Covid-19 Updates

Coalition of CSOs observe Nigerians defy the use of Facemasks and Social Distancing as preventive measures of Covid-19; Calls for sensitization of rural communities

The upsurge in the cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Nigeria is alarming despite measures by the Government to contain its spread across the country. This is attributed to the nonchalant attitudes of some citizens towards obeying and complying with the guidelines stipulated by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The relaxed enforcement ...

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Ondo Governor, Akeredolu Tests Positive For COVID-19

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Akeredolu announced this on Tuesday in a Facebook post. He disclosed that his sample had been collected to test for COVID-19 and the result came back positive earlier before the announcement. The governor, however, noted that he was asymptomatic and has yet to show any symptoms of the ...

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Virus Cases Top Nine Million As WHO Says Pandemic ‘Accelerating’

Global coronavirus infections topped nine million as the World Health Organization warned the pandemic was accelerating and Saudi Arabia announced it would scale back the hajj Islamic pilgrimage next month. Europe has steadily eased its travel lockdowns in recent weeks, and France on Monday took its biggest step back to normality by allowing millions of children to return to school. ...

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BREAKING: Lagos Govt Stops Planned Reopening Of Worship Centers

The Lagos State Government has stopped the planned reopening of worship centers (mosques and churches ) on Friday, June 19 and Sunday, June 21. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the decision at a press briefing on Tuesday. According to him, the development is as a result of the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state. Details to follow.

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Bauchi Deputy Governor Recovers From COVID-19

Bauchi state’s Deputy Governor, Baba Tela, has recovered from COVID-19 even as the state recorded its first health worker casualty. Tela’s recovery was revealed during the state’s media briefing on COVID-19 on Wednesday. The death of a renowned medical doctor, Bello Katagum as a result of the novel coronavirus, was also announced at the briefing. Katagum is the first health ...

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Imo Records First COVID-19 Death

Imo State has recorded its first COVID-19 fatality. This was revealed on Wednesday by the Chairman of the COVID-19 Taskforce in the state, Professor Maurice. According to him, the victim had underlying health issues before he was brought to the isolation centre. Professor Iwu believes that the victim’s condition might have complicated his chances of survival.

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Nigeria Reports 284 More COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Hit 6,677

Coronavirus cases in Nigeria increased further on Wednesday with 284 cases reported by the country, despite efforts by authorities to flatten the curve of the pandemic. The new cases, confirmed by specialist agency the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Twitter took the country’s total infections to 6,677 out of which 1,840 have been discharged with 200 losing their lives. ...

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Rivers Govt Relaxes Lockdown In Port Harcourt And Obio/Akpor

Rivers State Government has suspended the total lockdown exercise in Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas for six days, with effect from Thursday, 21st May 2020. Governor Nyesom Wike stated this on Wednesday in a State-wide broadcast. “Residents and visitors of these local government areas can therefore go out of their homes for their lawful businesses from tomorrow morning, ...

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COVID – 19: Kwara Govt Returns Loaded Passenger Bus To Niger

Kwara State Government has returned a loaded Toyota Hiace passenger bus which defied the interstate travel ban from Niger State. The Deputy Governor and Chairman of the State Technical Committee on Coronavirus, Mr Kayode Alabi gave the directive in his office on Wednesday during a parade of the driver and the 30 passengers arrested with the bus. Mr Alabi frowned ...

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Zamfara Govt Questions NCDC Over 10 New COVID-19 Cases

The Zamfara state government has questioned the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) over the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases that was announced by the agency on Monday. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Yahaya Kanoma told Channels Television that the state recorded only two cases on Monday, May the 18th and not 10 cases as confirmed by the ...

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Eight Medical Doctors Test Positive For COVID-19 In Zamfara

The Nigeria Medical Association in Zamfara state has confirmed that eight of its members have tested positive for COVID-19. The vice-chairman of the association in the state, Mannir Bature told Channels Television that the eight medical doctors who are among the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Zamfara state were infected in the line of duty at various public hospitals in the ...

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Nigeria Records 193 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Now 5,162

Nigeria has recorded 193 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 5162. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the new figures in a tweet late Thursday. According to the NCDC, 58 of the new cases were in Lagos, 46 were recorded in Kano, 35in Jigawa and 12 in Yobe state. Nine cases were recorded in ...

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Returnee Who Died In Lagos Did Not Have COVID-19 – Prof Abayomi

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has revealed that the Nigerian returnee who recently died in an isolation facility within the metropolis, was not COVID-19 positive. This he disclosed to debunk certain reports in the media suggesting that the patient died of coronavirus. The commissioner revealed this on Thursday via a series of tweets on social media. He ...

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Test Results Of Dubai, UK, US Returnees Will Not Be Shared With Public – NCDC

The Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday said the agency does not share test results of individuals publicly and the test results of Nigerians evacuated from Dubai, UAE; the United Kingdom and the United States is not an exemption. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu who was responding to questions during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 ...

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Nigeria Records 146 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 4,787

Nigeria has recorded 146 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 4,787 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet late Tuesday confirmed the new cases. Of the 146 cases, the health agency said 57 were from Lagos, 27 from Kano, 10 in Kwara, nine in Edo, eight in Bauchi, seven in Yobe, and ...

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