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The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, stated this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

NCDC: Nigeria’s coronavirus response powered by electronic data tool

The Federal Government has said that it is using an electronic data collecting tool developed during the Ebola outbreak to drive Nigeria’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 07, 2018 A health worker waits to handle a new unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment centre (ETC) in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo. – The counters are reset: the Democratic Republic of the Congo will have to wait at least another 42 days before proclaiming the end of the Ebola epidemic in the east of the country, where a new case was registered on April 10, 2020, after 52 days of a respite which maintained the hope of an exit from the epidemic on April 13, 2020. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP)

Experts: Ebola outbreak in DRC still public health threat

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is still a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), a group of public health experts, advised the World Health Organisation on Tuesday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 07, 2018 A health worker waits to handle a new unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment centre (ETC) in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo. – The counters are reset: the Democratic Republic of the Congo will have to wait at least another 42 days before proclaiming the end of the Ebola epidemic in the east of the country, where a new case was registered on April 10, 2020, after 52 days of a respite which maintained the hope of an exit from the epidemic on April 13, 2020. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP)

WHO emergency committee meets on Ebola after new DR Congo case

The WHO said its emergency committee would meet Tuesday to discuss whether the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo still constitutes an international health emergency, after fresh cases were detected.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) former health minister has been taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to an ongoing Ebola epidemic, police said. In a statement on Saturday, the national police said Oly Ilunga Kalenga was detained because they believed he planned to evade legal proceedings by leaving the country.

Former health minister jailed for misappropriating funds meant for fight against Ebola

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s former Health Minister and his financial advisor have been jailed five years with hard labour for misappropriating funds meant for the fight against the Ebola virus.

Rwanda imposes nationwide shutdown as coronavirus infections jump across Africa

Rwanda imposed a nationwide shutdown and border controls to combat the coronavirus at the weekend in some of the strictest measures taken in Africa, as infections spread across the continent and authorities warn healthcare systems are ill-equipped to cope.
Kenyan health workers dressed in protective suits prepare to disinfect the residence where Kenya's first confirmed coronavirus patient was staying, in the town of Rongai near Nairobi, Kenya March 14, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Nigeria, South Africa step up fight against coronavirus in Africa

African countries led by Nigeria and South Africa have ramped up action against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) after the continent recorded its first fatality.
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation address at parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 13, 2020. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham

Sub-Saharan Africa braces for full-fledged virus outbreak

After escaping mostly unscathed by the coronavirus pandemic, sub-Saharan Africa is bracing for the worst after its first outbreaks of the illness that has already engulfed China and Italy and spread to other parts of the globe.
A soldier checks the body temperature of a visitor to the 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital at Yaba in Lagos. (Pius Utomi Ekpei - AFP)

Experts: Nigeria will deal with coronavirus

Health authorities in Nigeria are ramping up efforts to detect and contain the new coronavirus after Africa's most populous country confirmed its first case, calling on citizens to avoid panicking or spreading unverified information about the disease.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who displayed a picture he took with the index case on his twitter handle, said he spoke with the man and assured him that he would be taken care of.

Coronavirus: Lagos moves infected Italian to renovated facility

Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has confirmed that the Italian who tested positive to coronavirus, has been moved to a renovated facility.
The statement disclosed that the injectable Ebola vaccine, Ervebo, is manufactured by Merck.

WHO: Four African countries license Ebola vaccine

Three months after the World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualified the use of Ebola vaccines, four African countries have licensed the vaccine for use in their countries.

WHO: Ebola outbreak remains global threat

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organisation has said.
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WHO: Prepare, don’t panic over Coronavirus outbreak

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has called for caution against the spread of panic over the coronavirus outbreak in China and other affected countries.
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WHO postpones decision on declaring China coronavirus as global health emergency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday postponed taking a decision on whether the mysterious coronavirus that killed at least 17 people and sickened hundreds of others in China was a global health emergency.
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Minimum wage: States to determine consequential increments – NGF

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Monday said that the consequential increments in the implementation of the N30,000 Minimum Wage Law would depend on the capacity of each state government.
Oly Ilunga Kalenga is a Belgian–Congolese medical doctor who has been the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Minister of Public Health since 2016

Former health minister ’embezzles’ Ebola funds

Former DR Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been arrested over allegations he embezzled public funds meant to tackle the Ebola epidemic, police said on Saturday.
Oly Ilunga Kalenga is a Belgian–Congolese medical doctor who has been the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Minister of Public Health since 2016

Former DR Congo minister under fire over Ebola funds

Democratic Republic of Congo government is set to probe the former health minister, Oly Ilunga, over misappropriation of funds meant to used to contain the Ebola outbreak.

Mozambique sets up Ebola screening at Malawi border

Mozambique on Saturday set up disease checkpoints along its border with Malawi as a precaution against any spreading of a deadly Ebola outbreak, a senior health ministry official said.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

WHO declares Ebola outbreak ‘health emergency’ of international concern

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.

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