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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.
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.
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.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated three additional laboratories, bringing the total number of laboratories in the country to 23.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Uganda has procured two mobile polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratories to accelerate COVID-19 tests on cross-border cargo drivers.
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’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.
Private laboratories that meet the approved heath facilities standards will be included in the list of Federal Government’s approved Coronavirus Testing Centers.
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 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.
Odion Ighalo’s representative Ladi Salami has revealed that his client could remain at Manchester United beyond next week.
Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul is to visit an estuary of the Han River near the border with North Korea on Wednesday in an effort to renew South Korea’s commitment to jointly using the waterway with the communist nation.
A candidate for the Chairmanship of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Hon Aminu Zang, has said that he would reconcile all aggrieved factions and unite with Senator Jonah David Jang, Gen Jeremiah Useni (retd) and former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu to bring the party back to power in 2023.
Joe Biden squared off with Donald Trump on Tuesday over the wearing of masks one day after the White House challenger emerged from coronavirus-imposed lockdown donning one while the president attended two events bare-faced.
The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, on Wednesday, suspended the planned expulsion of street children known as almajiris from the state.
Mr Olise Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, said that establishing a mobile laboratory testing centre in Asaba has increased turnaround time for detection and treatment of Coronavirus patients in the state.
One of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top advisers, Dominic Cummings, drew police attention after allegedly breaking the coronavirus lockdown, reports said Friday.
The London Evening Standard says Moses’ proposed permanent move to Inter Milan has hit a stumbling block.
Washington may impose sanctions on China over a new proposed law on security in Hong Kong, White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said Sunday.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has arrested 84 travellers, warning others seeking to pass through the territory to stay back, as the Administration is not in a hurry to relax the emergency containment protocols imposed in the wake of the outbreak of Covid-19.