Vector and girlfriend welcome baby, Joe Biden receives COVID-19 vaccine on live TV, Jefferson Lerma charged with biting an opponent. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.
Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news topics…
1. Nigeria: Rapper Vector and girlfriend welcome newborn baby
Popular Nigerian rapper and songwriter Olanrewaju Ogunmefun known in the music industry as Vector and his girlfriend have welcomed a newborn baby. A few months back, Vector took to his page to share photos of his girlfriend with her baby bump and disclosed that he’s expecting his first baby with his girlfriend. Now, he has taken to his page to share photos of his newly born baby.
In a photo which he tagged “Hair product bills loading!” which indicates that the baby is a girl, the rapper revealed the hair and forehead of the baby but not her face.
Congratulations to the new parents.
2. President-elect Joe Biden gets COVID-19 vaccine on live TV
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on live television as part of a growing effort to convince the American public the inoculations are safe. The president-elect took a dose of Pfizer vaccine at a hospital not far from his Delaware home, hours after his wife, Jill Biden, did the same. The injections came the same day that a second vaccine, produced by Moderna, will start arriving in the states. It joins Pfizer’s in the nation’s arsenal against the COVID-19 pandemic, which has now killed more than 317,000 people in the United States and upended life around the globe.
“I’m ready,” said Biden, who was administered the dose at a hospital in Newark, Delaware, and declined the option to count to three before the needle was inserted into his left arm. “I’m doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared when it’s available to take the vaccine. There’s nothing to worry about.”
3. South Africa: Holly Rey tests positive for COVID-19
South African singer Holly Rey took to social media on Tuesday to inform her fans and followers that she has tested positive for COVID-19. The “Deeper” hitmaker shared a picture of herself on Instagram, along with a lengthy caption where she explained her symptoms saying that she has been following the restriction, but still got the virus. She also said that being diabetic makes her a high-risk patient but her doctors have everything under control.
“Tested Positive for COVID-19. On Saturday I started having body aches and I was feeling a bit shaky and nauseous. On Monday I phoned my doctor and she sent me straight to have a COVID test which came back this morning as positive,” she said.
We wish her a speedy recovery.
4. Ghana to receive COVID-19 vaccines by end of March 2021
President Akufo-Addo’s announcement of steps to procure the newly-developed vaccines for the novel coronavirus is beginning to take shape. The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has hinted that Ghana will be in the position to take delivery of the products by the end of the first quarter next year. According to Bloomberg data, the first COVID-19 shots have been given to more than 1.8 million people in five countries as of December 21, 2020.
President Akufo-Addo during his 20th COVID-19 update to the nation indicated that his administration was well aware of the strides made by the scientists in the US, UK, and other countries in finding a vaccine for the virus and has already constituted a team of experts to make Ghana a recipient of the ongoing deployments.
5. Jefferson Lerma: Bournemouth midfielder charged with biting offense
Bournemouth’s midfielder Jefferson Lerma has been charged with a biting offense by the Football Association in the Cherries’ 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on November 3. The club has acknowledged the charge that Lerma breached FA Rule E3 by committing “an act of violent conduct” in the defeat at Hillsborough. But Bournemouth says that Lerma “strenuously denies the allegation.”
They have until 24 December to respond but will request a personal hearing. “AFC Bournemouth fully supports Jefferson and will continue to do so throughout the process,” said a club statement.
Cover photo credit: Instagram – vectorthaviper
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