The COVID-19 test conducted on the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, CON, has today returned a NEGATIVE result.
This development was disclosed by Mr. Isaac Okorafor, Director of Corporate Communications at the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The Republic of Congo’s former president has died of coronavirus in France, local media reported on Tuesday.
Jacques Joachim Yhombi Opango died Monday at the age of 81, according to local daily Journal de Brazza.
Opango had been ill before he contracted the virus that has claimed over 37,000 lives worldwide.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari has tested positive for coronavirus, a source with direct knowledge said.
Abba Kyari, who is in his 70s, is an important figure in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and his illness could have ramifications for the running of the country.
PHOTOS: Nigerian Senator Rose Oko has died.
The distinguished Senator Rose Okoji Oko representing Cross River North Federal Constituency has died. Born on the 27th of September 1956, Senator Oko was a former Commissioner for Education and Member of the Federal House of Representatives from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP),representing Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in Nigeria’s 7th class of the National Assembly.
Nigeria’s Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The Governor’s office had put out a statement on Monday announcing that he had gone into self isolation after one of his contacts tested positive for the virus.
CORONAVIRUS: Support materials from Jack Ma to Africa arrive Ethiopia ; PM Ahmed to cordinate distribution.
Ethiopia has publicly acknowledged receipt of the support materials from the Jack Ma foundation. This comes days after President Paul Kagame of Rwanda thanked Ma for sending relief items their way.
Taking to social media, Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed wrote: “Thank you @JackMa & the @AlibabaGroup for sending the first wave of #COVID-19 prevention materials. Support includes 1.1million testing kits,6million masks & 60,000 protective suits to be distributed throughout Africa. Distribution to other countries will begin as of tomorrow”.
The former managing director of Pipelines and Product Marketing Company. Suleiman Achimugu died over night from corona virus.. He is the first casualty in Nigeria. He got back from the UK 2 weeks ago. Started exhibiting symptoms on Tuesday. The family reported to the NCDC.
They came to the house and took his blood specimen. They never got back to the family.
As of yesterday afternoon, he was coughing profusely. So they called the NCDC to inquire about his results.. It turned out positive.
They picked him up and rushed him to Gwagwalada. He died at 2am this morning.
His family are currently under quarantine in their house. The NCDC will handle the burial.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has called for prayers after his son tested positive for #CORONAVIRUS.
“My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real. -AA” he wrote on Twitter.
The researchers’ work has garnered global attention, notably from President Trump. Researchers prescribed the antimalarial hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin to patients earlier this month, according to the research, which is published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.
The State of New York will begin implementing the trial drug in the treatment of the Coronavirus disease on Tuesday.
In a press briefing monitored by The Diaspora Post on Sunday , Governor Andrew Cuomo disclosed that the state of New York had secured 70,000 doses of HydroxyChloroquine, 10,000 doses of Zithromax and 750,000 doses of Chloroquine.