National Association of Pharmaceutical Technologists and Pharmacy Technicians of Nigeria (NAPPTON) has demanded inclusion of its members in the COVID 19 response plan, as well as adequate provision of Personal Protective Equipment for Health Workers in the state. The body also assured its...
The Ekiti State Government said on Friday that it has concluded arrangements to open its own COVID-19 testing laboratories in the next one week. When in place, the laboratories would serve as places where suspected Coronavirus infected patients could be tested without having...
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday advised governments to clinically test a herbal drink touted by Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina as a remedy against coronavirus. The Covid-Organics infusion is derived from artemisia — a plant with proven anti-malarial properties — and other...
The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) says it will soon produce a vaccine for Coronavirus (COVID 19). The institution said this in a Bulletin issued on Monday that a team of medical experts and scientists led by a Professor of Medical Virology, Prof. Mathew...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that Nigeria has expressed interest to be part of the global solidarity trial of the vaccines being developed to tackle COVID 19 pandemic and efforts are underway to start the process in the country.  The Officer...
Africa richest man Aliko Dangote has assured Nigerians that he is committed to mobilising efforts and resources both within the private sector as well as from other sectors to help eliminate malaria and address epidemics like the current COVID19. In a statement to...
The Lagos State Government has urged the public to desist from stigmatising health facilities that might have been exposed to COVID-19 cases in the state. Dr Abiola Idowu, Executive Secretary, State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), made the plea in a...
As Yobe sets Up Mobile Courts The Borno task force on COVID19 says at least 104 persons had contact with the index case in the state. And neighbouring Yobe State sets up Mobile courts at all the state borders to try...
The Police and some medical personnel at Osun/Oyo border on Sunday evening reportedly intercepted a car, said to have conveyed a sick man, who eventually died while being checked. According to a report, the vehicle was stopped at Odo Oba, Iwo, an entry...
LAGOS, Nigeria,   The Private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has ordered for 250,000 supplies for tests and another 150,000 extraction kits to fast-track molecular testing for the deadly coronavirus, noting that the reality of the situation at hand was such that...
The Delta State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association has warned its members and other health workers not to go near any COVID-19 patients without appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. The association said doctors and healthcare workers need to be adequately protected to save...
The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has expressed his readiness to donate his blood as sample for research in the quest to find a cure to the COVID-19 pandemic. When necessary, he said, his blood could be taken for evaluation by experts on...
The Immigration boss had tested positive to COVID-19 on March 29, and had been on self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom. Mr James said the news of the Comptroller General testing negative twice after self-isolation came with great relief and thanks...
The Lagos State government on Tuesday announced the discharge of eight coronavirus patients after making full recovery from the deadly virus. “8 more people; 2 females and 6 males have tested negative and fully recovered from #COVID19,” Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has treated 228 active cases of COVID-19 and discharged 85 of them as the total number of the cases in the country rises to 323. The NCDC, through its verified Twitter account, said on Sunday that...
The Nigerian Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has said he is not aware if health workers treating coronavirus patients are being paid hazard allowance. The minister made the disclosure during a meeting with the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and the leadership of the...
The Federal Government of Nigeria has assured health workers battling to keep Nigerians safe from the coronavirus pandemic disease an insurance cover policy. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, stated this today in Abuja. "Adequate insurance,...
The Federal Government has said that conducting mass testing for Coronavirus in Nigeria would not be feasible now given the nation’s over 200 million population. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen after the arrival of the Chinese...
The Nigerian Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Friday, said that Chinese doctors, nurses and medical experts would arrive in Nigeria in a few days to assist in the fight against COVID-19. The minister said this during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19...
The Ogun State, chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association has raised the alarm over the possible spread of COVID-19 in the state. It, therefore, asked the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, to lock down the state for at least two weeks in view of the increasing cases of COVID–19 across...
The Nigerian Medical Association lashed out at the federal and state governments for failing to contain the spread of the disease. The NMA, in a statement by its President, Dr Francis Faduyile, raised the alarm over the absence of respirators and other equipment at some of the designated coronavirus...
The US has approved the anti-malarial drug chloroquine for use as a treatment against the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump said Thursday. “We’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately, and that’s where the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has been so great,”...
The Bauchi State Surveillance Support has disclosed that Lassa fever has killed two medical doctors and 14 other people in the state. The Surveillance officer, Dr. Suleiman Lawal, told journalists yesterday at the Lassa Fever Camp, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), that 43 cases had...
Governor Bala Mohammed has disclosed that a district head in Bauchi State has been killed by Lassa fever. This was contained in a statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Lawal Muazu, on Monday. According to the statement, the governor did...
There are indications that children and people from Africa may have special protection against coronavirus. While a recent study has backed up claims that the virus was less severe in children and less likely to kill them compared to adults, there was yet any scientific evidence supporting the latter notion.