Health

We’ve Lost Close To 40 Nigerians To COVID-19 In Diaspora – Abike Dabiri

Nearly 40 Nigerians living in the diaspora have died as a result of complications from COVID-19, the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said on Friday. Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this on Channels Television’s special COVID-19 program while explaining some of the efforts of government regarding the welfare of Nigerians outside the country. According to her, the government is in ...

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Three-Year-Old Baby Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Imo

This was announced on Wednesday by the Chairman of the COVID-19 taskforce in the state, Professor Maurice Iwu while addressing journalists in Owerri, the Imo state capital. According to Professor Iwu, the baby is from a family of six, comprising the father and three of his children who all tested positive to the virus. He added that the baby will ...

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No More Active COVID-19 Cases In Zamfara, Says Commissioner

The Zamfara State Commissioner for Health, Yahaya Kanoma, has said that there are no more patients in its isolation centres. Kanoma confirmed this to Channels Television on Saturday. According to him, 71 out of the 76 patients in the state have recovered and have been discharged from isolation centres after testing negative twice. He, however, disclosed that the remaining five ...

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India records biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 125,101

India on Saturday reported the biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours, pushing the infection tally across country to 125,101, the federal health ministry said. According to the ministry data, the death toll has risen to 3,720 after 137 people died in the last 24 hours. It was the second time in a week that the tally of COVID-19 cases has surged ...

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UK To Invest £20m In Africa’s Anti-COVID-19 Fund

It said that the fund would tackle the pandemic by recruiting African health experts and deploying them where they are needed most thereby strengthening global tracking of the pandemic. The United Kingdom on Thursday said it would be investing up to 20 million Pounds in the African Union’s new ‘Africa anti-COVID-19 fund’ to slow down the spread of coronavirus and ...

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Nigerian Government Asks Churches, Mosques, Others To Submit Guidelines For Reopening

He urged other organisations and communities to come up with similar guidelines to expedite the process of safely reopening the economy. The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has asked professional groups and faith-based organisations, including churches and mosques, to submit guidelines for reopening to the NCDC to review and advise. He spoke during a ...

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Uganda confirms 10 new COVID-19 cases, revises total down to 145

Uganda’s ministry of health late on Wednesday confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19, as the government revised its total number of infections down to 145 cases. Out of 1,497 samples collected from cross-border drivers and the community, nine Ugandan truck drivers and one contact of a confirmed truck driver tested positive for the virus, the ministry said in a statement. A total of 11 truck ...

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Aregbesola Speaks On Whereabouts Of Chinese Doctors

Aregbesola says the Chinese experts came into Nigeria on a 30-day visa issued in Beijing and that they are still in the country because there is a restriction on travel occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, has shared more details about the 15 Chinese experts who came into the country in April. Aregbesola says the ...

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