Covid-19 News

COVID-19: FG claims half of positive cases in Nigeria in nine Local Governments

The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has claimed that nine Local Government Areas in Nigeria, accounts for 51% of the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the country. Mustapha stated this...

COVID-19 lockdown violation: Demolished hotel owner, manager convicted by Rivers Court

A Magistrates Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted the owner of the demolished Prodest Hotel in Eleme, Gogorobari Needam and his manager, Bariledum Azoroh over defiance of state government’s COVID-19 lockdown order. The...

Cross River deserves to be COVID-19 free – NCDC hails Gov Ayade

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has lauded Cross River State for its coronavirus free status. NCDC stated this on Monday during a verification visit to the state. The leader of the NCDC team, Dr....

It’s time to review privatisation of power sector -Senate President

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the time has come to review or “probably reverse” the privatisation of the power sector. Speaking before Gabriel Suswam, senator representing Benue north east, moved a motion entitled “Power sector...

Reps ask FG to send researchers to Madagascar, Senegal to study alleged COVID19 breakthroughs

The House of Representatives has asked the Federal government to set up a delegation of academia to visit Madagascar and Senegal in a bid to study their alleged COVID19 breakthrough. The lower...

COVID-19: Woman Test Positive After Smuggling Husband’s Corpse Into Enugu  

The government of Enugu has recorded three new cases of Coronavirus in the state, according to the Commissioner for Health Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu. Ikechukwu while lamenting over the continuous violation of the interstate travel ban, said the new cases include...

Covid-19: Benue’s 5th case flees after testing positive.

  A yam trader from Jortar in Ukum LG of Benue state fled after testing positive to Covid 19.The man whose names were given as Masefan Ayilaga has a history of traveling  from Kano to...

BREAKING: Buhari extends ‘gradual ease of lockdown’ by two weeks

The Federal Government on Monday said the recent order of President Muhammadu Buhari on gradual ease of lockdown will remain in force for another two weeks. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19,...

Fed Govt frowns at states reopening Mosques, Churches, ask them to weigh the consequences

The presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 has asked states lifting lockdown to check the consequences. As measures to curb the spread of the disease, President Muhammadu Buhari had locked down, Lagos, Ogun and Abuja. The...

China blocked WHO from issuing alert on COVID-19, says CIA

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) says China blocked the World Health Organisation (WHO) from sounding the alarm on COVID-19 in January. According to Newsweek, the intelligence agency said China was stockpiling medical supplies from...

COVID-19: We Don’t Know Whereabouts Of Chinese Doctors ― Health Minister

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, on Thursday, said that it is not aware of the whereabouts of the Chinese doctors and health professionals who were brought to Nigeria some weeks ago to...

NHRC sets Standard Minimum Guidelines for the protection of the rights of COVID-19 patients...

The National Human Rights Commission has called on handlers of COVID-19 patients across the country to respect the dignity of their persons. Warning against the use of force on the patients, the commission said nobody...

3 years old tests positive to Covid-19 in Ebonyi

A three-year old child has tested positive to the novel Coronavirus in Ebonyi state becoming the eight case recorded so far in the state. Governor David Umahi stated this in a broadcast on the state’s...

Nigerian governors ask lawmakers to step down the controversial Infectious Diseases Bill

The Nigerian Governors Forum has asked the National Assembly to step down the Infectious Disease Bill to allow for wider consultations with stakeholders. It also set up a three-member committee made up of governors Aminu...

Nigeria’s COVID-19 recoveries top 1,000

Nigeria’s COVID-19 recoveries have passed the 1,000 mark, and with only 3,737 active cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed six fresh deaths and 184 new COVID-19 cases in 21 states and the federal...

Dokpesi recovers from COVID-19 — after two weeks

Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar Communications Plc, has been discharged from the University of Abuja treatment centre after testing negative for COVID-19. On May 1, Dokpesi and seven other members of his family tested positive...

80 million Africans risk extreme poverty after COVID-19 – Obasanjo, Boshe

Former Nigeria’s president, Olusegun Obasanjo, and ex-Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Desalegn Boshe, have warned that COVID-19 response should be focused on food security, agribusiness, and rural development. They warned that the continent could be the...

Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Directs

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reviewed its testing strategy for COVID-19 regarding the management of confirmed cases. The new strategy requires patients to be discharged after testing negative once for the disease,...

Just Like HIV, Coronavirus May Never Go Away – WHO Chief, Mike Ryan

As people around the world wonder when the coronavirus might go away, a World Health Organization (WHO) chief says there is every chance the virus might not disappear, just like HIV. HIV/AIDS was first clinically...

Council Chairman intercepts alleged Covid 19 corpse from Lagos about to be ferried across...

The caretaker chairman of Buruku LG Hon Mrs Dooshima Esther Orlu intercepted the alleged COVID 19 corpse coming from Lagos to Benue on Monday  evening (11:23pm) . The people who were conveying the corpse  from...