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[Video] Kano Distances Self from Video on Isolation Centre

The Government of Kano State has distanced its from a viral video showing that the Sani Abacha Stadium Isolation Centre has been ‘abandoned’.

In a statement from an official of the State Government, the state expressed displeasure in the manner that the video of the site of the Isolation Center was covered. The official claimed that the person who covered the site of the Isolation Center deliberately avoided filming the site workers at the site showing that the center was still under construction.

See the video below as provided by ChannelsTV:


‘Covid-19 Cases in Africa Now Over 115,000’ WHO Reports

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa as at Tuesday, had risen to over 115, 000.

The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official twitter handle @WHOAFRO.

“There are over 115,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 46,000 recoveries and 3,400 deaths,” it said.

The figures showed that South Africa, Algeria and Nigeria had the highest reported cases in Africa.

According to the report, South Africa had 23,615 cases and 418 deaths followed by Algeria with 8,503 cases and 609 deaths. Nigeria had 8,068 confirmed cases and 233 deaths.

It stated that Ghana had 6,808 reported cases and 32 deaths. Cameroon recorded 4, 890 confirmed cases and 165 deaths.

The report said Lesotho, Seychelles and Namibia were countries currently with the lowest confirmed cases in the region.

It said Lesotho had only two confirmed cases with zero death; Seychelles had 11 reported cases and zero death. Namibia recorded 21 confirmed cases with no death.

Meanwhile, as at May 25, the novel coronavirus had infected more than 5.4 million people and killed over 344,000 worldwide, according to John Hopkins University.

But, World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, has paid tribute to African leaders for the progress they have made in their fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Moeti gave the tribute yesterday on the official twitter account of the WHO Regional Office for Africa @WHOAFRO.
The regional director also commended Africans for their patience and support in the fight against the pandemic.

“So again, a shout out to African people, I thank them so much for the courage that they have shown, the forbearance under sometimes difficult circumstances.
“We are committed to continue in this fight with them.

“I would like to pay special tribute to African communities. It was said by the WHO Director General, Dr Tedro that our leaders have put in place some measures to control the pandemic.

“We have seen African countries take very tough decisions to put in place some of the control measures.

“I am very pleased to have joined this celebration of Africa Day yesterday, and especially pleased to have been in the company of special envoys on COVID-19 in Africa,” she said.

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on May 25, 1963.

Four Financial Effects of Covid-19 On Nigerians

Things are no longer the same all around due to the coronavirus pandemic. As at Monday night, more than five million cases have been recorded all over the world with thousands of people dying from it.

In Nigeria, as at Monday night, 8,068 people have contracted the virus with, with 233 deaths. There are fears that this figure will continue to rise, until a lasting solution is found.

The pandemic has also taken a toll on the finances of Nigerians. Here are four ways Nigerians are affected financially by the health crisis:

1. Increased fare

One measure to prevent contracting COVID-19 is social distancing. This means one has to be two-meters apart from the other person. Transporters have been forced to adhere to this “new” rule and as such they have increased the transport fare of the few passengers that board their vehicles.

2. More consumption of food

It is becoming increasingly difficult for people to eat three times in a day during coronavirus crisis. Prices of foodstuff are increased, leaving people with little or no income.

3. Salary cuts

This is one sad reality coronavirus has brought to many Nigerian workers. Companies and industries have explained the difficulties they are passing through to operate and have no option than to either lay off some staff or cut salaries. This has left a sour taste in the mouth of Nigerian workers.

4. Fewer working hours

The Federal Government has mandates offices to open only between 8am and 3pm, meaning people work less hours with fewer productivity. When productivity is lower, revenues will be affected, leading to salary cuts and less fulfilment.

Over 20 Covid-19 Positive Persons Refuse Government Isolation in Gombe

No fewer than 30 persons are said to have evaded evacuation into various isolation centres in Gombe State .

Chairman , Task force committee on COVID- 19 , Prof . Idris Mohammed , on Monday revealed that 12 people could be accounted for , leaving the task force with the burden of 18 people outside the confine of the isolation and treatment facilities .

He said , “ We have a total of 30 people yet to be evacuated in the state , out of the 30 , five are Adamawa indigenes ; we collected their samples and we gave them our epid numbers and they have since gone back to Adamawa State . But because of the epid numbers , they remain our cases on paper but in reality they are in Adamawa State.

“ Two others were traced to Kano State and we notified the state epidemiologist and they have been placed in isolation ; one other to Ogun, the state epidemiologist was called and another one was traced to Nasarawa State , we called the state epidemiologist and the last one to Borno state and he has been evacuated by the state.

“ Out of 20 people remaining , they are the ones we are having some challenges evacuating but we are making efforts . As of Sunday , we evacuated two .

The good thing is that as most of them are trying not to come , so they are in self isolation , they don ’ t come out in the open but the traditional rulers and political leaders where they reside are working with the task force to ensure they are evacuated, treated and discharged lawfully . ”

Brazil’s Daily Death Toll Surpases US

Brazil daily coronavirus deaths has been reported to be higher than fatalities in the United States for the first time over the last 24 hours.

This news is according to the country’s Health Ministry.

Brazil registered 807 deaths over the last 24 hours, whereas 620 died in the United States.

Brazil has the second worst outbreak in the world, with 374,898 cases, behind the U.S. with 1.637 million cases.

Total deaths in the U.S. has reached 97,971, according to Reuters tally compared with Brazil at 23,473.

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