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I Contracted HIV at the age of 19 – Actress Joyce Dzidzor
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I Contracted HIV at the age of 19 – Actress Joyce Dzidzor

Former Ghanaian HIV/AIDS ambassador and actress, Joyce Mensah Dzidzor has narrated how and when she contracted the deadly HIV/AIDS. Dzidzor who recently underwent the test again on a live TV show where she tested positive, disclosed that she had an affair with a man who had tested positive for the virus. She revealed that the 45-year-old man attended same church with her and was helping her after she showed interest in learning how to use a computer. She disclosed that the man who had been helping her, invited her to his apartment one day and they ended up having unprotected sex. Dzidzor said when she got to know about her status, the man had already moved from being an HIV patient to an AIDS patient and died shortly after.
Onana has doping ban reduced as Arsenal plot Ajax transfer talks
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Onana has doping ban reduced as Arsenal plot Ajax transfer talks

The keeper has had his doping suspension reduced to nine months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and will be able to play again in November Arsenal transfer target Andre Onana has had his doping suspension reduced to nine months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) The Ajax goalkeeper was banned for a year by UEFA in February after testing positive for Furosemide following an out-of-competition test. But he has always maintained that he accidentally took medicine that was prescribed for his wife and launched an appeal to CAS, which was heard last week. The verdict has now been announced, with the length of the ban being reduced by three months.
Gunmen kill son of Kwara community leader
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Gunmen kill son of Kwara community leader

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara State has confirmed the killing of the son of Reke community leader (Magaji), Alhaji Abdullahi Jimoh. It was gathered that the gang of the armed men invaded the Reke community at about 2 am on Monday, May 31, and headed straight to the house of the Magaji, Alhaji Abdullahi Jimoh, where they opened fire on his eldest son whose name was given as Abiodun. The Reke community is located on Eyenkorin/Afon road in Asa local government area of the state. Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the NSCDC in the state command, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the incident said that the corpse of the deceased had been taken to the General Hospital by the Police in Afon division for autopsy “Today 31st May 2021 at about 0600hrs in...
Baby with Covid dies after being ‘abandoned’ by parents who ‘feared catching virus’
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Baby with Covid dies after being ‘abandoned’ by parents who ‘feared catching virus’

A baby with Covid died after being abandoned by its parents because they feared they would catch the virus, it has been reported.   The two-month-old child tested positive before dying on Sunday evening in the Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital in the Jammu region of India. Medical Superintendent Dr Dara Singh said the baby was admitted at around 7am but died hours later. “The baby was suffering from congenital heart disease and other problems and he died of cardiac arrest at around 8pm,” he said, reports India Today “Soon after cardiac arrest, [an] RAT test was done which came [back] positive, after which we asked his parents to undergo Covid test as well, but instead of going for testing, they ran away.” The parents have continually failed to respond to calls from ...
Aliko Dangote’s son in-law, Jamil Abubakar, Reveals What a Man can do to Test a Muslim Woman’s Faith
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Aliko Dangote’s son in-law, Jamil Abubakar, Reveals What a Man can do to Test a Muslim Woman’s Faith

Jamil Abubakar, the son-in-law of billionaire businessman, has revealed what a man can do to test the faith of a Muslim woman. Abubakar who is the son of former Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, disclosed this on his Twitter handle. ''If you want to test the faith of a Muslim woman, Jst tell her you are marrying a second wife. Na there you go know say her “Allah ya che, Anabi ya che” na for mouth ee no reach heart'' he wrote Jamil is married to Dangote's daughter, Fatima.
Sergio Ramos Tests Positive For COVID-19
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Sergio Ramos Tests Positive For COVID-19

Spanish Professional Football Club, Real Madrid has revealed that its defender, Sergio Ramos has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. This was revealed on the official website of the football club as the player is out of their upcoming match with Liverpool on Wednesday, 14 April 2021. Ramos was also absent from his team’s weekend win over fierce rivals Barcelona, which placed them in a strong position to defend their league title. The Spanish giants won 3-1 thanks to a brace from Vinicius Junior and Marcos Asensio, who are both in excellent form ahead of tomorrow’s match at Anfield. Meanwhile, the Grid Company Limited(GRIDCo) has explained the reason behind the sudden power outages in the country yesterday. In a statement release, the company revealed that there was...
Nigeria vs Lesotho: NFF suspects foul play, to conduct another COVID-19 test on Iwobi
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Nigeria vs Lesotho: NFF suspects foul play, to conduct another COVID-19 test on Iwobi

