Health COVID-19: FG receives 3 ‘Smart Walk-Through Booths’ for sample collection

By Franca Ofili The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has received three ”Smart Walk-Through Booths” for COVID -19 sample collection, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General...

Nigeria’s COVID-19 deaths hit 1,103

By Abujah Racheal The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has  revealed that 1,103 persons have died from Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made...

‘526 active virus cases on admission in FCT’

Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that only 526 cases of COVID-19 are now on admission in the Federal Capital...

Plateau governor meets critical stakeholders amidst rising virus cases

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Monday met with critical stakeholders amidst the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state,...

PTF warns against neglect of virus protocols

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned against perceived neglect of the non-pharmaceutical protocols and other measures aimed at tackling the spread...

Nigerian health workers suspends strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals (JOHESU) has suspended its seven-day-old warning strike. JOHESU made the decision following a meeting of...

Britain may reintroduce national virus lockdown measures – expert

The United Kingdom may need to consider reintroducing some national COVID-19 lockdown measures as it continues to record a steady rise in its cases,...

COVID-19 confirmed cases 57,145 in Nigeria, deaths 1,095

Nigeria now has confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 189 new cases recorded on Saturday night. According to a tweet from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control,...

Nigeria records 221 new cases of COVID-19, total now 56,956

Adeyinka Akintunde Nigeria now has 56,956 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 221 new cases recorded on Friday night. According to a tweet from the Nigeria Center for...

Nigerian Institute unveils new virus testing machine

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) on Friday unveiled the first SARS-CoV-2 Isothemal Molecular Assay (SIMA) machine in the country to boost COVID-19...

Vaccine alone cannot defeat coronavirus – UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that vaccine alone cannot defeat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Guterres gave the warning while briefing newsmen in New York...

Zimbabwe eases virus restrictions as exam classes start

Zimbabwe on Tuesday lifted a ban on inter-city travel and extended working hours as the government gradually re-opens the economy by easing Covid-19 restrictions. The...

Senate faults policy on coronavirus testing by private labs only

The Senate on Tuesday faulted the policy adopted by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 which allowed only private laboratories to carry out...

438 coronavirus carriers refuse to turn up for treatment in Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says 438 active cases of COVID-19 in Lagos communities were yet to turn up for...

PTF: Nigeria winning fight against coronavirus

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...

Nigeria’s virus death toll hits 1,083

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) at midnight on Monday said that the death toll for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria had...

Nigerian government begs health workers to suspend nationwide strike

The Federal Government has appealed to the Joint Health Sector Unions to suspend its one-week warning strike nationwide. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire,...

Has Nigeria started flattening the curve?

Consistently low infection cases in the last few weeks suggest that Nigeria may actually be freeing itself from the fierce grip of the highly...

NCDC reports 160 new virus infections, two deaths

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...

COVID-19 confirmed cases now 56,017 in Nigeria

Nigeria now has 56,017 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 188 new cases recorded on Friday night. According to a tweet from the Nigeria Center for Disease...
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