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Nigerian Minister Says “FG Can’t Handle High Surge in Coronavirus Cases”

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FG Can’t Handle Increasing Number of COVID-19 – Minister

Minister of State for Health Made this Known – FG Can’t Handle High Rise in COVID-19 Cases

The Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora has disclosed a statement over the High rise in coronavirus cases in Nigeria.

Stock Photo of - Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora with the President of Nigeria, Muhammady Buhari - Source Cred: Ships&Ports

Stock Photo of – Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora with the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari – Source Cred: Ships&Ports

This comes as a result of fewer bed spaces, less drug research, and the suspension of the evacuation of Nigerians from around the world.

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The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 revealed that the Federal Ministry of Health has shortlisted for further investigations, three Nigerian drugs, which have the potential to cure COVID-19 or treats its symptoms.

This was disclosed by Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Wednesday at the PTF press conference in Abuja, where the ministry of health warned that Nigeria’s health system could not cope with increasing COVID-19 cases.

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But Mustapha said three shortlisted drugs would be subjected to further investigations by relevant health agencies.

According to PUNCH on Tuesday, The Federal Ministry of Health was screening 19 local firms for the production of herbal drugs that could possibly treat or cure COVID-19.

The Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, who confirmed the screening to The PUNCH, said the companies had been asked to submit samples of their drugs.

At the PTF press briefing on Wednesday, Mustapha disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Health had held a virtual meeting with some researchers and scientists who had made claims about COVID-19 cure and shortlisted three for further research.

He stated, “As a measure of the importance attached to research and development of local capacity for finding a cure to the COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of Health held a virtual meeting with a number of researchers and scientists with claims to cure for COVID 19 and out of the numerous claimants, three were found to deserve further investigation and have been forwarded to the relevant authorities for appropriate review.

“Similarly, efforts are being made by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to subject some locally manufactured COVID-19 equipment to verification and subsequent certification.”

The task force also backed the decision of the World Health Organisation to suspend clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of the novel coronavirus.

The PTF Chairman, Mustapha, therefore cautioned the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control and other relevant agencies to ensure that all claims to treatment by scientists and researchers were subjected to scientific certification protocols.

The WHO had on Monday suspended the hydroxychloroquine trials because of the high mortalities among patients the drug was administered on.

On Tuesday, NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said the agency would go ahead with the trial on the grounds that it had been effective in the treatment of COVID- 19 patients, especially those at the mild stage of the virus.

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COVID-19 Now a Threat to Attainment of the SDGs — BUHARI

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the COVID-19 outbreak had threatened to disrupt the progress recorded on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria.

Buhari spoke at the virtual inaugural SDGs Moment convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, during the high-level week of the 75th UN General Assembly on Friday.

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The President, however, said Nigeria was addressing the threat by re-dedicating efforts towards economic diversification, focusing on agriculture and the mining sectors.

‘’Nigeria has made good strides in Sustainable Development Goals domestication processes, as we have begun the re-alignment of the National Statistical System and indicators of the SDGs.

‘’We have developed a novel home-grown ‘Integrated Sustainable Development Goals Model, as an analytical framework for measuring how policy making can address the indivisible nature of the Sustainable Development Goals.

‘’Nigeria has also set up a Model Private Sector Advisory Group and SDGs Donors’ Forum with the aim of engaging critical stakeholders towards the attainment of the SDGs,” he said.

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Kano gets Japan, EU grants to Cushion Virus Impact

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Kano gets Japan, EU grants to Cushions Virus Impact

The Kano state government has secured japan and European union (EU) grants that will be used in cushioning the effects of covid-19 during the pandemic’s post era.

A statement by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s chief press secretary, Abba Anwar, on Wednesday said $1.1 million was voted for the Programme.

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Anwar added that the grants were facilitated through the office of the special adviser on sustainable development goals (SDGS), Habibu Yahaya Hotoro, who is also the coordinating focal person of the northwest zonal SDGS hub.

He explained that the grants would be used on specific individuals and small and medium enterprises (SMES), which will support the communities, which are badly affected by the pandemic.

 

 

 

 

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PTF on COVID-19 Raises Concern Over Fake PCR Test Results

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The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has raised alarm that some international flight passengers who presented negative COVID-19 results tested positive for the virus on arrival in Nigeria.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has expressed concerns that some international flight passengers who presented negative COVID-19 results, tested positive for the virus on arrival in Nigeria.

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force, Dr. Sani Aliyu, disclosed this on Tuesday, while appearing before a joint senate committee on health and aviation.

The National coordinator noted that there was an instance in which 40 per cent of passengers on a single flight tested positive for COVID-19, despite presenting negative COVID-19 results prior to boarding.

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The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, at the meeting, had expressed concern about the protocols for international flight operations in relation to COVID-19 test requirements.

In response, Aliyu said the protocols were necessary in order to limit the possibility of importing more COVID-19 cases into the country as a result of past experience.

He explained that the PTF held meetings with ambassador’s of countries which had issued negative Corona virus results to persons flying into Nigeria, who turned out to be positive, to determine what went gone wrong.

He added that as part of efforts to address the challenges, the validity period has now been reduced to four days before such passengers are due for arrival in the country.

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