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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 […]

“How Increased Travels, Religious Activities, Others Triggered Hike In COVID-19

​The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has highlighted the factors that led to the increased figures of Coronavirus recorded in the country since November 2020. Addressing reporters on Monday, January 11, 2021, in Abuja, the PTF Chairman, Mr Boss Mustapha, revealed that increased local and international travels were among the major factors. He listed […]

“FG To Review Resumption Date For Schools” -Education Minister

The Federal Government says it is currently reviewing the January 18. 2021, resumption date for Schools across the country, following the rise in COVID-19 cases. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated this on Monday, January 11, 2021, at the resumed briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s […]

Nigeria Records Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Cases For Third Consecutive Day

Nigeria has continued to witness a steady rise in the number of coronavirus cases, reporting its highest single-day tally for the third consecutive day. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a late-night tweet on Wednesday, January 6, 2021; saying 1,664 more infections were reported in 24 hours with five more fatalities. […]

“731 Corps Members Test Positive For COVID-19” –PTF

Seven hundred and thirty-seven corps members from the Batch-B have tested positive for COVID-19. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force On COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha disclosed this on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. According to him, the cases were recorded from all States across the country. He said: “In continuation of the NYSC engagement, the […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 1,145 New Cases, Highest Ever In One

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 1,145 new cases of COVID-19. The Thursday, December 17, 2020 figure was the highest ever infection recorded in one day since recordkeeping commenced in March. According to the NCDC, total COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now sums up to 76,207 cases; while 67,110 cases have been discharged, and […]

Testing for Coronavirus Disease: Benefits and Dangers of Not Testing

After about eight months of rage, COVID-19 has impacted human lives in ways unexpected. While many still see the disease as a scam, doubting the quoted figures of infection, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has, at every opportunity, emphasised the danger in such disposition.  NCDC Boss, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, at one occasion said […]

317 Stranded Nigerians In UK Arrive In Abuja

The Nigerian government has evacuated 317 more citizens stranded in the United Kingdom as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) announced the arrival of the returnees, including nine infants on Sunday, June 28, 2020, via its Twitter handle. It explained that the Air Peace flight conveying the Nigerians touched […]

“80% Of Infected Persons Not In Isolation Centres” – Fed

The Federal Government on Thursday disclosed that about 80 percent of infected persons were not in isolation centres. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, revealed this to newsmen in Abuja. The SGF  who noted that 80 per cent of infected persons are […]