Officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Thursday began screening of 67 Nigerian returnees who were placed in isolation by the Lagos State Government in two hotels in Badagry.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State and members of his family on Thursday received results of the Coronavirus Disease tests conducted for them and they all came out negative.
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has urged the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to hasten completion of COVID-19 tests for those who had contact with the late medical doctor who died of Coronavirus Disease in the state.
The Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, says the need to maintain proper coordination and accurate harmonisation of information made the National Centre for Disease Control the only anchor of updates regarding Coronavirus Disease discoveries in states.
In a bid to ensure that the toll-free three-digit National Emergency Number, 112, is being put to effective use in this critical time of Coronavirus Disease pandemic, and national objective of enhancing security of lives and properties, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, paid surprise visits to the Emergency Communications Centres in Kano and Kaduna on Monday.
The lead agency in Nigeria for the fight against the spread of Coronavirus Disease, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, has disowned Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele Bello, as one of its brand ambassadors.
This was disclosed on Sunday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on its Twitter handle.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reiterated its confidence in the test results conducted at the Molecular Laboratory at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital in Edo State.
The Akwa Ibom State Government has denied the five cases of COVID-19 confirmed positive in the state and called for the reconfirmation of the cases.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Baloni, says the four confirmed coronavirus cases in the state are stable and doing well on medication.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it will expand its testing capacity for COVID-19 from six laboratories to 13 in the next three weeks.
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has announced that following the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the need to mitigate the spread, especially through shipping activities,
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has donated N200 million to support the current effort of the Federal Government towards curbing the spread of Coronavirus Disease in the country.
The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties has expressed support to measures adopted by President Muhammadu Buhari in the effort to end the spread of Coronavirus Disease in the country.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the Federal Government to “publish weekly details of exact funds and other resources allocated by the authorities and received from the private sector, as well as details of use and planned use of any such funds and resources to combat the spread of coronavirus (or COVID-19) in Nigeria.”
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has received four ambulances from the Aliko Dangote Foundation to support the COVID-19 pandemic response activities in Lagos State.
Indeed, the challenge and scale of this strange and sudden infestation, Coronavirus, has left the world in a combination of fear, confusion and indignation. The responses have also been a combination of tentative, measured and unmeasured initiatives as the world throws all it knows at a problem that we know so little about.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says he is on self-isolation based on the advice by the National Centre for Disease Control to governors who attended the last National Economic Council meeting in Abuja.
The Nigerian Ports Authority on Friday said it had got clarification on the six COVID-19 cases found aboard a vessel as announced by the National Centre for Disease Control.
Polaris Bank has given a boost to government’s efforts in the fight against Coronavirus Disease.