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Nigeria launches online course on coronavirus infection prevention, control

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched a course on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), in the context of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This online course is available to the general public but targeted at health care workers, to ...

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Resident doctors begin nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria on Monday commenced a nationwide strike after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum. The National President of NARD, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, had in a circular last week said the association found it ...

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Covid 19: Lowdown of lockdown

by Dr. Ibrahim Musa According to WHO the main philosophy behind the lockdown during Covid-19 pandemic is to give a system the latitude to ramp up testing, aggressively isolate and manage cases, recruit and train healthcare workforce that can help ...

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REVIEW OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: AN INDEPENDENT APPRAISAL AND ANALYSIS ON THE KANO SITUATION

By Dr Murtala Isa Umar BPharm, MBA, MHE, FPCPharm, PharmD Kano has been recording spikes of the Covid-19 cases since it’s reported index case about 3 weeks ago with attendant recorded ‘strange deaths’. This has put Kano in the spotlight ...

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Biotechnology society to work with Nigerian government to contain coronavirus

The Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN) has announced that it has put in place measures to work with the federal government, through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) towards containing the ...

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President Buhari reveals measures to tackle coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday said only a collective international approach will mitigate the devastating effect of COVID-19, while assuring that the Federal Government will intensify efforts to monitor, test and isolate more people, especially at the community level. President Buhari, ...

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26 UN staff test positive for coronavirus

A total of 26 members from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) tested positive for COVID-19, the UN mission announced on Thursday during its weekly press briefing. According to MINUSMA, these patients, treated by Malian health ...

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Govt. to start testing 3000 samples per day in Lagos, Abuja

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday said it will start testing 3000 samples per day in Lagos State and Abuja. Both places are the hardest hit by coronavirus and have been under lockdown since the end of ...

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Chinese medics can’t attend to our patients – Nigerian doctors

Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient. They describe any ...

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Bauchi awaits NCDC results on 305 suspected coronavirus cases

Bauchi State government said it has traced 305 contacts of Governor Bala Mohammed and is now awaiting the results of the samples from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Alh. Baba Tela, Deputy Governor of the state who is ...

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