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COVID-19: Ijede General Hospital Not Shut Down — MG
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COVID-19: Ijede General Hospital Not Shut Down — MG

The General Hospital, Ijede, has refuted the rumour being circulated on social media that the facility has been shut down because its staff have been infected with COVID-19. A statement issued on Friday by the hospital’s medical director/CEO Dr Olufunmilayo Bankole noted that the facility has not been shut down and that all medical staff have been operating 24-hour service even before the beginning of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the state. She implored the general public, especially residents of Ijede community to disregard the misinformation contained in the viral post, describing it as malicious and deceitful with the sole intent to damage the reputation and integrity of the highly revered facility and its hard-working staff. Bankole also appealed to all i...
COVID-19: NIN Registration May Be Suspended – Minister Of State For Health
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COVID-19: NIN Registration May Be Suspended – Minister Of State For Health

Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State for Health, Monday said that the ongoing registration and National Identification Number enrolment may be suspended due to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country. As at yesterday, 100,087 cases have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). 1358 are reported dead since Coronavirus stormed Nigeria on February, 2020. Also, about 80,030 persons have been treated and discharged. On Sunday 10, 2021, NCDC confirmed 1,544 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. This however is a wake-up call to all Nigerian that Covid-19 is real. In other to stem the spread, Mamora while playing host on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme today, said it would be wise if NIN enrolment and r...
Universities To Re-open On 18 January 2021 – NUC
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Universities To Re-open On 18 January 2021 – NUC

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed vice-chancellors of universities to resume academic activities on January 18. This is in accordance with the directive of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. The directive was contained in a statement signed by NUC’s Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration), Chris Maiyaki, on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Professor Abubakar Rasheed. Maiyaki urged universities to safeguard lives by strictly adhering to the extant safety protocols and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines, which have been communicated severally to the Nigerian University System through NUC’s circulars. “I am to add that universities on resumption of academic activities, must under no circumstance violate the full cyc...
1664 new Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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1664 new Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

1664 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, January 6. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 642, the highest for the day while the FCT recorded 407 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Plateau-160, Kaduna-83, Rivers-62, Adamawa-47, Nasarawa-38, Abia-29, Edo-28, Anambra-27, Niger-24, Ogun-24, Imo-15, Oyo-14, Kano-12, Osun-12, Borno-9, Delta-7, Enugu-7, Bauchi-5, Ekiti-5, Sokoto-5 and Jigawa-2. Nigeria now has 94, 369 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 77, 299 patients have been discharged while 1324 deaths have been recorded so far. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
NCDC Denies South African Side, Celtic, Visa To Arrive Port Harcourt For CAF
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NCDC Denies South African Side, Celtic, Visa To Arrive Port Harcourt For CAF

The NFF have written to CAF for the game to be postponed or played in another country. CAF insisting Celtic be granted a waiver to enter Nigeria despite the health authorities placing travel bans on SA and the UK. SA has a new variant/strain of the Covid 19 virus. Rivers risk being kicked out if the game fails to hold in Port Harcourt on wednesday
COVID-19 Update For January 5 2021 In Nigeria
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COVID-19 Update For January 5 2021 In Nigeria

1354 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-712 FCT-145 Plateau-117 Kwara-81 Kaduna-54 Sokoto-39 Oyo-38 Rivers-37 Gombe-21 Enugu-20 Akwa Ibom-16 Bauchi-14 Delta-14 Ebonyi-13 Anambra-9 Taraba-8 Edo-8 Kano-3 Osun-2 Ekiti-2 Ogun-1 Highlights On the 5th of January 2021, 1354 new confirmed cases and 1 death was recorded in Nigeria • Till date, 92705 cases have been confirmed, 76396 cases have been discharged and 1319 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 1354 new cases are reported from 21 states- Lagos (712), FCT (145), Plateau (117), Kwara (81), Kaduna (54), Sokoto (39), Oyo(38), Rivers (37), Gombe (21), Enugu (20), Akwa Ibom (16), Bauchi (14), Delta (14), Ebonyi (13), Anambra (9), Taraba (, Edo (, Kano (3), Osun (2), Ekiti (2) an...
1204 Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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1204 Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

