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    INSIDE STORY: Kogi govt lied — doctors were attacked for opposing ‘COVID-19 denial’

INSIDE STORY: Kogi govt lied — doctors were attacked for opposing ‘COVID-19 denial’

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 hospital, attacking doctors and visitors while looting properties. The attack, the doctors have told TheCable, was to stop a planned protest on the "confirmed COVID-19 status" of some patients who [...]

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    COVID-19 cases rise above 400,000 in Africa — but 48% have recovered

COVID-19 cases rise above 400,000 in Africa — but 48% have recovered

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, Congo, on Wednesday. The data released via the agency's Twitter account showed that more than 190,000 people have recovered in the continent, representing an estimated 48 percent of the total figure. The global [...]

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    Lalong goes into isolation as commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

Lalong goes into isolation as commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

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 Manjang, commissioner for information and communication, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday. According to him, Lalong also ordered members of the council to get tested for COVID-19. "Based on the Governor's [...]

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    House of reps: We’ll review our rules to reflect COVID-19 realities

House of reps: We’ll review our rules to reflect COVID-19 realities

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 on Monday while speaking at the OrderPaper Online Parliamentary Engagement Nigeria (OPEN) webinar. The decision followed concerns raised about how the pandemic has curtailed citizen engagement and participation in governance, with the [...]

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    COVID-19: With or without illnesses, people above 50 years are vulnerable, says NCDC

COVID-19: With or without illnesses, people above 50 years are vulnerable, says NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released an advisory for vulnerable people and those considered to have a high risk of complications from COVID-19. In the advisory, the agency said people over 50 years and those with preexisting medical conditions such as diabetes are at a higher risk of COVID-19 complications. "It is important that people with underlying health immuno-compromised [...]

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    Nigeria records 17 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours as Edo confirms over 100 new infections

Nigeria records 17 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours as Edo confirms over 100 new infections

Nigeria recorded an increase in its daily fatality toll on Tuesday -- the highest in 10 days -- as 17 people were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications across the country. Before Tuesday, the previous highest figure was 19 deaths on June 20, 2020. This was contained in the update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for June 30. NCDC [...]

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    Lagos to give 10,000 radio sets to pupils for homeschooling, says commissioner

Lagos to give 10,000 radio sets to pupils for homeschooling, says commissioner

Folasade Adefisayo, the commissioner for education in Lagos state, says the state is giving out 10,000 radio sets to pupils in underserved communities to continue their schooling. Speaking with TheCable via a live interview with Ogechi Ekeanyanwu on Sunday evening, Adefisayo said the state government has been in conversations with telecommunications companies to give free or subsidised data to private schools [...]

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    COVID-19: Ekiti fixes July 17 for reopening of worship centres

COVID-19: Ekiti fixes July 17 for reopening of worship centres

The Ekiti state government says worship centres across the state will be reopened from July 17, subject to the implementation of new protocols. Kayode Fayemi, governor of the state, announced this in a state-wide broadcast, on Tuesday. He said the decision to reopen mosques for Jumat service on July 17, while churches from July 18 and 19, is based on agreement between [...]

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    COVID-19: Finance ministry receives PPE, face mask donations from Chinese firms

COVID-19: Finance ministry receives PPE, face mask donations from Chinese firms

The China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) and China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) have donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and face masks to the ministry of finance, budget and national planning. The donation was announced in a statement signed by Yunusa Abdullahi, special adviser, media and communications to Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning. Other items donated by [...]

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    Key COVID-19 drug to cost $390 per bottle in developed countries

Key COVID-19 drug to cost $390 per bottle in developed countries

Remdesivir, an antiviral drug to be used in treating COVID-19, will cost $390 per bottle for developed countries. The drug, which has proven effective in the treatment of COVID-19, will be sold at a higher price of $520 per vial for US private insurance companies. Daniel O'Day, chief executive officer of Gilead Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company in the US, made this known [...]

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