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Lagos State Recommends #50,000 Fee For Covid19 Test In Private Labs

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The state’s commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has said that Lagos residents who are unable to get themselves tested in government own centres in the state would henceforth pay N50,400 in a private laboratory to conduct COVID-19 test.

Professor Abayomi made this known while launching the Lagos State Private-Public Consortium on the management of COVID-19 to increase the capacity of the state government in the management of the pandemic.

He said " though the tests were being conducted in government owned laboratories free, the approved private laboratories will conduct COVID-19 tests in the state at a cost of between N40,000 and N50,400.

With this development most residents, particularly those with suspected symptoms are apprehensive that they might not get adequate attention from the public hospitals or other facilities, where they usually undergo the screening free of charge on the excuse that the testing kits are inadequate."

The state Commissioner for Health, Professor Abayomi said the inclusion of the private consortium in the testing was part of the moves to expand the state government’s COVID-19 response capacity.

It will be recalled that the most populous state/city in the country is still the epicentre of the virus in the country with over 50% of the total confirmed cases recorded in Lagos state.



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Covid19: Akeredolu Tests Positive For Covid19

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The Ondo state governor Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu has contracted the novel coronavirus Naijacrawl reports.

The Governor disclosed this today via his twitter handle.

He tweeted:

"Today I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I'm asymptomatic and have been self isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated"

It will be noted that a popular news agency shared a video online few days where the governor was sneezing rapidly at the APC national secreatariat.

We wish the governor and other covid19 patients fast and timely recovery

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Enugu Government Confirms 4th Covid19 Case

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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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35 Year Old Woman Damages Husband's Private Part In Osun

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Mrs Omolara Seriki, a 35-year-old married woman, has reported to have allegedly damaged the scrotum of her 52 year old husband who is identified as Raheem, after she allegedly caught him cheating with another woman in the Iragbiji area, Boripe council in Osun state.

This weird incident was disclosed by the spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state, Daniel Adigun, said the couple had issues in their six-year-old marriage, forcing the man to move out of their matrimonial home.

But on Tuesday, June 23, the angry wife stormed the apartment where she was informed that her husband was camping and caught him with another lady. A fight ensued between them and in the process, she grabbed his scrotum and damaged it.

Mr Adigun statements read ”the lady brought food for him around 10pm but could not go home because of the heavy rain. After a while, his wife entered the room and an altercation ensued and the wife grabbed his scrotum. In the process, he fainted and only regained consciousness at the hospital where the damaged scrotum was being sutured.” Meanwhile, he said the matter is still being investigated.

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