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COVID-19 Update: Lagos State Government Approves Cinemas, Spa and Gym to open at 33% of their capacity.

Lagos State government has Approved Full Reopening Of Places Of Worship and Cinemas, Spa and Gym to open at 33% of their capacity. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has given permission for Churches and Mosques to open fully, while other leisure centres to open with full certification from government agencies owing to the full compliance by the …

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COVID 19:Curfew period in Nigeria now from 12 am to 4 am

The Government in Nigeria has further reviewed the nationwide curfew put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will now cover four hours- from 12 am to 4 am daily.The National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, announced it this Thursday during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe …

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COVID-19 :Nigeria records 239 new cases, total now 54,247

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has disclosed on Tuesday night that the country recorded 239 fresh COVID-19 cases. The centre revealed on its Twitter handle that the cases were recorded in 14 states of the federation and Abuja.It added that 10 people died from complications resulting from the virus on Tuesday. Consequently, the …

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WHO tasks countries on effective COVID-19 prevention plans

As most countries reopen their economies and borders, World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for effective COVID-19 prevention plans to avoid the outbreak of the pandemic. News Agencies of Nigeria reported that Its Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, gave the advice during a news briefing from Geneva. Ghebreyesus stated that he had observed the eagerness of countries …

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Africa: Covid-19 cases across continent near 1.25 Million

As of August 31, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,245,439. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 29,586 and recoveries 976,151. South Africa has the most reported cases – 625,056, with deaths numbering 14,028. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (98,727 cases), Morocco (61,399), Nigeria (53,865), Ethiopia (51,122), and Ghana (44,205).The numbers …

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Kenya: Firm commences exporting Covid-19 swabs

A company in Kenya in the business of manufacturing medical disposables has begun exporting Personal Protective Equipment and COVID 19 Viral Transport Medium (VTM) and Swabs to help in the fight against the pandemic. Msn.com reported that Revital Health Care EPZ Limited has the capacity to produce 80,000 testing kits per day and is the only …

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Zimbabwe to give six-month leave to workers who contract COVID-19

The Zimbabwean government has said it is ready to grant workers up to six months sick leave on full pay  if they contract COVID-19 while on duty. The government also promised to pay medical bills for frontline health staff,  according to reports from News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Generally, civil servants are entitled to 90 days’ sick-leave …

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Plateau takes over as COVID-19 epicentre, as Nigeria records 296 new cases

Interestingly, Lagos has consistently recorded very low figures in the last three days. This Thursday, the NCDC reported 296 new cases of the virus, with Plateau recording 85 cases, while Lagos, which used record huge figures, recorded 21 cases. On Tuesday, Plateau raked in 50 cases, it moved to 60 on Wednesday and further moved to 85 …

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WHO to make COVID-19 vaccine available to all countries

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that it will make available and accessible COVID-19 vaccine to all countries once a proven vaccine is available. The Punch reported that Director-General, WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus, made this known during a live virtual session of the 70th WHO Regional Committee for Africa. He said the organisation had been …

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We spent over N867.3b to help Nigeria eradicate polio —UK Govt

The British government had said on Wednesday that they have spent about £1.7 billion (N867.3 billion) in Nigeria’s efforts to tackle the wild poliovirus according to reports by ripplesnigeria.com . The Senior Press and Public Affairs Officer of British High Commission, Christopher Ogunmodede, who disclosed this in a statement, said the United Kingdom played a major role …

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