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COVID 19: Omotola Jalade tested positive

Nigerian Nollywood ace actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has confirmed being positive to COVID 19. Sharing this information on her social media account, Omotola Jalade (@Realomosexy) wrote; “Hello all, I know must have been wondering where I’ve been. Well, I contracted Covid. I have been ill, in isolation and now getting better. More on these details…
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COVID 19: Update on vaccine production in Nigeria

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, met with pharmaceutical companies regarding a COVID-19 vaccine. At the virtual meeting with representatives of Pfizer & Biotech, Osinbajo stated that what was critical in the vaccine development is the health & safety of Nigerian citizens. Pfizer & Biotech are promoters of COVID-19 vaccine pushing for how Nigeria will…
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COVID 19: Some states set to resume school in Nigeria

Nigeria with a total number of 44, 129 COVID 19 confirmed cases and 20, 663 recoveries, there has been a constant rescheduling of school resumption. Despite this increase in confirmed cases in Nigeria, some schools are set to resume classes. Secondary schools in Delta State has resumed academic activities on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. This…
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Daily coronavirus update from around the world

Worldwide coronavirus cases surpassed 17 million late Wednesday, just hours before the six-month anniversary of the World Health Organization‘s declaration of a global health emergency. The world has seen cases confirmed at a rate of over 200,000 per day since mid-July, while the overall pandemic curve has continued to rise at a steady clip since…
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COVID-19: Nigeria hits 42,208 confirmed cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that the coronavirus case in Nigeria has reached 42,208. However, in most states in the country activities are as good as back to normal. With a confirmed 404 new COVID-19 cases, 19,004 recovered cases and 873 fatal cases have been recorded in Nigeria. The NCDC revealed…
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COVID-19 Tracker: Check the spread of coronavirus around the world

COVID-19 which sprung up in the year 2019 in a town in China has gone around the world. Coronavirus have long been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation. COVID-19 remains an infectious disease and social distancing as been long advised. We have provided COVID-19 tracker to help monitor the spread of the…
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High blood pressure: The need to change your lifestyle

High blood pressure is harmful because it puts a strain on the heart and arteries, resulting in damage to delicate tissues. Untreated high blood pressure is the most common cause of a stroke. High blood pressure can also affect the eyes and kidney. The development of high blood pressure in pregnant women can lead to…
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No herbal medicine manufacturer can claim effectiveness to treat COVID-19 – NAFDAC

The Director General of The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye has on denied Paxherbal product as treatment for Coronavirus. Prof. Adeyeye, revealed on Saturday that no clinical study has been done on any product to prove their efficacy. The Director-General of NAFDAC further debunked the information spreading…
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There are nearly 150 COVID-19 vaccines – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that 150 COVID-19 vaccines have been made available, but only 19 are currently undergoing clinical trial. The organization made this known through its Regional  Office for Africa in Brazaville on Thursday night. The information which was passed on the official twitter account of the regional office @WHOAFRO disclosed…
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Not everyone should wear nose mask – Expert

Are you wondering if wearing a mask pose a health risk? Do you feel uncomfortable while on the nose or face mask? Who shouldn’t wear a nose mask? Are children to wear nose mask? Experts have requested that babies and toddlers should not wear masks as they could suffocate as a result of insufficient air.…
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Iran reports 200 COVID-19 deaths in 24hrs

Iran has recorded 200 coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. The country also confirmed 2,600 new infections, driving the total number of cases to 245,688, with 11,931 deaths. The Country’s Health Minister, Saeed Namaki, who likened the virus to a “bomb”, lamented that the country…
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COVID-19: Nigeria announce plans to impose total lockdown

Nigeria has hinted on plans to impose total lockdown on movements in the country. The chairman of the Presidential Task Force, Boss Mustapha made this known during a press briefing. Mustapha warned that there will be total lock down if the coronavirus cases in the country does not decrease in the next two weeks. In…
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COVID-19: World most expensive nose mask made out of gold

Amid the pandemic, several preventive measures have been generated; a golden nose mask is another. The new and world most expensive nose mask is made of gold and costs $4,000. An Indian businessman, Shankar Kurhade was seen wearing the 60 grams nose mask. Kurhade explained that the idea of a golden nose mask was birthed…
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WHO reports record rise in coronavirus cases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported a record daily rise in global coronavirus cases with the total increasing by 212,326 in the past 24 hours. The US, Brazil and India reported the highest increases. The previous record increase was of 189,077 on June 28. Also, see: COVID-19 Tracker: Check the spread of coronavirus around the…
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Sierra Leone abandon COVID-19 patients

Of some 1,500 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sierra Leone, 160 have been health workers. The country’s ranks of medical staff were already hit hard during an Ebola outbreak from 2014-16 that killed 250 medical workers out of a total of only around 4,000.

3 of 5 people who die of COVID-19 are 50 years and above

In Nigeria, it has been reported that 3 out of 5 deaths of COVID-19 cases are of people above the age of 50. The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu made this known at the recent briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Ihekweazu: “As more people are infected across the world, you…
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For the avoidance of doubts, schools have not resumed – Nigeria

“For the avoidance of doubts, schools have not resumed” the Nigerian government have declared. Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the PTF, Mr Boss Mustapha made this clear. “Only critical examination classes will be allowed to resume for those who need revision before examinations. As we have informed you, the Federal…
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COVID-19: Nigeria set to reopen schools

Schools in Nigeria are now allowed to reopen, this was contained in a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. This announcement came on Monday, June 29 after the Presidential Taskforce Briefing with President Buhari. Notably, schools in Nigeria has been on the lockdown for about three months since the…
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coronavirus cases in Nigeria hits 23,293

Nigeria has recorded six hundred and eighty-four new cases of coronavirus in the country bringing the total number to 23,298 confirmed cases. Lagos state remains the state with the highest number of new cases. Lagos recorded 259 new cases on June 26. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, also announced on Friday that 554…
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Domestic violence, the new pandemic amidst lockdown

Domestic violence cases has been on the increase since the compulsory lockdown brought necessitated by coronavirus pandemic. Domestic violence reported around the world during this period are not limited to actions against women; children and men are also affected. The coronavirus lockdown has forced families to bond together than they ever had in a long…
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Nigerian Government issues directives for religious services as lockdown easing continues

Nigerian Government has issued fresh directives to guide religious services as the country eases lockdown of places of worship. It has been declared that churches will have one hour of church service every Sunday. The Nigerian Government also made it known that programmes such as night vigils and Sunday school remain are unallowed. This was…
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