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COVID19: Air Peace Sacks Over 70 Pilots




NAIJA NEWS: COVID19: Air Peace Sacks Over 70 Pilots [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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The popular airline in the country; Air peace has relieved Over 70 due to the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on its operations.

It will be noted that the aviation business is one of the most affected business concerning the global pandemic.

The airline which stated that the job erasure for pilots amongst it over 3000 staff became imperative because 

The statement released on Monday August 3 also revealed that airline’s management also effected a raft of measures including cut of zero to 40 per cent in the salaries of staff.

It read;

“This decision is inevitable under the circumstances we find ourselves. In order to protect the continuity of majority of the existing jobs and the possibility of creating new ones in future, the survival of the airline is of paramount importance. When everything comes back to normal those pilots affected today will have a place to come back to in future if they so wish.

“Anything short of what we have done may lead to the collapse of an airline as could be seen in some places worldwide during this period.

“Therefore, we decided to review the salaries being paid to all staff. The new salaries reflect zero to 40 per cent cut of the former salary depending on the salary grades of every staff.

“Even after the cuts, it was obvious for us to be able to sustain our operations and survive the times, some jobs must inevitably have to go.”

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Enugu Government Confirms 4th Covid19 Case




NEWS: Enugu Government Confirms 4th Covid19 Case [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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The Commissioner for health in Enugu state, Dr Emmanuel Ikechukwu has confirmed the fourth case of coronavirus case in the state. The commissioner said the 4th case is a 39 man year old that returned to the state in April 22 from Lagos.

The commissioner, also said the state has a total of 4 cases of which 2 has been discharged and remain two active cases.

He then implored the citizen of the state to adhere strictly to the following instruction.

The Enugu State Ministry of Health continues to recommend to the good people of Enugu State, the following:

1. Stay at home as much as you can.

2. Use a clean cloth mask daily if you have to go out

3. Do not touch the front of the mask while wearing it

4. Remove your mask only from both ears at the same time

5. Wash your cloth mask, dry and iron it everyday

8. Maintain respiratory hygiene when you have to cough or sneeze

9. Maintain social/physical distancing always

10. Wash your hands as often as you can with soap and running water

11. When you can't wash your hands use an alcohol based hand sanitizer frequently.

Call these numbers if you think you may have or know someone who may have Covid-19 symptoms, 08182555550 or 09022333833, or the NCDC number 080097000010

If I do these, I protect you and if you do these, you protect me.

Stay Safe!

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WHO considers ‘airborne precautions’ for medical staff after study shows coronavirus can survive in air




NEWS: WHO considers ‘airborne precautions’ for medical staff after study shows coronavirus can survive in air [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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The World Health Organization is considering “airborne precautions” for medical staff after a new study showed the coronavirus can survive in the air in some settings.

The virus is transmitted through droplets, or little bits of liquid, mostly through sneezing or coughing, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, told reporters during a virtual news conference on Monday.

“When you do an aerosol-generating procedure like in a medical care facility, you have the possibility to what we call aerosolize these particles, which means they can stay in the air a little bit longer.” She added: “It’s very important that health-care workers take additional precautions when they’re working on patients and doing those procedures.”

World health officials say the respiratory disease spreads through human-to-human contact, droplets carried through sneezing and coughing as well as germs left on inanimate objects. The coronavirus can go airborne, staying suspended in the air depending on factors such as heat and humidity,

they said.

Kerkhove said health officials are aware of several studies in a number of countries looking at the different environmental conditions that COVID-19 can persist.

Scientists are specifically looking at how humidity, temperature and ultraviolet lighting affects the disease as well as how long it lives on different surfaces, including steel, she said

Health officials use the information to make sure WHO’s guidance is appropriate, and “so far … we are confident that the guidance that we have is appropriate,” she added. Health officials recommend medical staff wear so-called N95 masks because they filter out about 95% of all liquid or airborne particles.

“In health-care facilities, we make sure health-care workers use standard droplet precautions with the exception … that they’re doing an aerosol-generating procedure,” she said. Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Congress last month that the agency was aggressively evaluating how long COVID-19 can survive, particularly on surfaces.

“On copper and steel, it’s pretty typical, it’s pretty much about two hours,” Redfield said at a House hearing. “But I will say on other surfaces — cardboard or plastic — it’s longer, and so we are looking at this.”

Redfield added infections contracted from surfaces rather than through the air could have contributed to the outbreak on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Separately, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday that there’s been a rapid escalation of COVID-19 cases over the past week, adding, “we have not seen an urgent enough escalation in testing, isolation and contact tracing, which is the backbone of the response.”

“We have a simple message for all countries: test, test, test. Test every suspected case, if they test positive, isolate them and find out who they have been in contact with two days before they developed symptoms and test those people, too,” Tedros said.

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RCCG Sacks Pastor That Attempted To Sleep With Married Member In Akure




NAIJA NEWS: RCCG Sacks Pastor That Attempted To Sleep With Married Member In Akure [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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The leadership of the Redeemed Christian Church of God has sacked an Assistant Pastor of the church in Akure, Ondo State, Mr Gideon Bakare.The church also relieved him of all ministerial duties in the mission.

It should be noted that the sacked pastor was recently accused of attempting to sleep with a woman in her matrimonial home in Akure, which goes viral on social media via a video last week, the pastor is seen naked as the church member sits beside him while her family films the event.The woman, in the video, accuses Bakare of wanting to sleep with her, as the cleric begs for mercy.

However, the RCCG, in a statement by the Head, Media, and Public Relations, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, on today (Thursday), said the church dissociated itself from the immoral act.

He described it as “completely contrary to the core values, doctrines, beliefs and practices of the RCCG and the undiluted word of God.”

“The church, after reviewing the report of its investigation, noted that by his conduct, Bakare has not only tainted his personal reputation but has portrayed the Church in a bad light.

“Mr Bakare has therefore been directed to return all official items in his custody and stay off all associated connections with the mission with immediate effect,” the statement added.

Bakare was a part-time pastor with the church, adding that his family was also devastated by the incident.

Meanwhile, the relieved pastor is a part time pastor and also a senior civil servant in the Ondo State Civil Service. He had been allegedly pestering the woman for a relationship, as she decided to play along and set him up, he had removed his clothes while with the woman at her house when her family members came in.

Olubiyi said despite the church’s decision, Bakare could still attend any of the ministry’s parishes.

“The church is open to everybody. But the only thing is that he can no longer hold any position of responsibility in the church,” he added.

In the meantime, according to the RCCG principle which was confirmed by the spokesperson, Bakare could appeal the decision of the church if he was not satisfied.

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