COVID-19: US President Trump & FLOTUS Melania Test Positive For Coronavirus

The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, 74 and wife Melania Trump, 50 have tested positive to COVID-19. The couple thereafter have commenced quarantine and both self-isolating at home. This information was revealed by the POTUS via his verified Twitter handle on Friday morning. See Twitter link below; In same vein, the first lady of the US, Melania Trump have also confirmed testing positive to the Coronavirus just like his husband via the verified Twitter handle on Friday. See FLOTUS post below; A letter from Sean Conley,…

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COVID-19: 125 New Cases With No Death Recorded In Nigeria

The total number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria rose to 57,849 after 125 new cases were recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night. There are 7,500 active cases in Nigeria while 49,098 persons have recovered and have been discharged across the 36 states and federal capital, Abuja. Till date, 1,102 COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. No death was recorded on Thursday.These were contained in an update by the country’s infectious. About 10 per cent of…

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COVID-19: 132 Cases, 1 death Recorded In Nigeria On Monday Night

According to reports from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night, one of the lowest coronavirus infection toll in nearly six months with 132 new cases and one death, was recorded. The tally is however higher than the 79 cases reported on Sunday night. This implies that there were 53 more cases than the figure recorded on Sunday. The new cases have now taken the total number of infections in the country to 56, 388. There are still almost 11, 000 active cases while about 44, 337…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Govt Inaugurates Committee For Herbal Cure

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, inaugurated the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 herbal remedies and natural compounds, in order to find a solution to COVID-19 on Monday 14, September. Mr Onu explained that COVID-19 remains a threat to the health and well-being of Nigerians and the national economy and reiterated an urgent need to develop a home-grown remedy and vaccine to tackle it. This was revealed in a statement on Monday by the Director, Press and PR, FMST, Abdulganiyu Aminu. Inaugurating…

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FG Ban On Alcohol In Sachets, Polythene

FG bans alcohol in satchets, polythene and some glass. The Federal Government has indicated plans to completely phase out high concentration of alcohol in sachet and small Polyethylene Terephthalate and glass bottles in the country. TellAfrica learnt that the moves are contained in a statement by the Director-General of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye on Saturday titled: ‘NAFDAC cautions on alcohol abuse.’ She said, “NAFDAC under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Health, once again, wishes to bring to the attention…

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Nigerian Doctors May Call Strike Off Today As New Agreement Emanate

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on strike, shall now meet with their executive council within the next 24hours with a view to calling off the ongoing three-day-old industrial action on today, Thursday 10 September 2020. This was revealed in a communique issued after a meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the NARD on Wednesday. The communique sighted by TellAfrica was authenticated by nine signatures including that of the labour minister, Chris Ngige; the NARD president, Aliyu Sokomba; the Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA),…

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COVID-19: 176 New Cases, 3 Deaths Recorded On Wednesday

176 new COVID-19 cases on recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday. This makes the total infections in the country to 55, 632. Since three weeks, Nigeria recorded no new daily cases above 300. However, 779 daily infections seen on June 28 has been the highest in recent times. The NCDC also confirmed three coronavirus related deaths, which brings the death toll to 1070. The update came as the ongoing strike by Nigerian doctors, the first responders to the deadly contagion, entered its third day. The NARD…

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Nigerian Govt Threatens to Revoke Doctors Residency Programme As Strike Actions Could Not Be Overturned

The federal government and the striking National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) held a meeting on Wednesday in Abuja. The meeting was however unproductive as the government threatened to revoke the doctors’ residency programme. The doctors embarked an indefinite strike on Monday, a backdrop from a suspended in June. The concened doctors are protesting the non-implementation of life insurance for members treating COVID-19 patients; the non-funding of their residency programme and some unpaid arrears. In its initial response to the doctor’s decision on Monday, the government said the doctors have no reason…

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COVID-19: Oxford Trial Suspended

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford has now been halted following discovery of side effects on test subjects. According to Bloomberg, the pause, first reported by Stat on Tuesday, occurred due to a suspected serious adverse reaction in a single person participating in the trial in the UK. The health problems experienced by the individual has not been disclosed, however, the situation will add steam to the concerns of health experts calling for caution in the race for a vaccine for the highly contagious COVID-19. The pause…

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It Cost N400k To Treat COVID-19 Patient In Kaduna State Says Gov. El-Rufai

The Executive Governor of Kaduna, Nasir el-Rufai, says it costs about N400,000 to treat a COVID-19 patient in the state. Speaking on Monday during an executive committee meeting with traditional rulers chaired by Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, the governor said the amount is as a result of the increasing cost of drugs, feeding, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for doctors. El-Rufai said the government cannot tell patients to bear the cost of the treatment because it will lead to further spread of the disease. “We have a very…

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