News and Updates on Covid19
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has stated why he was treated at a medical facility in Abuja when he was diagnosed with the covid-19 disease. Ikpeazu, who was responding to a question during a zoom enabled online interactive session with a cross section of...
According to scientists, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the strain of coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the respiratory illness responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. In our environment, this highly...
Following successful training of its Frontline Contact Tracers for coronavirus testing in the 17 council areas of Abia State, its COVID-19 Committee, yesterday, commenced statewide mass community testing for the virus. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Osuji, who spoke...
A total of 15 patients have tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 152 samples sent for diagnosis by the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi in Anambra. The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe, stated this on...
Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State, Dr. Joe Ugboaja, has said that the carefree attitude of Nigerians is responsible for the increasing cases of coronavirus in the country....
The reported 12 deaths and 101 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Anambra state in the latest update of statistics released by the Nigerian Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) have taken the state to the drawing board, as governor Willie Obiano has mapped out strategies to...
Following the rising cases of coronavirus in Ebonyi State, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, yesterday directed all heath workers to undergo compulsory COVID-19 test with immediate effect. Governor David Umahi and some of his aides, who tested positive for the...
The COVID-19 pandemic has killed three persons and infected 24 health workers in Ebonyi. The new deaths bring to five the casualty figure in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, who made the announcement yesterday in Abakaliki, said of the...
The governor broke the news in a statement he personally signed on Saturday. The statement said the result of the test conducted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) came back positive. Some aides of Umahi also tested positive. The governor has directed...
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has directed all civil servants in the state to resume work on Monday, August 3, 2020. The directive was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Simon Ortuanya, in Enugu on Wednesday. The...
The Enugu State government, on Sunday, announced 115 new cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the total number in the state to 675. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, stated this in a statement issued in Enugu. He said that the confirmation of...
The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has announced the death of its priest, Rev. Fr. Joachim Cabanyes, following COVID-19 complications at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) isolation centre. Rev. Fr. Nkemjika Igweshi, Secretary to Most Rev. Callistus Onaga,...
A group, South East Coronavirus Intervention Network (SCIN) has urged government at all levels and other concerned agencies to deepen efforts aimed at combating the spread of the noval Corona virus in the country. This was as the group insisted that there are still...
The Chairman of Imo State Task Force on COVID-19, Prof. Maurice Iwu, says it is criminal for people not to wear face mask considering the way COVID-19 pandemic is spreading recently. Iwu made the assertion on Tuesday in Owerri while briefing newsmen on the recent...
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has expressed dismay over the nonchalant attitude of many Imo residents in not adhering strictly to the dreaded Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) precautionary guidelines, especially wearing of face masks. Uzodimma, who was represented...
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
The NCDC was pleased to announce the inclusion of a COVID-19 laboratory in Imo State at the Everight Diagnostic and Laboratory Services.
Everight is a private owned business, and it describes itself as one of the leading diagnostic and laboratory service companies in Nigeria, with 15 years of experience .
This announcement was made on Tuesday by the NCDC through it’s verified twitter handle @NCDCgov on Tuesday . The agency twitted “We’re pleased to announce the inclusion of the 24th lab to the National #COVID19 Laboratory Network: Everight Diagnostic & Laboratory Services, Imo State “
With the inclusion of Everight as a testing laboratory for COVID-19, this brings the total number of laboratories in Nigeria to 24. There are certain guidelines which the NCDC has mapped out for the integration of private sector laboratories in the national COVID-19 response
A key response strategy to reducing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is to expand diagnostic testing to ensure a large number of people can access testing during the public health emergency. During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic globally, laboratories from the private sector have been an important resource to assist with increasing the scale of testing through the provision of resources either through financial support or leveraging existing infrastructure and technical expertise.
The Nigeria Centres for Disease Control (NCDC) has developed a national testing strategy that aims to harness the public and private sectors to rapidly expand diagnostic testing.
The guiding document has been developed to guide engagement with the private sector laboratories to help accelerate the availability of COVID-19 diagnostic testing for the duration of the public health emergency.
The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has attributed increased testing to the reduction in COVID-19 infection rates across the country. Speaking with Channels TV during...
The United States of America, on Tuesday, August 11th, handed over some 200 ventilators to the Federal Government of Nigeria. This was disclosed by the Federal Ministry of Health via its Twitter handle, following the handover ceremony in Abuja. The US Ambassador to...
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, has tested negative for the deadly coronavirus. The Minister in a tweet announced that he tested positive for the deadly coronavirus disease. However, in a tweet via his Twitter account on Wednesday morning, he confirmed...
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