Omoleye Omoruyi | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

‘Bauchi residents don’t believe COVID-19 is real’, and other COVID-19 updates across Nigeria

COVID-19 is staying longer than usual, unfounded stories (and news) too. And so, we are presenting you the truths, the issues and the updates as we continue to increase our tempo in the fight against the pandemic. See below:

Tomori explains rise in COVID-19 cases

A virologist and Chairman, Expert Review Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Oyewale Tomori yesterday, attributed the rise in the coronavirus cases and deaths in the country to what he described as a premature easing of lockdown measures by the federal and state governments.

He noted also that the increase in the testing capacity of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had helped in discovering more cases of infection.

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Six states enroll in WHO treatment regime solidarity trial on COVID-19

Six States, Lagos, FCT, Ogun, Kaduna, Sokoto and Kano have been enrolled in the World Health Organization (WHO) treatment regimen Solidarity trial on COVID-19.

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire who disclosed this yesterday said the PTF briefing on COVID-19, noted that the Federal Government is cooperating with the WHO in the treatment regimen Solidarity trial.

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Nigeria to evacuate 200 citizens in Canada

The Nigeria High Commission in Canada says it is set to evacuate Nigerians stranded in that country due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

In a statement on Monday, the mission said it had received no fewer than 200 requests for evacuation.

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Catholic Bishops donate health facilities to FG

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) offered all its 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19 patients.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made this known at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday.

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‘Bauchi residents don’t believe COVID-19 is real’

The governor of Bauchi, Bala Mohammed says residents of the state do not believe COVID-19 is real even though he survived the disease.

Mohammed, who said this during an NTA programme Monday, said the people of the state are refusing to adhere to guidelines to curb the spread of the disease.

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