2 nurses, 1 doctor tests positive for Coronavirus in Abuja hospital

Two nurses and a doctor have tested positive for Coronavirus at a government hospital in Abuja, SaharaReporters exclusively reported. A senior medical worker at the hospital told the newspaper that the infected health workers were part of medical personnel that attended to an infected person brought into the hospital. The source said: “The patient was […]

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Breaking: Another minister contacts Coronavirus

“The minister (Irene Montero) is in a good condition and second deputy prime minister Pablo Iglesias is also in quarantine due to the situation,” the statement said. “This morning, all members of the government will undergo testing,” it added, indicating the results would be published later in the day. The announcement was made barely two […]

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Nigeria has 1 doctor to 2,753 patients — FG

Nigeria has one doctor to 2,753 patients, Head, Human Resources for Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Shakuri Kadiri, has said. He said this in Abuja yesterday at the launch of the Nigeria Health Work Force Country Profile 2018 and handover of the Nigeria Health Workforce Registry by the ministry in collaboration with the World Health […]

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Coronavirus: 3 Chinese quarantined in Plateau

Three Chinese citizens have been quarantined in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State. The State commissioner of Health, Dr. Nimkong Ndam, confirmed this to Daily Trust on Saturday. The commissioner said the Chinese were suspected having arrived the state on Friday from Ethiopia. He said they were in the state for mining activities. He […]

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Nigeria’s Coronavirus latest: 28 Quarantined in Ogun

FG, Lagos race to find more contacts Italian patient isolated, in stable condition Lagos residents rush for masks, sanitizers Cement company visited by Italian shut down Governors Forum call for calm   Twenty eight people were yesterday identified and quarantined in Ogun State in connection with the Italian who was confirmed with symptoms of the […]

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Coronavirus: Ogun shuts down cement factory, quarantines 28 contacts

Visitors to a state hospital collects face masks, hand gloves and have their hands sanitised as they walk past the security post entrance in Lagos, on February 28, 2020. – Residents of Nigeria’s economic hub Lagos scrambled for hygiene products after the chaotic megacity of 20 million announced the first confirmed case of new coronavirus […]

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Coronavirus in Nigeria: Govt move to reinforce border control measures

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire on Friday emphasised that the federal government has begun prioritizing border control as a means of checkmating the importation of Coronavirus into the country. Osagie was speaking at an emergency press briefing following the confirmation of an index case of Corona virus in Lagos The minister explained that Coronavirus can […]

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Lagos Govt confirms first case of Coronavirus

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Friday confirmed the first case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in Lagos, saying it was brought in by an Italian citizen. Abayomi, however, said the State Emergency Operations Centre in response to the case and implementing firm control measures has been activated. He said in Lagos that the case […]

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Suspected case of Coronavirus in Lagos under investigation – Govt

The Lagos State Government has said that the Chinese citizen who presented at the Reddington Hospital, Ikeja, and suspected to have Coronavirus has tested negative to the infection. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement Thursday, noted that the likelihood of COVID-19 infection in this particular patient was very low and the conclusion […]

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Coronavirus spreads to Algeria, Brazil, France

EU expresses concern Nigeria at risk -Reps We’re prepared -FG A second case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been recorded in Africa just as the first case was confirmed in Brazil yesterday. France also reported a death from the epidemic. Algerian Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, reported the country’s first case of […]

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