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COVID-19: Concerns As More Test Kits Fail Validation

BY PATIENCE IVIE IHEJIRIKA,  Test to diagnose viral infection like the SARS-CoV-2 is key to controlling the pandemic, but achieving testing target has not been feasible in Nigeria. This is partly due to delay in getting test results and lack of adequate equipment and reagents needed to carry out the PCR test. In a bid […]

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COVID-19: Household survey gives understanding of infection – NCDC

NCDC, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) and their partners are conducting household Seroprevalence surveys in four states in Nigeria. The post COVID-19: Household survey gives understanding of infection – NCDC appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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‘Be careful,’ SGF concerned #EndSARS protesters are spreading COVID-19

<p class="">He believes mass gatherings at protests has created an opportunity for the virus to spread.</p> <h1>The chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, is concerned that #EndSARS protesters are transmitting the coronavirus and constitute a danger to themselves and their families.</h1> <p class="">Nigerians have been protesting for two weeks for the […]

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Nigeria winning COVID-19 war, PTF declares

<p class="">The SGF says the focus of the next steps would be on consolidating the gains.</p> <h1>The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 says the nation is winning the war against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.</h1> <p class="">The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, <strong>Boss Mustapha</strong>, said […]

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59 COVID-19 cases recorded in Ibadan company – Oyo govt

The Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19 has said that a total of 72 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in the state on Friday. The task force, in a statement issued on Saturday by the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, said that 59 out of the 72 cases were recorded […]

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Mental Health In The Phase Of COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting billions of people around the world, experts worry that the pandemic will further impact negatively on people’s mental health, PATIENCE IVIE IHEJIRIKA and ROYAL IBE write. Mental health problem has become a global health burden, with close to one billion people living with a mental disorder and one person dying […]

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59 COVID-19 cases recorded in Ibadan company — Oyo govt

The Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19 has said that a total of 72 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in the state on Friday. The task force, in a statement issued on Saturday by the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, said that 59 out of the 72 cases were recorded […]

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International women society rallies support for Nigerian women hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic

<p class="">Once women suffer, the society suffers.</p> <h1>The International Women Society (IWS) has urged its new inductees to join hands and help alleviate the sufferings of vulnerable Nigerian women struggling to recover from the harsh economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.</h1> <p class="">The appeal is in tandem with the objective of the society which seeks […]

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181 students, staff test positive for COVID-19 in Lagos school

The Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, said a surveillance and case investigation in the school revealed the infection. The post 181 students, staff test positive for COVID-19 in Lagos school appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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Nigeria records 212 new COVID-19 cases

<p class="">The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 212 new cases of Coronavirus(COVID-19) in the country.</p> <h1>The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Friday.</h1> <p class="">The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), reports that a total of eight states have recorded 212 infections in the country in the last 24 hours.</p> <p […]

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181 students, staff of Lagos school infected with COVID-19

<p class=""> Lagos State Government says that 181 students and staff of a private boarding school in Lekki area of the state have tested positive to COVID-19 infection.</p> <h1>Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Lagos.</h1> <p class="">Abayomi said that the cases were detected during COVID-19 […]

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