#COVID19: Lagos monitoring ‘349 persons from endemic countries’— Commissioner of Health, Akin Abayomi

by Seun Adeuyion March 8, 2020
No fewer than 349 persons from across the world are being monitored in Lagos over the outbreak of COVID-19 better known as coronavirus, the state government has said. Writing via his Twitter handle on Satuday, Akin Abayomi, commissioner of health in Lagos, said the persons are from endemic countries — where there have been regular […]

APC govs renew calls for Oshiomhole’s suspension

by Seun Adeuyion March 7, 2020
The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has expressed support for the court ruling that suspended the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Two different courts on Wednesday and Thursday gave conflicting orders regarding the status of Oshiomhole as the chairman of the APC. One of the courts, an Abuja High Court ordered for his suspension […]

#COVID19: We are still tracing 93 co-passengers of Italian patient — Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

by Seun Adeuyion March 7, 2020
Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire says 93 passengers who boarded the same Turkish Airlines flight with the Italian who imported coronavirus into Nigeria are still being traced. Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Friday, Enahire said 55 of the 148 passengers on the flight are currently being monitored. It is exactly one week since […]

Coronavirus: Peru confirms first case

by Seun Adeuyion March 6, 2020
Iran President, Martin Vizcarra said Friday Peru has detected its first case of the new coronavirus in a 25-year-old man who had traveled to Europe, according to AFP. The president called for calm and said Peru had taken “all the medical measures” to treat the patient, who had been in Spain, France and the Czech […]

Cameroon confirms first case of coronavirus

by Chuks Azotanion March 6, 2020
Cameroon’s health ministry on Friday March 6, announced that it has confirmed its first case of coronavirus.  The index case of coronavirus in the country is a 58-year-old French citizen who arrived in the capital Yaounde on February 24. He is currently being quarantined in the city’s Central Hospital.  A statement released by the health ministry reads […]

Spain’s first coronavirus patient reportedly recovers after receiving HIV And MS Drugs

by Chuks Azotanion March 6, 2020
The man who became Spain’s first coronavirus patient has reportedly made full recovery after being treated with an HIV and MS drug.  62-year-old Miguel Ángel Benítez was hospitalized at the Virgen del Rocio Hospital in Seville, where he received lopinavir-ritonavir, an antiretroviral drug sold under the brand name Kaletra, according to Metro UK, which cited […]