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    ‘She didn’t die of the disease’ — NCDC speaks on suspected COVID-19 case in Abuja

‘She didn’t die of the disease’ — NCDC speaks on suspected COVID-19 case in Abuja

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says a suspected case of COVID-19 - now deceased - did not die of the disease. In a tweet on Saturday, the NCDC said the epidemiology unit of the federal capital territory administration (FCTA) investigated the case after their attention was drawn to it. "The @officialFCTA Epidemiology Unit has investigated and confirmed that the patient [...]

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    Senate shuts down for two weeks over coronavirus

Senate shuts down for two weeks over coronavirus

The senate has adjourned plenary for two weeks over the coronavirus pandemic. The country has so far recorded 40 cases and one death. Speaking after a one-hour closed-door session on Tuesday, Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the senate would be on hand to attend to any urgent matter. Lawan said citizens should adhere to the guidelines put in place by the Nigeria Centre [...]

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    NCDC: Those with cough, fever shouldn’t be allowed in religious gatherings, NYSC camp

NCDC: Those with cough, fever shouldn’t be allowed in religious gatherings, NYSC camp

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says people who have cough, fever or other coronavirus-like symptoms should not be allowed to join mass gatherings. In a notice released on Monday, the NCDC defined mass gatherings as highly visible events with the potential for serious public health consequences. Churches, mosques, school and sporting events, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camps were listed as mass [...]

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    Coronavirus: NCDC advises sick employees, students to stay at home

Coronavirus: NCDC advises sick employees, students to stay at home

As part of its efforts in managing coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised sick employees and students to stay at home. Nigeria recorded its index case of the virus on Friday when a visiting Italian tested positive in Lagos.  In its fourth updated public health advisory, NCDC said the current situation in the country does not warrant a [...]

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    ICYMI: Death toll hits 118 as lassa fever spreads to 27 states

ICYMI: Death toll hits 118 as lassa fever spreads to 27 states

The death toll in the current outbreak of Lassa fever has reached 118, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).  In its latest report covering February 17 to 23, NCDC gave the number of suspected cases to be 2,633, confirmed cases, 609 and nine probable cases. The centre said the disease has spread to 27 of the 36 states of [...]

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    Death toll from Lassa fever rises to 57

Death toll from Lassa fever rises to 57

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the Lassa fever outbreak in the country has claimed 57 lives. In its latest weekly situation report released on Friday covering January 28 to February 03, the agency said at least 275 cases have been recorded in 19 states. According to the report, since the beginning of the year, 19 states: Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, [...]

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