Stay-at-Home: Sanwo-Olu Rolls out Economic Stimulus for Residents

  … Targets 200,000 Households in First Phase   Few days after the Lagos State Government issued a stay-at-home directive to residents in order to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled economic stimulus package for the indigent and the most vulnerable in the society. The stimulus, which comes in food packs, to be distributed to every local government in the State is aimed at cushioning the effect of the fourteen days stay-at-home directive. Speaking after an on-the-spot assessment of one of the State-owned food…

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Coronavirus Can Be Sexually Transmitted, Health Minister Warns

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire says he believes that coronavirus can be transmitted sexually. Speaking at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, Ehanire said the country now has 51 cases of the COVID-19 disease. “If a person is positive, the virus can be transmitted sexually,” he claimed, rather controversially. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says a lot is still unknown about the virus but currently maintains that it is transmitted through droplets from an infected person. The virus’ known routes of transmission are the mouth, nose and eyes.…

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COVID-19: Olopade Tests Positive, Becomes First Case in Sports

Former Ogun State Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Bukola Olopade, has confirmed testing positive to the coronavirus, The DAILYBELLS reports. He becomes the first sports personality in Nigeria to contract the virus. Olopade, who had earlier announced in a video post on Tuesday that he had gone for the COVID-19 test, kept to his promise to reveal his status once the results were released. In a video posted online, Olopade said he had been in self-isolation since he realised he had symptoms of the deadly virus. “A few days ago…

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Market closure: We are satisfied with level of compliance on ban, says CP

Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with the government directive on closuree markets and stores to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the state. Clubs, event centres and places of worship, where more than 25 people had gathered, were sealed off by agencies of the state. The police command had also said it would extend enforcement to markets and stores, except those where food and medicinal items were being sold. After the enforcement on Thursday, the state Police Public Relations…

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Six Lagos Covid-19 Patients Recover, May Be Discharged Soon –Gov aide

The Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Health, Dr Tunde Ajayi, has disclosed that six of the patients at the Infectious Disease Hospital have recovered. Ajayi via his twitter handle, @thetundeajai, said the patients would be discharged soon. He wrote, “Six of our #COVID19 inpatients have recovered and will be discharged soon. There is something Lagos is doing right. Lagos takes the lead,” he wrote. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, 32 confirmed cases have been confirmed in Lagos State since the outbreak of the coronavirus…

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Covid-19: Ekiti to Screen Travellers at Borders

Ekiti state Commissioner for Environment, Gbenga Agbeyo, said measures had been put in place to ensure that all travellers coming into the state were checked at entry points to reduce the possibility of transmitting the disease. Agbeyo, who is also the Chairman, Ekiti State Environmental Task Force on COVID-19, said the state government would ensure that commercial vehicles and motorcycles carried required numbers of passengers. The commissioner said, “To decongest the Atikankan area population, the government is planning to stop all business activities in the area, work on how to…

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Delta Closes Borders, Shuts Down Schools, Markets, Others

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has announced the lockdown of all activities in the state and closure of all borders as the state government intensified efforts to make the state safe from the coronavirus pandemic. In his third broadcast on Thursday in Asaba, the governor, who is the Chairman of the Central Committee on Managing and Containing the Coronavirus Pandemic in Delta, stated that the lockdown would be effective from Wednesday, while the closure of borders and other entry points into the state would commence at 6 am on…

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Presidency Attacks Buhari’s Critics, Says They Are Having “Diseased Minds

The Presidency made angry reactions on Thursday to the critics of the President Muhammadu Buhari even as it insisted that he was on top of ensuring that the coronavirus pandemic was tackled in Nigeria. It accused the President’s critics of having “diseased” minds full of evil and good only for peddling lies against him and his regime. Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, tweeted on Thursday that there were people who were simply evil when they “concoct” lies against his principal. Aside from the audio, several commentators…

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Ogun Doctors Raise The Alarm, Demand Lockdown

The Nigerian Medical Association, Ogun State Chapter, has raised the alarm over the possible spread of COVID-19 in the state. The association, therefore asked the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, to lock down the state for at least two weeks in view of the increasing cases of COVID – 19 across the country. The State Chairman of the association, Dr Ismail Lawal, said this while addressing journalists at the NMA House in Abeokuta. Lawal said the lockdown would allow the government and health officials to track down some undetected cases in…

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NMA Hits FG, States Over Coronavirus Spread

…Asks Buhari to issue executive order on lockdown The Nigerian Medical Association lashed out at the federal and state governments for failing to contain the spread of the disease. The NMA, in a statement by its President, Dr Francis Faduyile, raised the alarm over the absence of respirators and other equipment at some of the designated coronavirus isolation centres across the country. The NMA said efforts to contain COVID-19 in Nigeria would only have impact if states and the Federal Government arrived at a compromise to work in the same…

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