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Coronavirus: Nigeria’s foremost hospital, UCH, seeks financial assistance
A spokesperson urged Nigerians to donate directly to the hospital if they are to see the impact. The post Coronavirus: Nigeria’s foremost hospital, UCH, seeks financial assistance appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
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COVID-19: UCH Chief Medical Director, Professor Otegbayo Jesse Tests Positive
On Monday 23rd March, we commenced a 12man quarterly board meeting which was meant to last 5 days in the hospital, we observed social distancing and other precautionary measures for covid-19 as much as possible.https://twitter.com/UchCmd/status/1244184646088302592?s=19However, on Wednesday morning, one of us presented with what appeared to be symptoms of covid-19, his samples were immediately taken for test and the meeting called off.https://twitter.com/UchCmd/status/1244184649124937728?s=19His results returned positive on Friday morning and every participant (including me) immediately went into self-isolation while our samples were also taken for test. Unfortunately, my result returned positive on Saturday afternoon & I remain in isolation as I am not symptomatic.https://twitter.com/UchCmd/status/1244184651700359168?s=19All staff who have been in contact with me and other participants during this period have been advised to immediately proceed on self-isolation pending the time they get tested.https://twitter.com/UchCmd/status/1244184654170730497?s=19Covid-19 is spreading faster than we think and I enjoin everyone to take precautions. If one person has it, then a gathering of two becomes dangerous. Stay at home, avoid unnecessary outing and stay safe.https://twitter.com/UchCmd/status/1244184659174526978?s=19
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Churches defy government order on large gatherings in Jos
At leaset two churches in Jos, Plateau State capital, held services on Sunday in clear defiance of government order prohibiting religious and social gatherings of more than 50 persons. Our correspondent, who visited Church of Christ in Nations located at Diye Tohort, Jos South, said the church service witnessed a massive attendance by members. A […] The post Churches defy government order on large gatherings in Jos appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News.
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[UPDATE] Coronavirus: Ekiti govt imposes 12-hours curfew daily for 14 days
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COVID-19: Fayemi locks down Ekiti, imposes 12-hour curfew daily
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COVID-19: Share TraderMoni to Nigerians staying at home now – Ex-APC chieftain, Frank tells Osinbajo
Timi Frank, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday charged the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo to redistribute Federal Government’s TraderMoni to Nigerians, following the outbreak of Coronavirus. Frank observed that Nigerians need the money now as they stay at home in a bid to curb the spread of […] COVID-19: Share TraderMoni to Nigerians staying at home now – Ex-APC chieftain, Frank tells Osinbajo
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COVID-19: Nigeria Adds Two Laboratories For Tests
[i]Nigeria has added two new centres to the list of laboratories that can test for Covid-19 in the country.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on its Twitter handle late Saturday evening.This brings the total number of laboratories where Covid-19 can be tested in the country to seven.The new laboratories are located in Oyo and Ebonyi states.Out of the two new testing centres, the one located in Oyo is said to be ready for operation, while the second one is still being set up.This implies that as of Sunday morning, Covid-19 test can be done in six places across the country.NCDC in its tweet said “we have expanded the number of labs with the capacity to test for #COVID19 to 6 with the inclusion of the Virology Laboratory of University College Hospital, Ibadan.“Tomorrow (Sunday), we will be in Abakaliki to set up another lab as we quickly ramp up #COVID19 testing capacity in Nigeria.”Nigeria previously had five molecular laboratories with the capacity to test for Covid-19. The five were located in Lagos (2), Osun, Edo and FCT.The NCDC in a previous tweet had said[b]: “our lab teams are working around the clock to ensure rapid testing of samples from suspected Covid-19 Nigeria cases across the country.”[/b]Testing The new laboratories are expected to increase the number of tests done in the country and the time taken to get results of the tests.Testing is a required prerequisite for confirmation of the Covid-19, especially in people who are asymptomatic.The World Health Organisation has said the only way to overcome the pandemic was for countries to keep testing.“… But to suppress and control epidemics, countries must isolate, test, treat and trace,” the WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said.https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/384620-nigeria-adds-two-laboratories-to-test-for-covid-19.html
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Doctors Warn Of Risks Of Using Malaria Drugs To Treat Covid-19
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Canadian premier Justin Trudeau’s wife recovers from coronavirus
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BREAKING: UCH CMD tests positive for COVID-19
By Alao Abiodun The chief medical doctor, UCH, Prof Jesse A. Otegbayo, has tested positive for coronavirus. This was disclosed in a statement personally signed by the CMD. The statement reads: “On Monday 23rd March, we commenced a 12man quarterly board meeting which was meant to last 5 days in the hospital, we observed social […]
