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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has ensured countries that the organisation will make COVID-19 vaccine accessible once a proven vaccine is developed and available. The Director-General, WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus made this assertion while addressing the committee during a virtual session of the 70th WHO Regional Committee for Africa. "Our continent is facing a health crisis unlike any we have faced before. Yesterday, we crossed 1 million reported cases in the region, with more than 20,000 deaths. The number of cases has doubled just in the past 6 weeks,"

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.

COVID-19: Nigeria Shuts Down Two Isolation Centres

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has disclosed that the death toll of the pandemic on the continent has surpassed 35,000; meanwhile, Nigeria has shutdown two (2) of its COVID-19 isolation centre due to lack of patients. According to Africa CDC, of 1,437,339 infections about 1,185,054 patients have recovered which is very positive. South Africa with 668,529 cases is the 10th most-affected nation globally while the first (1st) in Africa. Nigeria on the other hand is the fourth most impacted country in the continent after South Africa, Egypt and Ethiopia.

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 111 New Infections, 2 Deaths

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Nigeria has on Wednesday recorded a total of 111 new infections of the coronavirus, bringing the cases of infections in the country to 57,724, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said.

COVID-19 Update: Nigeria Records 221 New Cases As The Death Toll Jumps To 1,096

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The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has today revealed that the agency has recorded 221 new cases of the coronavirus in the country with one death, shooting the death toll to 1,096.

COVID-19 Update: Nigerian Death Toll Hit 1,083 – NCDC

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday disclosed that the death toll for the coronavirus in the country now has jumped to 1,083. The health agency made this known through its official twitter handle, saying that about 132 new infections were recorded. It stated that one new death was recorded that made the death toll to hit 1,083.

Hazard Allowance, Withheld Salaries: JOHESU Embark On Nationwide Industrial Action

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The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), the Umbrella body of health workers in Nigeria has directed its members to proceed on nationwide industrial action until further notice.
JOHESU, in its statement, directed its members to withdraw their services from midnight of today, September 13, 2020. The statement titled, “Notice of 15days ultimatum/outcome of JOHESU expanded NEC meeting”. The leadership of the union had on Friday had a lengthy discussion with the federal government on their grievances of unpaid hazard allowance of the COVID-19 as promised by the federal government as well as the withheld of salaries of some of its members by some state governors.

COVID-19: Buhari Approves N8.9 Billion Hazard Allowance For Health Workers

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an additional N8.9 billion for COVID-19 hazard allowances for all health workers in Nigeria. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made this known at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) briefing on Thursday.

World COVID-19 Cases Close To One Million

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The world's coronavirus death surpassed 990,000 on Saturday nears one million, with the US, Brazil and India making up nearly half of the total, according to Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States of America remains the country worst hit by the pandemic, with 7,065,019 cases and 204,249 deaths, making up more than 20 percent of the global death toll. Although the number is likely to be much higher as testing rates in many countries remain low, with virus-related deaths not being recorded.

COVID-19 Update: NCDC Announces 156 New Cases

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Nigeria on Friday recorded one of the country's lowest daily infections in almost four months with 156 cases recorded. The latest daily figure brings the total number of infections in the country to 54,743. This is according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night.

COVID-19 Update: Nigeria Records 143 Fresh Cases With Plateau Topping List

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Nigeria's COVID-19 cases have gone beyond 54,000 after 143 fresh infections were confirmed on Monday. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Plateau state topped the list of those with new cases for the seventh consecutive day with 35 positive samples, followed by Kaduna with 21 and Lagos with 19. Other states with cases recorded are FCT (13), Ebonyi (9), Adamawa (7), Enugu (7), Katsina (7), Edo (6), and Kwara (5). Osun State recorded three fresh cases, followed by Anambra with 2, then Kano with 2, Niger (2), Ogun (2), Benue (1), Borno (1), and Sokoto (1).

Health Commissioner Recovers As Nigeria Records Its Lowest COVID-19 Cases In 4 Months

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Lagos State Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi, has recovered from COVID-19 after testing positive. Gbenga Omotoso, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, made this disclosure in a tweet he shared. Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that 138 more infections were reported in the last 24 hours, which is the lowest number of Cases In Four Months.

COVID-19 Could End Within Two Years - WHO

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The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has expressed optimism saying he hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be over in under two years. Speaking at a conference in Geneva, on Friday, the head of the health organization said the Spanish flu of 1918 had taken two years to overcome. He added that current advances in technology in the healthcare sector could enable the world to bring to an end the virus "in a shorter time" according to the BBC.

Nigeria's COVID-19 Toll Surpass 50,000 Mark

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday night announced new 593 confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total in the country to 50,488. The new cases were reported from 16 states: Plateau (186), Lagos (172), FCT (62), Oyo (27), Delta (25), Rivers (20), Ondo (19), Edo (18), Kaduna (17), Enugu (12), Akwa Ibom (10), Ogun (7), Abia (6), Gombe (6), Kano (3) and Osun (3). The deadly virus has so far claimed the lives of 985, while 37,304 patients have recovered.