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COVID-19: Not all hand sanitizers can kill virus — Pharmacist

by Winifred Okafor A pharmacist, Mr. Ayobambo Fajuyitan, has cautioned Nigerians against using hand sanitisers with low alcohol content in preventing COVID-19. “Not all hand sanitizers in the market are capable of killing the COVID-19 virus because the alcohol contents are low,’’ the pharmacist told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to him, hand sanitizer capable of killing

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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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MTN Shuts Down MMA2 Outlet After Recent Visitor Confirmed To be Contact of a Coronavirus Case

by Alli Mustapha Following confirmation of recent visitor to the office as a potential Coronavirus case, MTN has disclosed closure of its Muritala Muhammed Airport (MMA2) outlet.  The telecommunications company explained that it had been brought to its notice that a customer who had been confirmed to have had contact with a

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Covid-19: Mushin Local Government records first case

by Badejo Seun According to a statement by Executive Chairman Mushin Local Government, Hon. Emmanuel Bamigboye, and released by the Special Adviser on Media, Sanusi Rasaq, last weekend a case of the COVID-19 was reported at Takuro Street, in Idi-Araba area of Mushin. Immediately the medical team of the local government

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COVID-19: Police extend enforcement to markets, shopping malls, others

by Badejo Seun The Lagos State Police Command yesterday appealed to hoteliers to render only lodging/accommodation services and ensure they have a fewer number of workers on duty for now. The command also banned all swimming pools, conferences, and events as well as any other service that could attract a crowd

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