Coronavirus: 812 Nigerian health workers test positive -Official
“We have had 812 health care workers infected, these are not just numbers. 29 of them work with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.”
As Nigeria battles coronavirus, resident doctors issue 14-day strike notice
“NARD calls on the federal and state governments to provide adequate personnel protective equipment such as N95 respirators, gloves etc. to all health workers.”
Coronavirus: Why Nigeria may miss 2 million testing target in three months
The country’s current testing capacity per day is still very low.
Nigeria records more deaths from other diseases than COVID-19 – SGF
“Of course, the guidelines for dealing with patients presenting COVID-19 like symptoms are available,” the SGF said.
WHO, UNICEF urge mothers to sustain breastfeeding despite COVID-19 fears
The agencies said it is unlikely that COVID-19 would be transmitted through breastfeeding.
WHO Establishes Foundation to Support Critical Health Challenges
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO Foundation will initially focus on emergencies and pandemic response.
How African countries’ anti-suicide laws support the opposite
African countries average 10 male suicides per 100,000 per year.
COVID-19: Federal govt urges states to reconsider decision on relaxing lockdown
Despite the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, some states are relaxing the lockdown measures put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
Nigeria records 12,000 new cases of fistula yearly – UNFPA
The UNFPA says Nigeria is one of the countries with the highest number of VVF cases globally.
COVID-19 vaccines should be classified as a global public good- WHO chief
-WHO reports that in the last 24 hours, there have been 106,000 cases reported, the most in a single day since the outbreak began.
Coronavirus survivors who test positive again not contagious – Study
The study reported revealed that the virus samples collected from the patients who tested positive a second time could not be grown in lab cultures.
Coronavirus particles can remain in the air for 14 minutes — Study
Experts say while COVID-19 is less deadly than SARS, it is far more easily transmitted.
Biotech firm reports ‘positive’ COVID–19 vaccine trial
Scientists hope the antibodies produced will provide some degree of protection against getting infected.
Africa on verge of being certified polio-free – WHO
The WHO official described the development as a major public health milestone in Africa.
Infectious Disease Bill: Bill Gates denies offering bribe to Nigerian lawmakers
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said it has “not offered any financial incentives to any member of Nigeria’s legislative branch for the passage of legislation
Coronavirus: Malnutrition could be deepened in Africa – WHO chief
The impact of the disease is expected to be greater among those grappling with food scarcity and malnutrition.
COVID-19: Nigerians stranded in Thailand to pay nearly N300,000 ‘quarantine fees’ each
On arrival, all evacuees will be quarantined for 14 days before leaving for their respective destinations in the country.
World leaders call for free access to COVID-19 vaccine
The letter was signed by more than 140 world leaders, experts.
Coronavirus: UN leaders call for appropriate health measures in prisons, closed settings
Prisons and other places of detention must be part of nations COVID-19 plans, with dedicated participation of the affected population.
Claims of COVID-19 cure exist only on social media – NAFDAC
Ms Adeyeye says only safe medicinal products including herbal remedies would be approved for use by the public.
French pharmaceutical giant to make COVID-19 vaccine available to all – Official
An official said the U.S. would have priority because “they were the first in line to fund the company’s research.”
Governors want controversial Infectious Diseases Bill ‘stepped down’
The Forum resolved that the Bill should be stepped down until an appropriate consultative process is held, including a public hearing to gather public opinion and concerns.”