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About 40 Health Workers Tested Positive For COVID-19 —Minister of Health

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says about 40 health workers have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. Dr Ehanire disclosed this on Thursday during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He, therefore, appealed to medical workers in the frontline of the COVID-19 fight to always protect themselves while …

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Tribute to Abba Kyari by Mamman Daura

BY MAMMAN DAURA Coronavirus is a law, yet lawless unto itself. As of yesterday it has claimed 183,424 lives worldwide and 28 Nigerians. One of those lives lost was Malam Abba Kyari’s, Chief of Staff to the President. Malam Abba succumbed to complications after contracting and recovering from Coronavirus a week today. Malam Abba Kyari was a man blessed with …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Reports 108 New Cases, Total Infections Now 981

Nigeria on Thursday recorded 108 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 981, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). According to the NCDC, 78 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, 14 in FCT, and 5 in Ogun state. The country’s total deaths from the virus now stand at 31 while …

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Covid-19: Movement of Coronavirus patients banned

The Federal Government has banned inter-state movement of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) patients. It said patients would henceforth be treated in the state where they were confirmed positive in order to prevent the exposure of other persons in the course of transfer. The government attributed the spike in positive COVID-19 cases to the on-going door-to-testing in Lagos and Abuja. Minister of Health Dr. …

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Nigerian Governors Agree On Two-Week Inter-State Lockdown

The 36 state governors in Nigeria have recommended a two-week national inter-state lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country. This decision was taken during a meeting of the governors on Wednesday, a day after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed 117 new coronavirus cases in the country with total infections rising to 782. Chairman of the …

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COVID-19: 26% Of Nigeria’s Cases are From ‘Unknown Source’ – NCDC

Twenty-six per cent or 203 of the 782 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria as of April 21 are from unknown sources, according to a report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The NCDC’s situation report for Tuesday also showed that 27 per cent or 210 of the cases in the country involved people with travel history, 35 per …

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Nigeria Records 91 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Now 873

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 91 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In a tweet, the NCDC said 74 cases were recorded in Lagos and 5 in Katsina. The country’s total infections has now risen to 873. While deaths have risen to 28, at least 197 cases have recovered from the disease. …

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Coronavirus: Lockdown Extension imminent As WHO Warns Against relaxing the Lockdown

There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari may again extend the lockdown in Abuja as well as Lagos and Ogun States as the World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday warned countries to apply caution in lifting COVID-19 lockdowns. Specifically, the global health body warned of a resurgence of infections if the current restriction measures put in place to flatten the curve …

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Covid-19: WAEC and NECO remain postponed indefinitely – Minister

 The Nigerian government has reiterated the indefinite postponement of this year’s West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Both examination bodies had earlier announced the postponement of their exams. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made the stance of the government known at the daily Presidential …

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BREAKING: Nigeria Records 117 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 782

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 117 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In a tweet, the NCDC said 59 cases were recorded in Lagos and 14 in Kano. The country’s total infections has now risen to 782 While deaths have risen to 25, at least 197 cases have recovered from the disease. …

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Madagascar launches miracle drink for coronavirus infection

Madagascar has launched a drink that it touts as a remedy to prevent coronavirus infection and cure it. President Andry Rajoelina launched the product in Antananarivo on Monday and drank a bottle of the drink called “Covid Organics” or CVO. The country’s Institut Malgache de Recherches Appliquées (IMRA) produced the drink from the local plant, Artemisia annua or sweet wormwood. …

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Donald Trump suspends immigration to the U.S

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he will temporarily suspend immigration into the United States to ‘‘protect the jobs of American citizens’. In a tweet early today, Trump said: “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily …

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BREAKING: 38 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed By The NCDC

Thirty-eight new cases of #COVID19 have been recorded;  says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This brings the total number of cases confirmed to 665. According to the NCDC, 23 cases were discovered in Kano, 5 in Gombe, 3 in Kaduna, 2 in Borno, 2 in Abia, 1 in FCT, 1 in Sokoto and 1 in Ekiti. In its …

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Ghana relaxes lockdown despite increase in coronavirus cases

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has lifted the three weeks restriction on movement in parts of the country implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19. In a televised address on Sunday, April 19, Mr Akufo-Addo said the decision was made based on progress in containing the spread of the disease, measures put in place to tackle the disease and the impact …

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Chioma, Davido’s Fiancee Recovers From COVID-19

Chioma Rowland, the fiancee of Afropop music sensation, Davido, has recovered from COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Davido made this known via a statement on his Twitter Page on Sunday night. “Glory be to God…Chioma has now tested negative twice for COVD-19… Thank you all for prayers…We love you,” Davido stated.  

