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Health officers say ATMs major source of Covid-19 community transmissions

ATM machine

The Lagos Chapter of the Environmental Health Officers Association (EHOAN) has said that the surge in number of people struggling to patronise banks’ Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) make them a source of community transmission of COVID-19. The ATM machine Mr Taiwo Awonuga, its President, made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on ...

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Covid-19: Report demands U.S. mandate to prioritise, fund research on children

Anthony Fauci

The Centre for Health Security at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the U.S. on Friday, May 15, 2020 released a  report calling for a national mandate to prioritise and fund research about children and COVID-19 so that governors, school districts, teachers, parents and guardians can make informed decisions about reopening schools in the country. Head of the ...

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10 buildings collapse at Onitsha erosion site

Sharon Ikeazor

No fewer than 10 buildings, including a school and church, have collapsed at Obeleagu St. and Nkissi Aroli axis of Onitsha North Local Government Area of Anambra State following erosion caused by downpour. Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, on inspection tour of erosion sites in Anambra State, ...

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Nigeria has received N792m donations to fight COVID-19 – PTF

Boss Mustapha

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) in Nigeria has received N792 million as donations to eradicate the virus. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and PTF chairman, disclosed this on Friday, May 15, ...

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Access to clean, safe water crucial to COVID-19 survival, says Rotary Club

Suleiman Adamu

The Rotary Club of Ibadan (Oyo State), Jericho Metro District 9125, says access to safe and clean water is crucial for surviving the coronavirus global health emergency. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu President of the club, Mrs Bisi Yomi-Layinka, stated this on Friday, May 15, 2020 in Ibadan, when it donated a solar-powered borehole worth N2.1 million to Eyin ...

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COVID-19 disruption’ll lead to cancellation of 28m surgeries worldwide – Researchers

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

A research network, CovidSurg Collaborative, says 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide will be cancelled or postponed in 2020 as a result of disruption to hospital services occasioned by to COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister A Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Prof. Adesoji Ademuyiwa, in a statement in Lagos on Friday, may 15, 2020, said the network made the projection based ...

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Experts decry NOSDRA’s ‘sketchy’ report on dead fish along coastlines

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

A group of environmentalists has questioned the basis and integrity of the report released on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on dead fish found on Niger Delta coastlines in Nigeria. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Reports of dead fish washing up on an extensive stretch of the Niger Delta ...

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Environmental lawyers demand action on fish death in Niger Delta


Environmental lawyers in the Niger Delta have expressed concerns over the looming public health danger occasioned by the contamination and massive death of fish along the Atlantic Ocean coastline of the region. Dead fish from the Niger Delta coastline The lawyers, under the aegis of the Association of Environmental Lawyers of Nigeria (AELN), urged the Federal Government to take urgent ...

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Trump goes unmasked again in public as U.S. coronavirus deaths reach 86,774

U.S. President Donald Trump, again, refused to don a face mask during his visit to the medical equipment distribution centre on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. President Donald Trump at the Owens and Minor Inc. factory The Owens and Minor Inc. factory, which is 137 years old, has distributed millions of N95 masks and other personal protective equipment ...

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Lagos discharges another 13 COVID-19 patients, recants statement on cause of Dubai returnee’s death

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government says it has discharged another 13 COVID-19 patients from its Yaba and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) isolation facilities to reunite with the society. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State The state government, through its verified Twitter handle, said on Thursday, May 14, 2020 that the patients were two females and 11 males, all Nigerians. “The ...

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