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    Cross River joins the list as NCDC confirms 575 new COVID-19 infections

Cross River joins the list as NCDC confirms 575 new COVID-19 infections

After more than four months of recording no infection according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Cross River has now joined the list of states affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Out of the the 575 samples that were confirmed positive on Monday by the NCDC, five were from Cross River. The confirmation for Cross River comes three days after Ikpeme [...]

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    Cross River records more COVID-19 cases — but govt yet to admit

Cross River records more COVID-19 cases — but govt yet to admit

Ikpeme Ikpeme, chief medical director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), says five patients tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital. Cross River is the only state where any case of COVID-19 has not been officially confirmed in the country. In a circular issued on Friday, the medical director said two of the patients are workers in the hospital. He said [...]

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    Ayade: Cross River now in real danger with return of inter-state travel

Ayade: Cross River now in real danger with return of inter-state travel

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, says he has handed the state over to the federal government as far as COVID-19 is concerned. Speaking on Thursday when he met with members of the COVID-19 task force team, the governor said under his watch, Cross Rivers did its best not to record any case. He said now that the federal government had lifted [...]

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    Despite confirmed case at UCTH, Cross River insists it is COVID-19 free

Despite confirmed case at UCTH, Cross River insists it is COVID-19 free

The Cross River government says it has no record of any COVID-19 case in the state.  In a circular on Thursday, seen by TheCable, Ikpeme Ikpeme, chief medical director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), said a patient tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital. But in a statement, Beta Edu, the state commissioner for information, said the state has [...]

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    NCDC: No state in Nigeria is free of COVID-19

NCDC: No state in Nigeria is free of COVID-19

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says no state in the country is COVID-19 free. Speaking at the presidential task force briefing on Monday, Ihekweazu said a state can only talk about being COVID-19 free when it is testing and have the effective tool to fight the disease. He added that the states need to start [...]

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    Cross River lawmaker dies at isolation centre — after showing COVID-19 symptoms

Cross River lawmaker dies at isolation centre — after showing COVID-19 symptoms

Godwin Akwaji, lawmaker representing Obudu constituency at the Cross River state house of assembly, has died after showing symptoms of COVID-19. He was said to have died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) isolation centre around 12:30 pm on Thursday. Akwaji, who was said to be diabetic, also exhibited fatigue, fever, cough, breathlessness. A family source told TheCable that the deceased [...]

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    EXTRA: 15 COVID-19 cases in our state came from infection-free Cross River, says Bauchi gov

EXTRA: 15 COVID-19 cases in our state came from infection-free Cross River, says Bauchi gov

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, says 15 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state came from Calabar, capital of Cross River, according to Channels Television. Cross River is the only state where any case of COVID-19 has not been confirmed in the country. According to the situation report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for May 18, 2020, [...]

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    Cross River begins production of PPE for pupils ahead resumption of schools

Cross River begins production of PPE for pupils ahead resumption of schools

The Cross River government has begun the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) which will be distributed to health facilities and schools in the state. Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, on Tuesday, unveiled the PPE made at the state-owned garment factory. Ayade, who disclosed that the equipment included face masks, face shields and PPE overalls, said the medical items will be [...]

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    Don’t expect long vacation when schools reopen, Cross River tells students

Don’t expect long vacation when schools reopen, Cross River tells students

The Cross River government says students in the state should not expect the usual long vacation when schools reopen. Godwin Amanke, commissioner for quality education, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Wednesday. According to him, before the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 outbreak, 70 percent of schools in the state had conducted second term examination. Amanke, however, said those [...]

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    REPORTER’S DIARY: I went to Cross River, pretended to have COVID-19 symptoms and this happened

REPORTER’S DIARY: I went to Cross River, pretended to have COVID-19 symptoms and this happened

To check how serious Cross River state was about screening for COVID-19, especially as the state is the only one in the federation without a single case, Taiwo Adebulu disguises as a patient with a risky travel history and suspicious symptoms. He narrates his experience with the doctors, nurses and the test team in this undercover adventure. Crossing Itu bridge, which [...]

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    PDP wins Cross River LG polls

PDP wins Cross River LG polls

The Cross River Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC) has declared candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winners of the local government council election in the state. There are 18 local government areas and 196 wards in the state. NAN reports that the All Progressive Congress (APC), Labour Party (LP), Young Progressive Party (YPP) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) participated [...]

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    PTF makes recommendations to Buhari on reopening schools, places of worship

PTF makes recommendations to Buhari on reopening schools, places of worship

As Nigeria prepares to end the second phase of the eased lockdown on Monday, the federal government is considering opening up more sectors of the polity. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, said this on Sunday after the PTF submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the PTF [...]

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    Over 2,000 COVID-19 patients recover in Nigeria

Over 2,000 COVID-19 patients recover in Nigeria

The number of COVID-19 recoveries in Nigeria exceeded 2,000 on Friday. This is just as 245 new cases were confirmed in 21 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). In an announcement on its Twitter handle at 11:35pm on Friday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also confirmed 10 more deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 221 – the [...]

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    ‘From 665 to 6,677’ — how Nigeria recorded over 6,000 COVID-19 cases in one month

‘From 665 to 6,677’ — how Nigeria recorded over 6,000 COVID-19 cases in one month

Nigeria is currently experiencing a major upsurge in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, considering the figures over the past few weeks. Within three months from February 27, when the index COVID-19 case was confirmed, the country has witnessed a significant rise in the number of patients who have tested positive for the disease. Between April 20 and May 20, 2020 – [...]

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    EXTRA: I spend nights at our borders to guard Cross River against COVID-19, says Ayade

EXTRA: I spend nights at our borders to guard Cross River against COVID-19, says Ayade

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, says he spends nights at the state's borders to prevent an index case of COVID-19. Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Thursday, Ayade said his government procured over 100 new vehicles which it deployed to the entry points to "lock our state out" against the disease. Cross River is one of the two states yet [...]

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    Cross River lifts ban on religious gatherings

Cross River lifts ban on religious gatherings

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, has lifted the ban on religious gaherings in the state. This was contained in a statement issued by the governor on Wednesday. According to the statement, the governor acknowledged the efforts and cooperation of religious leaders in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Ayade said he was "conscious of the spiritual economy", and that his action was [...]

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