Nigeria records 387 fresh cases of COVID-19, Enugu discharges five patients

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 387 fresh cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, which increased the number of active cases to 6344. NCDC, on its official twitter handle, said that as of May 29, there were 387 new confirmed cases and two deaths recorded in Nigeria. The agency said that the total number of infections in the country has risen to 9,302, out of which 2,679 patients have been treated and discharged with 261 losing their lives. It added that the cases were spread across…

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COVID-19: Abia records three fresh cases, Ebonyi Govt confirms re-arrest of escaped patient, group donates palliatives to Enugu Govt

Abia State Government, on Thursday, disclosed that three fresh confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the state, bringing the total number of cases to 10. This was made known in a statement by Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, the Commissioner for Information, in Umuahia. “We recorded one new confirmed case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, 26th May, 2020, and an additional two on Wednesday, 27th May, 2020, thereby bringing our total confirmed cases to 10 with four discharged. “One new confirmed patient escaped from a holding facility in Aba and is yet…

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WHO: Africa’s COVID-19 cases now over 115,000; Ugwuanyi distributes palliatives to NURTW, Okada, Keke drivers

The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Tuesday, reported that coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa as at May 26, had risen to over 115,000. The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official twitter handle @WHOAFRO. “There are over 115,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 46,000 recoveries and 3,400 deaths,” it said. The figures showed that South Africa, Algeria and Nigeria had the highest reported cases in Africa. According to the report, South Africa had 23,615 cases and 418…

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South-East Governors reject IGP’s community policing template

The South-East zone, on Sunday, declared that it would not implement the community policing template rolled out by the police hierarchy. This was contained in a communiqué presented by the zone after their enlarged meeting in Enugu. The communiqué was read by chairman of the Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi. Enugunow reports that he was flanked by the host Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, their Imo State counterpart, Senator Hope Uzodimma, Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Ikem Okeke, his Abia State counterpart, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, President-General…

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Bayern Munich cruise past Eintracht Frankfurt to stay on title track

Bayern Munich defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 on Saturday, surviving a brief second-half comeback scare. Victory helped the defending champions to stay four points clear of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga with seven games left to play. The Bavarians thought they had the match wrapped up after efforts from Leon Goretzka, Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski had given them a 3-0 lead in the empty Allianz Arena. Eintracht Frankfurt defender Martin Hinteregger caught the Bayern defence napping to strike twice in three minutes and inject new life into…

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NCDC confirms 265 fresh cases of COVID-19, total infections now 7,526

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Saturday, recorded 265 fresh cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 7,526. The NCDC, through its official tweeter handle, announced that 133 of the new cases were found in Lagos, 34 in Oyo, 28 in Edo, 22 in the FCT, six in Plateau, five in Kaduna, three each in Borno and Niger, and two each in Kwara, Bauchi, Anambra, and Enugu states. The health agency said that the number of deaths had risen…

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Inter-state ban: Ugwuanyi turns back over 100 vehicles; donates bus to Enugu Chamber of Commerce

Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Saturday, paid an unscheduled visit to Enugu-Ebonyi boundary to monitor the rate of compliance with the ban on inter-state transportation aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. The governor, who trekked a long distance interrogating the drivers to ascertain their eligibility for entering the state, met over 150 vehicles queued at the Enugu axis of the boundary, attempting to enter the state. Consequently, over 100 vehicles that were not on essential duties were identified and turned back to Ebonyi State where they were…

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Ugwuanyi resolves Enugu NUJ palliative issue, recognises Arum leadership

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has waded into and resolved the issues that led to the rejection of the COVID-19 palliative his administration delivered to journalists last Saturday. This was made known by the chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Enugu State Council, Comrade Rex Arum, while addressing newsmen at the NUJ, Press Centre, Rangers Avenue, Enugu . He said that the governor increased the quantity of the items he earlier gave to the council, which included bags of 25kg rice, cartons of spaghetti, cartons of noodles,…

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Another two COVID-19 patients in Enugu test negative, as state records fresh case

Two more COVID-19 patients in Enugu State have tested negative, as the state recorded one new positive case with travel history in violation of inter-state transportation ban. Enugu State Ministry of Health announced that two more cases out of the previously active COVID-19 cases undergoing treatment have tested negative and are being assessed for discharge from the isolation and treatment centre. A statement by the Commissioner for Health, Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu, on Wednesday, said that “The state has unfortunately received one new result of person who tested positive for the…

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Enugu Govt distributes COVID-19 palliative to NURTW members, okada, keke operators

Enugu State  Government  has  extended  the distribution of  the COVID-19  palliative to members of the  National  Union of Road  Transport Workers,(NURTW),  Tricycle  operators and Motorcycle  associations in Enugu East senatorial zone  of the state. Presenting the items  which included bags of rice,  cartons of noodles,  cartons of tomato paste,  fabric face masks, bags of semovita and jerry cans of groundnut oil, to the leaders of the three groups at Agbani, Nkanu  West local government area of the state,   representative of the Deputy Governor and member,  representing Enugu south Urban…

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