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Health professionals call for investigation on coronavirus testing claims by Cross River

The COVID-19 Central Working Committee of Health Professionals in Cross River State has called on the Presidential Task Force through the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC to investigate COVID-19 testing claims and results tendered so far in the state.
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Lagos: Coronavirus test remains free for residents

The Lagos State Government has reiterated that COVID-19 testing for residents of the state was free of charge.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Private labs take over coronavirus testing in Lagos

Lagos State Government has announced the take over of COVID-19 testing by a consortium of health professionals and private laboratories.
The Kano State Government says it has conducted 4,735 Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Ekiti commissions mobile laboratory to run coronavirus tests

As part of steps to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in Ekiti State, the state government on Monday, commissioned a mobile laboratory to facilitate COVID-19 testing in the state.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Coronavirus testing procedure iron-cast – NCDC chief

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated three additional laboratories, bringing the total number of laboratories in the country to 23.
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Coronavirus: NCDC outlines principles of engagement with private laboratories

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday outlined the principles of engagement with private sector laboratories as an important resource to accelerate availability of COVID-19 testing in Nigeria.
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a COVID-19 test that uses the gene-editing technology CRISPR and returns results in around one hour.

US authorises CRISPR-based test for coronavirus

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a COVID-19 test that uses the gene-editing technology CRISPR and returns results in around one hour.
The state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, confirmed this to newsmen in Lokoja on Thursday.

Kogi alleges plans to import coronavirus cases

The war of words between the Kogi State Government and a perceived enemy over Covid-19 pandemic is degenerating. The government has alleged that there are attempts to import the disease or declare fictitious cases in Kogi State.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria: 113 healthcare workers test positive for coronavirus already

The Federal Government has said that contrary to claims that over 300 medical workers have tested positive for COVID-19, only 113 have been infected.
The West African regional bloc, Ecowas, is choosing collective action to save its nearly Sh400 million people from the spiralling effects of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19)

NCDC activates second coronavirus test centre in Kano

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated the eighteenth testing centre in Nigeria and the second molecular laboratory in Kano state.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the reopening of markets on selected days in the state.

University of Ibadan health experts task Oyo, Lagos governors to deploy task force to...

The University of Ibadan Urban Health Research Team has advised Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his Oyo State Counterpart, Engineer Seyi Makinde, to deploy COVID-19 task force teams to urban slums in their states in order to prevent community transmission of coronavirus.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Why I said Nigeria is desperately looking for extraction kits – NCDC chief

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of NCDC, said on Monday that he made the request to prevent shutting down of a network of 15 laboratories currently testing for COVID-19 in Nigeria.
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.
Gov. Simon Lalong in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Wednesday in Jos, said the roadmap was to brainstorm on economic recovery strategies for the state.

Plateau urges residents not to panic as state record index case

Following the confirmation of first COVID-19 Pandemic cases in Plateau State building the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Governor Simon Lalong has urged citizens not to panic.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Akwa Ibom doctor dies after displaying coronavirus symptoms

Dominic Essien, a medical doctor, has died in Akwa Ibom state after displaying symptoms of coronavirus.
Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections.

African community targeted in China virus crackdown

Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections.

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Ondo governor appoints two new aides

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the appointment of Mr Oluwole Moneyin and Mrs Charity Thiti, as Special Assistants on special duties and women mobilisation respectively.