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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 […]

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COVID-19 : CRISIS LOOMS AS CASES OUTNUMBER BED SPACES IN NIGERIA.

There are strong indications that a major crisis is looming in Nigeria’s battle against coronavirus as COVID-19 cases are rising compared to bed-spaces available for patients that are being treated for the disease. On Saturday, COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 12,233, with 8, 065 of them active and 3,826 patients discharged. But the […]

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IF YOU ARE 55 Years old & ABOVE STAY AWAY FROM CHURCHES & MOSQUES – FG

The Federal Government on Tuesday gave an advisory to Nigerians: If you are 55 years old and above, avoid churches and mosques. Those with health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, HIV, among others, are also enjoined to stay at home to worship, the government added. It noted that the advice was necessary because places of […]

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COVID-19 : SWEDISH NURSE DIES 4 Days AFTER TESTING POSITIVE.

Recently, one of the victims of COVID-19 became a nurse from Sweden, Marielle DeBruhl. The 39-year-old woman, who had been taking care of COVID-19 patients, tested positive for the virus after the whole staff at her hospital was tested on April 17. Four days later, tragic news emerged that the woman was found dead at […]