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1 death recorded of Lassa fever in Borno, 3 hospitalized



1 death recorded of Lassa fever in Borno, 3 hospitalized

By Ahmed Miringa, Maiduguri

One person has been confirmed dead of Lesser fever, while 3 others were hospitalized of highly duspucous cases of the virus in Maiduguri. The Borno state capital.

Confirming the cases in a press conference held at the Emergency Response Centre, Maiduguri, the Borno state commissioner for Health, Dr. salihu Kwayabura said ” on 18th January, 2020 we received a sad new of a 24 year okd patient at the University of Maiduguri, Teaching Hospital (UMTH) with a suspected case of Lasser fever. his sample was collected and sent for confirmation but unfortunately he died and when result came out it was confirmed positive of the lesser fever virus “.

” The victim history was traced to have had contact with people in Hawul local governments atea where he visited and Bolori area of the metropolis.we are tracing the both contacts with a view to not only devument them but to also contained the spread of the disease.”, the commissioner added.

Dr. kwayabura further said ” three other people were hospitalized of having highly suspicious indices of the virus. One of the case was traced to had contact with the case in Kano. The Borno state government has am working lesser out break in Borno the samples to a laboratory for confirmation and the result with also be made public, as soon as it is out”

” The Borno state government through the ministry of health has put in place a necessary measures to contained the spreed of the virus, as such n isolation centrs have been designated in Bolori and zajeri Wards of the metropolis. I therefore called on general public to report any case to the designated centres, and ambulances were provided and our emergency number of 080099999999 in case of rmergency and suspected symptoms, the call is free”.

He also called on the general public to be wary of rat and rudents, as the virus is transmitted through rats fluid and feces and also human to human transmission, and also called on general public to report any symyims of bleeding nose ear and mouth, as well as fever.

” I also want yo use this medium to call on general public to.observed safety measures when having contacts with friend or relation who presents such symptoms as well as health workers., he sake

It could be recalled that the Lassa fever was first discovered in Lassa town of Askira Uba local government area of Borno state by a Gemerman Nurse who cam from Edo state on a missionery mission in 1969 and was diagnosed of the virus in Lassa town and since then the case was not recorded in Bonro until now.


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Covid-19; Adamawa Government announces lockdown



Covid-19: Adamawa Government announces lockdown

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa has announced two weeks lockdown of the state starting Tuesday midnight as part of measures to contain the spread of Convid-19 pandemic.

Fintiri made this known in a statement through his Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou.

Fintiri said the painful decision became necessary to save lives

“The Adamawa State Government has imposed a lockdown throughout the State in an effort to avoid the spread of Corona Virus disease for a period of 14 Days with effect from midnight Tuesday March 31st 2020.

“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri says though painful, the decision is necessary to save lives.

“Inter State travel restriction is also imposed as inter State and international borders with Cameroon are to remain shut during this period.

“The ban also affects tricycle, taxis and bus operators throughout the State.”

Fintiri lamented that the directive to workers on grade levels 1-14 to stay at home issued last was not adhered to in the first instance and therefore Government is left with no option than to impose the lockdown in the overall interest of the people as Covid-19 continues to spread with 111 reported cases in Nigeria so far.

“Social Activities such as Clubbing and Joints are banned, Markets are also hereby restricted, except for those selling food items, Pharmaceuticals, Filling Stations, while Banks are to provide skeletal services”.

The Government however emphasises on the need to ensure basic hygiene practices of hand washing, social distancing and avoiding crowded places.

Fintiri said that the measures were aimed at stemming the spread of a Corona Virus outbreak that has affected the economy, threatened public health care and killed more people than any other disease.

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Covid-19; Gov. Buni inspect Isolation centre



Covid-19; Gov. Buni inspects Isolation center

By Daily Hint Damaturu

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni,  the executive Governor of Yobe state, today went on inspection tour of one of the Isolation Centres for the COVID-19 emergency treatment unit in the state.

The isolation center is designated and located at the State Special Hospital, also referred to as Sani Abatcha Specialists Hospital Damaturu.

His Excellency, Gov. Buni was taken round the facility by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Lawan Gana who is also the Co-Chair of the State Task Force Team on Corona virus covid-19


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Borno Government to ban passengers, vehicular movement into the state from Tuesday 31st 2020



Borno Government to bans passengers, vehicular movenent into the state from Tuesday 31st March 2020

By Madu Mohammed, . Maiduguri

The Borno state government has announced the banned on passengers and vehicular movement into the state from all entry points of the state from Tuesday, March 31st 2020

Governor Babagana Zulum made the closure of the state in a statement signed by himself said ” all passengers and vehicular movement into the state are banned with effect from Tuesday 31st March. 2020. Except those bringing in food items, medications, fuel and other humanitarian goods”.

Governot Zulum.said the closure will last for two weeks in the first instance,

The verification exercise of the local government staff is hereby suspended for the next two weeks. All shops and organised business areas to provide hand washing stations and temperature monitoring and promote social distance
advises financial institutions and shops to provide hand sanitizers and temperature checking equipment at all operational points and maintain social distancing in crowded areas.,” the governor added.

The statement further directs civil servants from grade levels one to twelve to work from home, except those on essential services.and also suspends the ongoing verification exercise of pensioners in the state.

Prof. Zulum said ” all civil servants from.grade level 1 to 12 to work ftom home, except those on essential services such as health workers, water and borehole operators. Fire service. Security etc”

As from Tuesday 31st March, 2020 all banks operating in Maiduguri and organisation using biometric attendance equipment must provide hand washing stations and hand sanitizers at all operation point. Furthermore, banks to limit  numbers of customers in banking hall not more than 15 at a time and to activate all ATM points to function, the statement added

Zulum.while calling for calm.and intensified prayer’s assured thst Government has put in place, palliatives to cushion the hardship of vulnerable people.


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