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NYSC Reopens Camps Amid COVID-19 Second Wave, Alarms Doctors
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NYSC Reopens Camps Amid COVID-19 Second Wave, Alarms Doctors

Medical doctors have faulted the plan by the National Youth Service Corps to open its orientation camps across the country and mobilise graduates for national service amid the ranging second wave of COVID-19. This was as prominent virologist, Prof Oyewale Tomori, likened the move by the NYSC to an invitation to disaster. The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, disclosed on Friday that corps members would be allowed on the NYSC approved camps nationwide from January 19, 2021. But speaking to Saturday PUNCH, Tomori said the reopening of the NYSC camps at this time was not safe for the country. He said, “Having people together from different locations in the same place without face masks, washing of hands and the rest is an invitation to disaster. “The...
Nigerian Embassy In Canada Reopens After One Month
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Nigerian Embassy In Canada Reopens After One Month

The Nigerian high commission in Canada has announced it will resume operations on Thursday. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how the high commission suspended its activities indefinitely in August amid the COVID-19 pandemic and overwhelming passport renewal requests from Nigerians in the country. The embassy claimed the decision was reached “because people show up at the chancery uninvited.” It also accused some citizens of assaulting one of the embassy’s staff a few days before the closure. This newspaper learnt that many Nigerians residing in different parts of Canada had applied for the renewal of their passports for the purpose of extending their work permits, study visas or seeking medical care abroad. These people, after paying for the new passports, met a gridlock at the e...
Ganduje Reopens Football Viewing Centres In Kano
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Ganduje Reopens Football Viewing Centres In Kano

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has ordered the reopening of football viewing centres in Kano state. The governor gave the order as major leagues across Europe resume. He made this known when the leadership of Soccer Viewing Centres Association, Kano State chapter, paid him a courtesy call at his office, on Friday. The association urged the governor to ease the lockdown order for the Centres. The governor, who granted the request, also donated Forty Thousand (40,000) face masks for distribution at viewing centres in the state. “It is in line with our decision to see that our economy bounces back, through reinvigorating commercial and other business activities in the state, that I have directed all viewing centres to be re-opened from today,” the governor was quoted in a sta...
Iran Reopens For Business As No End In Sight To Coronavirus Pandemic
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Iran Reopens For Business As No End In Sight To Coronavirus Pandemic

Iran reopened for business despite its persistent coronavirus outbreak as there was no end in sight to the crisis, its president said Wednesday, as 80 new deaths were announced. "Due to uncertainty about when this virus will end, we are preparing for work, activity and science," said President Hassan Rouhani. "We have to follow all the medical instructions, but work and production are as essential as these precautions," he told a televised cabinet meeting. His remarks came as the health ministry announced that 80 new deaths from the novel coronavirus had taken the country's overall toll to 5,957. Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said another 1,073 people tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours. All but 20,000 of the 93,657 people who contracted the illnes...
Lockdown: Makinde To Relax Curfew, Secretariat Reopens On Monday
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Lockdown: Makinde To Relax Curfew, Secretariat Reopens On Monday

Governor Seyi Makinde has said that Oyo State secretariat will be reopened on Monday, while curfew will also be relaxed in the State. In an address on Saturday evening, the governor said, “The State Secretariat will be reopened on Monday April 27th 2020. Only civil servants at level 13 and above with separate offices will resume. “The following guidelines are in place to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 within the secretariay. There will be new security measures in place including having only one gate to serve as entrance and exit. All other gates will be closed. All meetings will be held online. No visitors are allowed except absolutely necessary. “There will be hand washing facilities in strategic locations round the secretariat. One 100ml hand sanitizer and face ...
Coronavirus: Wuhan Reopens After 2-Month Lockdown
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Coronavirus: Wuhan Reopens After 2-Month Lockdown

Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, partly reopened on Saturday after more than two months of near total isolation for its population of 11 million. The city in Hubei province was placed under lockdown in January with roadblocks ring-fencing its outskirts and drastic restrictions on daily life But the major transport and industrial hub has now signalled the end of its long isolation, with state media showing the first officially sanctioned passenger train arriving back into the city just after midnight. People are now allowed to enter but not leave, and many trains had been fully booked days in advance. AFP reporters saw crowds of passengers arriving at Wuhan station on Saturday, most wheeling suitcases alongside them. Some had mana...
LASEPA Reopens Quilox Night Club
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LASEPA Reopens Quilox Night Club

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency has re-opened Club Quilox on Friday after securing the management’s commitment to comply with the State’s Environmental Laws, Regulations, Guidelines and Standards.

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