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COVID-19: Coronavirus [Photo: Mayo Clinic]

Chinese company to participate in construction of COVID-19 response facilities

The company said this is to support Nigeria in its fight against the pandemic that is adversely affecting livelihoods across the world.

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates an Advisory Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

UPDATED: Coronavirus: Nigerian govt decongests prisons nationwide

The exercise will go a long way in reducing the number of inmates in the service nationwide.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, at a press briefing on the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria

COVID-19: Nigeria’s Laboratory Scientists Pledge to Support, Improve Country’s Testing Capacity

The country’s COVID-19 testing regime is limited to only those with travel history and people who have made contact with them.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Coronavirus: WHO chief reacts to death threats, racist attacks

The DG said personal attacks have been going on for more than two, three months.

Adamawa on map

Measles claims seven children in Adamawa

The seven dead children were among the 25 children who contracted measles in Fufore LGA of the state.

World Health Day: How Nigeria can protect health workers tackling coronavirus

Nigeria is currently averaging one nurse to 1000 patients.

U.S. President Donald Trump plan on imposing travel ban on Nigeria and some other countries

Coronavirus: Trump threatens to defund WHO

While WHO officials have praised the U.S. response to the coronavirus, they’ve also been critical of some of Mr Trump’s policies and practices surrounding it.

World Health Day: Health workers battling COVID-19 should be protected – WHO

The tagline of World Health Day 2020 is ‘Support nurses and midwives’.

U.S. Embassy Abuja

U.S. commits over $7 million in health, humanitarian funding in Nigeria

The U.S says the $7 million assistance joins more than $5.2 billion in its health assistance and more than $8.1 billion in total assistance for Nigeria over the past 20 years.

Faith Osamaye, a Youth Corps member is one of the young scientists working at the NCDC’s National Reference Laboratory as Nigeria responds for the outbreak of COVID-19. Photo: Nigeria Health Watch

Four ways Nigeria can reduce importing COVID-19

Nigeria’s land borders have been part of the country’s weakest link in epidemic preparedness for a long time.

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NAFDAC alerts Nigerians on circulation of fake chloroquine tablets from China

“The use of the falsified chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets may result in treatment failure and could even cause death,” NAFDAC says.

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Coronavirus: Nigerian doctors reject country’s plan to invite Chinese medical team

The NMA President, Francis Faduyile, in a statement Sunday said the move is a misplaced priority.

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

Major health stories published last week

Coronavirus continues to spread and has been reported in over 200 countries across the world.

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Coronavirus: Scientists say anti-parasite drug could kill virus

The report said the next step is for scientists to determine the correct human dosage, to make sure the level used is safe for humans.

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Lassa Fever: Nigeria’s death toll reaches 185

Amidst the global coronavirus outbreak, Nigeria has also been battling a Lassa fever outbreak since the beginning of the year

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

Coronavirus: WHO seeks debt relief for developing countries

Mr Ghebreyesu said debt relief is essential for developing countries, to enable them to take care of their people and avoid economic collapse.

PRISONS: Nigeria Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola (Photo Credit: Instagram page)

Coronavirus: What we’re doing to prevent outbreak at prisons – Minister

The move is to reduce congestion in the prisons and also avert the spread of the virus among a large population.

COVID-19: Coronavirus [Photo: Mayo Clinic]

Coronavirus spreads through air, lingers in rooms formerly occupied by patients — Study

The finding highlights the importance of protective equipment in hospitals to protect the frontline healthcare workers.

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Why Osun coronavirus cases increased

Osun State had only five coronavirus confirmed cases until Wednesday when the figure jumped to 14

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Nigeria’s coronavirus cases rise to 139

Of the eight new cases reported on Tuesday, so far, three are in Osun, three are in the FCT, one in Lagos and one in Ogun State.

Osagie Ehanire

Coronavirus: Nigeria able to test between 500 and 1000 a day

It takes at least a month to treat a Covid-19 patient to the point that the virus will not be traceable in the body system, the minister says.

Chinese health workers and volunteers pictured wearing face masks and protective jackets to stay safe from Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Face mask may increase coronavirus risk—WHO Director

“There is no specific evidence to suggest the wearing of masks by the mass population has any potential benefit.”

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Coronavirus: Important facts to know about COVID-19

There are facts you need to know to properly protect yourself and loved ones against the coronavirus.

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

A quick gaze down history shows similar pandemics that had ravaged mankind over the decades leaving behind massive death tolls.

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Some drugs have shown promise in treating coronavirus — WHO

WHO, on Friday, urged countries to stop using medicines that are not proven to be effective against COVID-19.