Coronavirus: NCDC records 1,444 new infections, total now 110,387

1,444 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in the country. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website late on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country has tested 1,154,138 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020. According to the public health agency, the new infections has taken the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 110,387, which includes 89,317 discharged cases and 1,435 deaths. The agency said…

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NCDC reports 1,598 new coronavirus infections, seven deaths

‌ 1,598 new cases of COVID-19 with seven deaths have been reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday. . The NCDC, on its official Twitter handle, said the total infections in the country is now 108,943 with 22,156 active cases and 1,420 fatalities. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the country has so far tested 1,147, 523 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on Feb. 27, 2020. Nigeria’s public health institute said that the new infections were reported from 23 states and the Federal Capital Territory.…

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COVID-19: Nollywood’s budding actress dies at Isolation Center

Budding actress, Sotonye Green’s death is the first COVID-19 recorded death in the movie industry. Rivers State born actress, who featured in a movie titled ‘Blood in the Lagoon’, was said to have been taken to Yaba Isolation Centre in Lagos but there was allegation that, the medical staff paid little attention to her case due to issues bothering on bribe. According to her friend, Debby King who claimed to have taken the actress to the Isolation Centre, she alleged ‘ineptitude.’ A sad Debby King on her Instagram page, announced…

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“Why Nigeria cannot produce COVID-19 vaccines”

‌ Huge investment and technologies which are not readily available in Nigeria, are parts of the reasons why Nigeria may not be able to produce COVID-19 vaccines at present. These are the words of the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib. He said, “There are questions around why Nigeria is not producing COVID-19 vaccines. I want to put on record that the process of producing a vaccine is very complex and complicated. It requires massive investment that has not been done for many…

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Malami stops NDLEA’s recruitment exercise due to Covid-19

Attorney General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has issued a directive to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA to suspend its planned screening and documentation exercise for 5,000 new recruits. Malami said his attention was drawn to a directive the NDLEA gave the 5,000 candidates to appear at its Academy, Citadel Counter-Narcotics Nigeria, CCNN, Katton-Rikkos, Jos, Plateau State for the screening and documentation exercise between January 10 and 23, 2021, at 0900 hours daily. The AGF admitted that the exercise was long overdue…

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Covid-19: Comedian Ali Baba shares his experience after he recovers

Frontline comedian, Akpobome Atunyota popularly known as Alibaba has shared his experience with coronavirus via Instagram post on his page, reminding everyone of the need to continue to keep safe as Covid-19 is not a joke or scam as widely speculated by many Nigerians. In the video, he sympathized with all those who have loved a lost one to the virus and also warned Nigerians about the second wave of Covid that has been reported to be deadlier than the first wave. Reminding all to continue to wear their masks,…

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NAFDAC rules out clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has ruled out the possibility of conducting a local clinical trial on the proposed N400bn vaccines before administering them on Nigerians. The agency said since the World Health Organisation had approved the vaccines there might not be need to conduct another clinical trial on the vaccines. It, however, said it would subject vaccines, which the Federal Government may likely spend N400bn to procure, to proper revalidation before administering them on Nigerians. NAFDAC’s Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola, said “owing to the…

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Coronavirus: NCDC confirms 397 fresh COVID-19 infections, 10 deaths

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 397 new COVID-19 infections in the country. The information gotten from the centre’s verified website, states that the nation has so far tested 932,327 people since the first confirmed case was announced on February 27. The public health body said the fresh infections were reported from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) bringing the country’s total number of infected people to 84,811. The NCDC also stated that there were 12,126 active cases across the federation. The organisation added that…

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South Africa imposes new curbs as WHO warns of worse pandemics

The sale of alcohol has been banned in South Africa and masks made mandatory in public from Tuesday after a surge in coronavirus cases, as the World Health Organization warned that pandemics far more deadly than Covid-19 may lie ahead. Nations around the world are struggling with winter spikes in infections that have pushed the global caseload close to 81 million, even as the rollout of vaccines gathers pace in North America and Europe. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday announced a ban on selling alcohol and said face…

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COVID-19: FIRSTBANK LAUNCHES ‘MASK UP, STAY SAFE” CAMPAIGN

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider has announced its ongoing digital campaign “Mask Up, Stay Safe” as part of its advocacy to encourage everyone to consciously protect one another against the COVID-19 pandemic. The digital campaign which is designed to employ a fun approach to urge and engage its stakeholders on the need to observe the safety and precautionary guidelines during the festive season is implemented using the Bank’s customised face mask filter on instagram, that is made of the bespoke FirstBank 125th…

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