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The Federal Government had said that the outpatients, antenatal visits to hospitals had dropped by 50%. The drop also reflected in the immunization services. This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire at a press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday. According to the minister, this is shown in the latest statistic obtained by the FG, the statistics showed that pregnant women and other outpatients visit to hospitals...

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The Lagos state government has announced the discharge of a 98-year old woman who was a COVID-19 patient from its isolation center. The Oldest COVID-19 patient in the state isolation centers. According to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu who disclosed the information on its Twitter yesterday, the 98-year woman was part of the 25 patients that were discharged from the state isolation centers yesterday. The governor also said that the patients were managed...

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sent goodwill and prayers to the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar, after he was admitted to the Federal Medical Centre, Katsina State. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. President Buhari, who holds the traditional title of “Bayajidda” Daura, his hometown, said: ”I received the news of the Emir’s sudden illness with concern and...

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said the world’s 1 billion people with disabilities are among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in terms of fatalities. “The share of Covid-19-related deaths in care homes – where older people with disabilities are overrepresented – ranges from 19 per cent to an astonishing 72 per cent,” he said in a video message. Guterres highlighted that persons with disabilities face a lack of accessible public health...

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The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu had said that the country will not return to normalcy as it was before the coronavirus outbreak until 2021. Ihekweazu said this on The Platform, an annual event of Covenant Christian Centre on Saturday. He maintained that it would be difficult to avoid mass gathering but it would be the best option for us. While responding to questions on the fight against the coronavirus,...

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Available information show that pregnant women seem to be at equal risk as other adults, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in a guideline for pregnant women and nursing mothers. “It is known that the bodily changes that occur during pregnancy, may put expectant women at increased risk for some infections,” a part of the NCDC guideline read. “Pregnant women have had a higher risk of severe illness when infected with viruses from...

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Equity International Initiative (EII) a non-governmental organisation,  has said that the effect of prolonged lockdown of the nation’s economy might be worse than the Coronavirus disease. EII Country Director, Mr. Chris Iyama, stated this at a news conference on Saturday in Jos. Iyama said that many Nigerians would die of starvation if the options to mitigate the spread of the virus were not reassessed for better alternatives. The country director stated that many Nigerians, particularly...

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President Mohammed Buhari said he has directed the National Social Register for Poor and Vulnerable Households to increase the number of estimated households to 3.6 million. In a televised broadcast on Monday night, the president announced that all palliative measures will be sustained following the extension to the lockdown directives in FCT, Lagos and Ogun state Increasing the beneficiaries of the federal government palliative from an initial 2.6 million, the president stated that support measures...

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The Board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has approved the immediate release of N1 billion Naira to the COVID-19 Relief Fund being put together to fight the Corona Virus pandemic in Nigeria. Mr. Sunday Oluyemi, Director of Communication and Public Affairs, posted on NDIC official twitter handle on Thursday. Oluyemi said the board acknowledged that the corporation was not only consistent with its Corporate Social Responsibility, (CSR) but that the proceeds would be...

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Following the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has announced health precautions Nigerians should take. “All Nigerians should take care of their health,” the Minister said in a statement released in the early hours of Friday 25 February. “Maintain hand and respiratory hygiene to protect themselves and others, including their own families.” Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer....