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Lagos opens improvised food markets across major schools

by Winifred Okafor The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has announced that the state government has inaugurated food markets across major schools in the state in the wake of the lockdown across the state to contain the spread of Covid-19. He made this disclosure during an assessment visit to a portion of the business sectors at

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Covid-19: LUTH approves life insurance for health workers

by Winifred Okafor The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba, Lagos Mainland, has announced a disaster protection for each staff functioning in the frontline to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country. Commenting on the development, the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Prof Chris Bode said; "We expect to record by zero paces of patient-to-staff

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COVID19 Response: Leadway Assurance commits N135 million in PPE equipment, test kits

…announces insurance cover of N5 billion for health workers with others Leadway Assurance Company Limited has announced its donation of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) materials, Covid-19 test kits and Foodstuff to the tune of N135 million as part of its efforts to support optimal testing and treatment of Covid-19 cases as well as access to

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11 patients discharged in Lagos as NCDC confirms new Covid-19 cases

by Winifred Okafor The Lagos State Government has announced the discharge of 11 Covid-19 patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos Mainland. This is just as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced the discovery of 10 new cases reported in Lagos and Abuja respectively. The positive announcement of the discharge was disclosed by Lagos State

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ASUU joins campaign against Coronavirus, distributes sanitizers

by Winifred Okafor The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has joined the campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus by providing some intervention materials. The materials included sanitisers, handbills, and posters as well as jingles aimed at sensitising Nigerians on the pandemic. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, flagged

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COVID-19: Comptroller-General of Immigration tests positive

by Damilola Agekameh The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede, has tested positive for coronavirus. The CG, who disclosed this in a WhatsApp message to our correspondent this morning, explained that he is already on self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom on March 22. The PUNCH later called him on phone and Babandede confirmed

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COVID-19: Smokers at higher risk of Coronavirus – WHO

by Damilola Agekameh The World Health Organisation has said smokers and tobacco consumers have a high chance of contracting COVID-19. The United Nations’ specialised body for global health also said asthmatic and diabetic patients are vulnerable to be infected with the virus. It said, “Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19

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COVID-19: UCH Chief Medical Director tests positive

by Damilola Agekameh The Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, has said that he tested positive for coronavirus. The CMD made this known in a statement on Sunday morning.  It was reported that the CMD’s positive status was among the four new cases recorded in Oyo State and announced

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COVID-19: Ogun shuts borders with Lagos, Oyo, others

by Damilola Agekameh Ogun State Government has announced the closure of all borders with neighbouring states and the international border with the Republic of Benin. States in the South-West including Lagos and Oyo with high COVID-19 cases would be affected by the border closure. The government, which said this on Saturday, explained that

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COVID-19: APCOM Pledges Support for Government Efforts to Combat Pandemic

by Badejo Oluwaseun The Association of Practitioners of Community Media in Nigeria (APCOM) have offered to support the efforts of Government at all levels to contain the corona virus pandemic. The association made the pledge during a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotosho, in his Alausa Secretariat office

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