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Corona Virus ; Borno is prepared to handle any suspected case – Dr Kwaya Bura



Corona Virus: Borno is prepared to handle any suspected case — Dr Kwaya Bura

By Madu Mohammed , Maiduguri

The Borno state government has assured of its preparedness to handle Corona Virus popularly known as COVID 19, should in case its rear its ugly head in the state.

While addressing journalists in a press briefing held at the EOC centre, Maiduguri on Thursday, Dr Salihu Kwaya Bura said ” there is no case of COVID 19 in Borno state and should in case it rear it’s, the state government has put in place necessary measures”.

The state government has upgraded and designated 100 bed Brigadier at Abba Kyari Memorial hospital as an isolation center in case any case of COVID is recoded in the state. We have also stationed staff, safety Kitts and consumable in case it’s happens,” the cimussiiner added.

Dr Kwaya Bura said ” since 2nd March, 2020 our surveillance unit have been activated at the Maiduguri International Airport to check the temparareture of all those entering the state to dectate any suspected case. We have also activated surveillance units in all our health facilities”.

He said “the state government is not unmindful of the fact that IDP camps are high risks areas and has put in place surveillance in the IDP camps .We have put our hands in Cross on public places such as motor parks, schools and other public gathering places should in case , the need be in order not to create panic among the general public”.

He further explained the ministry is working closely with the miniseries of Education, transport, trade and investment and women affairs to effectively ensure that COVID 19 is properly handled and urged the general public to embide the habit of personal hygines such as regular hand washing, avoid hand shaking, public gatherings among other measures.

The commissioner further declared that the state is free of Lassa Fever, saying that the Borno state is free from Lassa Fever in line with the global standard of 3 weeks of non case of Lassa fever for. The state has witnessed five weeks of non case of Lassa Fever , adding that the Lassa Fever isolated centres has upgraded to the COVID 19 isolation centre.

He further stated that the state response team has also been activated and should be contacted in case of any suspected case . He commended the WHO and other partners for the success recorded in the fight against Lassa fever and urged them to extend sane sane iin the fight against COVID 19.


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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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