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COVID-19: Health Minister Calls For More Surveillance As Infection Toll Near 59,000

Despite the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire’s latest call for more surveillance to prevent COVID-19 spike, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 187 fresh cases of the ravaging virus. The new data which was released on Tuesday night via Twitter stated that the new infections were recorded in 12 states of the federation and the FCT.…

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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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COVID-19: Nigeria Receives 200 Ventilators From US President Donald Trump

President of the United States, Donald Trump has finally sent the 200 ventilators he promised as a donation to Nigeria in order to help combat coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Trump had in a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari on April 28, 2020, pledged to support Nigeria’s response to the global pandemic by sending ventilators, according…

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COVID-19: FG Urges Nigerians To Report Doctors Refusing To Treat Other Ailments

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has asked everyone to report to the office of Federal Ministry of Health and other bodies of authority any doctor who fails to treat them for any other ailment due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Nigerians have complained bitterly about how they have been treated by doctors and hospitals since the COVD-19…

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COVID-19: Nigeria To Use Hotels And Schools As Centres For Isolating Patients

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has reportedly asked hotels and schools to be prepared because they may be used for isolating COVID-19 patients in the event of overflow of hospitals. Speaking on Thursday in Abuja during a press briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said the government was reviewing…

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Nigeria’s Health Minister Reveals Drug Used To Treat COVID19 Patients

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanirevhas has finally disclosed the drug used to treat COVID-19 patients in Nigeria. Addressing members of the House of Representatives today Tuesday May 5, Ehanire said Remdesivir is being used to treat patients with the virus, Daily Post reports. “We have been using that (Remdesivir); we have tried that in Lagos…

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Health Minister Urges Nigerians To Donate Buildings For Use As Isolation Centers

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has appealed to Nigerians to donate their buildings to serve as isolation centres amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ehanire who was worried with the increasing number of cases in the country made the appeal at a press conference in Abuja, LIB reports. He said although there are no shortage of bed spaces yet,…

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COVID-19: Nigeria’s Heath Minister Confirms That Over 100 Health Workers Test Positive

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has revealed that 113 health workers have been infected with COVID-19. He made the announcement during the Presidential Task Force briefing on Thursday. Dr. Ehanire said the rapid speed of COVID-19 community transmission is a major concern for the PTF, but a bigger concern is the number of health…

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Coronavirus: 15-Man Chinese Medical Team Arrive In Nigeria

According to The Nation, Medical doctors from China have arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to help fight the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. The 15- member team hey were received by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire. The personnel, who are experts in infectious diseases, respiratory illness, intensive care, cardiology, neurology, general surgery and…

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