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The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Europe, Hans Kluge, on Thursday expressed concerns over the COVID-19 surge in Europe.

WHO concerned over currently seen virus surge in Europe

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Europe, Hans Kluge, on Thursday expressed concerns over the COVID-19 surge in Europe.
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Kwara to open virus sample collection centres across 16 local councils

The Kwara Government has said COVID-19 sample collection centres would be opened across the 16 local government area of the state.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

NCDC: Sample collection for virus tests by states declined in August

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says sample collection for the coronavirus pandemic in the country declined in August.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Nigerian government proposes $6.15 billion on power sector reform – minister

The Nigerian government has so far obtained funding in the sum of $6.15 billion (around N2.37 trillion) for the power industry and is currently reforming the sector with it, Sale Mamman, the Minister of Power said on Tuesday.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

President Buhari approves 35% import tax adjustment on meters

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved one-year deferment of the 35 percent import adjustment tax (levy) imposed on fully built unit (FBU) electricity meters HS Code 9028.30.00.00.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 476 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.

Nigeria: Lassa fever infections drop after worst ever outbreak

The transmission of Lassa fever has dropped significantly across Nigeria with a total of 30 cases recorded nationwide in the past two months.
The World Health Organization (WHO) today (July 23) warned of the threat posed by COVID-19 to health workers across Africa.

WHO: Africa records over 25,000 coronavirus deaths

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths on the African continent.
The Commissioner for Health in Anambra, Dr Vincent Okpala, on Tuesday, said that no fewer than 25 health workers had been diagnosed and confirmed to have been infected with the novel Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Official: 25 health workers infected with coronavirus in Anambra

The Commissioner for Health in Anambra, Dr Vincent Okpala, on Tuesday, said that no fewer than 25 health workers had been diagnosed and confirmed to have been infected with the novel Coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients.

Philippines delays start of school year as virus surges

The Philippines delayed Friday the start of the school year by another six weeks to October as the country battles surging coronavirus infections and prepares to turn classrooms into quarantine facilities.
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.

PTF: 85 local councils have no positive cases yet

The Federal Government has declared that only 85 local government areas spread across 20 states have not recorded a positive case of COVID-19, lamenting that the nation is at a very dangerous stage of community transmission.

Edo guber: We’re documenting violence, hate speeches – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Saturday said that it had started documenting all incidences of violence and hate speeches in Edo state for necessary action.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

US records over five million coronavirus cases

The United States has more coronavirus cases than any other country. There are more than 5 million infections in the U.S., according to a New York Times database. Brazil and India follow as numbers two and three, respectively, in the number of infections. Brazil has more than 3 million cases and India has more than 2 million.
Secondary Schools across Kwara State on Wednesday reopened in preparations for the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) beginning from Aug. 17.

Kwara schools reopen, comply with coronavirus protocols

Secondary Schools across Kwara State on Wednesday reopened in preparations for the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) beginning from Aug. 17.
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Kwara deputy governor, wife test positive for coronavirus

The deputy governor sued for calm and enjoined the residents of the state to follow the safety protocols highlighted by the government and health authorities. He stressed that the state government is determined to flatten the curve of Coronavirus and curb community transmission
President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but the government has still not said whether it will extend a two-week confinement order on three states that ends Monday.

Expert: Carefree attitude of Nigerians leads to national spread of coronavirus

A Pharmacist, Mr Abiodun Ajibade, on Sunday attributed the spike in cases of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria to carefree attitude of many people was responsible for increase in spread of in the country.
Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: Expect ‘lengthy’ coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be “lengthy” after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Hundreds of children at US summer camp contract coronavirus

Hundreds of children contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19) at a summer camp in the US state of Georgia last month, health authorities said Friday, adding to a growing body of evidence that minors are both susceptible to infection and vectors of transmission.
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WHO expresses concern over impact of coronavirus on indigenous people

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is deeply concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous people in the Americas, the current epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic.

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