Thursday, October 29, 2020

COVID-19: You Are ‘Not Invincible,’ WHO Warns Young People

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned that spikes in coronavirus transmission in a number of countries were being driven by young people “letting down their guard”. “Young people are not invincible,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference in Geneva. While the pandemic, which has killed nearly 670,000 and infected more than...

Final Testing Begins For Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Channels Television Updated July 21, 2020

A Chinese-made vaccine against the new coronavirus entered the final stage of testing on Tuesday in Brazil, where volunteers received the first doses of what officials hope will be a game-changer in the pandemic. The vaccine, developed by private Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac, became the third in the world to enter Phase 3 clinical trials,...

‘Breakthrough’ Treatment Slashes Virus Death Risk – Study

Aerosol-based drug treatment could drastically reduce the number of new coronavirus patients dying from the disease or requiring intensive care, according to preliminary results released Monday by a British biotech firm. In a randomised trial of 100 patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19, those who received an inhaled formula of the protein interferon beta were...

COVID-19: Why local solution remains uncertain By Chukwuma Muanya

As several countries are reporting progress in the search for homegrown solutions to COVID-19, in terms of prevention, testing, treating and managing patients, the situation appears different in Nigeria, which is yet to publicly accept any indigenous solutions to the disease. Earlier this year, professor of Pharmacognosy and President/Founder of Bioresources Development Group (BDG), Prof....

COVID-19: Federal High Court Chief Judge, Justice Tsoho Goes On Self-Isolation

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho has gone on self-isolation following a confirmed case of COVID-19 among his aides. Justice Tsoho has also ordered some key staff in his office to do the same, pending when the result of the screening test done for him, members of his immediate family,...

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...

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