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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Major health stories last week

COVID-19 cases globally have more than doubled in the past six weeks, reaching 12 million on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.

Delta State Secretary to the State Government, Chiedu Ebie. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter account of Delta State Government @DSGovernment]

COVID-19: Delta SSG recovers, discharged from isolation centre

Mr Ebie, who had been at the isolation centre for 21 days, was discharged on Sunday after testing negative for the virus.

Nigeria’s new coronavirus cases reduce for second consecutive week despite increased testing

Nigeria has now had two weeks of decrease in new cases after six consecutive weeks of increase.

COVID-19: Coronavirus-Information [PHOTO:]

COVID-19: UN predicts 71 million more people to live in extreme poverty

The report says the share of the world’s workers living in extreme poverty will rise sharply.

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq [Photo: @kwaragovt]

Kwara gets COVID-19 test centre

The NCDC has approved the automated GeneXpert laboratory located at the COVID-19/Infectious Diseases Centre Alagbado, Ilorin, as a test centre.

Infograph showing Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria as at 10th July, 2020

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 575 new cases, fatality exceeds 700

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 31,323.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Geoffrey Onyeama

COVID-19: Nigerian govt evacuates 270 nationals from Egypt

The 270 Nigerians will arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.


German scientists say coronavirus also infects the heart

The study examined the bodies of 39 patients with heart conditions who had died while infected with the coronavirus.

An IDPs Camp in Adamawa used to illustrate the story

COVID-19: 12,000 people could die daily from hunger by end of 2020 — Report

The report says Coronavirus is deepening the hunger crisis in the world’s hunger hotspots and creating new epicentres of hunger across the globe.

The Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook page of Abdullahi Sule]

COVID-19: Nasarawa attorney-general tests positive

The commissioners decided to self-isolate following the positive testing of the state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Abdulkareem Kana, for the coronavirus.

Infograph showing Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria as at 9th July, 2020

Nigeria records 499 new coronavirus cases

Over one third of those infected (12,546) have recovered and have been discharged while 689 people have died from the disease.

Map of Libya

African Development Bank grants $0.5 million emergency relief assistance to Libya

The bank’s funding will contribute to supporting Libya’s national response plan for COVID-19.

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

COVID-19 management gulped N1.5bn in three months — Kwara Govt

Although Nigeria recorded its first case on February 27, Kwara State recorded its index case on April 6.

Dr Mohammed Kawu speaking from his bed at the Asokoro Hospital

FCTA health secretary tests positive for COVID-19

The disease can be fatal and it is important that everyone follows all the extant guidelines.

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

COVID-19: Nearly 150 prospective vaccines developed; 19 in trials – WHO

WHO calls for equitable access to vaccines, especially for Africa.

Oyo govt donates dialysis machine to UCH

State government wants machine to be used only for Covid-19 patients

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu [PHOTO CREDIT: rotimiaketi]

Ex-Ondo NMA Chairman dies of COVID-19

The Ex-NMA chairman, Matthew Adeyeri, was taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, on Wednesday after he was suspected to have contracted COVID-19.

COVID-19: Map showing countries with Coronavirus cases. [Photo: The Conversation)

Africa records 30% increase in COVID-19 cases in one week – WHO

“Of the 91, 038 reported new cases in the region, the majority 71 per cent (64, 646) were recorded in South Africa.”

NIGERIA: Ogbonnaya Onu

COVID-19: Homemade diagnostic kit to boost testing in Nigeria, Africa

Director-General of National Biotechnology Development Agency says the test kit would expand testing capacity by 50 times and reduce cost by over 500 per cent as compared to the conventional kit in use

Pupils crossing road at Surulere as schools resume in Lagos on Monday (10/9/18). 04904/10/9/2018/Wasiu Zubair/NAN

Coronavirus: Remote learning out of reach for 500 million students – UN

“Lack of access to computers and the Internet at home, as well as a low level of computer-related skills, put many already marginalised students at a further disadvantage.”

Infograph showing Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria as at 8th July, 2020

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 30,000

The death toll from the virus has hit 684, as 15 new deaths were reported on Wednesday.

Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu in action PHOTO CREDIT PREMIUM TIMES

Super Eagles striker tests positive for COVID-19

The affected player was initially stranded in Nigeria before linking up with his Belgian club.

Head of the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa

COVID-19: UAE paid for tickets, test fees for Nigerian evacuees—Official

The official said the evacuees tested negative but would still proceed to self-quarantine at home.

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq [Photo: @kwaragovt]

COVID-19: I last saw my Chief of Staff two months before his death – Kwara Governor

The state government said its officials who recently had physical contacts with Mr Logun have gone into self-isolation.

Nigerian Women Football League [PHOTO CREDIT: Yahoo!Sports]

Coronavirus: Nigeria Women League 2019/20 Season Cancelled

The new league season will only resume after approval has been given by the relevant authorities.