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Angry protesters took to the streets over the treatment of minorities by law enforcement[Carlos Barria-Reuters]

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

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.
The Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) said that two patients admitted to the hospital tested positive to COVID-19 disease.

Tension in Rivers as three VIPs die in five days

Health workers use proxy to bare frustrations on avoidable risks of infection they are subjected to at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital where three VIP coronavirus cases died in five days.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi records one severe coronavirus case, discharges nine more patients

Following a review of the protocol of treatment of COVID-19 infection by the NCDC, more patients are now testing negative and eventually certified and discharged as 9 more patients in Bauchi state were on Tuesday discharged.
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.

Lagos discharges 15 more coronavirus patients

Lagos State has recorded 15 more coronavirus recoveries.
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.

Lagos quarantines 39 Ghana returnees

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, who made this known on Sunday via Twitter, said the state government took up the cost of their quarantine period including lodging and feeding.
Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom intercepts, buries corpse smuggled from Lagos

The Commissioner for health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong who disclosed this at a meeting of the State Incidence Management Committee held at the Ibom Specialist Hospital, Uyo at the weekend said the corpse was buried in accordance with the protocol for burial of an infected corpse.
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde

Coronavirus patients flee isolation centres in Oyo, Niger, Bauchi

Two COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in Oyo State as well as one each in Niger and Bauchi states have fled from isolation centres.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

40 Lagos-bound travellers from Kano intercepted at Niger

At least 40 travellers en route Lagos State from Kano State have been intercepted in Niger State.
Abdallah el-Kurebe

How I tested positive for coronavirus

As a science journalist and following the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus, I always took precautionary measures to ensure I did not contract the dreaded disease.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, alerted Nigerians to be mindful of fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets currently in circulation.

Official: Chloroquine aided recovery of six patients in Bauchi

Chloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, has aided the recovery of six Coronavirus patients in Bauchi State, including Governor Bala Mohammed, Health Commissioner, Dr. Aliyu Maigoro, has said.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

200 Nasarawa quarantined travellers protest poor feeding, neglect

No fewer than 200 travellers and returnee almajirai quarantined at the state Polytechnic in Lafia, Sunday protested over alleged poor feeding and neglect by the state government.
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)

Two children test positive for coronavirus in Enugu

The Enugu State Ministry of Health has confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in the state.
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.

Akin Abayomi: Coronavirus affects kidney, blood

Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi, says the coronavirus infection affects the kidney and the blood.
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.

Most people unaware they have coronavirus – Lagos commissioner

Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi, says persons infected with coronavirus can be exercising daily and feel generally well but are secreting and transmitting the virus everywhere they go.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Three foreign nationals discharged from Lagos isolation centre

Two Indians and one Filipino are among the 10 COVID-19 patients discharged from the Lagos isolation centre, the state’s health ministry said Saturday.
Nyesom Wike

Rivers to prosecute 22 traders for breaching ‘borders closure order’

Rivers State Government, yesterday, arrested and is to prosecute 22 traders who entered the state through neighbouring Abia State in breach of Rivers borders closure order to check Corona Virus.
National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja - NCDC - Coronavirus - Covid-19 -- 1

Gateman tests positive for coronavirus in Kaduna

Kaduna State Government has revealed that the latest case of coronavirus in the state is a gatekeeper who recently returned to the state from Lagos.
Following the unfortunate death of the former Commissioner for Health, Enugu State, Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu, last week, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Thursday, swore in Associate Prof. Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi, as the new Health Commissioner.

Enugu governor swears in new health commissioner

Following the unfortunate death of the former Commissioner for Health, Enugu State, Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu, last week, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Thursday, swore in Associate Prof. Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi, as the new Health Commissioner.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

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.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

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.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

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.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

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.