  The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will carry out another COVID-19 test for Everton forward, Alex Iwobi. Iwobi tested positive on arrival at Porto Novo ahead of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Benin Republic in a 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. He immediately left camp and returned to Lagos to self-isolate. Iwobi would, however, undergo another test, to confirm if it was just a ploy by the Beninoise to demoralise the Super Eagles. If he tests negative, the former Arsenal man will be part of the Lesotho game on Tuesday. Gernot Rohr’s men have already qualified for next year’s tournament.
Second Republic Lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed is Dead
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Second Republic Lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed is Dead

Second republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed is dead at the age of 73. The trained medical doctor died at an isolation centre, but did not test positive for Coronavirus. His son Suleiman who confirmed the death, said Junaid died on Thursday night February 18, the age of 73 after a brief illness which lasted for three days. Before his death, Junaid was one of the founding members of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in 1976 under the leadership of the late Aminu Kano. He also served as the national deputy chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the north-west.
Fulham Striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Fulham Striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Premier side, Fulham have confirmed striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has tested positive for coronavirus. Fulham said he brief statement that Serbian international's absence in the team's 2-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday night was due to a positive Coronavirus test. This means, the club will be without the Serbian striker for their next two league games against Burnley on Wednesday and their home clash against bottom club Sheffield United on Saturday as they continue to battle out of the relegation zone. In July 2018,  Mitrovic joined Fulham in a five-year contract after a successful loan spell from Newcastle United
 Court Orders Paternity Test for Nollywood Actress Ronke Odusanya’s Daughter
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 Court Orders Paternity Test for Nollywood Actress Ronke Odusanya’s Daughter

A Magistrates Court in Lagos State has ordered that a DNA paternity test be conducted on the daughter of a Yoruba actress, Ronke Odusanya following her separation from her estranged partner, Olanrewaju Saheed. Premium Times reports that Magistrate M.O. Tanimola gave the order on Wednesday when the case was brought before her at Court 8, Samuel Ilori Court House, Ogba, Ikeja magisterial district, Lagos. The actress and her estranged partner, Olanrewaju Saheed, popularly known as Jago welcomed their daughter in 2019. The pair are currently in court for several reasons including the welfare of their daughter, Oluwafifehanmi. It was reported that Saheed, through his lawyer, requested the court to order a DNA test to ascertain the paternity of the child, on the grounds of suspicion...
Zeenat El-Zakzaky never contracted COVID-19 – NCoS
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Zeenat El-Zakzaky never contracted COVID-19 – NCoS

The Nigerian Correctional Service has said that Zeenat El-Zakzaky, wife of leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, never contracted COVID-19.   According to Prison authorities in Kaduna, result of a test on Zeenat who has been in detention alongside her husband since 2015 showed she tested negative for COVID-19.   Francis Enobore, national public relations officer for NCoS said the test was conducted in collaboration with Kaduna state government, her personal physician and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.   Enobore said;   “Happily, the test result has been released and the inmate, including her contacts have no trace of COVID-19 virus. “It is important to state with emphasis that Zeenat El-Zakzaky never contracted C...
Atletico Madrid Forward, Joao Felix Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Atletico Madrid Forward, Joao Felix Tests Positive for Coronavirus

La Liga League leaders, Atletico Madrid has announced that forward Joao Felix is now the third player in two weeks to test positive for Covid-19. "Joao Felix has tested positive for Covid-19. The striker is isolating at home, in compliance with the health authorities' guidelines and La Liga protocols," Atletico said in a statement on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Portuguese youngster joins teammates Yannick Carrasco and Mario Hermoso, who tested positive for coronavirus last week, on the sidelines. Carrasco and Hermoso missed Atletico's 4-2 win at Cadiz on Sunday, but club record-signing Felix started and played 60 minutes yet will now be unavailable for Monday's clash at home to Celta Vigo. Felix, who moved to Atletico from Benfica for a club-record £113m in the summer of 201...
‘Captain tomorrow’ – McTominay reveals how Man Utd armband was passed in his direction
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‘Captain tomorrow’ – McTominay reveals how Man Utd armband was passed in his direction

