‘Ages 20-40 spreading the coronavirus’ and other #COVID19 updates across Nigeria
The Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, says young persons between the ages of 20 and 40 are accelerating the spread COVID-19.
Speaking at the briefing of the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja Thursday, Ihekweazu said although younger persons are spreading the virus, patients above 50 years are the highest fatality victims.
‘192 almajiri children’ test positive for COVID-19 in Kano
The Kano government says 192 almajiri children have tested positive for the coronavirus.
During the COVID-19 briefing at the government house Thursday, the state’s Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Kiru, said part of those who tested positive returned from other states.
Prepare for the worst, Health Minister tells states
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has called on states to prepare for the worst in terms of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He stated this at the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
According to Ehanire, as the country begins another phase of the eased lockdown, it is important for the health sector to review the current guidelines in order to assess its effectiveness in containing the spread of the virus.
FG says Madagascar’s COVID-19 drug same as ‘sweet annie’ used for malaria treatment
The Federal Government has said that preliminary results of the analysis of Madagascar’s herbal cure for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) revealed it as the same as Artemisia annua, also known as ‘sweet annie’, used in malaria treatment.
Artemisia annua is grown by the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRID). Further research into its efficacy will be conducted when the grant is approved, the government added.
Nigeria records 626 new coronavirus cases
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 626 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 27,110.
Thirteen deaths were recorded from the virus on Thursday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 616.