Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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    Five Nigerians test positive for coronavirus in China

Five Nigerians test positive for coronavirus in China

Five Nigerians have tested positive for coronavirus in China, Daily Mail is reporting Four of them had reportedly visited "Emma Food", an eatery, multiple times, according to the Guangzhou Health Commission. The restaurant owner, alongside her daughter and another child, later tested positive for the contagion. The Nigerian citizens with the infections were detected between March 28 and March 30, after screening 3,779 [...]

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    Wike has no right to order arrest of pilots, says aviation minister

Wike has no right to order arrest of pilots, says aviation minister

Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, says aviation matters are on the exclusive list of the federal government, faulting the order of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, that two pilots of Caverton Helicopters should be arrested. The governor had accused Caverton Helicopter of violating the lockdown order imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. After their arrest, the pilots were subsequently arraigned at [...]

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    66-year-old Briton dies of COVID-19 in Lagos

66-year-old Briton dies of COVID-19 in Lagos

Lagos state has recorded a third death from COVID-19 complications. Akin Abayomi, the state's commissioner of health, who disclosed the development in a tweet on Wednesday, said the deceased was a 66-year-old Briton who had travelled from India via Dubai to Lagos. 📣Lagos recorded another #COVID19 related death; a 66 year old Briton🇬🇧 who travelled from India via Dubai to Lagos on [...]

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    PHOTOS: Residents defy lockdown order in Lagos, Abuja

PHOTOS: Residents defy lockdown order in Lagos, Abuja

Some residents of Abuja and Lagos have started flouting the directive to stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus. On March 29, President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a 14-day lockdown in Ogun, Lagos and Abuja as a measure to check the pandemic. But some residents had been complaining about the effect of the lockdown, expressing their inability to meet their [...]

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    COVID-19: We must abandon 2020 budget now, says Atiku

COVID-19: We must abandon 2020 budget now, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says the federal government must take calculated steps to prevent the country from slipping into economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an opinion article entitled 'what Africa must do to mitigate the damaging effects of coronavirus', on Tuesday, Atiku said the government must now abandon the 2020 budget because some of its provisions are [...]

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    FCT to discharge seven COVID-19 patients

FCT to discharge seven COVID-19 patients

Seven patients receiving treatment for COVID-19 in Abuja have tested negative and are ready to be discharged. Muhammad Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), broke the news on Tuesday. "Since the outbreak of the first Covid-19 case in the FCT, I have been kept abreast daily on the condition of the patients. I am delighted to announce that the first [...]

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    The five COVID-19 patients in our state are hale and hearty, says Akwa Ibom

The five COVID-19 patients in our state are hale and hearty, says Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom state government says all five reported positive cases of COVID-19 in the state are hale and hearty while awaiting the conduct of a reconfirmation test. Emmanuel Ekuwe, secretary to state government, said this during the routine covid-19 press briefing held at government house, Uyo, on Tuesday. According to Ekuwem, the five cases earlier taken into isolation custody have not [...]

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    Top official suspended at Unilorin Teaching Hospital over COVID-19 controversy

Top official suspended at Unilorin Teaching Hospital over COVID-19 controversy

The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has suspended Alakija Salami, a senior consultant at the hospital. Salami was suspended over the controversy surrounding a COVID-19 patient who died on April 3, 2020. The hospital authorities had been accused of covering up the circumstances that led to the death of the patient, a UK returnee. But Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, the governor, had attributed the [...]

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    Kwara joins the list as NCDC confirms six fresh coronavirus cases

Kwara joins the list as NCDC confirms six fresh coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed six cases of coronavirus in the country. The agency announced this in a tweet on Monday evening, listing Kwara, Edo, Rivers and the federal capital territory (FCT) as the affected areas. The NCDC confirmed two cases each in Kwara and Edo, and one case each in Rivers and the nation's capital. "Six new cases of [...]

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    Chinese medical team coming with more than a million masks, says health minister

Chinese medical team coming with more than a million masks, says health minister

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says the medical team being expected from China is coming into the country with more than a million masks. Speaking at the media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19, the minister said the Chinese team will bring with them “globally scarce supplies”. “A Chinese team is arriving in Nigeria soon. And they are bringing with [...]

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    Lagos may extend lockdown, says Sanwo-Olu

Lagos may extend lockdown, says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says the lockdown in the state will be extended if the need arises. President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a 14-day lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to check the spread of coronavirus. Some residents have been complaining about hardship, asking the government to review the restriction. But speaking at a press briefing on Saturday, Sanwo-Olu said said the situation [...]

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    Only one person missing at our isolation centre, says Osun govt

Only one person missing at our isolation centre, says Osun govt

The government of Osun has described as untrue, reports that six persons who tested positive for coronavirus escaped from one of the isolation centres in the state. In a statement, Funke Egbemode, commissioner for information, said a headcount which was conducted on Saturday morning, showed that only one person could not be accounted for. Some of the 127 returnees from Ivory Coast [...]

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    ‘We’ll do a headcount’ — Osun reacts to reports of patients escaping from isolation centre

‘We’ll do a headcount’ — Osun reacts to reports of patients escaping from isolation centre

The Osun government says it is about doing a headcount in order to know the true situation of things at the isolation centre in the state. There are reports that six patients escaped from General Hospital, Ejigbo, where those suspected of contracting coronavirus are being kept. Speaking with TheCable, Ismail Omipidan, chief press secretary to the governor, said when he saw the [...]

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    Coronavirus: There’s no reason to dispute the results, NCDC replies Akwa Ibom

Coronavirus: There’s no reason to dispute the results, NCDC replies Akwa Ibom

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says there is no reason to doubt the validity of the coronavirus results of Akwa Ibom state. The agency had announced five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday. But responding in a statement, Domnic Ukpong, commissioner for health, asked NCDC to carry out fresh test on the five cases. Ukpong said the patients [...]

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    With 10 new cases, Nigeria’s coronavirus toll hits 184

With 10 new cases, Nigeria’s coronavirus toll hits 184

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 10 new cases of coronavirus. The agency broke the news in a tweet on Thursday evening. "Ten new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 7 in Lagos and 3 in the FCT. As at 08:00 pm 2nd April there are 184 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty have been [...]

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    Lagos discharges 11 coronavirus patients

Lagos discharges 11 coronavirus patients

Eleven coronavirus patients have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor, broke the news in a series of tweets on Thursday evening. "I am happy to break to you, my good people of Lagos, the news of the release today of 11 more patients from our facility in Yaba," one of the tweets read. "They have [...]

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