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Again, Ortom goes into Isolation



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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has gone into isolation due to contact with persons who tested positive for COVID-19.

This is the second time the governor would go into isolation since the deadly virus hit Nigeria in February 2020.

The governor had in July 2020 gone into isolation when his wife, Mrs Eunice Ortom, son, and some of the wife’s personal aides tested positive for COVID-19.

The State Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, on Sunday, announced that his principal, governor Ortom had again gone into self-isolation.

Abounu who announced this at the Armed Forces Interdenominational service held at the ECWA Church, Makurdi, the capital city, explained that the governor decided to go into isolation following the medical report indicating that a certain permanent secretary (whose name he refused to disclose) and his family members tested positive for the virus.

The deputy governor, who is also Chairman, State action committee on COVID-19, said the governor will remain in isolation for the stipulated number of days until a test shows he is negative.

“As I speak with you, the Governor has been in isolation for about 9 days and has shown no symptoms or signs of the virus. So, I am happy to inform you that by tomorrow, we should be able to certify him free and he will resume work,” he said.

The deputy governor also decried the rate at which the virus killed top personalities in the state.

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Covid-19: Rise in Bristol Cases as UK Records Highest Daily Death Figure



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All four areas across the Bristol region have recorded a significant increase in coronavirus cases as figures surge across the UK.

Bath and North East Somerset recorded 82 new cases making it a total of 6,684, Bristol, 262 more making it a total of 24,498, North Somerset, 100 more cases making it a total of 8,044 and
South Gloucestershire, 141 more making it a total of 11,756.

The UK has recorded another 1,610 coronavirus deaths in a single day which is the highest so far since the pandemic started.

Across Bristol and its neighbouring areas, six more people have died.

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Two more people died in South Gloucestershire, where 141 positive lab tests were returned.

And one death was recorded in Bath and North East Somerset.

It has also been confirmed that there are 404 Covid inpatients in Bristol’s wards.

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COVID-19: Kano orders civil servants to stay at home



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In its effort to stem the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, The Kano State Government on Tuesday directed all civil servants in the state to stay at home pending further directive.

It also imposed a fresh ban on the activities of viewing and event centres across the 44 local government areas of the state following the increasing number of COVID-19 cases recents


A statement issued and signed by the Commissioner for Information, Comrade Muhammad Garba, and made available to pressmen on Tuesday, noted that the measure was part of the decision adopted at a stakeholders meeting held at the Africa House, Kano on Monday.

Also, in the statement, Garba disclosed that workers on essential services such as the healthcare service providers, fire service, water board, teaching staff, security guards and the media are exempted from the directive.

Furthermore, the Commissioner reaffirmed government’s commitment to collaborating with relevant stakeholders which include the Ulama to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 preventive protocols.

He warned that security agents who were part of the stakeholders meeting would not hesitate to take stern measures to ensure compliance with the directive.


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COVID-19: NCDC records 1,444 new infections



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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recorded 1,444 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country

The NCDC disclosed this on its official website late on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the country has tested 1,154,138 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020.


According to the public health agency, the new infections has taken the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 110,387, which includes 89,317 discharged cases and 1,435 deaths.

The agency said the 1,444 new cases were registered from 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the past 24 hours.

The health agency reported 15 COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours.

According to it, Lagos, Plateau, and Kaduna recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections on Sunday, with 901, 136, and 57 cases respectively.

Other states with new cases were, FCT-54, Ebonyi-53, Akwa Ibom-52, Nasarawa-32, Osun-29, Ogun-28, Imo-16, Oyo-16, Edo-15, Kano-14, Rivers-10, Ekiti-7, Borno-6, Abia-f5, Benue-4, Yobe-4, Kebbi-3, and Anambra-2.

The NCDC disclosed that 3,950 patients were discharged from isolation centres across the country after the second test result returned negative.

It added that the discharge included 717 community recoveries in Lagos State and a backlog of 2,825 community recoveries in FCT managed in line with guidelines.

NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, was coordinating response activities nationwide


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