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Global leaders called for a comprehensive approach to counter the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which International Labour Organisation (ILO) chief Guy Ryder said on Wednesday had plunged the world of work into “unprecedented crisis”.

ILO: Coronavirus pandemic plunges working world into crisis

Global leaders called for a comprehensive approach to counter the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which International Labour Organisation (ILO) chief Guy Ryder said on Wednesday had plunged the world of work into “unprecedented crisis”.
The widely available steroid drug dexamethasone may be key in helping to treat the sickest Covid-19 patients who require ventilation or oxygen.

WHO approves use of dexamethasone to treat critically ill virus patients

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said the fight against COVID-19 has received a much needed boost following “the recent finding that the steroid dexamethasone has life-saving potential for critically ill COVID-19 patients.”
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WHO: Coronavirus still accelerating

The novel coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating and its effects will be felt for decades, the World Health Organisation’s director-general told an online conference on Monday.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO raises alarm on ‘new and dangerous phase’ of coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Friday of a “new and dangerous phase” of the coronavirus pandemic with people tiring of lockdowns despite the disease’s accelerating spread.
The statement quoted UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore as saying “violence against children has always been pervasive, and now things can be getting much worse.

UN: We have failed to protect world one billion children from sexual abuse

The world has failed to protect around one billion children from physical, sexual or psychological violence, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned.
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WHO: Africa’s coronavirus cases now over 250,000

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says the number of coronavirus cases in Africa is now over 256,000.

UN officials condemn systemic racism in US

Twenty-two senior United Nations officials have issued a joint statement condemning “pervasive and systemic racism” in the United States and beyond.
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WHO reveals diseases triggering coronavirus deaths

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against diverting attention and resources from non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Monday arrived in Beijing for talks on the coronavirus outbreak, the WHO office in the Chinese capital confirmed.

WHO reveals drugs that could lead to more deaths

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday, said the increased use of antibiotics in fighting COVID-19, could lead to more deaths.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

Nigeria to continue clinical trial of chloroquine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it will continue chloroquine clinical trials for COVID-19 treatment despite the temporary suspension of the drug test by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC: We’ll continue hydroxychloroquine clinical trials

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control says it will continue hydroxychloroquine clinical trials in Nigeria despite the suspension of the same by the World Health Organisation for the treatment of COVID-19.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Director for Africa, has paid tribute to African leaders for the progress they have made in their fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO pays tribute to African leaders on fight against coronavirus

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Director for Africa, has paid tribute to African leaders for the progress they have made in their fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO fears ‘silent’ virus epidemic unless Africa prioritises testing

Africa has so far been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but the World Health Organisation is worried the continent could face a “silent epidemic” if its leaders do not prioritise testing for it, a WHO envoy said on Monday.
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UN: Disrupted vaccinations pose deadly threat to 80 million children

The coronavirus pandemic is putting tens of millions of children’s lives at risk by disrupting routine vaccination programmes, the World Health Organisation and UNICEF said Friday.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria warns as residents buy hydroxychloroquine in large quantities

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned Nigerians against large purchase of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, saying the drug had not been certified for use.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

Coronavirus vaccines should be classified as a global public good – WHO chief

The World Health Organisation has advised countries that COVID-19 vaccines should be classified as a global public good.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO records highest daily number of coronavirus cases

The World Health Organization said Wednesday it had registered a new daily record number of COVID-19 cases as it quickly neared the “tragic milestone” of five million total infections.
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WHO pledges to use ‘every tool’ to fight coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) would use every tool at its disposal to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General, has said.

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Twitter is working on a new subscription platform, hints job listing

Twitter appears to be working on a subscription platform for its social networking service. A new job listing reveals that Twitter has a new internal team, codenamed “Gryphon,” that is “building a subscription platform.” Twitter is currently recruiting engineers to join this subscription team, with employees collaborating closely with the company’s payments team.
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Ondo Assembly suspends deputy speaker, another lawmaker

The Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Iroju Ogundeji, has been suspended by his colleagues.
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NSE donates 3,800 face masks to Edo government

The Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), on Wednesday in Benin donated 3,800 face masks to Edo government to help the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, who made the clarification in a statement, said Warri residents did not confront security operatives, let alone killing soldiers, saying the videos were “concocted and therefore, fake”.

Delta to go tough on violators of coronavirus protocols – official

The Delta State Government on Wednesday warned that it would no longer tolerate violation of the rules meant to stem the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state.
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday received 16 security operations vehicles from Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) toward enhancing security in the state.

Lagos receives 16 vehicles from Shell

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday received 16 security operations vehicles from Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) toward enhancing security in the state.