News and Updates on Covid19

Abia

Governor Ikpeazu beats coronavirus

Governor Ikpeazu beats coronavirus

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has recovered from the attack of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has put him out of circulation for about a month. The Governor has been receiving treatment for coronavirus since he was flown out of Abia for Abuja on June...

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Ohuabunwa bemoans increasing incidents in Abia

Ohuabunwa bemoans increasing incidents in Abia

The Enugu State Government yesterday confirmed 19 new cases of coronavirus, lamenting that with the new development, confirmed cases of COVID-19 have risen to 76 with five deaths, 44 active and 27 discharged cases. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ikechukwu Obi, stressed...

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Anambra

Anambra Assembly shut for three weeks

Anambra Assembly shut for three weeks

The Anambra State House of Assembly was on Tuesday forced to adjourn plenary for three weeks to allow fumigation of offices and surroundings of the assembly complex, as fear of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic heightened in the state. The resolution for a break was...

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Ebonyi

Enugu

Enugu State records 28 new COVID-19 cases

Enugu State records 28 new COVID-19 cases

The Enugu State Government has announced 28 new cases of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total number to 202. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Ikechukwu Obi, made the announcement in a statement on Friday. Mr. Obi said the ministry confirmed...

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Imo

Ohanwe applauds SCIN on COVID-19 awareness campaign

Ohanwe applauds SCIN on COVID-19 awareness campaign

The Chairman, Niger Delta Christian Traditional Rulers Association, HRM Eze Dr. Oliver Ohanwe has commended South East Coronavirus Intervention Network (SCIN) for its efforts towards creating massive awareness on COVID-19 especially in the rural communities of Imo...

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Imo lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19

Imo lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19

A member of the Imo State House of Assembly has reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) just as a woman who after safely delivering twins has died from complications from the disease. The Chairman, Task Force on COVID-19 in the state,...

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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.

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Imo State

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