Russia becomes first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, says Putin

Russia becomes first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, says Putin

The development paves the way for the mass inoculation of the Russian population, even as the final stage of clinical trials to test safety and efficacy continue. The speed at which Russia is moving to roll out its vaccine highlights its determination to win the global race for an effective product, but has stirred concerns that it may be putting national prestige before sound science and safety. Speaking at a government meeting on state television, Putin said the vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, was safe and that it had even been administered to one of his daughters. “I know that it works quite effectively, forms strong immunity, and I repeat, it has passed all the needed checks,” said Putin. He said he hoped

Nigeria records 381 new cases of COVID-19, 183 in Lagos: total confirmed now 3,526

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Nigeria has recorded 381 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 3526. This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on Thursday via its verified Twitter handle. The 381 new cases are the highest Nigeria has ever recorded in 24 hours since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Nigeria has 22,492 samples tested in its ongoing campaign against the deadly COVID-19, which is far less than Ghana and South Africa that have conducted over 100,000 and close to 200,000 testings so far, with South Africa increasing its daily tests to more than 10,000 a day. This latest update as of May 7 by NCDC shows that Lagos has the highest

COVID-19 In Nigeria: 195 new cases as total confirmed rises to 3,145

Nigeria has surpassed 3,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases, and fatalities have reached 103 just a few months after the novel coronavirus first arrived in Lagos. This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC early hours of Thursday via its verified Twitter handle. Nigeria has 21,208 samples tested in its ongoing campaign against the deadly COVID-19, which is far less than Ghana and South Africa that have conducted over 100,000 and close to 200,000 testings so far, with South Africa increasing its daily tests to more than 10,000 a day. The latest update on May 6 by NCDC shows that Nigeria recorded 195 new cases of COVID-19; 82-Lagos, 30-Kano ,19-Zamfara, 18-Sokoto, 10-Borno, 9-FCT, 8-Oyo, 5-Kebbi, 5-Gombe, 4-Ogun, 3-Katsina, 1-Kaduna, 1-Adamawa. With the latest

Coronavirus spreads among Indian Police enforcing world’s largest lockdown

Hundreds of Indian Police have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days, raising alarm among an over-stretched force as it attempts to enforce the world’s largest lockdown to contain the pandemic. Some three million police are trying to ensure that the vast majority of India’s 1.3 billion people stay home. TV footage early in the crisis showed the Police beating back migrant workers as they tried to board city buses to reach their villages, making a mockery of social distancing. India has been under lockdown since March 25 and confirmed nearly 50,000 coronavirus cases and some 1,694 deaths. A senior officer in the western state of Maharashtra said the number of cases had nearly doubled in the Police force there in the last

COVID-19 In Nigeria: 245 positive out of 970 tested, as total cases rise to 2,802

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday said the country recorded 245 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 2,802. The 245 positive cases were recorded out of 970 samples that were tested. The centre also said that the number of fatalities has risen to 93 after recording 6 new deaths, 2,292 active cases, while 417 people have been treated and discharged from the isolation centres after full recovery. "245 new cases of #COVID19; 76-Lagos 37-Katsina 32-Jigawa 23-Kano 19-FCT 18-Borno 10-Edo 9-Bauchi 6-Adamawa 5-Oyo 5-Ogun 1-Ekiti 1-Osun 1-Benue 1-Niger 1-Zamfara 2802 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria Discharged: 417 Deaths: 93" According to NCDC, they are working with the Lagos State Ministry

Nigeria records 170 new cases of COVID-19, total rises to 2558

According to a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria has recorded 170 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the country’s total infections to 2558. The NCDC also said Nigeria recorded  2 deaths, bringing the total number to 87. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday, 39 of the infections were recorded in Lagos, 29-Kano, 24-Ogun, 18-Bauchi, 15-Kaduna, 12-FCT, 12-Sokoto, 8-Katsina, 7-Borno, 3-Nasarawa, 2-Adamawa, 1-Oyo. According to NCDC, as at 11;59 pm on May 3, 2020, Nigeria has 2,071 Active Cases of COVID-19, 400 have been treated and discharged in the country while 87 deaths have been recorded. The agency on Saturday disclosed that it has improved on its COVID- 19 microsites for Nigerians to

COVID-19: 16 health workers infected in Borno, says Commissioner

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The Borno Government says no fewer than 16 health workers have been infected with COVID-19 since the outbreak of the disease in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Salisu Kwaya-Bura, made this known on Saturday in Maiduguri, during the daily media briefing on the pandemic, organised by the State Response Team on COVID-19. Kwaya-Bura said the development showed the increasing risks being faced by health workers in the fight against coronavirus. He, however, said urgent measures were being taken to protect the health workers, adding that about 2,000 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), had been ordered by the state. The commissioner, who is the Secretary of the team, said a total of 69 people were infected with COVID-19 in the state, out of

COVID-19 patient who absconded from hospital dies in Kebbi

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The second case of coronavirus in Kebbi State, who absconded from the hospital, is dead. Commissioner for Health​, Jaafaru Mohammed, who also is the chairman State Task Force on COVID-19, stated this on Saturday while giving situation updates on the emergency. He said: “The second case was a patient from the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi. He was a 60-year-old man, a known diabetic and hypertensive patient. ” He was brought to the centre from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital ( UDUTH), Sokoto by his relative ” After reviewing the case by a Consultant, COVID-19 was suspected and our Rapid Response Team swung into action.” Mohammed said his samples were taken on April 25 but the patient absconded before he was taken to the

Lagos discharges 22 more COVID19 patients

The Lagos State government Saturday discharged 22 more patients from its isolation centres. Among the patients are 8 females and 14 males. Announcing this in its Twitter handle, @LSMOH, the government explained that the patients were all Nigerians and discharged from Isolation facilities at Yaba,  and  Lekki. #COVID19Lagos Update Breaking! *️⃣22 more #COVID19Lagos patients; 8 females & 14 males, all Nigerians were today discharged from our Isolation facilities at Yaba, @LUTHofficial & Lekki to reunite with the society@jidesanwoolu@NigeriaGov@followlasg@Mr_JAGss@WHONigeria@ToolzO pic.twitter.com/xmGvsyPnCI — LSMOH (@LSMOH) May 2, 2020

COVID-19: FG says 113 Health workers infected already

The Federal Government has said no fewer than 113 health workers are currently infected with the Novel Coronavirus, stressing the need for those in the front lines against Covid-19 to adhere to its advisories relating to the management of the pandemic. This was as the government asked Nigerians to remain where they are at present and refrain from travelling to their states or villages, saying the measure was necessary to halt the transmission of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. Government which said it had received an interim report from the team of medical experts it sent to Kano in the wake of mass deaths in the state, added that it has sent in three ventilators, personal protective equipment and experts drawn from Abuja,