Covid-19 News

This plant used for Madagascar COVID-19 drug is in Nigeria

The Federal Government has said the extract of the plant used for the herbal drug produced by the Republic of Madagascar for the prevention and cure of coronavirus (COVID-19), grows in the country. The Minister...

Fleeing Lagos COVID-19 patient intercepted in Benue

The Benue state action committee on COVID-19 says it has intercepted a Gboko bound fifteen-seater bus from Lagos, conveying one person who tested positive from Lagos but decided to return home, following advise from...

Nduka Obiagbena converts Thisday Dome into a 360 bed isolation center to help fight...

The THISDAY and ARISE Media Group in association with notable partners donated a Treatment and Isolation Centre in Abuja as a contribution to the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria. The centre, located at the THISDAY...

Lagos Commissioner of Police Distributes Face-Masks To Violators.( Photos)

Lagos Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu today distributed face masks to violators arrested for not keeping to the laid down precautions against the Corona Virus. He thereafter urged them to take their health seriously, maintain social...

We have received complaints on human rights abuses from NHRC- Boss Mustapha

The Federal Government said on Monday that it has received a letter from the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, cataloging what has happened since the ease on the lockdown...

Money laundering: Chinese man with COVID-19 symptoms loses hidden $300,000 to Nigerian govt

Justice Babatunde Quadri of Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the final forfeiture of concealed $300,000 belonging to a Chinese national, Li Yan Pin, to the Federal Government of Nigeria. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...

Catholic Church donates ALL its 425 hospitals in Nigeria as COVID-19 isolation centres

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has offered all its 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), who disclosed this...

242 new cases of Coronavirus hit Nigeria as Lagos and Kano take the lead

Nigeria has recorded 242 fresh cases of Coronavirus, taking its total infections to 4,641. Lagos still tops the grim statistics. Of the figures released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, late Monday night, Lagos...

COVID-19: Ondo records first death

One of the 16 COVID 19 patients in Ondo state died on Monday in Akure, the state capital.The case of the deceased was the first death recorded in the state since the outbreak of...

Tears help spread coronavirus- Experts reveal

Scientists say the novel Coronavirus can enter the body through the eyes, after research found that the eyes contain a protein used by the disease scientifically called SARS-CoV-2 to bind to cells.The latest discovery...

Gov Ortom announces new COVID-19 case in the State,

  Benue has recorded another Coronavirus (COVID-19) case in the state, bringing the total number of infections in the state to three. Governor Samuel Ortom, who disclosed this on Monday, while briefing journalists at the government...

Stop criticising govts for closing Churches -Pastor Tunde Bakare attacks Oyedepo, Oyakhilome

Founder and Senior Pastor, Citadel Global Community Church, CGCC, Tunde Bakare has attacked Bishop David Oyedepo and Pastor Chris Oyakhilome for criticising the governments for closing churches and opening markets amidst Coronavirus outbreak. Oyakhilome had...

150 people died in Azare within one month NOT one week -Gov Bala Mohammed

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, says about 150 people died in Azare, Katagum local government area of the state, in the last 30 days. Ibrahim Baba, a former house of representatives member, had alleged that...

Covid-19 patients who fled now in Kaduna isolation centre, says Commissioner

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni has said that security agencies have successfully tracked down two Covid-19 positive persons who fled their homes shortly after they were notified of their...

Five La Liga players test positive for coronavirus

Five players from Spain’s top two leagues have tested positive for coronavirus, La Liga confirmed on Sunday. Players in Spain’s top-flight and Segunda division were allowed to carry out individual work at training grounds last...

11 Nigerians killed by security forces during lockdown – NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission said on Sunday 11 persons were killed extra-judicially by the men of the Nigerian police, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and others during the second phase of...

Madagascar’s Coronavirus cure drugs sent to Nigeria

The Federal Government was yet to take a position as of weekend because the AU has mandated its Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to review the scientific data gathered so...

American woman dies of COVID-19 in Delta state

The Police in Delta State have confirmed the death of a 60-year-old US citizen in the state due to suspected complications arising from COVID-19. The state Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa confirmed the incident to...

COVID-19: All schools remain closed, says FG

The Federal Government has warned against resumption of any school at any level, saying all schools remained closed. Acting on the government’s directive, National Universities Commission, NUC, has warned vice chancellors against reopening universities...

PHOTOS: LASEMA rescues suspected COVID-19 patient on street

Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, on Saturday, in an emergency call, rescued a lady suspected to a patient of COVID-19 along Ajose Adeogun by Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Director-General...