Community leaders have role to play to curb spread of COVID-19, says Virologist

By Marie-Therese Nanlong – Jos The active involvement of community gatekeepers like community leaders, traditional rulers, religious leaders, among others have been advocated as State governments continue in the fight against the COVID-19 disease. The Chief Executive Officer, CEO Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria Dr. Patrick Dakum made the case in Jos stressing that until…

Oyo Govt adjusts school calendar, lauds stakeholders adherence to COVID-19 guidelines

Oyo State Government has announced a slight adjustment to its school reopening schedule, contrary to the one earlier released. This was in conformity with the agreement reached by the Federal Government and the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on the commencement of the 2020 West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), for school candidates. Mr. Olaleye…

There is no ‘zero risk’ in easing travel restrictions — WHO

There is no “zero risks” strategy for countries easing international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and essential travel for emergencies should remain the priority, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. In a long-awaited update to its guidance on travel, the United Nations global health agency said cross-border trips for emergencies, humanitarian work, the transfer…

Ogun state govt to automatically promote students

Ogun state government has given a directive to all schools within the state to promote students to the next class. READ ALSO: Teachers in South East to undergo compulsory COVID-19 tests before schools reopen DailyTimes reported that Governor Dapo Abiodun relayed this information on Wednesday in a COVID-19 update briefing at the Governor’s office in…

No mask, no access to train service — Amaechi

By Dirisu Yakubu – Abuja Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has urged security personnel at the Abuja train stations not to allow anyone access into the railway complex without wearing a face mask. The minister stated this while on a visit to the Idu, Abuja train terminal to inspect passengers’ compliance to COVID-19 safety measures,…

Plateau govt. bans Eid prayers as COVID-19 cases spike

The Plateau government has banned Eid prayers, as COVID-19 cases reached 982 in the state. The Chairman of the State COVID-19 Task Force, Gov. Simon Lalong, announced the ban, while briefing newsmen on the state’s response to the pandemic, on Tuesday in Jos. The governor also banned other activities associated with Sallah festivities, including visits…

COVID-19: Lagos discharges 51 Nigerians, 11 foreigners

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced the recovery and discharge of 62 coronavirus patients, comprising of 51 Nigerians and 11 foreign nationals. Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said in a statement that the patients were discharged after testing negative twice to the disease. Also read: Sallah: Lagos urges residents to observe prayers at…