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    ‘Everybody still in Sallah mood’ — PTF says low COVID-19 tests responsible for declining cases

‘Everybody still in Sallah mood’ — PTF says low COVID-19 tests responsible for declining cases

With over 10,000 recoveries confirmed in less than one week, the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 says it is too early to celebrate because there has been reduced testing as a result of the Sallah break. Boss Mustapha, chairman of the PTF and secretary to the government of the federation, disclosed the reason for the plummet in the figure of [...]

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    Lagos COVID-19 infections rise again as NCDC confirms 457 new cases

Lagos COVID-19 infections rise again as NCDC confirms 457 new cases

After days of recording a steady decline in its daily COVID-19 infection rate, the figure for Lagos rose again, increasing to its highest in one week since  July 28. Lagos, the epicentre of the virus, had recorded less than 100 new samples in its daily count over the past six days, with the figure dropping to as low as 59 new [...]

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    Ondo shuts two schools over violation of COVID-19 guidelines

Ondo shuts two schools over violation of COVID-19 guidelines

Speaking in Akure, the state capital, on Wednesday, Akin Asaniyan, permanent secretary of the state ministry of education, science and technology, said two schools defied the COVID-19 protocols. He identified the schools as CAC Grammar School, Ondo road, Akure; and Akure Academy, Oba- Ile in Akure North local government area of the state. [...]

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    NCDC: Over 30,000 patients have recovered from COVID-19

NCDC: Over 30,000 patients have recovered from COVID-19

Tuesday was a day of record figures according to the COVID-19 data published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The recovery rate received a major boost on Tuesday as the NCDC confirmed more than 10,000 new recoveries for Lagos. With 13,106 people now confirmed to have recovered in Lagos, a total of 31,851 positive patients have now been confirmed negative [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘May karma find you all’ — family of man who died of COVID-19 blames Trump, ‘selfish people’

EXTRA: ‘May karma find you all’ — family of man who died of COVID-19 blames Trump, ‘selfish people’

The family of David Nagy, a resident of Texas, US, says selfish people who failed to observe COVID-19 safety guidelines are to blame for his death. Nagy, aged 79, died of COVID-19 complications on July 22. The family, in an obituary published in the Jefferson Jimplecute, also blamed US President Donald Trump and Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, "and all the other [...]

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    COVID-19 infections hit new low as NCDC confirms 288 new cases

COVID-19 infections hit new low as NCDC confirms 288 new cases

For the second consecutive day, the number of COVID-19 infections in the country hit a new low as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 288 new cases. The agency confirmed the new cases in 14 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) on Monday night. The new figure of positive samples is the lowest in over two months. The number of [...]

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    NCDC confirms 304 new cases — lowest in 8 weeks

NCDC confirms 304 new cases — lowest in 8 weeks

For the first time in exactly eight weeks, Nigeria's COVID-19 daily count of new infections hit a record low with 304 new cases confirmed on Sunday. The last time the country recorded less than 310 cases was on June 7, 2020, when 260 new samples tested positive. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new cases for 14 states and [...]

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    COVID-19: Lagos shuts Eti-Osa isolation centre

COVID-19: Lagos shuts Eti-Osa isolation centre

The Lagos government has shut down the isolation centre in Eti Osa local government area of the state. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, announced the closure of the facility at Lagos House, Marina, during the 17th update on the management of coronavirus in the state. He said the isolation centre at Agindigbi in Ikeja would also be closed and the patients [...]

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    FCT tops list of new COVID-19 cases for third consecutive day

FCT tops list of new COVID-19 cases for third consecutive day

For the third day in a row, the federal capital territory (FCT) has topped the list of states with new cases in Nigeria. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 386 new cases in 17 states and the FCT on Saturday. The figure is the lowest in more than four weeks, as Nigeria recorded at least 400 new cases on a [...]

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    Fayemi, Umahi recover from COVID-19

Fayemi, Umahi recover from COVID-19

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says he has recovered from COVID-19 after spending 11 days in isolation. In a tweet on Saturday, Fayemi said a subsequent COVID-19 test he took came back negative. While thanking God, well wishers and his medical team for his recovery, the governor called for more efforts to tackle the pandemic. "After 11 days in isolation, I received [...]

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