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Nigeria: Health Workers Call- off Warning Strike

Members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), have suspended their nationwide warning strike. Mr Josiah Biobelemoye, JOHESU National Chairman, made this known in a statement at the end of its expanded National Executive Council meeting on Sunday in Abuja. Biobelemoye directed all members of the union to resume work by Sept. 21 and also await …

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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: FG Commences N75bn MSMEs Palliatives Implementation

Federal Government has flagged off National MSME survival fund and Guaranteed off-take scheme, both targeted at assisting Micro Small and Medium Enterprise to step down the challenges arising from the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative was flagged off by the Minister f State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs Mariam Katagum. As reported by Thisdaylive.com, …

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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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Nigeria: President Buhari approves release of food from strategic reserves of tackle inflation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the release of food items from the nation’s strategic reserves in a bid to tackle the high cost of food in the country. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, revealed this in a statement in Abuja.He also said President Buhari had expressed concern about …

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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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