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Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, Announces New Protocols For Passengers As Airports Get Ready For Reopening

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says airports in Nigeria are 90% ready for reopening. He said this yesterday Saturday, June 27, 2020 after he and other government officials partook in the dry run simulation exercises held at the domestic

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Lagos State Government Threatens Another Lockdown Over Increasing COVID-19 Cases

The Lagos state government has warned that it could issue another lockdown as Covid-19 cases in the state continue to escalate. Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial capital has recorded over 9,741 cases with 1,475 recovered and 126 deaths. The Lagos State

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RESEARCH: CDC Releases New Report On Pregnant Women And COVID-19

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comparing pregnant and non-pregnant women with COVID-19 has found that infected pregnant women do not have a greater risk of death from the virus, but possibly more likely to get

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FG Postpones Plan To Reopen Schools Nationwide | Gives Reasons

The federal government has revealed that it will not be reopening schools nationwide as earlier stated, DailyPost reports. This was stated by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, while speaking at Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force

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Rivers State Government Releases New Guidelines For Weddings, Defaulters To Pay N10m Fine

The Rivers State government has issued new guidelines on how wedding ceremonies will henceforth be conducted in the state, adding that defaulters of these new guidelines will be forced to pay a fine of N10 million. According to a statement

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UPDATE: FG Issues New Guidelines On Reopening Of Schools

The Federal Ministry of Education has presented new guidelines for the reopening of schools nationwide. Recall that schools in the country were shut down in March by the Federal Government to curb the spread of Coronavirus. According to the ministry,

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Nigerian Girls Who Suffered From Period Poverty Describe Their Horrible Experiences

Period Poverty is when girls cannot afford a sanitary pad or tampons mostly because of financial constraints. It is a cogent issue affecting women and girls who don’t have access to safe, hygienic sanitary products, and/or who are unable to

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Which States Within The Country Are COVID-19 Free? NCDC Boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Tells Us

Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has given the latest information about what states within the country are currently COVID-19 free. Ihekweazu made the revelation yesterday June 22 while speaking at the daily briefing of

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STUDY: Recovered Coronavirus Patients Can Get Reinfected After Six Months

A new study has revealed that patients who recovered from the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19 risk contracting the virus again after six months. The research findings, according to the researchers has cast further doubt over the prospect of long-lasting immunity from

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COVID-19: ‘Many Nigerians Are At Risk Of Vision Loss’ – Eye Care Experts Warn

Eye care professionals have warned that many people missing out on essential eye care as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are at great risk of further deterioration of their vision. According to them, there has been an increase in

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WHO Issues New Treatment Guideline For The Coronavirus Pandemic

The World Health Organisation has released new criteria for the treatment of the coronavirus, COVID-19 patients, which would hasten their discharge from hospitals and isolation centres in different countries. The organisation in a statement released recently said that the need

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Presidential Task Force On COVID-19 Name The 20 LGs Where 60% of Cases Have Been Recorded & Why

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) has revealed that 60 percent of the Coronavirus cases in the country were recorded in 20 local government areas. The Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha

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Risk of Contracting COVID-19 Is Now Higher Than Before – PTF Coordinator, Sani Aliyu

Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 has disclosed that the risk of contracting Coronavirus is now higher than before in Nigeria. Aliyu who revealed this during a PTF briefing in Abuja on Thursday June18,

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FG Okays Clinical Trial Of New COVID-19 Drug, Dexamethasone As Nigerian Doctor Raises Awareness On The Use & Side Effects

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the coronavirus pandemic has announced that it will allow clinicians to add dexamethasone, the life saving drug recently discovered by a team of researchers from the United Kingdom, to their treatment regimen for trial.

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Lagos State Government On Why Schools Will Continue To Remain Closed

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has given reasons for the continued closure of schools and tertiary institutions in the state. Governor Sanwo-Olu gave the reasons two weeks after announcing that guidelines for reopening schools would be made public in the

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Breaking: FG Makes U-turn On Resumption Of Domestic Flights, States Reason

The Federal Government says the June 21 date for the resumption of domestic flights in the country is not feasible. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known at a Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, Punch

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Minister Of Education Releases The Six Conditions Schools & Universities Must Meet For Reopening

Ahead of plans geared towards the reopening of schools and universities, the Federal Government has listed six conditions every learning institution in the country must meet before they can reopen for academic activities. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka

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Why Lagos State Government Is Suspending The Reopening of Churches And Mosques

Lagos State government has announced that it will no longer go ahead with its plan to reopen churches and mosques this weekend. Recall that on June 3, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced that religious centers will be allowed to open

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FG Warns States Against Hasty Reopening Of Schools

States have been warned against reopening schools and other activities of mass gatherings ahead of proposed relaxation of measures taken to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the country. Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF and Chairman of

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COVID-19: Ministry of Health Reveals A New Treatment Option As Cases Reach Over 16,000

The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has revealed that the Ministry is considering a new treatment option for COVID-19 patients. This new treatment, the Minister reveals will involve using plasma from the blood of recovered Coronavirus patients to treat people

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Adulterated Hand Sanitisers Can Damage Important Organs In The Body –Expert, Dr. Temilola Oluseyi Warns With Explanation

Dr. Temilola Oluseyi, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, University of Lagos has warned that adulterated hand sanitisers can cause harm to important organs in the body. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday with PUNCH HealthWise, Doctor Oluseyi, whose

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“I never thought I would make it” – Coronavirus Survivor, Alhaji Ibrahim Garba On Battling The Deadly Virus

A Nigerian man, Alhaji Ibrahim Garba living in New York City, USA, was recently discharged from hospital after battling the coronavirus also known as COVID-19. In an interview with DailyTrust, Alhaji Garba shared his experience while on admission for the

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Businesswoman, Martha Gives Account Of How She Landed In Isolation Centre Despite Testing Negative For COVID-19

A 33-year-old businesswoman has demanded explanation from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC over her isolation at the Asokoro District Hospital, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, despite testing negative for the COVID-19. The Nigerian woman who identified herself simply as Martha, demanded

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Here’s What Those With Hypertension Should Know

As the world continues to battle the Coronavirus COVID-19 scourge, researchers are keen to understand whether hypertension or the drugs that treat it might interact with the virus. The American Heart Association (AHA), said there is no firm evidence that

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Minister Of State For Education, Emeka Nwajiuba Speaks On When Schools May Re-open

Emeka Nwajiuba, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, has suggested when schools may re-open nationwide. Speaking during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday, the minister disclosed that schools may reopen after the ban

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