PTF says 80 passengers tested positive seven days after arrival

THE Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday justified the repeat COVID-19 test being conducted on international travellers after seven days of their arrival to the country. The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, said at the taskforce’s briefing in Abuja that a significant number of 80 out of the 2,403 tests carried out when the exercise began …

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Low compliance to usage of Mask by Lagosian

“The government’s ability to harness public trust is crucial for managing the COVID-19 pandemic and finding ways out of the crisis. A major driver is that the social contract between the Nigerian government and her citizens only seems to come into existence during elections, causing a lack of trust in the government, and widespread skepticism about its coronavirus messaging. A …

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COVID 19 – US breaks jinx with over one million virus tests in a day

The United States set a one-day record with over 1 million coronavirus diagnostic tests being performed, but the country needs 6 million to 10 million a day to bring outbreaks under control, according to various experts. The United States set a one-day record with over 1 million coronavirus diagnostic tests being performed, but the country needs 6 million to 10 …

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Full Church service Reopening: NMA, CAN disagree in Lagos

The Christian Association of Nigeria, Lagos State, has commended the decision of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to fully reopen churches, saying it is the right thing to do. But the Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos chapter, described the decision to fully open worship centres in the state as hasty. The Chairman of CAN, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, told The PUNCH that prayers were …

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Federal Government asks schools to conduct weekly COVID-19 assessment

Director General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu Govt to suspend passports of errant travellers for six months Asking students for test fees unnecessary burden on parents –PTF Olalekan Adetayo, Friday Olokor and Ade Adesomoju The Federal Government has released more guidelines that will prevent the spread of COVID-19 as more states fully reopen schools on Monday. The Nigeria Centre …

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US reveals plan to make provision for coronavirus vaccine

US unveils plan to provide free coronavirus vaccine to ‘every American’ Feds say the goal is to start in January 2021 with 100 million doses, as soon as vaccines achieve FDA approval. While the US waits for one or more COVID-19 vaccines to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the federal government released an outline Wednesday detailing how …

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COVID – 19: Nigeria reports 90 new virus Infections, five deaths

As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 90 new infections and five deaths due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country bringing the nation’s total confirmed cases to 56,478. The NCDC …

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Israeli Minister Quits Over COVID-19 Lockdown Plans

An ultra-Orthodox minister in Israel’s government resigned yesterday over nationwide lockdown plans to tackle one of the world’s highest coronavirus rates that would affect religious practices over Jewish holidays. Yaakov Litzman stood down as housing minister, protesting at measures that he said will prevent Jews from attending synagogues over their upcoming festivals. Israel is second only to Bahrain for the …

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CORONAVIRUS: Nigeria risks massive surge for neglecting use of face mask

Dayo Ojerinde, Maiharaji Altine, Patrick Odey, John Charles, Daud Olatunji, James Abraham, Wale Oyewale and Peter Dada Nigerians are abandoning the use of face masks and other safety protocols as rates of COVID-19 infections are declining in the country, findings by The PUNCH have revealed. But the Nigerian Medical Association and virologists told The PUNCH on Sunday that with lax …

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Global Stocks rise on high hopes for a COVID-19 treatment

Global stocks recorded impressive gains at London’s trading session on Monday. The boost came from high expectations for a COVID-19 treatment, coupled with the fact that investors are waiting on U.S. Federal Reserve’s annual Jackson Hole meeting scheduled to hold later in the week. Europe’s pan-regional STOXX 600 rose 1.3%, even as the global benchmark added 0.4% after U.S regulators …

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