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Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein, CDC/Fred Murphy. US President, Joe Biden triggers investigation of origin of COVID-19 including possible Chinese laboratory leakage President Joe Biden ordered aides to find answers to the origin of the virus that causes COVID-19, saying on Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies are pursuing rival theories potentially including the possibility of a Read More…

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Lagos witnesses record 13 COVID-19 deaths in one day, Nigeria another daily record

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: AP/Patrick Ngugi. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state recorded 13 new COVID-19 related deaths on Jan. 11, its highest daily fatalities since inception of the pandemic. Abayomi made the disclosure through his verified Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi on Friday while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for Jan. 11. Read More…

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Lagos records four more COVID-19 deaths, 1585 new cases reported nationwide

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Adeyinka Yusuf/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images. Lagos State recorded four more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday in a growing surge of the COVID-19 scourge. On the same day, it recorded 573 new infections. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi in a statement published on Saturday, said that there were now 35,481 confirmed cases Read More…

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Lagos explodes with highest daily COVID-19 incidence

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Luc Gnago, REUTERS. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 459 new infections recorded in Lagos State alone on 17th December 2020, making it the highest daily COVID-19 figure ever recorded since the pandemic first reached Nigeria. It is not known yet whether this figure is a result of accumulated previously Read More…

Pedestrians walk past a sign telling residents to call phone numbers if they have symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in Lagos, Nigeria, May 12, 2020.
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COVID-19: Nigeria hits 68,937 cases as 310 new infections reported

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS. The total confirmed COVID-19 infections in the country jumped to 68,937 on Saturday as Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC ), reported  310 new Coronavirus (COVID-19 ) cases in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The NCDC made this known via its verified website. The country has conducted about 791,539 tests since Read More…

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Lagos Govt calls for precaution against second wave of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: NIAID. The Lagos State Government on Tuesday advised citizens to strictly adhere to precautionary measures against COVID-19 infection to prevent a recurrence of lockdown of the economy. Prof. Akin Abayomi, the State Commissioner for Health, said that resurgence of cases in Lagos might lead to reversal of strategical measures put in place by Read More…

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Lagos COVID-19 sample tests near 96,000

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday said Lagos State had tested a total of 95,843 samples for COVID-19 infections as at Aug. 25. The NCDC announced the figures in its COVID-19 Situation Report for Aug. 25. It said that out of the 388,346 COVID-19 sample tests conducted in Read More…

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FG warns as recorded COVID-19 deaths approach 1,000

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri. Nigerian COVID-19 deaths are fast approaching the 1,000 mark with 950 deaths announced nationwide so far. Consequently, the Federal Government has warned that the 945 deaths recorded in COVID-19 pandemic cases is a wake up call for citizens to take appropriate measures to avoid being infected. The Minister of Health, Dr. Read More…

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NCDC confirms 354 new COVID-19 cases as total hits 45,244

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES, KOLA SULAIMON/AFP/Getty Images. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 354 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections to 45,244. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday. The health agency said that  three more persons Read More…

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NCDC records 457 new COVID-19 cases, total now 44,890

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Adeyinka Yusuf/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images, George Osodi/Bloomberg. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded  457 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 44,890. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Wednesday. According to the health agency, 17 more people had died from the Read More…