Covid-19: President Trump returns to White House

President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has made a dramatic return to the White House to continue his treatment for coronavirus after a three-night hospital stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington DC. In a photo via Twitter, the president removed his mask on the balcony of the White House, where several staff and aides have tested positive for the virus in recent days. “Feeling really good!” Mr Trump tweeted earlier. “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.” The US has…

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Covid-19: FG orders schools to conduct weekly assessment

‌ In preparation for schools reopening, the Federal Government has released more guidelines that will prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, which disclosed this on Thursday, stated that schools had been directed to conduct COVID-19 risk assessment every week. The NCDC also disclosed that local governments and states were directed to conduct monthly and quarterly COVID-19 risk assessment in schools respectively. According to the NCDC, the assessment will determine schools’ level of compliance with safety protocols including physical distancing, hand-washing and the use of face masks,…

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COVID-19: Nigeria’s death toll hits 1,083

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) at midnight on Monday said that the death toll for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria had jumped to 1, 083. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle. The NCDC confirmed that there were 132 new infections. It stated that one new fatality raised the death toll to 1,083. The agency said 132 new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, were recorded across Nigeria on Monday, Sept. 14. The public health agency stated that the new cases…

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FG approves full reopening of schools

The Federal Government has instructed state governments and school administrators to start preparations for the full reopening of schools in the country. Before now, the FG allowed the resumption of graduating pupils from August 4, 2020, to write this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination from August 17, 2020, through September 12, 2020. Some state governments such as Lagos and Kogi had subsequently announced the full reopening of schools effective mid-September. National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe…

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Covid-19: 19 infected Gombe students recover

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, a Gombe State Epidemiologist, Dr Bile Nuhu, on Tuesday said the state had established school isolation spaces across 16 boarding schools in the state. He said the isolation spaces were for the management of mild cases of COVID-19. He said, “Out of the 20 boarding schools in Gombe State, we used the checklist that looks at the structures on the ground and the components in the structures that are ideal that can serve as isolation spaces for just mild cases not severe cases. Severe…

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COVID-19: Don’t be in a haste to reopen schools, says FG

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, gave a warning on Monday in Abuja at the 62nd joint national briefing of the taskforce, where he called for caution as some state governments announce reopening of schools, saying that COVID-19 remains potent and very dangerous. According to Mustapha, as the nation plans to re-open more sectors, everyone must stay the course and stick with the winning strategy which is anchored on the ability of our health institutions to contain the virus. “While…

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Covid-19: NCDC announces 160 new COVID-19 cases, total now 53,477

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 160 new cases of COVID-19, with total infections rising to 53, 477. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Friday. The 160 new cases marked the lowest figure in the country since the last three months. On Aug. 4, Nigeria reported 288 COVID-19 cases and 290 new cases just one week later. The NCDC further reported 252 cases on Aug. 25 and 221 on Aug. 26. It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre activated at…

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Chloroquine potent for COVID-19 prevention – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has declared that chloroquine prevents the dreaded coronavirus. Its Director General, Prof. Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye, during an online interactive session said: “We realise that chloroquine can be used in the early stage of the COVID-19 infection as prophylactic treatment. Science does not lie.” The pharmacist further explained: “On March 20, 2020 during a press briefing, I said I was going through a literature and I found (out) that chloroquine and remdesivir killed COVID-19 in vitro – that is in…

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Covid-19: NCDC reports 321 new cases, infections now 52,548

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported increase in COVID-19 cases to 52,548 with detection of 321 fresh infections in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday. It said that the number of people with pneumonia-causing coronavirus, who have died in the country, topped two the same day, pushing the total fatalities to 1,004 in the country. The public health agency said that till date 52,548 cases have been confirmed, 39,257 cases, discharged and 1,004 deaths, recorded in 36 states and the…

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Covid-19: Usain Bolt quarantines after virus test as global deaths pass 800,000

World’s fastest man, sprint king Usain Bolt, has announced Monday that he is self-quarantining after being tested for COVID-19, as countries around the world again tightened lockdown measures. Bolt, who did not confirm if he had received a result, spoke as governments around the world are tightening lockdowns once more, with well over 24 million people infected globally, 800,000 killed, and a vaccine still elusive. His announcement also came as researchers in Hong Kong identified what they said was the first confirmed case worldwide of COVID-19 reinfection, raising questions about…

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