COVID-19: NAFDAC continues chloroquine trials despite WHO warning

The director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye, has said that Nigeria will continue with hydroxychloroquine (chloroquine) trials for the treatment of COVID-19. The statement by Adeyeye came after the World Health Organisation ordered the trial to be stopped throughout the globe. Recall that The World Health Organisation earlier suspended a clinical trial of…

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Imo records 26 new coronavirus cases as Nigeria tops 8,000

Imo State has recorded 26 new coronavirus cases, taking the South East state’s tally to 33, as Nigeria moved past 8,000 cases on Monday. According to the latest statistics revealed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday, two hundred and twenty-nine (229) new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, and Imo accounted for 26 of…

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WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment

The World Health Organisation said it has suspended a clinical trial of the anti-malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine in treatment for coronavirus patients. According to WHO chief, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Un agency took the step out of safety concerns. He said WHO was concerned about safety of the drug, after a study from The Lancet revealed higher mortality rates among…

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Omokri blames Buhari for rise of COVID-19 in Nigeria

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being responsible for the rise in cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Omokri said if Buhari had listened to the advice of Atiku Abubakar, a former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, COVID-19 wouldn’t have risen to the level it is. In a tweet, the…

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President Trump banned traveling to the U.S. from Brazil

United States President, Donald Trump has banned traveling to the U.S. from Brazil due to the spread of coronavirus in Latin America’s hardest-hit country. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Sunday suspending entry into the U.S. for any individual who has been in Brazil within 14 days immediately preceding their attempt to enter the United States, CNN reported. The proclamation…

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Coronavirus will soon be a story, Bishop Oyedepo assures

Founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners Chapel international), Bishop David Oyedepo has made a heart warming prophecy on the coronavirus pandemic, stating that that the pandemic will soon be a thing of history. During a programme on Saturday, May 23, the famous Nigerian Bishop made an interesting prophecy, he said that the coronavirus pandemic will soon be over…

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COVID-19: Pandemic swells in South America as US death nears 100,000

Covid-19 infections are rising in South America as the US death toll nears 100,000, reports from The New-York Times hold. Since the initial outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan city of China, the world has tracked a pandemic that rapidly spread west, proliferating across Asia and Europe, seeding hot spots across Africa and exploding in North America. For weeks, the…

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N.B.A. considers resuming season at Walt Disney World Resort

The N.B.A. is in the early stages of discussions with the Walt Disney Company to restart its suspended season in late July at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, a league spokesman said Saturday. According to New-York Times, the restart would be at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which would act as “a single site for an…

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Coronavirus tamed in 50 countries globally, see full list

As at Thursday 21 May coronavirus has infected over 5,122,000 people in countries around the world, and killed over 330, 000 people globally. The United States, Russia, Brazil, UK, Spain are the most affected countries by the deadly virus which has thrown the world into a scary pandemic. READ ALSO: Chinese scientists discovers new potent drug for coronavirus However, with…

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CORONAVIRUS: Bauchi discharges 4 patients, records 2 new cases

Bauchi state has discharged four more coronavirus patients, taking the state’s total recovery to 156 out of 230 recorded cases, as the state also records two new cases of the deadly virus. Four samples taken for the second test of coronavirus status at the NCDC in Abuja by Bauchi State government have all returned negative and the patients discharged. The…

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