Month: March 2020

COVID-19: A Kwara group to sensitise over 90 villages

Over 90 rural communities in Edu and Patigi Local Government Areas of Kwara State will be sensitised on the spread and preventive measures against Coronavirus, COVID-19. A group of young people under the aegis of Kwara North Youth Movement disclosed this plan today 31st March, 2020 in Lafiagi, the head quarters of Edu Local Government …

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Akwa ibom governor signed Covid-19 restriction law

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, has signed the restriction of movement order for 30 days and the quarantine and treatment of persons with COVID-19 into law. This was contained in press statement signed by the Commisioner of Information, Mr Charles Udoh, and made available to newsmen in Uyo on Tuesday. Udoh said that the …

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Gombe state government procured Covid-19 testing machines

Gombe State Government says it has ordered for the supply of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Machine to enhance testing for suspected cases of Coronavirus. Prof. Idris Mohammed, Chairman Task Force committee on Coronavirus, made the disclosure during an advocacy visit to the Emir of Gombe, Abubakar Shehu-Abubakar, on Monday in Gombe. According to him, there …

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ASUU distribute sanitizers to Nigerians

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has joined the campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus by providing some intervention materials. The materials included sanitisers, handbills and posters as well as jingles aimed at sensitising Nigerians on the pandemic. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, …

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Covid-19 Lockdown – perishable goods prices crashes in Jigawa state

Prices of perishables have crashed in Guri Main Market, in Jigawa following the lockdown by Federal Government over COVID-19. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a bag of onions now goes for N3,500 instead of the usual N8,000, while a bag of dry pepper that was sold for N9,500, has dropped to N7,000. …

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Covid-19 Lockdown – group distribute food in calabar

A faith-based Organisation, Universal Mercy Fellowship has distributed food items to the less privileged in Calabar South Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River. Easy And Efficient Ways Of Storing Nigerian Food Items Speaking with journalists on Tuesday at the ceremony, President of the organisation, Miss Ronke Aluko, said that the gesture was aimed at …

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Some drugs have shown promise in treating coronavirus — WHO

Some drugs are showing promise for the treatment of coronavirus(COVID-19) but more research is needed before drawing conclusions, a WHO official has said. WHO Executive Director, health emergencies, Mike Ryan, on Monday, said that data from ongoing research on drugs for the treatment of COVID-19 has shown some promising results. He said preliminary data from …

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Rwandan man who breached coronavirus lockdown killed by crocodile

A man in Rwanda violated lockdown orders amid the coronavirus outbreak to go fishing – but was killed and eaten by an crocodile, according to a report. “He had broken the stay-home rule, he’s among very few people here who are not cooperating with the lockdown to stop the virus,” Alice Kayitesi, mayor of the …

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