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Kogi questions why NCDC officials have refused testing | See top five updates on COVID-19 in Nigeria

Nigeria’s relays what led to increase in COVID-19 cases

The protocol of self-isolation for returning travellers as part of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 led to increased cases in the country, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said.

Ehanire, while speaking at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing Thursday, said there was an increase in cases from such persons.

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PTF targets 2 million tests

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has set a target to test 2 million people in Nigeria.

It believes that the figure is attainable with the existing 21 molecular laboratories in the six-geopolitical zones and an additional one that was expected to be activated in Port Harcourt, Rivers on Thursday.

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Security expert faults panel’s report on Kano deaths

The President of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON), Dr. Ona Ekhomu, has faulted the claim by the PTF that COVID-19 was responsible for the deaths in Kano.

He said that the panel erred in its conclusion because the methods it used in determining the cause of the deaths (COD) did not conform to the methodology for forensic pathology.

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Kogi questions why NCDC officials have refused tests

The Kogi government has tackled the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) over the alleged refusal of some of its officials to be tested for COVID-19.

A delegation the federal government sent to the state on Thursday to boost its capacity returned to Abuja after the governor asked those in the delegation to go on isolation and be prepared for test.

In a statement, the commissioner for information, Kingsley Fanwo said the team chose to return to Abuja than to be tested or self-isolated.

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Sports enthusiasts says sector has been neglected

An Ibadan-based frontline sports enthusiast, Michael Sodeke, has lamented the neglect of the sports sector in the Federal Government’s effort at combating the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

In a letter addressed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, copied to the Secretary to the Federal Government and the Sports Minister, Sodeke lamented that the vital status of sports in the country had been downgraded, describing it as a grave injustice to the corporate comfort of Nigeria at this uncertain time.

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Owing to the infinite number of information being released at every minute around the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, it is important to not only filter the information we consume so as not to be overwhelmed but to have a reliable space to begin to find the information we need.

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