Nigeria Records 454 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Rise To 27,564

Nigeria has recorded 454 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections in the country to 27,564 The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet on Friday. According to the NCDC, the new cases were spread across 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Eighty-Seven of the cases were recorded in Lagos, […]

EUSA Pharma’s Vaccine Gets Approval for COVID-19 Trial

Regulators in the United States have given approval for a Phase III clinical trial of EUSA Pharma’s vaccine for patients suffering from COVID-19 related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). A monoclonal antibody, Siltuximab directly neutralizes interleukin (IL)-6, an inflammatory cytokine detected at elevated levels in multiple inflammatory conditions, including COVID-19. It has the propensity to […]

Coronavirus – Groom Dies after Infecting Over 100 Wedding Guests

An Indian groom has died from COVID-19 after infecting over 100 of his wedding guests who came to celebrate his big day with him as his family didn’t heed his request to post-pone the wedding ceremony. According to the Hindustan Times, the man, a 30-year-old software engineer developed diarrhea and a high fever before his […]

Nigeria Records 561 New COVID-19 Cases As Total Infections Exceed 25,000

Nigeria has recorded 561 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 25, 694. This was confirmed on Tuesday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet via its official handle. Just like the previous day, the new cases were recorded across 18 states of the federation and […]

New Virus in Pigs Could be the Source of Next Pandemic – Chinese Researchers

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have warned that pigs are more infectious to humans and need to be watched closely, to prevent them from spreading infection to humans, which could cause another pandemic. According to the study published in the US journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the researchers have been studying […]

COVID-19: Nigeria, US, Others Not Permitted into Europe from July 1

Nigeria has been excluded from the list of the countries whose travellers could be received into Europe when the borders reopen on July 1, this was said by the European Union Commission. The Commission released list of 54 countries that qualify for travels into Europe and Nigeria was conspicuously absent. According to a report from Schengenvisainfo.com, […]

Non-Approved Hand Sanitizers Can Cause Skin Damage – SON

The Standards Organization of Nigeria has warned against the use of non-approved hand sanitizers, which it says can cause  damage to the skin. The regulatory body said in a statement released on Monday 29 June, that it will “not tolerate any minus in standards” as quality hand sanitizers are important in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. […]

Researchers Get Close to Discovering Why Eczema Happens

A new study from researchers at Binghamton State University of New York may help to peel the layers of unhealthy skin and get closer to a cure. Over 35 million people suffers from eczema, a chronic skin condition also known as atopic dermatitis. Worldwide, two to five per cent of adults and about 15 per cent of […]

Nigeria Records 649 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Exceed 22, 000

Nigeria has recorded 649 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus rose to 22, 020. This was confirmed on Wednesday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). According to the health agency, new cases were reported in 21 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), […]

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