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    Three new deaths as Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections exceed 45,000

Three new deaths as Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections exceed 45,000

With three new deaths, Nigeria's COVID-19 infection tally crossed the 45,000 mark on Thursday as 354 new cases were confirmed in 16 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). However, out of the country's current total of 45,244 confirmed cases, more than 70 percent have recovered, signifying an improvement in the country's numbers, although the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 [...]

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    WHO: Over 10,000 health workers in Africa infected with COVID-19

WHO: Over 10,000 health workers in Africa infected with COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says more than 10,000 health workers have been infected with the coronavirus across Africa. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the organisation on Thursday. WHO, however, didn't give a detailed breakdown of how the cases were distributed across the continent due to "limited information" from the 40 affected countries. However, according to WHO, preliminary data shows [...]

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    Global COVID-19 tally nears 13m as WHO reports 230,000 cases in one day

Global COVID-19 tally nears 13m as WHO reports 230,000 cases in one day

It took the world 11 weeks to record that number of cases at the beginning of the pandemic as the total number as of March 11 stood at 245,000. The new tally eclipses the previous record of 228,102 daily infections which was announced on July 10. The WHO said deaths remained steady at about 5,000 in the last 24 hours. The countries with [...]

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    Nigeria’s COVID-19 recoveries exceed 12,000

Nigeria’s COVID-19 recoveries exceed 12,000

A total of 280 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in the last 24 hours, bringing Nigeria's total number of recoveries to 12,108. Fifteen patients were also confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications across the country on Tuesday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the figures on Tuesday night, adding that 503 new infections were recorded in 20 states and [...]

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    With 212,326 infections, world records highest daily COVID-19 cases

With 212,326 infections, world records highest daily COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organisation says it has received a report of 212,326 new cases of COVID-19 across the world in the last 24 hours. This is the highest toll in a single day since the virus broke out in Wuhan, China, in December. Of the new cases, the US comes top with 34,477 followed by Brazil with 48,105 next to India which [...]

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    COVID-19 cases rise above 400,000 in Africa — but 48% have recovered

COVID-19 cases rise above 400,000 in Africa — but 48% have recovered

A total of 403,692 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in 54 countries in Africa. This is according to data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) regional office in Brazzaville, Congo, on Wednesday. The data released via the agency's Twitter account showed that more than 190,000 people have recovered in the continent, representing an estimated 48 percent of the total figure. The global [...]

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    COVID-19: WHO approves use of £5 drug for critically-ill patients

COVID-19: WHO approves use of £5 drug for critically-ill patients

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the use of dexamethasone for critically-ill COVID-19 patients. Tedros Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, disclosed this during a press briefing on Monday. On June 16, 2020, a team of medical researchers from Oxford University had said dexamethasone, commonly used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, can speed up the recovery of high-risk COVID-19 patients. Martin [...]

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    Buhari: Eradication of polio is one of the dividends of our govt

Buhari: Eradication of polio is one of the dividends of our govt

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    Brazil records over 54,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Brazil records over 54,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

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    WHO: Nigeria may be declared wild polio free in August

WHO: Nigeria may be declared wild polio free in August

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Nigeria will soon be declared free of wild polio virus. The country has completed its documentation for wild polio free status, an exercise accepted by the Africa Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication (ARCC). WHO in Nigeria shared the information via its Twitter account, on Thursday. "Today, Nigeria’s complete documentation for #WildPoliovirus free status was accepted by [...]

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    Finally, WHO stops chloroquine trial

Finally, WHO stops chloroquine trial

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is stopping hydroxychloroquine solidarity trial for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. This comes three days after the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) withdrew its approval for the emergency use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, saying they may not be effective for the infection. WHO said evidence has shown that hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, does not reduce the mortality [...]

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    COVID-19: Africa’s death toll exceeds 6000 as cases hit 230,454

COVID-19: Africa’s death toll exceeds 6000 as cases hit 230,454

A total of 6,218 people have been killed by COVID-19 disease in Africa as of June 14, the latest figures released by the World Health Organisation has shown. The organisation also said 230,454 cases had also been confirmed. "There are over 230,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 105,000 recoveries and 6,200 deaths," WHO said. South Africa was [...]

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    It took Africa 3 months to record 100,000 cases but infections rose to 205,000 within 18 days

It took Africa 3 months to record 100,000 cases but infections rose to 205,000 within 18 days

The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa rose above 200,000 after doubling in just 18 days. As of Thursday, a total of 205,520 persons had contracted the coronavirus which has killed at least 5,560 in the continent. The World Health Organisation said while the number of infections doubled in Africa in less than three weeks, it took the continent 98 days to [...]

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    COVID-19: Study that made WHO suspend chloroquine trial has been retracted

COVID-19: Study that made WHO suspend chloroquine trial has been retracted

The study which influenced the decision of the World Health Organisation to suspend hydrochloroquine trial for treating COVID-19 patients has been retracted over inaccessible data. On May 22, a study published by The Lancet, a medical journal, claimed chloroquine had no positive effect on the treatment of COVID-19 among 96,032 sampled patients. Three days later, Tedros Ghebreyesus, the WHO director-general, announced a “temporary [...]

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    COVID-19: WHO resumes chloroquine trial

COVID-19: WHO resumes chloroquine trial

The World Health Organization says it is resuming hydrochloroquine trial for treatment of COVID-19 patients. [...]

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    Report: WHO suspended chloroquine trial based on questionable data

Report: WHO suspended chloroquine trial based on questionable data

A new report has revealed that the World Health Organisation suspended solidarity trial on the use of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 patients based on false data. On May 22, a study published by The Lancet, a medical journal, claimed that chloroquine had no positive effect on the treatment of COVID-19 among 96,032 sampled patients. Three days later, Tedros Ghebreyesus, the WHO [...]

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