COVID-19: Ugwuanyi directs civil servants to resume work August 3 Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has directed all civil servants in the state to resume work on Monday, August 3, 2020. The directive was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Simon Ortuanya, in Enugu on Wednesday. The governor advised returning civil servants to observe...... read more
Abia flags off community surveillance & testing for COVID-19, targets 10,000 tests in 30 days Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, today flagged off the coronavirus (COVID-19) community surveillance and testing program which is aimed at breaking the chain of transmission in the state and stem community spread of the disease. Speaking during the flag off at the Umuahia South Local Government headquarters, Apumiri Ubakala,...... read more
Ondo govt replaces striking resident doctors with volunteers Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun has shunned striking resident doctors working at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital Isolation Centre, Sagamu, by replacing them with volunteer doctors.   The resident doctors working in the Ogun state COVID-19 isolation centre joined their colleagues last week in the ongoing strike which commenced on...... read more
Covid-19: 35 Doctors test positive in Kwara state - NMA At least 35 doctors have so far tested positive for coronavirus in Kwara State since the virus manifested in the state. Speaking with journalists on Monday at the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Medical Association in Ilorin, the chairman of the association, Dr Kolade Solagberu, however, said the association...... read more
575 new covid-19 cases recorded in Nigeria with 20 deaths Nigeria, on Friday, recorded another 575 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 20 deaths. The latest report released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, brings the total of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 31,323 cases.The 575 new cases were reported from 18 states of Lagos- 224, Oyo ’85, FCT-68,...... read more
JUST IN: Nasarawa Attorney General tests positive for COVID-19 Nasarawa Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr Abdulkarim Kana, has tested positive for COVID-19. Commissioner for health, Pharmacist Yahaya Ahmed, confirmed the incident to The Nation in a telephone interview in Lafia, the state capital. He said: “Yes I’m aware. I can confirm that, however he is in self isolation...... read more
Wife Of Benue Governor Tests Positive For COVID-19 The wife of Benue State Governor, Eunice Ortom has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a statement she personally signed on Friday night, the First Lady said tests conducted on her came out positive. The First Lady also noted that her son and some staff too were infected by...... read more
Nigeria has a ‘Madagascar herb’ plantation - Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria's Minister of Health has disclosed that Nigeria already has a plantation of herbs used to produce Madagascar’s ‘COVID Organics’.        Speaking during a Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing, Ehanire said an analysis of Madagascar’s ‘COVID Organics’ shows that the mixture contains largely anti-malarial constituents.       ...... read more
Groom dies after infecting over 100 wedding guests with Coronavirus A wedding in India turned out to be a Coronavirus hotspot, killing the groomwho had a high fever, and infecting more than 100 guests as his family didn't heed his request to post-pone the wedding ceremony. According to the Hindustan Times, the man, a 30-year-old software engineer developed diarrhea and a...... read more
72 health workers test positive for Coronavirus in Enugu The Enugu State Ministry of Health has said that 72 health care workers in the state have tested positive to COVID-19.   The state Commissioner for health, Dr Ikechukwu Obi, disclosed this in a statement released on Friday, June 26. He said the 72 infected health workers were among a total...... read more
Lack of PPE killing more Nigerians than Covid-19 - Physician A public health physician, Dr Laz Eze, has said the lack of Personal Protective Equipment may be killing more Nigerians than COVID-19. Eze, who is also the convener of #MakeOurHospitalWork Campaign, in a statement, said some Nigerians lost their lives due to restriction of movement during the lockdown period. “Over the...... read more
Do not abandon patients with other ailment, FG tells hospitals The federal government yesterday implored managements of hospitals across the country not to abandon patients with other ailments as the country battles the Coronavirus pandemic. This is just as it warned that the failure of the populace to take responsibility in the fight against the pandemic was threatening the earlier gains...... read more
Abia state Covid-19 testing center to commence operation next week   Abia State Government has received one of the two GeneXpert equipment ordered by the Ikpeazu administration in April 2020 from the United States of America.  Meanwhile, the state rapid response team has in partnership with NCDC concluded the test run of one of the GenXpert diagnostic equipment located in the...... read more
29 health workers test positive for Coronavirus in Plateau 29 health workers have tested positive for Coronavirus in Plateau as confirmed by the state government on Wednesday June 17.        Plateau state Commissioner for Health Dr. Nimkong Lar disclosed that the state has recorded 198 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, with 114 patients discharged and five deaths.       Lar also revealed that...... read more
Dexamethasone has not been approved for covid-19 treatment - NCDC The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the new COVID-19 drug, Dexamethasone has not been approved for use in the treatment of patients with the viral disease in Nigeria.       The drug, which scientists in the United Kingdom have hailed as a major breakthrough, is a widely used...... read more
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