COVID-19 in Nigeria: What Do Nigerians Still Think?

Nigeria, like many other countries around the world, has been fighting the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for several months now. The Nigeria Center for Disease and Control (NCDC) confirmed the first case in the country in February 2020. They reported that an Italian citizen who works in Lagos state brought it first into the country. Other people with foreign travel history subsequently added to the numbers. Since then, the number of infections have risen to reports of over 47,000 as at August 11th 2020. The virus originated in Wuhan, China late…

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Impact of Mental Health Neglect and Ignorance in Nigeria

With a population of over 200 million people in Nigeria, an estimated 20%–30% of our population are believed to suffer from mental disorders. What makes the narrative such a worry is the unfortunate large scale neglect and ignorance of mental health in Nigeria. Not so much attention has been given to mental health by government and the lack of awareness of the Nigerian public on mental health issues appears to be very pronounced. In addition to this, there seems to be a continued prevalence of misconceptions by many Nigerians in…

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COVID-19 : Infections in Nigeria Close to 37,000

Nigeria has recorded 556 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 36,663. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the new figures in a tweet late Sunday. However, according to the tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) July 19, the NCDC noted that the total number of those discharged now stands at 15105, while 789 deaths have been recorded. Confirmed Cases by State States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths Lagos 13,438 11,298…

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COVID-19 : Confirmed Cases Reaches Over 1000 in Ghana

Ghana records more  COVID-19 cases as confirmed by The Ghana Health Service. This will bring Ghana’s total case count to 1024 as at April 20th. Total samples tested so far now stands at 68,591 with 1.52 % testing positive which represents 1024 patients. The results of these backlog of samples when released does not mean the number of new cases recorded on the day of the report.  Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West. 99 patients…

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COVID-19 : Australian Health Officials “Cautiously Hopeful” of Flattening Curve

Health authorities in Australia have expressed cautious optimism that Australia may be able to limit the domestic coronavirus outbreak, as the death toll reaches 34 including three more deaths linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship. However, senior officials have warned against complacency or relaxing social distancing rules too early. Australia’s chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy said the number of cases in Australia rose by 139 on Sunday, to a total of 5,687 cases. About 2,000 of those cases are of people who have completely recovered. “That is probably the…

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11 More COVID-19 Patients Discharged In Nigeria

Eleven more people have recovered from coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been discharged in Lagos State. This brings the total number of people discharged in Nigeria to 20 as at Thursday, April 2, while two deaths were recorded. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this in a series of tweets on Thursday. He revealed that the persons – two females and nine males – have fully recovered and have tested negative for COVID-19, weeks after they tested positive for the disease. Following their recovery, Sanwo-Olu revealed that the 11 persons were…

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