From the Police’ reviewed plan to enforce the inter state travel ban, to the health minister’s statement on COVID-19, to the Reps request, these are the updates from COVID-19 across Nigeria.
Why many rich Nigerians died from COVID-19 – Health Minister
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said educated and ‘well-to-do’ Nigerians constitute many of the fatalities from COVID-19 in Nigeria.
“A disturbing picture emerging from statistics is that not only are most fatalities observed to be linked with preexisting diseases, many are educated, well-to-do people, who chose home-based care, where they develop sudden complication and have to be rushed to hospital,” he said.
Reps urge FG to sponsor experts to Madagascar, Senegal
The House of Representatives Tuesday, urged the federal government to sponsor experts on a study trip to Madagascar and Senegal for possible indigenous COVID-19 cure.
Madagascar has claimed to have found a cure for the virus while Senegal has developed an inexpensive coronavirus diagnostic kit.
‘Kogi frustrating efforts to test for COVID-19’ — doctors raise the alarm
Doctors at the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja, Kogi, have accused the administration of Yahaya Bello, the governor, of frustrating efforts to test patients who have COVID-19 symptoms.
This is despite the state government’s claim of testing 111 patients, all of which were confirmed negative for COVID-19.
Minister ask Nigerians to prepare for the worst
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire Tuesday, admonished Nigerians to prepare for the worst, even as the Federal Government assiduously work to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He urged health workers and citizens alike to do their best to learn more about the virus.
Police Embark on Strict Enforcement of Curfew, Interstate Travel Ban
The police yesterday began strict enforcement of the nationwide curfew and interstate travel ban imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari two weeks ago.
The police commands, particularly in Lagos and Ogun as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), acting on the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, locked down their areas of operation from 8pm, insisting that there was no exemption for anybody including essential workers.