684 evacuees tested positive and other #COVID-19 updates across Nigeria

The presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 says 684 out of more than 13,000 evacuees tested positive for the virus.

The Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

According to him, a total of 14,906 Nigerians have been evacuated – many of them young people — out of which 13,844 have been tested.

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We’ll ‘name and shame’ those who violate COVID-19 guidelines

The Oyo government says it has commenced the process of “naming and shaming” violators of COVID-19 guidelines.

At a town hall meeting on Thursday, Chairperson of Oyo COVID-19 containment and decontamination project, Olanike Adeyemo, said the reason for bringing people together was to impress it on them that compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols in the state is below 50 percent.

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Onyeama narrates his experience treating COVID-19

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has narrated his experience of battling with the coronavirus infection for three weeks.

Onyeama spoke during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press briefing on Thursday.

First of all. I will love to express my profound gratitude to the PTF and the media for the support I got in the last three weeks. I didn’t work alone because you were checking up on me every single day and keeping my spirit high. I can’t thank you enough further.”

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Breach of COVID-19 protocols, abusive actions, mar Edo pre-election environment 

A new report has shown that consistent breach of COVID-19 protocols, a dearth of issue-based campaigns, abusive actions, war of words and fake news have marred Edo pre-election environment.

The report reveals that close observation of recent campaign rallies by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo showed the parties disregarding precautionary measures for COVID-19 prevention.

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Delayed bailout unsettles aviation, health sectors

There is no end yet in sight in the wait for Federal Government’s bailout for aviation and health sectors. The unfulfilled promise has left trails of hopelessness and frustration in the two industries as stakeholders lament their fate.

In the aviation industry, ministry officials had compounded the despondency by declaring they had no knowledge of any promised bailout, even as stakeholders have held tenaciously to a bailout announced by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.

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