ayodamola

Ayodamola Owoseye is a senior reporter covering the health beat for PREMIUM TIMES.  She is a graduate of the University of Ibadan, and holds a B.A in Anthropology and M.Sc in Information Science. Ayodamola advocates gender equity and loves travelling and listening to old skool music. Twitter: @damolaowoseye

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Burkina Faso resumes polio immunisation despite COVID-19

Amidst the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravaging the world, Burkina Faso, on Monday, concluded the vaccination of 174,304 children, the World Health Organisation has said. The immunisation campaign was carried out in two districts of the country’s Centre-East region. Although there has been no case of wild poliovirus reported in…

Infograph showing Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria as at 5th July, 2020

Nigeria records 544 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 28,711 on Sunday as 544 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Eleven deaths were recorded from the virus on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 645. The health agency in a…

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Major health stories published last week

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has infected over 11 million people and killed about 553, 639, six months after its emergence. Scientists have been in a race to develop a vaccine against the virus and also drugs for the cure of confirmed patients. While these researches are ongoing, Nigeria has recorded…

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WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir trials for COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday said it has accepted recommendations to discontinue the trials of hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms as potential COVID-19 treatment. The recommendations were from Solidarity Trial’s International Steering Committee established by WHO to find an effective COVID-19 treatment for hospitalized patients. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19),…

Sample coronavirus test [PHOTO: Euronews] hospital COVID-19

Nigeria’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 exceed 28,000

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 28, 167 on Saturday as 603 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Six deaths were recorded from the virus, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 634. The health agency in a…

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Nigeria records 454 new COVID-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 454 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 27,564. Twelve deaths were recorded from the virus on Friday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 628. There was a…

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus at the coronavirus press conference in Geneva

COVID-19: As Nigeria, others resume air travel, WHO wants effective safety measures

As African countries begin to reopen land borders and air space, the World Health Organisation has called on governments to take effective measures to mitigate the risk of a surge in COVID-19 infections on the continent. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, made the call on Thursday during a…

Infograph showing Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria as at 2nd July, 2020

Nigeria records 626 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 626 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 27,110. Thirteen deaths were recorded from the virus on Thursday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 616. The Ondo commissioner…

COVID-19 Update (2nd July, 2020)

Nigeria records new highest daily figure of COVID-19 cases

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded its new highest daily figure of confirmed COVID-19 cases, as 790 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). With the latest update, the total tally of infected people in the country rose to 26,484 from 25, 694 reported on Tuesday evening.…

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Undercover journalists expose Ghana’s COVID-19 scam

Amidst the increasing number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases globally, many quack doctors in Ghana are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to exploit the citizens by selling fake coronavirus cures, an investigation has shown. The award-winning journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, in an undercover documentary for BBC Africa Eye, exposed how…

Infograph showing Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria as at 30th June, 2020

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 17 more deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 561 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 25, 694. Seventeen deaths were recorded from the virus on Tuesday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 590. There was…

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 25,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 566 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 25,133 Eight deaths were recorded from the virus on Monday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 573. There was an…

Infograph showing Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria as at 28th June, 2020

Nigeria records 490 new COVID-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 490 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 24,567. Seven deaths were recorded from the virus on Sunday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 565. There was a…

Infograph showing Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria as at 27th June, 2020

Coronavirus: Nigeria hits record high in daily cases

Nigeria on Saturday recorded its new highest daily figure of confirmed COVID-19 cases yet, as 779 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). With the latest update, the total tally of infected people in the country rose to 24, 077 from 23,298 reported on Friday…

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Face shields without masks, not effective in preventing COVID-19 – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, on Saturday, warned Nigerians that the use of face shields without an additional layer of face masks is not effective in Coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention. The agency in a public advisory said while the use of face masks has been advised by the World Health…

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Nigeria’s Lassa fever death toll hits 216

The death toll from the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has hit 216, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said. While Nigeria and the rest of the world are focused on containing the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the nation is also struggling to put an end to the Lassa…

Infograph showing Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria as at 26th June, 2020

Nigeria records 684 new COVID-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday announced 684 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 23,298. Five deaths were recorded on Friday bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 554. There was a rise in the…

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus at the coronavirus press conference in Geneva

Questions, answers on Dexamethasone as potential COVID-19 treatment – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), last week, welcomed initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom (UK) that showed dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can help patients who are critically ill with coronavirus (COVID-19). Scientists are in a race to find a cure or vaccine for the disease. While many drug trials…

Infograph showing cases of coronavirus in Nigeria as at 25th June, 2020

Nigeria records 594 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 22, 614 on Thursday as 594 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Seven deaths were recorded from the virus, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 549. The former governor of Oyo…

Ebola health workers in Congo

DRC to announce end of Ebola outbreak in eastern region – WHO

The Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to announce the end of the Ebola outbreak in its eastern region on Thursday, the World Health Organisation has said. The outbreak is the tenth of its kind reported in the country and has plagued the nation for almost two years. "In total…

Sample coronavirus test [PHOTO: Euronews] hospital COVID-19

COVID-19: Nigeria records 649 new cases, total now 22,020

Nigeria's tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 22,020 on Wednesday as 649 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Nine deaths were recorded from the virus on Wednesday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 542. The health agency in…

Infograph showing cases of coronavirus in Nigeria as at 22nd June, 2020

Nigeria records 452 new COVID-19 infections

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 21, 371 as 452 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Eight deaths were recorded from the virus on Tuesday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 533. The health agency in a…

World Health Organisation Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus and Head of WHO’s Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness division, Sylvie Briand, at the coronavirus press conference in Geneva

WHO approves use of dexamethasone to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said the fight against COVID-19 has received a much needed boost following “the recent finding that the steroid dexamethasone has life-saving potential for critically ill COVID-19 patients." WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, during a virtual briefing from Geneva, said the next challenge is to…

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus at the coronavirus press conference in Geneva

WHO reports ‘largest daily increase’ in COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported the largest daily increase in global coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday, registering more than 183,000 new infections in 24 hours. With this, the number of infections as of Sunday evening rose to 8.8 million cases worldwide, with more than 465,000 deaths. Officials of the…

Infograph showing cases of coronavirus in Nigeria as at 22nd June, 2020

Nigeria records 675 new COVID-19 infections

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 20, 919 on Monday as 675 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Seven deaths were recorded from the virus on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 525. There was an increase…