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Coronavirus: Relaxing restrictions too early could cause a resurgence, WHO warns

Mr Tedros said advising people to stay at home is likely to reduce the pressure of health systems but will not stop the pandemic.

University College Hospital Ibadan

Coronavirus: UCH shuts down major operations as doctors self-isolate

Some of the doctors at the UCH, were said to have been in contact with some suspected coronavirus cases.

President Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari

No Empathy! Angry Nigerians attack political leaders infected with coronavirus

Many politicians, including several state governors, are on self-isolation after coming in contact with those infected.

GeneXpert Machine

SDG 2030: FG to scale up numbers of GeneXpert machines

In 2016, Nigeria adopted GeneXpert as the first diagnostic tool for the disease.

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

Coronavirus: Scarcity of protective tools hits Lagos hospitals

The state government says efforts are being made to make provision for as many health facilities as possible.

China's Doctors, Fighting the Coronavirus [PHOTO CREDIT: The New York Times]

Coronavirus: Over 400,000 people now affected globally as Nigeria records 46 cases

Well over 100,000 people are said to have recovered from Coronavirus.

Nigerian Soldiers

Coronavirus: Nigerian Army to enforce movement restriction, secure food supplies

The memo directs the suspension of all projected 2020 events of the army that involves large gatherings including meetings, briefings, and conferences.

Coronavirus [PHOTO CREDIT: FDA]

Coronavirus: How Nigerians can tackle boredom, depression during lockdown – Psychologist

The lecturer said the situation, though traumatic, requires Nigerians to be supportive of one another.


Coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, WHO warns

“We’re not helpless bystanders. We can change the trajectory of this pandemic can be managed,” Tedros Ghebreyesus.

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.

A tap of running water used to illustrate the story [Photo:]

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.

Someone's teeth used to illustrate the brushing story (Photo Credit: Tozali Online7)

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.

Lassa fever

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