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COVID-19: Niger Directs Civil Servants to Resume Work March 1
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COVID-19: Niger Directs Civil Servants to Resume Work March 1

Civil servants in Niger state have been directed to resume work on March 1. The State Commissioner for Information, Malam Sani Idris said Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello gave the directive during Thursday February 25, weekly State Executive Council Meeting. Recall that the state government had on December 21 directed civil servants to stay at home as a result of the upsurge of the second wave of the Coronavirus (C0VID-19) in the country.
Nigeria Might Soon Exit Second Wave of Coronavirus – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie
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Nigeria Might Soon Exit Second Wave of Coronavirus – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie

The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has said that Nigeria might soon exit the second wave of the Coronavirus disease. Osagie who spoke at a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday February 22, said the country has been recording a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases. The Minister also disclosed that the decreased positivity rate from sustained testing in states, is synonymous with global trends. He said; “This trend in reduction compares with global observations of seeming decline in COVID-19 cases, signifying that the second wave may be receding. “On 21st of February 2021, 521 new infections and 8 deaths occurred in 20 states. The sustained testing in states has decreased positively rate. “We are, however, not drawing conclusions yet and ce...
Second Wave: PTF Mulls Lockdown In Lagos, Abuja, Plateau
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Second Wave: PTF Mulls Lockdown In Lagos, Abuja, Plateau

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 is considering targeted lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; as well as Lagos and Plateau States. PTF National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Muhammed, who stated this on Friday, described as alarming, the rising cases of Covid infections recorded in the three urban areas. Muhammed said data showed that urban local governments in the affected places recorded the highest cases of Covid amid the second wave of the pandemic in Nigeria. According to data by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Lagos (46,935 cases), Abuja (16,470 cases), Plateau (7,801) have recorded the highest number of Covid infections and fatalities in Nigeria in the last eleven months. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme monitored by The ...
COVID-19 Second Wave: 566 Arrested, 502 Convicted, 32 Clubs Shut In Lagos
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COVID-19 Second Wave: 566 Arrested, 502 Convicted, 32 Clubs Shut In Lagos

No fewer than 566 persons have been arrested and 502 convicted for breaching COVID-19 Regulations in Lagos, since the advent of the pandemic’s second wave. The Nation learnt that 32 clubs and event centres have also been shut by the Lagos State Safety Commission including the Event Hall of Eko Club, which was closed down last Tuesday. It was gathered that Lagos prosecutors have also begun requesting presiding magistrates to ensure that anyone apprehended for breaching COVID-19 Regulations is made to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test. These and more were the contents of a January 14 letter from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, seen by The Nation Saturday. In it, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, addressed the concerns of a lawyer ...
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...
UNILAG To Resume January 25, 2021
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UNILAG To Resume January 25, 2021

The authorities of the University of Lagos have approved January 25 as the resumption date for academic activities. Head of the Media Unit of the university, Mrs Olufadeke Akinleye, said the institution would commence online classes on the announced date due to the second wave of COVID-19. The PUNCH reports that the Federal Government had approved January 18 for schools to reopen across the country. But branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities had said that varsities were not ready for reopening. When contacted, Vice Chancellors of some state and federal universities said they were ready to reopen their institutions as directed by the Federal Government. Meanwhile, the University of Ilorin and some universities have started online lectures. The management of...
Second Wave: Travels, School Reopening Caused COVID-19 Surge – PTF
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Second Wave: Travels, School Reopening Caused COVID-19 Surge – PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID - 19 has said travels, reopening of schools , businesses and religious centres contributed to the rise in coronavirus cases in Nigeria . Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation , Boss Mustapha , made this known on Monday during a media briefing in Abuja . He said, “ It is however very instructive to stress that factors that have contributed to rise in numbers from late November 2020 included increased local and international travels, business and religious activities , reopening of schools without strict compliance with COIVID -19 safety measures . “ The full import of the fore- going is to press further on the need for us all to elevate the level of our vigilance and compliance with the recommended non -pharma...
Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria – LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested
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Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria – LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH, on Wednesday, warned Nigerians that the second wave of COVID-19 is deadlier than the first one. LUTH issued the warning in an advisory issued by its Chief Medical Director, Professor Chris Bode, He warned that the second wave of the virus is easily transmissible. Prof. Bode urged Nigerians to take all the COVID-19 protocols seriously, adding that the hospital may be overwhelmed if the spread does not stop. Part of statement read: “We have seen an upsurge of people treating malaria instead of going for COVID19 test. Most of the people that have died from the disease went to the hospital late for diagnosis and treatment. “This is to alarm the people but rather to alert us all to what is important and call on each person to do ag...
Second Wave: Lai Mohammed Insists No Fresh Lockdown
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Second Wave: Lai Mohammed Insists No Fresh Lockdown

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday, insisted that the Federal Government has no plan to impose a fresh lockdown on Nigeria as the country battles the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Mohammed, who spoke at a conference in Lagos, however, appealed to Nigerians to adhere to all protocols outlined by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. The minister said, “On the issue of lockdown, I don’t think there is any time when the Federal Government has said it is going to have a second lockdown. However, the Federal Government is very unhappy that Nigerians are not adhering to the basic Covid-19 protocols of wearing face masks, or practicising social distancing, of washing hands, of ensuring that they do gather in large numbers. “If we do not do ...
Beijing Reports Dozens of new COVID-19 Cases Amid Fears of a Second Wave
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Beijing Reports Dozens of new COVID-19 Cases Amid Fears of a Second Wave

Beijing has recorded 36 new locally-transmitted Coronavirus cases, amid fears of a second wave in the Chinese capital. Officials said on Monday June 15, that they traced the cases to a major wholesale food market after almost two infection-free months. Another 36 cases were also recorded on Saturday. The country's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan called on officials to take "decisive measures", warning that the risk of further spread remained high. The general manager of the market has been dismissed, along with other local officials. Three other provinces, Liaoning, Hebei, and Sichuan have also reported confirmed or suspected cases connected to Beijing. According to China's National Health Commission, Beijing recorded one new virus case on Thursday and six on Friday.  On Saturd...

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