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    Zack Orji: Lockdown not only about hardship but an opportunity for families to bond

Zack Orji: Lockdown not only about hardship but an opportunity for families to bond

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    Doctor dies from complications of COVID-19 in Daura

Doctor dies from complications of COVID-19 in Daura

Aliyu Yakubu, a medical doctor based in Katsina state, has died from the complications of COVID-19. Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, broke the news at a media briefing on Tuesday. He said the doctor aged 60 died at the Nigeria Air Force Reference Hospital in Daura, three days ago. The governor said the deceased owned a private hospital in Daura and had visited his [...]

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    Catholic bishop: COVID-19 has reduced mighty and small nations to the same level

Catholic bishop: COVID-19 has reduced mighty and small nations to the same level

Ignatius Kaigama, bishop of Abuja Catholic diocese, says coronavirus has has reduced humanity to same level. Addressing reporters after celebrating Palm Sunday at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral, Garki, Abuja, he said the pandemic had forced humanity to see everyone as equal and helpless without God. The mass was celebrated in an empty church as the few members who came for [...]

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    LASUTH places doctors, nurse in isolation — after contact with COVID-19 patient

LASUTH places doctors, nurse in isolation — after contact with COVID-19 patient

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, says it has placed three of its health workers in isolation after their contact with a patient who died of COVID-19. Ibrahim Mustafa, chairman of the LASUTH medical advisory committee, broke the news on Sunday in Lagos. Mustafa said two doctors and a nurse had contact with the patient, who later died at the [...]

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    Coronavirus: One dies, 25 doctors under isolation in Edo hospital

Coronavirus: One dies, 25 doctors under isolation in Edo hospital

The Association of Residents Doctor (ARD) at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) in Edo state says 25 doctors who had contact with COVID-19 patients have gone on mandatory self-isolation. The association said 13 of the 25 doctors were house officers, while 12 were resident doctors. ARD, however, expressed displeasure with the hospital’s management over what it described as poor handling [...]

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    Like Ekiti, Kaduna introduces radio, TV classes for students amid COVID-19 lockdown

Like Ekiti, Kaduna introduces radio, TV classes for students amid COVID-19 lockdown

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    Group kicks against appointment of Akanbi as KWASU VC

Group kicks against appointment of Akanbi as KWASU VC

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    COVID-19: Consulate confirms death of three Nigerians in US

COVID-19: Consulate confirms death of three Nigerians in US

Benaoyagha Okoyen, the consul general of Nigeria in New York, has confirmed the death of three Nigerians who tested positive to COVID-19 in the United States. According to NAN, Okoyen made the announcement in a statement. The victims are a doctor from Abia, 25-year-old Bassey Offiong, and a 60-year-old female. “The first case was a 60-year-old lady, Hajia Laila Abubakar Ali of Kano [...]

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    LUTH: Late 55-year-old patient tested positive for COVID-19 before visiting our hospital

LUTH: Late 55-year-old patient tested positive for COVID-19 before visiting our hospital

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, says the 55-year-old man, who died from complications of COVID-19 tested positive for the disease before he sought treatment at the hospital. In a statement, Chris Bode, chief medical director of LUTH, said the patient was brought into the emergency unit of the hospital. unconscious on Wednesday. The deceased, who returned into the country from [...]

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    PHOTOS: THISDAY Dome to be used as isolation centre in Abuja

PHOTOS: THISDAY Dome to be used as isolation centre in Abuja

Preparations are ongoing for making THISDAY Dome in Abuja an isolation centre for coronavirus patients. As part of measures to tackle COVID-19, the private sector has joined the government in making provision for facilities that could be used for treatment. Construction work is ongoing at the facility in the federal capital territory (FCT) which has the second highest number of patients in [...]

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    Stop rejecting patients complaining of cough or fever, Abia warns health workers

Stop rejecting patients complaining of cough or fever, Abia warns health workers

Joe Osuji, commissioner for health in Abia state, has warned health institutions against rejecting patients with COVID-19 symptoms. In an interview with NAN, Osuji said there had been complaints that some patients with cough and cold, which are symptoms of coronavirus, were being rejected. “The problem we are having with health institutions now is that when a patient reports cough, or fever [...]

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    ‘COVID-19 corpses’ can’t be claimed for burial, says Lai

‘COVID-19 corpses’ can’t be claimed for burial, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says corpses of persons who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) cannot be claimed for burial. He said such corpses would be handled by the ministry of health because they are contagious. He said this while speaking at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja to give an update on the activities of the presidential task [...]

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    COVID-19: Trust doctors, scientists — not fiction writers like Soyinka, says Garba Shehu

COVID-19: Trust doctors, scientists — not fiction writers like Soyinka, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has called on Nigerians to disregard Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka's reservations on the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states.  Shehu said Soyinka's qualifications are in English literature and not medicine or science, stating that he does not qualify to be judged as a professional on the outbreak [...]

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    Abdulrazaq appoints Mustapha Akanbi as KWASU VC

Abdulrazaq appoints Mustapha Akanbi as KWASU VC

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    Ekiti to commence radio teaching of pupils amid COVID-19 lockdown

Ekiti to commence radio teaching of pupils amid COVID-19 lockdown

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    Four bridegrooms arrested for ‘flouting’ movement ban in Zaria

Four bridegrooms arrested for ‘flouting’ movement ban in Zaria

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