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Nigerians Suggest Lockdown Extension As Lagos Records All-time Daily High Of 183 COVID-19 Cases

Nigerians Suggest Lockdown Extension As Lagos Records All-time Daily High Of 183 COVID-19 Cases

Some Nigerians are piling pressure on the federal and Lagos State government to place a fresh lockdown on Lagos to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. On Thursday, Lagos recorded an all-time high of 183 cases of COVID-19 in a single day.  A dusk-to-dawn curfew was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari last week after the outrage that greeted the lockdown.  Since the  lockdown was lifted on Sunday,... »

JUST IN: Delta Discharges Third COVID-19 Patient

JUST IN: Delta Discharges Third COVID-19 Patient

Delta State has discharged another person infected with COVID-19 after treatment. This was disclosed by the state government via its official Twitter handle, with the latest discharge bringing the total number of persons discharged in the state to three.  The state now has 11 active cases after recording 17 cases with three deaths and three persons discharged. The state government has in place a d... »

NRD opens all ID-related transactions by appointment during CMCO

NRD opens all ID-related transactions by appointment during CMCO

PUTRAJAYA: The National Registration Department (NRD) has opened its offices nationwide to assist the public with pending identification document (ID) transaction on an appointment basis. In a statement today, the NRD said most of its offices have been operating by appointment since the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) on May 4, except the offices located at urban tr... »

Treasury approves 2.3m new application for BPN, total payout RM1.7bln

Treasury approves 2.3m new application for BPN, total payout RM1.7bln

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 2.3 million new applications and appeals for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) have been approved, with a cumulative total payout of RM1.7 billion, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz (pix) announced today. The approval came after the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) completed its review of these new applications and appeals, he said. “With the a... »

Medical Product Alert N°5/2020 – 7 May 2020

Medical Product Alert N°5/2020 – 7 May 2020

Falsified and contaminated Defibrotide identified in WHO regions of Western Pacific, Europe and Eastern Mediterranean This alert relates to falsified DEFIBROTIDE 200MG VIALS OF 2.5ML (80MG/ML) CONCENTRATE FOR SOLUTION FOR INFUSION identified in Australia, Latvia and Saudi Arabia. This product is sold under the brand name Defitelio. On 13 March 2020, the WHO Global Surveillance and Monitoring Syste... »

Indonesia firmly committed to eliminating lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem

Indonesia firmly committed to eliminating lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem

Indonesia recently completed the last of its annual large-scale treatment for lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantiasis or Penyakit Kaki Gajah) in Malaka District located in its southernmost province, East Nusa Tenggara. Unprecedented progress by the National Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme has strongly placed the country on the path to achieving the elimination of lymphati... »

WHO calls for healthy, safe and decent working conditions for all health workers, amidst COVID-19 pandemic

WHO calls for healthy, safe and decent working conditions for all health workers, amidst COVID-19 pandemic

On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the World Health Organization calls upon all governments, employers and workers organizations and the global community to take urgent measures for strengthen countries’ capacities to protect occupational health and safety of health workers and emergency responders respect their rights to decent working conditions, and develop national programmes fo... »

Maternal infections in health facilities

Maternal infections in health facilities

A clearer picture of the global impact  New research from the Global Maternal Sepsis Study (GLOSS), a major WHO/HRP initiative, shows that infection has a much larger impact on global maternal mortality and morbidity than previously thought. The results from GLOSS, published in The Lancet Global Health, are the first to provide data on frequency of maternal infections and sepsis across the pregnan... »

WHO reports fivefold increase in cyber attacks, urges vigilance

WHO reports fivefold increase in cyber attacks, urges vigilance

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyber attacks directed at its staff, and email scams targeting the public at large.  This week, some 450 active WHO email addresses and passwords were leaked online along with thousands belonging to others working on the novel coronavirus response.  The leaked credentials did not put WHO systems a... »