Bauchi governor points fingers at Cross River and other #COVID19 updates across Nigeria

The governor of Bauchi, Bala Mohammed, says 15 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state came from Calabar, Cross River, according to Channels Television.

Cross River is the only state where any case of COVID-19 has not been confirmed in the country.

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Nasarawa health workers begin strike over ‘poor welfare’

Resident doctors and other health workers at the Daltatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, have embarked on a seven-day warning strike to press for improved welfare.

The health workers include the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN).

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Ibom Air gets palliative to cushion N4b losses

The Akwa Ibom government has given palliative to its airline, Ibom Air, to cushion the N4 billion losses it incurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Commissioner for information  Charles Udoh, in a statement Wednesday, said the palliative became necessary because Ibom Air has been grounded for three months leading to revenue loss put at N4 billion.

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Kwara loses second patient

Kwara on Tuesday night lost another coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient; the second fatality since the pandemic broke out in the state.

The 50-year-old woman had serious underlying medical conditions, Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 disclosed yesterday.

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UN mobilises $182m COVID-19 lifeline for Nigeria

The United Nations is mobilising $182 million to support millions of Nigerians hit by the coronavirus pandemic, including conflict-torn communities in the North East.

The World Food Programme (WFP) said the funds were needed to sustain life-saving aid for the next six months

The lifeline is to aid three million people in Kano, Abuja and Lagos in addition to the Federal Government’s social protection schemes.

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