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    Nigeria’s coronavirus toll rises to 135 — 4 new cases recorded

Nigeria’s coronavirus toll rises to 135 — 4 new cases recorded

Nigeria has recorded four new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 135. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in a tweet on Monday. This is coming less than 24 hours after the country recorded 20 new cases.   As at 11:15 am 31st March, there are 135 confirmed cases 2 deaths For a breakdown of cases by [...]

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    Coronavirus toll in Nigeria now 89 as infection spreads to Benue

Coronavirus toll in Nigeria now 89 as infection spreads to Benue

Nigeria has recorded eight new coronavirus cases bringing the number of cases in the country to 89. The cases are spread across 10 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the new cases in a tweet on Saturday. It said seven of the new cases are in Lagos while one is in Benue. Of the 89 [...]

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    Nigeria and COVID-19 challenges: Need for voluntary service initiatives

Nigeria and COVID-19 challenges: Need for voluntary service initiatives

Dr. Maurizio Cecconi, head of department of anesthesia at Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy advised the United States government not to think that they can win the battle against Covid-19 by “increasing capacity” as according to him “it’ll take government and citizens helping out as well. That includes taking drastic steps like canceling major events, having employees work from home, [...]

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    UK mission: Closure of airports will hinder evacuation of our citizens from Nigeria

UK mission: Closure of airports will hinder evacuation of our citizens from Nigeria

The UK high commission in Nigeria says it is exploring options of how to evacuate its citizens willing to leave the country. In a statement on Friday, the commission said it wants to reduce the number of its diplomats in Nigeria but that the closure of the international airports has made it difficult to do so. The federal government had shut down [...]

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    Nigeria’s coronavirus test rate rises by 32% — after Jack Ma’s donation

Nigeria’s coronavirus test rate rises by 32% — after Jack Ma’s donation

Twenty-four hours after donated medical supplies including test kits arrived in Nigeria, the country's test rate for coronavirus shot up by 32 percent. By the end of March 25, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) carried out 262 tests for the disease, according to data obtained by TheCable. Of that number, 84 tests were carried out on Wednesday alone, indicating a [...]

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    IN DETAIL: Nigeria NOT doing well — only 178 tested for coronavirus so far

IN DETAIL: Nigeria NOT doing well — only 178 tested for coronavirus so far

Late Wednesday, five more cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Nigeria -- bringing the total number of those infected to 51. With that number, Nigeria ranked 111 out of the 198 countries where the pandemic persists. But there is no need for cheers. Here is why: As of the end of March 24, only 178 persons have been tested for COVID-19 [...]

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    Nigeria records two new coronavirus cases — toll now 46

Nigeria records two new coronavirus cases — toll now 46

Nigeria has recorded two new coronavirus cases in Lagos and Osun states. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in a tweet on Wednesday. The centre said the cases are travellers who returned to the country. It did not give details on where they returned from. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 46. "Two new cases of [...]

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    Ecobank shuts Wuse II branch after customer dies of coronavirus

Ecobank shuts Wuse II branch after customer dies of coronavirus

Ecobank Plc says it temporarily closed its Wuse II branch in Abuja because Suleiman Achimugu, who died of coronavirus, visited the branch. Achimugu, a former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), died on Monday. He is the first case of death from COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria According to a statement by the bank, Achimugu visited the branch on March [...]

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    Nigeria records two new coronavirus cases — toll now 42

Nigeria records two new coronavirus cases — toll now 42

Nigeria recorded two new coronavirus cases in Lagos and Ogun states. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this via its Twitter handle on Tuesday. It said one case is a returning traveller while the second case is contact of a previously confirmed case. https://twitter.com/NCDCgov/status/1242421741391151115   "2 new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. 1 is in Lagos State & 1 in Ogun [...]

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    ‘We should make life easy for our fellow humans’ — CDQ calls for rent cuts due to COVID-19

‘We should make life easy for our fellow humans’ — CDQ calls for rent cuts due to COVID-19

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    Coronavirus: Some infected persons are hiding, says health minister

Coronavirus: Some infected persons are hiding, says health minister

"We have to get those who have been infected now. If we don’t, it may be a serious burden in the system. I am sure some are hiding, they will not report for whatever reason. Nobody will be arrested or asked to pay anything. "Those who are returning now are Nigerians. With the closure of our airports, we will reduce inflow [...]

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    ‘Social distancing is from the Bible’ — Poju Oyemade asks churches to do the right thing

‘Social distancing is from the Bible’ — Poju Oyemade asks churches to do the right thing

Poju Oyemade, the senior pastor at The Covenant Nation, has called on churches to respect the government's call for social distancing, as a means for halting the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) He stated that social distancing is a biblical method for stopping the spread of a virus, emphasising that the concept is God's idea. The convener of The Platform Nigeria, who [...]

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    Travel ban: Can Nigeria legally refuse entry to its citizens from COVID19 high-risk countries?

Travel ban: Can Nigeria legally refuse entry to its citizens from COVID19 high-risk countries?

BY OYIN' KOMOLAFE On March 18, 2020, the Nigerian government finally heeded the calls of several concerned Nigerians and placed a ban on travels from thirteen “high risk” countries which had recorded more than 1000 cases of the coronavirus pandemic. Those countries include, inter alia: China, Italy, Iran, Germany, and the United Kingdom. But, Nigeria was not the first country to [...]

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    Mimiko: Politics in Nigeria is monetised

Mimiko: Politics in Nigeria is monetised

Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, says Nigeria's politics is monetised.  Mimiko spoke at the opening ceremony of the birthday celebration of Odia Ofeimun, a poet. Themed "Taking Nigeria Seriously: A Conference In Honour of Odia Ofeimun", the  event held at the University of Lagos, on Monday. Commenting on Ofeimun's foray into politics, he said Nigeria's politics is monetised and sadly, there [...]

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    While we are at it, Lassa death toll hits 161 as four health workers die

While we are at it, Lassa death toll hits 161 as four health workers die

While the new coronavirus has caused a global meltdown but is yet to claim any life in Nigeria, four health workers have died from the Lassa fever -- taking the death toll to 161 in 2020 so far. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed the latest figures in its weekly situation report on the disease. According to the centre, there [...]

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    Coronavirus-free Chad shuts borders, airports

Coronavirus-free Chad shuts borders, airports

Amid the spread of coronavirus, Chad which has no record of the disease has shut its borders and airports. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 27 African countries have recorded 347 coronavirus cases, the latest being Benin, Liberia, Somalia and Tanzania. The Chadian government announced on Monday that it would shut its airports to all flights for two weeks over fears of the [...]

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