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BREAKING: Nigeria Records 12 New COVID-19 Infections, Total Cases Rise To 151

BREAKING: Nigeria Records 12 New COVID-19 Infections, Total Cases Rise To 151

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Nigeria has recorded 12 new COVID-19 infections as the total cases have risen to 151. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed the new figures in a tweet on Wednesday in its latest update on the disease. The agency while giving the breakdown of the cases, reported nine in Osun State, two in Edo State and one in Ekiti State. According to the NCDC, “Twelve new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Osun, 2 in Edo and 1 in Ekiti State. “As at 12:30 pm 1st April, there are 151 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths”.
BREAKING: Nigeria Records Four New COVID-19 Infections, Total Cases Rise To 139

BREAKING: Nigeria Records Four New COVID-19 Infections, Total Cases Rise To 139

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria has risen to 139, following the discovery of four new cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed the new figure in a tweet on Tuesday, in its latest update on the disease. Of the new cases, three were confirmed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) while one new case was discovered in Lagos. This comes two days after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the restriction of movement in Lagos, Abuja, and Ogun State. President Buhari had made the declaration as part of measures to curtail the spread of the virus in the country. Following the lockdown order, the President signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared COVID-19 a dangerous infectious disease. According to his media aide...
BREAKING: Nigeria Records Four New Cases Of COVID-19

BREAKING: Nigeria Records Four New Cases Of COVID-19

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Advertisement BREAKING: Nigeria Records Four New Cases Of COVID-19 Channels Television Updated March 31, 2020 21814 A hospital employee wearing a protective mask and gear shows a swab, a cotton swab for taking mouth specimen. Miguel MEDINA / AFP   Nigeria has recorded four new cases of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the announcement through its Twitter handle on Tuesday. According to the agency, three of the cas...
BREAKING: Nigeria Confirms 20 New Coronavirus Cases

BREAKING: Nigeria Confirms 20 New Coronavirus Cases

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Nigeria has confirmed twenty new cases of coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).  In a tweet on its official handle, the NCDC noted that 13 of the cases were confirmed in Lagos State, four in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Kaduna State, and one in Oyo State. “Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State,” the NCDC tweeted. “As at 09:00 pm 30th March there are 131 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 deaths.” NCDC ✔@NCDCgov Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State As at 09:00 pm 30th March there are 131 confirmed cases of #COVID19 repor
Lagos State Discharges Five COVID-19 Patients

Lagos State Discharges Five COVID-19 Patients

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The Lagos State Government has discharged five coronavirus patients who were admitted to and treated at the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital. This was revealed in a statement signed by Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to the Lagos State Governor. According to him, the survivors are four males and one female,  bringing the number of survivors from the centre to eight. The statement noted that the survivors were quarantined and treated at the isolation centre for two weeks after testing positive for the coronavirus. Also, he explained that the survivors who preferred to remain anonymous looked stable and unruffled, saying they felt very happy they had been given a clean bill of health. The discharged patients were elated with the development and laud
BREAKING: Gov Seyi Makinde Tests Positive For COVID-19

BREAKING: Gov Seyi Makinde Tests Positive For COVID-19

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The governor revealed this in a statement on his verified Twitter handle on Monday where he disclosed that he is asymptomatic. “I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate,” he tweeted. He also directed the former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, Prof Temitope Alonge, to be the Head of COVID-19 Task Force as he recovers. According to him, “I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while I recover fully.” Governor Makinde also urged the people of Oyo State to comply with instructions from the COVID-19 Task Force. “Stay home, stay safe,” he urged Oyo residents. ChannelsTV
Nigeria Records Second Death From Coronavirus

