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COVID-19: Buhari govt directs civil servants to work from home

The Nigerian government has charged civil servants on grade level 12 and below to work from home, amid the spike in COVID-19 cases. Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of Civil Service said civil servants within the cadre should keep working from home till the end of February. Yemi-Esan’s directive was contained in a circular dated January 26,…

Plateau Reports 100 New COVID-19 Cases, As Three More Die Nationwide

Nigeria on Monday reported 1,430 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the nation’s disease control agency. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also said three more COVID-19 deaths had occurred. Trailing Lagos, the nation’s epicenter of the virus, Plateau state recorded 100 new cases. The middle-belt state is now the third worst-hit…

COVID-19: Greece Bans Large Gatherings For ‘Health’ Reasons

Greek police on Tuesday announced a ban on large gatherings for a week for public health reasons, ahead of expected protests on a number of issues. “All public gatherings of over 100 people (are restricted) until February 1,” the police said in a statement. Student groups have been demonstrating for weeks against plans to introduce…

Nigeria Records 15 More COVID-19 Deaths

Nigeria on Tuesday added 15 more deaths to its coronavirus toll, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. In a late-night tweet, the disease control agency added that 1,303 new cases had been confirmed nationwide. To date, 124,299 cases have been confirmed, 99,276 cases discharged and 1522 deaths recorded across the 36 states and…

COVID-19 Vaccine: Firms Must Deliver, Says EU Chief

Companies producing Covid-19 vaccines “must deliver”, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday as tensions mounted between her European Commission and pharmaceutical firms over delayed deliveries. “Europe invested billions to help develop the world’s first Covid-19 vaccines,” she said in a live video address to an online-only version of the annual World Economic…

COVID-19: Nigeria records 1,430 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has reported 1,430 new coronavirus infections in the country. The health agency disclosed this via its verified Twitter account on Monday night. The centre also confirmed the nation’s death toll now stands at 1,507. The NCDC stated that so far, 98,359 patients have been discharged from treatment centers…

COVID-19 vaccine to be rolled out from March – FG

The federal government says COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be rolled out from late March or April 2021. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire made this known on Monday at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing in Abuja. He said the quantity ordered from AVATT of the Africa Union Commission will depend on the country’s capacity…

Fed Govt develops handbook for home-based COVID-19 care

A handbook to aid home-based COVID-19 treatment is underway, the Federal Government hinted on Monday. The handbook is to reduce the pressure on health facilities and free bed spaces for serious and critical cases. The government noted that the book will guide patients who will be assigned to a specific case manager linked to a…

School embarks on mass production of ventilators, sanitisers

The Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu, is blazing the trail in the production of ventilators, sanitisers and face masks as its own contributions to efforts aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the country. The college offers degree programmes in Dental Technology, Dental Therapy, Public Health, Orthosis and Prosthesis and…

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