Nigeria has now recorded 200 deaths from COVID-19 related issues.
This was revealed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which recorded an additional 284 cases in the last 24 hours.
From the new cases, 199 were recorded in Lagos, 26 in Rivers, 19 in Oyo, FCT, and Borno recorded 8 each, 7 in Plateau, 6 in Jigawa, 5 in Kano, 2 in Abia, 1 in Ekiti, Delta, Kwara, and Taraba.
From the 6677 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, with 1840 discharged and 200 deaths recorded,.
8 doctors infected in Zamfara, says NMA
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Zamfara branch has said that eight doctors have tested positive to coronavirus in the state.
The state’s NMA Vice-Chairman, Dr Mannir Bature, disclosed this in Gusau on Wednesday, in a chat with reporters.
He said: “Out of about 80 confirmed cases recorded so far in the state, 10 percent are doctors who came into contact with the virus in the line of duty while trying to save lives, especially at emergencies.
“We are however happy to note that out of the number, sixty percent have been discharged from hospital while the remaining are responding to treatment,” he said.
Global fiscal support to fight COVID-19 pandemic now $9tr , IMF says
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that the global governments’ support for the war against COVID-19 now stands at about $9 trillion, which is $1 trillion more than the figure released over a month ago.
According to the IMF, the breakdown showed that direct budget support is estimated at $4.4 trillion globally, and additional public sector loans and equity injections, guarantees, and other quasi-fiscal operations, such as the non-commercial activity of public corporations, amount to another $4.6 trillion.
The world body in its global fiscal monitor revealed that the upward revision was largely because of the second wave of measures by governments as the economic fallout from the pandemic proves more severe.
Use Spiritual warfare against Coronavirus, cleric tells Sanwo-Olu
Founder and General Overseer of Gospel Saints Church, known as Hand of Fire at Igando in Lagos Pastor Jacob Shodeinde has advised Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to use prayer to battle COVID-19.
While urging the governor to consider reopening churches, he said the COVID-19 pandemic would only be defeated spiritually, describing churches as spiritual worship centres where angels visit to convey people’s problems to God.
In a letter to the governor, Pastor Shodiende offered to send the church’s Passover Water to be administered on COVID-19 patients for healing.
African need to take difficult decisions to stop COVID-19, says UN chief
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said African countries needed to take difficult decisions to stop the coronavirus pandemic in the continent.
In an article titled, “Global Solidarity with Africa is an Imperative”, published on the UN news website, the UN boss pointed out that many difficult decisions will need to be taken as the pandemic unfolds, and it will be essential to retain the trust and participation of citizens throughout.
He added that these are still early days for the pandemic in Africa, and disruption could escalate quickly.