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Benue governor’s wife and son test positive for COVID-19

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, his wife, Eunice Ortom and their son, have tested positive for Coronavirus. In an announcement made to newsmen by Mrs. Eunice Ortom on Friday, July 3, some of her staff also tested positive for the virus and have immediately gone into isolation. “Few moments ago this evening, I received my […]

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Nigerian man battles with health officials trying to evacuate him to an isolation center (video)

A video showing a Nigerian man wrestling with health officials trying to evacuate him to an Isolation center for treatment has gone viral. The video shows the man resisting attempts by the health officials to evacuate him. The video has since gone viral but the place where it happened was not stated. Watch video below.

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WHO suspends chloroquine trial as possible cure for Coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday May 25, announced that it has suspended the use of hydroxychloroquine in solidarity trial for the treatment of COVID-19. The drug trial was suspended on grounds of safety concern following a report published by Lancet, which revealed that more people are dying from the use of hydroxychloroquine to […]

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Hypertension, diabetes, tuberculosis, others account for 70% COVID -19 deaths – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

Dr Osagie Ehanire has said that 70 percent of Nigerians that have died from the novel Coronavirus in the country are persons with hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, HIV, cancer, and tuberculosis. He stated this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID -19 on Thursday, May 21. According to the Minister, analysis of […]

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This is thoroughly disgraceful- Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria protest FG’s plan to import Madagascar COVID19 syrup

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria has kicked against plans by the Federal government to import the COVID-19 syrup being produced in Madagascar for the treatment of patients with the viral disease here in Nigeria. President Buhari has given a directive for the importation of the herbal syrup . In a statement released by its president, […]

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Pharmacist dies after drinking chemical concoction he developed to treat Coronavirus

An Indian pharmacist was confirmed dead on Saturday May 9, after he drank a chemical concoction he developed in a bid to treat Coronavirus. 47-year-old K. Sivanesan who worked with Chennai-based Sujatha Biotech, an Ayurvedic and herbal products company which was founded 30 years ago, died on the spot while his colleague, a managing director […]

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Bodies of COVID-19 victims lie in the streets of Ecuador as death toll across Latin America passes 15,000 (Photos)

Bodies of Coronavirus victims have been seen lying in the streets of the Ecuadorian capital. On Tuesday, Forensics experts were pictured attending to the corpse of a 65-year-old man suspected of contracting COVID-19 in Quito. The lifeless body was later loaded inside a coffin when funeral home workers arrived at the scene. Back in April, […]

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Nasarawa government traces 74 contacts of lawmaker who died of Coronavirus; imposes total lockdown over rise in casess

The Nasarawa State Government has traced 74 contacts directly linked with the late Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) Adamu Suleiman Ibrahim, who died from complications related to coronavirus last week. A total lockdown has also been imposed on Nasarawa Local Government Area, hometown of the late lawmaker. Governor Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule announced […]

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Two-metre social distancing rule has ‘no scientific backing’ and should be scrapped – Ex-WHO doctor says

A Former World Health Organization doctor has rubbished the two metre social distancing rule put in place by most governments of the world, saying it should be scrapped as it has no scientific backing. Different countries have different guidelines on social distancing, which is based on the idea that the closer you are to someone […]

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Jigawa state records second COVID-19 death as pregnant wife of deceased Lagos returnee dies

Jigawa State government has recorded another Covid-19 death. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Abba Zakari, who confimed the development to Freedom Radio on Sunday night May 3, said the state recorded the second death from a pregnant female patient, a resident of Miga Local Government Area of the state, who bled to death as a […]

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Three more COVID19 deaths recorded in Kano

Three Coronavirus related deaths have been recorded in Kano state. The state Ministry of Health disclosed this via its Twitter handle this morning, Saturday May 2nd. The Ministry also confirmed 92 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the total of COVID-19 cases in the state to 311.

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Founder of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi Snr, and 7 members of his family test positive for Coronavirus

Founder of Daar communications Chief Raymond Dokpesi , his daughter-in law, along with six members of his family, have tested positive for Coronavirus. This is coming 3 days after his son and chairman of the board of the company, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr tested positive for the virus. A test conducted by the Nigeria Centre for […]

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16 Almajiris repatriated from Kano to Kaduna state, test positive for Coronavirus

About 16 Almajiris recently repatriated from Kano state to Kaduna state have tested positive for Coronavirus Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who announced this via his Twitter handle, said the new cases confirm the danger of infection from neighbouring states and the role of interstate travel in facilitating the spread of Covid-19 across states” ”KDSG […]

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Kano state COVID-19 testing center reopened

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has reopened the testing center in Kano. The testing center suspended operation on April 22 after it ran out of testing kits. Nigerians have since queried the continous suspension of COVID-19 testing in the state which has recorded many mysterious deaths. NCDC Director General, Chikwe Ihekwazu announced the […]

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Six COVID19 patients discharged in Lagos

Six more COVID19 patients have been discharged from the Lagos state Isolation center. The state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Twitter this afternoon while giving an update of the pandemic in the state. [

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Nigerian nurse dies at hospital where she works in the UK from Coronavirus while her sister is on ventilator

The Coronavirus pandemic has claimed the life of a 55-year-old Nigeria nurse and mum of two, Esther Akinsanya (left), while her older sister, 61-year-old Mary Idowu (right), is currently on a ventilator in an Intensive care unit. London Evening Standard reports that the sisters, who both work at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Woolwich, United […]

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NCDC warns Nigerians against drinking bleach to treat COVID-19

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has warned Nigerians against drinking bleach to treat COVID-19. This advise comes days after William Bryan, acting head of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, presented the results of US government research that indicated Coronavirus appeared to weaken more quickly when exposed to sunlight […]

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Plateau’s index case of Coronavirus arrived from Kano – Plateau health commissioner, Ninkong Ndam

Plateau state commissioner of health, Ninkong Ndam has disclosed that the state’s index case of Coronavirus is a 20-year-old lady identified as Hauwa Yakubu. Ndam who provided more details about the index case, said she arrived Plateau from Kano on April 17 and has been quarantined since her arrival. Her samples were taken and sent […]

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Over 40 Health workers have tested positive for COVID-19- Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has revealed that over 40 health workers have tested positive for Coronavirus in the country. The Minister disclosed this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja today, April 23. Ehanire urged all health workers in the frontline of the COVID-19 fight, to always […]

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29-year-old pregnant Health worker dies of COVID-19 in Ekiti

Ekiti state has recorded its first COVID-19 death. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, who disclosed this at a press conference this afternoon, said the deceased died on Wednesday April 22, around 6:58 am at the Intensive Care Unit of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido EkitI. According to Yaya-Kolade, the deceased was a Community […]