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COVID 19 case who had escaped from an Isolation and Treatment Centre in Delta State

COVID-19 Patient Who Escaped From Delta Intercepted By Enugu Taskforce

Following the directive of His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, the state’s rapid response team/taskforce on COVID-19 and the state’s security apparatus, in a coordinated sequence of events with the Delta State COVID 19 taskforce, moved swiftly yesterday,detected, [...]

May 5, 2020 Health issues
Ghana has recorded more than 1,000 additional cases of COVID-19

Ghana Records 1,032 COVID-19 Cases — 10 Days After Lifting Lockdown

Ghana has recorded more than 1,000 additional cases of COVID-19 since the country lifted its lockdown. Last week, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo lifted a three-week lockdown on the basis of “improved coronavirus testing”. The Ghanaian president had said non-essential businesses in Accra [...]

May 1, 2020 Health issues
Nigerian priests

Nigerian priests claim to develop COVID-19 drug

A group of Nigerian Catholic priests have developed a supposed cure for the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, a drug called Pax CVD Plus. The disclosure was made in a statement released and signed by Father Anselm Adodo OSB on Wednesday, April [...]

May 1, 2020 Health issues
COVID-19

COVID19: 1 In 5 People With Respiratory Symptoms In Lagos Positive

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says one in five of all people with respiratory symptoms in Lagos seems to be positive for COVID-19 pandemic. Abayomi disclosed this when he appeared as a Guest on Arise Television [...]

April 30, 2020 Health issues
Face Mask Production Center In Akure

Akeredolu Visits Face Mask Production Center In Akure (Photos)

Face Mask Production Center In Akure : Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Tuesday, visited the production center for the massive production of the face masks in Akure, the state capital. The Governor expressed satisfaction at the compliance [...]

April 29, 2020 Health issues
COVID-19 Mobile Laboratory

Ogun Launches COVID-19 Mobile Laboratory For Testing (Photos)

Ogun State has launched Africa’s very first COVID-19 mobile laboratory. The lab which has the capacity to carry out up to 400 tests a day is contained in a 40ft container and has been set up within the grounds of [...]

April 28, 2020 Health issues
Dr Tosin Ajayi

First Foundation founder, Dr Tosin Ajayi, is dead

The Founder of First Foundation Medical Centre, a Lagos-based indigenous medical company, Dr Tosin Ajayi, is dead. Ajayi, who trained as a medical doctor at the prestigious University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, passed on today in Lagos. Though details of [...]

April 28, 2020 Health issues
Kano

Kano COVID19 Centre Closed Indefinitely For Fumigation After Staff Test Positive

The head of COVID-19 testing centre in Kano, Nasiru Magaji, on Saturday said there is no definite date for resuming the test in Kano. He told PREMIUM TIMES that although the laboratory was opened on Friday, they are yet to [...]

April 26, 2020 Health issues
Medicbird

Covid19: Medicbird Deploys Mental Healthcare Specialists To Support Patients

Medicbird Deploys Therapists To Support Covid19 Patients In Isolation With the numerous days Covid19 Patients spend in isolation without accessibility to friends and family, it has become imperative to take good care of their mental and emotional well even recovering [...]

April 25, 2020 Health issues
Coronavirus Patients

A Mysterious Blood-clotting Complication Is Killing Coronavirus Patients

Once thought a relatively straightforward respiratory virus, covid-19 is proving to be much more frightening Craig Coopersmith was up early that morning as usual and typed his daily inquiry into his phone. “Good morning, Team Covid,” he wrote, asking for [...]

April 24, 2020 Health issues
coronavirus test kits

Mistrust and black market flourish in Nigeria as virus spreads

A black market in coronavirus test kits is flourishing in Nigeria, spurred in part by negligible faith in the country’s health system to defeat an emerging threat. Testing is a crucial weapon in combatting COVID-19. It not only identifies where [...]

April 23, 2020 Health issues
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Tests

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Tests Climbs Up To 8,000

Nigeria has so far tested 8,003 persons for COVID-19, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This is still far below a number of African countries including Kenya, which has a population of 53 million, almost four times [...]

April 21, 2020 Health issues
Osun/Oyo

Passenger Coughs, Dies At Checkpoint In Osun/oyo Boundary

Police operatives and some medical personnel at Osun/Oyo border on Sunday evening reportedly intercepted a car, said to have conveyed a sick man, who eventually died while being checked. The vehicle, it was learnt, was stopped at Odo Oba, Iwo, [...]

April 21, 2020 Health issues
Jack Ma

COVID-19: Jack Ma Donates 500000 Test Kits, 300 Ventilators To African Countries

Nigeria and fifty-three other African countries would receive 500,000 coronavirus test kits and 300 ventilators donated by Jack Ma (Ali Baba Foundation) to African Union Member States, The PUNCH reports. Also donated to fight the pandemic in Africa were 4.6m [...]

April 20, 2020 Health issues
Wearing Of Face Mask

Makinde: Wearing Of Face Mask Now Compulsory In Oyo

The Oyo State Government says wearing of face mask in public places is now compulsory. Gov. Seyi Makinde announced this on Friday in Ibadan while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State COVID-19 Taskforce meeting held at the Government House, [...]

