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NCDC increases number of COVID-19 laboratories from 6 to 13 in 3 weeks

Reading Time: 2 minutes – Now has capacity for a minimum of 3000 tests daily The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has announced the coming on stream of two new laboratories in the national COVID-19 laboratory network. The inclusion of the duo brings to 13, the number of laboratories with the capacity to test for COVID-19. Dr Chikwe Read More…

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Akin Euba, Father of African Pianism, dies at 84

Reading Time: 2 minutes The death has been announced of Professor Akin Euba, Nigerian classical composer, on Tuesday, 14th April 2020. Professor Euba before his death was an Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, United States of America, having retired in 2011. He is known as the ‘Father of African pianism’. He was born in Read More…

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Lagos discharges 3 foreigners, 13 other new COVID-19 patients

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Wednesday announced the recovery and discharge of 16 COVID-19 patients, including three foreigners. Sanwo-Olu, through his Twitter account, said that the patients were 14 males and two females, including three foreigners- British, Chinese and Polish citizens, were discharged to join the society. According to him, 14 of the discharged patients Read More…

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Lagos records another COVID-19 death

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced the death of another COVID-19 related patient, barely 24 hours after the sixth death was recorded. It also announced that 25 new cases were recorded, bringing the total confirmed cases in the state to 217. The State Ministry of Health made this known through its verified Twitter account. Read More…

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Following extended lockdown order, Lagos doctors urge provision of adequate protective wears

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has appealed to the Lagos State Government to provide adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health personnel fighting to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The State Chairman of the association, Dr Saliu Oseni, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Read More…

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NCDC confirms additional 11 COVID-19 cases in Lagos as total number hits 373

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night  announced additional  11 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos State. This brings to 373, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country. The NCDC made the  disclosure  in a tweet at 11.00p.m. on Tuesday. It said, “As at 11:00 p.m.on  April 14, there Read More…

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Lagos Govt will feed 100,000 youths everyday, says Gov Sanwo-Olu

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government says it is targeting to feed 100,000 youths daily, as part of the measures to cushion the effect of the extended lockdown due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State made this known on Tuesday at a media briefing on the update of COVID-19 pandemic. Sanwo-Olu said Read More…

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Lagos records 6th COVID-19 related death

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday announced the sixth COVID-19 death in Lagos, as the total confirmed cases in the state hits 192. Abayomi, through his verified Twitter account, said that the deceased was a 56-year-old Nigerian man, who recently returned from the U.S. He said that the deceased died Read More…

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Buhari urges patience, extends lockdown on Lagos, Ogun and FCT

Reading Time: 1 minute  President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the lockdown on Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), by two weeks as the Federal Governments moves to intensify the war against the Coronavirus pandemic. Buhari, in a nationwide broadcast on Monday in Abuja, said that the two additional weeks had become necessary to contain the spread of Read More…