Nigeria Records Second Death From Coronavirus

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The Nigerian Government has confirmed the second death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, announced this on Monday during the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He said, “Till date, three persons have been discharged after successful treatment. But sadly, another fatality was recorded over the weekend in the person of a patient who had severe underlying illnesses. “We have intensified contact tracing and our strategy remains to promptly detect cases, isolate them, and follow up with their contacts and also isolate and treat, in order to reduce the spread of the infection.” “As of today, the 30th of March, 2020, we have recorded 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria of which 68
Director General Of NAFDAC Orders Manufacturing of Chloroquine for Emergency Stock for Possible Clinical Trial Treatment of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Director General Of NAFDAC Orders Manufacturing of Chloroquine for Emergency Stock for Possible Clinical Trial Treatment of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

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Chloroquine, an old antimalarial is being repurposed for the clinical trial treatment of Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. The drug was first tested in vitro (in the lab) using standard assays to measure the effects on the cytotoxicity, virus yield and infection rates of 2019-nCoV. The drug was reported to function as antiviral at both the entry and post-entry stages of 2019-nCoV infection. Chloroquine has also recently been reported as potential broad spectrum antiviral drug. In a very recent publication, chloroquine was reported in a press briefing by the State Council of China, indicating that chloroquine phosphate had demonstrated marked efficacy and acceptable safety in treating COVID-19 associated pneumonia in a multi-center clinical trials conducted in China.  The study involved 10 hospital
NAFDAC Orders Production Of Chloroquine For COVID-19 Clinical Trials

NAFDAC Orders Production Of Chloroquine For COVID-19 Clinical Trials

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NAFDAC Director-General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye speaks on drug insecurity during an interview on Sunrise Daily on March 3, 2020. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has ordered the manufacturing of Chloroquine for emergency stock for possible clinical treatment of Coronavirus. The agency’s Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, in a statement made available to Channels Television on Monday said the old antimalarial is now being repurposed for the clinical trial treatment of Coronavirus. Adeyeye said the decision follows the use of chloroquine in other countries to treat Coronavirus. “Other researchers in France, US have used the drug for the clinical trial treatment of COVID-19 and they reported effectiv
COVID-19: Nigeria Records 14 New Cases

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 14 New Cases

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Nigeria has confirmed fourteen new cases of COVID-19, according to a statement by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).  Nine of the new cases were confirmed in Lagos State with five in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), according to the NCDC. With this, Nigeria now has –  as at 09:30pm, Sunday March 29th, 2020 – 111 confirmed cases of coronavirus, a tweet on the NCDC official Twitter handle, explained. Fourteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Lagos and 5 in FCT As at 09:30 pm 29th March there are 111 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death. pic.twitter.com/qowI0bEPAg — NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 29, 2020 As at 09:30 pm 29th March, there are 111 confirmed cases
French Expert Says Second Study Shows Malaria Drug Helps Fight Coronavirus

French Expert Says Second Study Shows Malaria Drug Helps Fight Coronavirus

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The controversial French professor who believes the anti-malaria drug chloroquine can help beat the coronavirus, has claimed that a new study he has conducted confirms its “efficiency” at combatting the virus. But several other scientists and critics of microbiologist Didier Raoult, who heads the infectious diseases department of La Timone hospital in Marseille, were quick to cast doubt upon his findings. They said the testing was not carried out in a controlled study and that the results were purely “observational”. Dr Raoult, whose theory has been taken up by US President Donald Trump, said his new study of 80 patients showed that four out of five of those treated with the drug had “favourable” outcomes. He had earlier reported that after treating 24 patients for six days wit
Nigeria’s Coronavirus Cases Rises To 97 As NCDC Confirms Eight More Infections

Nigeria’s Coronavirus Cases Rises To 97 As NCDC Confirms Eight More Infections

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  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported eight new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 97. According to the NCDC, two of the cases were in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, four in Oyo State, one in Kaduna State and one in Osun State. Information from the NCDC shows that as of 10:40 pm on March 28, 2020, Lagos had the highest number of cases with 59, followed by the FCT with 16 cases. The number of cases in Oyo surged to seven, Ogun had three while Enugu, Edo, Bauch and Osun states each had two cases. Four states – Ekiti, Rivers, Benue and Kaduna – each had one case. The NCDC’s latest confirmation of cases brings to 16, the number of cases ann