Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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    Over 1,000 COVID-19 patients recover in Lagos

Over 1,000 COVID-19 patients recover in Lagos

More than 1,000 COVID-19 patients have now recovered in Lagos as the state government announced the discharge of 31 more persons on Sunday. They were discharged from the state's isolation centres after testing negative for the coronavirus. In a statement on Sunday, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, said the total number of patients successfully managed and discharged in the state is now [...]

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    COVID-19: Private school owners reject FG’s plan to convert dormitories to isolation centres

COVID-19: Private school owners reject FG’s plan to convert dormitories to isolation centres

Proprietors of private schools have rejected the plan by the federal government to convert their facilities to isolation centres for COVID-19 patients. Speaking at the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on May 28, Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, asked schools and hotels to be prepared in the event of a shortage of bed spaces for patients. “We need to [...]

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    Kwara: Some COVID-19 patients attempted to escape from isolation centre

Kwara: Some COVID-19 patients attempted to escape from isolation centre

The Kwara government says it arrested some COVID-19 patients who attempted to escape from the isolation centre in the state. In a statement on Friday, Rafiu Ajakaye, chief press secretary to AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, the governor, said the patients are a part of the cases imported into the state. He said the patients had intentionally violated the interstate lockdown and travelled into [...]

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    Catholic Church donates ALL its 425 hospitals in Nigeria as COVID-19 isolation centres

Catholic Church donates ALL its 425 hospitals in Nigeria as COVID-19 isolation centres

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has offered all its 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19.  Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), who disclosed this at the presidential task force briefing on Monday said state governments can now take advantage of the facilities.  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had said [...]

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    COVID-19 patients who fled ‘now in isolation centre

COVID-19 patients who fled ‘now in isolation centre

Amina Mohammed Baloni, commissioner for health in Kaduna, says security agents have successfully tracked down two COVID-19 patients who fled their homes shortly after they were notified of their test results. In a statement on Sunday evening, Baloni said "the man and woman involved are now at the Kaduna state government isolation centre for treatment.’’ According to the commissioner, the patients had been [...]

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    Bauchi: We’ve addressed irregular feeding complaints at isolation centres

Bauchi: We’ve addressed irregular feeding complaints at isolation centres

The Bauchi state government says it has addressed complaints of irregular feeding of COVID-19 patients at isolation centres. One Buhari Tafida, who claimed to be a patient at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital isolation centre, had posted a tweet on Tuesday that the patients were not fed until 8pm. In a statement, Lawal Muazu, special adviser to the governor on [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: We are using private buildings as isolation centres

Sanwo-Olu: We are using private buildings as isolation centres

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says some private buildings in the state have been converted to isolation centres. Speaking during a media briefing, the governor said some of the buildings are unknown to the public. Sanwo-Olu said the government has decided not to disclose the private properties so that they will not be stigmatised after the pandemic. “There have been several conversations. People [...]

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    Kogi: We didn’t spend N7bn to construct COVID-19 isolation centre

Kogi: We didn’t spend N7bn to construct COVID-19 isolation centre

The Kogi state government has denied the rumour that it spent N7 billion naira to construct an isolation centre for COVID-19 cases. The isolation center, located at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, was reportedly damaged by a storm on Tuesday. But in a statement on Saturday, Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner for information and communication, said the isolation centre was built for Lassa Fever patients [...]

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    COVID-19: Church feeds ‘4,000 people’, volunteers 1,000-capacity building as isolation centre

COVID-19: Church feeds ‘4,000 people’, volunteers 1,000-capacity building as isolation centre

A total of 4,000 persons in Lagos state have benefitted from a food bank launched by The Elevation Church. The church has also volunteered its 1,000 and 650-capacity buildings in Maryland and Lekki to the Lagos state government to be used as isolation and testing centres. The food bank is part of the church's efforts to cushion the negative effects of the [...]

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    PHOTO: Lagos inaugurates 118-bed isolation centre in Gbagada

PHOTO: Lagos inaugurates 118-bed isolation centre in Gbagada

The Lagos state government has inaugurated a 118-bed isolation and treatment centre at Gbagada General Hospital. Speaking at the event on Friday, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, says the new isolation centre will be manned by highly-skilled volunteer health workers trained in infection prevention and control as well as COVID-19 case management. This brings the number of isolation and treatment centres [...]

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    COVID-19: Ehanire asks Nigerians to donate buildings as isolation centres

COVID-19: Ehanire asks Nigerians to donate buildings as isolation centres

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, has asked Nigerians to donate their properties as isolation centres. Speaking on Thursday at the media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19, Ehanire said the properties will be used only temporarily. He said additional buildings are needed to isolate more patients as cases keep rising. "As stated yesterday, bed spaces and isolation centres at state level [...]

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    COVID-19: I Go Dye donates mansion to FG as isolation centre

COVID-19: I Go Dye donates mansion to FG as isolation centre

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    Report: Patience Jonathan’s Abuja hotel to be converted to isolation centre

Report: Patience Jonathan’s Abuja hotel to be converted to isolation centre

A hotel belonging to Patience Jonathan, former first lady, will be converted to an isolation and treatment centre for COVID-19 patients, according to TheNation. The hotel, said to be located in Abuja, is reportedly under interim forfeiture secured by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2018. The newspaper quoted a source as saying the former first lady "struck a deal" [...]

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    Four COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at LUTH

Four COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at LUTH

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, says it has admitted four COVID-19 patients into its new isolation facility. Wasiu Adeyemo, chairman of medical advisory committee at LUTH, said three adults and a child are currently being treated over COVID-19 in the hospital. “They are part of those already confirmed, but staying at home. Now they are under admission. They are stable [...]

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    PHOTOS: Inside the dilapidated Kano isolation centre

PHOTOS: Inside the dilapidated Kano isolation centre

When the coronavirus raging in most countries of the world entered Nigeria, it revealed further the poor state of health facilities in the country. Lagos, which was the first state to record a case of the disease, swiftly moved to renovate its infectious disease centre located in Yaba. While some states are converting some hospital facilities to isolation centres, others are [...]

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