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Coronavirus: 1 not 6 is Missing in Osun Isolation Centre

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Sequel to the information being spread across various social media pages that six (6) out of the coronavirus confirmed cases in Osun state has run away, the state commissioner of Information has made an official press statement today to clarify the rumor being spread around.

In her statement, the commissioner noted that the state carried out a headcount at the isolation centre today in Ejigbo and it is only one person that cannot be accounted for.

The statement reads:

Our attention has been drawn to a story purporting that six persons were missing from our Isolation centre in Ejigbo. 
One of the writers quoted a non-existent statement from the government to lend some measure of credibility to the story. 
Nothing can be further from the truth. As a government, we have not issued any statement to confirm or deny such story. Besides, a quick check showed that the name and number of the first person on the list of the purported missing patients, is indeed currently in our facility in Ejigbo. 
Recall that about a week ago, we received 127 returnees from Ivory Coast and we have kept them since then to avoid community transfer of the virus. 
This morning we embarked on a headcount and found out that only one person could not be accounted for by officials stationed at the Isolation centre out of the 127 persons.
The State Government is currently investigating the matter and will ensure that the missing person is brought back to the Isolation centre and we will also ensure we trace all his contacts.
We want to reiterate that any official(s) found culpable will also be dealt with accordingly.  
We implore members of the public to discountenance the alarm being raised. We will continue to do everything to protect the lives of our citizens in this fight against Coronavirus. 
Signed Mrs. Funke Egbemode 
Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation. 




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CovidNGR: 5 More People Discharged In Lagos Isolation Centre

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Though new cases of the novel coronavirus are being recorded in the country, however, the positive news is that many people have been recovering from the virus especially from the Lagos state isolation centre.

Today, the executive Governor of Lagos Babajide Sanwo Olu announces that another 5 patients have been discharged from the state.

The Governor made this know through his verified twitter handle.

He tweets:

Dear Lagosians, yesterday I announced the discharge of one more patient from our Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. Today, I am happy to inform you that five more patients comprising two males and three females including a 10 year old girl have tested negative twice to #COVID19.

We wish all remaining patients quick recovery.

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Court Fines A Man 40,000 For Not Wearing Face Mask In Ekiti

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On the quest of containing the novel coronavirus in Ekiti state, an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate Court has fined a man named Vincent Ikechukwu a sum of forty thousand naira for failure to use a face mask which has become mandatory in the state since the wake of COVID 19 Pandemic.

Mr Vincent Ikechukwu who is the first person to face such penalty will also engage in community labour for three days in addition to the fine.

Magistrate B.A Oluwasanmi in the judgement highlights the threat to existence, caused by the COVID 19 Pandemic, and why it is a serious crime to flout the law put in place to ensure safety for all.

Over a hundred violators including clergymen have been given various punishments in Ekiti State for violation of government orders meant to check the spread of COVID 19.

The State government had last week released a fresh guideline to regulate movement and activities during the pandemic season as Governor, Kayode Fayemi warned that violators will be arrested and prosecuted according to the framework developed by the State Ministry of Justice.

Below is the charge as read to Okechukwu:

That You Vincent Ikechuckwu at about 11am on the 8th day of May, 2020 at Fajuyi,Ado-Ekiti Magisterial district, did without lawful excuse, move without wearing a cloth face mask, thereby violating the provisions of Regulations 4 (2) (a) of Regulation 4 Punishable under Regulation 12 of the Ekiti State Coronavirus (Prevention of infection) Regulations 1-4 ,2020 made pursuant to section 8 of the Quarantine act, Cap Q2, LFN, 2004"

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Coronavirus: Lagos State Extends Testing Centre To 26 Centres

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On the quest of containing the exponential spreading of the novel coronavirus in the most populous state in the country and the centre of commerce in Nigeria, the Lagos state government has now extends the testing centre in the state to 26.

This means, there will be a testing centre in each of the 20 local goverments in the state, while Ikorodu local government will have one additional centre, which will make it 2 in Ikorodu local government, and Alimosho local goverments will have additional 5, which will now make it 6 centres in the large Alimosho local goverments.

The development was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the the Governor on Health, Dr. Oreoluwa Finnih through her twitter handle.

One of the tweets reads: While urging residents to desist from engaging in hoax calls or trying to call the twenty-six call centres for fun, the SSA added that residents willing to report Covid19 emergencies should still contact the 08000CORONA. @jidesanwoolu @drobafemihamzat @gboyegaakosile @Mr_JAGss.

Lagosians are advised to make good use of this great opportunity.

Check the pictures attached to this post to see the phone numbers and addresses of the centre.


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