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Amid Protests, FG Lists Lagos, FCT, Kano, Others For WHO Drug Trials

On Monday at the 29th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the Federal Government announced that Lagos, FCT, Ogun, Kaduna, Sokoto and Kano states have enrolled on the World Health Organisation (WHO) treatment regimen on solidarity drug trials. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said this on Monday in Abuja, WHO had ...

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COVID-19: No Vaccine Approved Yet For Clinical Trials – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it has not approved any vaccine for clinical trials to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Clearing the air on the rumours that clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine will soon begin in African countries, including Nigeria, the agency stressed that before any clinical trial begins in the country, it must ...

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Afenifere Berates Akeredolu For Approving Easter Service Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

A Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has kicked against the approval of Easter service for Christians in Ondo state. The Ondo State government had earlier announced that there will be no restriction on movements on Easter Sunday to enable the Christians in the state to worship in their churches. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) after its meeting on Tuesday, said ...

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COVID-19: US Evacuates 997 Americans From Nigeria

The US Mission in Nigeria says 997 Americans have been evacuated from Nigeria. In a statement on Thursday, the mission said this is to help the Americans reunite with their families and loved ones in the United States. According to the mission, three chartered flights repatriated 850 American citizens from Lagos, while 147 were evacuated from Abuja. Claire Pierangelo, US ...

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Nigerian-born British Health Worker Dies Of ‘Coronavirus’ In UK

Carol Jamabo, a caregiver, has reportedly died from COVID-19 complications in the United Kingdom. The 56-year-old mother of two and community caregiver at the Cherish Elderly Care in Bury, Greater Manchester, died last Wednesday after testing positive for Coronavirus.  According to the BBC, Jamabo became ill at her home and was taken to hospital. While she is believed to have Asthma, the 56-year-old ...

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US Hits 10,000 Coronavirus Deaths

The coronavirus death toll has passed 10,000 in the United States, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker, a grim new milestone as officials fight to contain the pandemic. The speed of the U.S. death count from COVID-19 is increasing. Within the course of a week, fatalities went from 500 a day to reaching more than 1,000 per day

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COVID-19: Our Hospitals Are Overwhelmed, US Tells Citizens Seeking Evacuation From Nigeria

Hospitals back home are “overwhelmed”, the United States Mission has informed Americans leaving Nigeria amid the coronavirus pandemic. It said two evacuation flights scheduled to depart Lagos on Friday were cancelled due to flight clearance issues in some West African states. Scores of Americans were stranded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Friday as the emergency flights never showed ...

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NMA Rejects FG’s Decision To Invite Chinese Doctors….‘It’s An Embarrassment’

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has rejected the decision of the federal government to invite doctors from China to assist in the fight against COVID-19 in the country. The association conveyed its opposition to the bid in a press statement issued on Sunday and signed by Francis Faduyile, its president. Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, had announced the plan by the government to ...

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Only One Person Is Missing At Our Isolation Centre, Says Osun Govt

The government of Osun has described as untrue, reports that six persons who tested positive for coronavirus escaped from one of the isolation centres in the state. In a statement, Funke Egbemode, commissioner for information, said a headcount which was conducted on Saturday morning, showed that only one person could not be accounted for. Some of the 127 returnees from ...

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Oyo Index Coronavirus Patient Recovers, Discharged

The Oyo state government has discharged its index coronavirus patient. This was made known in a statement by Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to Seyi Makinde, governor of the state. The index case in the state was reported on March 21. The patient had a travel history to the United Kingdom. According to the state government, the patient was released consequent ...

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