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WHO urges Nigeria to decentralise coronavirus testing

The World Health Organisation has commended Nigeria for being able to set up 61 laboratories that can test for COVID-19 in the last six months.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: Coronavirus positive cases gradually coming down

Dr Sani Aliyu, the Coordinator, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, has said that positive cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) gradually coming down as the daily results now revolves around 400.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday announced 555 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus exceeded 40,000 in five months.

NCDC: Abuja overtakes Lagos with most active cases of coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has included the number of recovered patients from the Lagos State home-based treatment of COVID-19 in its data, increasing the state’s COVID-19 pandemic recoveries to 13,106.
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong

57 health workers test positive for coronavirus in Plateau

The Commissioner for Health in Plateau, Dr Nimkong Lar, has said that 57 health workers were infected with COVID-19 in the course of their duties in various health centres in the state.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigerian government activates all FCT public hospitals for coronavirus sample collection

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), has said that all government hospitals in FCT would become COVID-19 sample collection sites so that walk-in cases could have samples taken for testing.

Health workers threaten strike over hazard allowance

About a week after the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) suspended its nationwide strike, another key organ of Nigeria’s health workforce is threatening to down tools.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Rivers locks down Bonny, Onne communities

The Rivers State Government has expressed deep worry that the state could gradually become the next epicentre of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with a rising number of positive cases of the pandemic.
The Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Dr. Kelechi Igwe has called on the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) to fortify the healthcare system of the country to help curtail possible widespread of diseases.

NCDC engages Ebonyi government on coronavirus

The Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, has called on the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to fortify the healthcare system of the country to help curtail possible widespread of diseases.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna cautions health workers over proposed strike

Kaduna State Government has vowed to keep its health facilities running and protect staff willing to provide services to the public, in the event of any strike action by health workers.
Nigeria’s first COVID-19 mobile testing booth has been launched in Ota, Ogun State. The booth was designed by the founder of the Flying Doctors, Dr. Ola Brown.

Ogun confirms 25 new coronavirus cases

The Ogun State government has confirmed 25 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 178.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Enugu.

Enugu records another coronavirus case, moves to plug porous borders

Enugu State government yesterday announced the discovery of a new COVID-19 case in the state, bringing the total recorded cases in the state to 9 with 7 active cases.
The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, says its medical team on Monday delivered a 40-year-old COVID-19 patient, of a baby girl.

Nigeria begins payment of upgraded hazard allowances to health workers

The Federal Government says it has commenced the payment of the Upgraded Hazard allowances for frontline health workers fighting against the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

NCDC warns against relaxing coronavirus measures

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that the country can ill afford to relax now on measures being pursued to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General of the NCDC, gave the commendation on Monday in Asaba, during a working visit to the state.

NCDC commends Delta over virus containment efforts

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has lauded Delta State over its efforts in containing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Nigeria explores local manufacture of face masks, ventilators

The federal government has started discussions with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to explore the potential for local production of medical consumables such as face masks, gloves, sanitizers, and even equipment like ventilators used in the prevention and treatment of Covid-19 pandemic.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote rallies private sector operators against virus pandemic

Mr Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Industries Ltd., and Mr Herbert Wigwe, Managing Director, Access Bank Group, are spearheading a coalition of private sector organisations to support governments’ ongoing efforts at tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) menace.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

Nigeria shuts down Abuja markets

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, has ordered the closure of shops in markets and neighborhood centers to traders across Abuja due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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WHO trains 22 African health workers on coronavirus management

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Africa Regional office, has trained 22 health workers to manage patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARIs) Associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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NERC: Coronavirus affected DisCos’ collection efficiency, remittance in Q1 2020

The Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) on Tuesday said that the COVID-19 pandemic affected collection efficiency and remittance by the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in the first quarter of 2020.
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Johnny Depp to be honored at Camerimage, ‘Minamata’ to Open Film Festival

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Macao film festival unveils line-up for Iffam Project Market

International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) has unveiled the 14 projects that have been selected for this year’s edition of the IFFAM Project Market (IPM).