Nigeria Records 189 Additional COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 57,145

On Saturday September 19, 2020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that it has recorded 189 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 57,145. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday. The agency said, “On the 19th of September 2020, 189 new confirmed cases and 1 death was recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 57145 cases have been confirmed, 48431 cases have been discharged and 1095 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and…

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Plateau Has Become Nigeria’s COVID-19 New Epicentre

As at September 18, 2020, Plateau State has become the epicentre of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria with a total of 3,175 confirmed cases while Jos North and Jos South local government areas of the state recorded the highest index case. Even at that, Governor Simon Lalong has hinted that all schools in the state will resume by the end of October. The State Commissioner of Health, Dr Nimkon Lar who disclosed this at the COVID-19 engagement with local government chairmen and traditional rulers at the Little Ray…

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NCDC Confirms 221 Additional COVID-19 Cases As Total Rises To 56,956

On Friday September 18, 2020 the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 221 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 56,956. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Friday. The agency said, “On the 18th of September 2020, 221 new confirmed cases and 1 death were recorded in Nigeria. “Till date, 56956 cases have been confirmed, 48305 cases have been discharged and 1094 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.…

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New Bacterial Outbreak Infects Thousands In China After Gas Leak At Vaccine Lab

Latest reports have it that thousands of people in northwest China have tested positive for an infectious bacterial disease after a leak from a state-owned biopharmaceutical plant making animal vaccines. Health officials in Lanzhou, a city of 2.9million, said 3,245 people had contracted brucellosis, a disease often caused by close contact with infected animals or animal products that can bring about fevers, joint pain and headaches. Another 1,401 people tested as an early positive for the disease after the authorities screened nearly 22,000 residents. No death has been reported. The…

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COVID-19: 41,000 Health Workers Have Been Infected In Africa – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) disclosed on Thursday that over 41,000 health workers have been infected with the dreaded coronavirus in Africa thus called on African governments and other stakeholders to make greater investments and sustained commitments to the working conditions and safety of healthcare workers. WHO also stressed the need for patients and health workers protection from the COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, the Federal Government commended the heroic roles played by healthcare workers at the frontline of COVID-19 including working at odd hours, suffering discomfort, stigma, risk to infection, and…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 131 Additional Cases, Total Now 56,735

On Thursday September 17, 2020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 131 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 56,735. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday. The agency said, “On the 17th of September 2020, 131 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 56735 cases have been confirmed, 48092 cases have been discharged and 1093 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal…

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Army Eliminates Several Bandits, Destroys Their Facilities – Gen. Enenche

Troop of Operation Hadarin Daji has eliminated several bandits and destroyed their logistics facilities during airstrikes conducted in the Kwiambana Forest area of Zamfara State according to the coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche. Enenche said the feat was achieved on Tuesday September 15, 2020 by air interdiction missions executed under the subsidiary Operation Wutan Daji 2 meant to rid the North-West zone of criminal elements. According to him, the location was targeted after human intelligence reports and confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions established that the cluster…

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Nigeria Records 90 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Now 56,478

On Tuesday September 15, 2020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 90 additional cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country bringing the nation’s confirmed COVID-19 infection cases to 56,478. The NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Tuesday. The agency said, “On the 15th of September 2020, 90 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 56478 cases have been confirmed, 44430 cases have been discharged and 1088 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”…

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Chinese Citizens Can Receive COVID-19 Vaccines From November – Health Official

Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the progress on the research into COVID-19 vaccine candidates during a visit to the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing on March 2 Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines being developed in China could be ready for use by the public as early as November 2020 according to an official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Phase 3 clinical trials for the country’s vaccine candidates were proceeding smoothly and Chinese citizens could receive the shots in November or December, Wu Guizhen, CDC…

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WHO Counts 307,930 New Infections In A Day Bringing Total To 28.6million

World Sees Record Spike In Coronavirus Cases Nigeria records 79 new cases Total deaths in Nigeria 1078 The world has seen its largest one-day spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases with 307,930 new infections reported in 24 hours, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The new record is just the second time that global cases have passed 300,000 in a day, beating the previous high of 306,857 on September 6. India contributed nearly a third of the new cases with 94,372, as the country of 1.3billion continues to pile up…

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