Renowned virologist urges caution as government reopens schools, economy (Nigeria)

“Professor Oyewale Tomori said the reported low cases of the novel virus in the country does not truly represent the actual figure, adding that the truth is that there was a significant drop in testing, which accounts for the drop in the cases of infections.”

via The Nation (Nigeria)

African Continental Free Trade Area on the rise in virus times

“Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo was full of optimism on Monday when he inaugurated the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area in Accra.”

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COVID-19: Federal Government receives 2,000 Nigerian-made face masks from Israel

““The Israeli Embassy in Nigeria led by H.E. Simoh Bem Soshan which earlier planned a donation of 10,000 face masks to medical staff who are in the frontline in Nigeria, has made good its promise coming with the second donation of 2,000 today, Wednesday, 12th August, 2020. The earlier donation of the first installment of 2,000 was made earlier on Thursday, 7th May, 2020.”

via The Nation (Nigeria)

Patients evacuated as doctors’ strike continues (Ekiti State, Nigeria)

“The indefinite strike embarked on by doctors in Ekiti State has paralysed activities in public hospitals, as patients have been evacuated to seek treatment in private hospitals.”

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COVID-19 is a hoax, says Kogi governor

“Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Tuesday said the fear of coronavirus kills faster than the virus itself. According to him, a virus that has killed 510,909 people worldwide as of Tuesday was an ‘imported’ illness that was ‘forced on people’ to shorten their lifespan.”

via The Nation (Nigeria)

Churches, mosques, hotels to open in Lagos on June 19

“The reopening of churches, mosques and the hospitality business will take effect from June 19. Worship centres will, however, only be allowed to conduct services on Sundays for Christians and Fridays for Muslims. Midweek services and vigils will remain suspended.”

via The Nation (Nigeria)

Minister to Nigerians: prepare for the worst

“The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Tuesday admonished Nigerians to prepare for the worst, even as the Federal Government assiduously works to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. He urged health workers and citizens alike to do their best to learn more about the virus.”

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COVID-19: Nigeria needs N10.1 trillion intervention

“Nigeria needs at least N10.1 trillion worth of interventions from the government to address the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.”

via The Nation (Nigeria)

Gloomy outlook for states as Federation Account falls (Nigeria)

“The scale of the looming financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been revealed by Minister of Finance Mrs. Zainab Ahmed.The Federal Government, the states and the local government councils have lost massive projected revenue which will affect their plans for this year.”

via The Nation (Nigeria)

Return to lockdown likely, Fed Gov’t warns Nigerians

“A lockdown of the country again is likely. This follows Monday’s gross disobedience of the protocols as Nigerians got some relief after weeks of restrictions. It was the first day after the easing of the shutdown to contain the spread of coronavirus in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states.”

via The Nation (Nigeria)