Woman Delivered Of Twins Dies Of COVID19 In Imo

Imo State has recorded another death resulting from COVID-19 complications. Although the woman’s details are unknown, the deceased was said to have been receiving treatment in the isolation centre after testing positive for the coronavirus disease a few days ago. Confirming the incident to Channels Television, the Chairman of the State COVID-19 Taskforce, Professor Maurice Iwu, said the woman was delivered of a set of twins but after delivery, she couldn’t survive it. According to Professor Iwu, the babies were however fortunate as to have tested negative for the virus.…

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Health Minister: About 60% Of 979 Deaths In Kano Linked To COVID-19

About 60 per cent of the 979 deaths reported in Kano State may have been triggered by coronavirus (COVID-19). The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this on Monday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 which held in Abuja. He explained that the figures were the outcome of an investigation carried out by the Federal Government to unravel the circumstances that led to the death of hundreds of residents in Kano. According to the minister, the deaths were reported in April from eight municipal local…

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COVID19: Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque Reopens After Months Of Closure

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound has reopened to worshippers and visitors after more than two months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Council of Islamic Waqf, which oversees Muslim sites on the complex, cited the virus’s slowed local spread in lifting entry restrictions on Sunday. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/us-officially-launches-spacex-dragon-capsule/ But the Jordan-appointed council also imposed some precautionary measures to reduce the risk of contagion at Islam’s third-holiest site. Worshippers must wear face masks and bring personal prayer rugs should they wish to pray in the mosque or on the grounds.…

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Who Are We Fooling, Kogi Rejects NCDC COVID19 Update

Kogi state has, once again, responded to the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control’s reporting of COVID-19 within its territory. In a statement released by the state’s Commissioner for Health, Saka Audu, on Saturday, the state rejected NCDC’s reporting while describing it as “fictitious”. Read the statement below: THE PURPORTED COVID-19 CASES REPORTED FOR KOGI STATE: THE TRUTH AS WE KNOW IT. ● Nigerians are in the know of the stand off between Kogi State and NCDC that has been on for a while now, which is not unconnected to our…

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CoVid-19 Has Found It’s Way Into Kogi State

The family of Kogi state’s coronavirus index case has asked the state government not “to deny the obvious” about the presence of COVID-19 in the state. The Kogi state government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have recently differed on whether the state has recorded a COVID-19 case. While the NCDC reported two cases on Wednesday for the state, the government maintained the results were “fraudulent”. READ ALSO:https://theemage.com/georgefloyd-derek-chauvins-wife-wants-divorce/ In a statement released on Friday, the Ejibunu family confirmed that the index case is the Chief Imam of Kabba,…

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We Are Not Thinking Of Opening Schools Now -PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has reacted to reports that schools across the country are going to reopen on June 8, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Briefing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba who is a member of the PTF, noted that the reports are false as the Federal Government is yet to decide on when schools would reopen. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/fgn-plans-reopening-of-schools-amidst-coronavirus-pandemic/ “The material that the Chairman of the PTF spoke about, which is an announcement purportedly from him that we are…

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COVID19: PTF Confirms Three Herbal Drugs Identified To Cure The Virus

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has announced that three out of the numerous claims of COVID-19 herbal cure have been identified and forwarded to relevant authorities for further investigation and validation. The Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha made the announcement on Wednesday while briefing journalists in Abuja. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/kano-officially-ban-almajiri-system-of-education/ He said the validation was made by the Federal Ministry of Health after holding a virtual meeting with Nigerian Researchers and Scientists. He noted that the decision to meet with the researchers was also prompted by the…

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FGN Plans Reopening Of Schools Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, on Wednesday disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Education will soon issue out guidelines for the reopening of schools across the country. Speaking during the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 daily briefing in Abuja, Mustapha asked states, local governments, proprietors and all other stakeholders to begin taking steps that will facilitate an early and safe reopening of schools. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/covid19-389-new-cases-total-now-8733/ “​Today, 27th May, 2020 is also Children’s Day worldwide and this brings to mind the need to…

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CBN Okay Reduction Of Rate Through OFIs

As part of its continued effort to mitigate the impact of the corona virus (COVID-19) on households, businesses and regulated institutions, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has reduced interest rates on its facilities through participating Other Financial Institutions (OFIs) from 9% to 5% per annum for one year effective March 1, 2020. The Bank, in a circular signed by the Director, Financial Policy and Regulation Department , Kevin Amugo, and issued on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Abuja, also announced that CBN intervention facilities obtained through participating OFIs –…

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Nigeria’s Economy Rises In Q1 2020 Amidst CoVid-19

Against the backdrop of global economic strains resulting from COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), grew by 1.87% Year on Year (YoY) in real terms, according to the data published by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The performance recorded in Q1 2020, represents a drop of -0.23% points compared to Q1 2019 and -0.68% points compared to Q4 2019, reflecting the earliest effects of the disruption, particularly on the non-oil economy. Quarter on quarter, real GDP growth was -14.27% compared to 5.59% recorded in the Q4 2019. The…

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Premier League To Vote For Return On Contact Training

Premier League clubs will vote on proposals for a return to contact training on Wednesday as the English top-flight seeks to take another step closer to resuming the season next month. New UK government guidelines issued on Sunday allow for the return of “close contact” training, including tackling, to help players step up their match fitness ahead of a return to competitive action. “This type of training would start with smaller ‘clusters’ of 2-3 athletes and eventually progress to larger groups of 4-12 athletes, and ultimately full team training,” added…

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INEC Set To Conduct Elections Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved a policy to conduct elections despite the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, announced this in a statement on Thursday. He disclosed that the strategy tagged “Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic” would be released on Monday next week. Okoye explained that the policy would enable INEC officials and staff to handle the challenges of conducting elections in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Numbers of CoVid-19 Cases in Nigeria ?? stands at 4971 – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE

184 new cases of #COVID19 was reported across Nigeria ?? with LAGOS State still maintaining the lead; below is the list of affected states with their figures Read Also://theemage.com/corona-virus-herbs-africas-unsung-hero-isaiah-imhanria/ 51-Lagos23-Jigawa16-Bauchi16-Katsina14-Kano10-FCT10-Rivers9-Kwara5-Delta5-Kaduna4-Sokoto4-Oyo3-Kebbi3-Nasarawa3-Osun2-Ondo1-Ebonyi1-Edo1-Enugu1-Anambra1-Plateau1-Niger 4971 cases of #COVID19 in NigeriaDischarged: 1070Deaths: 164

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Coronavirus – Reps frown at continued detention of Susan Idoko

Susan Idoko

The House of Representatives has mandated the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to immediately evaluate the Benue COVID-19 index case and if proven otherwise, should be allowed to go home instead of keeping her in isolation There has been controversy over the case of one Mrs. Susan Idoko-Okpe, who reportedly tested positive and has been in isolation for over 45 days even when she disowned the result being credited to her. Unanimously adopting a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by Rep. Blessing Onuh, the House also asks the…

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Senegalese govt reopens churches, mosques amid rising cases of COVID-19

The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, has announced the reopening of mosques and churches. Sally made the announcement while easing restrictions imposed on the country to tackle the spread of COVID-19, Reuters reports. The Senegalese president had placed restriction on religious gathering in March, following the outbreak of COVID-19. Senegal has recorded 1,886 coronavirus cases in total, including 19 deaths. However, Sall said the 8 pm to 6 am curfew would be shortened by one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening. In a nationwide address on…

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