Business COVID19

World Bank approves $114.28m for Nigeria to assist with COVID19 response

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Luc Gnago, REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko. The World Bank has approved $114.28 million financing to help Nigeria prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 with specific focus on state level responses.  According to a statement from the bank on Friday, the amount includes $100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) Read More…

COVID19 Health

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…

COVID19 Health

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…

Metro

Resuming Lagos schools comply with COVID-19 protocols

Reading Time: 2 minutes Secondary Schools in Lagos State are complying with the COVID-19 prevention protocols, as students in exit classes resume. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents, who visited some schools in the state, report that water, soaps , alcohol-based hand sanitisers and infrared thermometer were provided by the schools. Also, compulsory wearing of nose masks and Read More…

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NCDC announces 624 new cases of COVID-19, total infections now 41,804

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has announced 624 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus increased to 41, 804. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Tuesday. The health agency noted that eight more persons have died from the disease. It stated that Lagos, Read More…

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 40,000, death toll hits 858

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday announced 555 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus exceeded 40,000 in five months. The NCDC, which made this known on its official twitter handle, also recorded two deaths in the country in the last 24 hours. NCDC said 40,537 cases Read More…

A general view of a food market in Lagos after Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari called for a lockdown starting tonight to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), March 30, 2020.
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Active COVID-19 cases in Lagos communities, not admitted, come down to 2,036

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS. Picture above credit: A general view of a food market in Lagos after Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari called for a lockdown starting tonight to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), March 30, 2020. Photograph by Temilade Adelaja/REUTERS The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says that  the active cases Read More…

News

COVID-19: NCDC announces 556 new infections in Nigeria

Reading Time: 2 minutes Picture above credit: Photograph ©Reuters The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 556 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus rise to 36,663. NCDC disclosed this on its official twitter handle late on Sunday. According to it, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria is headed toward Read More…

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VIDEO: ‘One Love, One Heart’ UNICEF and Marley family unite against COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bob Marley’s everlasting message about the power of love and solidarity is more important than ever as families face the COVID-19 pandemic and millions call for equality. UNICEF has teamed up with the Marley family, Tuff Gong International and Amplified Music to reimagine the iconic song One Love – bringing people together to help children Read More…

Nigerian Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ihanire, leading the Nigerian response against COVID-19.
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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases hit 37,225

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images. Picture above credit: Nigerian Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ihanire, leading the Nigerian response against COVID-19. Photograph: Getty Images The number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has reached 37, 225. According to the latest data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) on its official twitter handle on Monday, Read More…