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Water critical in fight against climate change, coronavirus, personalities agree

Handwashing

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the international community celebrated the 2020 World Water Day (WWD) on Sunday March 22, 2020, which was a reminder to the world that climate change is real and impacting water resources, and that addressing water related issues is key in the fight against climate change and in that current battle against the coronavirus. ...

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Activists term Japan’s revised climate plans ‘empty words and collective failure’

Shinzo Abe

Japan on Monday, March 30, 2020 laid out its revised plans to tackle greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris agreement in the run-up to UN climate talks this year, becoming the first large economy to do so. Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. Photo credit: telegraph.co.uk But its proposals were criticised by campaigners as grossly inadequate, amid fears the Covid-19 crisis could prompt countries ...

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NAFDAC endorses Chloroquine for clinical trial, treatment of COVID-19

Mojisola Adeyeye

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has ordered for the manufacturing of the anti-malarial drug, Chloroquine, for emergency stock for possible clinical treatment of COVID-19 patients. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said in a statement on Monday, March 30, 2020 that the agency had approached a local manufacturing pharmaceutical company, May and Baker, to produce ...

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Five COVID-19 survivors discharged, recount ordeal

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has confirmed the discharge of five patients who previously tested positive to the COVID-19 from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Sanwo-Olu in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Monday, March 30, 2020 in Lagos said that the patients were discharged after treatment and multiple ...

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Gov Seyi Makinde tests positive to COVID-19

Seyi Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State in Nigeria on Monday, March 30, 2020 said he tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-isolation.  Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State The governor revealed this in a statement on his verified Twitter handle on Monday where he disclosed that he is asymptomatic. “I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result, it is ...

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Nigeria records second COVID-19 death

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the second death from Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the daily Coronavirus Presidential Task Force briefing on Monday, March 30, 2020 in Abuja. Ehanire said that the victim, whom he did not disclose, had underlying medical ...

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Nigeria confirms 14 new coronavirus cases, total now 111

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday, March 29, 2020 confirmed 14  new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, with nine reported in Lagos State and five in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC, through its verified Twitter account, said that, as at 9:30p.m, there were 111 ...

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New York records 3,250 new cases, 161 deaths in 24 hours

New York City

New York on Sunday, March 29, 2020 announced 3,250 new cases and 161 deaths from the coronavirus disease within 24 hours. New York City in New York State Data released by the state Department of Health shows that the number of patients rose by 10.4 per cent from 29,158 on Saturday to 32,308 as of 9.30a.m. on Sunday. Similarly, the ...

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Coronavirus could kill up to 200,000 Americans, health official warns

Anthony Fauci

A top public health official, Anthony Fauci, on Sunday, March 29, 2020 said U.S. would likely end up with millions of coronavirus cases. Head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, Anthony Fauci Fauci, who made the statement while speaking on CNN, cautioned that the death toll in the U.S. could be ...

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COVID-19 is not airborne, says WHO

Christian Lindmeier

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the message spreading on social media that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is airborne is incorrect. WHO spokesman, Christian Lindmeier The WHO headquarters in Geneva explained this in its official twitter account @WHO. The agency said the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. “These droplets ...

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