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Buhari Signs Covid19 Regulation Acts




NEWS: Buhari Signs Covid19 Regulation Acts [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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President Muhammadu Buhari has later yesterday signed the Covid19 Regulations (2020) in compliance with the Quarantine Act of 1926.

It will be recalled that the President declared the total lock-down of three (3) states in Nigeria which are Lagos, Abuja and Ogun States to be initially lock-down for 14 days starting from Monday night.

However, after the declaration by the President, some prominent Nigerians have come for the legality of the president's declaration because it violates the fundamental human right of movement.

But, by signing the Covid19 quarantine regulation act, the president has now back is action with law.

It is instructive to note that the total number of coronavirus case in the country as at 30th March stand at 131 ans 2 deaths.


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Coronavirus: Aisha Buhari reacts as Atiku’s son tests positive




NEWS: Coronavirus: Aisha Buhari reacts as Atiku’s son tests positive [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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Coronavirus: Aisha Buhari reacts as Atiku’s son tests positivePublished 5 hours ago on March 23, 2020By Nsikak Nseyen

The First Lady and wife to President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, has prayed for the quick recovery of Atiku Abubakar’s son.

Aisha made the prayer while reacting to reports that the former Vice President’s son had tested positive for coronavirus.

Recall that Atiku had on Sunday revealed that his son tested positive for the deadly disease.

He said he has been moved to Gwagwalada specialist hospital.

Reacting, the President’s wife on Twitter wrote. “Your Excellency, It’s with deep sense of concern that I extend my sincere prayers towards the quick recovery of your dear son.

“Allah renu en Amin.”

Meanwhile, the number of patients with the disease in Nigeria is 30

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There is Covid19 in Kogi State - Index case Family Tells Yahaya Bello




NAIJA NEWS: There is Covid19 in Kogi State - Index case Family Tells Yahaya Bello [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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As the Kogi state government fails to admit that there is coronvirus case in the state as reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC, the family of the recorded index case in the state has beseech the Kogi state government to stop denying the reality that has befallen the state, the family admitted that truly there father is tested positive for the novel virus and that the man had not travel from the state for a while.

Chief Tai Ejibunu, Obatebise of Oweland, in a statement by the family, said the Chief Imam exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 because he eventually tested positive after referral from the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja.

In the statement titled, “The COVID-19 Case Infection: Matters Arising, the family said,: “Our attention has been drawn to the series of discussions going on concerning Covid-19 index case in Kabba and the identity of the index case.

“I wish to affirm, on behalf of Ejibunu family, that the Chief Imam of Kabba, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Ejibunu, was down with flu some few days back and he had to be hospitalised at the Specialist Hospital in Kabba.

“Further medical attention was sought at the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, as the flu did not abate after some days.

“At the FMC, he was referred to the National Hospital in Abuja and the test conducted on him by the NCDC showed that he was Covid-19 positive.

“The test conducted on one of his sons who had been with him since came out negative.”

It added: “The family would have come out to speak on the matter but we were not comfortable with the ding dong game going on between the NCDC and the Kogi State government.

“The family is concerned about the wellbeing of other and we wish to confirm that Covid-19 has found its way sadly into our community and the state.

“Therefore, no need for Kogi State government to deny the obvious.

“We would like to stress that the Chief Imam, of recent, had never ventured outside Kogi State by way of travelling outside the state. So, the ‘virus’ could have been contacted within.

We wish to advise our people to please abide by the protocols emplaced by the NCDC and play safe.

“The family is cooperating with the Kogi State government and the NCDC to stem the spread.

“This evening, contact tracing and testing of family members of the Chief Imam had begun.

“What we need from our people is empathy and no need for the acrimonious exchange of views and counter views.

“May God save Oweland and her people in particular and the state in general.

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We Spend #4500 On Each Covid19 Patient's Meal Per Day - Bauchi Government




NAIJA NEWS: We Spend #4500 On Each Covid19 Patient's Meal Per Day - Bauchi Government [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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The Bauchi state government through the executive chairman of the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency (PHCDA) Mr Rilwanu Mohammed has said the state spends nothing less than N4,500 daily on the meals of each patient admitted to its isolation centres.

The chairman said Bala Mohammad, governor of the state has approved the amount to ensure that COVID-19 patients in the state were well fed.

It will be noted that some weeks ago some COVID-19 patients were protesting in some states due to the poor treatment they received , including poor feeding, at the isolation centres.

Mohammed, who is also the chairman, contact tracing committee on COVID-19 in Bauchi, said the governor directed officials to make sure that the patients feel at home in the isolation centres.

“It was the state governor that ordered us that we should put N1,500 per single meal in a day,” he said.

“That is, N1,500 meal during breakfast, the same amount for lunch as well as dinner because he doesn’t want anybody in isolation to suffer or complain so that we won’t have any riot like in some other states.

“This brings the total amount of money on meal per day to N4,500 on a single patient.”

Mohammed said he has received calls from healthy persons who want to be admitted to the isolation centres because of the “good treatment” given to the patients.

He urged the people to always adhere to all the preventive measures as advised by the government and health authorities in order to contain spread of the virus.

“Recently, three people called me and they were asking that they wanted to be admitted in isolation centre,” he said.

“One of them was from Giade Local Government Area of the state and because we recently discharged a lot of people from that area, obviously they had given them information on how they were taken care of.

“All these people were pleading with me to come and pick them up and take them to an isolation centre, they said they wanted to enjoy the chicken, eggs, fried potatoes and all the goodies our patients are having while in isolation.”

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