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Nigeria records 184 COVID-19 cases as NCDC confirms 10 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced ten new positive cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infection of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 184. The Centre, in a tweet on Thursday, revealed that the total figure increased from the 174 cases reported yesterday. This comes shortly after the Lagos State Governor, Read more

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COVID-19: Lagos discharges 11 coronavirus infected patients after two tests

The Lagos State Government has discharged eleven coronavirus patients Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos after two rounds of tests each. The governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday evening broke the news in a series of tweets. “I am happy to break to you, my good people of Lagos, the news of the Read more

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Coronavirus: Buhari orders Finance Ministry to pay salaries amid COVID-19 lockdown

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday directed the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to pay March salaries following the movement restriction in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The President gave the directive while meeting the COVID-19 Impact Assessment Committee at the Presidential Villa to review the effect of the outbreak on Read more
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Coronavirus: WHO raises concern over growing COVID-19 cases in Africa

…virus threatening the continent’s fragile health system BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the), April 2, 2020/ — With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not only between African countries but within different localities in the hardest-hit countries. For instance, in Read more

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COVID-19: Obasanjo, George Weah, other top African leaders feature in new African Solidarity song

Prominent African leaders including former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, incumbent Liberian President George Weah, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga have been featured in a new song titled ‘Alone but Altogether,’ Channels Television reports. The song, which starred Ugandan music star Bobi Wine and South African legend Robin Auld, encourages Africans to unite as the Read more

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COVID-19: Use malaria drugs only for virus emergencies – EU agency

AFP Anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine should only be used to treat COVID-19 in clinical trials or in case of “national emergency”, the European Medicine Agency warned Wednesday. Around the world, countries are expanding access to the two compounds, which are used to treat malaria and are known to have anti-viral properties. The medicines have Read more

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Breaking: COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now 174 as NCDC confirms 23 new infections

Twenty-three new cases of the #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 174. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed the twenty-three new cases of coronavirus in the country via a tweet on their verified Twitter page. Nigeria now records a total number Read more

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COVID-19: Olota donates to Otta Feed Initiatives ahead statewide lockdown

The Olota of Otta, Arole Iganmode Ogunfunminire, His Royal Majesty, Prof. Adeyemi Obalanlege on Wednesday made a substantial cash donation towards the distribution of food items to the people of Otta and its environs ahead of Ogun statewide lockdown over coronavirus. Oba Obalanlege made this donation early today in his bid to ensure that his Read more

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COVID-19: Markets in lockdown states to open between 10:00am and 2:00pm Daily – FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that all markets in the lockdown states, Abuja, Lagos and Ogun, will be allowed to open between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm daily amid state-wide closure. Aliyu Sani, the National Co-ordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, stated this on Wednesday during a briefing by members of Read more