1204 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, January 4. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 654 cases while FCT recorded 200 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Plateau-60, Kaduna-54, Kano-40, Rivers-30, Edo-28, Nasarawa-25, Kebbi-19, Bauchi-18, Oyo-13, Akwa Ibom-12, Bayelsa-11, Ogun-11, Delta-9, Abia-8, Benue-5, Imo-3, Borno-2, Sokoto-1 and Osun-1. Nigeria now has 91,351 confirmed.  75,699 patients have been discharged while 1,318 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
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318 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

318 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday December 6, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-104, Kaduna -59, FCT-50, Rivers-17, Ogun-16, Kano-14, Nasarawa-14, Akwa Ibom-10, Katsina-10, Edo-7, Oyo-5, Sokoto-5, Plateau-4, Taraba-3.   There are now 69,255 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 1,180 deaths have been recorded. 64,774 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
169 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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169 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

169 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday November 26, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Kaduna-74, FCT-42, Lagos-17, Kano-8, Ogun-6, Oyo-6, Rivers-6, Ekiti-3, Bauchi-3, Katsina-2, Delta-1, Ondo-1.   There are now 66974 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,169 deaths have been recorded.  62,585 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
COVID-19: Do Not Travel For Christmas & New Year Festivities – PTF
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COVID-19: Do Not Travel For Christmas & New Year Festivities – PTF

Boss Mustapha, chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, has asked Nigerians not to travel during the festive season to limit the risk of contracting the coronavirus. Speaking at the PTF media briefing on Monday, Mustapha said such trips should be put on hold because the transmission rate of the virus has become “astronomical”. He said new cases can emerge in places that have not been by affected if people travel and gather for festivities. “Ahead of the upsurge in travels for the Christmas and New Year festivities, we urge strongly that for this year, such trips should be put on hold firmly because of the risks involved. The transmission rate has simply become astronomical,” he said. “New clusters of cases can emerge in places that have so far been unaffec...
152 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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152 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

152 new cases of Coronavirus were recored in Nigeria on Tuesday November 10, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-93, FCT-21, Oyo-15, Rivers-11,  Bauchi-7, Kwara-2, Bayelsa-1, Edo-1, Plateau-1.   There are now 64,336 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,160 deaths have been recorded. 60,333 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
59 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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59 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

59 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Saturday November 7, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Kaduna-28, Rivers-9, Ogun-8, Ondo-8, Kano-2, Niger-2, Kwara-1, Plateau-1.   There are now 63,790 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,154 deaths have been recorded. 59,884 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
COVID-19 Hits Queen’s College Lagos As Students Test Positive
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COVID-19 Hits Queen’s College Lagos As Students Test Positive

Lagos State Government has confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in a secondary boarding school on the mainland. A member of the school's staff was confirmed positive for COVID-19 on the 2' of November. Contact tracing has revealed that a student and four contacts of the staff member are positive for COVID-19. The staff member fell ill for a few days and received first aid at the school clinic. She subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday 2nd of November at the Lagos State Biobank. The Lagos State COVID-19 Incident Command System through the Emergency Operation Center is investigating the incident, and we would like to assure members of the public and stakeholders of the school that the situation is completely under control. Steps are being taken to contain the spread ...
118 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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118 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

118 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Monday October 19, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-51, Riversp0-26, Imo-12, Osun-8, Plateau-6, FCT-5, Kaduna-4, Ogun-3, Edo-2, Niger-1.   There are now 61,558 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,125 deaths have been recorded. 56,697 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
With 58 New COVID-19 Infections, Nigeria Records Lowest Cases in Seven Months
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With 58 New COVID-19 Infections, Nigeria Records Lowest Cases in Seven Months

