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21 Covid-19 patients discharged from Oyo isolation centre

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No fewer than 21 patients have been discharged from the Oyo State Isolation Centre in the past three days after receiving their second negative test results.

Gov. Seyi Makinde announced this through his official Twitter handle on Saturday night.

Makinde said the figure raised the number of discharged cases so far to 96 in the state.

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He, however, stated that 30 new cases were recorded within three days from May 28 when their confirmation tests came back positive.

According to his tweets, 10 cases recorded on May 28 were all from iSON Xperiences – a company located in the Dugbe area of Ibadan.

“On May 29, 15 cases were confirmed and 10 of it were from the iSON Xperiences while five cases were recorded on May 30, five of which were also from iSON Xperiences.’’

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Newsmen report that the five new cases confirmed in the state were among the 553 recorded in 15 states on Saturday.

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The total number of confirmed cases in Oyo state is now 282,

With the new development, Makinde further urged residents with any COVID-19 symptoms, such as cough, fever, tiredness, body ache and shortness of breath, to call emergency operations centre.

According to him, the numbers to call are 08095394000, 08095863000, 08078288999 and 08078288800.

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma sells $8.2 bn worth shares, stake dips to 4.8%

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd co-founder Jack Ma has cut his stake in the company over the past year to 4.8 per cent from 6.2 per cent, cashing out around 8.2 billion dollars at its current share price, the firm’s annual filing released on Friday showed.

The divestment comes as Jack retired as the Chinese e-commerce company’s executive chairman in September and pulled back from formal business roles to focus on philanthropy.

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Alibaba did not disclose the average selling price of his divestment.

Its share price has risen around 40 per cent since jack reported his 6.2 per cent holding in the company a year ago.

The stock’s stellar performance has been helped by forecast-beating earnings growth, even as China’s economy sharply slows, as more people shop online for essentials due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alibaba Executive Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai also reduced his stake in the company over the same period, to 1.6 per cent from 2.2 per cent.

The offloaded shares were worth 3.3 billion dollars as of Friday.

Both Jack and Joseph have been steadily less involved in Alibaba’s regular operations since Daniel Zhang was announced as Ma’s successor as company chairman.

He assumed that role formally in September 2019.

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Throughout this year, the two have donated millions of units of personal protective equipment (PPE) via their individual charity arms to hospitals worldwide to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

An April 2019 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stated that Jack would plan to sell up to 21 million shares within one year to support his philanthropic efforts.

 

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NEMA warns Edo govt of impending flood

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called the Edo State Government to put in more structures that will help mitigate the effect of the proposed flood.

This call was made by VM Muhammadu Muhammed, the director of National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) after a meeting with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state over the weekend.

According to Muhammadu, Edo was among the highly probable flood-risk states based on predictions by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA).

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He said;

“The prediction released by NIMET and NIHSA annual flood outlook indicates that 102 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in 28 states fall within highly probable flood-risk areas, while 275 LGAs in the 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) fall within moderately probable flood-risk areas, while the remaining 397 fall within the low probable flood-risk areas.

“This year’s outlook has predicted the highly probable flood-risk areas in Edo to include Etsako East and Esan South East LGAs, while the low probable flood-risk areas are Ikpoba Okha, Oredo, Etsako Central, Esan North East, and Ovia North East LG Areas.

“Government should carry out public enlightenment campaign to the vulnerable communities to undertake mitigation action and prepare to vacate to safe ground, identify safe locations for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps and distil drainage systems and canals to allow free flow of water.”

The Edo State Governor was also asked to organize meetings to prepare all stakeholders for mitigation and response, as well as repositioning relief materials for prompt response after any flooding incident.

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