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Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his appreciation to the generosity of individuals and corporate organizations that have made donations to the efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the country.
Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, has stated President Muhammadu Buhari has allowed for skeletal operations in the financial system and money markets during the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun.
Financial institutions especially deposit money banks have been exempted from the two weeks lockdown imposed on Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Lagos State Government has taken delivery of a 110-bed isolation facility on the Lagos Island, where confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State can be managed and treated. The facility was conceived and built in collaboration with the management of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank).
Parts of Imo State were thrown into panic Saturday with news that the dreaded novel coronavirus (COVID-19) might have berthed in the state with three suspected cases in Owerri, the state capital.
Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has banned travel in and out of the state with effect from Sunday, March 29th until further notice.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday hinted that the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, is receiving treatment in a secured facility in Nigeria having contracted the Covid-19.
The House of Representatives has directed the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) to take urgent steps to protect inmates at the various correctional centres around the country from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Minister of State for Primary Health Care Joyce Moriku Kaducu said Wednesday that two of the new cases are Chinese nationals while the others are Ugandans.
Twelve countries in Africa are now experiencing community transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), says the World Health Organisation.
African countries led by Nigeria and South Africa have ramped up action against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) after the continent recorded its first fatality.
Announcing this Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 13 of the cases were from Lagos, four from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, two from Kaduna and one from Oyo State.
Residents of Imo State are presently gripped with fear over the mysterious death of the owner of Fancy Hotel, Umugwuma, Owerri, Mr Christogonus Aguwa Osuagwu, in Abuja on Monday.
Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and misleading preaching by some Islamic clerics on government’s directives for citizens to stay home.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Edo State Government has urged all residents, including traders and businesses to support the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state by complying with the basic precautionary measures and other guidelines to contain the scourge.
Sudanese Defence Minister Lieutenant General Jamal al-Din Omar died of an unspecified illness Wednesday while in neighbouring South Sudan for peace talks with his country's main rebel groups, the military announced.
The United States has appealed to medical professionals across the world to file for work visas in a passionate appeal for help to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has announced a 14-day ban on public transport to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Chairman of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Bauchi state chapter, Ibrahim Maikudi, has called on the State government to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for nurses in the state.