COVID-19: Rivers index case tests negative

The index case of coronavirus [COVID-19) in Rivers state has tested negative. Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike confirmed that the 19-year-old model from Edo state, who recently returned to Port Harcourt, tested negative. The Governor added that she would be discharged as soon as the confirmation result is received. DAILY POST recalls that the […]

Cases rise 232 as NCDC confirms eight more

THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed eight Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases last night. Of the eight new cases, five are in Lagos, two in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and one in Kaduna State, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 232. So far, 33 have been discharged and five deaths recorded. […]

Coronavirus cases in African countries nearly 8000

Fifty countries in Africa have confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases according to Worldometer to 7,933 as of Saturday morning. Within the week, Burundi, Botswana, Sierra Leone, and Malawi confirmed their index cases of the virus. Despite being surrounded by countries that have confirmed cases, Comoros, Lesotho, Sao Tome and Principe and South […]

COVID-19: Chinese experts coming to share experince only – DG NOA

Dr Garba Abari, Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), said on Saturday that the Federal Government was not importing Chinese medical experts to directly take charge of the fight against Covid-19 pandemic. Abari stated this when he featured on a Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) live programme in Abuja. He explained that the 18-man Chinese […]

COVID-19: Nigeria gets additional labs, tests 4,000

Nigeria has obtained additional eight laboratories to test for COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has stated. It also said about 6,700 contacts are being traced with about 4,000 persons tested till date.The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, made these known on Friday at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 […]

COVID-19: Nigerian govt finally moves to meet local manufacturers on PPE production

Weeks into the coronavirus crisis, the Federal Government has finally decided to meet with indigenous manufacturers to discuss local production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The government says this is part of efforts to curtail COVID-19. Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, spoke when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum on Friday. […]

BREAKING: Nigeria records six new cases of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed six new cases of coronavirus in Osun State, Nigeria. So far, there are 190 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty have been discharged with two deaths. For a breakdown of cases by states Currently;Lagos- 98FCT- 38Osun- 20Oyo- 8Akwa Ibom- 5Ogun- 4Edo- 4Kaduna- 4Bauchi- 3Enugu- […]

Lassa fever deaths in Nigeria rise to 185

Amidst the outbreak of Coronavirus disease, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, yesterday said deaths from the Lassa fever the outbreak in the country has hits 185. The Centre in its Weekly 13 situation report noted that Nigeria has been battling a Lassa fever outbreak since the beginning of the year with 951 confirmed cases. […]