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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 304 New Cases, Lowest In 8 Weeks

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Nigeria in eight weeks has on Sunday recorded its first lowest record of confirmed COVID-19 new cases with 304, bringing the country's total to 43,841 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed.

Just In: Foreign Affairs Minister Test Positive For COVID-19

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The Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama has been confirmed positive for coronavirus.

Russia Successfully Completes 1st COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

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The Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University in Russian has successfully completed the World's first clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine on humans. The Director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, Vadim Tarasov said the vaccine was produced by Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology on June 18, 2020.

Delta State Governor Okowa Test Positive For COVID-19

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The governor of Delta State IfeanyiOkowa and wife Edith Okowahave tested positive for COVID-19.

Clinicians May Begin Dexamethasone Trials On COVID-19 Patients- Health Minister

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The battle against coronavirus seems to harden further even as the federal government has suggested clinical trials of the drug, Dexamethasone for COVID-19 treatment.

Resident Doctors Commence Indefinite Nationwide Strike

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Resident doctors under the umbrella of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have commenced an indefinite nationwide industrial action after the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum issued to the Government to meet their demands.

Kwara Deputy Gov And Wife Test Positive For COVID-19

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Kwara state Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi and his wife Abieyuwa Alabi, have tested positive for COVID-19. The information was made public by the state's Technical Committee on COVID-19 spokesperson, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Tuesday. In a statement titled, "Kwara Dep Gov. wife test positive for COVID-19, it was revealed that immediate contact tracing and tests have commenced with regard to the development.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Mass Deaths Eminent – PTF

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The Federal Government has warned that eventually if the second wave of coronavirus strikes in Nigeria, it will jeopardize the economy and cause mass deaths to the public. The statement was made by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu while giving an update on the daily briefing in Abuja. According to him, he advised businesses that are planning to re-open to abide by the precautions set out for the COVID-19 protocol at public places.

COVID-19: Lagos Announce Reopening Of Worship Centres, August 7 And 9

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The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced that places of worship in the state will reopen from Friday, August 7. The governor confirmed this on Saturday, during a media briefing on COVID-19. While churches and mosques will be allowed to reopen, nightclubs will remain shut. According to Sanwo-Olu religious leaders must make available hand sanitizers, thermometer guns for reading temperature, adding that the state government will ensure that social distancing is maintained.

NAFDAC Completes Lab Analysis Of Madagascar COVID-19 Tonic

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has concluded the laboratory analysis of the Covid-19 herbal tonic produced by Madagascan government, PUNCH reports.

COVID-19 Update: Infection Now 38,344 As Death Toll Hit 813

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed that the number of deaths of persons arising from the complication of coronavirus has now reached 813 and the total infected persons have hit 38,344.

Governor Fayemi Tests Positive To COVID-19 As Global Cases Exceeds 15 million

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has tested positive for COVID-19; The Governor who had tested negative on two occasions made this disclosure through his twitter handle. The governor who joins the growing list of state governors and other high profile Nigerians who have tested positive for coronavirus has delegated his deputy, Bisi Egbeyemi, to act in his absence, as he is in self-isolation.

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 241 New Cases

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The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that as at yesterday Tuesday Nigeria has recorded an additional 241 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection pushing the toll to 10,819. Meanwhile, 15 deaths were also recorded from the deadly virus, bringing the total deaths to 314. Although,there was an observed decrease in the number of the infection on Tuesday when compared to that recorded on Monday.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.