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Nigeria Reports 157 New COVID-19 Cases

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The rate of COVID-19 spread in Nigeria continues to increase significantly as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control shows 65,305 confirmed cases.

NCDC also announced 157 new COVID-19 infections on Monday night.

Lagos, Oyo, Kaduna, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Ondo, Osun and Plateau states all shared the new cases of infections.

So far, eleven hundred sixty-three COVID-19 deaths have been recorded, while 61,162 patients have been discharged.

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U.S. FDA Grants Emergency Authorization For COVID-19 Treatment From Regeneron

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The U.S. Food and drug administration has granted emergency authorization for the Regeneron antibody treatment, the same drug that was administered to president Donald Trump after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

The drug’s approval is limited in scope for people who have tested positive for the coronavirus and who are at high risk for developing severe COVID-19.

Regeneron says it will have enough of the drug for at least eighty thousand patients by the end of this month.  It says, by the first week of January, it would have enough for 200,000 patients, and for 300,000 by the end of January.

The United States has surpassed the 12 million infection mark, and nearly two hundred seventy Americans have died from complications from the disease.

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Senator Moro Calls For Quick Intervention As Strange Disease Kills Over 17 Persons In Idoma Community

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Senator Abba Moro, from Benue south senatorial district, has called for quick intervention a strange disease has claimed more than seventeen lives in Owukpa, in Ogbadibo local government area of the state.  Many residents there are also receiving treatment at different hospitals.

The senator says it is regrettable that the outbreak of this mysterious disease has come in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is taking the attention of health experts in the area.

As he commiserated with bereaved families, Moro also called on the federal and state governments to take immediate action to prevent the pestilence from escalating.

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Uganda Suffers Shortage Of Pharmaceutical Raw Material

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Pharmaceutical manufacturing is among the sectors that have been affected by the covid-19 pandemic in Uganda.

The pharmaceutical manufacturing sector has been heavily affected due to the shortage of buyers and increase in prices of raw materials, among others. This has led to the increase of medicine prices across the country.

This has hindered the instant supply of life-saving drugs to malaria and HIV patients within and outside Uganda.

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