Posts Tagged ‘covid19’

#COVID19: NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu Reveals Drugs Not Relevant For #COVID19 Treatment

by Seun Adeuyion June 5, 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has removed antiviral drugs from its new set of guidelines for the treatment of COVID-19. NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this at a Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 on Thursday. According to him, the decision to stop the use of antiviral drugs on Coronavirus patients was […]

Lagosians Above 65 Years Told To Avoid Worship Centres In Bid To Curb #COVID19

by Seun Adeuyion June 5, 2020
Lagos State Government has advised residents of the state above 65 years to avoid visiting worship centres in order to curb COVID-19 in the state. Professor Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health, gave the advice during a press conference in Alausa, Ikeja, the state capital. The Commissioner who noted that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered the […]

WHO Resumes Trial Of Hydroxychloroquine As Potential Treatment For #COVID19

by Seun Adeuyion June 5, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) is resuming its trial of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug backed by US President, Donald Trump to combat the deadly coronavirus, after temporarily halting research over safety concerns.  The Data Safety Monitoring Board decided there was no reason to discontinue the international trial after reviewing available data on the drug, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus […]

#COVID19: Kogi State Lifts Lockdown; “No Virus Here”— Governor Says.

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon June 5, 2020
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has announced the lifting of the lockdown previously imposed on  Kabba-Bunu.Kabba-Bunnu Local Government area had been alleged to host the state’s suspected index case of Covid19. Governor Bello revealed the ease off while addressing the press at the Government House in Lokoja. Following the outcome of several Covid19  tests […]

#COVID19: Nassarawa Records Three Infected Medical Personnel

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon June 5, 2020
The Nassarawa State Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Bulus Peter Umaru, has revealed that three medical doctors  are currently positive for the Coronavirus. NMA chairman Bulus said, “Three medical doctors in Nasarawa State have contracted the coronavirus disease in the course of their work of dealing with patients.” This is coming as Nassarawa recorded […]

Brazil Records 1,349 #COVID19 Deaths In 24hrs

by Seun Adeuyion June 4, 2020
Brazil reported a record 1,349 coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period Wednesday, the health ministry said, as the pandemic continued to take a grim toll on Latin America’s hardest-hit country. The figure brought the total death toll from the new coronavirus in Brazil to 32,548, with 584,016 confirmed infections — the second-highest caseload worldwide, after […]