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.
Governors deport Almajiri students over coronavirus
State governors in Northern Nigeria have begun deporting students of the Almajiri system as the region battles growing cases of COVID-19.
The Katsina government yesterday received 435 students expelled from Kano. The Secretary to the Government of Katsina, Mustapha Inuwa, took custody of the indigenous students at the Katsina-Kano border at the early hours of the day.
Governors agree to lockdown states for two weeks
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has endorsed an inter-state lockdown in the country for another two weeks to contain the spread of coronavirus among states of the country.
Chairman of NGF and Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi, who disclosed this after its teleconference meeting, maintained that only essential services would be permitted during the period.
Isolation centres get boost for stable power
To provide stable electricity to COVID-19 isolation centres, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has handed over four solar hybrid mini-grid plants to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun.
According to its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, the donation was part of the agency’s support to the fight against COVID-19.
Nigeria plans to evacuate citizens from Sudan
The Nigerian government is planning to evacuate some stranded students in Khartoum, Sudan, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The citizens will be evacuated without having to pay, the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said.
FG stops infected patients from moving around
To further limit the spread of COVID-19, the federal government has directed that all confirmed cases of the virus in a state must be treated in such state.
This was one of the resolutions adopted at the end of a virtual Emergency National Council of Health (NCH) meeting convened by the Federal Ministry of Health with state commissioners of health and the acting FCT secretary for health in attendance.