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COVID-19: NCDC reports 90 new Infections, 5 deaths in Nigeria

By Abujah Racheal Abuja, Sept. 16, 2020 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 90 new infections and five deaths due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country bringing the nation’s total confirmed cases to 56,478. The NCDC disclosed this on its...

COVID-19: Indigenous scientist claims production of effective remedy

By Nathan Nwakamma Yenagoa, Sept. 15, 2020 An indigenous scientist, Chief Apollos Keniyinbo, on Tuesday solicited the support of stakeholders to showcase a solution, he claimed to have found for the novel coronavirus. Keniyinbo, who heads the Centre for Creative Scientists in Niger Delta, spoke...

COVID-19: NCDC urges returning travellers to adhere to protocols

By Abujah Racheal Abuja, Sept 14, 2020 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has appealed for the cooperation of all returning travelers by adhering to COVID-19 protocols to ensure that no positive case was imported into the country. The Head of Department, Surveillance and Epidemiology...

Nigeria winning fight against COVID-19 – PTF

By Abujah Racheal Abuja, Sept. 14, 2020 Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF)/Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, says Nigeria’s national response on COVID-19 is achieving impressive results. The PTF chairman, who stated this at the...

Nigeria moves towards homegrown COVID-19 treatment

By Sylvester Thompson Abuja, Sept.14, 2020 The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has inaugurated a Ministerial Committee on herbal remedies and natural compounds towards developing a homegrown treatment for COVID-19 pandemic. Naija247news reports that the committee has eminent scientists and Fellows of...

COVID-19: NCDC reports 160 new infections, 2 deaths

By Abujah Racheal Abuja, Sept. 13, 2020 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 160 new infections of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 56,177. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday. Naija247news reports that the...

National Reference Laboratory to provide genomics sequencing capacity for COVID-19 in Africa

By Abujah Racheal Abuja, Sept. 12, 2020 The National Reference Laboratory (NRL), has been selected as one of 12 laboratories in Africa that will provide genomic sequencing capacity for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the continent. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control...

Stakeholders call for proactive measures against post COVID-19 suicide

Lagos, Sept. 12, 2020 Some stakeholders in mental health have called for proactive measures to be put in place to prevent incidences of suicide in Nigeria post COVID-19. They made the call at an Annual National E-conference organised by the Suicide Research and Prevention...

Exit students: NGO supports 30 schools to achieve COVID-19 safety protocols

By Ishaq Zaki Kaura-Namoda (Zamfara), Sept. 12, 2020 The Development Research and Project Center (DRPC), an NGO, says it has initiated a COVID-19 safety intervention, to enable exit students write their final year examinations in 30 secondary schools in the country. Dr Abubakar Danladi, the...

COVID-19: NCDC announces 188 new cases, total infections hit 56,017

By Abujah Racheal Abuja, Sept. 12, 2020 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 188 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country with total number of infections now 56,017. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Friday,...
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