The Scotland international skippered the Red Devils during a 1-0 FA Cup win over Watford and considers that decision to have been “a test” Scott McTominay has revealed how he learned of the decision to pass Manchester United’s captaincy in his direction, with the midfielder considering that call to have been “a test”. A product of the Red Devils’ famed academy system was handed the armband for an FA Cup third-round clash with Watford. Having been asked to lead from the front, McTominay ended up grabbing the only goal of the game in that contest.
Manchester City Striker, Sergio Aguero Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Manchester City Striker, Sergio Aguero Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero has tested positive for coronavirus. The Argentina international had been self-isolating after being identified as a close contact of another confirmed case, missing the last four fixtures. However, Aguero has confirmed he has contracted the virus himself as a result of that close contact, which will now see him miss further games as he will be out for at least ten days as per the government guidelines for isolation. The 32-year-old tweeted: "After a close contact, I've been self-isolating and the latest test I took was positive for COVID 19. I had some symptoms and I'm following doctor's orders for recovery. Take care, everyone!"   The news means that Aguero will miss the FA Cup trip to Cheltenham, and the Premier League f...
Elvina Ibru tests positive for Covid-19, recounts experience
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Elvina Ibru tests positive for Covid-19, recounts experience

Nollywood actress Elvina Ibru disclosed on Tuesday that she tested positive for the dreaded novel-coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The actress made the revelation in a video she posted on her Instagram page where she said she has been in isolation and taking her medication since she tested positive. Without mincing words, Elvina appealed to Nigerians to believe that the virus is real and take all the necessary precautions as it’s been tough dealing with the disease. In her words, she said: “I just want to tell all of you that walk around without face masks or hand sanitizers that coronavirus is real and am currently battling the virus. “I have been in one room all by myself. I can’t even hug my son, sisters, brother or any of my family members. “Anybody can contract this viru...
Chile-Zambia friendly called off due to Covid-19 cases
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Chile-Zambia friendly called off due to Covid-19 cases

  The test game was cancelled just hours ahead of kick-off due to a number of positive coronavirus tests within the visitors' team Chile's second international friendly match against Zambia was called off on Tuesday after the visitors were put into quarantine by local health authorities due to a spate of Covid-19 cases. The South Americans suffered a 2-1 defeat against the Olympic Games-bound Copper Queens after strikes from Barbara Banda and Racheal Nachula helped the Africans to a comeback win last Thursday. The pre-Olympic preparation match in Santiago was in doubt from the moment Chilean health officials declared their decision regarding the Zambian travelling party.
Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime speaks after testing positive for COVID-19
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Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime speaks after testing positive for COVID-19

Popular Kenyan boy band group Sauti Sol woke up to sad news after their lead singer, Bien-Aime Alusa Baraza tested positive for Coronavirus, just before their much-awaited performance. If you had been following closely, ever since Corona invaded the country, the music group had always expressed caution with COVID-19 measures. The boys even had tests run for the 6 of them including their two signees, Nviiri the Storyteller and Bensoul, before going into isolation to focus on their music and map a way forward. Unfortunately, the virus still did not spare them after Bien’s test results came back positive last week. Speaking to a local publication, the artist revealed they had been scheduled for a performance in Uganda last week on Thursday. But before then, he started having ...
Sadio Mane Isolating After Positive Coronavirus Test
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Sadio Mane Isolating After Positive Coronavirus Test

Liverpool and Senegalese forward Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating. The news comes three days after the club said midfielder Thiago Alcantara had also tested positive for Covid-19. Liverpool say the Senegal winger had "displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall". Mane, 28, played for the Reds in a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Monday but was not in the squad for the EFL Cup defeat on penalties to the Gunners on Thursday. A statement on Liverpool's website added: "Like with Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool are - and will continue to - following all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Mane will self-isolate for the required period of time."
Paul Pogba tests positive for coronavirus
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Paul Pogba tests positive for coronavirus

