Coronavirus: China records more daily new cases

China has reported 18 new coronavirus cases for June 21. Nine of the tally were in Beijing, the capital. The National Health Commission said this on Monday, Reuters reports. One day earlier, 26 cases were confirmed with 22 in Beijing. There have been a series of local infections in June. …

COVID- 19: Federal Govt reveals drugs used on patients, gives update on Madagascar medicine

Osagie Ehanire, the minister of Health, has revealed some of the drugs used in managing COVID- 19 patients in Nigeria. The drugs include “chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and some other combinations, including antiretroviral drugs. ” Ehanire spoke about the COVID- 19 treatment regimen while addressing the media on Friday. He said …

Expert raises alarm over Vitamin C

Paul Okoh, a nutritionist, has warned against the overdose of Vitamin C. The dietary supplement is being used more to boost the immune system against coronavirus. But Okoh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja, that overdose could trigger undesirable effects. The expert stated that it …

NAFDAC cries out over fake COVID-19 drugs in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has warned of Fake COVID- 19 drugs in circulation. Prof. Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC Director-General, said the agency discovered fake Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine in circulation across the country. Speaking during a webinar in Lagos State on Wednesday, Adeyeye also disclosed …

Federal Govt to recruit COVID- 19 volunteers

The Nigerian government has announced plans to engage community volunteers for COVID- 19. They will embark on house-to-house sensitisation on the dangers and spread of coronavirus. Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, revealed this on Tuesday at the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) briefing on COVID- 19. He revealed that the ministry …

Coronavirus: NAFDAC warns companies over breast milk substitutes

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned companies involved in donation or marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes (BMS). The agency warned them to keep to the World Health Organisation (WHO) code. Prof. Moji Adeyeye, Director General (DG) of NAFDAC, said this in a statement …