COVID-19 Nigeria Update Today

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed an additional 245 COVID-19 cases, taking the total to 2803.

According to the government agency through its Twitter page,  seventy-six (76) was from Lagos, the epicentre,  37 are from Katsina, 32 from Jigawa, 23 from Kano, 19 from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 18 from Borno, 10 from Edo, 9 from Bauchi, 6 from Adamawa, five in Oyo and Ogun while Ekiti, Osun, Benue, Niger and Zamfara states have one case each.

From the 2802 confirmed cases, 417 have been discharged while 93 have died.

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 Adebutu donates ambulances to Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti and Osun governments

As part of the effort in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria,  Sir Kesington Adebutu has donated four ambulances to the governments of Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti and Osun states.

Adebutu made the donation through his Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation (KAAF) at the headquarters of the Foundation in Lagos.

The donation was made on behalf of the donor and KAAF, a friend of the Adebutu dynasty, Aare Kola Oyefeso. He said the donation of the four ambulances was a continued gesture of Sir Adebutu to fight the scourge of COVID-19 in the Southwest.

Oyefeso said with the donation, the beneficiary states would have additional medical equipment to deal with the pandemic in their respective states.

COVID-19: Lagos courts to hear cases through Zoom, Skype

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, has announced that courts are now to hear cases through remote hearing effective today.

He said remote hearings shall be by Zoom, Skype for business or any other video communication method approved by the Court.

Justice Alogba said in Lagos that a new practice direction has also been issued to give effect to the new development, in line with the directive issued by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad last week. The CJN had instructed heads of courts to device ways of hearing urgent matters without compromising social distance regulations.

 COVID-19 spread now more serious – PTF

The Federal Government has urged Nigerians to be very cautious about how they go about their daily lives by not letting their guards down against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

The plea was issued by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu on Monday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

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He said all previous measures issued for public safety still remained in force, noting that the reduction in lockdown restriction was not a license to jettison protective measures.

PTF begins House-to-house search for virus symptoms carriers in Kano

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic has began a house-to-house search for sufferers of coronavirus symptoms in Kano metropolis with 3,300 informers on the frontline.

This was revealed by the National Coordinator Dr Sani Aliyu, who stated on Monday said 20 rapid response teams had been sent to reach out to those who needed testing.

While expressing appreciation to partners who aided the PTF’s response in Kano, especially the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for assisting with about 30 vehicles, Aliyu said all efforts by the task force had been in collaboration with those of the state government.

 

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