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Two Madagascar Lawmakers Die After Coronavirus Infection

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Two Madagascar Lawmakers Die After Coronavirus Infection

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina on Sunday, July 12,  said two lawmakers — one member of the senate and one deputy — had died after becoming infected with the coronavirus.

 

Eleven other deputies and 14 senators had also tested positive for the virus, Rajoelina said.

 

Madagascar had on July 5 placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in Coronavirus infections, two months after the restrictions were eased, the presidency announced Sunday.

 

“The Analamanga region (under which the capital is situated) is returning to full lockdown,” the presidency said in a statement. No traffic will be allowed in or out of the region starting Monday until July 20. A strict curfew will be imposed on street movement by people.

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The country has recorded 2,573 infections including 35 deaths with the government estimating that the peak will not be reached until the end of August.

 

In April, Rajoelina launched a local herbal concoction he claimed prevents and cures the novel coronavirus.

He has since been promoting the brew for export, saying it is the country’s “green gold” which will “change history”.

 

The potential benefits of Covid-Organics, a tonic derived from artemisia — a plant with proven efficacy in malaria treatment — and other indigenous herbs, have not been validated by any scientific study.

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

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Buhari Approves N10 Billion

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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