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has tested positive for coronavirus. The 27-year-old had been named in France's squad for their upcoming Nations League matches next month but has been replaced in the squad by Eduardo Camavinga following his positive test result. Pogba had remained in England during his time off and was pictured enjoying a night out at the swanky Cipriani Restaurant in London on Saturday night with his heavily pregnant wife Maria Zulay Salaues and friends. Tottenham midfielder and Pogba's compatriot Tanguy Ndombele has also been removed from Didier Deschamps' squad after being diagnosed with virus. The £89m United man will now have to spend 14 days in self-isolation, meaning he will miss the start of the club's pre-season preparations next Wednesday while...
MLS forced to postpone D.C. United vs Toronto FC after positive coronavirus test
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MLS forced to postpone D.C. United vs Toronto FC after positive coronavirus test

The game was called off just minutes before it was supposed to kick off after a player tested positive and another test came back inconclusive Sunday's MLS match between D.C. United and Toronto FC has been postponed after a player tested positive for coronavirus. The announcement was made just minutes before it was scheduled to kick off and the league is yet to announce a new date or time for the match. The match was called off after one D.C. United player tested positive for Covid-19, while a Toronto player's test came back inconclusive.
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‘Unauthorised’ COVID-19 test centre sealed in Lagos

A  private medical laboratory in Ikoyi area of Lagos has been shut down by the state government for allegedly conducting "unauthorized" COVID-19 tests.   Lagos State Ministry of Health who made the announcement, also advised citizens against patronizing health facilities which are not accredited by the government for testing or management of COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities.   The tweets read;    “Yesterday, the Lagos State Ministry of Health, through Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, sealed a private laboratory located on Banana Island, Ikoyi, for carrying out #COVID-19 tests without the required government approval. “The lab; Acouns Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre, was also situ...
408 Nigerians Evacuated From India and UAE Arrive Nigeria
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408 Nigerians Evacuated From India and UAE Arrive Nigeria

408 Nigerians who were stranded in India and the United Arab Emirates UAE have arrived the country. According to the Nigerian Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, 162 of them were evacuated from India while 246 were evacuated from the UAE. According to NIDCOM, all the evacuees tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding the flights. ''246 Evacuees arrive Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos at exactly 3:30 pm local time via Emirates from UAE today, Wednesday 8th of July, 2020. A big thank you to the Nigerian Mission in Dubai and the UAE government for paying for the flight Tickets and the cost of #COVID?19 test for 131 evacuees. All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 and will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated PTF on #COVID-19. Air Peace flight conveying 162 Ev...
Man Utd cancel friendly match after player tests positive for COVID-19
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Man Utd cancel friendly match after player tests positive for COVID-19

Manchester United had to cancel a friendly game against Stoke City on Tuesday, after one of the players from the Championship club tested positive for COVID-19. Stoke’s players were taken to a separate building at Carrington when they arrived. They were given the results of Monday’s tests shortly before the friendly, when they were informed one of their players had tested positive. United’s medical team were immediately alerted and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were kept away from Stoke’s players and staff. A source at United’s training ground told the UK Mirror: “Stoke were rushed out of the Academy very quickly indeed. “United’s officials didn’t hang about – they had Stoke out of there really quickly as you’d imagine. “It could have been a scary situation but Unit...
You Don’t Have Sense’ – Moyo Lawal Lambasts Lady Who Lost Lover To Best Friend
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You Don’t Have Sense’ – Moyo Lawal Lambasts Lady Who Lost Lover To Best Friend

Nollywood actress, Moyo Lawal has reacted to the story of the lady who lost her lover to her best friend after they both agreed to put the man to test so as to ascertain if he truly loves her. Reacting to the story, the actress described the lady as a senseless person for agreeing to the test. The lady in her story revealed that the best friend and lover are currently married with two kids. She wrote: “You tested a man with food? You definitely don’t have sense, but wait, love as in?”
Only One Coronavirus Test was Done in Kogi – NCDC
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Only One Coronavirus Test was Done in Kogi – NCDC

A situation report released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday May 19, has revealed that Kogi and Cross River states have the lowest figures of samples tested for Coronavirus. While Cross River has tested seven samples all of which returned negative for COVID-19, Kogi on the other hand has tested only one sample for the virus. The situation report also revealed that Lagos has carried out the highest number of Coronavirus test with 14,886 samples tested, followed by the FCT and Kano with 4,688 and 2,653 samples respectively. The latest figures released by the NCDC is coming after Kogi commissioner for information, Kingsley Fanwo alleged that an NCDC team which arrived the state refused to be isolated or have their samples taken for tests. On May 12, ...
Russia registers more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases
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Russia registers more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

