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Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Lawyers donate N500,000 to Bauchi to tackle spread

The sum of N500, 000 has been donated to the Bauchi State government to enable it to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
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.

NCDC: 185 killed in 951 confirmed cases of Lassa fever in 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed that a total of 185 people have died of Lassa fever with 951 cases confirmed in the country since the beginning of the year 2020.
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.

NCDC reports four fresh cases, Bauchi announces another

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported four more confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Bauchi records another confirmed case of coronavirus

Bauchi State has recorded another positive case of COVID-19 bringing the number of positive cases in the state to three including Governor Bala Mohammed.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

NCDC: Death toll from Lassa fever outbreak hits 193

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of NCDC, told newsmen on Friday in Abuja, while giving an update of on the Lassa fever outbreak that amidst the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), outbreak in the country, the agency has continued to manage a national Lassa fever outbreak.

Nigeria to recall retired NCDC staff, those on foreign missions

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that all recently retired staff of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) should return work.

Sokoto governor, Sultan, 250 stakeholders meet over coronavirus

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal and the Sultan of Sokoto, Dr Sa’ad Abubakar, on Tuesday met behind closed door for over four hours on ways to prevent the deadly Coronavirus from spreading to Sokoto State.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi to inaugurate squadron on coronavirus

The Kogi State Government has constituted a Squadron to help tackle Coronavirus and Lassa Fever to ensure the prevention and containment in the state.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi shuts down schools

All public and private schools in the Bauchi State have been asked to shut down as the government takes measures in preventing the spread of coronavirus, known as Covid-19 and Lassa Fever in the state.

Coronavirus: Doctor cautions against eating raw meat

A Veterinary Doctor, Dr Mutiu Oladele-Bukola, has urged Nigerians to avoid eating raw, undercooked meats and animal organs to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

NCDC: Lassa fever death toll hits 161

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Nigerian agency responsible for the management of disease outbreaks says Lassa fever death toll has increased to 161.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

Edo: We’re ready to host 20th national sports festival

In spite of the global outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) which has ravaged the world and led to the suspension of major sporting events, the Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

Lassa fever: Nigeria records 144 deaths

The death toll from the latest round of Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has risen to 144, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Thursday with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR), of 16.8 per cent.
The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, has said the index Lassa fever patient has been discharged.

Lagos: Index Lassa fever patient discharged

The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, has said the index Lassa fever patient has been discharged.
Mr Ganiyu Egunjobi, Chairman, Agege Local Government Council, Lagos, has cautioned residents against attending parties and other social gatherings considering the threat of Coronavirus and LASSA fever.

Avoid partying to prevent spread of Coronavirus – Lagos council chief

Mr Ganiyu Egunjobi, Chairman, Agege Local Government Council, Lagos, has cautioned residents against attending parties and other social gatherings considering the threat of Coronavirus and LASSA fever.
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Lassa fever: WHO official harps on public awareness, good hygiene

Dr Clement Peter, the Officer-in-Charge of World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nigeria, has emphasised the need for public awareness and good hygiene to prevent the spread of Lassa fever in the country.

Ondo university shut after loss of two students to Lassa fever, gunmen

“Mourning the painful loss of these our students, the Ag. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga E. Ige, on behalf of the University Senate has, therefore, directed that the First Semester University-wide GST and ENT CBT examinations for 2019/2020 academic session earlier scheduled for Monday, 9th March, 2020 to Thursday, 12th March, 2020 be postponed till further notice.”
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: Nigeria promises $100,000 as four scientists present solutions

Following the promise of N36 million by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to any scientist who is able to find not just a cure but a better way of managing the Coronavirus and Lassa fever, four scientists in the country have laid claim to having solutions to the ravaging diseases.

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