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Catholic priest dies of Coronavirus complications in Enugu

Father Joachim Cabanyes, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, has died of Coronavirus complications. The Spanish priest of the Opus Dei prelature died at the isolation centre of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) and has been buried according to the safety guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). […]

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Benue University VC tests positive for Coronavirus

Benue State University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Msugh Hembe has tested positive for Coronavirus. Hembe who confirmed this in a post he shared on Facebook, directed all staff of the university and close associates to undergo Coronavirus test and also to isolate themselves. He wrote in the Facebook post; “On Monday, 29th June, 2020, my test […]

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Social distancing rule breached at burial ceremony of Ondo commissioner who died from Coronavirus (photos)

The burial ceremony of Ondo state’s commissioner for health, Wahab Adegbenro, was held today July 3, however a major highlight of the event was violation of the social distancing rule as advised by health authorities to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Adegbenro died from COVID-19 complications at the state Infectious Disease Hospital in Akure, Ondo […]

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Yobe discharges all Coronavirus patients, declares zero case on admission

Yobe state has declared a zero case on admission after discharging all of its Coronavirus patients. Dr Mohammed Lawan Gana, the state’s Vice Chairman on COVID-19 and Commissioner for Health made the announcement after the committee’s 14th meeting held on Wednesday July 1, in Damaturu. Gana who disclosed that the three remaining patients in the […]

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Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu tests positive for Coronavirus

Governor Rotimi Akeredelo, has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. The 63-year-old Ondo state governor announced this at a press conference in Akure, the state capital today June 30. ”I had malaria a few days ago and was treated. I did get over it and as at the time we had our party NEC and […]

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‘114-year-old’ man recovers from Coronavirus in Ethiopia (photos)

A man believed to be 114-year-old has recovered from Coronavirus in Ethiopia. Aba Tilahun Woldemichael’s family says he is 114, but there is no birth certificate to confirm his age. Dr. Hiluf Abate at Yeka Kotebe hospital who treated Aba told the BBC’s Newsday programme that he tested positive for the virus when a random […]

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Oyo’s youngest commissioner tests positive for Coronavirus

Oyo state’s commissioner for youth development and sports, Seun Fakorede has tested positive for Coronavirus. The 28 year old  commissioner made the announcement via a LinkedIn post he shared on Friday June 26. Fakorede who noted that the disease is not a death sentence, stated that he will remain in isolation and will fight the […]

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2-year-old tests positive for Coronavirus in Ogun

The Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, has announced that a 2-year-old child tested positive for Coronavirus at its facility. According to the Spokesperson of the hospital, Segun Orisajo, the child was admitted eight days ago on account of breathlessness and tests carried out on her showed she had the virus. Orisajo said; […]

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Kogi’s alleged index case of Coronavirus only suffered a bee sting – Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo

The Kogi state government has again countered claims of the state having cases of Coronavirus by stating that the alleged index case in the state only suffered a bee sting. Kingsley Fanwo, the state’s commissioner for information and communication disclosed this in a statement released on Monday June 8. Reacting to NCDC’s May 27 announcement […]

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Coronavirus patient who escaped treatment arrested while selling okirika in Ondo market

A female Coronavirus patient who escaped from getting treatment was arrested on Saturday evening at the popular Oja-Oba market in Akure while selling second-hand clothes popularly known as ‘okrika’. The lady was diagnosed with the deadly disease in Imo State before she travelled down to the Ondo State capital without submitting herself for treatment. The […]

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Bayelsa confirms first Coronavirus death

The Bayelsa state Government has confirmed the death of a Coronavirus patient from complications linked to the disease. The Director of Public Health in the state’s ministry of health and member of the state COVID-19 task force committee, Dr Jones Stowe who confirmed the death of the patient said the deceased is one of the […]

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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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Confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria hit 8068 after 229 people tested positive in 24 hours

Confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria has now hit 8068 after 229 people tested positive on Monday, May 25, 2020. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, 90 cases were recorded in Lagos, 27 in Katsina, 26 in Imo, 23 in Kano, 14 in FCT, 12 in Plateau, 9 in Ogun, 7 in Delta, […]

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Manager of demolished hotel among 27 new cases of Coronavirus – Rivers government

The Rivers state government has announced that the manager of a hotel which was demolished by Governor Nyesom Wike for violating the lockdown order he issued, has tested positive for Coronavirus.   In an announcement made on Sunday May 24, the Rivers government said the Manager of Prodest Hotel, Bariledum Azoroh is among the 27 new cases […]

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10 members of a family test positive for Coronavirus in Kaduna

10 members of a family have tested positive for the Covid -19 in Kaduna state. The governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai, who disclosed this to newsmen, said a total of 18 cases were recorded in the state today, May 21. ”Covid-19 UPDATE: 18 new cases were recorded today, 10 of whom are family members […]

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Large doses of vitamin D won’t do anything to help or prevent Coronavirus – Scientists say

Scientists have dismissed claims that ‘mega doses’ of vitamin D can protect or prevent against the novel Coronavirus. However, they have emphasised the importance of maintaining a healthy level of vitamin D in the body. The dismissal by the scientists comes after some online articles claimed that large doses of the vitamin can act as […]

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Two Coronavirus patients abscond in Kaduna state

Two Coronavirus patients have reportedly absconded after being notified of their test results by health officials in Kaduna state. In a statement released today May 10, Kaduna state’s Commissioner of Health Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni said the two patients had been on isolation pending receipts of their test results, and had been duly informed on Friday […]

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Trump daughter’s personal assistant tests positive for Coronavirus

A personal assistant to Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump has reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus. A source familiar with the matter told CNN that the assistant who works in a personal capacity for US President Donald Trump’s daughter, has not been around Ivanka Trump in several weeks. It was gathered that the […]

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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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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 […]