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COVID-19: Test of suspected case in Ondo, negative – Commissioner

Dayo Johnson Akure THE coronavirus test of a suspected case in Agadagba-Obon in Ese-Odo council area of Ondo State has come out negative. This was announced at the meeting between the State Governor, Rotimi Odunayo Akeredolu and the State Interministerial Committee on COVID-19. READ ALSOBauchi governor’s aide tests negative to COVID-19 Briefing newsmen, the Commissioner […]

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Pastor jailed for ‘claiming COVID-19 doesn’t exist in Africa’

A cleric, Augustine Yiga, has been accused by the Uganda prosecutors of telling his congregation their is no coronavirus in Uganda and Africa. The controversial pastor has been charged and jailed by the country’s authorities for “doing acts likely to cause the spread of COVID-19”, AFP reported. Report indicated that the alleged denial of the […]

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COVID-19: Holding breath, hot weather does not prevent transmission – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says holding breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort does not mean an individual is free from the COVID-19 disease. WHO in a statement on Sunday said that the best way to confirm if an individual has the virus was through a laboratory test “You cannot […]

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COVID-19: Extend Assistance To Other States Apart From Lagos, Lawmakers Beg Banks

The senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions has urged banks to look beyond Lagos in its assistance in tackling COVID-19. Uba Sani, senator representing Kaduna central and chairman of the committee, made this known in a statement on Sunday. He said, “The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions is […]

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COVID-19: Tinubu donates N200m to Lagos  govt, NCDC

By Dapo Akinrefon LAGOS—NATIONAL Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, donated N200 million as part of efforts in fighting the scourge of coronavirus. Tinubu, who made this known on his Twitter handle, while announcing the suspension of this year’s Bola Tinubu Colloquium, said the donation was made to the Lagos […]

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 111

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported fourteen new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 111. According to the NCDC, nine new cases were confirmed in Lagos while five new cases were confirmed in Abuja. READ ALSO: FULL SPEECH: Buhari’s Nationwide Broadcast On Coronavirus Of the 111 […]

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COVID-19: 90 Arrested For Setting Police Station Ablaze In Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested 90 persons for allegedly setting ablaze Kusada Divisional Police Station over suspension of Friday congregational prayer by the state government to contain the spread of COVID-19. The police command spokesman, Gambo Isah, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen on Saturday in Katsina. According to the […]

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COVID-19 and cancer: Nigeria’s unique quadruple jeopardy

Illustrative, Medical staff The Covid-19 pandemic has created several tragi-comic double jeopardies which are peculiar to Nigeria – the politician or elite who previously felt too “big” to attend local hospitals, but is now forced to either eat humble pie or die; the doctor whose job puts him at the greatest risk of contracting the […]

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Princess Maria Teresa of Spain becomes First Royal to Pass from COVID-19 | Check out World Updates

The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in the United States surpassed 100,000 on Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker. In Italy, however, there are now 919 new deaths from coronavirus, the highest number of fatalities any country has reported in the space of 24 hours since the outbreak. The […]

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Fani-Kayode Reacts As Buhari Receives COVID-19 Updates From Health Minister

Buhari meets Health minister and NCDC DG Femi Fani Kayode, a former minister for aviation has lambasted president Muhammadu Buhari after his media aides shared photos of his briefings with the health minister and NCDC boss over the coronavirus pandemic rocking the nation. Read Also: Covid-19: Buhari Receives Health Minister, NCDC DG At Presidential Villa (Photos) […]

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BREAKING: Governor El-Rufai Tests Positive For Covid-19

Governor El- Rufai Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has tested positive for coronavirus. This was made known in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan on Saturday evening. The statement read thus: “Earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the Covid-19 test. The result came in this evening, and I regret to […]

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