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Nigeria’s COVID-19 recoveries top 12,000, new 503 cases recorded

The total number of COVID-19 recoveries in Nigeria is now 12,108 following the discharged of 280 patients in the last 24 hours. Sadly, fifteen patients were also confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications across the country on Tuesday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the figures on Tuesday night, adding that 503 Read more

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COVID-19: WHO stops use of Chloroquine, other drugs that failed to reduce mortality

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday, said it has stopped the use of hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir for COVID-19 trial treatment. This follows the result of its interim trial, which showed that the drugs produce little or no reduction in the mortality of patients. In a press statement, the health agency confirmed it had established Read more

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COVID-19: Nigeria logs 561 new coronavirus cases as total infections top 25,000

Nigeria, on Tuesday night, announced it has recorded 561 new cases of the novel coronavirus, which put country’s total confirmed infections at 25, 694. This was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet via its official handle. The new cases were recorded across 18 states of the federation and the Read more
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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases top 25,000 as deaths records rise to 573

Nigeria’s total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 25,133 after it recorded new five hundred and sixty-six new coronavirus infection. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the figure on Monday. NCDC said Lagos State recorded 166 cases, while Oyo State followed with 66 cases. The diseases control centre, in its Tweet, Read more

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Why resident doctors suspended nationwide strike – Official

Agency Report The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has provided more reasons for suspending its nationwide strike. The doctors embarked on strike last week Monday over unpaid salaries, lack of protective equipment in hospitals and so on. The president of the association, Aliyu Sokomba, was quoted by Premium Times saying the union decided to replace the Read more

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Coronavirus: Nigeria to begin trial of COVID-19 ‘life-saving’ drug Dexamethasone – Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said there will be clinical trials of Dexamethasone, a ‘life-saving ‘drug for COVID-19 patients. The British government had recently announced that Dexamethasone, a cheap and widely available drug was effective for patients seriously down with COVID-19. British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson had said UK researchers said the drug Read more

Attention! 745 new COVID-19 cases recorded…Nigeria’s highest in a day …total now exceed 18,000 -
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Nigeria records alarming 745 new COVID-19 cases… total now exceeds 18,000

Nigeria, on Thursday, recorded an alarming 745 confirmed new cases of COVID-19, its highest single-day surge since its index case in February. The new number of the virus patients now brings the total cases in the country to 18, 480, with 6, 307 recoveries and 475 deaths. The country recorded 6 new deaths on Thursday Read more

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COVID-19: Health Minister charges Pharmacists Council on level of sufficiency in local drug manufacturing

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has charged pharmacists in the country to rise to the challenge of ensuring some level of sufficiency in local drug manufacturing. Speaking at the inauguration of the governing council of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, (PCN), Ehanire said the inability of the nation to meet its need of Read more