On Japans Stretched Front Line, Doctors And Nurses DIY A Coronavirus Response

At any given time, seven out of eight beds in the intensive care unit of St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo are taken up by critically ill coronavirus patients. “If we max out eight beds, we can’t place patients who suddenly take a turn for the worse, so we always keep one bed open,” said […]

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Russian Doctors, Nurses Face More Risks As Virus Cases Grow

A patient who had routine surgery at a hospital in St. Petersburg suddenly developed a fever after an operation. Doctors insisted on testing him for coronavirus and results showed that he had it. And so did the Russian doctors, nurses and other patients who had unwittingly come in contact with him. “It just snowballed from […]

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13 Ghanaian Doctors Test Positive For COVID-19

At least 13 doctors have tested positive for coronavirus in Ghana, an official of the Ghana Medical Association said on Tuesday. The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the GMA, Paa Baidoo, disclosed this to the media in Accra. Baidoo blamed the development on the poor distribution of Personal Protective Equipment to health facilities across the country […]

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Two Children Among Ekiti COVID-19 Patients, Says Commissioner

Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, said on Monday that two children were among the four persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state at the weekend. They are among the four contacts of the 45-year-old medical doctor who contracted the disease from a patient, who is now dead, that he conducted […]

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SEMPON 2nd AGM & Conference 2018

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Evacuation: 72 Nigerians, 111 Other Africans In China Test Positive

Seventy-two  Nigerians awaiting evacuation in Guangzhou city, Guangdong Province of China have tested positive for the coronavirus disease. The results of the tests conducted on 56 Nigerians, which were released on Tuesday, indicated that the affected individuals were asymptomatic, raising concern that they might have infected other people. It was learnt that that 16 Nigerians […]

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Save the Children: Covid-19 Set To Impact Hundreds Of Thousands Of Children In Dangerous Mix Of Poverty, Hunger And Protection Risks

Save the Children is extremely concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic could turn into a serious child rights crisis in Nigeria, as hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable children could be exposed to a dangerous mix of extreme poverty, malnutrition and hunger as a result of the virus. The socioeconomic impact of the pandemic will […]

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WHO Confirms 2.5m Cases, 160,000 Deaths Globally

The World Health Organisation says about 2.5 million cases and over 160,000 deaths related to the coronavirus have been recorded globally. “Globally, almost 2.5 million cases of COVID-19 have now been reported to WHO, and more than 160,000 deaths,” the organisation’s Director General, Tedros Gbebreyesus, said in his opening remarks at a media briefing on […]

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Lagos Records Over 500 Coronavirus Cases, 16 Deaths

Lagos State on Wednesday recorded 74 new coronavirus cases, highest to be reported in any Nigerian state within 24 hours. This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the state to 504, The NAN reports. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed this via its Twitter handle. The NCDC, which said the total number […]

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South West Caucus Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors NARD Secretariat Oyo State Press Release

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) South West Caucus commends the efforts of our members, other healthcare workers, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Governments at various levels and the good people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the indomitable effort and zeal at combating the global surge and pandemic of […]

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