‘No state in Nigeria is free’ and other #COVID19 updates across Nigeria

The director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, says no state in the country is COVID-19 free.

Speaking at the presidential task force briefing Monday, Ihekweazu said a state can only talk about being COVID-19 free when it is testing and have the effective tool to fight the disease.

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FG laments setback of COVID-19 gains

The Federal Government Monday, said a lack of responsibility by some Nigerians was a setback in the effort to halt the spread of the novel Coronavirus.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said citizens must do their part.

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Akeredolu declares virus spread emergency

Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Monday, declared that the spread of COVID-19 has reached a state of emergency.

Akeredolu’s statement came after 80 new cases and nine deaths were recorded within one-week.

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‘Pandemic has worsened drug abuse’

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd) has emphasised that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened abuse of drugs.

Abdullah, in a statement to commemorate the 2020 International Day against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking in Abuja, said as drugs of choice became scarce during the lockdown, increased experimentation with newer concoctions only aggravated the problem.

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Oyo workers resume, government urges compliance with COVID-19 protocols

Civil and public servants on Grade Level 12 and below in Oyo resumed work yesterday following the directive of the state government after a three-month stay-at-home order as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main gate of the secretariat, which had been shut following the closure of the complex, was reopened for activities.

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