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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Chinese Medical Team Arrives In Nigeria

Chinese Medical Team Arrives In Nigeria

A team of Chinese medical experts has arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Chinese Medical Team Arrives In Nigeria

The 15-man medical team arrived in Nigeria in a chartered Air Peace aircraft on Wednesday afternoon.

Chinese Medical Team Arrives In Nigeria

The Chinese team are expected to assist Nigeria in efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehainre was at the airport to receive the medical team.

See Photos;

Chinese Medical Team Arrives In Nigeria

Chinese Medical Team Arrives In Nigeria

Chinese Medical Team Arrives In Nigeria





Trump Threatens To Cut Funding To WHO

Trump Threatens To Cut Funding To WHO

Following COVID-19 cases in the US which passed 400,000 mark, and accusation from the the US president that, the WHO is focusing on China despite the large fund the agency gets from the US.

Trump Threatens To Cut Funding To WHO

The president of the United States, Donald Trump has threatened to cut funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) over alleged mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the President at the White House daily press briefing on the pandemic on Tuesday, the US will consider putting WHO funding on hold.

He said;

We are going to put a hold on money spent to the WHO, we are going to put a very powerful hold on it and we’re going to see. 

Trump said his words were not based on confirmed decisions but of consideration.

He said the cut in funding will be considered and decision will be taken afterwards.

He said;

I am not saying that I am going to do it. But we are going to look at it.

No, I didn’t. I said we are going to look at it.
Chinese Doctors Arrive Today, To Spend One Month

Chinese Doctors Arrive Today, To Spend One Month

A 15-member medical team from China will arrive the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on a chattered Air Peace aircraft on Wednesday, today April 8.

Chinese Doctors Arrive Today, To Spend One Month

Despite opposition by the Nigerian Medical Association, the personnel, who are experts in infectious diseases, respiratory illness, intensive care, cardiology, neurology, general surgery and anesthesiology, will be coming with their drugs, and equipment to carry out COVID-19 tests on the staff of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation in the country.

In a statement in Abuja, Mr Jacques Liao, the Executive Director, CCECC, said that the medical team would be coming with 16-ton test kits, ventilators, disinfection machine, disposable medical masks, drugs, infrared thermometer and other items ordered by the Federal Government.

Liao said;

The primary purpose of the team is to provide CECC employees with critical and necessary healthcare

All members of the working team have tested negative for COVID-19 and shall commence their stay in Nigeria by spending 14 days in quarantine.

The primary purpose of the team is to provide CCECC employees with critical and necessary health care assistance. They are also coming with adequate personal protective equipment and medical items for the employees

Nigerians In UK Must Pay For Covid-19 Test Before Evacuation — FG

Nigerians In UK Must Pay For Covid-19 Test Before Evacuation — FG

The Nigerian in Diaspora Commission says, Nigerians living in the United Kingdom, UK must undergo a £350–that’s nearly N166,000–testing for coronavirus before they can be evacuated.

Nigerians In UK Must Pay For Covid-19 Test Before Evacuation — FG

This is coming amidst concerns that many Nigerians in the UK may not meet testing conditions of the UK’s National Health Service and it would be difficult for them to be tested through the NHS.

With the commission's condition, Nigerians affected have expressed displeasure at the latest requirement, saying it was not part of conditions initially given to them.

However, the commission suggests using a private coronavirus laboratory test, said to cost £350.

The commission said in a memo;

We understand that it may be difficult through the NHS as some may not meet the NHS conditions. However, Nigerians in the UK interested in having a private COVID-19 laboratory test within the United Kingdom can use Private laboratory, one of which is [email protected] or contact Dr Funmi Adewara on +447753656688.

This is a Public Health England-approved COVID-19 testing kit. Laboratory results are said to be within 3-5 working days. The test is for patients 16 years and older. So, you are free to make your options and decisions, as we look forward to bringing you back home. You will not be allowed to board without having done the COVID – 19 Test.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Scientists Discover Drug That Kills Coronavirus In 48hours

Scientists Discover Drug That Kills Coronavirus In 48hours

An already existing drug which kills COVID-19 within 48 hours in the laboratory, has allegedly been discovered by scientists in Australia.

Scientists Discover Drug That Kills Coronavirus In 48hours

Ivermectin, which is identified as the drug, is used to treat head lice and is available all over the world.

According to findings by researchers at Monash University, a single dose of Ivermectin stops the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture.

Although the drug is yet to be tested on human beings, however the scientists say the next move is to determine the correct human dosage.

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute’s, Dr Kylie Wagstaff said;

We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA (effectively removed all genetic material of the virus) by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was really a significant reduction in it.

