Jigawa govt distributes palliatives to over 40,000 households | #COVID-19 updates across Nigeria

The Jigawa Government Tuesday, launched the distribution of palliatives to 42,312 poor and most vulnerable households in the state.

The government also declared that the state has not recorded a new case of COVID-19 in the last 23 days.

Governor Mohammed Badaru made this known at the launching of the palliatives which was contributed by the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) in Dutse, the state capital.

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NCDC confirms 423 new COVID-19 infections

A total of 423 samples tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the new figure in its update for August 11.

Although the case count for Tuesday represented an increase of almost 46 percent when compared to the figure for Monday, the difference doesn’t say much about a possible upward trend, since within the past week, the country recorded as high as 457 new cases on August 5.

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NFF okays $2 million COVID-19 relief for clubs, leagues

Nigeria’s Football Federation (NFF) said Tuesday, it would disburse $2 million to clubs and leagues to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

After consultations with the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Board endorsed the proposal from the secretariat for the lump sum of $2 million only to be shared across the various football clubs and governing bodies of the various Leagues,” NFF said in a statement here.

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COVID-19 and wedding suspension

While the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is meeting virtually, churches are meeting virtually, courts are sitting virtually and projects are being commissioned virtually, the bereaved are burying their dead, and the airlines have started flying; Ikoyi Marriage Registry recently suspended 4,000 weddings over COVID-19. This is curious and even disappointing.

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Govt bans Osun Osogbo festival procession, allows only worshipers access to shrine

The Osun Government has announced a ban on social activities and gatherings at this year’s Osun-Osogbo Festival.

However, it approved the observance of traditional rites and routines associated with the festival.  Also, only authorised persons and worshippers will be allowed into the grove.

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