Yuletide amid COVID-19, Yellow fever outbreak: Task before Nigeria’s disease control agencies
Barely four weeks to this year’s Christmas, Nigerians are increasingly becoming apprehensive over the outbreak of Yellow fever in some states of the country and a possible second wave of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
138 corps members test positive for COVID-19
No fewer than 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have tested positive for COVID-19. Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who made the disclosure during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.....
Prospective NYSC members to undergo COVID-19 test - NCDC
Prospective corps members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will have to undergo COVID-19 tests before commencing orientation. NYSC spokesperson, Adenike Adeyemi, in a statement said the director-general, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said no camp will be shut down as a result of one testing positive to COVID-19. Ihekwazu…
Coronavirus, Lassa, yellow fever not behind Delta, Enugu mystery deaths, says NCDC
AMID growing concerns about the ‘killer disease’ ravaging some settlements in Delta and Enugu states, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has ruled out coronavirus, Lassa and yellow fever as behind the deaths.
COVID-19: ‘Epicentre likely to move to another state as more sectors reopen for business’
There are various predictions to show that this pandemic will be with us for at least a year more before a safe and effective vaccine is available for population-wide use.
Has COVID-19 curve been flattened here?
While there appears to be a glimmer of hope in flattening COVID-19, it is not yet time for carelessness.
Fake COVID-19 certificates bog air travel
Nigerians have expressed fears following confirmation by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 on Tuesday that some incoming air travellers presented fake COVID-19 test certificates and that about 40 per cent of arriving passengers tested positive for the virus.
Nigerians join in marking 1st World Mask Week
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has joined the first global movement of World Mask Week (WMW) to motivate all citizens to wear facemasks toward reducing the spread of COVID-19 infection.