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NCDC announces 221 new cases, total infections rise to 56,956

NCDC announces 221 new cases, total infections rise to 56,956

NCDC center The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 221 new infections of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Friday. According to it, the new cases are confirmed from 18 states in the country. The new infections brought the total number of confirmed cases…

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Schools re-opening: Discordant tunes across states as safety concerns mount

Schools re-opening: Discordant tunes across states as safety concerns mount

Students stay in line for temperature check by teachers at Babs Fafunwa Millennium Senior Secondary School, Ojodu, Lagos…recently PHOTO: EPA With the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in the country now in a downward spiral, many states have been gearing up to re-open schools which have been shut for about six months…

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Why Africa is recording low COVID-19 deaths

Why Africa is recording low COVID-19 deaths

PHOTO: EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP • Experts Say Surviving Chicken Pox Infection, Others Protect Nigerians From DiseaseMany medical experts are curious to know why death rates from the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are low in Africa, especially Nigeria, contrary to earlier gloomy prognosis, compared to soaring figures from other continents. They are wondering if Chicken…

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Europe imposes fresh curbs as global cases top 30 million

Europe imposes fresh curbs as global cases top 30 million

A couple wearing protective face coverings chat in the street in Liverpool city centre, north-west England on September 18, 2020 after the British government imposed fresh restrictions on the city after an rise in cases of the novel coronavirus. – Millions more people in northern and central England faced new restrictions over a surge in…

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Solskjaer asked England not to pick Greenwood before COVID-19 breach

Solskjaer asked England not to pick Greenwood before COVID-19 breach

Soccer Football – UEFA Nations League – League A – Group 2 – Iceland v England – Laugardalsvollur, Reykjavik, Iceland – September 5, 2020. Picture taken September 5, 2020. England’s Mason Greenwood REUTERS/John Sibley – RC2HSI9IL6L6 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed he asked England not to pick Mason Greenwood before the Manchester United forward was withdrawn…

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COVID-19: Nigeria must embrace e-learning now – Olanipekun

COVID-19: Nigeria must embrace e-learning now – Olanipekun

Chief Wole Olanipekun, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said that Nigeria must embrace e-learning for educational development amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Olanipekun stated this on Thursday during the inauguration of projects and unveiling of new Vice-Chancellor for Ajayi Crowther University(ACU) in Oyo. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Olanipekun is…

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COVID-19: NCDC records 131 new cases, as total infections now 56,735

COVID-19: NCDC records 131 new cases, as total infections now 56,735

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 131 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 56,735. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday. It said the new cases were confirmed in 18 states. The health agency said Lagos state…

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NCDC, experts differ on ending face masks, temperature checks

NCDC, experts differ on ending face masks, temperature checks

• It’s when COVID-19 vaccine is found, says Centre• Nigeria has to be certified free first, virologist declares• NMA president says nobody can predict the time• Cost-weary citizens do away with shields There seems no end yet for temperature checks and use of face masks as experts, yesterday, expressed diverse positions on when Nigerians should…

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FG says COVID-19 curve flattening, urges suspension of medics’ strike

FG says COVID-19 curve flattening, urges suspension of medics’ strike

The Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19, yesterday, said Nigeria had made tremendous progress in containing the disease, citing data from other nations. It stated that the curve was flattening. The panel warned that this “positive development should be taken with vigilance and cautious optimism based on the fact that we are convinced that we have…

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‘41,000 health workers infected with COVID-19 in Africa’

‘41,000 health workers infected with COVID-19 in Africa’

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that about 41,000 health workers have been infected with the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across Africa. The global health agency observed that frontline health workers are at greater risk of infection because of the care they provide to patients. It said COVID-19 pandemic had reaffirmed that to keep…

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