IN ONE MONTH, NIGERIA’S CORONAVIRUS CASES INCREASES BY 1,200% FROM 407 TO 5,445

Rasheed Sobowale By Rasheed Sobowale In April 15, according to a report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the number of people infected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was 407 while only 12 sadly lost their lives. On the good side, 128 of the total cases as at then recovered and were subsequently discharged. Recall this was two days after the President, Muhammadu Buhari, addressed the nation for the second time on the COVID-19 pandemic and also ordered that the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital…

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CORONAVIRUS: 160 STRANDED NIGERIANS ON THEIR WAY BACK FROM US

The first batch of Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is on their way back home.  Reports have it that 160 Nigerians, including eight infants, made the first batch of evacuees. They are returning aboard an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft under the special flight arrangements by the Federal Government for nationals stranded abroad. In line with the government’s pre-departure infection prevention control guidelines, temperature checks were conducted on the passengers by a special medical team. The plane departed the Newark International Airport, New…

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KANO RECORDS 118 CORONAVIRUS CASES IN 2 DAYS

Sodiq Oyeleke Kano State recorded 118 coronavirus cases in two days, The PUNCH reports. According to data obtained from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the state recorded 38 cases on Wednesday and 80 on Thursday. The NCDC also said the state had recorded a total of Kano 219 cases with three deaths. The increase in cases came three days after COVID-19 tests resumed in the state. Since Nigeria recorded its index case on February 27, Kano has discharged no patient, The PUNCH reports. The NCDC said Kano’s new 80 COVID-19 cases were part…

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HOW EKITI DOCTOR INFESTED FOUR OTHERS WITH CORONAVIRUS

Governor Kayode Fayemi Ekiti State has recorded four more Coronavirus disease, Governor Kayode Fayemi said on Saturday. This brings confirmed cases to eight. A statement signed by the governor said the victims contracted the disease from the state’s fourth index case, a 45-year-old medical doctor working with a private clinic in the state. Fayemi said new positive cases were stable and showed no symptoms of the deadly disease, saying they had been transferred to the Ekiti isolation centre for treatment. “Ekiti State Government has received notice from NCDC of four…

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KANO RECORDS FIRST CORONAVIRUS DEATH OVERNIGHT

Ganduje, Kano State Governor By Kazeem Ugbodaga The deadly Coronavirus pandemic has claimed its first victim in Kano State, Northwest Nigeria. The State Government disclosed this early Thursday morning. According to Kano State Ministry of Health on its twitter handle, the death was recorded at about 11:55pm on Wednesday. “Wednesday, 15th April 2020. As at 11:55 pm, 1 death of #COVID19 has been recorded in Kano State,” it said. Also, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, had on Wednesday announced 12 new cases in Kano, taking its toll to…

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CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN NIGERIA RISES TO 343 WITH 20 NEW PATIENTS

‌Sodiq Oyeleke Confirmed cases of coronavirus have increased to 343 in Nigeria after 20 new infections were recorded on Monday. Of the 20 new cases, 13 were recorded in Lagos State, two in Edo, two in Kano, two in Ogun and one in Ondo. The PUNCH reports that the virus has spread to 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle on Monday. It tweeted, “Twenty new cases of #COVID-19 have been reported as follows: 13 in Lagos, two in…

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NIGERIA’S CORONAVIRUS CASES CLIMB TO 305 AS 6 STATES AND FCT RECORD NEW PATIENTS

‌ Sodiq Oyeleke Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria reached 305 on Friday as Easter celebrations begin around the world with people stuck indoors. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle on Friday. It tweeted, “17 new cases of #COVID-19 have been reported as follows: eight in Lagos, three in Katsina, two in FCT, one in Niger, one in Kaduna, one in Anambra and one in Ondo. “As of 09:30 pm on the 10th of April, there are 305 confirmed cases, 58 discharged, seven deaths.”…

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CORONAVIRUS: WHY CONDUCTING MASS TESTS FOR NIGERIANS IS NOT FEASIBLE NOW- FG

The Federal Government has said that conducting mass testing for Coronavirus in Nigeria would not be feasible now given the nation’s over 200 million population. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen after the arrival of the Chinese experts and some equipment in Abuja on Wednesday. He said that government was rather continuing with its targeted testing for those who had been abroad or those who may have come in contact with any positive case. “We have 200 million citizens and mass testing is not…

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CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN: LAGOSIANS PROTEST HUNGER

Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu of Lagos state on Tuesday, March 24, issued a sit-at-home order across the state to enable the government tackle further spread of coronavirus. A week later, President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast, ordered a lockdown across Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states as part of measures to curb the disease. However, since the lockdown order by Buhari took effect on Monday, 30th March by 11pm, there have been many criticisms and outcries as citizens lambasted government for not providing palliatives to enable people cope during the shutdown.…

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OSUN STATE NOW HAS 3RD HIGHEST NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES

Sodiq Oyeleke Osun State has emerged as the third state with the highest number of infections in Nigeria. This was after recording nine new cases on Wednesday, The PUNCH reports. With the nine new cases, Osun has a total of 14 confirmed cases to place third behind Lagos (82 cases) – first; and Abuja (28 cases) – third. Of the 82 confirmed cases in Lagos State, eight patients have been discharged from the isolation centre after recovering and testing negative. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced the new cases on Wednesday,…

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