Nigeria has recorded 58 new cases of COVID-19, making it the lowest single day infection since March. This brings to 59,345 the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria. Announcing this yesterday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Plateau recorded 18 new cases; Lagos, 15; Katsina, 10; Ogun, five; Kaduna, four; Edo, three; Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Ondo recorded one each. It said: “Nigeria has so far recorded 59,345 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 50,768 patients have been discharged, while 1,113 persons have died.”
197 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria
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197 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria

197 fresh cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday, September 10.   According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Plateau State which has now become the COVID-19 epicenter in Nigeria recorded 83 new cases, the highest for the day.   Lagos had 48 infections,  Kaduna – 17,  FCT – 16, Ogun – 11,  Katsina – 7,  Imo – 4, Edo – 3. Nasarawa- 3,  Rivers – 2, Bayelsa -1, Oyo – 1 and  Osun – 1.   Nigeria now has 55,829 confirmed cases of the disease with 43,810 discharged so far. 1,075 deaths have so far been recorded.    
Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding
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Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding

Many Nigerians have called out the first family for violating part of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act at the wedding ceremony of Hanan Buhari, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari. Many also condemned the safety guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with regards to overcrowding and social distancing to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hanan and Turad, son of a former lawmaker, Mahmud Sani Sha’aban, got married at the Aso Rock villa on Friday – a ceremony which was graced by top government officials, members of the diplomatic community and politicians. Pictures and videos from the wedding, including those shared on Instagram by the first lady, Aisha Buhari, went viral and trended throughout the weekend. One video cir...
Nigeria Records 239 New cases of COVID-19, total now 54,247
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Nigeria Records 239 New cases of COVID-19, total now 54,247

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 239 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said. The health agency revealed this in a late-night tweet. The country now has a total of 54,247 confirmed cases, with 42,010 persons discharged and 1,023 deaths. Plateau reported the highest number of cases with 116 while the Federal Capital Territory ranked second with 33 new infections. Other states with new cases include Lagos-19, Ekiti-12, Kaduna-11, Ogun-11, Ebonyi-8, Benue-7, Abia-5, Delta-5, Ondo-4, Edo-3, Imo-2, Osun-2, and Bauchi-1.
340 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria
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340 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria

340 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Friday, August 21. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Kaduna recorded 63 new cases which is the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include FCT-51, Plateau-38, Lagos-33, Delta-25, Gombe-21, Adamawa-21, Edo-20, Katsina-17, Akwa Ibom-11, Ekiti-10, Rivers-9, Ondo-5, Ebonyi-4, Cross River-3, Ogun-3, Sokoto-2, Imo-2 and Nasarawa-2 Nigeria now has 51,304 confirmed cases. 37,885 patients have been discharged and 996 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
FEC Approves N8.49b For COVID-19 Testing Kits Procurement
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FEC Approves N8.49b For COVID-19 Testing Kits Procurement

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N8.49 billion for the procurement of 12 items for the testing of coronavirus pandemic by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The virtual council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja on Wednesday, gave the approval after considering a memo presented by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on behalf of the centre at the Council chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
437 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded in Nigeria
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437 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded in Nigeria

437 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday, August 9. According to statistics released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos recorded 107 new cases followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Plateau which reported 91 and 81 cases respectively. Other states with new cases include Kaduna – 32, Ogun – 30, Kwara – 24, Ebonyi – 19, Ekiti – 17, Oyo – 8, Borno – 6, Edo – 6, Kano – 4, Nasarawa – 3, Osun – 3, Taraba – 3, Gombe – 2 and Bauchi – 1. Nigeria now has 46,577 confirmed cases of the viral disease with 33,186 patients discharged so far. Sadly, 945 deaths have so far been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases below
457 new Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria
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457 new Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria

