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The Lagos State Government, on Wednesday, discharged 26 more coronavirus patients.

Lagos discharges 31 coronavirus patients

No fewer than 31 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the various isolation centres in Lagos State.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

Donald Trump orders reopening of churches, mosques

United States President Donald Trump has given permission for the reopening of religious centres.
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NIDO flays Nigerian government’s directive on payment of N297,600 by stranded nationals in Thailand

Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Thailand, has described the directive by the federal government that stranded Nigerians in Thailand must pay the sum of N297,600 for their quarantine, isolation, accommodation centres or hotels before their departure as insensitive and harsh.
China announced Thursday the suspension of all domestic football and postponed indefinitely the top-flight Chinese Super League (CSL) season in response to the deadly viral outbreak sweeping the country.

Swedish clubs accuse government of stopping them from playing football

Sweden’s elite football clubs have accused the country’s health authorities of banning them from carrying out their profession as frustration over the COVID-19 pandemic grows.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria: Farmers are essential workers

The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Thursday reminded states and security operatives that farmers are essential workers and should be allowed to access their farms in order to guarantee food security.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 5

Ogun discharges 10 coronavirus patients, confirms 13 new cases

Ogun State government on Friday discharged 10 COVID-19 patients after each of them tested negative to the virus twice, bringing the total number of discharged cases in the State to 30.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 6

Gombe discharges 20 coronavirus patients after testing negative

Gombe State has discharged 20 COVID-19 patients out of 109 cases in isolation centres across the state after they tested negative twice.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 5

Enugu records new case of coronavirus, two discharged, seven active

Enugu has recorded another confirmed positive case of COVID-19, making it the 9th patient recorded in the State.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Enugu.

Enugu records another coronavirus case, moves to plug porous borders

Enugu State government yesterday announced the discovery of a new COVID-19 case in the state, bringing the total recorded cases in the state to 9 with 7 active cases.
Senator Dino Melaye (APC - Kogi West)

Senator Melaye files suit against infectious diseases bill

Former senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has filed a lawsuit at a Federal High Court in Abuja against the infectious diseases bill titled ‘Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020’,
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

CACOVID to distribute 70,000 loaves of bread to Lagos residents

The Private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has commenced the distribution of 5000 loaves of bread per day for the next 14 days to individuals and families in different locations in Lagos State.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari2

SERAP urges President Buhari to convert recovered stolen buildings into isolation centres

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an urgent appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to “urgently instruct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abukabar Malami SAN to work with appropriate ministries and agencies to identify, publish and use confiscated stolen assets as isolation centres.”
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria considers treating coronavirus patients at home

The Federal Government said it might consider treating coronavirus patients at home because of the shortage of bed spaces at isolation centres.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos discharges 48 coronavirus patients

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the discharge of 48 more COVID-19 patients from its isolation centres.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has signed the state Procurement Bill into law.

Nasarawa sends back nine Kano returnees for fear of coronavirus

Alhaji Abdulrahman Sani-Maigoro, the Chairman, Keffi Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, said the council had returned nine passengers from Kano, who were intercepted in Keffi on Tuesday.
Coronavirus — Britain is to start trials to see whether plasma collected from donors who have recovered from COVID-19 could be an effective treatment for patients who are severely unwell with the disease.

Enugu confirms new coronavirus case

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, gave information regarding this in a statement issued in Enugu.
The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, says its medical team on Monday delivered a 40-year-old COVID-19 patient, of a baby girl.

Nigeria begins payment of upgraded hazard allowances to health workers

The Federal Government says it has commenced the payment of the Upgraded Hazard allowances for frontline health workers fighting against the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria.
The Kano State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to take urgent steps to reactivate the NCDC COVID 19 testing centre at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

Kano governor urged to adopt ‘wartime strategy’ against coronavirus

Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, development expert and human rights activist, says wartime strategy should be adopted to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Kano state.

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Babcock university begins research on coronavirus remedy

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Nurses and midwives under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, in the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, who are working in the institution’s isolation centre has ordered a sit at home for its members saying the order was necessary due to negligence of their welfare by relevant stakeholders.

NANNM orders nurses, midwives in Plateau teaching hospital to sit at home over neglect

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