Health

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Coronavirus: What Buhari govt must not do – Atiku

Mr Abubakar called on the federal government to be proactive in its approach to the coronavirus

WADATA PLAZA, Abuja, National secretariat for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

PDP blames Buhari for coronavirus in Nigeria

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Nigerian government in the early hours of Friday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country.

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Coronavirus: Lagos begins identification process

The Federal Ministry of Health on Thursday confirmed that an Italian national, who entered Nigeria on February 25, had tested positive to COVID-19.

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Yellow Fever: Nigeria to vaccinate Rivers, Anambra residents

The Yellow fever campaign will be conducted in partnership with the World Health Organisation and Gavi.

National Economic Council (NEC) [Photo: NAN]

NEC receives updates on Nigeria’s handling of coronavirus, Lassa fever

An official said testing facilities across the country have been activated for coronovirus and “all state governments have been told to have a level of preparedness”.

Iran's vice president, Massoumeh Ebtekar, has tested positive to the coronavirus disease. [PHOTO CREDIT: Metro]

Iran’s Vice President tests positive to coronavirus

The country currently has the highest death toll from the virus outside China, which is the epicentre for the disease.

Germany Chancellor, Angela Merkel

Coronavirus: Germany at ‘start of epidemic’

Mr Spahn said he was increasingly of the view that the chance that this epidemic will pass Germany by will not be fulfilled.

Red Cross

Red Cross to train 100 persons on First Aid in Kaduna

The agency says that  People Living With Disabilities were among those targeted for the training.

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Coronavirus: Senator laments Nigeria’s lack of preparedness

Africa, in the past 14 weeks of the outbreak, has been spared, “but the window seems to be closing,” officials said.

HAJJ: Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. [Photo credit: PBS]

Saudi Arabia halts pilgrimage visa over fears of COVID-19

The visa suspension is coming some months ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Chinese patient tests negative to coronavirus in Lagos – Official

The unidentified Chinese national arrived Nigeria seven weeks ago and complained of fever.

Lassa fever

Nigeria’s death toll from Lassa fever hits 118 – NCDC

From January 1 to February 23, 2633 suspected Lassa fever cases, with 689 confirmed and 118 deaths have been recorded in the country.

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Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in South America

The 61-year-old coronavirus patient is currently under quarantine in his home and 30 of his family members have been placed under observation

Health worker Grace Felix uses a Mid-Upper Arm Circumference band (MUAC) to examine Mojes Morris, 3, as he sits on his mother's lap in a village near Yola[PHOTO CREDIT: UNICEF/UNI279424/Modola]

Pneumonia: Why preventable killer disease is still an epidemic in Nigeria

Pneumonia is a leading childhood killer disease in Nigeria. In 2018 alone, 162,000 children died from pneumonia, making Nigeria the country with the highest number of pneumonia-related deaths in the world.

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Coronavirus, Ebola, Lassa fevers caused by corruption, Magu insists

Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, broke out in Wuhan in Hubei province of China in December.

China's Doctors, Fighting the Coronavirus [PHOTO CREDIT: The New York Times]

Another African country confirms case of coronavirus

Coronavirus, which originated from China in December, has spread to about 30 countries.

Iraj Harirchi

Iran’s deputy health minister tests positive to coronavirus

The official was spearheading the country’s efforts to contain the coronavirus before he contracted the disease.

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Covid-19 not yet pandemic — WHO chief

The possibility of the disease attaining a pandemic status is considered due to the fast spreading nature of the disease.

Health experts warn against use of paracetamol in cooking

Some food sellers have resorted to the use of paracetamol to reduce cooking time while boiling meat.

Olurunimbe Mamora

Major health stories published last week

The world is still battling the Covid-19 (coronavirus) scourge as there is yet no cure or vaccine for the disease.

Olurunimbe Mamora

Nigeria’s long road to repealing Colonial-era Lunacy law regulating mental health

The Senate is holding a public hearing on a new bill to protect persons with mental health and substance abuse problems.

China's Doctors, Fighting the Coronavirus [PHOTO CREDIT: The New York Times]

Chloroquine not yet confirmed as treatment for coronavirus

Mr Mamora said the use of Chloroquine for the virus is yet to be ascertained because lots of clinical trials are still on-going.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Buhari commends Doctors Without Borders for roles in Nigeria

The president said the sacrifices as individuals and as a group were quite enormous, particularly on non-profit basis.

FG appoints registrar for board of Nigerian dental technologists

Until his appointment, Mr Bappah was the Chief Dental Technologist at the Ahmadu Bello University.

Medical doctors used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Medicalworld Nigeria]

Tribunal adjourns case against doctors over baby’s death

The doctors were alleged to have administered unnecessary drugs to a three-month-old baby, Peace Oluwole.