Good day, Here the news on coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria today, April 15, 2020.
COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria now 373
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 29 new infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country to 373.
The government agency via its twitter handle, @NCDCgov, had during the first announcement confirmed that 19 new cases.
“As of 09:20pm April 14, there are 362 confirmed cases of COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 99 have been discharged with 11 death.
At 11pm, the NCDC tweeted, “Eleven new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Lagos State. As at 11pm 14th April there were 373 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 99 have been discharged with 11 deaths.”
COVID-19 death: UITH extends probe panel deadline
The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital has explained the reason it extendeded the period of the sitting of it’s 10-member committee for two weeks.
This committee was set up to investigate an alleged professional misconduct against it Senior Consultant, Prof. Kassim Salami. The two weeks was to enable the panel to take the account of it’s workers in isolation.
This was revealed by Public Relations Officer of UITH, Elizabeth Ajiboye, who said the committee would submit it report later this week.
The staff of UITH who worked at the Accident and Emergency ward of the hospital, where the victim was admitted before his death, were asked to go into 14-day isolation which will end on Friday.
FG plans to have isolation centres at borders
As part of efforts to take advantage of two-week lockdown extension ordered by the President Muhammadu Buhari, the Federal Government aims to conduct 4,000 COVID-19 tests every day.
The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu made this known on Tuesday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. According to him, 2,000 tests would be conducted in Lagos, 1,000 in Abuja and 1,000 in other parts of the country.
PTF to meet govs’ forum
The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 has said it will be meeting with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum in the coming days and we have already established very close links with the state commissioners of health.
Head of the team, Sani Aliyu said they have recommended at least 300 beds for treating persons with COVID infections in each state
Oyo begins testing of 2,000 residents
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has revealed that the state has began rapid testing for COVID-19 in the state.
This he said would determine the next course of action by his administration while speaking at the commencement of the ‘COVID-19 Drive-Through-Walk-through Testing’ initiative for 2,000 residents within two weeks at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan.
Nigeria tested 7,000 persons – Mamora
The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has revealed that between 7,000 and 10,000 persons have been tested for coronavirus in the country.
Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a live programme on Channels Television, Mamora stated that the number of cases was made available by the NCDC.
Nine patients recover in Lagos, discharged
Additional nine COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Lagos.
This was confirmed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. According to him, they have been receiving treatment at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.
Ogun set to discharge three patients today
The Ogun State Government has announced that three out of nine positive cases in its isolation centre would be discharged on Wednesday.
This was revealed by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker. According to him, the new cases recorded in Odogbolu Local Government Area came in from the UK on the 17th and 19th of March.
Edo tracing 299 contacts
The Edo State Government has said that it is tracing 299 persons, who came in contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, stated this in an interview with journalists on Tuesday. He also also disclosed that the Stella Obasanjo Hospital Isolation Centre had commenced treatment for the first coronavirus (COVID-19) patient at the facility.