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A community health officer helps sanitation workers to put on personal protective equipment (PPE) at the coronavirus treatment center of Fourah Bay College in Freetown, Sierra Leone July 2, 2020. REUTERS-Cooper Inveen

Sierra Leone doctors’ strike leaves coronavirus patients stranded

Doctors treating COVID-19 patients in Sierra Leone went on strike on Thursday over unpaid bonuses, leaving patients in some of the main treatment centres without care, healthworkers said.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Governor Emmanuel: I’m yet to receive N1 from federal government to fight coronavirus

Governor Udom Emmanuel has stated that Akwa Ibom State Government has not received any financial assistance from the federal government in the fight against Covid-19.

Armed thugs invade FMC Lokoja

Armed political thugs on Wednesday invaded the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, carting away cash, laptops, and telephone handsets, among others.

Health workers threaten strike over hazard allowance

About a week after the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) suspended its nationwide strike, another key organ of Nigeria’s health workforce is threatening to down tools.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 17 deaths, 561 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria has recorded 561 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 25,694.

Governor Umahi: Thee deaths, 24 health workers coronavirus infection in Ebonyi frightening

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has described the death of three health workers due to COVID-19 and infection of 24 others in the state as frightening.
Determined to curb the spread of the dreaded COVID-19, local manufacturer Prince Interior Furniture and Furnishing Company has engaged a cardiologist to help in the mass production of N95 face masks for the protection of vulnerable Nigerians against the deadly virus.

NCDC: Face masks should not be replaced with face shields

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has advised Nigerians against using face shields in place of face masks.
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.

Reps speaker offers to pay additional 50% hazard allowance to 450 doctors, other health...

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday unveiled plans to pay additional 50 per cent of the hazard allowance in addition to the current hazard allowance being paid by Lagos State Government to about 450 Doctors and other health workers at the Randle General Hospital, Surulere.

NSHIP donates 750 hand washing tools to Bauchi

A total of 750 stand-alone handwashing tools have been donated to the Bauchi State government for distribution to the health facilities by the National PIU of the Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP-NPHCDA).
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Nigeria releases N13.6 billion hazard allowances, life insurance for health workers

The Federal Government has released N13.642billion for the payment of hazard allowances and group life insurance for health workers and Federal civil servants nationwide.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, made the appeal at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

Nigerian government carpets resident doctors, says strike needless

The Federal Government says the strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) was “needless and insensitive” because issues raised by the association had received attention.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors call off strike

Recall that the doctors began the strike on Monday, June 15, following a number of disagreements regarding hazard allowance and safety of health workers in the front line against COVID-19.

Africa’s wild polio-free status to be determined in August

Africa’s wild polio-free status is set to be determined in August by the Independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC), which is responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in the World Health Organisation (WHO) African Region, the UN health agency has said.
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has called on the state governors to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act.

Doctors vow to continue strike despite govt’s ‘no work, no pay’ threat

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have called off the bluff of the federal government who had threatened to invoke the ‘no work no pay rule’ rule if the union continues with its strike.
The Premier League resumed on Wednesday after a three-month hiatus, with players taking the knee at the start of a goalless draw between Aston Villa and Sheffield United overshadowed by a goalline controversy.

Premier League restarts as players take knee in racism protest

The Premier League resumed on Wednesday after a three-month hiatus, with players taking the knee at the start of a goalless draw between Aston Villa and Sheffield United overshadowed by a goalline controversy.

Health workers across Africa struggle in coronavirus ‘war zone’

Health workers toiling on the frontline across Africa say they are facing rising infections, shortages of protective equipment and growing strains as they battle the coronavirus.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government, resident doctors meeting stalled

The meeting between the Federal Government and the members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has ended in deadlock.
Osun State has recorded two new cases of coronavirus and discharged two other patients.

Bauchi records one coronavirus death, discharges 14

One more patient has died from the COVID-19 infection while 14 others have been discharged as of Sunday morning having fully recovered and their second tests returned negative in Bauchi State.

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Abuja discharges 20 coronavirus patients

FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, made this known on Saturday, noting that the total number of discharged patients in the nation’s capital has risen to 459.