Mild protest as Lagos disengages frontline health workers and other #COVID-19 updates across Nigeria
Amid the rising cases of coronavirus across the country, more than 30 health workers attached to two of the Lagos isolation centres have been disengaged.
The affected workers who were part of the first set of volunteers at the infectious disease hospital (IDH), Yaba, and those drafted to the Onikan isolation centre, include medical doctors, nurses and pharmacists.
NCDC launches new guidelines for elections
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has developed and launched a new guideline for the conduct of elections during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
The Director-General, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, made the launch Monday, in Abuja, during the Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID-19 briefing.
Ihekweazu said the guidelines would support the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), political parties and most especially Nigerians who would be voting in these critical times.
Nigerian govt waives 60% debt of broadcast stations
The federal government has approved 60 per cent debt forgiveness for broadcast stations owing it in Nigeria, to cushion the effects of COVID-19 on the industry.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced this Monday, at a media briefing on the government’s efforts to institute financial sustainability among broadcast stations in the country.
Youth Corps members donate 10, 000 face masks to sports ministry
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has presented more than 10,000 face masks made by its members to the Sports Ministry as part of their contributions to the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The face masks are to be distributed to athletes.
In a ceremony at the Ministry of Sports in Abuja Monday, the NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Ibrahim Shuaibu, handed over the masks to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Gabriel Aduda, who stood in for the Minister, Sunday Dare.
Cross River joins the list as NCDC confirms 575 new COVID-19 infections
After more than four months of denial, Cross River has now joined the list of states affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Out of the the 575 samples that were confirmed positive on Monday by the NCDC, five were from Cross River.