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British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

Coronavirus: British PM hospitalised

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests after suffering 10 days’ symptoms of Coronavirus. The UK Guardian reports that he was admitted to hospital due to Coronavirus after suffering days of symptoms including a high fever. Mr Johnson, has been quarantined in his Downing St.…

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Coronavirus: Scientists say anti-parasite drug could kill virus

Australian researchers have published a study revealing that a single dose of the anti-parasite drug, Ivermectin, can kill COVID-19 within 48 hours. According to Newsweek, a study by researchers at Monash University showed a single dose of Ivermectin could stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture. "We found that…

Dr Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian govt denies deploying 5G network

Amidst a growing global concern on its safety, the Nigerian government on Saturday denied it had approved the deployment of the fifth generation mobile network (5G) in the country. In a statement signed by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on Saturday, the federal government said the…

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Coronavirus: WHO suspends fight against polio

The World Health Organisation Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Friday said the battle against the eradication of the child killer disease is being suspended because of the increasing transmission of COVID-19 around the world. Mr Ghebreyesus said this would definitely have a negative impact on polio eradication as cases might continue…

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Breathing can spread coronavirus — Report

An infected person can spread the coronavirus disease by merely breathing, and not just via large droplets emitted by air, a report by the United States' National Academy of Sciences (NAS), has said. "The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has given a boost to an unsettling idea: that the novel…

L-R: Dr Micheal J. Ryan, Executive Director; Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General; Head of WHO’s Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness division, Sylvie Briand.

Coronavirus has exposed weakness of national health systems — WHO

The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the weakness of health systems in most countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The Director-General, WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said this at a press conference on Thursday. "This virus, which was unknown three months ago, has exposed the weaknesses and inequities…

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Coronavirus: UNAIDS mourns HIV scientist, Ramjee

The United Nations Programme of HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has announced the death of a pioneering HIV scientist, Gita Ramjee. According to the UNAIDS website, on Thursday, Ms Ramjee died of COVID-19- related complications on March 31. "Her death is an immense loss to the HIV prevention research community. UNAIDS offers its…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Lockdown: Nigerian govt plans digital training for citizens

The Nigeria government on Thursday announced its plans to engage citizens in digital activities from the comfort of their homes during the restriction of movement due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement signed by the technical assistant (Information Technology) to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Femi Adeluyi,…

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

Coronavirus: WHO seeks debt relief for developing countries

As the coronavirus pandemic enters its fourth month, the World Health Organization(WHO), has asked the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to grant debt relief to developing countries. The Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, in a press conference on Wednesday said developing countries would struggle with social welfare programs…

Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration, Muhammad Babandede. [Photo credit: Channels TV & YouTube.com]

Coronavirus: How infection humbled me – Immigration Boss

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, in a video said coronavirus infection is a humbling experience. According to The Punch newspaper, Mr Babandede, spoke from isolation for the first time since he tested positive for COVID-19. “I thank Allah for giving me the opportunity to be sick…

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Coronavirus: UN, partners take steps to avert pandemic in IDP camps

The United Nations, (UN), and its partners are making efforts to ensure the coronavirus disease does not break out in camps housing internally displaced persons, (IDP) in Nigeria. According to the UN website, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, on Wednesday, said the agencies installed hand-washing stations in…

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Coronavirus: How countries should manage border restrictions – WHO, others

Countries have been advised to manage their border restrictions in a manner which respects international human rights and refugee protection standards, while fighting the coronavirus pandemic. This was disclosed in a joint statement by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Baba Ijebu donates N300 million to Lagos

Keshington Adebutu, a businessman, on Monday, donated N300 million to the Lagos State Government for the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Also known as Baba Ijebu, Mr Adebutu, in a letter dated March 30, which he addressed to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the donation was his…

Mike-Adenuga

Adenuga donates N1.5 billion to tackle coronavirus

Billionaire businessman and one of Africa’s richest entrepreneurs, Mike Adenuga, on Monday, announced a donation of N1.5 billion to the initiatives to combat coronavirus in Nigeria. He announced the donation in a letter sent to the Lagos State Governor, Jide Sanwo-Olu, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria…

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Coronavirus: Infected hypertensive patients should continue their medications – Experts

Hypertensive patients should continue taking their medication even if they become infected with coronavirus, medical professionals have said. The American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), recommended this while answering questions about COVID-19 on Twitter. The question was asked…

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Coronavirus: WHO’s Health Tips: Eat healthy, limit alcohol, exercise

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended basic hygiene tips as many nations lock down their communities to tackle the raging COVID-19. The tips were issued by WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Thursday in a video clip. "During this difficult time, it is important to continue looking after your physical…

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Coronavirus: Nigerian minister wants speedy decongestion of prisons

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has called for the quick decongestion of correctional centres in Nigeria to avert the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the facilities. According to a statement signed by the ministry's spokesperson, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday, Mr Aregbesola made the call during an emergency meeting held…

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Coronavirus: Relaxing restrictions too early could cause a resurgence, WHO warns

Opening schools and businesses too early could cause a resurgence of coronavirus, the World Health Organization, has warned. According to the WHO website, Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus gave this warning on Wednesday, in Geneva. “We understand that these countries are now trying to assess when and how they will be…

St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu

Coronavirus: Nigerian Catholic Church suspends services in Lagos, Abuja

As Nigeria battles to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the Catholic Church has given an indication that church services will continue in most parts of the country except Lagos and Abuja. The secretary of Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Zacharia Samjumi, on Wednesday, told Premium Times that bishops are to take decisions…

President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Coronavirus: USA to become epicentre of disease –WHO

The United States is set to become the new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic because of "very large acceleration in infections", the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday. The virus has infected more than 54,000 people in the US, leaving more governors to join states ordering Americans to stay at…

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Coronavirus: India’s 1.3 billion population ‘locked down’

India's 1.3 billion people will experience a 'complete' lockdown from Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has. He ordered a lockdown on Tuesday, warning that "many families will be destroyed forever" if the country didn't get to grips with its coronavirus outbreak in the next three weeks. According to CNN, Mr…

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Coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, WHO warns

The coronavirus pandemic is "accelerating " but the trajectory of its pandemic can be managed, the World Health Organisation has said. The remarks came as the number of deaths soared past 15,000, with more than 341,000 people infected worldwide, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources. "The…

Nnimmo Bassey

INTERVIEW: How Nigeria can benefit from maintaining forests – Nnimmo Bassey

The International Day of Forests is held annually on March 21, to raise awareness on the importance of forests to people and their vital role in poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and food security. The 2020 celebration focuses on 'forests and biodiversity'. The Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo…

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Nigeria adopts online assets declaration for public servants – Official

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has introduced an Online Assets Declaration System (OADS) for public servants, officials have said. This initiative was created to ease the rigours involved in asset declaration by public workers and avert corrupt practices in the public sector. The development is in line with the…

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Buhari launches emergency toll-free number

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, launched a national emergency toll-free number for Nigerians and other residents. The number is 112. The president also unveiled the national broadband policy for 2020 to 2025, communication and digital economy complex, national digital innovation and entrepreneurship training. "The toll-free free number, 112, has demonstrated…