Category archives for: Health

Osibanjo,Health Minister Laud Effort Of NCNC Staff, Public Health Workers

LAGOS JANUARY 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-Vice President Yemi Osinbajo recognized and praised the efforts of the staff Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other public health workers, which he described as “heroic”. The Vice President who visited the premises of NCNC yesterday interacted with the laboratory staff while on tour of the facility and observed operations […]

South-African Minister And Ramaphosa Close Ally Dies Of Covid-19

LAGOS JANUARY 21ST (NEWSRANGERS)-Jackson Mthembu, a minister and presidential advisor who was the public face of South Africa’s fight against Covid, has died from the virus, the presidency said Thursday. “It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu passed away earlier today from Covid-related complications,” President […]

Any Malaria-like Symptoms Should Be Considered COVID-19 Until Proven Otherwise – Sanwo-Olu

LAGOS JANUARY 20TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday said any malaria-like symptom should now be considered and treated as COVID-19 until proven otherwise. The governor, who briefed newsmen at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos State  on COVID-19 update in the state said such symptoms should be considered COVID-19 virus infections unless proven otherwise. […]

Covid-19 Kills Catholic Priest, Six Others In Benue Within A Week

LAGOS JANUARY 19TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Seven persons, including a Catholic priest Father Kuluke, have died of COVID- 19 complications within one week in Benue State. The Chairman of the State Action Committee on COVID-19 and Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, disclosed this on Monday while swearing-in Justice Aleje as a judge of the Customary Court of Appeal at […]

Covid-19: Nigeria Lawmakers Oppose School Resumption, Propose 3-Month Postponement

LAGOS JANUARY 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The House of Representatives has faulted the Federal Government for giving schools the go-ahead to resume on Monday despite the increasing cases of COVID-19. The House said government officials did not consult the relevant committees of the National Assembly, contrary to their claim that all relevant stakeholders were consulted before arriving at […]

23 People Die In Norway Within Days Of Receiving Covid-19 Vaccine Dose

LAGOS JANUARY 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Twenty-three people died in Norway within days of receiving their first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine with 13 of those deaths apparently related to the side effects of the shots, New York Post reported citing the health officials. All 13 were nursing home patients and at least 80 years old. Common […]

COVID-19: Lagos Instructs Civil Servants To Work From Home Till Febuary 1st

LAGOS JANUARY 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed civil servants on Level 14 and below to work from home till February 1, 2021 as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease amid the second wave of the pandemic. This was contained in a statement signed on Saturday by the […]

China Ice Cream Test Positive To Coronavirus

LAGOS JANUARY 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government. The Daqiaodao Food Co., Ltd. in Tianjin, adjacent to Beijing, was sealed and its employees were being tested for the coronavirus, a city government statement said. There was […]

Covid-19: Nigeria Govt Releases New Guidelines For Religious Centres

LAGOS JANUARY 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-As Nigeria continues to battle the second wave of the dreaded coronavirus, federal authorities in the country are trying to reduce the possibility of mass infections. On Friday, January 15, the federal ministry of health released new protocols for religious centres to adhere to. The Buhari-led administration has issued new protocols for […]

Covid-19: NCDC Releases Toll Free Short Code For Contact

LAGOS JANUARY 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with support from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has activated a shortcode–“6232”. A press statement made available to NewsRangers from the office of NCNC said the number has been introduced as a means for the public to contact NCDC’s Connect Centre and access verified information on […]

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