What test should I get to know if I have Covid-19?

In most situations, a molecular test is used to detect SARS-CoV-2 and confirm infection. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is the most commonly used molecular test. Samples are collected from the nose and/or throat with a swab. Molecular tests detect virus in the sample by amplifying viral genetic material to detectable levels. For this reason, a molecular test is used to confirm an active infection, usually within a few days of exposure and around the time that symptoms may begin. 

Learn more about what kind of COVID-19 tests are available

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What about rapid tests?

Rapid antigen tests (sometimes known as a rapid diagnostic test – RDT) detect viral proteins (known as antigens). Samples are collected from the nose and/or throat with a swab. These tests are cheaper than PCR and will offer results more quickly, although they are generally less accurate. These tests perform best when there is more virus circulating in the community and when sampled from an individual during the time they are most infectious. 

– Learn more about rapid diagnostic test

How can we protect others and ourselves if we don’t know has Covid-19?

Stay safe by taking some simple precautions, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask, especially when distancing cannot be maintained, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds and close contact, regularly cleaning your hands, and coughing into a bent elbow or tissue. Check local advice where you live and work. Do it all!

Read our public advice page for more information. 

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When should i gat a test for Covid-19?

Anyone with symptoms should be tested, wherever possible. People who do not have symptoms but have had close contact with someone who is, or may be, infected may also consider testing – contact your local health guidelines and follow their guidance.  

While a person is waiting for test results, they should remain isolated from others. Where testing capacity is limited, tests should first be done for those at higher risk of infection, such as health workers, and those at higher risk of severe illness such as older people, especially those living in seniors’ residences or long-term care facilities.

what happens to people who get Covid-19?

Among those who develop symptoms, most (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing hospital treatment. About 15% become seriously ill and require oxygen and 5% become critically ill and need intensive care.

Complications leading to death may include respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis and septic shock, thromboembolism, and/or multiorgan failure, including injury of the heart, liver or kidneys.

In rare situations, children can develop a severe inflammatory syndrome a few weeks after infection. 

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Who is most at risk of sever illness from Covid-19?

People aged 60 years and over, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart and lung problems, diabetes, obesity or cancer, are at higher risk of developing serious illness. 

However, anyone can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age. 

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Are there long-term effect of Covid -19?

Some people who have had COVID-19, whether they have needed hospitalization or not, continue to experience symptoms, including fatigue, respiratory and neurological symptoms.

WHO is working with our Global Technical Network for Clinical Management of COVID-19, researchers and patient groups around the world to design and carry out studies of patients beyond the initial acute course of illness to understand the proportion of patients who have long term effects, how long they persist, and why they occur.  These studies will be used to develop further guidance for patient care.  

what is Covid-19?

COVID-19

is the disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2.  WHO first learned of this new virus on 31 December 2019, following a report of a cluster of cases of ‘viral pneumonia’ in Wuhan, People’s Republic of China.

what are the symptoms of Covid-19?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue

Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include:

  • Loss of taste or smell,
  • Nasal congestion,
  • Conjunctivitis (also known as red eyes)
  • Sore throat,
  • Headache,
  • Muscle or joint pain,
  • Different types of skin rash,
  • Nausea or vomiting,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Chills or dizziness.

Symptoms of severe COVID‐19 disease include:

  • Shortness of breath,
  • Loss of appetite,
  • Confusion,
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest,
  • High temperature (above 38 °C).

Other less common symptoms are:

  • Irritability,
  • Confusion,
  • Reduced consciousness (sometimes associated with seizures),
  • Anxiety,
  • Depression,
  • Sleep disorders,
  • More severe and rare neurological complications such as strokes, brain inflammation, delirium and nerve damage.
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People of all ages who experience fever and/or cough associated with difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, or loss of speech or movement should seek medical care immediately. If possible, call your health care provider, hotline or health facility first, so you can be directed to the right clinic.

Facts about Covid-19.

The novel Covid-19 was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei province of China. It was not until March 11th that the World Health Organization classified the virus as a world pandemic especially after it was capable of spreading rapidly to a large group of people.

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Covid-19 is a new virus that replicates and causes high levels of infections in the lungs. Covid-9 symptoms may range from mile to severe with respiratory complications such as fever, shortness of breath, and cough. The virus is transmitted through person-to-person contact and that is why social distancing is encouraged as a precaution method to curb the spread. The virus becomes airborne through respiratory droplets when a person coughs, sneezes, speaks or spits anyhow. 

