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The Federal Government has officially mandated the compulsory use of face masks for all Nigerians. This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of The Federation (SGF), and Chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha at the 31st joint national briefing of the taskforce in Abuja on Thursday.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will commence trial drug testing in Lagos Ogun, Kano, FCT and Sokoto as part of the "solidarity trial treatment" for the COVID-19. This makes Nigeria among the 100 countries participating in the testings.

Coronavirus: Confirmed Cases In Nigeria Now 4151 – NCDC


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed an additional 239 new coronavirus cases in the country.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has informed that about 29 million to 44 million Africans may get infected with the Coronavirus disease in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, according to a study.

Coronavirus: 195 Confirmed New Cases Recorded In Nigeria, Toll Now 3,145


The Nigerian government had on Wednesday recorded 195 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 3,145.

Ease On Lockdown: FG Issue New Guidlines


The Federal Government has dished out new guidelines that would guide the general public for the new phase of containment of the coronavirus from May 04th to May 17, 2020.

Nigeria Disease Agency Increases Coronavirus Testing Labs To 28

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has added two new molecular laboratory centres to its testing facilities across the country, increasing the number from 26 to 28.

Coronavirus: Nigeria Toll Now Hit 8,733 And 254 Fatalities

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has on Wednesday recorded an additional 389 new cases of the dreaded coronavirus pushing the toll now to 8,733.

Hydroxychloroquine Not Safe For COVID-19 Patients - WHO

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A clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine as a means of treatment for COVID-19 has been temporarily suspended by the World Health Organization, WHO. The move by WHO followed new data suggesting that the drugs increase mortality among patients.

COVID-19 Vaccine Passes First Human Trial, Declared Safe For Use

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Phase1 human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine called the Ad5-nCoV shows that it is safe, well-tolerated and able to generate an immune response against the SARS-CoV-2 in participants. The trial demonstrates that a single dose of the new vaccine produces virus-specific antibodies and T cells in 14 days, making it a potential candidate for further investigation.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed additional 339 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus were recorded on Thursday pushing the toll beyond 7000 persons. The agency said Lagos state recorded 139 of the deadly infections while Kano and Oyo state recorded 28 persons each.

The World Health Organisation (WHO)has said the African Region is on the verge of being certified wild poliovirus free, the Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti disclosed. According to PremiumTimes, Moeti made the disclosure on Tuesday during the virtual World Health Assembly 2020 in Geneva, adding that the certification will be a major public health milestone in Africa.

NCDC Declares The End Of Emergency Phase Of Lassa Fever Outbreak For 2020


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the end of the emergency phase of the 2020 Lassa fever outbreak, This was after a successful decline in cases below the emergency threshold, and an epidemiological review carried out by the NCDC and the World Health Organization( WHO).

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said there are at least 70 COVID-19 vaccines in development for the containment of the virus, of which three are in clinical trial stages. According to Science alert, the Public Health body published this in a recent updated list of vaccine efforts for the fight against COVID-19.

Iran's Deputy Health Minister Test Positive To Coronavirus


Iran's deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi has tested positive to coronavirus amid a major outbreak in the Islamic republic which has seen has reported 95 cases and several people dead.

EFCC Arrests Fake CBN Governor


Officials of  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Friday said it has arrested a cyber fraudster (yahoo boy) by name Onyebuchi Nwalozie Julius in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital for impersonating the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Godwin Emefiele. 

4,000 vials of Anti-Snake Venom Drugs Received by Nigerian Government


On Saturday, 27th April 2019 Government received about 4,000 vials of Anti-Snake Venom (ASV), ending months of acute shortage of the drug and bringing relief to victims of snakebites across the country. It was gathered that there was a paucity of the drug, which hit the country at the peak of snake-bites – usually between January and April when the scorching heat forces snake out of their holes to cool their bodies.

Panel Recommends Dismissal Of ES And Board Members Of NHIS


Report from the executive panel set up by the Federal Government (FG) to investigate the crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has recommended the dismissal of Usman Yusuf (Professor), the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Agency.