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Forty nine Covid-19 patients have been discharged in Lagos. They include twenty eight females and twenty one males including a foreign national – a Greek. Eigtheen of the discharged were from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and the the remaining thirty one from the Onikan makeshift Isolation Centre. With this, the number of patients successfully […]

Nigerian has recorded one hundred and ninety six new cases of covid19. This brings the total number of confirmed infections to one thousand seven hundred and twenty eight. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the figures on its twitter handle . It put the number of fatalities at fifty one and that the virus […]

Sixty fun-seeking youths partying at a spot in Idi-Oparun Bus Stop, opposite Abattoir, Abule Egba has been arrested in Lagos. They were arrested by the State’s Task Force on Covid-19 for violating the lockdown, public gathering and social distancing directives of the Federal and State governments. The General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, […]

The Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, has produced some reusable fabric face masks for use of the school and the police stations in it’s vicinity. The Dean of the Faculty, Professor Monday Ubangi said the face masks, five hundred in all, were produced by the Department of Science and Technology Education. Professor Ubangi said […]

The Presidential Task Force, PTF, on Covid-19 has released the guidelines for the ease of lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT. The ease of the lockdown is expected to come into effect next Monday being May 4. The Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Booss Mustapha said that […]

Human and Environmental Development Agenda, HEDA, Resource Centre has expressed worry that the palliatives being distributed by Federal and State Governments in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak may not be reaching the poor. In a statement, the group’s Chairman, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju said there are about ninety million poor Nigerians whose conditions have been […]

A local cure for the dreaded Coronavirus disease may soon be established in Nigeria. This is because research on a local cure has reached advanced stage at the Federal University in Jigawa. The school authority said it had commenced the clinical trial of a plant-based COVID-19 medicine. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Fatima Batul Mukhtar in a […]

The Speaker of the House of Representatives has established a COVID 19 Strategic Response Team. The team had a mandate to develop interventions and reforms as well as update the Legislative Agenda, to reflect the post Covid 19 realities and priorities. The Speaker of the House, Mr Gbajabiamila made this known at the emergency session […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has started using Cobas system at the National Reference Laboratory to test for COVID-19. In a tweet, the agency says that it will enable it conduct nine hundred and eighty tests within eight hours. Cobas is a system used for a real-time test aimed at qualitative detection […]

A coalition of labour movements and over seventy civil society groups have launched a new group to campaign for and protect the interests of workers and the poor against the economic impact COVID-19. The new coalition launched today is known as Alliance on Surviving Covid-19 and Beyond. It’s interim Chairman is Mr Femi Falana, SAN, […]


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