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Lassa fever: Death toll hits 193

The death toll from the Lassa fever outbreak of Lassa fever has risen to 173, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. The NCDC said that this represents a Case Fatality Rate (CFR), of 18.9 per cent. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of NCDC, told News Agency of Nigeria …

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JUST IN: Osinbajo tests negative for coronavirus

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative for coronavirus, 24 hours after he went into self-isolation following fears he could have physically interacted with some persons who tested positive. In a tweet by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Political Matters the Vice President results …

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FCT converts General Hospital to isolation, treatment centre

Following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, has converted the Zuba General Hospital to an isolation and treatment centre to accommodate more patients should the need arise. Bello has abandoned all gatherings in public parks, gardens, bar, night clubs, event …

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