Saturday, 31 October, 2020

Category: Health


The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research at Yaba, Lagos, says it has developed molecular test kit for COVID-19. The research institute says the test kit is known as the SARS CoV-2 Isothermal Molecular Assay, SIMA. The test kit is for Read more…


The Chief Executive Officer of the Sickle Cell Foundation, Dr Annette Akinsete, has said carriers of sickle cell anaemia should not be discouraged from marrying each other. Akinsete, on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Muyiwa Talabi Exchange Blood Read more…


The Federal Government on Friday received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine. Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin, delivered the samples to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, during a visit to the ministry in Abuja. Also present at the event Read more…


T he Presidential Taskforce PTF on Covid-19 has blamed Nigerians for the continued non-compliance with Covid-19 safety protocols, saying it would have flattened the curve by now, but for the lackadaisical attitude of Nigerians towards containing the pandemic. It also lamented Read more…


Thousands of people packed shoulder-to-shoulder with no face masks in sight, frolicking on rubber floats and cheering along to a music festival.   It’s not a very 2020 image, but it was the scene this weekend in the Chinese city Read more…


In furtherance of the need to protect troops in various theatres of Operations in parts of the Country against COVID-19 Pandemic, the ministry of Defence on Tuesday received a donation of ten thousand (10,000) Face Masks from the Executive  Chairman Read more…


Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who tested positive for COVID-19, has continued to be on life support at a hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a clot in his brain, officials said on Tuesday. The 84-year-old Mukherjee underwent the operation Read more…


The Federal Government has warned that the 945 deaths recorded in COVID-19 pandemic cases is a wakeup call for citizens to take appropriate measures to avoid being infected. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this on Monday in Read more…


Russia claimed Tuesday that it had developed the world’s first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus, as the pandemic marked another bleak milestone with 20 million infections globally. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his own daughters had Read more…


Thousands of Chinese beer lovers left their face masks and virus worries behind to gather in large crowds and raise a much-needed glass as the largest booze festival in Asia opened. China has largely brought the coronavirus outbreak under control Read more…