Source: Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: Federal Government Releases 10 Billion Naira Grant to Lagos State

5 billion Naira special intervention fund had also been released to NCDC to equip, expand and provide personnel to its facilities and laboratories across the country

The Federal Government has released 10billion Naira grant to Lagos State to increase its capacity to respond to the COVID19 outbreak.  This was made known by the Honorable Minister of Health,  Dr Osagie Ehanire, in a press briefing held at the Ministry's Headquarters today, 27th March 2020. The Minister said, the sum of…

Source: Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: 51 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Nigeria

All new cases have recent international travel history or close contact with recent travelers

As of 0700am 26th March, 51 cases of COVID19 are confirmed in Nigeria: Lagos 32, FCT 10, Ogun 3, Bauchi 1, Edo 1, Ekiti 1, Osun 1, Oyo 1 & Rivers 1. 2 discharged, 1 death. All new cases have recent international travel history or close contact with recent travellers.

Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • The Permanent Secretary , Health Mr Abdulaziz Abdullah receiving the consignment alongside the Director Port Health Services, Dr Morenike Alex-Okoh
  • All (1)
Source: Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: Federal Government (FG) receives donated consignment from Jack Ma Foundation China

The consignment was first sent to the Headquarters of African Union (AU), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by the Jack Ma Foundation for distribution to the continent

As part of efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in African countries, Jack Ma Foundations China, has donated some items to the continent. The consignment was first sent to the Headquarters of African Union (AU), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by the Jack Ma Foundation for distribution to the continent. Nigeria’s…

Source: Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria |

Nigeria Records First Death from COVID-19

Nigeria has so far recorded 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19

The Federal Government has confirmed its first death from Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire disclosed this today, at a Press Briefing in Abuja. The case was a 67-year male who returned home following medical treatment in the United Kingdom. “Sadly, we recorded our first death…

Source: Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria |

Coronavirus – Nigeria: The efficacy of chloroquine in managing CoronaVirus disease is still a subject of conversation and speculation among clinicians globally

Some studies are said to have confirmed chloroquine effectiveness in in-vitro tests, while others have described its in-vivo effect as inconclusive

The Honorable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has stated that, the efficacy of chloroquine in managing CoronaVirus disease is still a subject of conversation and speculation among clinicians globally, and it underscores the pressure on the scientific community to find something that works against the dreaded virus.  He said that…