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Coronavirus: Fayemi provides free transport, sanitizers for students

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Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has provided free buses for students of tertiary schools travelling out of the state following the closure of their schools to avert the spread of coronavirus.

Fayemi had on Sunday given the directive that transportation assistance be provided for students of higher institutions in the state travelling out of the state to ease their plight.

The governor also directed that the students be provided with hand sanitizers in the course of the journey.

The first batch of the students were ferried to their respective destinations on Monday, while the second batch were conveyed on Tuesday.

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The President, Students’ Union Government of Ekiti State University, Mr Oluwaseyi Gbadero, who described the gesture as timely, said that it would mitigate the challenges faced by students who were travelling home in their hundreds.

Gbadero, who said the gesture came to them as rescue at a time it was least expected, lamented that some transporters had taken undue advantage of the huge number of students travelling home to hike fares.

Also, a student of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Miss Victoria Jegede, who praised the state government for coming to their aid, said,

“The government had thought it well to make provision for buses that would convey students free from the state capital to their various destinations.”

Jegede, who is also a beneficiary, said it was a surprise that the price of transport fare from Ado to Lagos was suddenly increased to N4,000 making it difficult for her and some of her fellow students to leave immediately the directive was given.

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The Special Assistant to the Governor on Student Matters, Mr Moses Ademiloye, said the free bus initiative was at the instance of Governor Fayemi who observed that the closure of tertiary institutions as a result of coronavirus was making it difficult for students to transport themselves back to their destinations.

Ademiloye said that the governor was not only providing free buses for them but also procured sanitizers for each of the students that would be boarding the vehicle, adding that the students were also sensitized on personal hygiene and measures on how to curb the spread of the virus.

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Covid-19: Lagos discharges 87 patients

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Covid-19: Lagos discharges 87 patients

The Lagos State government has announced the discharge of Eighty-Seven (87) Coronavirus patients.

This was disclosed by the Lagos State Ministry of Health via its official Twitter page.

It said: “87 patients; 40 females,47 males, all Nigerians have been discharged from our isolation facilities to reunite with their families”.

Lagos Said 26 patients were discharged from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, and 24 from Onikan.

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“87 #COVID19Lagos patients; 40 females and 47 males, all Nigerians have been discharged from our Isolation facilities to reunite with the society

“The patients; 26 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 24 from Onikan, 12 from Eti-Osa (LandMark),11 from Agidingbi, 9 from Gbagada and 5 LUTH Isolation Centres were discharged having fully recovered & tested negative to #COVID19.”

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With this, the number of patients successfully managed and discharged now 825.

 

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Covid-19: New Zealand discharges last patient from the hospital

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Covid-19: New Zealand discharges last patient from the hospital

According to the latest report, New Zealand has discharged the last case of coronavirus in the country and recorded no new case for five days consecutively, the ministry of health officials announced on Wednesday.

The report revealed that the last coronavirus patient to be discharged in New Zealand was being treated at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.

During a press briefing on Wednesday, officials shared the hopeful statistics. The total number of recovered cases is now at 1,462, and there are just 21 remaining active cases of COVID-19.

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The country has conducted a total of 267,435 coronavirus tests and contact tracers are working to monitor the remaining cases through the NZ COVID Tracer app.

New Zealand also launched another app on Wednesday, which will provide health care professionals with access to information on the updated case definition, on local clinical pathways, and on guidance around the use of personal protective equipment.

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New Zealand borders have slowly been opened, which has been “so important for us to keep the infection out of the country,” public health official Dr Ashley Bloomfield said during the press conference. Bloomfield also credited proper hygiene such as hand washing.

In late April, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that New Zealand had “won” the battle against widespread community transmission of the virus.

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Ardern said that to fully “succeed” in the fight against the coronavirus, the country must “hunt down” the remaining cases of the virus.

“There is no widespread, undetected community transmission in New Zealand. We have won that battle,” said Ardern. “But we must remain vigilant if we are to keep it that way.”

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Covid-19: Cases in Oyo firm, iSON Xperiences, rise to 151

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The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has confirmed two more COVID-19 cases from iSON Xperiences and one case each from Ibadan South West and Egbeda Local Government Areas of the state.

Governor Seyi Makinde, who made the disclosure via his verified Twitter handle, on Tuesday, said the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State had risen to 244.

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The number of cases from iSON Xperiences is 151.

The governor wrote,

“The COVID-19 confirmation tests for four suspected cases came back positive. Two are from iSON Xperiences and one case each from Ibadan South West and Egbeda local government council areas.

“The total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is 244.

“Please call the Emergency Operations Centre if you have any COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, fever, tiredness, body ache and shortness of breath.”

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