Since, its first confirmed case on Dec. 31, 2019, there has been a lot of questions and speculations regarding the same. The numbers for the novel coronavirus are updating frequently. So far, the virus has claimed more than 351,000 lives across the world. The total number of confirmed cases stands at 5.6M with Untied States registering the highest curve of 1.6 million confirmed infections with nearly 100,000 deaths. 

In other words, these times calls for support and encouragement along all family members so that as many people as possible can survive the pandemic. Other than self-isolation, qualified ndis registered providers  can help your senior loved ones lead a comfortable and promising life during this pandemic without posing the threat of unnecessary infection. Moreover, NDIS also offers mobility equipment to counter the challenges that are associated with old age.
Here are some quick facts that you must know about Covid-19:
 
·      Covid-19 is real and poses a threat to humanity

You must not feed from propaganda which is opinion-based instead of fact-oriented news and communication that will actually keep you alive to see another day. Whether it originated from an animal or was manufactured in a laboratory the Covid-19 is real and is threatening to reverse decades of progress in the fights against
poverty and income inequalities. That is why as many people as possible should stay safe so that we can rebuild the world economy together after normalcy resumes. 

There is no treatment for the Coronavirus

Currently, there is no confirmed treatment or vaccine against the coronavirus. Similarly, there is no treatment for the respiratory infections and symptoms that the virus causes. In most cases, doctors help patients to maintain a strong immune system that can fight the severity of the infection on its own. That is why being 100% healthy elevates you to a better position of staying out of danger. However, that doesn’t mean that you should be become reckless and ignore the policies of social distancing.
 
·      Social distancing helps slow spread and infection

Countries that were badly hit by the novel coronavirus have since started recovering from the nightmare after social distancing rule was implemented. Moreover, the virus being a pandemic means that it is capable of reaching a wider geographical area within a short period of time, meaning that the spread can still be managed or slowed down. The “stay at home” policy is also evidently working because keeping a distance of at least 6 feet from other people keeps you safer than when going about your normal business. 

·      Symptoms range from mild, severe, to fatal

The coronavirus symptom and signs will vary from one person to another depending on the level of immunity ad prevailing circumstances such as treatments administered to reverse the symptoms. While some patients mimic the symptoms of common cold when infected with Covid-19, most patients and especially the elderly experience severe respiratory infection which may include sore throat and sputum production. If isolated cases, the symptoms can overwhelm the body such that patients are forced to be isolated in emergency wards with supplemental oxygen and fluids. In fact, even a breathing support with a ventilator may be necessary.  

·      How can you protect yourself?

Covid-19 spreads fast through person to person contact and the first way of curbing the spread or staying safe is maintaining and living up to the social distancing rule. You should also put on a clean face mask when you visit public places such as shopping centers. Health officials from all over the world also agree that high levels of hygiene can help keep the virus at bay. For instance, you should either wash your hands regularly with soap and clean running water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer. You must however note that the hand sanitizer may not be 100% effective if your hands are visibly dirty.

·      What do you do if you recently travelled to an infected area?

If you recently travelled into an infected area, you should isolate yourself for a period of not less than 14 days and observe if you will develop any signs and symptoms associated with the virus. Self-isolation is not necessarily all about you but also about the people you love whom you don’t want to run the risk of infecting them unknowingly. If you feel some difficulty in breathing, signs of dry cough, or fever within 14 days, you should seek medical attention immediately. You should immediately avoid contact with others and avoid any further travels. In fact, it would help if you also called the hospital that you intend to visit, prior, so that they make necessary arrangements of handling you without risking infection. You should also start taking other precautions such as covering your entire mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing with clean tissue and disposing off the same immediately. 

Quick facts about COVID-19 that you should know

The novel Covid-19 was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei province of China. It was not until March 11th that the World Health Organization classified the virus as a world pandemic especially after it was capable of spreading rapidly to a large group of people.

Covid-19 is a new virus that replicates and causes high levels of infections in the lungs. Covid-9 symptoms may range from mile to severe with respiratory complications such as fever, shortness of breath, and cough. The virus is transmitted through person-to-person contact and that is why social distancing is encouraged as a precaution method to curb the spread. The virus becomes airborne through respiratory droplets when a person coughs, sneezes, speaks or spits anyhow. 

