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    COVID-19: We spend over N15m weekly on health workers, says Bauchi gov

COVID-19: We spend over N15m weekly on health workers, says Bauchi gov

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, says the state government spends over N15 million weekly on allowances of health workers and others involved in the fight against COVID-19. Mohammed, who spoke while inaugurating the state’s molecular reference laboratory for COVID-19, said the amount is being spent on allowances for contact tracing, risk management, case management among others. He said his administration is giving [...]

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    PTF briefs Buhari as second phase of eased lockdown ends

PTF briefs Buhari as second phase of eased lockdown ends

President Muhammadu Buhari has received briefing from the presidential task force on COVID-19 at the end of another phase of the gradual easing of the lockdown he ordered to check the spread of coronavirus. The briefing took place at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Monday. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the task force, led his [...]

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    COVID-19: Africa records 48% recovery rate as cases hit 372,812

COVID-19: Africa records 48% recovery rate as cases hit 372,812

Data made available by the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has shown that 48 percent of persons infected with COVID-19 in the region have recovered. This is higher than the 45 percent recovery rate recorded on June 16. A total of 372,812 cases have been confirmed in 54 African countries and 179,208 patients were reported to have recovered; [...]

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    300 suspects crammed into police cell for 10 inmates — despite COVID-19 fears

300 suspects crammed into police cell for 10 inmates — despite COVID-19 fears

A cell designed for ten inmates at Gabasawa divisional police station in Kaduna state is now housing 300 -- triggering COVID-19 fears among suspects and police officers. Some of the suspects were arrested over allegations of rape and kidnapping, among others. TheCable learnt that some of the suspects were transferred from the criminal investigation department (CID), while others were brought in from [...]

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    Eight health workers test positive for COVID-19 in Ogun

Eight health workers test positive for COVID-19 in Ogun

The Ogun state government has announced that eight health workers of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, have tested positive for COVID-19. Segun Orisajo, the FMC head of public relations and information, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. Orisajo said the eight hospital workers that contracted the virus included medical doctors, nurses and an administration personnel. He said the affected staff [...]

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    Journalist tests positive for COVID-19

Journalist tests positive for COVID-19

Okpare Ovie Onojeghen, managing editor of Niger Delta Today, an online news medium, has tested positive for COVID-19. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Friday. He advised members of the public who have recently come in contact with him to go into self-isolation for two weeks. "Niger Delta Today (NDT), online publishers of 'news you can trust', wishes to inform our [...]

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    Nigerian entrepreneurs get £5,000 funding for innovative ideas on COVID-19

Nigerian entrepreneurs get £5,000 funding for innovative ideas on COVID-19

Three Nigerian entrepreneurs have been awarded funding of £5,000 each for developing innovative ideas on tackling COVID-19. The funds were provided by the Royal Academy of Engineering project CARE (COVID Africa Rapid Entrepreneur) initiative in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The academy is supported by the UK government funding provided through the department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS). The three Nigerians [...]

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    PTF coordinator: There are thousands of undetected COVID-19 cases in Nigeria

PTF coordinator: There are thousands of undetected COVID-19 cases in Nigeria

Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator, presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, says for every COVID-19 case, there are a handful of missing cases because the health authorities are unable to test everybody. Aliyu, who disclosed this during the PTF briefing on Thursday, expressed concern that some Nigerians do not believe that COVID-19 is real. He said such attitude will only fuel the [...]

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    NGF, NCDC sign MoU on World Bank’s N3.7bn COVID-19 support to states

NGF, NCDC sign MoU on World Bank’s N3.7bn COVID-19 support to states

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and the National Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the World Bank's N3.7 billion COVID-19 response support to the states in the country including the federal capital territory (FCT). The MoU titled, 'Nigeria COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project (NIGERIA CoPREP)' was jointly signed by Kayode Fayemi, the governor of [...]

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    COVID-19: Oyo govt insists it supported UCH with N118m, gives breakdown

COVID-19: Oyo govt insists it supported UCH with N118m, gives breakdown

The Oyo state government says it is standing by its position that it supported the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, with N118 million in the fight against COVID-19. Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to the governor, gave a breakdown of the figure in a statement issued on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Akinola Ojo, the commissioner for finance, had said the state government spent [...]

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