Category: Health

NCDC Increases Testing Labs to 28

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has added two new molecular laboratory centres to its testing facilities across the country, increasing the number from 26 to 28. Announcing this…

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Madagascar sends doctors, soldiers to virus-hit city

Madagascar, located in the Indian Ocean, has so far registered 527 cases of coronavirus, including two deaths in Toamasina, (east), after a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases…

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Over 900 children may die daily in Nigeria, Says UNICEF

UNICEF added that Nigeria could record about 6,800 more maternal deaths in just six months. In a statement, UNICEF said, “the estimate is based on an analysis by researchers from…

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Omole: Nigeria’s Biggest Oxygen Plant was Shut over Insecurity

With Lagos, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic experiencing an exponential rate of infection, the risk to the urban poor could be significant, given cramped living conditions, limited access to…

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COVID-19 COVERAGE: SURVEY REVEALS POOR ATTENTION TO JOURNALISTS’ SAFETY

Journalists covering the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria have said they lack sufficient protection and are not adequately catered for. The journalists disclosed this in a survey conducted by a group of media…

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Covid-19: Nigeria’s Possible Intervention?

At a Nigeria and some African countries have been enveloped in the worst human impact of the coronavirus pandemic and beginning to suffer the destructive economic impact of a potential global slide…

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Buhari Approves Import Duty, VAT Waivers For Critical Medical Equipment

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the waiver of import duty and Value Added Tax (VAT) for critical medical equipment and supplies. The Presidency revealed this in a series of tweets…

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Coronavirus

Covid-19 Pandemic: A Bio-weapon or the 5G Conspiracy ?

As the phrase goes, the ‘streets are talking’ and rumour mills are running overtime. Several sceptics and tin foil hat bearers have been speculating and there are plenty of coronavirus…

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