Since, its first confirmed case on Dec. 31, 2019, there has been a lot of questions and speculations regarding the same. The numbers for the novel coronavirus are updating frequently. So far, the virus has claimed more than 351,000 lives across the world. The total number of confirmed cases stands at 5.6M with Untied States registering the highest curve of 1.6 million confirmed infections with nearly 100,000 deaths. 

In other words, these times calls for support and encouragement along all family members so that as many people as possible can survive the pandemic. Other than self-isolation, qualified ndis registered providers  can help your senior loved ones lead a comfortable and promising life during this pandemic without posing the threat of unnecessary infection. Moreover, NDIS also offers mobility equipment to counter the challenges that are associated with old age.
Here are some quick facts that you must know about Covid-19:
 
·      Covid-19 is real and poses a threat to humanity

You must not feed from propaganda which is opinion-based instead of fact-oriented news and communication that will actually keep you alive to see another day. Whether it originated from an animal or was manufactured in a laboratory the Covid-19 is real and is threatening to reverse decades of progress in the fights against
poverty and income inequalities. That is why as many people as possible should stay safe so that we can rebuild the world economy together after normalcy resumes. 

·      There is no treatment for the Coronavirus

Currently, there is no confirmed treatment or vaccine against the coronavirus. Similarly, there is no treatment for the respiratory infections and symptoms that the virus causes. In most cases, doctors help patients to maintain a strong immune system that can fight the severity of the infection on its own. That is why being 100% healthy elevates you to a better position of staying out of danger. However, that doesn’t mean that you should be become reckless and ignore the policies of social distancing.
 
·      Social distancing helps slow spread and infection

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Countries that were badly hit by the novel coronavirus have since started recovering from the nightmare after social distancing rule was implemented. Moreover, the virus being a pandemic means that it is capable of reaching a wider geographical area within a short period of time, meaning that the spread can still be managed or slowed down. The “stay at home” policy is also evidently working because keeping a distance of at least 6 feet from other people keeps you safer than when going about your normal business. 

·      Symptoms range from mild, severe, to fatal

The coronavirus symptom and signs will vary from one person to another depending on the level of immunity ad prevailing circumstances such as treatments administered to reverse the symptoms. While some patients mimic the symptoms of common cold when infected with Covid-19, most patients and especially the elderly experience severe respiratory infection which may include sore throat and sputum production. If isolated cases, the symptoms can overwhelm the body such that patients are forced to be isolated in emergency wards with supplemental oxygen and fluids. In fact, even a breathing support with a ventilator may be necessary.  

·      How can you protect yourself?

Covid-19 spreads fast through person to person contact and the first way of curbing the spread or staying safe is maintaining and living up to the social distancing rule. You should also put on a clean face mask when you visit public places such as shopping centers. Health officials from all over the world also agree that high levels of hygiene can help keep the virus at bay. For instance, you should either wash your hands regularly with soap and clean running water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer. You must however note that the hand sanitizer may not be 100% effective if your hands are visibly dirty.

·      What do you do if you recently travelled to an infected area?

If you recently travelled into an infected area, you should isolate yourself for a period of not less than 14 days and observe if you will develop any signs and symptoms associated with the virus. Self-isolation is not necessarily all about you but also about the people you love whom you don’t want to run the risk of infecting them unknowingly. If you feel some difficulty in breathing, signs of dry cough, or fever within 14 days, you should seek medical attention immediately. You should immediately avoid contact with others and avoid any further travels. In fact, it would help if you also called the hospital that you intend to visit, prior, so that they make necessary arrangements of handling you without risking infection. You should also start taking other precautions such as covering your entire mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing with clean tissue and disposing off the same immediately. 

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·      Hope for a better world

Lastly, like most pandemics that the human race has ever witnessed, Covid-19 too shall come to pass. All you need to is maintain healthy practices such as proper hygiene and social distancing so that you can live to witness the brighter days ahead. Scientists and advanced research institutions are working tirelessly day and night to secure treatment and a possible vaccine towards the virus. Patients who follow the instructions to the letter and put themselves under quarantine as directed by health officials also have higher chances of surviving. However, you must also note that most patients survive on their own as there is no treatment for the symptoms associated to the virus. Therefore, it pays to be safer than sorry!

Check out how Binta Garba represented two state in national assembly.

