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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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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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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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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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Oral sex linked to vaginal condition bacterial vaginosis

Oral sex may create an environment for a common vaginal condition called bacterial vaginosis or BV, according to research in the journal PLoS Biology. BBC reported that BV is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is an imbalance of the usual bacteria found in the vagina. Women who have it may have no symptoms, but …

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UNICEF Nigeria launches animation to engage children on COVID-19 prevention

In a bid to help children understand how to protect themselves and their families from the coronavirus, UNICEF Nigeria has launched a COVID-19 prevention animation project on International Youth Day 2020. The 90-second animated video – created by young people themselves – brings to life in a fun way the importance of handwashing, physical distancing …

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Covid-19: Death Toll  in Nigeria Crosses 1,000

Nigeria’s COVID-19 related deaths have hit a thousand. In fact, the country has now recorded 1,002 since the start of the pandemic in February. Last Sunday, the country  recorded 322 new cases of the disease, bringing to 52, 227 the number of confirmed cases in the country. Announcing this Sunday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control …

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WHO recommends masks for children older than 11-years

According to News Agency of Nigeria report, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says children above 11-years should wear face masks wherever adults wear them, such as in crowded settings, as a tool against COVID-19The UN health and children’s agencies say in a guidance document for decision makers that was published Friday evening. The World Health Organization …

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases now rise to 51,304 with 340 new ones

 Nigeria has recorded 340 new cases of Coronavirus around the country. , the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria is now 51,304 with 37,885 patients discharged and 996  deaths recorded According to a tweet on Friday night from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Kaduna State recorded the highest number of cases, with …

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