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COVID-19: Do your broadcast in Hausa, we’ll translate, Aisha mocks Buhari

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Aisha Yusufu, co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls campaign group, has blasted the President, Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari, over his nationwide broadcast on Sunday.

Following pressure from Nigerians and the legislature, the President finally, for the first time since the coronavirus disease entered Nigeria, addressed the nation.

However, Mrs Yusufu, who is an ardent critic of Buhari and his administration, was not happy with the content of the message delivered by the President.

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President Buhari had during the addressed said,

“We are working with [Federal] Ministry of Health on protecting our citizens from #COVID-19, as a government, this is now a key priority for us.”

Aisha wonders if Buhari still knows he is the President of the country.

She tweeted in response to Buhari’s speech,

He is working with the Ministry of Health? Are you sure Buhari still knows he is President?

“Anyway those who said he shouldn’t address how do they feel? Finally, this address is adequately inadequate! Let him do one in Hausa. We will translate.”

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Kwara CoS death: Contact tracing begins

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Kwara State Government has directed that all persons who have had contact with the late chief of staff in the last 14 days to proceed to the COVID-19 Infectious Disease Centre/Hospital at Sobi, Ilorin.

This is to ensure the immediate collection of their samples for test.

Aminu Adisa Logun died on Tuesday evening from COVID-19 complications.

Commissioner for Health Dr Raji Razak said:

“Such persons will thereafter proceed to self-isolate until the result of their test is communicated to them.”

The remains of the deceased were interred yesterday at his Ilorin GRA residence.

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He said:

“After due consultations, the family and the government of Kwara State hereby announce that a dignifying COVID-19 compliant janazah would be held in honour of the late Chief of Staff on Wednesday (today) July 8th at his GRA home in Ilorin, the state capital.

“His janazah shall be supervised by the burial team of the COVID-19 Technical committee in accordance with extant protocols for Muslims.

“The janazah prayer shall be led by the Chief Imam of Ilorin. Only selected family members, a few clerics appointed by His Eminence the Emir of Ilorin, and a few government officials are to attend.

“We empathise with the Governor of Kwara state, the family of our Chief of Staff, and all Kwarans at this mourning period. We further advise that friends, families and associates should please mourn and pray for him from their respective abodes.

“We emphasise that members of the public should kindly respect the privacy of the family and all safety rules at this time and always.”

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Covid-19: Enugu records 37 new cases, 11 deaths

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As the number of the novel coronavirus cases in Enugu state increased to 418, the state has announced that 11 persons have died from the virus as of Wednesday morning.

The State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ikechukwu Obi, who disclosed the frightening development in a statement, also confirmed new 37 Covid-19 cases in the state.

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Dr Obi said that the new laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 cases have brought the total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state to 418.

He said the;

“number of Covid-19 cases on treatment 186, while the number of Covid-19 cases discharged – 221 and the number of Laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 related deaths 11.”

The Commissioner, however, advised the general public to be responsible, warning that “Covid-19 is real.”

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Covid-19: Edo death toll hits 50

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The death toll from COVID-19 in Edo State has climbed to 50, with 1,435 people testing positive for the disease.

The state, however, said 840 persons have been discharged from its isolation facilities.

Commissioner for Health Dr Patrick Okundia, who stated these to reporters in Benin City, noted that over 50 per cent of the deaths recorded in the state are within the age category of 60 years and above.

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He urged residents to be cautious in protecting themselves and their loved ones.

Expressing worry over the alarming rate of community spread of the virus, Okundia said there was a need for residents to take responsibility and support the government’s efforts at containing the pandemic across communities.

According to him,

“Physical distancing, compulsory use of face masks, hand hygiene and other epidemiological safety rules must be strictly followed to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and protect the people, especially the elderly, who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.”

The commissioner explained that the state recorded 52 new confirmed cases with 32 tested at the Irrua Specialist Hospital (ISTH) laboratory, while the remaining 20 cases were confirmed at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) laboratory.

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Okundia, however, reiterated the need for citizens to present or report themselves through the state COVID-19 toll-free response lines, following any recent travel from high incidence states or contact with confirmed cases.

 

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