Month: March 2020

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases hit 135

Four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria, The Youcanbemore reports. Three were recorded in Osun State and one in Ogun State.“As at 11:15 am 31st March there are 135 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria with two deaths,” said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The pandemic has been recorded in 11 […]

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Nigerian student dies of coronavirus weeks before graduation

Weeks before he was set to graduate at the Western Michigan University, a Nigerian-America student, Bassey Offiong, died from coronavirus after being refused a test several times in Michigan. The PUNCH gathered that the deceased is a 25-year-old college student studying Chemical Engineering at the Michigan-based university. A relative to the deceased told The PUNCH that he tested […]

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Smokers at higher risk of COVID-19 – WHO

The World Health Organisation has said smokers and tobacco consumers have a high chance of contracting COVID-19. The United Nations’ specialised body for global health also said asthmatic and diabetic patients are vulnerable to be infected with the virus. It said, “Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 as the act of smoking […]

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