457 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, August 5. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos topped the list with 137 cases while the FCT came second with 76 fresh infections. Other states with new cases include Plateau – 40, Rivers – 35, Enugu – 34, Oyo – 25, Abia – 23, Delta – 12, Edo and Ebonyi – 11, Cross River and Kwara – 10, Kaduna – 9, Anambra – 7, Ogun – 5, Imo and Bauchi – 3, Osun and Nasarawa – 2, Kano and Ekiti – 1. Nigeria now has 44,890 confirmed cases of the viral disease.  32,165 patients have been discharged with 927 deaths recorded so far. See a breakdown of the number of cases in each state below.
Taraba Yet To Report Death From COVID-19 – NCDC
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Taraba Yet To Report Death From COVID-19 – NCDC

Despite the rising number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria with 878 deaths, Taraba is the only state in the country yet to record a single fatality from the virus. Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as of Saturday, August 1st, 2020, indicated that the West Africa country’s COVID-19 infections now stand at 43, 537. Taraba, so far, have 54 cases of the virus, out of which 11 have been discharged, 43 persons on admission but no death reported. Nigeria’s COVID-19 epicentre, Lagos has reported 192 deaths from 15,043 cases, the highest number of fatality in the country. All Clear?On May 17th, Taraba state discharged all 17 active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) receiving treatment after they tested negative twice.Governor Darius Ishaku confirmed this to rep...
404 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria
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404 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria

Nigeria recorded 404 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, July 29. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos, the nation’s COVID-19 epicentre, reported 106 new cases, while the FCT reported 54. Other states with new cases include Rivers – 48, Plateau – 40, Edo – 29, Enugu – 20, Oyo – 20, Kano – 18, Ondo – 15, Ogun – 10, Ebonyi – 9, Ekiti – 8, Kaduna – 6, Cross River – 5, Kwara – 4, Anambra and Delta – 3, Imo and Nasarawa – 2 and Borno – 1. Nigeria now has 42, 208 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 19, 004 patients have so far been discharged with 873 deaths recorded.  See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
Nigeria Records 595 new Coronavirus Cases
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Nigeria Records 595 new Coronavirus Cases

Nigeria on Monday July 13, recorded 595 new cases of Coronavirus as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). A breakdown of the new cases across states is as follows; Lagos-156, Oyo-141, FCT-99, Edo-47, Kaduna-27, Ondo-22, Rivers-20, Osun-17, Imo-13, Plateau-10, Nasarawa-8, Anambra-8, Kano-5, Benue-5, Borno-5, Ogun-4, Taraba-3, Gombe-3, Kebbi-1, Cross Rivers-1. There are now 33,153 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 744 deaths have been recorded. 13,671 patients have also been discharged after recovering from the disease.
Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 is Possible – NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekwazu
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Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 is Possible – NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekwazu

Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, has said that airborne transmission of COVID-19 is possible and has urged citizens to wear face masks and adhere to other non-pharmaceutical protocols like avoiding mass gatherings, practicing social distancing and maintaining hand hygiene by washing of hands. Speaking during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja today July 13, Ihekweazu said: “Over the past few weeks, increasing evidence has emerged that in addition to droplet infection, we cannot rule out that airborne transmission is also possible as a mode of transmission of COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its guidelines on this saying exactly the same thing,  that we cannot rule out airborne t...
571 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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571 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday, July 12, announced that 571 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country. The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases recorded across the country as follows; Lagos-152, Ebonyi-108, Edo-53, Ondo-46, FCT-38, Oyo-20, Kwara-19, Plateau-17, Osun-14, Bayelsa-14, Ekiti-14, Katsina-14, Akwa Ibom-11, Kaduna-11, Rivers-11, Niger-10, Ogun-7, Kano-6, Cross River-4, Bauchi-2. There are now 32,558 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country. 13,447 patients who recovered from the disease have been discharged and 740 deaths have been recorded.
664 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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664 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday July 11, announced that 664 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country.   The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases recorded across the country as follows; Lagos-224, FCT-105, Edo-85, Ondo-64, Kaduna-32, Imo-27, Osun-19, Plateau-17, Oyo-17, Ogun-17, Rivers-14, Delta-11, Adamawa-10, Enugu-7, Nassarawa-6, Gombe-3, Abia-3, Ekiti-3.   There are now 31,987 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country.  13,103 patients who recovered from the disease have been discharged and 724 deaths have been recorded.  
460 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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460 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