  Russia registered more than 10,000 new coronavirus infections on Friday, as Moscow unveils mass antibody testing and a national lockdown eases. Health officials reported 10,598 new infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 262,843, the second-highest in the world after the United States. Russia says its high number of cases is due in part to a massive testing campaign that has seen more than six million tests carried out. Moscow accounts for roughly half of all infections and the city said it would be launching mass voluntary tests for antibodies from Friday. c this week announced that a nationwide lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of the virus would be eased, even as health officials record a steady increase in new cases. Despite it...
Japanese Sumo Wrestler, Shobushi Dies of Coronavirus
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Japanese Sumo Wrestler, Shobushi Dies of Coronavirus

A 28-year-old Japanese sumo wrestler has died at the age of 28 after contracting Coronavirus, the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) has announced. Shobushi, whose real name is Kiyotaka Suetake, died from multiple organ failure caused by the virus. He is the first in the sport to fall victim to Coronavirus He had been the first sumo wrestler to test positive for the virus on 10 April, said Kyodo News.   His condition quickly worsened and he reportedly entered intensive care nine days later. "I can only imagine how hard it must have been, battling illness for over a month, but like a wrestler he endured it bravely and fought the disease until the end," JSA Chairman Hakkaku told Kyodo News. "I just want him to rest peacefully now." According to a report by Yomiuri...
Kano Commissioner Who was Sacked for Celebrating’ Abba Kyari’s Death Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Kano Commissioner Who was Sacked for Celebrating’ Abba Kyari’s Death Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Engineer Muaz Magaji, the Kano State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructures Development who was sacked after being accused of "celebrating" the death of late Chief of staff to the President, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for Coronavirus. LIB reported earlier that Kano Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba said Magaji was sacked over his “unguarded utterances against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari" who died from Coronavirus complications.   In what seems to be a twist of event, Magaji has now announced the outcome of his Coronavirus test to his over 23,000 followers on Facebook. He further revealed that he has been moved to one of the isolation centres in the state. He wrote; This morning my NCDC test is ou...
3,000 Samples Yet to be Tested in Lagos Over Shortage of Reagents – Governor Sanwo-Olu
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3,000 Samples Yet to be Tested in Lagos Over Shortage of Reagents – Governor Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed that 3,000 samples are yet to be tested in Lagos state. The Governor blamed the development on global shortage of reagent for molecular testing of the samples. He said the state is hoping to get the reagent soon to test the samples collected. The statement  shared on the Lagos State Government website reads; “We have 3,000 samples collected but we have not been able to carry the test because of the global shortage of reagent for molecular testing. “We are hoping that some of the reagents will be supplied tomorrow and Tuesday. "It would not be out of place to see positive cases in the range of 20 percent out of the 3,000 samples collected. “We are improving the capacity of our isolation facilities in preparation to take care of ...
Governor Nyesom Wike Places Port Harcourt on Total Lockdown
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Governor Nyesom Wike Places Port Harcourt on Total Lockdown

In a bid to stop the importation of the novel Coronavirus to the state, Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that any oil worker who intends to come into the state for work, must present his or her COVID-19 test result before they will be allowed access into the state. River state currently has 14 confirmed cases of COVID19. He gave the order during a state wide broadcast today May 4. ''In the last few days, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control has diagnosed several positive cases of COVID-19 infections in the State, some of whom were persons flown into the State by Oil and Gas Companies for their operations. The latest of these positive cases was the 14th case who was flown in to Port Harcourt as recent as Wednesday the 29th of April 2020 by Bristow Helicopters...
Emir Of Kaura Namoda, Dies While Awaiting his COVID-19 Test Result
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Emir Of Kaura Namoda, Dies While Awaiting his COVID-19 Test Result

The Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Muhammad Ahmad Asha, has died. The monarch died at the Yarima Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, the state capital this morning May 3. A family member who spoke with Tribune, said the monarch died while awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test carried out on him. “We really don’t know whether he was killed by the COVID-19 or not. Because up till this morning, we have not received the results.'' the source said The traditional ruler ascended to the throne 16 years ago. Plans are currently being made to bury him according to Islamic rites. He was 71 years old. His death comes barely 24 hours after the Emir of Rano, Tafida Abubakar Illa, died in Kano state after a brief illness.  
Founder of DAAR Communications and 7 Members of his Family Tested Positive for Coronavirus
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Founder of DAAR Communications and 7 Members of his Family Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar communications, his daughter-in law, along with six members of his family, have tested positive for Coronavirus. This is coming 3 days after his son and chairman of the board of the company, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr tested positive for the virus. A test conducted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on the Dokpesi family came out positive for eight members of the family They have all been evacuated by the NCDC to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada where his son is already receiving treatment Reacting to the development, Dokpesi who spoke shortly after the arrival of the NCDC Ambulance, said he feels very well. “I am of quite ok, i feel very well”, he said, an indication that his condit...
Chief Medical Director of the Yaba Infectious Disease Hospital in Lagos Reportedly Tests Positive for COVID-19
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Chief Medical Director of the Yaba Infectious Disease Hospital in Lagos Reportedly Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Chief Medical Director of Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, Dr Bowale Abimbola, has reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus. SaharaReporters reports Dr Abimbola is presently being treated in one of the wards in the hospital. “Yes, he is positive, that’s why you haven’t seen him in public unlike before. It was even Dr Nifemi Bella Oloniniyi that received honourable members of Lagos State House of Assembly during their visit to our facility. I was told he had a meeting with someone who later showed symptoms of COVID-19, so his samples were immediately taken for test and his results returned positive last week,” a source told SaharaReporters Dr Abimbola was actively involved in managing the Italian man who was the Index case of COVID19 in Lagos state.
Bola Tinubu and wife undergo COVID19 test after his Chief Security officer died from COVID19 complications
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Bola Tinubu and wife undergo COVID19 test after his Chief Security officer died from COVID19 complications

Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and his wife, Remi Tinubu, have tested negative for COVID-19. This was contained in a statement released by his spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, today April 27th.   Recall that last Friday 24th, Lateef Raheem, the 51-year-old former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to Tinubu died following complications of COVID19.  He was said to have suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes which might have been complicated by his infection with COVID-19.   Following Lateef's death, Tinubu requested for a test to be carried out on him, his family members and aides. The results came in today and they were negative. However, one of his aide's reuslt came back positive.   Read the full statement fom Tinubu's...
Lawyers petition Kaduna government over El-Zakzakys’ health
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Lawyers petition Kaduna government over El-Zakzakys’ health

Counsel to the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, led by Femi Falana (SAN) have urged the Kaduna State Government to release them for immediate medical treatment following deteriorating health condition in custody. According to Falana, recent medical tests carried out on El-Zakzaky showed that bullets lodged in his skull and body during the December 2015 clash with soldiers were threatening his life. In a petition to the Kaduna State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Aisha Dikko, the Shiites’ lead counsel said that “series of tests and scans were carried out on our clients, which revealed that there are still bullet particles lodged in several parts of our clients’ bodies (including a shrapnel still lodged in ...
COVID-19: Lagos Launches App To Help Schedule Test Appointments
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COVID-19: Lagos Launches App To Help Schedule Test Appointments

#COVID19 Response has moved into communities. You can locate the Local Government TESTING CENTER closest to you through AlertClinic visit http://app.alertclinic.com/ Request a TEST and choose where you are in Lagos. Try it and share your feedback. #StaySafe #LagosAgainstCOVID19 https:///7CkIi6h3uC)
COVID-19: NCDC Reveals Challenge Of Getting Samples For Test
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COVID-19: NCDC Reveals Challenge Of Getting Samples For Test

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that its main challenge is not testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19), but collection of samples and getting them to laboratories. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of NCDC, said this at the daily Presidential Task Force briefing on Wednesday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country. Ihekweazu said that the agency would test more people as its testing capacity had improved significantly. “The bottleneck now is in getting the samples from the right people. We are now scaling up sample collection. ”We are helping Lagos State to set up sample collection facilities in 20 health facilities in the state. “We want to make it easier for people who need to give samples to do so. “Our call centre capacity...
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Dolapo Badmos tests negative for COVID-19

