54Gene New Mobile COVID-19 Test Laboratory. A way to reach underserved communities.

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Africa's leading genomics company, 54Gene in conjunction with FCMB Bank and the Ogun State Government, has launched Nigeria's first COVID-19 Mobile Testing Laboratory. Recall that 54Gene recently launched a COVID-19 Testing Support Fund that will help increase COVID-19 testing capacity in the country by up to 1,000 additional...

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Testing Capacity Hits 50,000.

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On Nigeria’s testing capacity, Director-General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Iheakwazu, who spoke at the daily briefing of the PTF in Abuja, said:  “On the Roche equipment, what we have at the moment in the country as we speak, is a capacity to test about 50,000. This is with...

Doctor on ‘front lines’ of coronavirus fight in N.Y. dies by suicide

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A New York City emergency room doctor who was on the “front lines” of the fight against the coronavirus has died by suicide, police said Monday. Dr. Lorna Breen, 49, who worked at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, was in Virginia when she died on Sunday, said Tyler Hawn, a spokesman...

Full Presidential Speech Announcing Easing of Restrictions and Lockdowns.

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ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE CUMULATIVE LOCKDOWN ORDER OF LAGOS AND OGUN STATES AS WELL AS THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ON COVID- 19 PANDEMIC AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA MONDAY, 27th APRIL, 2020 Fellow Nigerians I...

Obese People Are more at risk of COVID-19 than Others – New Study.

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According to emerging data, BMI also plays a role in people who get infected with the coronavirus, with obese people being particularly more high risk than others. The body mass index is a clinical indicator of how "fat" a person is - a function of genetic and environment....