Coca Cola Company through its philanthropic foundation has given a grant to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to help in the fight against the Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Nigeria has on Sunday recorded 91 additional cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), making the total number of confirmed cases to 1273, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said. According to a tweet by the NCDC, 43 cases were recorded in Lagos State, 8 in Sokoto, 6 in Taraba, and 5 in Kaduna and Gombe.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has charged the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari to champion the battle against COVID-19 pandemic and also prevent the spread in the region. President Buhari today, Thursday 23rd of April via teleconference participated in extraordinary summit of the Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS in Abuja where he was giving the responsibility.
Following the concept of “immunity passports” or “risk-free certificates” which argues that individuals can only contract the Coronavirus once, being peddled as a way of allowing people protected against reinfection to return to work, the World Health Organization, WHO has recanted against the unproven theory as well as proposals for reopening society that is based on this supposed immunity.
The Nigerian military through the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) has produced its first and Nigeria's first digital mechanical ventilator (DICOVENT) to help decrease the fatality ratio of COVID-19 in the country. Major General John Enenche, Coordinator Defence Media Operations during a media briefing at the Defence Headquarters Abuja stated that the newly designed low-cost machine is a simple mechanical ventilator that can deliver positive pressured ventilation using a volume-controlled ventilation (VCV) system.