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New COVID-19 variant discovered in Nigeria, 15 countries

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) has said that a new variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Nigeria and 15 other countries. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The new strain, B.1.2.5, which is different from the highly infectious B.1.1.7 has, however, not been described as a variant of concern yet. Disclosing this at the Presidential Task Force ...

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NCDC advocates for WASH in PHCs to curb disease outbreaks

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advocated for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) standard in the Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) nationwide to curb disease outbreaks. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC Dr Tochi Okwor, NCDC’s Head of Infection Prevention and Control Lead, made the call on Thursday, February 4, 2021 in Abuja. Okwor spoke at the ...

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UNICEF donates 115,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has donated 115,000 COVID-19 test kits to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to assist Federal Government’s efforts to curb the Coronavirus pandemic. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The UNICEF Representative, Ms Rushnan Murtaza, said this on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 during the donation at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory in Abuja. According to her, ...

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Nigeria confirms 125 new COVID-19 cases, total now 54,588

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 125 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 54,588. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday, September 3, 2020. It said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, ...

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Nigeria announces 410 new COVID-19 cases as infections hit 49,895

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 announced 410 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 49,895. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC, which made this known on its official twitter handle, said four deaths were recorded in the country. The health agency said that ...

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Lagos records 15 Covid-19 related deaths in a day

Prof. Akin Abayomi

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Lagos State recorded 15 COVID-19 related mortality on Thursday, July 23, 2020, increasing  the death toll in the state  to 192. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health The NCDC made the disclosure in its COVID-19 Situation Report for July 23. According to  the NCDC, 20 deaths were recorded in the ...

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Lagos conducts over 55,000 COVID-19 tests, as 175 die

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 said Lagos State had tested a total of 55,152 samples for COVID-19 pandemic as at July 14. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State The NCDC announced the figures in its COVID-19 Situation Report for July 14. It said that out of the 199,016 COVID-19 sample tests conducted in ...

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595 new cases raise Nigeria’s COVID-19 total to 33,153

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Nigeria has announced 575 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus rise to 33,153. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday, July 13, 2020. The NCDC said that the newly confirmed cases as at July 13 was 595 while ...

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Lagos records 12 COVID-19 deaths within 24 hours

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 12 COVID-19 related mortalities were recorded within 24 hours in Lagos State on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State The NCDC made the disclosure in its COVID-19 Situation Report for July 12. According to the centre, 16 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in four states: ...

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Nigeria reaches 10,162 with 307 new COVID-19 cases

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Nigeria on Sunday, May 31, 2020 recorded 307 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 10,162. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on its official twitter handle, also confirmed 287 deaths. The centre said 3,007 patients have been treated and discharged. The NCDC said that, till date, the 10,162 cases were recorded in ...

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