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BREAKING: Immigration boss tests positive for COVID-19
Blessing Olaifa, Abuja The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede has tested positive for COVID-19. According to a WhatsApp message from the public Relation officer of Immigration, Sunday, James, the CG had gone on self isolation since he returned from UK. James said: “As a top official of government he has adhered to […]
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Coronavirus: AMAC Chairman Closes All Markets Till Further Notice
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Coronavirus: Nigeria’s Comptroller-General of Immigration tests positive
Nigeria's confirmed COVID-19 cases now stand at 97. The post Coronavirus: Nigeria’s Comptroller-General of Immigration tests positive appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
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COVID-19: Doctors & Nurses Flee As 4 Egyptians Hit Lagos Hospital
COVID-19: Doctors, Nurses Flee As Suspected Cases Hit Lagos HospitalThere was pandemonium at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos, on Thursday when four white men suspected to have coronavirus were brought to the emergency ward of the hospital for treatment.According to sources at the hospital, the men said to be Egyptians, were brought in a private vehicle around midnight, with one of them coughing uncontrollably and showing other symptoms of coronavirus.One of the sources, who spoke with Sunday PUNCH, said, “It was around midnight that they came to the hospital and I was on duty that day.“So, when they got to the emergency ward, nurses and doctors on duty came out to attend to them. But upon getting to the vehicle, they noticed that the four occupants were whites with one of them critically ill and coughing uncontrollably.“Immediately the nurses and doctors saw them, they all took to their heels.“Some of the nurses began to shout ‘this is coronavirus! Coronavirus is not my portion. God forbid! Here is not IDH (Infectious Disease Hospital), Yaba, please go there. Where is security? Security, please come and send these people out of this place.’“When the screaming became too much, some of the security guards on duty that day summoned courage from afar and ordered them out of the hospital, because they too were afraid and they drove out.“They were not allowed to come down from their vehicle.“Everybody ran because some of the doctors said the symptoms that they saw were clearly that of COVID-19.“Their visit truly caused commotion at the hospital.”Another worker in the hospital, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said after the incident the management decided to bar foreigners from the hospital.The source said, “All workers at the hospital have been warned not to attend to foreigners. And anybody whose body temperature is above 40’C is not allowed in.” The source added, “The situation (presence of the four white men) affected patients on admission as many people withdrew their sick relatives and loved ones after the incident.”The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Adeleke Kaka, who confirmed the incident, however, said it was only one Egyptian suspected to have coronavirus that was brought to the hospital, not four.Kaka said, “The guy was suspected to have COVID-19 by the doctor that saw him in a private hospital and referred him to the Gbagada General Hospital. He was sent to Mainland Hospital for further evaluation and testing.”However, he denied claims that health workers in the hospital took to their heels when they saw the four men.https://punchng.com/covid-19-doctors-nurses-flee-as-suspected-cases-hit-lagos-hospital/
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Niger Governor Bello Tests Negative For Coronavirus
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COVID-19: NIMR begins test trial tomorrow – Prof Salako
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Coronavirus: Only Those Whose Appointed Time Has Come Will Die – Pastor Adeboye
The General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye has disclosed that only those whose appointed time has come will die during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Pastor Adeboye added that those who are genuine children of God, whose appointed time to die is not now should relax because God will keep […]
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Coronavirus: 8 West Ham United players showing COVID-19 symptoms
Eight of the West Ham United players in self-isolation are showing mild symptoms of COVID-19. The club’s vice-chairman, Karren Brady, disclosed this in her column in The Sun as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to cause significant disruption to the sporting calendar world-wide. Brady said: “I am relieved to say they [the eight players] are all […] Coronavirus: 8 West Ham United players showing COVID-19 symptoms
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‘NSHIP has stopped catastrophic health expenditure in Nigeria’
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Immigration boss tests positive for Covid-19
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BREAKING: UCH CMD tests positive for coronavirus
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Kate And William Launch £5Million Scheme To Support Britain's Mental Health
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will launch a £5million (₦2,285,492,500) scheme today to support the nation’s mental health at a time of high anxiety during the coronavirus lockdown. They urge people to follow guidance from Public Health England by using video calls to keep in touch with family and friends, sticking to regular routines, […] The post Kate And William Launch £5Million Scheme To Support Britain's Mental Health appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News.
