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Makinde inaugurates another isolation centre in Ibadan

Makinde inaugurates another isolation centre in Ibadan Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Saturday, inaugurated an upgraded 10-bed space Agbami Isolation Centre in Jericho, Ibadan for the COVID-19 patients. Makinde said on the occasion that the new facility would encourage private individuals to self-isolate at the centre. He explained that the facility, which was a Tuberculosis (TB) Centre, was inaugurated at the twilight of the last administration. “It has been upgraded now; we have oxygen concentrator here and you will get the type of care that you truly deserved. “Now, there is COVID-19 pandemic in our hand and we also have high-earned individuals in Oyo State, who are not comfortable going to Olodo Isolation Centre, because they want individual room and privacy. “For those individuals,

Cross River insists on zero COVID-19 infection

Cross River insists on zero COVID-19 infection The Cross River Government has insisted that it has no COVID-19 case, saying that it has nothing to gain by hiding cases of infections in the state. Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River. By Christian Njoku The Cross River Government has insisted that it has no COVID-19 case, saying that it has nothing to gain by hiding cases of infections in the state. Gov. Ben Ayade made this disclosure while briefing journalists and members of the state COVID-19 Response Team at the Government House, Calabar on Thursday. “If you have the virus and pretend not to have it, you will only have mass deaths in your state,” he said. He lauded the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for insisting

COVID-19: Delta PDP empathises with Okowa, family

COVID-19: Delta PDP empathises with Okowa, family PDP Delta Chapter, has empathised with Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa and family following the news that they tested positive for the coronavirus disease. Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa By Ifeanyi Olannye The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Delta Chapter, has empathised with Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, his wife, Edith and family following the news that they tested positive for the coronavirus disease. The party in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Dr Ifeanyi Osuoza, on Wednesday expressed its solid support for the governor and his family at this trying time. The party urged him to be firm in faith and strong in the conviction that this is a situation that would soon pass. “Your Excellency, the Delta PDP family wish you, your dear wife

Britain tightens up virus restrictions in city of Leicester The British city of Leicester will see contact restrictions tightened up once again in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus, officials say. COVID-19 The British city of Leicester will see contact restrictions tightened up once again in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told parliament on Monday. New infections in the city of some 350,000 people made up ten per cent of all cases in England in the last week, according to Hancock. Businesses will close in the city in England’s East Midlands starting Tuesday, with schools following suit in the coming week, Hancock said. Over the past few weeks, the government in London has partially loosened

WHO provides timeline of COVID-19 response for 6 months

WHO provides timeline of COVID-19 response for 6 months whoBy Cecilia Ologunagba The World Health Organisation (WHO) has provided the timeline of COVID-19 response activities for general information from December 2019 when China reported the virus till date. WHO, in a statement issued from its headquarters in Geneva on Monday, stated that the agency would update the timeline on a regular basis and in light of evolving events and new information. The timeline covered a media statement issued on the 31st of December, 2019 picked from Wuhan Municipal Health Commission to June 26 when the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator was published. According to WHO, it will continue to provide update on the timeline on a regular basis, unless noted otherwise, country-specific information and data

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