Coronavirus Watch – TheCable https://www.thecable.ng Nigeria's independent online newspaper Sun, 05 Jul 2020 13:04:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 COVID-19: It’s dangerous to reopen schools, Anap Think Tank tells FG https://www.thecable.ng/covid-19-its-dangerous-to-reopen-schools-anap-think-tank-tells-fg https://www.thecable.ng/covid-19-its-dangerous-to-reopen-schools-anap-think-tank-tells-fg#respond Sun, 05 Jul 2020 11:22:12 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456865 The Anap Foundation COVID-19 Think Tank,  a group established to respond to the coronavirus disease, says the decision of the federal government to reopen schools portends a “great danger” to the

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COVID-19: How China produced ’70bn face masks’ in three months https://www.thecable.ng/covid-19-how-china-produced-70bn-face-masks-in-three-months https://www.thecable.ng/covid-19-how-china-produced-70bn-face-masks-in-three-months#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2020 22:17:04 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456623 On March 3, 2020, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) expressed concern about how shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, was affecting

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NAFDAC disrupts launch of COVID-19 herbal drug in Ogun https://www.thecable.ng/nafdac-disrupts-launch-of-covid-19-herbal-drug-in-ogun https://www.thecable.ng/nafdac-disrupts-launch-of-covid-19-herbal-drug-in-ogun#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:23:14 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456393 The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) disrupted the launch of a COVID-19 herbal syrup in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Thursday. Officials of the agency

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NCDC: Ages 20-40 spreading COVID-19 but those bearing the brunt are above 50 https://www.thecable.ng/ncdc-ages-20-40-spreading-covid-19-but-those-bearing-the-brunt-are-above-50 https://www.thecable.ng/ncdc-ages-20-40-spreading-covid-19-but-those-bearing-the-brunt-are-above-50#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2020 21:08:20 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456319 Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says young persons between the ages of 20 and 40 are accelerating the spread COVID-19. Speaking at the briefing of

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‘192 almajiri children’ test positive for COVID-19 in Kano https://www.thecable.ng/192-almajiri-children-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-kano https://www.thecable.ng/192-almajiri-children-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-kano#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2020 20:32:01 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456331 The Kano state government says 192 almajiri children have tested positive for the coronavirus. During the COVID-19 briefing at the government house on Thursday, Muhammad Kiru, the state’s commissioner for

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COVID-19: Prepare for the worst, Ehanire tells states https://www.thecable.ng/covid-19-prepare-for-the-worst-ehanire-tells-states https://www.thecable.ng/covid-19-prepare-for-the-worst-ehanire-tells-states#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:17:42 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456324 Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, has called on states to prepare for the worst in terms of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated this at the presidential task

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INSIDE STORY: Kogi govt lied — doctors were attacked for opposing ‘COVID-19 denial’ https://www.thecable.ng/inside-story-kogi-govt-lied-doctors-were-attacked-for-opposing-covid-19-denial https://www.thecable.ng/inside-story-kogi-govt-lied-doctors-were-attacked-for-opposing-covid-19-denial#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:52:17 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456110 On Wednesday morning, as health workers at the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, prepared to brief journalists on the COVID-19 situation in the state, gunmen stormed the

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COVID-19 cases rise above 400,000 in Africa — but 48% have recovered https://www.thecable.ng/covid-19-cases-rise-above-400000-in-africa-but-48-have-recovered https://www.thecable.ng/covid-19-cases-rise-above-400000-in-africa-but-48-have-recovered#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:35:39 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456022 A total of 403,692 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in 54 countries in Africa. This is according to data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) regional office in Brazzaville,

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Lalong goes into isolation as commissioner tests positive for COVID-19 https://www.thecable.ng/lalong-goes-into-isolation-as-commissioner-tests-positive-for-covid-19 https://www.thecable.ng/lalong-goes-into-isolation-as-commissioner-tests-positive-for-covid-19#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:02:45 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456035 Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, and other members of the state executive council, have gone into self-isolation after Abe Aku, commissioner for commerce and industry, tested positive for COVID-19. Dan

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House of reps: We’ll review our rules to reflect COVID-19 realities https://www.thecable.ng/house-of-reps-well-review-our-rules-to-reflect-covid-19-realities https://www.thecable.ng/house-of-reps-well-review-our-rules-to-reflect-covid-19-realities#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:25:25 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=455969 Benjamin Kalu, spokesman of the house of representatives, says the standing rules will be reviewed to reflect COVID-19 realities and engender citizen participation in the legislative process. Kalu disclosed this

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