Realistically it’s going to be a while before a vaccine is broadly available

Monday, April 6, 2020

Buhari Orders Immediate Release Of Seized Bags Of Rice To Nigerians

Buhari Orders Immediate Release Of Seized Bags Of Rice To Nigerians

Nigerian President, president Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigeria Customs Service NCS to release with immediate effect bags of rice seized from smugglers for distribution to the masses.

Buhari Orders Immediate Release Of Seized Bags Of Rice To Nigerians

This was disclosed by the minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed during a press briefing in Abuja.

According to the minister, the directive is part of palliative measures by the Federal government to curtail the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

She said;

The President has approved grains from the Strategic Grains Reserves.

The Nigeria Customs Service has in its custody a lot of rice that has been seized and there are one hundred and fifty trucks of rice that is now being handed over to the humanitarian ministry for distribution to states across the country.

Makinde Recovers From Coronavirus, Tests Negative

Makinde Recovers From Coronavirus, Tests Negative

The governor of of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, says he has received a second negative test for COVID-19.

Makinde Recovers From Coronavirus, Tests Negative

The governor, who in a tweet, broke the news late Sunday, thanked the people of the state for their prayers.

He expressed gratitude to the COVID-19 task force in the state, promising to resume work on Monday

He tweeted;

I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful. This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19. I especially thank Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force.

I am also grateful to all members of the Task Force for their cooperation during this time. I will be resuming my responsibility as Head of the Task Force from tomorrow.

His tweet;

Sunday, April 5, 2020

PHOTOS: Kyle Walker Hosted Sex Party With 2 Hookers Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

PHOTOS: Kyle Walker Hosted Sex Party With 2 Hookers Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

The 29-year-old England full-back, Kyle Walker, ignored the virus lockdown by hosting a sex party with a pal and two call girls at his flat.

PHOTOS: Kyle Walker Hosted Sex Party With 2 Hookers Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

The Manchester City player and a friend reportedly paid £2,200 to the two escort, Louise McNamara, 21, and a 24-year-old Brazilian call girl to visit his Cheshire home on Tuesday.


One of the escorts said the Manchester City and England ace invited them for a three-hour sex session a day before he urged supporters to follow advice to stay home to help the NHS.

PHOTOS: Kyle Walker Hosted Sex Party With 2 Hookers Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

Walker partied with escort Louise McNamara, 21, and a 24-year-old Brazilian call girl after he and a male pal invited them to his £8,000-a-month rented luxury apartment in Hale, Cheshire.

PHOTOS: Kyle Walker Hosted Sex Party With 2 Hookers Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

In  his message to his fans, he said;

Stay indoors, keep washing your hands, keep following the protocols and just protect the NHS.

It’s been tough, but first and foremost, we have to think about other people’s health and protecting the elderly and family members that can spread it.

Walker, who issued a grovelling apology last night, now faces a potential huge fine from club bosses for ignoring health and social distancing guidelines.

PHOTOS: Kyle Walker Hosted Sex Party With 2 Hookers Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

We Are On Our Knees, Stay At Home - Crying Nurse Begs People

We Are On Our Knees, Stay At Home - Crying Nurse Begs People

As the the effect Coronavirus hit the world, a crying nurse is pleading with Britons to stay home and support the NHS.

We Are On Our Knees, Stay At Home - Crying Nurse Begs People

Coronavirus pandemic pressure leaves health staffs on their knees, asking everyone to stay at home in

An operating theatre nurse at Basildon University Hospital, Essex, Shirley Watts, fought back tears as she tells the country how stretched staff are, as they try and stem the tide of coronavirus patients.

Teary Watts said;

We’re desperately short of staff. Things are really difficult and we’re all struggling.

If you stay in and you don’t spread it and you don’t catch it, that takes the pressure off of us because we’re all on our knees at the moment

We’re trying to save lives. We’re all just doing what we can to save people’s loved ones and I want you to see me like this because I want people to realise how serious it is.

If you know anyone that’s going out and they don’t need to if you see groups of people, I want you to say something to them. I want you say ‘you need to stay indoors and you need to stop spreading it, you need to stop catching it

Shirley was speaking after finishing a six hour shift. She told viewers she was going home to sleep before returning for another shift tonight.
There’s Going To Be Massive of Coronavirus Death In US Next Week - Donald Trump

There’s Going To Be Massive of Coronavirus Death In US Next Week - Donald Trump

Americans have been told by President Donald Trump to brace for a big spike in coronavirus fatalities in the coming days, as the country faces what he called the toughest two weeks of the pandemic.

There’s Going To Be Massive of Coronavirus Death In US Next Week - Donald Trump

According to Trump at a briefing with newsmen on Sunday, "There’s going to be a lot of death".

