812 HEALTH WORKERS INFECTED TILL DATE, SAYS FG

The Federal Government on Tuesday said not less than 812 health workers have been infected with the COVID-19 virus in the line of duty. It however, reiterated that the protection of health workers, especially those in the frontline of the pandemic are its priority, and will ensure the constant provision of personal protective equipment (PPEs),…

COVID-19: THAILAND PRODUCES CHEAPER VACCINE, STARTS TRIALS ON MONKEYS

Thailand is conducting tests on macaque monkeys as it races to produce a cheaper, alternative coronavirus vaccine it hopes will be ready by 2021, a top researcher said Monday. More than 100 candidate vaccines are currently in various stages of development around the world, at least eight of which are in clinical trials with humans,…

COVID-19: KANO GOVERNMENT EXTENDS LOCKDOWN BY ONE WEEK

Kano State government has extended the lockdown in the state by a week to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The Commissioner for Information in the state, Malam Muhammed Garba made this known in a statement issued on behalf of the government late Monday. It said the action became imperative after due consultations…

WE WANT TO TEST 2 MILLION NIGERIANS FOR COVID-19 WITHIN THE NEXT 3 MONTHS – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday said it would target testing two million people in the next three months. The NCDC DG, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who said this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 media briefing in Abuja, also said it cost between $18 and $20 to test a COVID-19 sample. According…

COVID 19: NIGERIA CONFIRMS 8 NEW CASES, TOTAL NOW 232

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 8 new coronavirus cases as at 9:30 pm today. “Eight new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 5 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT and 1 in Kaduna State As at 09:30 pm 5th April there are 232 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in…

CORONAVIRUS : OVER 50 VACCINE TRIALS ONGOING ― WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that there are more than 50 trials for coronavirus vaccine (COVID-19).When she appeared on a Channels Television programme on Tuesday, Fiona Braka, the country officer for WHO in Nigeria, said there is also a multi-country trial for a drug for the virus. Over 828,000 persons have so far…

CORONAVIRUS: INDIAN ENGINEERS RACE TO BUILD LOW COST VENTILATORS

In an 8,000 sq ft (743 sq m) facility in the western Indian city of Pune, a bunch of young engineers are racing against time to develop a low-cost ventilator that could save thousands of lives if the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms the country’s hospitals. They are being tested on artificial lungs, a prosthetic device that…

CORONAVIRUS : VIRAL POST SAYING ITALIANS ARE THROWING THEIR MONEY ON THE STREETS IS FALSE

With the number of dead and infected due to coronavirus rising by the hour in Italy, a pair of images showing currency notes littered all around is going viral on social media with the claim that Italians are throwing their money on the streets as it is useless to them now. Facebook user "Manish Dhawan"…

CORONAVIRUS: OYO RECORDS FIRST CASE

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the state. “The COVID-19 confirmation test for the suspected case at Bodija has come back POSITIVE. The result was released at 17:35 PM of March 21, 2020,” Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, said in a statement on Sunday morning. This brings…

NIGERIA HAS MORE CASES OF CORONAVIRUS THAN REPORTED – TOKE MAKINWA

Nigerian Media Personality, Toke Makinwa has taken to her social media page to share her thoughts about coronavirus in Nigeria. Toke, who revealed that she doesn’t believe there are only 3 coronavirus cases in Nigeria, stated that there are more cases of the deadly disease in Nigeria than reported. According to her, data collection in…

CORONAVIRUS: PORN SITES MAKES FILMS FEATURING PEOPLE HAVING SEX IN FACE MASKS

In an attempt to milk profits from the coronavirus outbreak, porn sites are now posting films that feature people having sex in hamazat suits, face masks and hospital gowns. The twisted new trend has videos titled  ‘Deserted Wuhan’ and ‘TSA Agent Detains Woman Suspected of Coronavirus’ among others appearing on adult sites. The sex scenes take…

ITAY’S MINISTER TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus. The Lombardy region said in a statement on Monday that the contagion concerns Alessandro Mattinzoli, 60, who serves as Commissioner for Economic Development. The region said the entire 17-member Lombardy regional government would undergo…

CORONAVIRUS KILLS 210 PERSONS IN IRAN

At least 210 people have died in Iran from the new coronavirus, BBC Persian reported Friday citing unnamed sources in the Islamic republic’s health system, promoting an angry denial from a health ministry spokesman. Most of the people died in the capital Tehran and the holy city of Qom in central Iran, where the country’s…