Tag: Coronavirus

Just In: Five persons have tested positive for B117 strain of COVID-19 discovered in the UK

Five persons have tested positive for the deadly B117 strain of COVID-19, which was first discovered in the United Kingdom. The Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, made this known in a public announcement titled ‘COVID-19: Osun recording more cases of deadly UK strain’ on Sunday evening. It[Read More…]

Vice President Osinbajo raises alarm over increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday raised the alarm that the country is currently in a critical situation with the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Vice President made the observation when he toured[Read More…]

Kano Governor Ganduje says Coronavirus test will be mandatory for anyone wishing to enter Kano State

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has said he has plans to introduce coronary testing for anyone entering the state. The governor made the remarks while receiving information from the state’s anti-epidemic committee, adding that he would work with security agencies to ensure compliance with the law in the state. BBC[Read More…]

COVID-19: We have capacity to test 600 people daily – Governor Obaseki

Edo State governor Godwin Obaseki has said that the state has built the facility for carrying out 600 daily COVID-19 tests in the state. He added that the state has also created three additional Real Time-PCR Molecular Reference Laboratory operational in the state. “In our COVID-19 response, we provided funding[Read More…]

We are short of cooling facilities to store expected Covid-19 vaccines – Nigerian Institute of Medical Research

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR has expressed concerns about Nigeria’s not having the required storage facilities to store the expected doses of Pfizer/BionTech vaccine. The executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib had said the state would receive 1,800 vaccines out of[Read More…]

Lagos govt says negotiations are ongoing with manufacturers to make COVID-19 vaccines available

Lagos State Government is currently in discussion with manufacturers of COVID-19 viral vector vaccine with a view to making vaccine available to residents amid spike in cases of patients infected with the virus. The state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, disclosed this on Saturday while reacting[Read More…]

COVID-19: UK to close all travel corridors

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said the country will close all travel corridors from Monday as part of efforts to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. According to the BBC, travel corridors were introduced in the summer to allow people travelling from some countries with low numbers[Read More…]

Vice President Osinbajo says Nigeria should start a discussion on how to manufacture vaccines locally

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said the country should start a discussion on how to ramp up capacity to be able to manufacture vaccines locally. Nigeria – and most African countries – has been largely left stranded as countries such as the US, UK, Russia, and China roll-out mass[Read More…]

COVID-19: Again, Benue Governor Samuel Ortom goes into isolation again

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has gone into isolation again over suspicious contact with persons who tested positive for COVID-19. NewsWireNGR recalls, this is the second time the governor would be going into isolation since the outbreak of coronavirus in the state. Recall that he first self-isolated when his[Read More…]

The second-wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria deserves your attention, 1,544 new cases & 12 deaths in one day

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed additional 12 coronavirus-related deaths in Nigeria. The NCDC, on its verified website on Friday, also confirmed 1,544 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country’s daily new infections accelerated to[Read More…]