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Five COVID-19 survivors discharged, recount ordeal

Babajide Sanwo-Olu  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  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  Nigeria records second COVID-19 death 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  Nigeria confirms 14 new coronavirus cases, total now 111 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 records 3,250 new cases, 161 deaths in 24 hours New York

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  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  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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COVID-19: Buhari orders lockdown of Lagos, Abuja, Ogun for 14 days

Muhammadu Buhari  COVID-19: Buhari orders lockdown of Lagos, Abuja, Ogun for 14 days New Year e1514834615945

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for an initial period of 14 days with effect from Monday, to check the spread of coronavirus disease. President Muhammadu Buhari The President, who gave the directive in a broadcast to Nigerians over the coronavirus pandemic in Abuja on Sunday, March ...

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Ebola may be declared over in DRC by mid-April – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  Ebola may be declared over in DRC by mid-April – WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The Ebola virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) appears defeated and could be declared over by mid-April, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images The WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, disclosed this in a message on ...

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Amid Covid-19 restrictions, Earth Hour turns lights off for climate

Earth Hour  Amid Covid-19 restrictions, Earth Hour turns lights off for climate earthhour e1490652441278

In spite of  coronavirus restrictions, people around the world marked Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, 2020 by switching off lights on both landmark buildings and in regular homes for an hour to boost awareness of climate change. Lights dimmed at UN Headquarters, in New York, to observe Earth Hour in 2017. Photo credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider The initiative, started by ...

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