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Ukrainian match postponed after footballers test positive for coronavirus

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Ukraine’s top professional soccer league said on Saturday it had canceled one of its first post-lockdown matches after several players and staff at Karpaty in the western city of Lviv tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The match between Karpaty and Mariupol from the Azov Sea port of Mariupol was supposed to be played on Sunday behind closed doors.

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The football authorities did not specify how many players had been affected by the virus and when a rescheduled match may be played.

“Those infected were immediately transferred to self-isolation. They had no symptoms,” the league said in a statement.

Ukraine’s government has started easing restrictions imposed in March to prevent the spread of the virus and allowed sports events to continue if all participants are tested and comply with other safety requirements.

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The soccer authorities decided to resume competitions in the Premier League and the Cup with no spectators. Two of Ukraine’s most famous clubs, Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donetsk, are scheduled to meet on Sunday.

Ukraine has reported 23,304 cases, including 696 deaths from the coronavirus as of May 30.

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UNIZIK late provost treated self for COVID-19 – Anambra govt

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The Anambra State Government has said the late Provost of College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Prof Onochie Udemezue, resorted to self-medication in treating COVID-19.

Udemezue died about a week ago of diabetes and COVID-19-related complications.

In a memo to Governor Willie Obiano by an unnamed commissioner, the state accused the late professor of treating himself in his private clinic.

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The memo obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday read in part:

“Professor Udemezue reasonably suspected that he was afflicted by COVID-19, but he chose to hide the illness from the hospital where he was working. He treated himself in his private hospital in Nnewi, his hometown.

“Self-treatment in a serious contagion like COVID-19 is a grave error. His private hospital is not designated for management of COVID-19 cases.

“It is regrettable that the Anambra State Government and its health bodies were not aware of Professor Udemezue’s health challenge. Government officials became aware after the professor had died. The professor was brought secretly to NAUTH when his case had become very bad, and it was not reported to the state government rapid response team.”

The memo said half of the workers in the administration department of the teaching hospital where Udemezue wife was working were in self-isolation.

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COVID-19: El-Rufai confirms 39 new cases in Kaduna

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The Kaduna State government has confirmed thirty-nine (39) new COVID-19 cases in the State.

It explained that the 39 cases were part of the 344 samples tested for the virus.

In a tweet on Wednesday night, the state government disclosed that the cases were from Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Sabon-Gari and Zaria.

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It said:

“COVID-19 update: 20 patients are due for discharge. 39 samples returned positive out of 344 analyzed. The new cases are from Kaduna North (14), Kaduna South (3) Sabon-Gari (15) and Zaria (7).

Meanwhile, Nigeria recorded a total of 26,484 confirmed COVID-19 cases as at Wednesday night.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed 790 new cases across the country.

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Covid-19: Enugu records 66 new cases

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The Enugu State Government has announced 66 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 327.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, made the announcement in a statement on Thursday in Enugu.

Obi said that the ministry confirmed the 66 new cases in the update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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He said that confirmed cases undergoing treatment were 192, while 126 had been discharged.

“The number of cases on treatment is 192, the number of cases discharged is 126 and number of confirmed COVID-19 related deaths is nine,’’ he said.

Obi called on the public to always observe all the precautionary measures set out by the NCDC so as to stay safe from the pandemic.

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The commissioner urged everyone to be responsible, adding that COVID-19 was real.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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