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10 members of one family contract Covid-19 in Kaduna

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The Kaduna State Government has confirmed that 18 new cases of coronavirus disease have been recorded in the State.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control [NCDC], on Thursday, announced that 339 new cases of the viral infection have been recorded in the country.

Out of the 339 new cases confirmed, 18 were recorded in Kaduna.

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Confirming the development, the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai in a tweet via his Twitter account said that 10 out of the 18 cases confirmed in the State were members of one family.

He said

“COVID-19 Kaduna Update.

“18 new cases were recorded today, 10 of whom are family members of one case.

“14 of the new cases are from Kaduna North, two from Zaria and one each from Chikun and Sabon-Gari LGAs.

“Residents are advised to adhere to safety measures.”

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Three doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa

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The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) said that three doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa State.

Dr Bulus Umaru, NMA Chairman, announced this on Friday in Lafia.

He said,

“three gynaecologists and two auxiliary staff have contracted the coronavirus in the course of their work of dealing with patients.

“The doctors are now on admission at an isolation centre at the Federal Medical Centre and are responding to treatment.”

He urged the NMA members and other health workers to observe personal and environmental hygiene and guard against contracting the disease.

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Umaru advised health workers in the state to be properly kitted with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) whenever on duty attending to patients.

“You may not know which patients have the virus, hence the need for proper protection to avoid being infected,” he said.

He also appealed to the Nasarawa State Government to pay hazard allowances to health workers battling the Coronavirus pandemic to ensure industrial harmony at this critical time.

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Umaru urged the state government to also introduce insurance schemes for health workers.

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On the run COVID-19 patients worry FG

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The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said the Federal Government was disturbed by COVID-19 patients, who were fleeing isolation centres. This, he said, had worsened the transmission of the virus in communities.

The health minister said the government had problems in trying to convince some COVID-19 positive people that they had the virus.

He said,

“We also have issues with people who test positive and think you are going to look for them and then they run. So the figures don’t tally because people who think you are going to trace them don’t want to go into isolation.”

The health minister explained that the Federal Ministry of Health team sent to investigate the incidents in Kano, Sokoto, Jigawa, Borno, Katsina and Gombe had concluded its work and would submit its final report on Friday (today).

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Meanwhile, confirmed cases of coronavirus have increased to 11,516 in Nigeria.

This is after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced 350 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The NCDC made the announcement via its Twitter handle on Thursday.

It said,

“On the 4th of June 2020, 350 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“To date, 11516 cases have been confirmed, 3535 cases have been discharged and 323 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 350 new cases are reported from 20 states- Lagos (102), Ogun (34), FCT (29), Borno (26), Kaduna (23), Rivers (21), Kwara (16), Ebonyi (17), Katsina (14), Edo (10), Delta (10), Kano (10), Bauchi (10), Bayelsa (9), Imo (8), Plateau (4), Ondo (3), Nasarawa (2), Gombe (1), Oyo (1).”

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70 health workers test positive for coronavirus in Ghana

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Seventy health workers in Ghana’s central region have tested positive for coronavirus, according to health authorities.

The country has recorded over 8,000 confirmed cases of the disease, 38 deaths and more than 3,000 recoveries.

The infected health workers are said to be asymptomatic, which means they have not shown symptoms of the virus.

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The authorities say some of them did not adhere to safety protocols and got infected from the community.

The central region in southern Ghana has recorded over 400 cases of the virus, and 70 of them are health workers.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has eased restrictions on religious gatherings and has opened schools for final year students despite a rise in cases. But Ghana’s borders remain closed indefinitely.

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