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Top five updates on COVID-19 in Nigeria

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.

‘Kaduna might get to a peak of 57,000 COVID-19 patients’ 

The Kaduna Government has expressed fear that violation of the lockdown order in the State may jack up its cases of COVID-19 to as high as 57,000. The fear was expressed by the state’s Task Force on COVID-19, saying that, the risk assessment of the pandemic is troubling and could be up to 57,000 new cases if there is no effective enforcement and implementation of the lockdown order. 

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Significance of Easter more compelling – NSCIA 

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) says the significance of Easter is more compelling now that the world is facing the consequences of Covid-19. 

This is contained in statement by the apex Islamic body signed by the head of administration of the council, Mr Yusuf Nwoha, in Abuja, to felicitate with Christians as they mark 2020 Easter. 

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‘How to boost your immune system to fight COVID-19′ 

An associate professor at the University of Ibadan, Idayat Gbadamosi has written a yet-to-be-published paper on possible herbal ways of preventing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  

Gbadamosi, a well-published expert in ethnobotany and medicinal plants, says her publication is “targeted towards boosting the immune system to help fight the coronavirus,” clearly stating that it is “not by any means a cure for COVID-19 infection”. 

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Buhari to address Nigerians today 

President Muhammadu Buhari will at a 7 pm broadcast address the nation, as the stay-at-home directive caused by the coronavirus outbreak expires on Monday. 

This is coming amidst concerns of the general economic downturn as citizens continue to lament the lockdown on the advice of the Presidential task force to monitor the development of COVID- 19 pandemic disease across the country. 

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FG says lockdown reduced COVID-19 cases 

The federal government through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said the lockdown imposed on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, as well as Lagos and Ogun states reduced the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country. 

Speaking yesterday on Sunday Politics, a live Programme on Channels Television, the National Coordinator in the fight against COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, argued that the number of confirmed cases would have been significantly higher without the lockdown order. 

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