Osun records 13 fresh COVID-19 cases, discharges 21 patients

The Osun State government has confirmed 13 fresh cases of COVID-19 and the discharge of 21 patients who have recovered from the virus after treatment. Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, State Commissioner for Health, who confirmed this on Monday night in Osogbo, said that the 21 patients were discharged from its Treatment and Isolation Centers in the State. […]

COVID-19: FCT releases list of testing centres

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has released a list of COVID-19 testing centres in Abuja. The list was revealed in a post on the official Twitter handle of the FCTA on Sunday. In the post, the FCTA isted seven hospitals where COVID-19 test can be taken. Garki general and Nyanya hospital were listed among the certified […]

Osun commissioners to undergo test

The Osun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, has said all members of the Osun State cabinet would be subjected to COVID-19 test. Responding to an inquiry on Thursday following insinuations that a top political office holder in the state had tested positive for coronavirus, Isamotu insisted that no official of the government, apart […]

Deaths surge as doctors feud over COVID-19 pre-admission status

• Experts knock FG, NCDC over criminalisation of private care Many private hospitals now insist on a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) certificate before attending to sick patients, a situation that has inadvertently led to many non-COVID-19 deaths. The Guardian investigation revealed that some patients, as a result, can no longer visit the hospital, while some hospitals are […]

NCDC, WHO laud Akwa Ibom government on investment in healthcare

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has commended Akwa Ibom State government for investing in the health sector, which has translated to building institutional capacity to address healthcare needs of the citizenry as well as an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The commendation came from Director-General, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who was in […]

WHO reports ‘largest daily increase’ in COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported the largest daily increase in global coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday, registering more than 183,000 new infections in 24 hours. With this, the number of infections as of Sunday evening rose to 8.8 million cases worldwide, with more than 465,000 deaths. Officials of the agency during a virtual briefing from Geneva on Monday […]

Nigeria’s polio-free status means more work, says FG

The Federal Government has said that although Nigeria’s polio-free status calls for celebration, however, more work still needs to be done to ensure that the status is maintained and that no child is ever paralysed by the virus. The country has left the league of wild polio endemic countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan, and will […]

COVID-19: Nigeria records highest daily infections- 745 cases

Nigeria on Thursday recorded its highest daily figure of confirmed COVID-19 cases yet, as 745 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). With the latest update, the total tally of infected people in the country rose to 18, 480 from 17, 735 reported on Wednesday evening. Previously, the highest daily COVID-19  cases was […]