COVID-19: NCDC reports 43 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 43 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 165,944. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday. It stated that there were no new deaths linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours in the country. The Agency added that the new cases were recorded in 5 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). “The breakdown of the new infections are Lagos-32, Rivers-7, FCT-2, Akwa Ibom-1 and Kaduna-1. “Today’s report includes…

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COVID-19: NCDC records 29 new infections, total now 165,807

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday said the country recorded additional 29 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 165,807. The NCDC made the announcement via its official Twitter handle on Wednesday morning. It said the 29 new infections were registered from two states; Lagos reported 18 new cases, while Rivers State had 11 new cases. “Today’s report includes 0 case from Plateau, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Sokoto, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti and Imo States. FCT is yet to report,” it stated. The health…

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COVID-19: FG restricts mass gatherings, re-introduces curfew

As part of the efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19, the Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew. The National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed, disclosed this at a press briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja. Mohammed said the curfew would take effect from midnight of Monday. He also said with effect from Tuesday, night clubs, gyms and others would remain closed till further notice. He said gatherings of religious groups and weddings among others have been reduced to 50 per attendance, while…

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Covid-19: Nigeria’s active cases increase by 39 – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the country’s COVID-19 active cases increased by 39, bringing the total number to 7,821. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Saturday. It, however, recorded 60 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 164,207. The agency noted that the newly recorded infections were reported across nine states, with Lagos state leading with 22, Rivers 15, Bayelsa 7 and Kaduna 5 cases. Others were Ogun 4, Akwa Ibom 3, Osun 2, Kano 1 and…

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Covid-19: US regulators recommend ‘pause’ in use of J&J vaccine

Top US health authorities recommended a “pause” in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine “out of an abundance of caution” as they investigate any links between it and blood clots, a regulator said Tuesday. The US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control are assessing the “potential significance” of six reported cases of a rare blood clot in patients who have received the shot, the FDA tweeted. “Until that process is complete, we are recommending this pause,” it said. The regulator said that as…

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COVID-19 not yet over – MDCAN

Prof. Kenneth Ozoilo, the National President, Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, has urged Nigerians including health workers not to let down their guards against COVID-19, saying the pandemic is still very much around. Ozoilo, who lauded the government’s effort in providing COVID-19 vaccines for the citizens, however, urged Nigerians “to avail themselves the opportunity to get vaccinated as the benefits of doing so far outweigh the risks”. The MDCAN president, in a message to members made available in Ado Ekiti, stated, “I must greatly commend all our members…

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Covid-19: Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin is dead

Yinka Odumakin, the National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere dead. Report has it that, Odumakin died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital’s Covid Isolation Centre. Yinka, a human rights activist, who is married to a fellow activist, Joe Okei Odumakin, played a major role in the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO that fought the regime of late military head of state, General Sani Abacha, after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election. As Afenifere spokesman, Odumakin spoke tenaciously for the rights of the Yoruba and the people…

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Covid-19: NCDC records 106 new infections, total now 162,997

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 106 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 162,997. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Thursday. The country’s daily new cases continue to follow a downward trajectory, from an all-time high of 2,314 on Jan. 22, the country’s daily new positive cases came down to 48, as at March 29. The agency stated that the country have tested 1,767,694 people since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Covid-19: Slow vaccine rollout raises fears of third wave

Experts disclosed yesterday, while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in Africa, where more than 3.2 million people have tested positive, that the third wave has hit East Africa. New infections has risen in Europe, Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa. The African Union (AU)’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reported an increase in a number of countries with increased infections. The latest data on the AU CDC portal showed that almost 95,000 people had died in Africa after contracting the coronavirus, while close to 2.8 million patients have…

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Covid-19: All political leaders must take vaccine first before common man – Sultan

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, President of the Nigeria Supreme Council On Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Sultan of Sokoto, has stressed the need for more political leaders in the country to come out openly to take the anti-COVID-19 vaccine to boost the confidence of ordinary Nigerians to accept and take the vaccine. Speaking at the sensitisation meeting for Muslim Scholars and Imams on the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination, organised by the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) in Abuja, the Sultan insisted that all political office holders must take the vaccine…

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