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Immigration boss Babandede tests positive for coronavirus
Nigerian Immigration Service boss Muhammed Babandede Sunday said he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, joining the growing list of high-profile Nigerians who have tested positive for the virus. “Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been on self-isolation since my return from UK on Sunday 22nd of this month with British Airways […] The post Immigration boss Babandede tests positive for coronavirus appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News.
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BREAKING: Immigration boss Babandede tests positive for Covid-19
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We are on strike because government abandoned logic for force — ASUU President
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COVID19: Babandede, Immigration Boss Tests Positive
Nigeria’s Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement on Sunday morning, Babandede said he is already on self-isolation since he came back to The post COVID19: Babandede, Immigration Boss Tests Positive appeared first on aljazirahnews.
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It takes more than money to be beautiful ― Happiness Adebayo
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COVID-19: NCDC Launches WhatsApp Service To Engage Nigerians
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Abiodun Komolafe: Making sense of Oshiomhole’s reprieve
Once upon a sociopolitical space, there was an unknown ‘EdoBoy’, who came into limelight through the Textiles Industry, where he was a paid secretary of its Union. (Conventionally, paid secretaries are never made political heads. But Adams Oshiomhole became the political head of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, which, in itself, was an anomaly). The emergence […] Abiodun Komolafe: Making sense of Oshiomhole’s reprieve
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BREAKING: Mamman Daura’s In-law One Of Kyari’s Staff Infected With Coronavirus
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Desmond Elliot joins fight against COVID 19
  Our Reporter     Chairman, House Committee on the Environment, Lagos State Assembly Desmond Elliot has taken the coronavirus campaign to his Surulere constituency with support from the Nollywood family. The campaign powered by Elliot was headed by top movie producer and director, Chico Ejiro. It featured the likes of Zack Orji, Paul Obazele, […]
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Tinubu, a unifying, rallying point for all Nigerians – APC Govs
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Doctors warn of dangers of using chloroquine to treat COVID-19
“Chloroquine is not a harmless panacea for COVID-19,” wrote Dan Vick, a pathologist. The post Doctors warn of dangers of using chloroquine to treat COVID-19 appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
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Covid 19: VOR Charges Buhari To Prevent Spanish, Italian, Chinese Experiences In Nigeria
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MUSIC: Peruzzi x Irockclassic x Dremo – Quarantime
Askana Music released a new pop tune dubbed “Quarantime” delivered by Peruzzi, irockclassic and Dremo. Irock the multi talented recording act and producer brought this Vaccine forward to erase music fan’s Corona worries (The Panic). “Hope everyone is staying safe this period; washing our hands regularly, using hand sanitizers and social distancing? Because the virus […]
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The Nigerian Victory Against The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and 1897 Smallpox Epidemic
“Health is Wealth” goes the popular saying. Over the last few months, the entire world has been thrown into bedlam over the infiltration of the “Corona Virus” code-named COVID-19. The virus which has flu-like symptoms was first detected by scientists in China in December 2019, and in the succeeding months, has spread like wildfire to […] The post The Nigerian Victory Against The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and 1897 Smallpox Epidemic appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News.
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