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Nigeria reported 136 new cases of coronavirus and three more deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours, the country’s infectious disease agency, NCDC, said on Monday.
Okundia who reaffirmed government’s commitment towards the protection and welfare of the state’s health workforce, especially frontline workers who are putting their lives on the line to support the government’s efforts at containing the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, urged them to ensure safety precautions are taken when treating any patient.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned Nigerians against large purchase of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, saying the drug had not been certified for use.
Plateau Governor Simon Bako Lalong has inaugurated a Special Committee for Research on Coronavirus and other Infectious Diseases in Plateau State with Noel N Wannang, a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Jos as Lead Researcher.
The White House is blocking Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, from testifying Wednesday before a House of Representatives committee that is investigating how the Trump administration has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci’s testimony would be “counter-productive,” Judd Deere, a White House spokesman said in a statement.
The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has released guidelines for handling infectious wastes, within the context of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Edo State Government has ramped up Active Case Search (ACS) activities for coronavirus (COVID-19) across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state, visiting over 228 communities and contact tracing 502 suspected cases in the state.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, announced compulsory use of face masks by residents from Monday, April 27, as part of measures to stem the spread of COVID-19 pandemic which has continued to be on the rise in the state.
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.
The suspended professor of medicine at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has denied allegations of concealing vital information about the first suspected case of COVID-19 in Kwara State. He also denied the charge of unethical behaviour.
The Ebonyi Government says it plans to provide foodstuffs to registered commercial motorcyclists (Okada) to cushion the effect of the ban on their operation in the state.
South Korea reported on Monday that at least 116 people initially cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again, although officials suggested they would soon look at easing strict recommendations aimed at preventing new outbreaks.
A new study examining air samples from hospital wards with COVID-19 patients has found the virus can travel up to 13 feet (four meters) — twice the distance current guidelines say people should leave between themselves in public.
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.
The Lagos State Government has advised residents not panic over the recent reported outbreak of the infectious monkey pox disease in the state.
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Prince Bisi Yusuf, lawmaker representing Alimosho Constituency 1, at the Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged youths to key into the federal and state government empowerment schemes to curb poverty and restiveness.
The decision of a federal court to merely strike out homosexuality charges against 47 Nigerian men shows the failure of the justice system, a human rights group, The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), has said.
A pro-democracy group, Concerned Nigerian Group, yesterday, kicked against National Broadcasting Commission’s N3 million fine on African Independent Television, Arise Television and Channels Television respectively over alleged unprofessional coverage of #EndSARS protest.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire says their Champions League form has sent a message to rivals.
Italy boss Mancini gave Balotelli his Serie A debut for Inter when the striker was just 17 years old, in December 2007, and a first Azzurri cap came before his 20th birthday.
An attempt to burn down Iju Police station yesterday the 24th of October 2020 was foiled when the youths and Vigilance groups teamed up with the Nigeria Police and some members of Nigeria hunters association.
Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, Monday cited the lopsided appointments into the President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2014 National Conference (CONFAB) as one of the probable reasons the report has been dumped.
The police in Lagos, on Friday, warned that the burning of several police stations across the state will lead to retrogression and a waste of money that could have been deployed to other projects.
The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, rejected the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s request to issue a warrant of arrest against a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to be residing in the United Kingdom.
Some hoodlums on Tuesday morning broke into the Orientation Camp of the National Youth Corps in Kubwa, Abuja.