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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.

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

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

COVID-19 Update: Nigeria Records Fresh 490 New Cases

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has recorded an additional 490 fresh cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing a toll to 24,567. Accordingly, seven persons lost their lives to the pandemic on Sunday, bringing the number of deaths by the virus to 565 in the country. Though there was a decline in the number of cases reported on Sunday which is 490 when compared with the previous day Saturday (770).

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was declared over as it does not constitute an international public health emergency any longer. The outbreak was recorded as the second-largest Ebola epidemic with 3,463 confirmed cases and 2,277 deaths in over two years. The Congolese Minister of Public Health, Dr. Eteni Longondo has on Thursday announced that the outbreak in the northeastern region of the country in the Ituri and North Kivu provinces. He added that DR Congo had for over 55 days not recorded a single case of the deadly disease.

COVID-19 Update: Nigeria Records 684 New Cases, Toll Now 23,298

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Fresh 684 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory on Friday, as revealed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, data.

WHO Approves Dexamethasone For Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

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Following the global fight against the Coronavirus and the need to boost recovery, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the use of dexamethasone, a steroid that has life-saving potentials, in the treatment of critically ill COVID-19 patients. Tedros Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director-General made the disclosure during a virtual briefing from Geneva, saying there is a need to increase the production of the drug for worldwide distribution. He said though "the data on it is still preliminary,” the recent finding has given the world a much-needed reason to celebrate.

COVID-19 Cases Exceed 20,000 In Nigeria

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Following the announcement of 436 new COVID-19 infections, Nigeria has on Sunday recorded over 20,000 Coronavirus cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the announcement during its daily updates in Abuja, adding that the new cases were recorded in 18 states. Lagos states recorded the highest with 169 new cases while Oyo and Plateau have 52 and 31 new cases respectively.

COVID-19: Cases May Continue To Raise, And Death Eminent – FG

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The Federal Government has warned that Nigeria might begin to record many deaths due to coronavirus in the next three weeks, as testing capacity has been enhanced and this would mean more cases to be recorded.

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.