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Diabetes, Hypertension linked to major coronavirus fatality in Nigeria as cases hits 7,000

The majority of COVID-19 deaths recorded in Nigeria were as a result of complications arising from underlining ailments such as hypertension and diabetes. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the daily Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday. He said about...

UK’s Blair: Patchy data means Africa could use antibody tests to track COVID-19

Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) - African nations should use antibody tests to find out whether the slower spread and lower mortality rate of the new coronavirus on the continent is due to patchy data or a more resilient population, former British prime minister Tony Blair...

Nigeria coronavirus jumps to 6,677 cases as northern governors worry over regions infection rates

The Northern Governors Forum, NGF, has expressed concern over the infection rates of COVID-19 across the region. That 54% of national tally and 70% of new infections are in the region was a cause for concern during their virtual meeting on Wednesday. The issue is...

WHO reports most coronavirus cases in a day, worried about poor countries

GENEVA (Reuters) - There were 106,000 new cases of new coronavirus infection recorded worldwide in the last 24 hours - the most in a single day yet, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, expressing concern for poor countries even as rich ones emerge...

Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million, infections rising in S. America

(Reuters) - Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million on Wednesday, with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily cases globally. It represents a new phase in the virus’ spread, which initially peaked...

Coronavirus tears Nigeria’s Health sector apart as infected persons hits 6,175, Fatalities 191

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria have now reached 6,175, with 191 fatalities recorded in the country. This is as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday night announced 216 new cases and nine new deaths. It said "On the 18th of May 2020, 216...

Nine States account for 51% of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria – FG

Mustapha said nine local government areas in the country accounted for 51 per cent of the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country. He stated, “Our surveillance, infection prevention and control activities identified nine high burden local government areas in the federation reporting high...

BREAKING: Nigeria’s cases of COVID-19, total now 5959

Nigeria has recorded 338 new cases of the Coronavirus across various states of the country. Announcing via its official Twitter handle on Sunday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated that 177 new cases were recorded in Lagos, 64 in Kano State, 21...

Thousands Of Schools Reopen In France As Lockdown Eases

Thousands of schools reopened throughout France on Tuesday as the government eases its coronavirus lockdown rules despite some fears of a second waves of infections. According to official figures there were 348 new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, bringing the national total to 26,991. Primary and nursery...

Kaduna Govt Quarantines 50 Persons For Violating Interstate Travel Ban

Kaduna State Standing Committee on COVID-19 says 50 persons have been quarantined at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp for violating the ban of interstate travel in compliance with the Quarantine Orders of the state. This was disclosed in a statement signed on Tuesday...