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Coronavirus – Africa: The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Partners to launch the Africa Communications Information Platform in response to COVID-19

Africa is about to roll out a groundbreaking mobile based public communications platform to provide more than 600 million users across the continent with the latest public health advice. The Africa Communications Information  Platform will also furnish national and regional COVID task forces with user generated survey data and actionable health and …

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DECLARING AFRICA POLIO-FREE

The welcome news of the World Health Organization’s declaration of Nigeria as polio-free is a fitting and deserved gift not only to Nigeria but the African continent as a whole. It is a just reward for the tireless efforts of our public health officials and our global partners. It marks …

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 20,000

Nigeria on Sunday night recorded 436 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 20,244. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this through its official Twitter handle. NCDC said that the 436 new confirmed cases were from 19 states. The NCDC said …

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Nigerian researchers announce COVID-19 vaccine

A team of Nigerian scientists has announced the discovery of a preventive vaccine against the novel coronavirus, local media reported Saturday. “It is our passion to be a solution provider to such a global pandemic, and we are ready to throw our weights behind the team and make the vaccine …

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Nigeria records 667 fresh cases of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced that the record for the COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has risen to 19,147. 667 new cases were recorded today. The centre made this known via its Twitter handle. The new cases per states are listed below: Lagos-281 Abia-48 Oyo-45 FCT-38 Ogun-37 Enugu-31 …

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COVID-19 hits 17,735 cases in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced that the record for the COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has risen to 17,735. 587 new cases were recorded today. The centre made this known via its Twitter handle. The new cases per states are listed below: Lagos-155 Edo-75 FCT-67 Rivers-65 Oyo-56 Delta-50 …

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COVID-19: ECOWAS recommends gradual re-opening of regional borders

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Ministerial Coordination Committee on Transport, Logistics and Trade has recommended  a harmonised and gradual reopening of land, air and sea borders for restoring cross border economic activities. This recommendation was made known in a joint communiqué following a ministerial coordination meeting,  on …

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Nigeria records 573 new cases of COVID-19, total of 16,658

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has just announced that the record for the COVID-19 in the country has risen to 16,658. 573 new cases were recorded today. The new cases are spread across the following states: Lagos -216 Rivers-103 Oyo-68 Edo-40 Kano-21 Gombe-20 FCT-17 Delta-13 Plateau-12 Bauchi-12 Niger-10 Kebbi-9 …

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