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No fewer than 201 health workers have tested positive to Corona disease since the outbreak of the pandemic in Edo state.

201 health workers test positive for coronavirus in Edo

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.

Godwin Emefiele: CBN ready to partner private sector to tackle coronavirus challenges

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, yesterday revealed its readiness to partner the private sector in its quest to tackle novel coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, as Lagos State commissions an ultra-modern disease isolation centre in Yaba.

Senator Ekweremadu: Infectious diseases bill more dangerous than coronavirus

The former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the controversial “Infectious Diseases Bill” currently before the National Assembly may not pass because provisions of the bill are inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution.

CSOs kick against infectious disease proposed bill

A coalition of Civil Society Organizations, CSOs in Delta State, have kicked against the proposed Infectious Disease Bill, 2020 currently on the floor of the National Assembly, insisting that the Quarantine Act and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control Law could cover for any eventuality.
Eritrea on Friday claimed that it had brought the number of coronavirus infections down to zero, becoming the first East African country to win the battle against the deadly disease, at least for now.

Coronavirus: Eritrea flattens curve in less than two months

Eritrea on Friday claimed that it had brought the number of coronavirus infections down to zero, becoming the first East African country to win the battle against the deadly disease, at least for now.
The Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), at the weekend undertook its first surgery to remove brain tumor using a machine that drills the skull bone to gain access to the tumor.

Plateau discharges coronavirus index case

The Plateau State Government on Thursday discharged the state’s index case of Coronavirus (COVID-19), from one of its isolation centres at Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria rolls out new guidelines for employers, businesses

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has rolled out additional preventive measures for individuals, employers, and businesses following the easing of COVID-19 lockdown in parts of the country.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo intensifies active coronavirus case search in 228 communities

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.
The three months moratorium on loans to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) granted by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a reprieve of about N410 million, it was learnt yesterday.

Lagos orders compulsory use of face mask from Monday

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.
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Chinese medics for coronavirus test Thursday – minister

The 15 personnel of the Chinese medical team are to be tested today to ascertain their Coronavirus (COVID-19) status, the Federal Government disclosed on Wednesday.
Residents of Abia have expressed concern over the two confirmed index cases of COVID-19 in the state, saying that the development has proved to doubting Thomases that the pandemic is real.

Residents: Abia index cases proof of coronavirus pandemic

Residents of Abia have expressed concern over the two confirmed index cases of COVID-19 in the state, saying that the development has proved to doubting Thomases that the pandemic is real.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Curfew begins as Edo discharges seventh coronavirus survivor

As the dusk to dawn curfew declared by Governor Godwin Obaseki began on Monday, the state government announced the discharge of the seventh coronavirus (COVID-19) survivor, who has tested negative twice for the virus and cleared from one of the state’s isolation centres.
The Basketball Africa League (BAL) has postponed the league’s inaugural season, which had been scheduled to tip off Friday, March 13 in Dakar, Senegal due to the coronavirus scourge.

Sports can come back but without fans – US specialist

The top US health and infectious disease specialist says the key to reopening professional sports leagues in America is to have the athletes play games in front of empty stadiums.
Thousands of residents in Sapele, Delta State, yesterday, grounded the timber town in protest, demanding an end to the lockdown extended by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the state.

Protest erupts in Delta over lockdown extension

Thousands of residents in Sapele, Delta State, yesterday, grounded the timber town in protest, demanding an end to the lockdown extended by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the state.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to- “declare the life pension edict-law 2019, passed by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) null and void.

Abuja residents protest proposed location of infectious disease cemetery

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have protested against an alleged decision by the authorities to site a cemetery for COVID-19 victims and other infectious diseases close to their residences.
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.

Nigeria warns health workers not to treat coronavirus patients privately

The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, has warned health workers against privately treating patients suspected to be infected with the COVID-19 virus.
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Chinese medics can’t attend to our patients – Nigerian doctors

Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.
Nollywood star, Funke Akindele, and her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello, have been sentenced by the Chief Magistrate of Court 1 in Ogba, Lagos State, Yewande Aje-Afunwa, for flouting the Coronavirus Disease restriction order of the State.

Lockdown: Funke Akindele, husband sentenced to community service

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband AbdulRasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, were yesterday, convicted and fined N100,000 each by an Ogba Magistrate Court for flaunting the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020.

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