Breaking: Lagos Discharges 11 COVID-19 Patients

The Lagos State Government has discharged 11 more COVID-19 patients after their viral loads returned negative. This brings to 19 the number of discharged patients from the Infectious Disease Centre Yaba since the outbreak on February 27. In total, 20 persons have now been discharged in Nigeria. Announcing the news on his Twitter page Thursday, […]

A new COVID-19 test can return results in 5 minutes

A new COVID-19 test from the medical device company Abbott can return positive results in five minutes — and it can be run in a doctor’s office. The test was approved for emergency use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration last night. The test uses Abbott’s small, portable ID NOW platform, and doesn’t […]

Americans to get N441,000 each as Trump signs historic $2.2trn financial stimulus bill

President Donald Trump on Friday signed the $2.2 trillion (N827 trillion) financial stimulus package to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. This came hours after the country’s House of Representatives approved the bipartisan bill, which the Senate passed on Wednesday. U.S. is currently the hardest-hit country in terms of […]

Ministers donate 50% of March salary to COVID-19 efforts

Nigeria’s 43 Ministers have donated 50% of their March 2020 salaries to support Federal Government’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Nigeria has recorded 81 cases with one death and three discharged as at March 27, 2020. Though what the 50% amounted to was not disclosed, a statement in Abuja on Saturday stated that the […]

COVID-19: Lagos projects 39,000 cases

The Lagos State Government is projecting that the coronavirus pandemic may explode to 39,000 cases across Nigeria in the worst case scenario. There are currently 81 confirmed cases in the country, 52 of which are in Lagos State alone. The figure rose by 16 from the 65 recorded on Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease […]

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

LONDON — Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus, he said in a tweet Friday. He had developed “mild symptoms” in the last 24 hours and was “self-isolating,” he said. “I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.” Over the last 24 hours I have […]

Coronavirus: Here’s how you can stop bad information from going viral

Coronavirus misinformation is flooding the internet and experts are calling on the public to practice “information hygiene”. What can you do to stop the spread of bad information? 1. Stop and think You want to help family and friends and keep them in the loop. So when you receive fresh advice – whether by email, […]

US overtakes Italy as world’s No. 1 coronavirus hotspot

The United States (US) was quickly becoming a new epicenter of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Thursday as new infections soared, surpassing Italy’s record; and citizens filing for unemployment skyrocketed to a historic high. Hospitals increasingly have reported being overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases and 40 percent of Americans are under lockdown orders, although a buoyant […]

World Bank finalising $160bn coronavirus relief package – President

World Bank President David Malpass says the board of the financial institution is finalising a package of coronavirus relief valued at up to 160 billion dollars over the next 15 months. Malpass said this in a statement issued after a G20 leaders call on Thursday. “The goals are to shorten the time to recovery, create […]