CSP Dolapo Badmos has tested negative to Corona Virus.   The popular police woman was subjected to Covid-19 test after a report on a blog that she visited the UK amidst the outbreak of the Virus. Her result returned negative. She has been given a clean bill of health to carry on with her essential duty of policing with a caveat to stay safe!
Lalong, family test negative for COVID-19
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Lalong, family test negative for COVID-19

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong and members of his family have tested negative to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), two days after going for the test. Based on calls on states’ chief executives to confirm their status after some members of the National Economic Council (NEC) tested positive to the contagious virus, Lalong volunteered his samples and those of his family members, which health officials forwarded to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) laboratory in Abuja for examination. Yesterday, the results came indicating negative strains for both the governor and members of his family. In his reaction to the favourable outcome, the governor said he and his family decided to take the test to help dispel the gradually building stigma that make people reluctant to com...
Tiger at a zoo in New York City tests positive for Coronavirus
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Tiger at a zoo in New York City tests positive for Coronavirus

A 4-year-old Malayan tiger at a Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for COVID-19, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or the first tiger anywhere in the World. The announcement was made on by the federal officials and the zoo after a test was conducted in Iowa by the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratory. The tiger, Nadia, was exposed by a zoo worker who wasn't yet showing symptoms, the zoo said. The zoo says "appropriate preventative measures" have been implemented to care for the cats and minimize further exposure.'' According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, six other large cats and three African lions are also showing Coronavirus symptoms, but they are all expected to recover.   "Though they have expe...
Eto’o, Drogba React As French Doctors Say ‘Test Coronavirus Vaccines In Africa”
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Eto’o, Drogba React As French Doctors Say ‘Test Coronavirus Vaccines In Africa”

The comments came during a debate on the French TV channel LCI, the BBC reported. Camille Locht, head of research at the Inserm health research group, had mentioned conducting a trial of the BCG vaccine in Europe and Australia. “If I can be provocative,” responded Jean-Paul Mira, head of intensive care at Cochin Hospital in Paris, “shouldn’t we be doing this study in Africa, where there are no masks, no treatments, no resuscitation?” “A bit like as it is done elsewhere for some studies on AIDS,” the doctor added, according to the report. “In prostitutes, we try things because we know that they are highly exposed and that they do not protect themselves.” Mira had earlier suggested that the study might not work as planned on health care workers in Europe and Australia, because th...
Nigeria Can Now Test 1,500 People A Day For Coronavirus – Minister Of Health, Osagie Ehanire
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Nigeria Can Now Test 1,500 People A Day For Coronavirus – Minister Of Health, Osagie Ehanire

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has announced that Nigeria now has the capacity to test 1,500 people a day for coronavirus (COVID-19). Ehanire disclosed this at Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. The Minister said; “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. I applaud all our health workers and emergency responders in this critical time.” Ehanire also revealed that 71 per cent of 6,000 contacts have been traced and they have also intensified effort to reduce the numbers of suspected cases who have not been reached. The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr C...
Backlash Trails Sydney Talker Over Coronavirus Test
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Backlash Trails Sydney Talker Over Coronavirus Test

Earlier, we reported that Nigerian Instagram comedian Sydney Talker has shared the result of his coronavirus test. However, the entertainer who tested negative to the novel virus is facing a backlash as he has been accused of playing a prank on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Recall that a few days ago, Talker called out the NCDC for failing to test hi despite showing ‘symptoms for coronavirus.’ In a tweet, the NCDC claimed they reached out but were informed that he was fine and a viral video of his was just a prank. Sydney refuted this claim saying the NCDC did not reach out to him and he just wants to be tested because his symptoms are getting worse. Talker upon getting his test results back went mute and it took urging for him to share on Twitter that his t...
Brazil Records First Case As 20 Years Old Woman Test Positive For Coronavirus
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Brazil Records First Case As 20 Years Old Woman Test Positive For Coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic continues which has affected many people in the world, a woman from the Kokama ethnic group in the Amazon rainforest is the first indigenous person in Brazil to test positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said on Wednesday. The coronavirus pandemic has fueled fears about the possible impact for indigenous peoples in the Amazon, who are particularly vulnerable to imported diseases. The 20-year-old woman works for the public health system in the municipality of Santo Antonio do Ica, near the Colombian-Brazilian border. She works with a doctor who tested positive for the virus last week after returning from vacation, authorities said. She has no symptoms so far. She and her family have all gone into isolation and are under observation, according...
Israel’s Health Minister And Wife Test Positive For Coronavirus
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Israel’s Health Minister And Wife Test Positive For Coronavirus