460 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday July 8, as confirmed by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control. The new cases recorded across states in the country are as follows; Lagos-150, Rivers-49, Oyo-43, Delta-38, FCT-26, Anambra-20, Kano-20, Plateau-18, Edo-14, Bayelsa-13, Enugu-13, Osun-12, Kwara-10, Borno-8, Ogun-7, Kaduna-6, Imo-4, Bauchi-3, Gombe-3, Niger-2, Adamawa-1. There are now 30,249 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 684 deaths has been recorded in Nigeria. 12,373 patients have also been discharged after recovering from the disease.
575 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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575 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

575 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, July 6. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 123 new cases, FCT-100, Delta-58,  Edo-52,  Ogun-42, Katsina-24, Bayelsa-23, Rivers-22, Borno-19, Plateau-18, Ondo-18, Oyo-17, Kwara-15, Osun-13, Enugu-9, Nasarawa-7, Abia-6, Cross River-5, Kaduna-3, Ekiti-1. Nigeria has now recorded 29,286 cases of COVID-19 with 654 deaths, while 11,828  patients have been discharged from various Isolation centers across the country.   See a break down of the cases in different states below.
93 COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Abia State
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93 COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Abia State

93 persons from Abia State have discharged from the state isolation centre in Amachara Specialist, Umuahia after recovering from COVID-19. This was made known by the Abia state Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu during a chat with the Daily Independent. Chief John Okiyi Kalu explained that more patients of COVID-19 who have been successfully treated of the virus, would be discharged this week if their expected negative results from the NCDC laboratory are out. On the latest report of the death of three COVID-19 patients in Abia State as published by NCDC on Sunday, Okiyi Kalu said that the patients died because their cases were bad before their arrival to the isolation centres. He said; “If the number one citizen of the state can come out publicly to announce...
No State is COVID-19 Free- NCDC Chikwe Ihekweazu
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No State is COVID-19 Free- NCDC Chikwe Ihekweazu

Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said that no state in the country is COVID-19 free. Ihekweazu said this today June 22 while speaking at the daily briefing of the presidential task force in Abuja. He said a state can only talk about being COVID-19 free when it is testing and have the effective tool to fight the disease. In his words “No state in Nigeria is COVID-19 free. No country in the world is COVID-19 free. That is why we have to keep doing this work we are doing, testing people, finding out if they have it. Even if some of us are lucky and get away with having asymptomatic infections, we have to test more. We can only talk about a state being disease-free when we have an effective tool to fight the disease. That ...
COVID-19: We May Be Counting Bodies In Hundreds In Next 3 Weeks – Boss Mustapha
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COVID-19: We May Be Counting Bodies In Hundreds In Next 3 Weeks – Boss Mustapha

Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha has warned that the country might start to count bodies in their hundreds in the next three weeks following the spread of coronavirus in the country. This is just as NCDC announced it had recorded 661 new cases, raising tally to 19,808, discharges 6,718, deaths 506. As usual, Lagos recorded the highest number of 230, followed by Rivers-127, Delta-83, FCT-60, Oyo-51, Edo-31, Bayelsa-27, Kaduna-25, Plateau-13, Ondo-6, Nasarawa-3, Ekiti-2, Kano-2, Borno-1. Mustapha, who argued that the reason the numbers have continued to climb up lately was because the country has increased its testing capacity, however, noted that Nigeria was yet to even enter into the second wave of ...
COVID-19: FG Receives $22 Million Supplies From UN, EU
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COVID-19: FG Receives $22 Million Supplies From UN, EU

