begin last month, but due to the Coronavirus outbreak in China, it was suspended. But China has began to report new cases of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus began in Wuhan, China, in December, but has since spread across the world, becoming a pandemic. It has killed about 13,000 people and infecting more than 300,000.

In Nigeria, about 28 cases have been recorded, excluding the two persons discharged.

Fellaini is one of the famous names in football across the world that has tested positive for Coronavirus. The likes of Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, have all tested positive, although Hudson-Odoi stated he has recovered.

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How to register for Covid-19 vaccination in Nigeria

The NPHCDA has announced guidelines to register for COVID-19 vaccinations.

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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has released guidelines on registering for Covid-19 vaccination in Nigeria.

The guidelines were announced Monday morning in a social media post and they are as follows:

Step 1: Visit https://nphcda.gov.ng/

Step 2: Click on ” covid-19 vaccination e-registration”

  • In the Registration Form for COVID-19 Vaccination you are to fill in; your full names, phone number, email address, date of birth, sex, the type of National ID you have, a residential address which states, the LGA of residence, ward of residence and preferred vaccination site.
  • You are meant to also select your preferred vaccination date and time slot, which ends with a photo update.

READ: FG plans to purchase vaccines for N400 billion – Health Minister

After doing the above steps, you will receive a message saying:

“Registration Completed! …Your Vaccination ID is:

Your data is successfully received.

Thank you for taking time to fill the form, you will receive an SMS and email shortly containing your Vaccination No. and other instructions.”

What you should know 

  • The Federal Government confirmed that the first tranche of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in Nigeria on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

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FG fully prepared to receive 3.92 million vaccines on Tuesday – NPHCDA

The has restated Nigeria’s preparedness to receive its very first batch of Covid-19 vaccines on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

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109 million Nigerians to be vaccinated in 2 years - NPHCDA

The Executive Director and CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuiab disclosed that Nigeria is prepared to receive its very first batch of Covid-19 vaccines on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

This was disclosed by the NPHCDA, WHO and UNICEF in a joint statement on Sunday evening.

The NPHCDA boss said Nigeria has trained front line workers and also has cold storage infrastructure in place to receive the vaccines.

READ: Foreign investors jostling to exploit Nigeria’s $82 billion healthcare gap

“We are fully prepared to receive and deliver the vaccine to eligible Nigerians as we have commenced the training of health workers and ensure that cold chain facilities are ready at all levels.

“We have a robust chain system that can store all types of Covid-19 vaccine in accordance with the required temperature.

“We are therefore confident that we will have a very effective roll out of the vaccine , starting with out critical healthcare workers, who are in the frontline in providing the care we all need,” he said.

UNICEF chair for Nigeria, Peter Hawkins said that the COVAX facility “has worked exceptionally hard to ensure that Nigeria gets the vaccine as soon as possible so it can start its vaccination programme to the largest population in Africa”

READ: Corps members to benefit from health insurance – NHIS

What you should know

  • The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) disclosed last week  that it has built the capacity to train over 12,000 health workers to manage and administer the Covid-19 vaccines that will arrive in Nigeria soon.
  • The Federal Government confirmed that the first tranche of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in Nigeria on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

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