87 % of Nigerian businesses say pandemic “impacted them negatively” and other #COVID19 updates across Nigeria

About 97 per cent of Nigerian businesses recorded losses during the lockdown over Covid-19 while 87 per cent said they have been negatively affected overall by by the pandemic, a nationwide survey has shown.

Titled the “National survey report on the impact of COVID-19 on Nigerian private sector,” the survey assessed the impact of the pandemic on medium and small scale businesses in Nigeria. It was conducted between March 9 and April 10 through e-questionnaire and telephone.

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Nigeria’s coronavirus cases exceed 16,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Sunday, announced 403 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 16,085.

Thirteen deaths were recorded from the virus Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 420.

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FCT seals off Jabi mall for hosting Naira Marley’s concert amid COVID-19

The federal capital territory administration (FCTA) has sealed off the Jabi Lake mall for violating restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The FCT ministerial enforcement task force on COVID-19 sealed off the mall Sunday, after it hosted a concert by Naira Marley.

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FG researching on how blood plasma can be used to treat COVID-19 cases

The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, says the federal government is working on a research that involves using plasma from the blood of recovered COVID-19 patients to treat people infected with the disease.

Ehanire, who spoke on Sunday at a news conference to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD), said some research institutes were already working on the new study.

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Reps urge FG to return SON, NAFDAC to ports

Members of the House of Representatives have called on the Federal Government to reconsider its earlier decision barring the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) from operating at the nation’s seaports.

The lower chamber maintained that the two key agencies are needed at the seaports and borders to fight the influx of sub-standard and life-endangering goods into the country, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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