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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.

Edo discharges 60 more coronavirus patients as confirmed cases hit 2,000

The Edo State Government has announced the discharge of 60 more coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, who have tested negative for the virus and cleared from the state’s isolation centres to reunite with the society.
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Edo guber: Health professionals support Pastor Ize-Iyamu

A prominent group of health professionals in Edo State, the Better Health for Edo, has criticised the Governor Godwin Obaseki administration over the poor state of health care.
The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo has directed compulsory use of face masks in its campus to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

UNIBEN student raped to death inside church in Benin

A 100 level Microbiology student of University of Benin, UNIBEN, Miss Vera Uwaila, weekend, died from injuries sustained after she was gang-raped and hit with a fire extinguisher in her church last Wednesday.
The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) yesterday commenced testing for COVID-19 following the validation of its testing centre by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

UBTH commences coronavirus testing

The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) yesterday commenced testing for COVID-19 following the validation of its testing centre by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered the closure of largest beef and livestock market in the State located in the Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt indefinitely.

Governor Wike: Senior police officer sabotaging lockdown in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused a Deputy Commissioner of Police in the state of sabotaging the lockdown imposed on the state to check the spread of the coronavirus in the state by issuing illegal letters to companies to operate.
From left: Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia; Chairman, Oredo Local Government Area, Hon. Evbareke Jenkins Osunde; Edo State Deputy Governor and Chairman, Edo State Response Committee on COVID-19, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinator in Edo State, Mrs. Faith Ireye, during a press briefing at the Government House in Benin City, on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Edo clears 111 suspected coronavirus cases, 380 contacts

The Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia, has said the state is making steady progress in the management of coronavirus (COVID-19), noting that all active cases of COVID-19 are being managed at different isolations centres across the state and are responding well to treatment.
The Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) has commended the management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), over its effort to help contain the coronavirus disease pandemic.

Coronavirus: CMA commends UBTH, calls for more support

The Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) has commended the management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), over its effort to help contain the coronavirus disease pandemic.

NMA: It may be difficult to completely defeat the virus

Delta State branch of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, said weekend that it might be difficult to completely defeat the ravaging coronavirus pandemic, noting that people may have to live with it like other viruses such as HIV/AIDS.
From left: Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; Edo State Head of Service, Mr. Anthony Osas Okungbowa, and Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye, during the governor’s briefing on the state’s response to COVID-19, at the Government House, in Benin City, on Sunday, April 19, 2020.

Edo imposes dusk to dawn curfew to check coronavirus spread

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew effective from tomorrow, April 20, 2020, prohibiting the movement of people throughout the state from 7 pm to 6 am, as part of measures to halt the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
Following concern that no fewer than 25 health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, are in self isolation to monitor for possible contacting COVID-19 as a result of their contact with a patient who was said to have died of the virus, the hospital has said it has so far received three patients, who have been confirmed positive for the virus.

University of Benin teaching hospital discharges its first coronavirus patient

The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has discharged its first COVID-19 patient from its isolation centre.

UBTH: Two coronavirus patients fast recuperating

The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) says the two COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at its facilities are fast recuperating.
Following concern that no fewer than 25 health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, are in self isolation to monitor for possible contacting COVID-19 as a result of their contact with a patient who was said to have died of the virus, the hospital has said it has so far received three patients, who have been confirmed positive for the virus.

Panic at University of Benin teaching hospital over blunders on tests

Fear has gripped health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, Edo State, over alleged medical blunder made by some physicians at the hospital in the result of the tests conducted on two suspected COVID-19 patients sent to Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, ISTH, in Edo State.
Following concern that no fewer than 25 health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, are in self isolation to monitor for possible contacting COVID-19 as a result of their contact with a patient who was said to have died of the virus, the hospital has said it has so far received three patients, who have been confirmed positive for the virus.

University of Benin teaching hospital confirms three coronavirus cases

Following concern that no fewer than 25 health workers at the University of Benn Teaching Hospital, UBTH, are in self isolation to monitor for possible contacting COVID-19 as a result of their contact with a patient who was said to have died of the virus, the hospital has said it has so far received three patients, who have been confirmed positive for the virus.
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.

Coronavirus: Edo deploys scanners, infrared thermometers to screen athletes

With less than a week to the hosting of the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin City, the Edo State capital, the state government said it will deploy five scanners and infrared thermometers to be stationed at the stadiums and the Benin Airport to check for high body temperature of athletes and spectators during the games.

Uniben hospital, coy partner to curb neonatal deaths

The Nigerian Breweries Plc has established a partnership with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) to reduce neonatal mortality rate in the Hospital.

Five killed in ghastly accident in Edo

No fewer than five leaders of Udeni community in Uhunmwode local government area of Edo State weekend lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident which occurred at Egba junction along the Benin–Auchi dual carriageway.
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

Nigeria announces three new laboratories for yellow fever, measles and rubella

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. The three new laboratories are the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu and NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja.

Youths protest as sisters die in Benin road accident

Tension rose in Benin on Saturday morning as a BMW sedan 5 series car overrun and killed four sisters at Uselu along Lagos-Benin road, Benin city.

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Nigerian government inaugurates infectious disease centre in Abuja

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Manchester United optimistic about signing Jadon Sancho

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Diamond League: Ese Brume finishes second In Doha

The reigning African women Long Jump champion, Ese Brume, recorded an impressive outing at the Doha Diamond League on Friday.
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Appeal Court reserves judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s certificate forgery suit

The Court of Appeal on Friday reserved judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s alleged certificate forgery suit.