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COVID-19 : Nigeria Government To Review January 18th School Resumption Date.

The Federal Government on Monday said it would review the January 18 earlier date fixed for resumption of schools across Nigeria. It attributed the decision to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this while answering questions during a press briefing by the Presidential Task Force […]

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COVID19 : Uganda REOPENS INTERNATIONAL BORDER.

Uganda has reopened its international borders for the first time since March when they were closed as a control measure against the coronavirus pandemic. The East African country closed its borders to passenger travel even before it registered its first case of Covid-19, but continued to allow both land and air cargo. The national carrier, […]

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TOXIC BLEACH APPROVED IN BOLIVIA FOR THE TREATMENT OF CORONAVIRUS.

A bill legalizing a toxic bleach as a cure for Coronavirus treatment has been approved by the lower house of Bolivia’s legislature. According to local media reports, the country’s Legislative Assembly approved the bill, which had already passed the Bolivian Senate despite reports of people being hospitalised after taking it. The bill allows for the […]

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COVID-19 : SURVIVORS LIKELY TO BE IMMUNE TO THE DISEASE FOR 6 MONTHS

Coronavirus survivors are likely to have immunity against the disease for six months, Sweden’s top epidemiologist has claimed. Dr Anders Tegnell, who has guided the nation through the pandemic without calling for a lockdown, says he hasn’t seen evidence of people getting infected twice since the start of the pandemic in December 2019. He added that […]

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COVID-19: CANNABIS MAY REDUCE DEADLY LUNG INFLAMMATION – Researchers Explain

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, researchers have started to look for solutions in an unlikely place – the cannabis plant. Cannabis’ active compounds have a number of properties that make it appealing as a potential adjunct treatment for infections from the novel coronavirus, and recently scientists have begun looking at its potential for reducing susceptibility […]

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NO STATE IS COVIV-19 FREE – NCDC

Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said that no state in the country is COVID-19 free. Ihekweazu said this today June 22 while speaking at the daily briefing of the presidential task force in Abuja. He said a state can only talk about being COVID-19 free when it is testing and […]

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Covid-19 : BRAZIL CONFIRMS MORE THAN 1million CASES AS 54,771 TESTS POSITIVE IN ONE DAY.

Brazil has become the second country in the world after the US to confirm more than one million cases of COVID-19. The health ministry on Friday night reported 54,771 new cases, the highest daily increase in any country since the pandemic began, taking the total to 1,032,913. The officials said about half of increase was […]

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COVID-19 TESTING RESPONSE IS OUR WEAKEST SPOT – Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has revealed that the nation still falls short on testing, saying that it is the weakest spot in it’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Ihekweazu the agency is working aggressively to increase the testing across the country, as it ambitiously […]

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DO NOT OPEN Schools, Viewing Centres & Stadiums YET – FG warns

The Federal Government on Monday warned state governments that were planning to reopen schools to drop the plan. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and  Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, gave the warning during the PTF press briefing in Abuja. Mustapha said it was not yet safe […]

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DOCTORS on COVID-19 DUTY, OTHERS SET TO BEGIN STRIKE

The National Association of Resident Doctors, the umbrella body of all doctors working in government health facilities, has issued a notice of strike effective Monday, June 15, 2020. The association said the call to strike also includes doctors attending to COVID-19 patients and other emergencies. The National President of NARD, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, said this […]