Coronavirus

Bauchi Deputy Governor tests positive for Coronavirus

Baba Tela, the Deputy Governor of Bauchi state has tested positive for Coronavirus. The health status of the Deputy Governor who is also the chairman of the state task force on COVID-19, was confirmed in a statement released by Governor Bala’s media aide, Mukhtar Gidado. Gidado said the Deputy Governor has gone into self-isolation as …

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100-year-old Indonesian woman recovers from Coronavirus

A 100-year-old Indonesian woman has recovered from COVID-19, making her the country’s oldest survivor of the deadly disease. The woman, Kamtim was discharged from the hospital this week after a month of treatment in her hometown Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-biggest city, officials said. Ms. Kamtim was taken to hospital last month after showing Coronavirus symptoms before …

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36 year old Medical doctor dies from COVID-19 complications in Jigawa

A 36-year-old medical doctor in Jigawa state, Nasir Adam, has died from COVID-19 complications. According to reports, Nasir died at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Birninkudu after battling with acute respiratory disease and was later said to have contracted the novel Coronavirus. Until his death, he was the Medical Officer in the Department of …

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Four-month-old baby who tested for Coronavirus discharged in Kaduna

Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Amina Mohammed-Baloni, said on Saturday that a four-month-old baby who tested positive for COVID-19 has been discharged upon treatment and recovery. The commissioner, however, noted that there were still 76 active cases in the state as of Friday. According to her, of the 232 cases reported, 149 have been discharged, …

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268 Nigerians stranded in China due to the Coronavirus pandemic arrive Abuja

268 Nigerians who were stranded in China have arrived Abuja. They landed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport this evening, May 30. According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, the evacuees will be going into the mandatory 14 days quarantine as stipulated by the Federal government. ”268 Stranded Nigerians in China safely arrived the …

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Nigeria records highest COVID-19 cases in 24hrs as NCDC confirms 553

Nigeria on Saturday confirmed 553 new cases of coronavirus. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed the recent cases of COVID-19 in a post on its Twitter page. This is the highest number of COVID-19 recorded in a single day in Nigeria. Lagos, the most hit State by the coronavirus pandemic, recorded 378 new …

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387 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria; 254 in Lagos alone as total number hits 9302

387 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria, on Friday, May 29, 2020. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 254 cases were recorded in Lagos, 29 in Abuja, 24 in Jigawa, 22 in Edo, 15 in Oyo, 14 in Rivers, 11 in Kaduna, 6 in Borno, 3 in Kano, 2 in …

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Coronavirus: Lagos govt approves N5,000 cash transfer to residents

The Lagos State Government has approved the establishment of the State Cash Transfer Unit (SCTU) for the National Cash Transfer programme. This was confirmed by the State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, on Thursday. Arobieke gave details of the programme, while giving a recap of her ministry’s activities for the last …

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ICPC probes diversion of COVID-19 funds, relief material

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has confirmed it is investigating alleged cases of fraud in the management of COVID-19 funds. ICPC’s Director of Operations, Akeem Lawal, stated this during a virtual meeting the agency held with stakeholders on Thursday. The theme was “COVID-19 Funds Management and Monitoring: Preventing Slide into …

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NCDC tested 48,544 people for Coronavirus in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said it had carried out 48, 544 COVID-19 tests nationwide. Out of the total samples taken, 8,344 returned positive. These figures were contained in a situation report on the pandemic published by the centre on Wednesday. The centre currently has 28 laboratories that have the capacity of testing for …

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Nigerian govt clashes with WHO over use of Chloroquine as cure for coronavirus

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the World Health Organisation (WHO) cannot dictate how the country fights the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO on Monday, announced the suspension of the solidarity trial with hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients. The Director-General of the health agency, Tedros Ghebreyesus, explained that it was due to safety concerns. …

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COVID-19: How CAN, Islamic council are working for worship centre reopening

Christan and Muslim bodies under the umbrella of the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs have begun work on guidelines, which will prevent the spread of COVID-19 in churches and mosques after the reopening of worship centres in the country. The apex Islamic and Christian groups in the country, …

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Doctor and nurse who cancelled their wedding due to Coronavirus pandemic tie the knot in hospital chapel

A nurse and doctor who planned to tie the knot this August, had to cancel their plans and wed in the hospital’s chapel due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Nurse Jann Tipping and doctor Annalan Navaratnam decided to cancel their august wedding plans as they worried Jann’s family wouldn’t be able to travel from Northern Ireland, …

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Coronavirus: Nigerian airports set for reopening, passengers issued warning

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said it has put in place arrangements on passenger facilitation, ahead of resumption of flights. The General Manager Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, stated this while speaking at an aviation webinar organised by Women in Aviation (WIA) Nigeria with the theme: “Aviation: The New Norm in …

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Coronavirus: Makinde relaxes curfew in Oyo, urge farmers to take advantage

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state on Sunday relaxed the existing curfew imposed on the state from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Makinde, who doubles as Chairman of the COVID-19 task force in the state in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, confirmed that the decision was reached at the …

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NCDC announces 245 fresh cases as total hit 7261

Nigeria on Friday recorded 245 cases of coronavirus The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known in a tweet on Friday. According to the agency, Lagos recorded the highest number with 131 cases, while Jigawa State followed with 16 cases. NCDC wrote, “245 new cases of #COVID19; “131-Lagos, 16-Jigawa, 13-Ogun, 12-Borno 9-Kaduna, 9-Oyo, …

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