Coronavirus

COVID-19: NCDC announces 145 fresh infections, takes Nigeria’s total to 67,557

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday announced 145 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC announced this via its verified website. The new infections take the total number of cases in the country to 67,557. The agency noted that seven states plus the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) reported new …

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Croatian PM in self-quarantine after wife contracts COVID-19

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has begun a 10-day self-quarantine after his wife tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the government announced on Saturday evening. After having a mild fever, Mrs Ana Maslac Plenkovic tested positive on Saturday, the government said in a statement. The prime minister tested negative afterward, the government said, adding that …

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COVID-19: Antibiotics misuse can accelerate antimicrobial resistance – experts

L-R: Mrs Adeola Alli, Co-founder, OneHealth Pharmacy; Mr Akinjide Adeosun, Chairman, ST.RACHEAL’S Pharmaceuticals; Dr Tomi Coker, Commissioner for Health, Ogun, and Dr Mutiu Bamidele, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, at an event to commemorate 2020 World Antimicrobial Awareness Week in Lagos A Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Dr Mutiu Bamidele, has warned that misuse …

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FG appeals to Nigerians not to travel home for the festivities due to Coronavirus

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has advised Nigerians to suspend their plans to travel to their villages and home states for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. The chairman of the task force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, gave the advice at a press briefing on Monday, November …

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Australia’s second-wave virus hotspot records zero active cases

The state that was at the centre of Australia’s second wave of the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday recorded no active COVID-19 cases for the first time in nearly nine months. Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services disclosed this in a tweet on Tuesday. “The last time there were zero active cases in the state …

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German states agree stricter coronavirus shutdown as Christmas approaches

German states agreed to push for an extension of sweeping closures and restrictions well into December, ahead of a conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday to coordinate the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Ahead of that meeting, the premiers of Germany’s 16 federal states held talks of their own on Monday to decide …

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COVID-19: NCDC reports 246 fresh cases, confirms 1 death

Nigeria recorded 246 fresh cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday, bringing the total to 66,228 since the first case was confirmed on February 27, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said. The information contained in its verified website, said that one patient was confirmed dead, pushing the death toll to 1,166. Nigeria has …

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U.S. sets another daily record with over 187,000 new coronavirus cases

The U.S. has logged another record number of new coronavirus cases in a day, as the country is in the grips of the third – and biggest yet – wave of the pandemic. Data released by Johns Hopkins University on Friday showed that 187,833 infections were reported the day before. The figure exceeds the last …

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COVID-19: NCDC reports 146 new cases, total infections now 65,839

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has reported 146 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Thursday. Nigeria has so far tested 724,794 persons since the first confirmed case was announced on Feb. 27, 2020. The Public health Agency said that …

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Coronavirus: WHO urges greater vigilance in Africa as holidays near

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged countries to be on high alert for a possible surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, especially in Africa, where many families are planning get-togethers as the year comes to a close. The WHO noted in a statement that “this comes as nearly 20 countries in the region have …

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