New COVID-19 cases, discharge and deaths.

On the 1st of September 2020, 239 new confirmed cases of covid-19 and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 54247 cases have been confirmed, 42010 cases have been discharged and 1023 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Read Also: Babatunde Ogunbanwo: Anglican bishop reveals what Buhari has […]

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20 LGA responsible for 50% of COVID-19 cases –NGF

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum says only 20 local government areas are responsible for 50 per cent of COVID-19 cases recorded across the country, The NGF’s Chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State disclosed this on Wednesday during the 15th teleconference meeting of the forum. In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, Fayemi […]

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NCDC blames low COVID 19 test on poor health system

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says the country’s low testing capacity is due to the poor health system and not infrastructure as many presumed. Speaking in a live TV programme in Abuja on Monday, the NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu disclosed that the fight against COVID-19 is a collective effort that requires the efforts of […]

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NCDC opens new COVID-19 laboratory in Anambra

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has opened one new COVID-19 testing laboratory in the country. The agency made this known via its official Twitter handle @NCDCgov. The new laboratory is located at the General Hospital Onitsha, Anambra, bringing the number of COVID-19 testing laboratories to 63 in Nigeria. The agency tweeted: “We […]

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Nothing can control COVID-19 as vaccine –Ihekweazu

Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, says nothing can control COVID-19 as a vaccine. The NCDC boss disclosed this at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday in Abuja, noting that the world needs a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19. Ihekweazu said, “No single measure will have […]

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Adopt localised measures to fight COVID-19 _ WHO

The World Health Organisation has urged countries to adopt ‘localised’ strategies against COVID-19, rather than re-imposing national lockdowns due to the health, social and economic repercussions. Head of WHO’s Emerging Diseases and Zoonosis Unit, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, stated that as at March, when COVID-19 pandemic spiralled out of control across the globe, over 100 […]

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Lalong in isolation as commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

Plateau State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Abe Aku, has tested positive for COVID-19. Governor Simon Lalong has since directed all members of the State Executive Council to go on self-isolation and thereafter make themselves available for coronavirus tests. It was also gathered that the governor, who earlier tested negative for the virus, had since […]

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COVID-19: UK reimposes lockdown on Leicester

The British government on Monday ordered schools and non-essential shops in the central English city of Leicester to close after a localised outbreak of coronavirus. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said nationwide moves to ease a three-month lockdown would be reversed in Leicester, where the infection rate is three times as high as the next worst-affected […]

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We’ll resist pressure to reopen schools – FG

The Federal Government on Wednesday said although it had been under pressure to reopen schools amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it would resist such. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday. He said, “The Ministry is indeed under intense pressure to reopen schools but will […]

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