The Federal Government has received the much-needed medical supplies to effectively fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The supplies, which are valued at $22m, were donated by the United Nations (UN) through its COVID-19 Basket Fund and the European Union (EU). It contained 545 oxygen concentrators, over 100,000 test kits, infrared digital no-touch thermometers, numerous personal protective equipment (PPEs), laboratory supplies and emergency health kits. The essential medical supplies would enhance efforts of the frontline health workers providing care and treatment to people affected by the virus, increase testing capacity and early detection of those affected by the virus, and support the hospitalisation and management of COVID-19 cases. The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC...
Defection: Quarantine Obaseki & His Supporters – Ize-Iyamu To NCDC
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Defection: Quarantine Obaseki & His Supporters – Ize-Iyamu To NCDC

The Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation said Obaseki and all those who were at the defection meeting should be quarantined because they flouted the physical distancing regulation established by the state governor. A statement by the Director of Media and Communication of POI Campaign Organisation, John Mayaki, also noted that Obaseki is now enjoying exactly what he tried to frustrate Ize-Iyamu of when he joined the APC. He said: “While we note interestingly that this is the same right the Governor, in his usual autocracy and abuse of power, tried to deny Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu last year when he returned to the All Progressives Congress through the sponsorship of physical and media attacks, and the institution of baseless court cases, we, as democrats and staunch believ...
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria hit 19,147 After 667 people tested positive in 24 hours
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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria hit 19,147 After 667 people tested positive in 24 hours

The confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria has now hit 19,147 after 667 people tested positive on Friday, June 19, 2020. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, 281 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 48 in Abia, 45 in Oyo, 38 in FCT,  37 in Ogun, 31 in Enugu, 23 in Ondo,  21 in Plateau, 19 in Edo,  18 in Delta,  18 in Rivers,  17 in Bayelsa,  17 in Akwa Ibom,  14 in Kaduna,  12 in Kano,  9 in Bauchi,  4 in Gombe, 3 in Osun, 3 in Benue,  3 in Nasarawa, 3 in Kwara, 2 in Ekiti and 1 in Borno State. In total, Nigeria has now recorded  19,147 cases of COVID-19. 6,581 patients have been discharged from various Isolation centers across the country, while 487 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of cases in the different states below.   ...
COVID-19: Fresh set of 300 stranded Nigerians airlifted from Dubai
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COVID-19: Fresh set of 300 stranded Nigerians airlifted from Dubai

Three hundred more stranded Nigerians on Friday arrived in the country from Dubai. The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa made this known on her official Twitter page. She disclosed that all the returnees upon arrival tested negative to Coronavirus. Abike-Dabiri added that they would, however, be tested again at NCDC facility and will proceed on a 14-day compulsory self-isolation. Her tweet read: “300 stranded Nigerian travellers arrive at Abuja Airport from Dubai. They all tested negative for COVID 19 before boarding. “They will be tested again at an @NCDCgov facility while on 14-days compulsory self-isolation as directed by the government.”
El-Rufai Confirms 23 new COVID-19 Cases in Kaduna Communities
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El-Rufai Confirms 23 new COVID-19 Cases in Kaduna Communities

The Kaduna State government has announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 in five communities in the State. The communities are Kaduna North, Chikun, Zaria, Giwa and Igbabi. The new cases were confirmed after the State conducted 201 sample tests. “Covid-19 Update: On Thursday, 18 June 2020, 23 samples returned positive out of 201 tested. “The new cases are from Kaduna North (9), Chikun (3), Igabi (2), Giwa (4), Zaria (5),” the government tweeted on its official Twitter account on Friday morning. Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria as of today is 18,480, according to the NCDC.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria hit 18,480 after 745 people Tested Positive in 24 hours
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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria hit 18,480 after 745 people Tested Positive in 24 hours

The confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria has now hit 18,480 after 745 people tested positive on Thursday, June 18, 2020. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, 280 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 103 in Oyo, 72 in Ebonyi, 60 in FCT, 46 in Imo, 34 in Edo, 33 in Delta, 25 in Rivers, 23 in Kaduna, 16 in Ondo, 12 in Katsina, 10 in Kano, 8 in Bauchi, 7 in Borno, 5 in Kwara, 4 in Gombe, 2 in Sokoto, 2 in Enugu, 1 in Yobe, 1 in Osun, and 1 in Nasarawa State.   In total, Nigeria has now recorded 18,480 cases of COVID-19. 6,307 patients have been discharged from various Isolation centers across the country, while 475 deaths have been recorded.
29 Health Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus in Plateau
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29 Health Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus in Plateau

29 health workers have tested positive for Coronavirus in Plateau as confirmed by the state government on Wednesday June 17. Plateau state Commissioner for Health Dr. Nimkong Lar disclosed that the state has recorded 198 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, with 114 patients discharged and five deaths. Lar also revealed that a private hospital in the state was shut down for two weeks, following its exposure to two coronavirus patients who were managed for other health conditions. 17 staff of the hospital have been confirmed to have Coronavirus and taken to the state's isolation centre for treatment, while other staff members have been quarantined. The commissioner said; “COVID-19 Update, the NCDC says Plateau has 168 confirmed cases but results released now confirms we have 198 ...
Woman Dies of COVID-19 after Delivering Twins in Imo
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Woman Dies of COVID-19 after Delivering Twins in Imo

A woman who recently delivered a set of twins has died from COVID19 in Imo state. Professor Maurice Iwu, Chairman of the Imo state COVID19 Taskforce, told newsmen today June 15, that the woman tested positive for COVID-19 a few days ago and was admitted into the state Isolation center. He said she was delivered of a set of twins but after delivery, she died, leaving behind her babies who fortunately tested negative for the novel Coronavirus. Iwu warned residents of the state to stop believing and spreading rumors that the virus is not real. He advised them to ensure they take all precautionary measures to prevent themselves from contracting the virus. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Imo state currently has 136 confirmed cases of Coronavirus.
23 Health Workers Infected as Enugu Confirms 22 new Cases of COVID-19
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23 Health Workers Infected as Enugu Confirms 22 new Cases of COVID-19

The Enugu State Government has confirmed 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the State. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the State to 57. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, confirmed this in a statement in Enugu on Monday, adding that out of the 57 cases, 23 are health workers. “The Enugu State Ministry of Health confirms 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the state since the last update which have (cases) been updated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). “The state has 57 positive cases, 26 active cases, 26 discharge and five deaths, 23 out of the 57 cases are health worker infections,” the statement read. He appealed to residents to stay at home and wear facemasks when outside their homes to curb...
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria Hit 16,085 after 403 People Tested Positive in 24 Hours
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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria Hit 16,085 after 403 People Tested Positive in 24 Hours

The confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria has now hit 16,085 after 403 people tested positive on Sunday, June 14, 2020. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), 73 cases were recorded in Gombe, 68 in Lagos, 46 in Kano, 36 in Edo, 35 in FCT, 31 in Nasarawa, 17 in Kaduna, 16 in Oyo, 15 in Abia, 13 in Delta, 13 in Borno, 8 in Plateau, 7 in Niger, 7 in Rivers, 6 in Enugu, 6 in Ogun, 3 in Kebbi, 1 in Ondo, 1 in Anambra and 1 in Imo State. In total, Nigeria has now recorded 16,085 cases of COVID-19. 5,220 patients have been discharged from various Isolation centers across the country, while 420 deaths have been recorded.
Churches, Mosques Toilets Must be Locked – NCDC
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Churches, Mosques Toilets Must be Locked – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has directed churches and mosques to ensure that their toilets are shut to members as part of the guidelines for religion center reopening across the country. Also part of the guideline is that children and elderly people aged 60 and above to stay back at home. Disclosing the guidelines for the reopening of places of worship on its website, the NCDC urged churches and mosques to fumigate their halls, car parks and wipe all surfaces with disinfecting agents. According to the NCDC, provision must be made for running water, soap and hand sanitizer at points of entry. The NCDC said, “There should be no entry without face masks; provide disposable face masks where practicable. To help educate on COVID-19, it is recommended for p...
Police High Command Keep Mute Over Detention Of Aisha Buhari’s Aides
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Police High Command Keep Mute Over Detention Of Aisha Buhari’s Aides

