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    Four COVID-19 patients discharged in Abuja

Four COVID-19 patients discharged in Abuja

Four patients receiving treatment for coronavirus in Abuja have been discharged after recovering from the disease. The federal capital territory administration (FCTA) announced this in a tweet on Saturday. "The FCTA has confirmed the discharge of four (4) #COVID19 patients, bringing the total number of discharged to eleven (11) in the FCT as at 12:30am, April 11th, 2020," the tweet read. COVID19: FOUR [...]

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    Another COVID-19 patient dies in Lagos

Another COVID-19 patient dies in Lagos

Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health in Lagos state, has announced the death of another COVID-19 patient in the state. He made the announcement via Twitter on Saturday morning. According to the commissioner, the patient died in a private facility. "We are however saddened by the death of another patient from #COVID19 related complications in a private hospital in Lagos. Please keep obeying [...]

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    We’re making efforts to protect Nigerians in China, says FG

We’re making efforts to protect Nigerians in China, says FG

The federal government says it is making efforts to ensure the safety of Nigerians in China. Recently, there have been videos in circulation on how Nigerians are being maltreated in China over the suspicion that they might have contracted coronavirus. At the media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of [...]

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    NCDC: 91 percent contacts of COVID-19 patients have been traced

NCDC: 91 percent contacts of COVID-19 patients have been traced

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says 91 percent of confirmed contacts of COVID-19 patients have been identified. As of March 30, 2020, more than 6,000 people were being traced in Lagos and Abuja over their contact with COVID-19 patients. At the media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Friday, Ihekweazu said as of April [...]

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    Niger, Anambra join the list as Nigeria records 17 new coronavirus cases

Niger, Anambra join the list as Nigeria records 17 new coronavirus cases

The total number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria exceeded 300 on Friday. In a tweet, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 17 new cases. A breakdown of the cases are eight in Lagos; three in Katsina; two in the federal capital territory (FCT); and one each in Niger, Kaduna, Anambra and Ondo. The agency said as of 9:30 pm on April 10, there were [...]

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    Not all coronavirus corpses are infectious, says WHO

Not all coronavirus corpses are infectious, says WHO

The World Health Organisation says except in cases of hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola, Marburg and cholera, dead bodies are generally not infectious. In its interim guidance on "Infection Prevention and Control for safe management of a dead body in the context of COVID-19", the organisation said only the lungs of patients with pandemic influenza, if handled improperly during an autopsy, [...]

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    NCDC DG: Wearing face masks alone cannot protect you from COVID-19

NCDC DG: Wearing face masks alone cannot protect you from COVID-19

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says the use of face masks alone is not enough to protect people against the spread of COVID-19. Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, had said there was no need for social distancing as long as people put on face masks. But speaking during the presidential task force briefing on Friday, Ihekweazu [...]

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    Ondo records another COVID-19 case

Ondo records another COVID-19 case

The Ondo state government has confirmed another case of coronavirus. Wahab Adegbenro, commissioner for health, said the patient, a middle-aged man, lives at the Ijoka area of Akure, the state capital. He said he had been transferred to the state's Infectious Disease Hospital, along Igbatoro road, Akure and all his family members are under quarantine. The state recorded its first case of the [...]

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    COVID-19: It’s not time to ease lockdown, NMA warns governors

COVID-19: It’s not time to ease lockdown, NMA warns governors

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has warned governors against easing the lockdown declared in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. TheCable had reported how some governors relaxed the ban for Jumat and forthcoming Easter. But in a statement on Friday, Francis Faduyile and Olumuyiwa Odusote, NMA president and secretary-general respectively, said this could be a setback to measures to [...]

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    Lagos, Oyo discharge 10 COVID-19 patients

Lagos, Oyo discharge 10 COVID-19 patients

Ten patients who tested positive for coronavirus in Lagos and Oyo states have been discharged after recovering from the disease. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, and Seyi Makinde, his Oyo counterparts, broke the news in separate tweets on Friday. While those in Oyo were discharged on Thursday, the seven persons in Lagos were released from the hospital on Friday. "Yesterday, three confirmed COVID-19 [...]

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