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Edo State has recorded eight new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and one death from the disease as at Thursday, January 14, while 53 healthcare workers have been infected with the virus since the second wave of the disease outbreak in the state.
In what could be described as a proactive move to prepare for the planned COVID-19 vaccines promised by the Federal Government, Ekiti State has acquired 187 solar-powered cold chain refrigerators for vaccine storage for its primary healthcare centres in the 177 wards of the state.
The Nigerian Army has said its troops of Operation Sahel Sanity, deployed to ward off banditry in the North-west, have killed 10 bandits and lost one soldier during a gun duel with the hoodlums in Garin Inu and Maigora villages of Batsari and Faskari Local Government Areas of the state.
The Chairman of the Lagos State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Adetunji Adenekan, has said the daily record of COVID-19 cases do not reflect the total number of infected persons in the country.
Owners of private health facilities in Oyo State have been warned against managing COVID-19 cases in their facilities, as this has been linked with the rising cases of the infection in the state.
The Nigerian government has rolled out punitive measures against foreign airline operators flying into Nigeria, particularly those from the United Kingdom and South Africa whose passengers allegedly violated the reviewed travel protocols announced by Nigeria’s regulatory body for aviation NCAA.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) with funding from the European Union has rehabilitated Borno psychiatric hospital in Maiduguri which was destroyed and vandalised by the Boko Haram terrorists in 2013.
Minister of State for Health, Sen. Adeleke Mamora, said in Calabar on Saturday that Nigeria must pay greater attention to the psychiatric health of the people as the nation grappled with increased substance abuse.
The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said Nigeria had 222 suspected cases of Yellow Fever, 19 confirmed cases and 76 deaths reported in three states – Bauchi, Delta and Enugu as of November 13.
Ogun State government has called on all residents to be at alert for possible diseases of public health concern which are common during the dry season.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Monday, laid the foundation for the construction of Amenity Hospital complex, located at the General Hospital Ogrute, Enugu Ezike, in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area.
The Commissioner for Health in Oyo State, Dr Bashir Bello, says there is no evidence to back recent claims of a cholera outbreak in Lagun Village of the Lagelu Local Government Area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Saving One Million Lives Programme for Result (SMOL P for R), a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) has lamented some of the non challant attitudes of some beneficiary communities of the various projects it is implementing in Yobe state.
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues it’s harvoc across the country, the management of Ajaokuta Steel Company Medical Centre, Kogi state, has announced an index case. It has further resolved to shut down services temporarily in the health facility to carry out its disinfection.
The Medical Director, Minna General Hospital, Dr Ma’Ali Isah, has lauded the South Korean government’s support to the Niger state government towards containing Coronavirus spread in the state.
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Against the backdrop of tensions occasioned by the recent face-off between herders and the people of Ondo and Oyo states, Senator Walid Jibrin, Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has charged Governors Rotimi Akeredolu and Seyi Makinde to dialogue with Fulanis living in their domains as a means of resolving existing differences.
Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine accused security forces on Tuesday of humiliating him, his family, and domestic staff while under house arrest.
On Monday, the currency exchanged for 475 at the parallel market, against the 383 central bank’s official rate. Inflation hit 15.75 per cent in December 2020, the highest in three years, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued fresh clinical advice on Tuesday for treating COVID-19 patients, including those displaying persistent symptoms after recovery, and also said it advised using low-dose anti-coagulants to prevent blood clots.
Shedding light on the police policy on people with gunshot wounds, Adamu said, “No, we don’t do that, save life first even if it’s an individual, suspected robber or kidnapper, or bandits. If he or she has gunshot wounds and goes to the hospital, his life must be saved first before thinking of any other thing to do.”
Indonesia said its coast guard seized the Iranian-flagged MT Horse and the Panamanian-flagged MT Freya vessels over suspected illegal oil transfer in the country’s waters on Sunday.
He added that the initiative was part of an effort to promote a comprehensive health system and ensured civil servants attained better mental health which underscores the high premium the present administration places on the wellbeing of its workforce in line with its THEMES Agenda, particularly at this present time when everyone was grappling with a global health crisis of Covid-19 Pandemic.
Speaking at a meeting between the APC Sensitisation and Mobilisation Committee, of which he is Chairman, and the State Caretaker Committee Chairmen in Abuja, the Kogi governor appealed to Nigerians to join the party, pointing to what he said are the achievements of the President, APC governors, state and national legislators.
Van Dijk suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage after a reckless challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the 2-2 draw at Goodison Park in October.
Africa’s coronavirus case fatality rate has risen alarmingly to 2.5%, higher than the global level of 2.2%, the head of the continent’s disease control body said on Thursday.