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Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naira Marley]

Twitter users attack Naira Marley over comment on coronavirus

Confirmed cases of the virus have so far risen to 40 in Nigeria on Tuesday morning, with one death so far.


Global Day: Tuberculosis increases vulnerability to coronavirus – WHO

The official reminded everyone that although COVID-19 is dominating the world’s attention, “there’s another respiratory disease that is both preventable and treatable.”

Asokoro district hospital

Abuja resident doctors call off strike

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) earlier directed that all striking unions affiliated to it to go back to work until the ongoing Covid-19 is contained.

António Guterres

Coronavirus: The world is at war – UN chief

Mr Guterres says while the battle against the virus is ongoing, the world needs to find new ways mitigate the devastating outcome of the virus.

Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH]). [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Coronavirus: LUTH denies gloomy prediction for Nigeria

Chikwe Ihekweazu said only a tiny bit of people infected with Covid-19 will have issues with their health.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus : Nigeria confirms new case in Lagos

The new case was reported as an update on the health agency’s situation report dashboard.

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World Water Day: Group seeks declaration of emergency on water sector as Coronavirus cases rise

The theme of the 2020 United Nations World Water Day is ‘Water and Climate Change.’

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Major health stories last week

Cases of Coronavirus continued to rise all over the world last week as Nigeria also grappled with its perennial Lassa Fever outbreak

COVID-19: Map showing countries with Coronavirus cases. [Photo: The Conversation)

Coronavirus: Over 300,000 people now affected globally as Nigeria records 27 cases

In Nigeria, cases have been increasing as five new cases were confirmed Sunday morning. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 27.

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Seven ways to make your teeth healthy

Taking care of the teeth requires more than brushing day and night.

The Murtala Mohammed International Airport

Coronavirus: Nigeria Suspends International Flights Into Abuja, Lagos Airports

The move is in furtherance of measure to contain the rampaging coronavirus.

President Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: Coronavirus: Why has Nigeria not added these five countries to travel restriction list?

Spread across over 180 countries, about 272,000 people have contracted the virus and at least 11,310 have died.

FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello

FCT bans religious, public gatherings of over 50 persons

Three index cases were confirmed in the federal capital on Saturday.

Doctors preparing to perform an operation. Shutterstock (Photo Source: The Conversation)

Coronavirus: NMA directs striking doctors to resume work

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) is the mother body for all doctors practicing in Nigeria.

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Coronavirus: Global death toll over 10, 000

98,532 people have so far been treated, recovered and discharged.

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Lassa fever: Bauchi Govt. to establish three isolation centres

The government says the essence of establishing the isolation centres is to manage and control the spread of Lassa fever in the State

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Nigeria’s Lassa fever death toll rises to 161 amidst new COVID-19 cases

While nobody has died from the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, the Lassa fever outbreak has been a different story as new cases and deaths have been increasing weekly.

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Coronavirus cases surpass 200,000 worldwide — Johns Hopkins

The leading public health institution has continued to track cases of the ferocious virus worldwide, as countries impose lockdowns and isolation.

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

Six-week-old baby among Nigeria’s newly confirmed coronavirus cases

Mr Ehanire urged citizens not to panic, but allow experts in public health to guide responses in a calculated, scientific manner.

Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH]). [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

USAID wants multi-sectoral approach in tackling TB in Nigeria

The official said various healthcare practitioners need to collaborate to curb the spread of TB in Nigeria.

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Why we embarked on indefinite strike despite coronavirus crisis – Abuja Doctors

Some of the doctors said they can barely meet their basic needs including transportation to work.

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Amidst coronavirus crisis, Abuja doctors begin strike

Doctors in Abuja say they are being owed salaries for two months.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Nigeria confirms third coronavirus case

This is a new case independent of the index case.

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

Coronavirus : WHO says countries using wrong approach to fight disease

The world health body says countries are quick to ban public gatherings than test, isolate and trace cases.


Nigeria commences programme to address low immunisation coverage

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said despite improvement in immunisation coverage, more than three million Nigerian children are yet to be fully immunised.