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COVID-19: PTF says risks of reopening of bars, nightclubs too high

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on coronavirus (COVID-19), has said: “the risks of reopening bars and nightclubs are still very high hence, their continued ban”. The PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, explained this during the PTF daily press briefing on Thursday in Abuja while responding to questions on the continued closure of bars and Read more

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Donald Trump, wife, Melania quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19

Agency Report United States President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, have tested positive for the coronavirus and will quarantine, he wrote on Twitter early on Friday. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump wrote. The White House Read more

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Nigeria records 187 new COVID-19 infections, no new deaths

Nigeria, on Tuesday, recorded 187 new cases of the coronavirus disease as total infections in the country rose to 58,647. While about 50,000 infected persons have recovered and have been discharged across the 36 states and Abuja, the federal capital, while there are still about 7, 500 active cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Read more Lawal Babatunde Salako
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COVID-19: NIMR presents SIMA test kits to Ministry of Health

Agency Report The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) on Tuesday presented the newly launched SARS-CoV-2 Isothemal Molecular Assay (SIMA) to the Federal Ministry of Health. Prof. Babatunde Salako, Director General of the Institute, said on his twitter handle that a demo on the usage of the kit was also done at the presentation. Salako Read more

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States not carrying out tests may cause another COVID-19 explosion, says NCDC boss Ihekweazu

The Director-General of Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has expressed fear over another explosion of the coronavirus disease pointing out that some states have deliberately refused to carry out adequate tests on COVID-19, and are therefore unable to ascertain the number of positive cases in their domains. He warned that such Read more

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Coronavirus: “A million individual tragedies” – Official COVID-19 death toll hits 1 million

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) statement The following is attributable to Jagan Chapagain, Secretary-General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC): “Today, we stand in grim solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of families that have lost loved ones. A million deaths represent 1 million Read more

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Nigeria records 111 new COVID-19 cases, total now 57,724

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday night announced 111 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in the country. This was made known in the health agency’s daily update via its official Twitter handle. Of the new confirmed cases, Lagos recorded 31 of the 111 cases, followed by Gombe with 18, Kaduna with 18 Read more