Trump pushed back on criticism that the federal government has not done enough to get ventilators that many critically ill coronavirus patients need to survive to the states.

He maintain that some governors are asking for more machines than they will need.

Trump said of submissions his administration has received to dole out equipment from the strategic national stockpile;

Fears of shortages have led to inflated requests.

Trump said at the White House;

We are coming up to a time that is going to be very horrendous.

We probably have never seen anything like these kind of numbers. Maybe during the war, during a World War One or Two or something
10-Year-Old, Four Other COVID-19 Patients Discharged

10-Year-Old, Four Other COVID-19 Patients Discharged

The governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced that another set of five coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in Lagos State have recovered from the virus.

10-Year-Old, Four Other COVID-19 Patients Discharged

The governor made the revelation in a series of tweets via his verified handle on Sunday.

He explained that the recovered patients comprise a 10-year-old girl, as well as two males and females respectively.

See tweet below;

Leronlimab, HIV Drug Which Successfully Treats Coronavirus, Moving To Phase 2 Trials

Leronlimab, HIV Drug Which Successfully Treats Coronavirus, Moving To Phase 2 Trials

According to the manufacturers of Leronlimab, an experimental HIV drug, the drug which has been used to successfully treat COVID-19 patients, is in its second phase of testing with the Food and Drug Administration and could potentially be approved for use in four weeks.

Leronlimab, HIV Drug Which Successfully Treats Coronavirus, Moving To Phase 2 Trials

The drug was used to treat a handful of severely ill patients in New York City hospitals; a couple were able to be removed from their ventilators.

Initial studies suggest leronlimab can reduce the overactive immune response, known as a cytokine storm, that can be triggered by the coronavirus infection. Cytokine storms can result in pneumonia and even death.

CytoDyn CEO Nader Pourhassan said in a statement;

I think the FDA will be willing to work with us,” CytoDyn CEO Nader Pourhassan told The Post. “I am hoping it will be expedited … I don’t see how the FDA couldn’t approve it.

With a study in China indicating the mortality rate among COVID-19 patients requiring mechanical ventilators at more than 85 percent, the world desperately needs a therapy that can help this patient population. 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Juventus Brought Coronavirus Into France - Ex Lyon MD

Juventus Brought Coronavirus Into France - Ex Lyon MD

Juventus has been accused of bringing Coronavirus to France.

Juventus Brought Coronavirus Into France - Ex Lyon MD

Making the accusations, former Medical Doctor for Lyon FC, Marcel Garrigou-Grandchamp, believes Coronavirus pandemic entered France when Juventus came into the country to play against Lyon in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg encounter, which ended 1-0 in favour of the host.

According to him, the match between Lyon and Juventus should not have been held, adding that football was an accelerator of the disease.

He said;

That match should not have been played, as it brought Juventus fans to Lyon, which was not a risk area.

Football was an accelerator of the epidemic
Only One Coronavirus Patient Missing - Osun Govt

Only One Coronavirus Patient Missing - Osun Govt

The Osun State Government on Saturday denied reports that six of the patients at the Isolation Centre had fled the facility, stating that only one of the patients was missing.

Only One Coronavirus Patient Missing - Osun Govt

The government in a statement by the commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, said after headcount, only one person could not be accounted for.

The statement read in parts;

Our attention has been drawn to a story purporting that six persons were missing from our Isolation Centre in Ejigbo.

One of the writers quoted a non-existent statement from the government to lend some measure of credibility to the story.

Nothing can be further from the truth. As a government, we have not issued any statement to confirm or deny such a story. Besides, a quick check showed that the name and number of the first person on the list of the purported missing patients are indeed currently in our facility in Ejigbo.

Recall that about a week ago, we received 127 returnees from Ivory Coast and we have kept them since then to avoid community transfer of the virus.

This morning we embarked on a headcount and found out that only one person could not be accounted for by officials stationed at the Isolation Centre out of the 127 persons.

The State Government is currently investigating the matter and will ensure that the missing person is brought back to the Isolation Centre and we will also ensure we trace all his contacts.

We want to reiterate that any official(s) found culpable will also be dealt with accordingly.

We implore members of the public to discountenance the alarm being raised. We will continue to do everything to protect the lives of our citizens in this fight against Coronavirus
Don't Accept Coronavirus Vaccine, Masks From China - Fani-Kayode Warns Buhari

Don't Accept Coronavirus Vaccine, Masks From China - Fani-Kayode Warns Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, has been urged by a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Saturday not to accept any form of assistance from China.

Don't Accept Coronavirus Vaccine, Masks From China - Fani-Kayode Warns Buhari

According to Fani-Kayode, Buhari should not accept face masks and other accessories from the Chinese government.

