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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Coronavirus

Nigeria records eight new cases of COVID-19

Nigeria has confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19. This brings the number of confirmed cases of the disease in the country to 232. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Sunday evening that the new cases were reported from three states: Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Kaduna. With…

Coronavirus outbreak... Enugu State recorded cases for the first time

Major health stories published last week

There is yet no respite from the coronavirus scourge which has plagued the world for the past four months. The virus continues to spread and has been reported in over 200 countries across the world. As more countries impose quarantines and social distancing on the people, the fear of contagion…

The 110-bed Isolation Center at Mobolaji Johnoson, Stadium, Onikan, Lagos Island, constructed by the Lagos State Government and Guaranty Trust Bank, unveiled on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

COVID-19: Tackling emerging scourge of stigma

Nigerians were treated to at least two 'comic' dramas during the week in the ongoing battle by authorities to check the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The dramas depicted a subtle war the government may soon have to contend with: stigma. PREMIUM TIMES reported how health workers at the…

Coronavirus update on Nigeria as of 11 :15, April 5.

Coronavirus: Nigeria records ten new cases, total now 224

Nigeria on Sunday recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 as the total number of infected persons rose to 224. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed on Twitter that the new cases were reported in three states: Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Edo. According to the public health…

Clara Margarita Escandell, Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria

INTERVIEW: The blood of Nigerians flow through veins of Cuban people – Ambassador Clara Escandell

Her Excellency, Clara Margarita Escandell, Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, in this interview with Premium Times, spoke on the ravaging coronavirus disease, her country’s bold strides in biomedical sciences, the wonder drug – Interferon Alpha 2B that was used to acclaim in China, currently in Italy and has been on hot…

COVID-19: Coronavirus [Photo: Mayo Clinic]

Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms five new cases; total now 214

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country has risen to 214 as five new cases were announced on Saturday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The agency said the five new cases were found in Bauchi and Abuja. Three were found in Bauchi and two in…

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UPDATED: Nigeria records new deaths, 20 more coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday corrected the figures of confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 210 to 209. The public health agency said there was an error in the number cases reported on Friday, as 26 cases were reported instead of 25. Meanwhile, two more people have died…

COVID-19 UPDATE As at 11 am

Coronavirus: Osun records new cases as Nigeria’s total rises to 190

Nigeria’s tally of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections on Friday morning increased to 190 as six new cases were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The agency said on its Twitter handle that the six new cases were recorded in Osun State, bringing the number of Covid-19 in the…

Coronavirus: Nigeria’s confirmed cases rise to 184

Coronavirus: Nigeria’s confirmed cases rise to 184

Nigeria’s tally of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, on Thursday evening, increased to 184 as 10 new cases were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). According to the new data released by NCDC, seven of the cases were reported in Lagos and three in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).…

Rats used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: BBC]

Lassa Fever: Nigeria’s death toll reaches 185

The death toll from the ongoing Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has risen to 185, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Thursday. Amidst the global coronavirus outbreak, Nigeria has also been battling a Lassa fever outbreak since the beginning of the year with 951 confirmed cases of…

Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Clara Escandell

UPDATED: Cuba ready to help in Nigeria’s COVID-19 battle – Envoy

Nigeria’s challenge with the expanding footprints of the coronavirus pandemic is getting a badly needed signal to help from Cuba, the Caribbean nation whose biomedical industry is currently attracting global acclaim for the impressive results its “wonder drug,” the interferon Alpha 2B, had in the control and management of the…

COVID-19: Coronavirus [Photo: Mayo Clinic]

Coronavirus: Nigeria’s cases rise to 174 as Akwa Ibom records five

Nigeria’s tally of COVID-19 infections on Wednesday evening shot up to 174 from 151 announced earlier by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). According to the new data released by NCDC, five of the 23 new cases were recorded in Akwa Ibom State. Since the onset of the outbreak…

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) leads the charge on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus: Nigeria opens another test site, recruits medical lab scientists

