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    Nigeria records highest toll in one week as NCDC confirms 338 new COVID-19 cases

Nigeria records highest toll in one week as NCDC confirms 338 new COVID-19 cases

Nigeria has recorded a significant spike in the number of cases in one week, with 338 new cases confirmed in 16 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday night. The number of discharged patients increased from 1,472 to 1,594, while fatalities increased from 176 to 182. A total of 5,959 [...]

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    COVID-19: Lagos may reopen for FULL business

COVID-19: Lagos may reopen for FULL business

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says the state is considering full reopening of the critical sectors of its economy soon. Speaking at a media briefing on Sunday at the state house in Marina, the governor said the plan will not be implemented in a hurry. He said the state government would be rolling out register-to-open initiative as a part of its [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: State house workers who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered

Sanwo-Olu: State house workers who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says the workers at the state house in Marina who tested positive for COVID-19, are back to their duty posts. He said this at a media briefing on Sunday. The development comes 10 days after they were confirmed positive for the disease. On May 7, Akin Abayomi, the commissioner for health, announced that 10 persons at the state [...]

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    Three Dubai returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Lagos

Three Dubai returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Lagos

Three of the 256 Nigerians who were evacuated from Dubai to Lagos on May 6 have tested positive for COVID-19. Akin Abayomi, the Lagos commissioner for health, made the announcement on Sunday via his Twitter handle. According to him, the affected persons have been transferred to a care centre for proper monitoring and treatment. "3 of the returnees recently evacuated from Dubai have [...]

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    152 discharged as NCDC announces 176 new COVID-19 cases

152 discharged as NCDC announces 176 new COVID-19 cases

Despite recording 176 new COVID-19 cases, Nigeria's recovery rate remained at a significant high with 152 patients discharged on Saturday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the announcement via its Twitter handle at 11:56pm on Saturday. A total of 5,621 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the federal capital territory (FCT), while Kogi and Cross River are [...]

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    Three COVID-19 patients die in Lagos

Three COVID-19 patients die in Lagos

Three more COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Lagos, bringing the state's total number of fatalities to 36. The deaths were recorded on Friday, according to the latest situation report released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In its update for May 15, 2020, the agency recorded four more deaths – three in Lagos and one in Gombe state. It's been nine days [...]

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    Family asks police to investigate ‘death of daughter who was buried without their consent’

Family asks police to investigate ‘death of daughter who was buried without their consent’

The family of one Margaret Ikumu has petitioned the Lagos state police command over her death. In the petition, the family raised suspicion over the involvement of two friends of their late daughter, alleging that the "friends" buried her without the family's consent. They said Ikumu lived in the Ajah area of Lagos with two of her friends identified as "Marvelous Mary" and [...]

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    Nigeria records 288 new infections but recovery rate rises significantly

Nigeria records 288 new infections but recovery rate rises significantly

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 288 new cases on Friday, but the recovery rate rose siginficantly. The agency announced the new cases via a tweet on its handle just before midnight. A total of 5,445 confirmed COVID-19 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The number of recoveries increased from 1,180 to 1,320, [...]

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    COVID-19: Nigeria crosses 5,000 mark but 110 recover

COVID-19: Nigeria crosses 5,000 mark but 110 recover

Nigeria crossed the 5,000 mark on Thursday with 193 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in 14 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). A total of 5,162 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the FCT. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the new cases one minute before midnight on Thursday. A total of 110 recoveries were recorded, increasing the [...]

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    Abayomi: Dubai returnee didn’t die of COVID-19

Abayomi: Dubai returnee didn’t die of COVID-19

Akin Abayomi, Lagos commissioner for health, says one of the Dubai returnees who died upon arrival in Nigeria was not infected by COVID-19. The commissioner had on Tuesday said the deceased had severe underlying health condition, and that a test would determine if he had COVID-19. There have also been speculations that he might have died from complications of COVID-19. But in a [...]

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    13 COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos

13 COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos

Four patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, and nine others from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) isolation centre have been discharged after testing negative for COVID-19. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, made the announcement on Thursday. According to him, with the discharge of the 11 males and two females, Lagos has now recorded 541 recoveries. "Good people of Lagos, today, [...]

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    Nigeria’s COVID-19 recoveries top 1,000

Nigeria’s COVID-19 recoveries top 1,000

Nigeria's COVID-19 recoveries have passed the 1,000 mark, and with only 3,737 active cases.  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed six fresh deaths and 184 new COVID-19 cases in 21 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) on Wednesday night. This was announced by the agency via its Twitter handle. A total of 111 recoveries were also recorded, bringing the country's total [...]

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    98-year-old COVID-19 patient recovers in Lagos

98-year-old COVID-19 patient recovers in Lagos

A 98-year-old female, the oldest COVID-19 patient in Lagos, has been discharged from one of the isolation centres in the state. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, made the announcement via a tweet on Wednesday night. She was one of the 26 patients discharged in Lagos on Wednesday, after testing negative twice for COVID-19. "Today, we discharged a 98 year old woman, our oldest [...]

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    26 COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos

26 COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos

Twenty-six more COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Lagos after testing negative for coronavirus. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, made the announcement in a statement issued on Wednesday evening. The patients, 13 females and 13 males, were discharged from isolation facilities at Yaba, Onikan and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). A total of 528 patients have now recovered from COVID-19 in Lagos. "Good [...]

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    33 COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos

33 COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos

Thirty-three more patients have been discharged in Lagos after testing negative for coronavirus. The Lagos ministry of health broke the news on Monday. The patients, nine females and 24 males,  were discharged from the isolation facilities at Onikan and Eti-Osa. "33 #COVID19Lagos patients; 9 females & 24 males; all Nigerians have been discharged from our Isolation facilities at Onikan & Eti-Osa (LandMark) reunite [...]

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    NCDC announces 17 deaths, 248 new COVID-19 cases

NCDC announces 17 deaths, 248 new COVID-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 248 new COVID-19 cases. The agency made the announcement on Sunday night via its Twitter handle. A total of 4,399 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). Seventeen deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours. NCDC had announced 11 COVID-19 fatalities on Saturday, but the agency [...]

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