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COVID-19: We Cannot Rule Out Airborne Transmission – NCDC Boss

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says there are possibilities that coronavirus (COVID-19) can be transmitted through the air. NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who disclosed this on Monday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, attributed it to new evidence. According to him, the disease is believed to only be...

FCT health secretary tests negative, discharged from isolation centre

Dr Mohammed Kawu, Acting Secretary, FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, has been discharged from the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, after he tested negative for COVID-19. Kawu disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, shortly after he was discharged from the hospital. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the Acting Secretary had...

Lagos state COVID-19 mortality rises to 185

The Lagos State Government says it has recorded three new COVID-19 related deaths, raising the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state to 185. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made the disclosure through his Twitter account on Sunday while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for July 10. He, however, did not give...

Kwara records 71 fresh cases of COVID-19

The Kwara Government says 71 more people have tested positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total of confirmed cases in the state to 382. The Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor and Spokesman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday in Ilorin. According to...

Delta SSG recovers from COVID-19

  Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, has been discharged from an isolation centre in Asaba after 21 days of undergoing treatment for COVID-19,The Nation has learnt. Mr Olisa Ifeajika, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said Ebie was discharged on Sunday after testing negative for the virus. He said the SSG’s...

WHO Unveils Malaria Prevention Campaign in Borno, Kano

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with the Borno State government has commenced administering malaria prevention drugs on two million children. In a similar development, the Kano State government said it has committed the sum of N5 billion to fight malaria in the state. The organisation yesterday unveiled its annual malaria chemoprevention campaigns (MPCs) in...

Covid-19: NMA to Prosecute Kogi, Cross River Health Commissioners over Alleged Unethical Conduct

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) over the weekend disclosed plans to prosecute the Commissioners for Heath in both Kogi and Cross River States over alleged unethical conduct in the fight against the spread of the dreaded coronavirus. The association said before their formal trial in court, the two commissioners will first face a probe panel...

Take Advantage of COVID-19 to Reverse Medical Tourism, Experts Tell Govt, Stakeholders

Health experts have called on stakeholders in the health sector and governments to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to reverse the growing trend of medical tourism by Nigerians. Stating this during the Ernst and Young (EY) Healthcare Webinar held recently, they said the pandemic has accelerated the world’s path to a digital age, as...

Lagos conducts over 42, 000 COVID-19 tests as 177 die

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Sunday said that the state tested a total of 42,348 samples for COVID-19 as at July 3. Abayomi, who made the disclosure on his Twitter account, said that of the 42,348 samples, 10,926 returned positive. He said that 748 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the state...

The Controversy Over Hydroxychloroquine

In May 2020 National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said that it would be continuing its research into the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment protocol for COVID-19 even when some journals had published some reports that caused quite a stir in the pharmaceutical industry. The medical Journal Lancet in an...

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