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Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health, said that the latest cases were detected from 2,711 samples, which were tested in the last 24 hours.

Kenya’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 1,286

Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed 72 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1,286.
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.

Nigerian government to dispatch experts to re-engage Kogi on coronavirus

The Federal Government on Thursday announced that a ministerial team of experts would soon be dispatched to Kogi on a mission to engage authorities of the state, to determine material and technical needs of the state on COVID-19.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Minister: Daily coronavirus testing capacity exceeds actual testing

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday said that daily testing capacity is currently at 2,500 but the nation tests less than 1,500 per day.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

WHO clears air on coronavirus transmission through surface contact

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it has not been proven if people can catch the novel coronavirus by touching surfaces where it lingers, such as handles, doorknobs, or keyboards.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Coronavirus testing procedure iron-cast – NCDC chief

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated three additional laboratories, bringing the total number of laboratories in the country to 23.
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Coronavirus: NCDC outlines principles of engagement with private laboratories

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday outlined the principles of engagement with private sector laboratories as an important resource to accelerate availability of COVID-19 testing in Nigeria.
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 doctors against unauthorised treatment of coronavirus patients

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has called on medical doctors and other healthcare professionals to avoid unauthorised treatment of persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 11

WHO: Coronavirus cases in Africa top 51,000

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Covid-19 cases have risen to over 51,000 in Africa as at Thursday, May 7.
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Nigeria announces two more molecular laboratories

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the inclusion of two more laboratories into the country’s COVID-19 pandemic molecular network.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Why I said Nigeria is desperately looking for extraction kits – NCDC chief

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of NCDC, said on Monday that he made the request to prevent shutting down of a network of 15 laboratories currently testing for COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Governor Seyi Makinde disclosed this, saying that one confirmed COVID-19 patient was discharged after receiving his second negative test result.

Oyo governor urges NCDC to certify IITA lab for coronavirus testing

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to certify the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) laboratory in the state as a testing centre for COVID-19.
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WHO clears air on Coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday insisted that there was no approved vaccine in Nigeria or any part of Africa for COVID-19 saying researches are still ongoing on the deadly viral disease.
A research assistant holds coronavirus test samples. Peter Steffen-dpa via AP

Uganda procures mobile laboratories for coronavirus tests

Uganda has procured two mobile polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratories to accelerate COVID-19 tests on cross-border cargo drivers.
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 to shut down unaccredited hospitals treating coronavirus

The Federal Government has warned that it would henceforth take steps to close any hospital that goes into treatment of Covid-19 patient without proper accreditation.

China: WHO has said no evidence coronavirus was made in a lab

China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said there is no evidence that the coronavirus that has infected more than two million people globally was made in a laboratory.
A research assistant holds coronavirus test samples. Peter Steffen-dpa via AP

Nigeria approves coronavirus testing at private laboratories

Private laboratories that meet the approved heath facilities standards will be included in the list of Federal Government’s approved Coronavirus Testing Centers.

Pathologists: Political, commercial experts have hijacked our jobs

The College of Nigerian Pathologists (CNP) says “political and commercial experts” deployed by the federal and states governments have hijacked jobs of Nigerian medical practitioners in the fight against coronavirus in the country.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

Nigeria: Why we haven’t been conducting massive coronavirus community testing

The Federal Government said yesterday that Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, was not conducting enough test because it was best to do the test when a patient is symptomatic.

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