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The Federal Government has equipped three laboratories in Nigeria with re-agents capable of detecting any possible case of Coronavirus in the country. The disease, which first broke out in the Wuhan province of China, has infected 42,708 people and claimed 1,017 lives. Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire disclosed this on Wednesday to State house […]

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a motion to evacuate Nigerians in China following the outbreak of the Coronavirus. According to lawmakers who voted massively against the motion raised by the spokesperson of the house, Benjamin Okezie, China has better facilities to handle the situation than Nigeria. Despite efforts by the Speaker […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has asked Nigerians to disregard and discourage rumours of the spread of Coronavirus in the country. The agency in a statement on Sunday clarified the case of a Chinese man who returned to Nigeria from China last week, saying he had only gone for a routine medical checkup […]

Russia said Thursday it was closing its border with China to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin told a government meeting that the order had been signed “to take measures to close the border (with China) in the Far East,” Russian news agencies reported. The coronavirus epidemic has killed 132 […]

The Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has advised Nigerians living in China to be wary of the coronavirus. In a statement issued by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public Relations of the Commission on Wednesday, Dabiri-Erewa counselled Nigerians in China to stay indoors and take necessary medical precautions […]

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has shut down Chinese-owned Panda Supermarket in the Jabi area of Abuja as part of measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The FCCPC said in a series of tweets that it had confiscated some frozen food items illegally imported from China. The pictures of some of the […]

The Cross River State Government has launched an awareness campaign to prevent the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. Amid reports of the death of at least 29 people from 11 states, the government said it was committed to ensuring that the outbreak of the disease does not spread to the state. The Commissioner […]

The Jigawa State Government has confirmed a new case of Lassa fever at Jahun Local Government Area. The acting Permanent Secretary to the State’s ministry of health, Salisu Mu’azu, confirmed this to newsmen on Sunday morning. The victim, Anthony Etim, a staff of Medicins Sans Frontieres also known as Doctors without border is now being […]

The Kano State government has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state with three victims killed. The State Commissioner for Health,  Aminu Tsanyawa, told journalists on Wednesday that the victims of the virus include a pregnant woman and two medical doctors, who diagnosed her at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. Tsanyawa said a […]

The Ebonyi state Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of a 75-year-old woman from Lassa fever infection. According to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, the victim was brought to the state university teaching hospital 10 days ago with symptoms similar to malaria. It added that she started vomiting blood which raised concerns […]

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