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Coronavirus: FG has started immediate cash transfer to poorest households, says Minister

Following the stringent lock down measures across the country, Sadiya Farouk, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says the ministry has commenced cash transfer to poorest households in the country. This, according to her, is to cushion effect of the lock down brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. The minister said this […]

Coronavirus: Bank of Ghana threatens to punish banks that fail to implement ‘coronavirus liquidity policies’

Bank of Ghana has threatened to punish universal banks and special deposit institutions in the country that will act contrary to the rules governing the recent liquidity capital it released. According to the central bank, it will monitor the financial dealings of banks and Special Deposit-Taking Institutions (SDIs) weekly to ensure full compliance with the […]

NAFDAC Orders Production of Chloroquine for COVID-19 Clinical Trials, Says It Worked in China

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has ordered the manufacturing of Chloroquine for emergency stock for possible clinical treatment of Coronavirus. The agency’s Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, in a statement made available to Channels Television on Monday said the old antimalarial is now being repurposed for the clinical trial treatment […]

Coronavirus: Anambra State government closes Niger Bridge

The Anambra State government has announced the closure of the Niger Bridge in Onitsha, to discourage vehicles from queuing up on the bridge. The announcement was made on Sunday evening in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government Prof Solo Chukwulobelu.  Only vehicles transporting food items and medicines will be allowed passage. The statement reads; “This is to […]

57-year-old shrimp seller in China identified as patient zero of Coronavirus, she made full recovery in January, now very healthy

A 57-year-old female shrimp seller in China’s Wuhan city, the originating point of the coronavirus pandemic, has been identified as one of the first victims of Covid-19, which has claimed nearly 28,000 lives around the world so far, according to media reports. The coronavirus ‘patient zero’, who made a full recovery in January after month-long […]

14-yearold Portuguese schoolboy becomes youngest person to die of coronavirus in Europe, had no underlying disease

A 14-year-old boy from Portugal has become the youngest ‘healthy’ person to die of coronavirus in Europe. Before now it was believed young people without underlying health challenges would hardly die if infected by coronavirus. But the teenager, from Ovar, half an hour’s drive south of Porto, died in the early hours of Sunday after […]