Tags : Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19: “NAFDAC Receives Dossiers For Chinese Vaccine, Others For Evaluation”

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has received dossiers for Chinese vaccine and three others for evaluation amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this while addressed reporters in Abuja on Monday, February 15, 2021, during a briefing by the Presidential […]

Nigeria’s African Centre Of Excellence For Genomics Of Infectious Diseases

The first African and Nigerian Vaccine on COVID-19 has been developed by African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Nigeria. A Professor of Molecular Biology and Director at the Centre, Prof. Christian Happi disclosed this on Monday, February 8, 2021, while featuring on BCOS TV breakfast program, ‘AM120’. Prof. Happi […]

COVID-19: NCDC Records Six New Cases Of British Variant

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that six new cases of the B117 strain of COVID-19 have been found in the country.  NCDC confirmed this on Monday, February 1, 2021, through its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing in Abuja; stating that with the reported six cases […]

Ensure Full Enforcement Of COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations, IGP Orders

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has ordered that Assistant Inspectors General of Police in the seventeen (17) zonal commands and their constituent Commissioners of Police in the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, should carry out full enforcement of the COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations 2021 signed […]

COVID-19: NCDC Records 1,114 Fresh Cases, 27 New Deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has recorded 27 new deaths from the Coronavirus, even as the country recorded 1,114 fresh infections on Friday, January 29, 2021. This was disclosed in the report published by the NCDC in the early hours of Saturday, January 30, 2021. The new cases were recorded in 21 States […]

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Consuming Ewedu Will Not Cure COVID-19

CLAIM: There is a WhatsApp post claiming that ewedu leaves kill Coronavirus. The post, which is also on a website and Twitter handle, stated that: “Krain krain has flavonoid that aids the absorption of zinc in the body. Zinc can enter the virus ‌ infected cells and stop corona virus from reproducing. Good news. Eat […]

Benue Governor Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Benue State Governor, Mr Samuel Ortom, has tested positive for COVID-19.  A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Terver Akase, disclosed on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, that the Governor’s result turned positive after a close aide also returned positive in the last few weeks; noting that the Governor did not show any symptoms […]

Nigeria Reports 964 New COVID-19 Cases, Two More Deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 964 new cases of the novel Coronavirus. The Disease Control Agency added on Sunday, January 24, 2021, that two more deaths had been recorded. To date, 121,566 cases have been confirmed, with 97,228 cases discharged and 1,504 deaths in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory. […]

COVID-19: “We Don’t Need To Vaccinate 20 Million Lagos Residents”

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said his administration does not need to vaccinate over 20 million residents of the State against the deadly COVID-19. He disclosed this during an interview on Channels Television, adding that the State Government is engaging some companies in the production of COVID-19 vaccines for residents of the State. […]

Lagos Data Absent As Nigeria Records 1,483 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 1,483 new cases of the Coronavirus disease. According to the Nation’s Disease Control Agency in an early-Morning tweet on Saturday, January 23, 2021, the data did not include new cases from Lagos State, which is the country’s epicentre for the virus. According to NCDC, five deaths were […]