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COVID-19: Imo State Is Now free from the virus-Task Force    

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COVID-19: Imo State Is Now free from the virus-Task Force   

    

The Nigeria Task Force on the fight against COVID-19 has declared Imo state free of the virus on Monday, May 18.

The Southeast State had seven active cases of the deadly virus before now.

Professor Maurice Iwu, Chairman of the Committee, said three out of the seven cases recorded in the state were discharged on Sunday, May 17 following their satisfactory condition, The Chairman briefed the Journalist of Owerri.

Iwu is a well-respected Nigerian professor of pharmacognosy and a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

He studied at the University of Bradford, England, receiving a Master of Pharmacy degree in 1976, and a Ph.D. in 1978.

He was appointed by Governor Hope Uzodinma to use his experience to help Imo state tackle the viral disease.

Similarly, the Akwa Ibom state government has discharged five more recovered COVID-19 cases with only one positive patient remaining in the state.

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This was disclosed by the Akwa Ibom commissioner for health and state COVID-19 incident manager, Dr. Dominic Ukpong.

The commissioner said the discharge followed two negative test results recorded by the patients as required by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

Meanwhile, a former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has shared relief materials worth millions of naira to two hospitals in Abia and Imo states.

Each of the hospitals received relief materials worth about two million nairas, namely; 1 carton of 2000 face masks, 8 cartons of hand gloves (8000 pieces), 4 cartons of sanitizers (200 big containers of 500mls each) and 8 big cartons of Paracetamol.

The beneficiaries included Holy Rosary Hospital, Emekuku, Owerri, Imo state; Madonna Catholic Hospital, Umuahia; Our Savior’s Hospital and Maternity, Amainyi, Imo state, and Methodist Hospital, Uzuakoli, Umuahia.

The former governor had earlier sent relief materials to hospitals in Anambra and Enugu states.

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Cross River to Deploy Drones for Medical Supplies

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Cross River to Deploy Drones for Medical Supplies

Rivers State Government has extended the night curfew across the 23 local government areas of the state from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., with effect from Tuesday, in order to curtail attacks on the security apparatus in the State.

Governor Nyesom Wike said Monday that the decision was taken in the wake of multiple armed ambushes on police checkpoints along the East-West road, which resulted in the death of seven police officers over the weekend.

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The governor has tasked security agencies to note the new curfew time, ensure strict compliance and effectively deal with any person or group that violates or attempts to violate it.

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Ireland Eases Pandemic Restrictions

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Ireland on Monday lifted domestic travel restrictions and began a phased reopening of non-essential retailers in the most significant loosening of pandemic curbs so far this year.

After more than five months of severe restrictions, a ban on travel between counties was finally lifted to allow citizens to move freely throughout the Irish Republic.

Meanwhile hairdressers and other personal services, as well as non-essential shops, were permitted to trade once again on an “appointment only” basis.

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Galleries, museums, libraries and other cultural attractions were also allowed to unlock their doors to the public.

Around 12,000 businesses are now due to reopen this week according to deputy prime minister, Leo Varadkar, who also serves as enterprise and trade minister.

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Nigeria’s Govt. Reintroduces Restrictions, Shuts Bars, Recreational Centres, Limits Public Gatherings

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FG Announces Covid-19 Restrictions

The Federal government has announced Covid 19 restrictions across all 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
The head of technical secretariat of the presidential steering committee (PSC) on Covid 19, Dr Mukhtar Mohammed made the announcement while briefing reporters on Monday in Abuja.

With the restrictions imposed, mass gatherings in public spaces have been confined to 50 individuals at any given time.

Access to government institutions would likewise be denied to anybody not wearing a face mask while government gatherings and travels have been limited to the virtual platform.

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As indicated by Mohammed, the government has directed that bars and nightclubs should remain closed and the nationwide curfew will be in force until further notice.

He added that only essential international travels would be encouraged, and all existing protocols must be strictly adhered to.

The PSC member, however, stated that there was no limitation to intra-state travel.

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