FG releases new guidelines for resumption of schools and other #COVID-19 updates across Nigeria

The federal government has released guidelines ahead of the resumption of schools at every level in the country.

The guidelines for the safe reopening of schools and learning facilities after the COVID-19 pandemic outlined actions, measures, and requirements needed for resumption.

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NCDC says COVID-19 may be transmitted through air

The Nigerian government has said new evidence suggests that COVID-19 may be transmitted through the air.

Over the past few weeks, increasing evidence has emerged that in addition to droplet infections, we cannot rule out that airborne transmission is also possible as a mode of transmission of COVID-19,” the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, said at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday.

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FG attributes rising COVID-19 deaths to self-deception

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Monday, attributed the rising COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria to denial and delay in seeking help.

Its chairman and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, acknowledging that testing capacity had to be increased, encouraged Nigerians to know their status.

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COVID-19 paralyses Benue government’s activities

Activities in Benue Government House, Makurdi, now suffers setback as top government officials have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

As at the last count, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded not less than 121 cases of COVID-19 in Benue.

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Transport Minister delays reopening of rail services

The minister for transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says reopening rail services in Nigeria could mean an additional 2,000 COVID-19 infections per day.  

The minister added that Nigeria will return to subsidising train transportation if rail services reopen with social distancing in place to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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