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Carry COVID-19 patient, pay $3,500 fine ― FG

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Dr Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of the Taskforce on COVID-19,  has warned that as the International flights prepare to resume on 29 of August 2020, any airline that boards COVID-19 patient will be made to pay a fine of $3,500

Aliyu who disclosed this during a briefing of the Taskforce on Monday further explained that with the resumption of international flights there would be an additional 10, 000 tests to be conducted daily.

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“All travellers coming into the country will continue to observe the old quarantine protocol that we currently have. We will be continuing with the process of requesting for a negative PCR result for all passengers intending to travel to Nigeria. This test must be PCR test”, he said.

According to him, the protocol would be reviewed after four weeks, and that as from August 29, the period of test result validity would be narrowed from the current 14 days to seven.

“We will continue with the policy of ensuring that airlines only board passengers without symptoms of Covid-19 and with negative PCR results. In addition, Aliyu said Airlines will be fined $3,500 if they fail to comply with pre-boarding Covid-19 requirements

Minister of Education, Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba said there have been representations from groups asking the Federal Government to reopen the tertiary institutions but noted that the virus is still virulent while the necessary protective regimen to put in place by some of the institutions are not yet available.

He said; “We have reviewed responses from about 78 universities already, most of which are private universities who are insistent that they are ready to go.

From the state-owned universities, we have a 50-50 response and we are working to upscale that and make sure that everybody is actually ready to go”.

However, Nwajiuba expressed optimism that the institutions would soon be reopened but said he would not bandy dates around.

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BREAKING: CAF President Tests Positive for COVID-19

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The President of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, Ahmad Ahmad, has tested positive for COVID-19.

This was contained in a statement on the website of the continental football governing body on Friday.

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The statement read, “The president after his arrival to Cairo on Oct. 28, presented mild flu symptoms and submitted to the COVID-19 protocol.

“Today, the test results are positive and the president immediately self-isolate for at least the next 14 days at his hotel.

“All those who have come into contact with Ahmad over the past seven days, especially during his trip to Morocco for the CAF Confederation Cup, have been informed and requested to take the necessary measures.”

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COVID-19: Protests Takes Place Across Italy Over Restrictions

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Protests took place across Italy on Monday over new restrictions to curb the country’s second wave of COVID-19.

Clashes were reported in the northern cities of Milan and Turin, where petrol bombs were thrown at officers.

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In Milan tear gas was used to disperse protesters, and thousands of people gathered in the centre of Naples.

The demonstrations began soon after the national government’s order to close restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas came into effect at 6pm local time.

Many regions have also imposed night-time COVID-19 curfews – including Lombardy, Milan and Piedmont, Turin.

The violence was blamed on extremist agitators and police said 28 people had been arrested in Milan alone.

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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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