The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday flayed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, over failure to release the sum of N620 million to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control to combat outbreak of Coronavirus.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has released the fourth public health advisory on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Nigerians.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority is working with all stakeholders to harmonise preventive measures taken against the Coronavirus at the country’s airports.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reiterated commitment to protect the health of Nigerians in response to the first COVID-19 case detected in Lagos.
The World Health Organisation Africa Regional office has trained 22 health workers to manage patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Infections associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has worked out modalities in response to the Lassa fever outbreaks across the country to strengthen rapid containment of the disease.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has debunked a rumour being shared on social media that the Novel Coronavirus Disease can be spread through broiler chickens.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, says the Federal Government will soon establish a special laboratory to boost the testing capacity of Lassa fever in the country.
Ihekweazu told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja, while giving an update on the Lassa fever outbreak, that the overall Case Fatality Rate for 2020 stood at 14.8 per cent, lower than the 18.7 per cent recorded during the same period in 2019.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it is aware of the strange illness in Benue State and is currently investigating to effectively manage the situation.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep Femi Gbajabiamila, has tasked the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to attach more seriousness to the coronavirus, same with Lassa fever.
The Director General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, told News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja that the NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja had the capacity to test for the novel coronavirus.
Nigeria, with the help of World Health Organisation has acquired in-country capacity to test for coronavirus.
It said the move was to ensure that the 95 confirmed cases of Lassa fever in some states across the country within the week were effectively managed.
Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, said this at the Coronavirus Inter-ministerial Preparedness and Response Meeting with relevant key Ministries, Departments and Agencies on Friday in Abuja.
The resolution was sequel to a motion during plenary on Thursday sponsored by the Chairman Senate Committee on Primary Health Care and Communicable Diseases, Senator Chukwuka Utazi.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has five functional molecular laboratories for diagnosing and detecting Lassa fever in the country.
Members of the WHO Emergency Committee deliberated until late on Wednesday evening as they continue to study an outbreak of the new respiratory virus first identified in China, as cases continue to rise.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, denied the report in a statement on Thursday in Abeokuta.
Uchenna Orji, the Ebonyi Commissioner for Information and Orientation, gave the assurance in Abakaliki, while interacting with a team from the National Centre for Disease Control.