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South Africa Coronavirus Deaths Top 10,000

More than 10,000 people have died from coronavirus in South Africa since the pandemic arrived in the country in March, the health ministry said Saturday. The continent’s most industrialised economy has registered 553,188 infections, more than half of the continental caseload, and the fifth biggest number of COVID-19 cases in the world. Minister Zweli Mkhize…

Why pregnant women should donate unbiblical cords, by expert

The Medical Representative and Director, Bentoluene International Health Concept, Toluwalope Ogunleye has advised pregnant mothers to donate umbilical cord to a blood bank and potentially save a life. He said this at the cord blood awareness campaign webinar by Bentoluene International Health Concept in Lagos. He said the placenta has been found to be the…

Health workers suspend strike in Bauchi

The Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (JOHESU) Bauchi State Chapter has suspended the indefinite strike it embarked upon last Thursday. The new development was disclosed by the Secretary of the JOHESU, Comrade Usman Danturaki while addressing journalists in Bauchi, the capital. He said that further negotiations were still ongoing to…

COVID-19 Cases In Africa Surpass One Million

Coronavirus has now infected more than one million people in Africa, but hopes that the pandemic may be peaking in some countries are mingled with fears of a second wave. Nations across the continent have recorded 1,011,495 infections and at least 22,115 deaths, accounting for around five percent of global cases, according to an AFP tally as…

BREAKING: COVID-19 cases now 45,687 in Nigeria

Nigeria now has 45,687confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 443 new cases recorded on Friday night According to a tweet from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, 32,637 patients have now been discharged, with 936 patients losing their lives to the coronavirus. The tweet revealed that Plateau State had the highest number of infections on Friday…

MDCN pays insurance claims to dead doctors’ families

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has begun the payment of insurance claims to families of some doctors who died  in service. The Council, however, said there is an urgent need for Directors of Medical Services in the states and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to furnish it with a detailed compilation of…

COVID-19 cases in Africa surpass a million

Coronavirus has now infected more than a million people in Africa, but hopes that the pandemic may be peaking in some countries are also leavened by fear of a second wave. Nations across the continent have recorded 1,000,054 infections and at least 21,724 deaths, accounting for around five percent of global cases, according to an…

Nigeria Confirms Three More Deaths As COVID-19 Infections Cross 45, 000

Nigeria on Thursday reported three more deaths from COVID-19 as the country’s infections from the virus crossed 45, 000. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which revealed the latest figure, also said the West African nation had 354 fresh COVID-19 cases for the day. Nigeria’s latest COVID-19 infections were confirmed in 16 states and…

Doctors to get June hazard allowance next week, says Ngige

Frontline health workers in fight against Coronavirus pandemic will get their June hazard allowance next week, the Federal Government has said. Labour and Employment Minister Chris Ngige dropped the hint after Thursday’s meeting between representatives of the Federal Government and the leadership of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in Abuja. In a statement by…

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