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Catholic Church Donates All 425 Hospitals In Nigeria As Isolation Centre

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Yesterday, during the 29th presidential task force for Covid-19 briefing, the chairman of the taskforce who is also the Secretary to the Governemnt of the federation; Boss Mustapha made it publicly known that he Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has now offered all its 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19.

The SGF now beseech all the state governments in the country to now take advantage of the facilities.

It will be recalled that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has been saying that no state in the country has enough bed spaces for COVID-19 patients, but with the recent donations, Mustapha who chairs the presidential task force on COVID-19, said these would add in the committee’s support for the state governments.

“As part of efforts to support the states in the establishment of the isolation and treatment centres, I wish to remind our governors that the Catholic Bishops Conference has volunteered all the 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide for adaptation and use as isolation centres,” he said.

“Governors are encouraged to please approach Catholic Bishops in their states to access these facilities.

“​As a further cost-effective measure, I also wish to remind subnational authorities that the Nigeria Institute of Architects has pledged the pro bono services of their members to modify, design and supervise all COVID-19 related projects nationwide. Again, we urge that this offer be taken up speedily.”

The SGF also said the Thisday Dome treatment and isolation facility will be commissioned on Tuesday.

Nduka Obaigbena, publisher of THISDAY newspaper, had donated the facility to support the fight against COVID-19 in Abuja.

“It will add a total of 270 beds to our isolation capacity in Abuja. This is a private sector-driven initiative and we commend the efforts of this Thisday, NNPC, Sahara Energy Group, CCECC and all the partners involved in this enterprise,” Mustapha said.





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Coronavirus: Isolation centre in Delta well equipped – Commissioner

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The Delta State commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye on Monday said that the state’s isolation centre at the Federal Medical Centre, Asba is well equipped. He explained that the state government had decided to create more isolation centres in the state in readiness of any possible outbreak of the dreaded COVID19, adding that the additional centres will be ready in one week time. Dr Ononye who spoke to Vanguard at the Warri Central Hospital after inspecting the Warri isolation centre said the state government was doing everything to ensure that Deltans are protected from the Covid19. He said the state has one of the best facilities at the Asaba centre stressing that the facility was approved and designed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). READ ALSOCOVID-19: FG not doing enough, says NUJ He appealed to Deltans not to always look for ways to criticize government all the time but they should rather appreciate them when they have done something good. According to Dr Ononye: “In the days of Lassa fever we have Withholding centres everywhere and what we do then was to ensure that all those that were tested positive for Lassa fever were taken to the nationally approved center at Irua, Edo State. Irua is specially prepared to handle infectious diseases. “What we have done today was to build a world class centre at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba to handle any possible outbreak of Covid19. That centre was approved and designed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). “As for the isolation centre at the Warri Central Hospital, we have identified the space and in two days time it is going to be ready with the state of the art facilities. “Some people are just been mischievous because I can tell you that the kind of personnel we have in our hospitals, you cannot find them anywhere. Most of the doctors you see outside are our doctors. “Warri Central Hospital has the best doctors in the country. The place is very neat and the environment is conducive. All patient that come here receive the best treatment. “People should appreciate the effort of government. People should not be mischievous all in a bid run down government efforts.

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Corona Virus: Lagos Catholic Church Adjusts Mode Of Service

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In order to curb the spread of the highly contagious virus called Corona Virus, the Lagos state Archdiocese of the Catholic has released a temporary mode of worship for now, in other to safe guard her members from contacting the virus and spreading it to others, as it was in the case of a Japan woman that infected over 34 members of her church with the virus.


The new directives were issued by the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Martins, and part of the measures he reeled out was that handshaking during Mass as Sign of Peace would no longer be allowed for the time being.


“During this season of Lent, in order to reduce the number of gatherings in Church to the barest necessary, we encourage people to do Stations of the Cross privately on Wednesdays while public celebrations will take place only Fridays especially as it is often followed by Mass,” he added.


According to him, receiving of holy Communion in mouth will not be accepted but each member would be given in their palms. The catholic church also encouraged members to ensure prompt use of sanitizers.


The Catholic Archbishop further directed that clergies in their churches should suspend the use of Holy Water fonts in churches till further notice.



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Another fire outbreak in a Catholic church in Nnewi Anambra state.

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Its indeed another sad news in Anambra state as there was another fire outbreak in a Catholic church in the commercial city of nnewi.

According to reports, in the early hours of today Saturday 16th of November 2019, the Anambra state fire service received a distress call of a fire outbreak around some minutes past 3 am in the morning, the fire started in the priests residence of st Peter Claver Catholic church nnewichi Uruagu nnewi, in nnewi south local government of Anambra state. But before the arrival of the fire service men, the fire has destroyed the properties to some extent and a life was also lost which was believed to be the priest present in the room as at the time of the outbreak. The fire was put out to avoid further damages and the dead and the wounded taken to the hospital. As at the time of this report, there is no report yet from the Anambra state government or the Catholic diocese of nnewi concerning the incident.

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