COVID-19: Nigerian govt reveals four drugs to be used for trials in Lagos, Abuja, others

The Federal Government on Monday announced that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos, Ogun, Kaduna, Sokoto and Kano States, have enrolled on the World Health Organisation (WHO) treatment regimen on solidarity drug trials. According to the Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, stated this during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 today. The four drugs that will be monitored in the solidarity trial are Remdesivir; Chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine; Lopinavir, and Ritonavir. Ehanire also confirmed that Nigeria has increased testing by an additional 1,127 to make a total of 27,078 tests. Of that number, 4,399 cases have been

By |May 11th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Covid-19: Arik cuts 80% staff pay, 9 in 10 workers go on leave without pay

Following the suspension of flights occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the management of Arik Air, one of the major airlines in the country has announced it will slash staff pay by 80% starting from April. From May 1, 90% of staff will proceed on leave without pay until further notice. In a message circulated to statt, the company’s managing director Roy Ilegbodu, said the decision was the result of a sharp decline of the airline’s revenue by 98% in addition to the decline in naira value. Daily Trust reports that the Aviation industry in Nigeria especially the airline sub-sector has

By |April 24th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

COVID-19: You’ll be arrested if found outside without face mask – Govt declares

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has declared that anyone found outside their home without face mask would be arrested. The Governor stated this when he flagged off the commencement of the wearing of face masks in the state. “While face masks cannot fully prevent someone from becoming infected with COVID-19, it would go a long way preventing people from spreading the disease to others,” he said. He pleaded with residents to stay at home but if they must go out, “ensure that you wear a face mask.” “Anyone found outside his house without a face mask will be arrested

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