The former Minister, in a tweet, also appealed to the Nigerian government not to accept anti-Coronavirus vaccine.

According to Fani-Kayode;

Mr. President

Do NOT allow 5G in Nigeria & if you have already done so, burn it.

Do NOT accept face masks and other accessories from the Chinese to help prevent coronavirus.

Do NOT accept help from Chinese doctors.

Do NOT accept any anti-Coronavirus vaccines from ANYONE.
Six Coronavirus Patients Escape From Isolation Center

Six Coronavirus Patients Escape From Isolation Center

Six persons with confirmed infection of COVID-19 has escaped from an isolation center in Ejigbo, osun state on Friday night.

Six Coronavirus Patients Escape From Isolation Center

However the Osun State government has launched a manhunt for the escaped coronavirus victims.

According to reports, the six persons belong to a cluster of COVID-19 cases who returned to their hometown, Ejigbo, from Ivory Coast last week and were quarantined by the state government.

A statement from the government which disclosed this gave the names of the six persons with their phone numbers.
Coronavirus Deaths Hits 4, As 20 New Cases Recorded

Coronavirus Deaths Hits 4, As 20 New Cases Recorded

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has announced two new Coronavirus deaths in the country.

Coronavirus Deaths Hits 4, As 20 New Cases Recorded

Announcing this on its official Twitter handle, the NCDC said the deaths were recorded in Edo and Lagos State.

With this, Coronavirus death toll in Nigeria has now risen to four.

The tweet read;

Two new deaths have been recorded in Lagos and Edo State

The agency also confirmed twenty new cases of coronavirus in the country.

It said;

Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 11 in Lagos, 3 in the FCT, 3 in Edo, 2 in Osun & 1 in Ondo.

 See tweet;

Friday, April 3, 2020

Nigeria’s Response To Coronavirus Impressive - United Nations

Nigeria’s Response To Coronavirus Impressive - United Nations

Nigeria's response to the breakout and spread of coronavirus in the country has excites United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, who described it as remarkable.

Nigeria’s Response To Coronavirus Impressive - United Nations

Guterres made the recommendations during a virtual news briefing in New York on Friday.

He singled out Nigeria as one of few developing countries that have “shown a remarkable capacity to respond.

He said;

I have to say this; some of these developing countries have shown a remarkable capacity to respond.

I was quite impressed to see, for instance, Nigeria putting in place and immediately establishing a hospital.

And I saw difficulties in countries that are much more developed to do quickly the same
Chinese Medical Team To Arrive Nigeria - FG

Chinese Medical Team To Arrive Nigeria - FG

An 18-man team of Chinese medical experts, including doctors and nurses will be arriving in Nigeria in a couple of days.

Chinese Medical Team To Arrive Nigeria - FG

The Federal Government made this known through the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire.

While speaking at a press briefing by the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday, the minister said some Chinese companies working in Nigeria, have also donated medical supplies to support the country’s fight against coronavirus.

He said;

I have been notified of medical supplies from China, courtesy of a group of Chinese companies working here in Nigeria. A special cargo aircraft shall leave Nigeria in a few days to collect the items which include commodities, personal protective equipment and ventilators.

An 18-man team of Chinese medical experts including doctors, nurses and other medical advisers shall come along with the flight to assist us. I must, at this juncture commend our frontline workers who are doing a great job in case identification and management.

As we prepare to contain COVID-19, we must not lose sight of other health challenges in our country. Routine health services must continue in our hospitals. Only a wing of tertiary health centers should be used for infected patients.
COVID-19 Corpses’ Can’t Be Claimed For Burial – Lai Mohammed

COVID-19 Corpses’ Can’t Be Claimed For Burial – Lai Mohammed

Corpses of persons who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) cannot be claimed for burial.

COVID-19 Corpses’ Can’t Be Claimed For Burial – Lai Mohammed

This was revealed by the Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, says stating that such corpses would be handled by the ministry of health because they are contagious.

The minister said this while giving an update on the activities of the presidential task force on COVID-19.

However, the minister commended Nigerians for complying with the federal government’s stay-at-home directive, adding that it would boost the efforts of stakeholders in the fight to curb the spread of coronavirus.

He said;

Coronavirus is very dangerous and contagious; there is no medicine for it yet and it is not just capable of killing, overwhelming healthcare system, it will destroy the economy. In some countries, they are putting dead bodies in big refrigerators, because the morgues have filled up. Nigerians should not forget that these are not the type of corpses that can be claimed for burial because it must be handled by the ministry of health.

stay safe, obey simple instructions of basic hygiene and social distancing,” adding that “in a few weeks, we will resume our normal life