Nigeria now has seven functional laboratories to test for the Covid-19 virus, the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said on Wednesday. The latest is the virology laboratory of Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Ebonyi, which has been activated, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said in a tweet. The laboratory…

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Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms 12 new cases, total now 151

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Nigeria has risen to 151 after 12 new cases were confirmed on Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed. The public health agency said the 12 new cases were reported in three states: Osun, Edo and Ekiti. NCDC in a tweet…

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Nigeria’s coronavirus cases rise to 139

The Nigerian government has announced four new cases of COVID-19 in the country. This brings the total number of cases so far confirmed on Tuesday to eight. Four cases were earlier confirmed Tuesday morning. The total number of confirmed cases in the country is now 139 at the time of…

Renowned American neurosurgeon dies of coronavirus

A New York neurosurgeon, James Goodrich, who allowed CNN inside a remarkable operation to separate conjoined twin Jadon and Anias McDonald, died on Monday after complications related to Covid-19, CNN has reported. The hospital where he worked said Mr Goodrich was a beacon of the institution and he will be…

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Coronavirus: Important facts to know about COVID-19

As COVID-19 spreads globally, so is misinformation about the deadly virus. Knowing facts from fiction can be very important to staying safe in these perilous times. In Nigeria, 135 people have been infected, two dead, and eight discharged after treatment for the disease. While more cases are still expected to…

The 110-bed Isolation Center at Mobolaji Johnoson, Stadium, Onikan, Lagos Island, constructed by the Lagos State Government and Guaranty Trust Bank, unveiled on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

FLASHBACK: 10 pandemics that ravaged mankind

The coronavirus pandemic, also known as COVID-19, has tightly maintained a stranglehold on many nations across the globe since it began subtly as an epidemic in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Like a bolt of lightning, it has quickly shot, at times furtively, across borders, leaving in its trail thousands…

The 110-bed Isolation Center at Mobolaji Johnoson, Stadium, Onikan, Lagos Island, constructed by the Lagos State Government and Guaranty Trust Bank, unveiled on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms four new cases, totalling 135

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced additional four new cases of Covid-19 in the country. The agency on Tuesday said the new cases were reported in Ogun and Osun States. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 135. NCDC said "as at 11:15…

COVID-19 UPDATE 31/03/2020

Coronavirus: New cases detected in Ogun, Osun, Nigeria’s total rises

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced four new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The public health agency on Tuesday said the new cases were reported in two states, Ogun and Osun. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 135. NCDC…

Image showing drug testing used to ilustrate the story [Photo: goodegg.io]

Some drugs have shown promise in treating coronavirus — WHO

Some drugs are showing promise for the treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19) but more research is needed before drawing conclusions, a WHO official has said. WHO Executive Director, health emergencies, Mike Ryan, on Monday, said that data from ongoing research on drugs for the treatment of COVID-19 has shown some promising…

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

Coronavirus: Increase production of protective equipment, medical supplies, WHO urges companies

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on companies producing medical equipment and supplies to step up production as many countries are beginning to struggle with increasing demands brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The world, since December, has been battling COVID-19 vwhich originated from China and has spread…

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

Coronavirus: WHO warns against neglecting other essential health services

With the rising cases of COVID-19 globally, many countries are beginning to drop the ball in the provision of essential health services, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The UN health agency said the neglect of such services can lead to a big health problem for countries after overcoming…

#Coronavirus Case Update 30/03/2020

Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms 20 new cases, total now 131

The Nigeria government has announced 20 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The new cases were announced in three states - Lagos, Kaduna and Oyo - and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 131. The Nigeria Centre…

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Nigeria to add more laboratories for COVID-19 testing – Official

Nigeria is expanding its laboratory facilities so as to improve COVID-19 testing, the Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said. Mr Ihekweazu on Monday warned that cases of Covid-19 are expected to increase in the country. “We expect cases of Covid-19 to rise as we…