April 18, 2020 Health issues
drug Remdesivir

COVID-19: Patients Getting Remdesivir Recovering Quickly, Discharged In Days

The patients taking part in a clinical trial of the drug Remdesivir have all had severe respiratory symptoms and fever, but were able to leave the hospital after less than a week of treatment , STAT quoted the doctor leading the [...]

April 17, 2020 Health issues
Kano Major Streets

Security Agents Take Over Kano Major Streets As 1-Week Lockkdown Begins

Heavily armed security operatives have taken over major streets in Kano as the one-week lockdown imposed by the state government took effect from 10 O’clock last night. The lockdown is to stem the fast-spreading coronavirus which is increasing daily. Daily [...]

April 17, 2020 Health issues
Kano Records First Coronavirus Death

Kano Records First Coronavirus Death

Kano State has recorded first COVID-19 death on Wednesday. The state ministry of health confirmed this in a tweet at 11.55 pm. Kano on Wednesday confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19, hence with a total of 21 confirmed cases in [...]

April 16, 2020 Health issues
No Chinese Doctors Tested Positive For COVID-19

No Chinese Doctors Tested Positive For COVID-19 – Lai Mohammed

THE Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has described news making the rounds, claiming that one of the Chinese doctors recently brought into Nigeria had tested positive for the COVID-19. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai [...]

April 16, 2020 Health issues
China Approves Two Coronavirus Vaccines

China Approves Two Coronavirus Vaccines For Human Trials

China has approved early-stage human tests for two experimental coronavirus vaccines as it battles to contain imported cases and prevent a second wave of COVID-19. The experimental vaccines are being developed by a Beijing-based unit of Sinovac Biotech and by the [...]

April 15, 2020 Health issues
Lagos Partners Julius Berger To Disinfect Major Roads

Lagos Partners Julius Berger To Disinfect Major Roads, Bus Stops

As part of continuing efforts to curtail the spread of Coronavirus, the Lagos State Government has partnered with construction giant, Julius Berger Plc to embark on the disinfection of some major roads across the State. Speaking at the flag-off exercise [...]

April 14, 2020 Health issues
Gombe Extends Stay At Home Order For Civil Servants

Gombe Extends Stay At Home Order For Civil Servants For Levels 1-12

14th April, 2020 Covid-19: Governor Inuwa Yahaya to address the state today, Tuesday …extends stay at home order for civil servants on levels 1-12 Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has extended the 2-weeks stay at home directive issued to Gombe state [...]

April 14, 2020 Health issues
Lagos State Government has released five more Coronavirus patients

Lagos Discharges Five More Coronavirus Patients

The Lagos State Government has released five more Coronavirus patients. This was announced by the Lagos state Executive Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu on Sunday,via his official twitter handle. SEND MONEY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WITH NO HIDDEN FEES AND FAST TRANSACTIONS [...]

April 13, 2020 Health issues
5 New Cases Of Coronavirus In Nigeria

5 New Cases Of Coronavirus In Nigeria. Total 323 . 85 discharged. 10 deaths

Five new cases of #COVID19 have been reported as follows: 2 in Lagos2 in Kwara1 in Katsina As at 09:10 pm 12th April there are 323 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 85 have been discharged with 10 deaths [...]

April 13, 2020 Health issues
Chinese Doctors: 3 Airline Crew Members ‘Disappear’ From Lagos Quarantine Center

Chinese Doctors: 3 Airline Crew Members ‘Disappear’ From Lagos Quarantine Center

Three out of the 17 pilots and flight attendants who flew 14 Chinese medical doctors and medical supplies from China to Nigeria on Wednesday have boycotted the Lagos quarantine centre provided by the Lagos State Government, investigations by Sunday PUNCH [...]

April 12, 2020 Health issues
Anxiety In Kaduna As More Residents ‘Return’ From Lagos

COVID-19: Anxiety In Kaduna As More Residents ‘Return’ From Lagos

Residents of Kaduna state are living in fears over possible community transmission of coronavirus as the State government yesterday said the sixth case of Covid-19 in the state, a male gateman in Mando area had no connection with the first [...]

April 12, 2020 Health issues
No One Can Travel Out For Treatment

SGF: No One Can Travel Out For Treatment, Healthcare Must Be Taken Seriously

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says it is time for Nigeria’s healthcare system to be taken seriously, especially now that nobody can seek medical care outside the country. On Thursday, Mustapha had said his role [...]

April 11, 2020 Health issues
Coronavirus patient dies in Delta

Coronavirus patient dies in Delta

The Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday night, announced the death of a coronavirus patient in the Delta state. This was contained in a press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Friday [...]

April 10, 2020 Health issues
22 New Cases Of Coronavirus In Nigeria

22 New Cases Of Coronavirus In Nigeria. Total Of 276. 6 Deaths, 44 Discharged

Twenty-two new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 15 in Lagos, 4 in the FCT, 2 in Bauchi, 1 in Edo As at 09:00pm 8th April there are 276 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have [...]

April 9, 2020 Health issues
Lagos Joggers Must Be Quarantined For 14 Days

Gbagada, Lagos Joggers Must Be Quarantined For 14 Days – Court Rules

A magistrate’s court in Yaba, Lagos state, has sentenced 34 joggers to 14 days quarantine and one month community service for violating the state’s directives. They were arrested on Wednesday for participating in fitness exercise along the Gbagada-Oworonsoki expressway. The [...]

April 9, 2020 Health issues