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COVID-19: UCH records one new case among surgical staff- CMD


COVID-19: UCH records one new case among surgical staff- CMD

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has recorded a new COVID-19 case within its surgical services unit.

The hospital’s Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, disclosed this via his official Twitter handle @UchCmd.

“One case of COVID-19 has been confirmed among the staff of the hospital’s surgical services.

“The member of staff in question is in good health and is receiving necessary support, while the routine contact tracing and relevant infection control protocols have been instituted.

“Consequently, as at 4 pm. Friday, 8th May 2020, we had one new confirmed case of COVID-19,” he wrote.

According to him, the new case brings the total number of patients treated for COVID-19 in the hospital to 11.

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“The total number of COVID-19 patients that the hospital has attended to is now 11.

“Out of these, 6 (six) patients were managed as in-patients in the isolation ward and other locations in the hospital, 2 (two) of whom were discharged after testing negative.

“One patient was, however, transferred to Lagos for further treatment. Regrettably, 2 (two) deaths occurred.

“Presently, there are 3 (three) active confirmed cases of COVID-19 being managed by staff of the hospital. 1 (one) of these is currently on admission, while the other two are being managed at home,” he tweeted.

The CMD said that as part of efforts to ensure that all its workers were properly protected, it would commence the distribution of customised face masks.

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He said that the face masks, made by the hospital’s tailoring unit, had an advance preliminary testing.

“We shall commence the distribution of UCH-customised face masks to staff next week.

“More protective equipment will also be distributed to key officials in critical areas of our operations.

“I urge everyone to abide by the required infection prevention and control (IPC) measures, such as social distancing, regular hand washing, use of hand sanitiser and face masks, as stipulated by health authorities #StaySafe,” Otegbayo said.


Covid-19: Ondo records two new deaths



Covid-19: Ondo records two deaths

Two new COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in Ondo State.

Governor of Ondo State,  Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, made the disclosure on his verified Twitter handle on Monday.

According to Akeredolu, three new confirmed cases of the deadly virus were also recorded.

With the two new deaths, the total number of deaths recorded in the state now stands at four.

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While revealing that the two patients who were part of the three new cases discovered passed on at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, UNIMEDTH, Ondo town, Ondo State.

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The governor’s tweet reads, “Today, we recorded three new cases and an unprecedented number of deaths from #COVID19Nigeria in Ondo State.

“Two of the new cases passed on at UNIMED in Ondo town this morning. The third case is currently at the IDH in Akure undergoing treatment,” Akeredolu tweeted.


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Dumitru Comanescu: World’s oldest man reveals secret to his long life



Dumitru Comanescu: World’s oldest man,111, reveals secret to his long life

The new world’s oldest man, Dumitru Comanescu, aged 111 years and 203 days old, has revealed his personal recipe to long life.

The Romanian super-centenarian was born on 8 November 1908 in Proviţa de Jos, Drăgăneasa commune, in the county of Prahova.

The Guinness World Records have confirmed his status as the world’s oldest man after Bob Weighton, who was 112 years old, died from cancer.

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‘I feel honoured and blessed to be, officially, the oldest man in the world and to represent Romania at the highest level! It’s incredible!’ Daily Mail quoted Comanescu as saying in an interview.

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He went on to reveal that the secret of his long life was the love of his wife, sons, and grandchildren and told fans that ‘I hope you will outgrow me’.

Comanescu graduated from university in 1933 and worked as an agricultural engineer and in plant pathology for 70 years.

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Comanescu currently lives at the Bucharest Center for Seniors.

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COVID-19: Bello orders two weeks total lockdown in Kabba/Bunu LGA



COVID-19: Bello orders two weeks total lockdown in Kabba/Bunu LGA

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, in a state broadcast on Monday ordered a 14-day total lockdown of Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of the state with effective from 12 midnight June 2.

According to Bello, during the lockdown there shall be no house-to-house movement within the local government area; street movement would be completely prohibited within the local government area for the period.

He promised that palliatives would be distributed from house to house within the local government area.

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In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Onogwu Muhammed, the governor added that “contact tracing should be carried out from house to house to identify those who might have made contact with the alleged Kogi COVID-19 index persons — Chief Imam of Kabba and his son.

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“Kogi State incident management team should continue to thoroughly carry out the contact tracing. The contact tracing and enforcement of the lockdown order shall be fully covered by the mainstream media.

“Health workers, who might have made contact with the alleged index case, should proceed on self-isolation.

“All security agencies in the state are to enforce total compliance with the lockdown order.

“All citizens and residents of the state should continue to adhere to the NCDC guideline as the state still remain COVID-19 free.”

Besides the current lockdown order in Kogi, recall that the state has been at loggerheads with the Federal Government and NCDC over Bello’s claim that COVID-19 was not in the state.

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Recall that he had also refused to allow the agency to enter the state to conduct any test and had actually threatened to quarantine the team of NCDC.

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