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COVID-19: Buhari meets health minister, NCDC boss

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Health, Prof Osagie Ehanire, have just rounded off a meeting at the State House, Abuja. In attendance was the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ikekweazu. The photographs of the meeting, just uploaded online by the State House, showed Buhari and the other officials…

Nigeria hits 89 as NCDC announces eight new COVID-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced new cases of confirmed COVID-19. Nigeria now has 89 confirmed cases of the virus. NCDC, in a tweet, said seven of the new cases are in Lagos with one in Benue. Only one death has been recorded so far while three infected persons have recovered and…

Davido’s Chioma tests positive to coronavirus

Nigerian hip hop star Davido has announced that his fiance, Chioma, has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Davido said Chioma recently returned from the United Kingdom with their baby. However, while the baby tested negative, the singer said in a series of tweets that the mother, Chioma, tested positive to coronavirus. Davido stated that…

COVID-19: Buhari approves release of N15bn to Lagos, NCDC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of N15 billion to the Lagos State government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to tackle the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. In a series of tweets on Thursday, the President explained that the approval followed the extensive briefings he received recently on…

COVID-19: NEMA Activates National Disaster Response Plan for Mass Care

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the implementation of strategies to provide leadership in Security, Logistics Mass Care (one of the Functional areas of the Presidential Task Force) response to Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria. In this regard, all structures as provided by the National Disaster Response Plan have been activated. Consequently,…

COVID -19 : Inmates Sensitized on Coronavirus Epidemic

In a bid to prevent the spread of corona virus and safe-guard the health and hygienic status of boys in-care, Borstal institution – a centre for training and correction of young erring offenders, is sensitising inmates of Nigerian Correctional Centres of how to deal with the Coronavirus. Borstal is also the juvenile arm of Nigerian…

UK health secretary tests positive for coronavirus

Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Friday said he had tested positive for COVID-19, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was self-isolating with “mild symptoms” of the virus. “Following medical advice, I was advised to test for #Coronavirus. I’ve tested positive. Thankfully my symptoms are mild and I’m working from home & self-isolating,” Hancock…

Lassa fever death toll hits 193 in Nigeria

The death toll from the Lassa fever outbreak of Lassa fever has risen to 173, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. The NCDC said that this represents a Case Fatality Rate (CFR), of 18.9 per cent. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of NCDC, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Abuja,…

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