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.

Doctors Seeks Lockdown Extension

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has advised the Federal Government for an extension in the lockdown ending 27th April 2020, ahead of the imminent review of the lockdown imposed by the President Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT.

ECOWAS Task President Buhari To Champion COVID-19 Battle

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.

No Evidence That Recovered COVID-19 Patients Are Immune To Reinfection - WHO

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.

Coronavirus: Zamfara State Record Index Case

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had last night said two persons in Zamfara state have been tested positive for coronavirus.

COVID-19: Nigerian Military Produces First Mechanical Ventilator & PPE

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.

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