NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Launch Rescheduled to Saturday Due to Weather

NASA and SpaceX have scrubbed today’s launch attempt of the Demo-2 test flight to the International Space Station with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley due to unfavorable weather conditions around Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX will begin removing propellant from the Falcon 9 rocket and then the astronauts will exit the Crew Dragon spacecraft. Launch coverage will continue … Continue reading NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Launch Rescheduled to Saturday Due to Weather

COVID-19: NCDC validates viral RNA extraction kits

As part of efforts to contain and successfully manage COVID-19, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has validated the first phase of a scientific procedure to extract the RNA of coronavirus. These extraction kits form part of the components of testing through real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, PCR. Speaking at the validation in Abuja, Director-General of NABDA, Professor Alex Akpa, explained that told that the success … Continue reading COVID-19: NCDC validates viral RNA extraction kits

COVID-19 : Do not use untested remedies, WHO Africa warns

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning against people using untested remedies for coronavirus. Africans deserve access to medicines that have gone through proper trials even if they are derived from traditional treatments, it said. Its statement comes as Madagascar’s president is promoting a herbal tonic for treating COVID-19 patients. The African Union (AU) said it wanted to see the scientific data on … Continue reading COVID-19 : Do not use untested remedies, WHO Africa warns

Nigerian doctor discovers another cure for COVID-19

Dr. Jawa Ibrahim Muhammad from Yobe State has discovered an Anti-dote and herbal medicine for curing COVID-19. The NCDC, Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and Governor of Yobe, are in receipt of the antidote and curative medicine at this hour and are waiting for approval after due process of certification by relevant authorities. Dr. Jawa has a Masters Degree from WFAS Institute Beijing. He also has … Continue reading Nigerian doctor discovers another cure for COVID-19

COVID-19: Kaduna Dep Gov Balarabe inspects testing centre

Kaduna State Deputy Governor and chair of the State Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, inspected the Coronavirus testing center activated at ABU African Centre of Excellency for Neglected Tropical Disease and Forensic Biotechnology (ACENTDFB), Zaria. This is the second Covid-19 testing center activated in Kaduna to enable the testing of more suspected cases in the state. It is hoped that soonest another … Continue reading COVID-19: Kaduna Dep Gov Balarabe inspects testing centre

NCDC now have 15 laboratories for testing COVID- 19 with Sokoto and Kaduna labs added

We’re proud to announce the inclusion of 2 new molecular labs into the laboratory network for #COVID19 at‬ ‪1. Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto‬ ‪2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna‬ ‪This brings the number of labs with the capacity to test for #COVID19 to 15 Continue reading NCDC now have 15 laboratories for testing COVID- 19 with Sokoto and Kaduna labs added

Heat kills coronavirus, ‘enjoy the sun’ – Trump tells Americans

U.S. President Donald Trump called on Americans to “enjoy the sun” after unveiling a study that supposedly showed that the novel coronavirus dissipates more quickly with sunlight and at higher temperatures. “I hope people enjoy the sun, and if it has an impact that’s great,” Trump said during his daily coronavirus task force briefing. Bill Bryan, head of science and technology at the Department of … Continue reading Heat kills coronavirus, ‘enjoy the sun’ – Trump tells Americans

COVID-19: 2 new labs activated as total number of testing labs now 13

Two new labs have been activated for #COVID19 testing at:‬ ‪1. DNA Lab, a private sector lab in Kaduna‬. ‪2. University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno. ‪This brings the number of COVID-19 testing labs in Nigeria to 13‬. Sokoto & Port Harcourt are ‪currently in progress.   Continue reading COVID-19: 2 new labs activated as total number of testing labs now 13

COVID-19: FG Receives Medical Equipment,including 50 ventilators from UN

The United Nations on Tuesday donated some medical equipment to the federal government to help combat the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. Hadi Sirika, Aviation Minister took the delivery of the various medical equipment on behalf of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. According to Sirika, the equipment, which included, among other things, fifty (50) ventilators, will … Continue reading COVID-19: FG Receives Medical Equipment,including 50 ventilators from UN