Health & Fitness

Kaduna Gets First COVID-19 Testing Centre, Trains 22,000 Personnel

In order to increase COVID-19 testing capacity in Kaduna, the state government has established the first COVID-19 testing centre in the state capital. The Commissioner for Health , Dr Amina Baloni, who made the disclosure at a news conference, says the testing center is located in a private laboratory, and geared towards increasing testing capacity for COVID-19 in the state. ...

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COVID-19: How To Stop The Virus Making Us All Fatter

The coronavirus has shaken the world like nothing else. But beyond the terrible toll of death, economic devastation and fear, the virus is likely to leave another lasting mark. It is going to make us all fatter. “I don’t know if we are going to come out of this experience stronger, but we will have gotten fatter,” warned nutritionist Beatrice ...

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US Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds China’s

The number of deaths in the United States from coronavirus has surpassed those reported by China, where the pandemic began in December, according to a toll published on Tuesday by Johns Hopkins University. There have been 3,415 deaths in the US from the virus, the Baltimore-based university said, more than the 3,309 reported officially in China. Italy has suffered the ...

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Global COVID-19 Deaths Rise Above 41,000

The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus has risen to 41,072, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources as of 1900 GMT on Tuesday. More than 828,240 declared cases have been registered in 186 countries and territories since the pandemic broke out in China in December. Of these cases, at least 164,900 are ...

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Drinking Alcohol Won’t Protect You Against COVID-19, WHO Warns

File: WHO (World Health Organization) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declares that a new coronavirus is Global Health Emergency during a news conference at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Jan. 30, 2020. AFP The World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria has warned that taking alcohol does not protect against coronavirus.  This warning came from a tweet on WHO’s Nigeria official handle ...

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COVID-19: Oyo Govt. takes sensitisation campaign to markets, streets

As part of efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Oyo State Government has taken its sensitisation campaign on preventive measures to markets and streets in Ibadan metropolis. Nigeria News Agency reports that the government task force and other stakeholders in the state on Saturday led the campaign to the major markets in Ibadan. They visited markets in: Bodija, Ojoo, Sango, Eleyele, Sabo, Dugbe, ...

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COVID-19 Now Global Pandemic – WHO Declares

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared coronavirus a global pandemic. This followed the fast spread of the deadly diseases globally. WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, made the announcement at a press conference at the organization’s headquarters in Geneva. “In the past two weeks the number of cases outside China has increased thirteenfold and the number of affected countries ...

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