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NCDC Confirms 86 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Nigeria

Eighty-six new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), taking Nigeria’s total infections to 627. The NCDC confirmed this late on Sunday via a statement on Twitter. According to the agency, of the 86 new cases, seventy were in Lagos, seven in FCT, three in Katsina, three in Akwa Ibom, one in Jigawa, …

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Trial of Coronavirus drugs begins in UK

The world’s biggest trial of drugs to treat Coronavirus patients has begun in the United Kingdom at unprecedented speed, and hopes to have some answers within weeks. According to The Guardian, the Recovery trial has recruited more than 5,000 patients in 165 NHS hospitals around the UK in a month, ahead of similar trials in the US and Europe, which …

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Breaking: NCDC reports biggest increase in coronavirus cases

Nigeria has recorded 51 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In a tweet on Friday, the NCDC reported 32 cases in Lagos, six in Kano, five in Kwara, two each in the Federal Capital Territory and Oyo, and one each in Ogun and Ekiti. The health agency also recorded an increase …

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Covid-19: President Buhari’s Chief Of Staff Abba Kyari Dies of Coronavirus

The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Abba Kyari, has died more than two weeks after he tested positive for COVID-19. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, announced Mr Kyari’s death on Twitter. The tweet reads; “Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, passes on. May God rest his soul. …

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Serie A Should Resume In Late May – Italian FA

The Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Friday that club matches should resume “in late May, early June”, saying those advocating cancellation of the season “do not like football, or Italians”.   The president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, said it would take three weeks to prepare after the end of the coronavirus lockdown in the country, currently scheduled for May …

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Coronavirus slip out of Wuhan lab! China under pressure to admit

Western nations are mounting pressure on China to admit that the deadly coronavirus that has paralysed the world slipped out of Wuhan lab. Leading the pressure is United States, the worst affected by the virus. Confirmed cases in the country are hurtling towards the 700,000 mark. And 35,000 people have died. Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 2.1 million …

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Free Electricity Supply: Reps, Executive, Stakeholders Raise Joint Implementation Committe

The House of Representatives and stakeholders in the power sector on Wednesday agreed to set up a joint implementation committee on the proposed two-month free power supply to the poor and vulnerable Nigerians as part of the stimulus package aimed at alleviating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Speaker of the House, Rep Femi Gbajabiamila said the joint panel’s …

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BREAKING: 35 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed By The NCDC

Thirty-five new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the NCDC, taking Nigeria’s total infections to 442.  The NCDC confirmed this on Thursday evening via a statement on Twitter. According to the agency, of the 35 cases, 19 were found in Lagos, 9 in the FCT, 5 in Kano and 2 in Oyo state. A total of 152 persons have, …

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Covid-19: UK commences evacuation of citizens from Nigeria 18th of April

The British High Commission in Nigeria has made arrangements for charter flights to convey British citizens stranded in the country back home. It is gathered that not less than 4,000 British citizens residing in Nigeria had earlier shown interest in being evacuated to their country. The high commission, last week, stated that efforts are ongoing to ensure that the Britons …

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Medical doctor dies of coronavirus after treating infected patient privately in Lagos

A Nigerian doctor in private practice Wednesday morning died of coronavirus related complications after treating an infected patient in his hospital. The doctor, identified as Dr Chugbo Emeka who died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, was said to have been admitted in the hospital Monday, after contracting the disease from a COVID-19 patient he was said to have …

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EXCLUSIVE: Over 100 Chevron Employees Suspected Of Having Coronavirus Secretly Quarantined In Delta Hotel

More than 100 employees of oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited, suspected of having Coronavirus, are currently being secretly quarantined at Cyprian Hotels and Suites in Warri, Delta State, raising fears among residents of the area, SaharaReporters can confirm. The hotel is situated along Nigerian Ports Authority Expressway by Ekpan Bridge, a popular section of the city, and is owned by …

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BREAKING: PMB Extends Lockdown In Lagos, FCT, Ogun By Two Weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In his nationwide broadcast on Monday, the President announced the extension of the lockdown by another two weeks. “Having carefully considered the briefings and report from the Presidential Task Force and the various options offered, it has become …

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Coronavirus: Nigeria records lowest daily increase in one week

Nigeria recorded its lowest daily increase of COVID-19 cases in one week on Sunday, with only five cases confirmed. The number of cases recorded on Sunday was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Sunday evening. Nigeria recorded 104 cases of the disease last week with the lowest daily increase being six recorded on Monday, April 6, …

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BREAKING: British PM Boris Johnson ‘discharged from hospital’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from hospital on Sunday, a Downing Street spokesman said, a week after being admitted for treatment for coronavirus and spending three days in intensive care. “The PM has been discharged from hospital to continue his recovery, at Chequers,” the spokesman said, referring to the prime minister’s country estate outside London. “On the advice …

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Nigeria Records 17 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 305

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 17 new cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections recorded so far to 305. In a tweet on Friday evening, the health agency revealed that the latest cases were recorded in six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The states include Lagos – eight, …

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