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Despite threats by the Kaduna State government to sack any health worker who participate in a strike, Kaduna State HealthCare Workers Unions and Associations on Saturday commenced a seven-day warning strike.
Amnesty International (AI), on Friday urged the Nigerian authorities to ensure that health workers in the frontline of COVID-19 response have access to protective equipment.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the decision was the first move in lifting lockdown measures which will be done in four stages across two months.
Aisha Buhari, the wife of Nigeria’s president on Monday donated Personal Protective Equipments, PPE, medical consumables and assorted food items to the government and people of Kano State.
The wife of the President of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has donated medical items to support the fight against the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
The Indian government allowed a limited reopening of shops in neighborhoods and residential areas from Saturday, more than a month after the nation went into lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, officials said.
Over 30 vehicles loaded with passengers coming from the northern part of the country were intercepted by soldiers manning an Army checkpoint in Nsukka, Enugu State as they were trying to enter or pass through the state to other states in the southern part of the country.
The Nigerian Dental Association, NDA, has raised the alarm that over 80 per cent of private dental clinics have shut down due to their inability to procure the requisite safety kits due to the Coronavirus disease outbreak even as it appealed to the Federal Government to provide Basic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all private and public dental facilities to enable practitioners to sustain the delivery of emergency dental services to Nigerians as well as prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease through such procedures.
Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, on Monday announced the donation of more medical equipment to Africa in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Delta State branch of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, said weekend that it might be difficult to completely defeat the ravaging coronavirus pandemic, noting that people may have to live with it like other viruses such as HIV/AIDS.
The Presidential Task Force for the Control of Coronavirus says it will not be distracted by the fake news making the rounds that its members are collecting N500,000 daily sitting allowance.
A first “solidarity flight” of medical supplies from the World Health Organization (WHO) landed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday for distribution in Africa, the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) said.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, said yesterday it has not approved any vaccines for clinical trial for coronavirus disease in the country.
The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
Alliance for Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion contradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has directed all banks to resolve all outstanding issues relating to failed Automated Teller Machine, Point of Sale terminal and other electronic banking transactions within two weeks, starting June 8, 2020.
The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.
Afghan officials said Saturday a bomb exploded and killed a journalist and a driver of a private television channel in the capital, Kabul. Six other people were injured.
Tragedy hit the ancient town of Orin Akoko in the Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State following the death of a 70-year-old man, Mr Raphael Osayintuyi.
Twenty-one COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the Oyo State Isolation Centre in the past three days after receiving their second negative test results.