The Police High Command on Friday night kept mute over the alleged detention of aides of the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari in Abuja The wife of the President had Twitted about the reality of the deadly coronavirus pandemic ravaging the globe and called on all relevant Government Agencies to enforce the Quarantine Act signed by Mr President and ensured that no one was found violating this law and the NCDC guidelines especially on interstate travel without the necessary exemptions for movement of essentials. She then called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu to release her assigned Staff who were still in the custody of the Police in order to avoid putting their lives in danger or exposure to Covid-19 while in their custody. According t...
Infectious Disease Bill: CSOs threaten massive protest if bill is passed
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Infectious Disease Bill: CSOs threaten massive protest if bill is passed

Civil Society groups under the aegis of Citizens Coalition Against Impunity and Injustice have threatened a massive protest if the National Assembly does not allow the views of Nigerians concerning the infectious diseases bill to count. Speaking at a One-Day Civil Society/Media Round table on the Infectious Disease Bill currently been debated at the National Assembly, held in Jos, the Plateau State Capital, supported by Equity International Initiative, an Executive Director with the organization, Comrade Chris Iyama, said the lawmakers were the people’s representatives and should listen to them. Iyama said that the lawmakers should consult widely with their constituents to know what they feel before passing the bill, otherwise, it may be efforts in futility. “The lawmakers wer...
Fifteen COVID-19 Cases In Bauchi Came From Infection-Free Calabar – Bauchi State Governor Says
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Fifteen COVID-19 Cases In Bauchi Came From Infection-Free Calabar – Bauchi State Governor Says

Bauchi state Governor, Bala Mohammed, has cast aspersions on Cross River state’s COVID-19-free status. In a press briefing on Wednesday, Mr. Mohammed said 15 COVID-19 cases in Bauchi were people travelling from Calabar, Cross River’s capital city. He also threatened to lock down Bauchi city if the number of infections continues to rise. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Cross River state is the only region in the country without any confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. “I don’t want to join issues with anybody,” Mohammed said. “But I want to tell Nigerians that they are going to be accountable to God. “There is no need pretending that this thing is not there. We as leaders, we must come out and face the challenges. “We in Bauchi, we are not ...
COVID-19 Cases Rises as 409 new Cases are Recorded in Nigeria
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COVID-19 Cases Rises as 409 new Cases are Recorded in Nigeria

409 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, June 10, bringing the number of cases of the viral disease in the country to 13, 873. According to the statistics reeled out by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 201 new cases, FCT 85, Delta 22, Edo 16, Nasarawa 14, Borno 14, Kaduna 14, Bauchi 10, Rivers 9, Enugu 5, Kano 5, Ogun 4, Ondo 4, Bayelsa 2, Kebbi 2 and Plateau 2. See a break down of the cases in different states below
NCDC Approves Testing Of Covid-19 Cases In Akwa Ibom State
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NCDC Approves Testing Of Covid-19 Cases In Akwa Ibom State

Akwa Ibom State Government has broken another commendable record by securing approval for the testing of COVID-19 cases in the state by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC. The approval followed the Validation visit to the Akwa Ibom State world class Isolation Centre with inbuilt Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory situated at the Disease Control Unit of the General Hospital Ituk Mbang. Disclosing this yesterday in Uyo, the NCDC Team Leader, Mr Bamidele Oluwafemi commended the State Government for single-handedly building the Isolation centre with the inbuilt Laboratory with Category 3 PCR Machine without the support of the Federal Government. Mr. Oluwafemi described the isolation centre with Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory as one of the best in the country, noting that wit...