It is very rare to see politicians who have held political offices in two different states in the federal republic of Nigeria but one of the few politicians with that rare opportunity is Binta Masi Garba from Adamawa State.

Binta Masi Garba popularly known as ‘Iron Lady’ is one of the most respected and revered politicians in the Northern region of Nigeria.

The Kaduna-born Nigerian Politician happens to be the first politician to be elected into the House of Representatives from two different federal constituencies. Also, the versatile politician is the first female State Chairman of a registered political party in Nigeria.

In 1999, Mrs. Binta Garba was first elected as a member of the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly representing Kaduna South Federal Constituency. She was also reelected into the same office in the 2003 National Assembly elections.

Due to her quality representation in the House of Representatives, Adamawa state Governor, Haruna Boni entreated her to come back to her State of Origin, Adamawa State, and she obliged the request after making consultations.

Binta Garba later contested and won the Madagali/Michika Federal Constituency of Adamawa State and was sworn in for the third consecutive time in the House of Representatives in 2007.

On 28 May 2015, she won the Senate seat of Adamawa North Senatorial District.

Gas explosion kills 3 in Mushin area of Lagos State.

A massive gas explosion rocked the Mushin area of Lagos on Tuesday.

The incident occurred in the morning at Ojekunle Street in the ever-busy Ladipo community.

The incident occurred in the morning at Ojekunle Street in the ever-busy Ladipo community.

Three people, all male, are dead. Many cars and properties were destroyed.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has commenced a search and rescue operation.

Other emergency responders, agencies and the police are at the scene.

Buhari flies back to Nigeria after NUPENG threaten nationwide strike.

Buhari Returns After Two-Week Foreign Trips

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President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after spending 16 days to attend three major international events in Scotland, France, and South Africa.

The President arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, around 4:45pm, after attending the 2nd Intra-African Trade Fair 2021in Durban, South Africa.

He departed Nigeria for Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday, October 31, 2021, to participate in the 26th edition of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

President Buhari left Glasgow to equally participate in the Paris Peace Forum (PPF) in France.
Source – Daily Trust

NUPENG Threatens Nationwide Strike
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The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) has issued a two-week strike notice to the federal government, raising the possibility of fuel scarcity across the country in the coming weeks.

This was contained in a statement jointly signed by NUPENG president, Williams Akhoreha, and general secretary, Olawale Afolabi, on Monday.

The union said the notice of strike was one of the decisions reached at its special national delegates conference on Thursday.

It listed non-payment of workers’ salaries and benefits, among others, as reasons for its resolution.

One of the issues, NUPENG said, was the outstanding payment of terminal benefits to its members that were declared redundant in 2012 by the management of Chevron Nigeria limited

The union accused the management of Chevron of terminating the employment of contract workers because the employees joined the union, despite that the workers had put in between 10 to 20 years. It said the workers were terminated without payment of benefits.

The statement read in part “We write to convey to the general public and all relevant government agencies the resolution of the special national delegates conference to issue a 14-day notice of a nationwide industrial action if some legitimate welfare and membership related issues that have been variously resolved in our favour even by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment are not adequately and conclusively addressed and resolved within the next 14 days. This ultimatum takes effect from Monday, November 15, 2021″.

“There is also the matter concerning PYRAMIDT workers, who for more than 20 years now are being moved from one labour contractor to another without conditions of service and union representation and recognition,” it said.

The union said contract workers working in oil mining licence (OML) 42 of the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), an upstream subsidiary company of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), were being continuously owed salaries and allowances for upwards of eight to 10 months.

BREAKING: Orji Uzor Kalu’s 2023 Posters flood South-East [PHOTOS]

The posters sponsored by the group were pasted in Strategic places in Umuahia, Enugu, Awka, Owerri, and Abakaliki. Its National President, Alhaji Mohammed Umaru, who earlier made the appeal at a news briefing in Umuahia, described the Igbo people as “accommodating”.

Umaru harped on the unity of the country and stated that it was important to support the Igbo people actualise their presidential ambition come 2023.

According to him, the group is a non-political organisation, made up of members from all the northern states living in the South-East geo-political zone.

“The North, West, and South-South have all ruled the nation as executive president.“This is the time we should give our consent for an Igbo executive president.”

“Our people should give the benefit of the doubt to lead the country in the next political dispensation and if they perform well we can allow them a second chance.”

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