The Coalition Against COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control are set to donate the combined sum of N350 million to support Oyo State’s containment efforts against COVID-19.
As the world continues to battle the novel coronavirus with its devastating impact on humanity, several aspects of the pandemic deserves critical attention. One of such being the influence of statistics on the adoption of preventive measures.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, in a statement on Saturday in Osogbo said the new case sneaked in from Kano State to Iwo area of the state before the COVID-19 task force was alerted.
Gombe State has discharged 20 COVID-19 patients out of 109 cases in isolation centres across the state after they tested negative twice.
A statement issued in Enugu by Most. Rev. Christopher Ede, the state Chairman of CCN, said church worship services would resume across the state on that day.
A driver with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Nasarawa state.
The Federal Government has advised medical facilities in the country to stop rejecting patients, especially emergency cases.
The Director General of the National Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said the country will definitely record increase in the number of Coronavirus Disease cases with the ease on the lockdown to check its spread.
Dr. Kayode Ajulo, a legal practitioner, has urged the Federal Government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to demand for negative test certificates before granting access to premises of public institutions.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has taken steps to improve capacity for efficiency during gradual easing of lockdown induced by the Coronavirus Disease.
The Ekiti State Government on Saturday officially confirmed recording three new Coronavirus Disease cases in the state as announced on Friday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The founder of DAAR Communications, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, his daughter-in-law and six members of his family have tested positive for coronavirus.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state has conducted 8,033 COVID-19 tests since the inception of the pandemic in the state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has activated the second Molecular Laboratory in Kano State to enhance detection and prevent further spread of the coronavirus in the state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it is not aware of the Control of Infectious Disease Bill, but seeks to work with the House of Representative on that.
The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has urged residents to remain calm and not panic as government is tracing more contacts of the confirmed case of coronavirus in the state.
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has ordered total lockdown of Kankia, Musawa and Matazu Local Government Areas as from May 1 to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has expressed commitment to the welfare and safety of health workers on the front line in combating the spread of Coronavirus.
The House of Representatives has summoned the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to appear and brief it on May 5 on the Federal Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its template for the intervention in all the states of the federation.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said that in terms of testing capacity for the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, the agency had targeted to test two million Nigerians in three months.