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COVID-19: The family of late Dr Aliyu Yakubu test positive for CoronaVirus

COVID-19: The family of late Dr Aliyu Yakubu test positive for CoronaVirus

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The wife and two offspring of the medical Doctor who died of the COVID-19 virus in Katsina state, Daura precisely have all tested positive for CoronaVirus. The late Dr Aliyu Yakubu, had earlier travelled to Lagos in which he returned, fell ill to the COVID-19 virus and lost his life in the process. He was admitted at the Nigeria Air Force Reference Hospital, Daura where he died on Saturday, April 4. “Samples of about 23 people were taken to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control; three tested positive for COVID-19,” Governor Aminu Masari told journalists in Katsina state. He said said the wife and two children had been moved to isolation center namely the Federal Medical Centre, Katsina. For treatment.
COVID-19: WHO says 5G does not infect people with viruses

COVID-19: WHO says 5G does not infect people with viruses

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The world health organization has finally debunked the doubts we have all had about the 5G network. As you have been miss informed before that the COVID-19 virus is being spread by the 5G network. According to WHO, viruses cannot travel on radio waves or mobile networks, saying COVID-19 is a respiratory disease. The COVID-19 virus can only be spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes, coughs or speaks. “People can also be infected by touching a contaminated surface and then their eyes, mouth or nose,” it said. They also noted that the COVID-19 is spreading in countries ghat they don't have 5G mobile networks. They also added that persons infected with the virus can recover, most of the people infected fights off the virus overtime. “Most COVID-19 infect
COVID-19: Allowances of medical health practitioners treating COVID-19 patients increased by 1,000 percent in Fct

COVID-19: Allowances of medical health practitioners treating COVID-19 patients increased by 1,000 percent in Fct

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The daily hazard allowance of Doctors has been increased to N50,000, even with the 600,000 residents they plan to accommodate. At a news conference in Abuja, FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, disclosed that they have put in measures to ensure that the residents based in the federal capital territory comply with the stay at home order by adding more security agents and soldiers to make sure that no unwanted travellers can intrude the FCT. He further disclosed that about 600,000 beds have been added to the isolation center, that patients previously admited are awaiting their second result to come back negative so they could be discharged. “In the coming days, more people maybe discharged from the isolation centres if their results turn out to be negative. We are doing everything
Lassa fever: Nigeria battling two deadly diseases

Lassa fever: Nigeria battling two deadly diseases

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According to reports on thursday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has caused 188 deaths in country, since the beginning of the year. Although the number of new cases reduced from 19 to 12 in week 13, Nigeria is now battling two deadly diseases which is the COVID-19 and the Lassa fever. While the COVID-19 is a new global disease, Nigeria has been battling the Lassa fever for more than 50 years. The NCDC, on Thursday, revealed since the beginning of 2020 Lassa fever outbreak, the country has recorded 963 confirmed cases and 188 deaths.
COVID-19 : Bauchi state governor has recovered fully from the COVID-19 virus.

COVID-19 : Bauchi state governor has recovered fully from the COVID-19 virus.

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Bauchi state governor has recovered fully from the COVID-19 virus. It was recalled that he tested positive after he made contact with former president Atiku Abubakars son. The governor posted on his Twitter handle that, his second test results just came in negative while appreciating those who supported him with prayers during the period. He also appreciated the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as well as religious leaders within and outside the state. He wrote, “Alhamdulillah. I just received the green light. My second test for #COVID19 returned negative. I thank you all for your prayers & support even while I was in isolation. Most importantly, all the praises & thanks be to Allah – the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. #GreaterBauchi “My gratitude also goes to
Caverton Shutdown the Rivers state branch

Caverton Shutdown the Rivers state branch

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According to the directive of Governor Nyesom Wike, which was for all the Caverton helicopters should close, the company's office in Rivers has shutdown. The sealing of the office was carried out by the Chairman of Obio-Akpor Local Government Council, Solomon Abel Eke, on Thursday. Dagogo Isaac, the Media Aide to Solomon Eke, the Chairman of Obio-Akpor local Council posted pictures of the closure order by the Council Chairman. According to Wike, “We shall not welcome businesses or companies that value their business activities or profit more than or in clear disregard of the lives and health of our people.
COVID-19: President Muhammad Buhari launches a historic charade of presidential pardon to inmates nationwide

COVID-19: President Muhammad Buhari launches a historic charade of presidential pardon to inmates nationwide

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The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbeshola, has revealed on Thursday that, president Muhammad Buhari has granted presidential pardon to 2,600 inmates nationwide. He made this known at a news conference in Abuja, were he said 70 inmates were going to be released from the Kuje maximum custodial centre. “After the release of the first phase, the committee will continue to meet regularly to consider those who deserve the benefit,” he said. The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, also disclosed at the conference that, the UN hard earlier advised memeber states to reduce the numbers of inmates in custodial centres, in view of the social distancing policy aimed at containing the spread of Coronavirus. He described the launch of the 2020 presidential pardon as historic, as the selectio
COVID-19: Nigerian abroad must provide health clearance certificate attesting that you are COVID-19 free in order to be allowed to board Evacuation flight

COVID-19: Nigerian abroad must provide health clearance certificate attesting that you are COVID-19 free in order to be allowed to board Evacuation flight

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The federal government has notified all Nigerian Citizens abroad who wish to return back to Nigeria that they must test negative to the novel COVID-19 virus. As this was indicated in the application form tittled “COVID-19 Application Form for Nigerians who want to return home” on the website of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM. The forms states that any Nigerian citizen who wishes to return back home,  “must get tested for the virus in your country of residence and be issued an authorised health clearance certificate attesting that you are COVID-19 free”. “This certificate must be presented and authenticated by officials at the airport in your country of departure before you are allowed to board the aircraft,” it said. “On landing, you will also be on compulsory quarantine
COVID-19: FG criticises arrest of pilots by Wike amidst lockdown

COVID-19: FG criticises arrest of pilots by Wike amidst lockdown

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The Nigerian government has confirmed that, the pilots who were said to have violated the stay at home order, had the permission to fly. According to reports these pilots were arrested in Port Harcourt because they flew an helicopter into the state amidst COVID-19 lockdown order. The state government as a preventive measure, had earlier on banned the movement of flights and vehicles so as to avoid the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus. Caverton, a logistics company, provides support services for oil and gas companies in Nigeria, has criticised this arresting, as they revealed that the aviation authority granted them the authority to fly. On Wednesday evening, Mr Wike ordered Caverton to leave the state. The minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the pilots had the permission of th
COVID-19: Equipments of the Chinese medical practitioners have arrived

COVID-19: Equipments of the Chinese medical practitioners have arrived

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Although some Nigerian disapproved the ideas of seeking foreign help to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government still went on and invited the Chinese medical practitioners to assist with the curbing of the COVID-19 virus. The Chinese medical equipment and personnel have arrived in the country to assist the government tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. This was revealed at the at the Presidential Task Force briefing on Wednesday, as the minister of health didn't attend this briefing because he was off receiving them. The minister of state, health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, said the Chinese experts came with the right equipment to aid in curbing the deadly COVID-19 virus. Mr Ehanire, had earlier revealed that the Chinese medical practitioners will be coming to aid Nigeria in Battling t...