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Chloroquine

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.

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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.

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

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.

Chloroquine

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.

condoms

Coronavirus pandemic could lead to global condom shortage — Producer

Condom is the most widely used contraceptives in the world.

Chloroquine

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.

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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 Case Update March 28, 04: 45PM

Coronavirus: Nigeria records eight new cases, totaling 89

Benue State has recorded its first confirmed case of Covid-19.

WHO

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

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.

Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)

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.