Imminent health crisis in Ekiti and other #COVID19 updates across Nigeria
Five days after doctors in the service of the Ekiti Government embarked on an indefinite strike action, other healthcare workers in the state under the Joint Associations and Unions of Ekiti State Healthcare Workers are set to commence a three-day warning strike beginning from today
The union comprises the state chapters of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) and the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals which comprises pharmacists, among others.
Cross River doctors declare indefinite strike over ‘abandoned COVID-19 patients’
The Cross River chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has withdrawn its services from all medical facilities in the state.
Cross River is the only state in the country where any case of COVID-19 has not been officially confirmed.
NAFDAC currently analysing 20 herbal drugs
The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said it was currently analysing the efficacy of about 20 different herbal products submitted to it by herbal practitioners as possible treatment for Covid-19.
Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, who disclosed this at an investigative hearing on research into the pandemic by the House of Representatives Committee on Covid-19, said after the evaluation, the agency will then come out with protocols for carrying out clinical trials on the products.
544 new COVID-19 cases recorded
Nigeria’s confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 28,711 on Sunday night following 544 fresh infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in an update.
Lagos recorded 199 of the 544 cases, followed by Ebonyi with 65, Oyo with 47 and Ondo 46.
Akwa Ibom approves tax holiday for civil servants
As part of measures to cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, the Akwa Ibom government has approved holiday for tax-payers in the state and directed the Ministry of Finance to work out modalities for its immediate implementation.
The waiver was part of resolutions reached at the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting presided over by Governor Udom Emmanuel at Government House, Uyo.