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COVID-19: Lagos makes huge gains, discharges 87 treated patients

The Lagos State Government has discharged 87 additional COVID-19 patients from its isolation centres, bringing to 825 the total number of successfully treated persons in the state. Announcing this Wednesday, the Incident Commander on COVID-19 in Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said 47 of the discharged patients are males while 50 are females, adding that…

Aminu Kano Hospital Treats 11,354 Dental Patients

A total of 11,354 patients attended dental clinics at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) where they benefitted from the various dental care services available at the hospital’s Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery. The gender distribution of the patients, who came from the Hospital’s catchment area, shows that 5,069 of them were females, and…

WHO DG hails Africa for low infections, deaths from COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said many African countries have a good history of treatment of viral diseases. The WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, who disclosed in an online interview, was praising African countries for the low level of infections and deaths from the coronavirus pandemic disease on the continent compared to other places. The…

WHO stops hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a “temporary pause” in its solidarity trial on the use of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 patients. Tedros Ghebreyesus, the WHO director-general, made the announcement at a media briefing on Monday. He cited the study published by The Lancet, which had examined the effects of the use of…

COVID-19: Anti-viral drug remdesivir works -New study

Anti-viral drug remdesivir cuts recovery times in coronavirus patients, according to the full results of a trial published Friday night, three weeks after America’s top infectious diseases expert said the study showed the medication has “clear-cut” benefits. Complete results from the research, which was carried out by US government agency the National Institute of Allergy…

Nigeria records breakthrough as NCDC validates RNA) extraction

The country has blazed a trail in Africa with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control ( NCDC ) successfully validating the first phase of the viral Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) extraction which should enable local production of cheap testing kits for coronavirus. The validation took place on Thursday in the laboratory of the National Biotechnology Development…

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