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COVID-19 deaths hit 1,103 in Nigeria

COVID-19 deaths hit 1,103 in Nigeria

Kindly Share This Story: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed that 1,103 persons have died from Coronavirus (COVID-19), in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), reports that there was an increase of 88 cases from the 125 reported on…

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Reasons Africa escaped ‘exponential’ rise in COVID-19 cases ― WHO

Reasons Africa escaped ‘exponential’ rise in COVID-19 cases ― WHO

Kindly Share This Story: Africa has escaped the “exponential” rise in coronavirus cases seen elsewhere probably due to low population density and a hot and humid climate, the UN health agency said. Africa recorded 34,706 deaths from 1,439,657 COVID-19 cases, according to an AFP tally on Friday — far behind the other continents. The United…

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Nigeria records no COVID-19-related deaths in 24-hours, as cases reach 57,849

Nigeria records no COVID-19-related deaths in 24-hours, as cases reach 57,849

Kindly Share This Story: Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC DG. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says no death was recorded in the last 24-hours, as the country recorded 125 new cases of COVID-19. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday. According to the agency, 125 new cases were confirmed…

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Germany weighs new restrictions as coronavirus cases jump

Germany weighs new restrictions as coronavirus cases jump

Kindly Share This Story: German authorities are facing pressure to bring back tougher restrictions to stem the pandemic as the number of new coronavirus cases in the nation jumped again on Thursday. For the fourth time in just over a month, more than 2,000 new infections have been recorded over a one-day period in Germany, according…

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Chances of COVID-19 infection in aircraft cabin very high— Molecular biologist

Chances of COVID-19 infection in aircraft cabin very high— Molecular biologist

Kindly Share This Story: File photo. A renowned molecular biology expert, Dr. Casmier Ifeanyi, has said airline operators must find a balance between cost recovery and passenger safety, as the nature of an aircraft cabin is not a foolproof defence against COVID-19 infection even though the cabin air is filtered. Ifeanyi expressed regret that the…

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‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

Kindly Share This Story: The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis. “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this…

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My role in Ondo COVID-19 response fund ― Olugboyegun

My role in Ondo COVID-19 response fund ― Olugboyegun

Kindly Share This Story: By Adesina Wahab A member of the Ondo State COVID-19 Response Fund Committee, Mr Segun Olugboyegun, has described as malicious, claims by some people on social media that the committee got over N700 million as donations from various organisations and that the funds were misused. This is just as he denied…

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Kenya orders probe of coronavirus-linked procurements, payments

Kenya orders probe of coronavirus-linked procurements, payments

Kindly Share This Story: Kenya’s chief public prosecutor, Noordin Haji, has ordered a probe into $71 million in “irregular procurement” linked to the coronavirus by the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA). Hard-pressed Kenyan hospital staff have staged strikes to highlight what they say are scandalous practices by the authority, which purchases medication and equipment for…

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WHO endorses protocol for coronavirus herbal medicine trials

WHO endorses protocol for coronavirus herbal medicine trials

Kindly Share This Story: The World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed Saturday a protocol for testing African herbal medicines as potential treatments for the coronavirus and other epidemics. Covid-19 has raised the issue of using traditional medicines to battle contemporary diseases, and the endorsement clearly encouraged testing with criteria similar to those used for molecules developed…

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Germany records highest single-day rise in virus cases since April

Germany records highest single-day rise in virus cases since April

Kindly Share This Story: Germany’s national disease control agency recorded an increase in coronavirus infections of 2,297 on Saturday, the highest in a 24-hour period since April. The increase is still far from the levels seen at the country’s peak in late March, when more than 6,000 cases were being confirmed daily. Daily infection rates…

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