Category: Covid-19

List of States With No COVID-19 Testing Labs in Nigeria [Updated May 23, 2020]

List of States without COVID-19 Testing Labs in Nigeria [Updated May 23, 2020] As the COVID-19 pandemic rages in the country, 20 states are yet to have testing laboratories. Nigeria’s testing capacity as a result, still trails behind what is obtained in neighbouring African countries. Some of the states experiencing community transmission are among the […]

Nigeria Records 245 New Cases of COVID-19, total now 7,261

Nigeria Records 245 New Cases of COVID-19, total now 7,261 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, May 22, 2020 announced 245 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The announcement now brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 7,261. Total number of discharged patients is […]

Apply for COVID-19 Africa Grant Fund 2020

Apply for COVID-19 Africa Grant Fund 2020 A COVID-19 Africa Rapid Fund Grant with an initial total funding of approximately USD4.75million, close to N1.8 Billion, has been launched to address research questions and implement science engagement activities associated with the pandemic.   Background The National Research Foundation (NRF) supported by South Africa’s Department of Science […]

NCDC COVID-19 Testing Awareness Quiz

Think you’ve gotten the basic knowledge about coronavirus (COVID-19) testing? Take the NCDC COVID-19 Awareness Quiz to see for sure if you have got all the right information about COVID-19 TESTING or DIAGNOSIS and how to look after your health. Let’s Go! This quiz was sourced from NCDC micro website. You can download the PDF […]

Full list of Post COVID-19 Committe for Creative Industry

Full list of Post COVID-19 Committe for Creative Industry The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 performed the virtual inauguration of the Post-Covid-19 Initiatives Committee for the Creative Industry, with a call on all members of the industry to support the committee in the interest of the industry. […]

Wike Shifts lockdown from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 May, 2020

==> Governor Nyesom Wike has shifted the proposed second phase of total lockdown of Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt local government areas. ==> The total lockdown which according to Wike is measure to stop the spread of coronavirus in the state was supposed to resume on Thursday 14 May 2020 after the two day break he […]

Daily PTF COVID-19 Briefing: May 11, 2020 Keynotes

Below are May 11, 2020 Keynotes from the Daily Briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. On Madagascar COVID-19 Syrup ==> SGF: Madagascar has made allocations to various countries, & sent them to Guinea Bissau. We‘re supposed to make arrangements to freight Nigeria’s allocation from Guinea Bissau; it‘ll be subjected to the standard validation […]

COVID-19: Wike lifts lockdown in Rivers

He said that the total lockdown will be lifted on Tuesday 12th May, 2020 and Wednesday, 13th May, 2020. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has on Sunday, May 10, 2020, announced the temporary lifting of the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas for two days only, with effect from Tuesday 12th […]

List of States with NCDC Molecular Labs for testing COVID-19 in Nigeria

==> The Nigerian Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Sunday, May 10, 2020 released the list of States with molecular laboratories for testing suspected cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. ==> According to NCDC, 23 molecular laboratories have been set up in thirteen states, including the FCT. ==> The NCDC made this known via its official […]

Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases hit 4,151, with 239 new cases reported

==> Daily NCDC coronavirus report in Nigeria today – Nigeria recorded 239 fresh cases of Coronavirus on Saturday, May 9, 2020 shooting its overall total to 4,151 infections. ==> As usual, Lagos retained the first on the list of reported states with 97 new cases, while Bauchi recorded 44 new infections and Kano, ramping up […]

Full list of Lagos State LGAs with highest COVID-19 cases

Abayomi said the State was using the data to plan its strategies and where to place increased surveillance and isolation capacity. The Lagos State Government, on Saturday, May 9, 2020 released a graphic presentation of LGAs with highest COVID-19 confirmed cases. According to Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who released the list, […]

NCDC Advisory On Use of Cloth Face Masks

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has published guidance on the use of cloth masks by individuals in non-healthcare settings. COVID-19 is primarily spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria, NCDC advises the use of face masks as an additional […]

Full List of GTBank’s Branches that will Open from Monday 4th May, 2020

To release advisory memo to customers on a weekly basis of the branches open to serve them. Following the Federal Government’s announcement on the gradual easing of lockdown caused by COVID-19 pandemic aross the nation, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has over the weekend, released a list of its branches that will be opened for business on […]

Full text of President Buhari’s third national broadcast on coronavirus

Fellow Nigerians I will start by commending you all for the resilience and patriotism that you have shown in our collective fight against the biggest health challenge of our generation. As at yesterday, 26th April 2020, some 3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded globally with about 900,000 recoveries. Unfortunately, some 200,000 people […]

Nigeria Coronavirus Current Affairs: 1st – 30th April 2020

Here are bulleted current affairs to note about coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria from 1st to 30th April 2020. => On 1 April, Taraba State government announced the banning of all public gatherings of more than 20 persons in the state. The state government also ordered the closure of all markets with immediate effect, except those providing […]

Nigeria Coronavirus Current Affairs: 1st – 31st March 2020

Here are bulleted current affairs to note about coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria from 1st to 31st March 2020. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, in early March 2020, announced that 60 persons who had contact with the index Italian patient were under isolation, 40 persons in Ogun State and 20 in Lagos State. => On […]

Access Bank Branches Shutdown, now Reopening in Phases

This is coming few hours after the Central Bank of Nigeria directed banks operating in the country to suspend all plans of staff layoffs irrespective of cadre. Few hours after the Central Bank of Nigeria ordered banks operating in the country to suspend any plans of staff layoff irrespective of cadre, Access Bank, which had […]