The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic should not be a source of worry to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) and its host communities since measures are already put in place to contain it while members of the public are expected to play their...
Nigeria's coronavirus death toll rose on Friday with the recent surge in new cases of fatalities as the country slips into the second wave of the pandemic. The total death tally from COVID-19 in Nigeria rose to 1, 212 on Friday after...
At least 18 Nigerian Army generals have tested positive for COVID-19, military sources have claimed. According to Channels Television, the generals contracted the killer virus after they earlier came in contact with Major General Olu Irefin who died from COVID-19...
Indonesia is betting that China-made coronavirus vaccines can help it tackle one of the worst outbreaks in Asia, but analysts warn it is a wager that could leave them holding a high-interest diplomatic IOU. Beijing has promised poorer nations priority access to its...
Nigeria may be listed soon as one of the league of countries with breakthroughs in the development of candidate vaccines for tackling COVID-19 pandemic disease. This was disclosed by the Director General of the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Professor Babatunde Lawal...
The World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend countries issuing “immunity passports” for those who have recovered from COVID-19, but is looking at prospects of deploying e-vaccination certificates like those it is developing with Estonia. Estonia and the United Nations health agency in...
Commissioner for Health, Abia State, Dr Joe Osuji has disclosed that 17 members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, currently at the orientation camp at Umunna, Bende council area, have tested positive to Covid-19. Osuji, who said this in an interview with...
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday evening, confirmed 169 new cases of coronavirus infection in Nigeria. The health agency disclosed this in a statement via its Twitter handle. This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases...
The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 56 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Monday. It said that the infections brought the total number of...
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) is self-quarantining after she had mixed coronavirus test results following campaign events with Vice President Mike Pence and fellow GOP Sen. David Perdue ahead of Georgia’s two highly contested Senate runoff. In her campaign statement on Saturday, Loeffler said a...
After months of turmoil and over 42,000 deaths, Spain appeared to see light at the end of the tunnel Friday, announcing ambitious plans to vaccinate much of the population by mid-2021. “Our forecasts, under almost any reasonable scenario, show that a very substantial...
New York: US coronavirus deaths passed a quarter of a million people Wednesday as New York announced it would close schools to battle a rise in infections and protests in Europe against restrictions turned violent. America has now registered 250,029 fatalities, according to...
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating again after being in a meeting with a Member of Parliament who later tested positive for Covid-19, Downing Street said. The prime minister's spokesperson ,on Sunday, said, Johnson was informed by the National Health Service (NHS)...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has announced that Nigeria recorded 156 new cases on Friday bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 64,884 This was disclosed via its Twitter handle. It also added the new cases were recorded in 10...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced an additional 180 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID19) infections in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 63,508.The Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, gave the figures in Abuja on Thursday while updating...
Algeria’s President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, has tested positive for COVID-19. This was disclosed by the Algerian presidency on Tuesday, ending days of speculation over the health of the 74-year-old leader. The statement said the Tebbourne “continues to receive treatment...
The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that Nigeria recorded 72 new infections of COVID-19 and 1 death. This was made known by NCDC on Monday via its Twitter page. According to them, Lagos State, remains the hot...
Canada has extended its ban on non-essential international entries until the end of November as Coronavirus cases continue to rise. The travel ban was put in place since mid-March. However, travellers allowed into Canada despite the ban must still quarantine for 14 days...
A city in western China finished testing 4.7 million people for coronavirus in four days after workers at a factory tested positive, state media reported on Wednesday. Kashgar, in the far-western Xinjiang region, had tested its entire population by Tuesday...
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has revealed that Governors of the 36 states received N1billion each from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. He made this revelation on Tuesday while featuring on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has predicted a spike in the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in Nigeria in the next two weeks.This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, in Abuja on Monday at the joint national briefing...
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced four more people have died from COVID-19 virus in Nigeria, moving up the total number of deaths toll to 1,123. Review of NCDC data has showed that only two deaths was recorded last week. However, 113...
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said that 181 students and members of staff of a private boarding school located in the Lekki area of Lagos State have tested positive for COVID-19. Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof....
Johnson & Johnson’s has paused a later stage COVID-19 vaccine as a result of an “unexplained illness” of a participant while the company investigates whether the illness is related to the shot. The company said this in a statement on Monday...
On Sunday,the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced 163 cases bringing the total number of infections in the country to 60,266. There has been no record of death to the virus in the past one week aside from...
The Rivers state Government has placed N 100 m fine for violators of COVID - 19 burials protocols in the state . According to the state Commissioner for Health, Prof . Princewill Chike , on Saturday , the monetary sanction...
Three states in Nigeria with no record of COVID-19 patients currently on admission for the virus have been revealed on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). As of Tuesday September 1, three states including; Kogi, Zamfara...
A candidate of the West Africa Examination Council examination has reportedly contracted Coronavirus in Akwa Ibom state as confirmed by Governor Emmanuel Udom. Speaking on Monday August 24 during a media chat in Uyo, the Governor who did not reveal...
Minister of Health in Madagascar, Ahmad Ahmad, has been fired by the country's president as coronavirus spreads in the country. The sack came one month after Ahmad had some issues with the President for seeking external help for COVID-19. Coronavirus cases...
A total of 25 medical doctors have commenced training on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) on the fight against Covid-19 in Anambra state under the Nigerian Medical Association and sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The trainees, drawn from...