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United States bans flights from Brazil over coronavirus pandemic


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The United States has barred arrivals from Brazil, the country with the second-highest number of cases in the world after the US.

The United States cited Brazil’s surging coronavirus crisis.

In recent weeks, coronavirus cases and deaths have exploded in Brazil, Latin America’s most populous country.

Its president, Jair Bolsonaro, a pandemic skeptic, had ignored the warnings of health experts and mocked social distancing measures. Now, Brazil has the second-highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the world — trailing only the United States — with more than 350,000 cases and 22,700 deaths.

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As hospitals collapsed and mayors and governors begged for help, Mr. Bolsonaro spent recent months fighting the Supreme Court, Congress and even his own ministers. He now finds himself the target of an investigation into whether he shielded his family from corruption inquiries.

American officials said Sunday they were imposing the ban to slow the spread of the disease.

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“Today’s action will help ensure foreign nationals who have been in Brazil do not become a source of additional infections in our country,” said the White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany.

The new travel restrictions will not affect bilateral trade, she said.


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



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



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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