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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Coronavirus: Nigeria has 350 ICU beds for 200 million people
Intensive care is vital in the treatment of coronavirus, but experts estimate that one in 285,000 people in Nigeria could have access to critical treatment.
Coronavirus: NAFDAC orders production of Chloroquine for clinical trial
There were early controversies surrounding the use of chloroquine as a treatment option for COVID-19.
Coronavirus pandemic could lead to global condom shortage — Producer
Condom is the most widely used contraceptives in the world.
Doctors warn of dangers of using chloroquine to treat COVID-19
“Chloroquine is not a harmless panacea for COVID-19,” wrote Dan Vick, a pathologist.
UNICEF to World Leaders: Don’t abandon vaccinations despite coronavirus
The organisation said countries can ill-afford to face additional outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Coronavirus: Infected hypertensive patients should continue their medications – Experts
The conclusion was given to settle the concerns of taking hypertension medications when infected with COVID-19.
Coronavirus: Nigeria records eight new cases, totaling 89
Benue State has recorded its first confirmed case of Covid-19.
Coronavirus: WHO’s Health Tips: Eat healthy, limit alcohol, exercise
The tips were issued by WHO Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Thursday in a video clip.
Lassa Fever: Nigeria’s death toll reaches 176 – NCDC
Last week, the death toll from Lassa fever was 161, meaning 15 people died from the disease within the last week.
Coronavirus: NMA, health groups call for enforced self-isolation
With the rise in cases of Covid-19, the issue of self-isolation has raised public concerns in the country.