Israel’s health minister, Yaakov Litzman and his wife Chava have both tested positive for Coronavirus. The country’s Health Ministry which confirmed the development in a statement released on Thursday April 2, said Litzman and Chava have been in isolation after feeling unwell. The statement further revealed that those who have been in contact with the health minister and his wife in the past two weeks, would be notified and ordered into self-quarantine. It was further gathered that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been made aware of the diagnosis, and it is expected that Litzman “will continue to maintain a regular agenda from his home, in line with medical recommendations.” Before testing positive for the virus, the Minister held meetings alongside Netanyahu and other...
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Undergoes COVID-19 Test
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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Undergoes COVID-19 Test

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, on April 2, took the coronavirus (COVID-19) test in order to ascertain his status. Ortom whose state has just one confirmed case of the ravaging viral disease, was pictured with a medical personnel who was taking his sample, on Thursday Morning.
COVID-19: Nigerian Students In UK Test Positive For Coronavirus
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COVID-19: Nigerian Students In UK Test Positive For Coronavirus

The four students were said to have contracted the virus while moving from one part of the UK to another to find means of survival. Four Nigerian students in the United Kingdom have tested positive for Coronavirus. The students are beneficiaries of the 2019 Niger Delta Development Commission Scholarship Programme. SaharaReporters had published that the students were abandoned in the UK for eight months by the NDDC under Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godswill Akpabio, and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The four students were said to have contracted the virus while moving from one part of the UK to another to find means of survival. A colleague of the affected students, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said, “The students are currently being quarantined at one o...
UK Government To Test 25,000 A Day For Covid-19 Within A Fortnight, Minister Says
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UK Government To Test 25,000 A Day For Covid-19 Within A Fortnight, Minister Says

The UK government is aiming to test 25,000 a day for Covid-19 within a fortnight, housing minister Robert Jenrick has said. Downing Street is facing mounting criticism over a perceived lack of testing compared with other nations, with only 143,186 carried out to date. By comparison, Germany is testing 70,000 a day. The UK’s Covid-19 death toll jumped 381 in a single day yesterday, with overall fatalities standing at 1,789. More than 25,000 people have tested positive for the virus. Asked when the country will be up to 25,000 tests a day, Jenrick told Sky’s Kay Burley: “We’ve said that we hope to be in that position by mid-April. We think within days we’ll be able to go from our present capacity, as I say, of 12,750, to 15,000. So that’s a significant increase but still not a...
Turkey virus death toll exceeds 200
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Turkey virus death toll exceeds 200

More than 200 people have died from COVID-19 in Turkey, which has ramped up tests to more than 15,000 a day, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced Tuesday. Koca shared the latest figures on Twitter, saying that 46 people had died in the last 24 hours, raising the country’s overall death toll to 214. With 2,704 more cases of the novel coronavirus, the official total of those infected has reached 13,531. “The number of tests has increased by 25.2 percent compared with yesterday,” Koca said. Health officials are identifying positive cases faster and with more accuracy, he added. Turkish officials have repeatedly urged citizens to stay home and respect social distancing rules, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advising Turks to adopt “voluntary quarantine” conditions. On ...
Coronavirus: Mamora Says Each Test Costs The Government ₦10,000
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Coronavirus: Mamora Says Each Test Costs The Government ₦10,000

The Nigerian government says it spends around N10,000 to test one individual for coronavirus - This was disclosed by the minister of state for health, Dr Olurunnimbe Mamora, on Monday, March 30 - Mamora, a former minority leader in the Nigerian Senate, is a graduate of medicine and surgery from the University of Ife Minister of state for health, Dr Olurunnimbe Mamora, on Monday, March 30 disclosed that it costs the Nigerian government about N10,000 to conduct a COVID-19 test on one individual. Mamora, a graduate of medicine and surgery from the University of Ife, stated that the testing method by the government is the World Health Organization (WHO) validated Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) which produces an accurate result. Mamora made the comment while speaking to journali...

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