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Nigeria Centre For Disease Control Announces 168 New Infections Of COVID-19

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 68 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic taking the country’s toll to 66,607. According to the public disease agency’s update, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the second most affected area reported the highest daily count for the virus on Tuesday with 61 cases. Lagos, the economic hub of the country,…

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Presidential Task Force On COVID-19 Appeals For Suspension Of Holiday Travels

With nationwide coronavirus hospitalizations topping 66,000 and daily case counts on a steady figure, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has advised that village travels be suspended for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Boss Mustapha, chairman of the task force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, gave the advice at a press briefing on Monday where he said such…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Confirms Lowest Daily Toll In Four Weeks With 56 New Cases

Nigeria has confirmed 56 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, the country’s public disease agency announced the latest update on Monday November 23. Before November 23, the last time the country’s daily case count dropped below 56 was on October 24 when 48 new positive samples were confirmed — at the time, the country had recorded 61,930 infections.…

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Buhari Blames COVID-19 As Nigeria Slips Into Second Recession In 5 Years

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria’s new recession came about because of the severity of the global downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic following the nation’s decline in economic activity for the second time in five years. Declaring open the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit with the theme: “Building Partnerships for Resilience’’ on Monday in…

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Nigeria Records 155 New COVID-19 Infections As Toll Exceed 66,000

Nigeria on Sunday announced 155 new infections of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 66,383. The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) who made this known on its verified website said that 192 patients have recovered while one died from the infection related complications in the last…

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US President’s Eldest Son Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the former reality television personality confirmed on Friday night, November 20. Sharing the news on Instagram, Trump Jr. wrote, “Got the Rona🤬. I’m totally asymptomatic. Going to give it a couple days of quarantine and follow the protocols then get…

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Coronavirus: Organizers Suspend AFRIMA 2020 Over Public Safety Concerns

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have decided to reschedule its 2020 edition to 2021, in the light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The decision to suspend the 7th Annual Edition of the main awards ceremony, which had been scheduled to hold over five days…

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Nigeria Centre For Disease Control Records 143 New COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria has recorded 143 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country, Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the update via its verified website on Friday night. The public health agency said that the infections brought the total number of cases in the country to 65,982. Nigeria has so far tested over 700,000 people since the first confirmed case…

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Nigeria Records Two New COVID-19 Deaths, 146 More Infections

Nigeria on Thursday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, the first time in six days that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded fatalities from the disease. Disclosed by the public disease agency at the daily briefing on the pandemic, the two additional deaths brought Nigeria’s total fatality toll to 1,165. Nigeria also recorded 146 new cases. With the…

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Nigeria Records 236 New Infections Of COVID-19 In 14 States — 142 In Lagos

Nigeria has recorded 236 new coronavirus infections in 13 states and the federal capital territory (FCT), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed on Wednesday November 18. The agency’s new positive samples is the highest in nine days — the country recorded 300 new samples on November 8. According to the breakdown, Lagos alone accounted for…

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