Tag Archives: Pandemic

Update: Nigerian Health Workers Suspend 7-Day Nationwide Strike Action

Health workers around the country have ended their seven-day strike action after the their umbrella body, the Joint Health Sector Unions, called on them to resume at their duty post on Monday September 21. According to SaharaReporters, the health workers who abandoned work on September 14, are agitating for improved welfare and payment of COVID-19 special inducement and hazard…

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Vivica A. Fox & Giuliana Rancic Announce They Have Contracted COVID-19

Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox both had to cancel hosting the 2020 Pre-Emmy red carpet due to testing positive for COVID-19 on Sunday night. The TV veteran had been announced as co-headliner alongside the Hollywood actress of E!’s Live From the Red Carpet: the 2020 Emmy Awards multi-platform coverage before it was revealed that they had contracted the virus. Rancic…

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Nigeria Says COVID-19 Vaccines Will Not Be Available Until 2021

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire on Thursday said vaccine for the Coronavirus would be available until 2021. During a Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing, Ehanire said, “Vaccines will not be available until next year at best. No reliable therapeutics has been confirmed but our country must restart businesses, including travel to allow citizens to earn their livelihood.”…

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Nigeria Confirms 126 New COVID-19 Cases, Toll Almost 57,000

Nigeria has recorded 126  new cases of the Coronavirus, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed. Disclosing the latest development  on Monday via Twitter, the agency noted that of the new case 37 were recorded in Abuja, 27 in Lagos 16 in Plateau, 9 in Kaduna, 7 in Abia, while Gombe and Ondo states recorded …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Raises Alarm On International Travellers Presenting Fake Test Results

The Federal Government has raised the alarm that the’re been an influx of positive COVID-19 international travellers from some specific countries, who have been gaining access into Nigeria by presenting fake PCR results. Dr Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, disclosed this on Tuesday, in response to the joint Senate committees on Health…

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Nigeria Records Five More COVID-19 Deaths As Recovery Toll Exceed 44,000

On Tuesday September 15, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 90 new cases of the novel coronavirus, putting the country’s total caseload at 56,478, with 44,430 cases discharged and 1,088 deaths. The health agency who shared this in a late-night tweet also confirmed that the country reported five new deaths as a result of the…

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