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Dangote tests negative for coronavirus

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Dangote tests negative for coronavirus

Dangote tests negative for coronavirus

Dangote announced this on Twitter on Sunday, March 29, 2020, saying he took coronavirus test as a global citizen and business leader.

The businessman is believed to have been exposed to the virus after coming in contact with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who recently tested positive to the disease.

He also said he’s leading other private sector leaders to support government’s efforts with resources to combat the pandemic.

He tweeted, “The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted modern society, affecting our collective health and well-being. As a global citizen and business leader, I took the COVID-19 test and the result came back NEGATIVE,”

“CACOVID (Coalition Against COVID-19) is an initiative that I am leading with other private sector leaders&our common goal is to support ongoing Government initiatives with our resources in the fight against Covid-19. We are in this together & I am optimistic we will overcome.”

On Saturday, March 28, 2020, eight new cases confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Abuja, Oyo, Kaduna and Osun state brought coronavirus to 97 in Nigeria.

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Coronavirus: Health Minister says Chinese medical team will soon arrive to support Nigeria

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Coronavirus: Health Minister says Chinese medical team will soon arrive to support Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has said that doctors, nurses and medical experts from China will soon arrive in Nigeria to support the Federal Government in the fight against coronavirus.

Ehanire announced this during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday, April 3, 2020.

The minister said this following a comment by the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, that efforts to contain COVID-19 in Nigeria were being limited by finance, manpower.

Ehanire said, “The global number has crossed one million mark, barely three months after the first cases were first reported in Wuhan, China. It is an indication that it is a public health challenge that we must not take lightly.”

“We are already seeing what may be the indication of community transmission, in that 30 per cent of the cases have incomplete epidemiological information. 51 per cent are imported cases and 19 per cent are through contacts of known cases.

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210 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Nigeria. (BusinessInsider)
“Directors of the Federal Ministry of Health had discussions with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria to explore the potential for local production of medical consumables such as face masks, gloves, sanitisers and even ventilators.

“This is in view of looming global shortages of medical supplies for the response due to high demands from all countries. Clinical trials and other processes are ongoing to validate various therapeutic for COVID-19 treatment.”

After the briefing on Friday, the NCDC recorded 20 new coronavirus cases in five states.

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Coronavirus: Osun Govt says only 1 person not 6 is missing at isolation centre

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Coronavirus: Osun Govt says only 1 person not 6 is missing at isolation centre

Contrary to a report that six people who tested positive for coronavirus escaped from an isolation centre in Osun state, the state government has said that only one person is missing at the centre.

Earlier reports stated that the six coronavirus patients escaped from their isolation centre in Ejigbo area of the state on Friday evening.

In its report, the Daily Trust said an official of Osun state government said that a manhunt had been launched for the patients.

But Ismail Omipidan, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Gboyega Oyetola in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the report did not emanate from Osun state government.

He said, “There is nothing like that. The report is not true. The statement being circulated is not from the state government because it was not signed by any government officials.”

The State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode also denied the report in a statement on Saturday, saying only one person was missing after a headcount was conducted.

Egbemode said the state government is investigating the matter adding that the missing persons would be brought back to the Isolation centre.

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209 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Nigeria. (BusinessInsider)

She said, “Our attention has been drawn to a story purporting that six persons were missing from our Isolation centre in Ejigbo.

“One of the writers quoted a non-existent statement from the government to lend some measure of credibility to the story.

“Nothing can be further from the truth. As a government, we have not issued any statement to confirm or deny such a story.

“Besides, a quick check showed that the name and number of the first person on the list of the purported missing patients, is indeed currently in our facility in Ejigbo.

“This morning we embarked on a headcount and found out that only one person could not be accounted for by officials stationed at the Isolation centre out of the 127 persons.

“The state government is currently investigating the matter and will ensure that the two missing persons are brought back to the Isolation centre and we will also ensure we trace all their contacts.

“We want to reiterate that any official(s) found culpable will also be dealt with accordingly.

“We implore members of the public to discountenance the alarm being raised. We will continue to do everything to protect the lives of our citizens in this fight against Coronavirus,”

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Missing Osun coronavirus patient found and returned to isolation centre

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Missing Osun coronavirus patient found and returned to isolation centre

The missing coronavirus patient, who escaped from Osun State Isolation Centre in Ejigbo has been apprehended and returned to the centre.

The patient, a woman, was was said to have been apprehended in Ejigbo town and returned to the facility by the police on Saturday afternoon, Punch reports.

The development has also been confirmed by Ismail Omipidan, the Chief Press Secretary to Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola.

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