Bayelsa state records first Coronavirus death The Bayelsa state Government has confirmed the death of a Coronavirus patient from complications linked to the disease.    The Director of Public Health in the state’s ministry of health and member of the state COVID-19 task force committee, Dr Jones Stowe who confirmed the death of the patient said the...... read more
JUST IN: Abia second index case discharged after testing negative The second covid-19 index case recorded in Abia on April 20 has been discharged after testing negative to the virus. This is contained in a statement made available to Factnews on THursday and signed by Dr. Azubuike K. Onyebuchi, the Medical Director of the Federal Medical Center, Umuahia. The statement reads: "It is with...... read more
Covid-19: Kogi State records 2 index cases Kogi State in Nigeria’s North-Central has recorded two cases of the novel coronavirus. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said this Wednesday night. It was the first time that positive results were confirmed for Kogi since the outbreak in Nigeria – exactly three months ago. In its tweet, NCDC announced 389...... read more
It is very strange that people don't believe the virus exists - Nigerian Covid-19 survivor A Nigerian man, Olubunmi Adefisayo, who survived COVID-19, has recounted his experience.       In a chat with Nigeria Health Watch, Olubunmi recounted how he tested positive for the virus, the symptoms he had, and his experience at the Yaba Isolation center in Lagos. He said he finds it strange that...... read more
Man rejected by Lagos hospital over COVID-19 fear dies A man, identified simply as Joel, has lost his life after he was allegedly refused treatment by the Isolo General Hospital in Lagos State over fear of being a COVID-19 patient. It was gathered that Joel slumped on Sunday while playing football and was rushed to the hospital, but he was...... read more
Bed Space Crisis: NCDC Reviews Policy On Discharge Of COVID-19 Patients Following challenges of bed space capacity, the Federal Government has reviewed the policy guidelines on the discharge of persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) after they have tested nega­tive twice consecutively to only once before they are certified of recovery from the disease. Disclosing this on Thurs­day, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of...... read more
COVID-19: PTF warns as Nigerians buy hydroxychloroquine in large quantities The Presidentitial Taskforce on Covid-19 has warned Nigerians against large purchase of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, saying the drug had not been certified for use. The Chairman of the PTF and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, said this at the PTF COVID-19 daily press briefing on Thursday...... read more
Covid-19 patients at risk of depression - Ehanire The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire,  on Thursday, said COVID-19 patients, who spent a long period at isolation centres were at the risk of depression. Ehanire, who stated this in Abuja at the press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said government planned to deploy psychologists in isolation...... read more
Oil workers make up about 60% of Coronavirus cases in Rivers - Governor Wike Governor Nyesom Wike has said that about 60% of Coronavirus cases recorded in Rivers state have a career in the oil sector.        The Rivers state Governor who disclosed that some of the cases are oil workers returning from rigs in a meeting with the management team of Mobil Producing...... read more
Covid-19: Nigeria records 216 new cases as confirmed cases rise to 6175 Two Hundred and Sixteen new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, May 18.   According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, 74 of the new cases were confirmed in Lagos, 33 in Kano, 19 in Oyo, 17 in Kano, 13 in Edo, 10 in Zamfara, 8...... read more
Plateau state confirms first Coronavirus death Plateau state has recorded its first Coronavirus death as confirmed in a media briefing by the Governor Simon Lalong.        Governor Lalong who made the announcement at the Government House in Jos, said the patient died before his test result came back positive.        The Governor also lamented over...... read more
COVID-19: Kano set to deport another batch of 2,000 Almajiri Kano State Government is set to deport at least 2,000 Almajiri boys who underwent isolation in three quarantine centres in the state.   The Kano State Commissioner for Education and Chairman Almajiri Repatriation Committee, Alhaji Sanusi Kiru, disclosed this on Sunday, May 17, when he led a delegation of women in...... read more
Covid-19: Stop Revealing Details of Drugs Used for Treatment, FG Warns Survivors The federal government yesterday pleaded with COVID-19 survivors to stop giving details of the drugs used for their treatment to discourage self-medication. The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, made the plea at a press briefing in Abuja, following recent video testimonies of some high profile survivors, talking...... read more
COVID-19 patient threatens to sue FG if she's not released in 7 days Susan Idoko, the Benue state COVID-19 index case, has threatened to sue the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC if she is not released from the Abuja isolation center within the next seven days.   Idoko has been having a faceoff with the government since she was diagnosed with the virus. She...... read more
Senate reacts to Governors’ call to suspend Infectious Disease Bill The Senate has reacted to the call by Governors on the National Assembly to suspend its consideration of the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, 2020. Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ajibola Basiru, in a message on his verified twitter handle @DrSRJ_ said the Governors have not formally...... read more
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