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The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria now has the capacity to test 1,500 people a day for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Minister made the comment at Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. “With the expanded national case definition and addition of two new laboratories to test for COVID-19 in Ibadan and Ebonyi States, the national testing capacity is now at 1,500 a day,” Ehanire said. He added, “I applaud all […]

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Spain Death Toll Hits 9,053 As Coronavirus Cases Pass 100,000

Spain has the world’s second-highest death toll after Italy, with the virus so far claiming 9,053 lives and the number of confirmed cases reaching 102,136. But on a day-to-day basis, the rate of new infections continued its downward trend, showing an increase of just over 8.0 percent, compared with nearly 11 percent on Tuesday, health

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Los Angeles County is closing all public beaches

All public beaches in Los Angeles County are being closed in an effort to thwart the spread of coronavirus, County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced. “We want you to enjoy outdoor spaces, but keep six feet apart,” Supervisor Kathryn Barger said in a news conference Friday. Just last weekend, the shores were packed with beachgoers. “The

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Angela Merkel says restrictive measures in Germany will continue

The partial lockdown and restrictive emergency measures in place in Germany will continue for a while, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel today. “Right now is not the time to be talking about the loosening of these measures,” she said. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany is currently doubling about every 5 days, she

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FDA commissioner warns against self-medicating with chloroquine used in fish tanks

The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Stephen Hahn, is warning against self-medicating with any form of chloroquine phosphate unless prescribed by a doctor. While the anti-malaria drug chloroquine has been touted by President Trump as a potential treatment for coronavirus, an Arizona man died this week after taking a form of

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NYU offers medical students early graduation to become doctors

New York University is offering its senior medical students the option to graduate early and begin working as resident doctors amid the coronavirus pandemic. “In response to the growing spread of Covid-19, and in response to Governor Cuomo’s directive to get more physicians into the health system more quickly, NYU Grossman School of Medicine and

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London City Airport is suspending commercial and private flights

London City Airport is temporarily suspending commercial and private flights starting Wednesday evening. The airport says the suspension is expected to last until the end of April. In a statement, the airport says it made the decision following the UK Government’s latest instructions in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. All of its staff will continue

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British PM Race: Boris Johnson Under Pressure After Police Visit

Boris Johnson, the strong favourite to become Britain’s next prime minister, came under pressure from figures in his own party on Sunday to explain reports of a domestic ‘row’ that led to a police visit. Although still heavily backed to beat Jeremy Hunt to become Conservative Party leader, and therefore prime minister, a snap poll

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