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60 Lagos-Ibadan railway project workers infected with COVID-19

Over 60 workers on the Lagos-Ibadan railway project site have been infected with COVID-19. The report was shared Monday, 11 January by Federal Government.

Rotimi Amaechi, The Minister of Transportation, disclosed more details in Abuja while stating that the inauguration of the rail project would be put on hold due to the upsurge of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country.

Speaking, the minister said in part, “First let us admit that over 60 of our staff, not Ministry of Transportation staff, but the staff working on the rail project, have been infected by COVID-19.

Ogun tests only one per cent of its population population

Ogun State Government said on it had only been able to test 50,000 residents for COVID-19. The report was stated on Monday, 11th January 2021. The figure, however, represents about one per cent of its 5.8m population.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, speaking during the inauguration of the Oxygen Therapy Centre in Abeokuta, disclosed that the current situation in the state had assumed a dangerous dimension with its rise from 0.7 to eight per cent.

Borno to create welfare for parents in ‘functional schools’

Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has stated that social welfare will be restricted to parents whose children attended functional schools established by the state government.

The governor, in a remark on Monday, 11 January 2021, during his visit to Damasak, the headquarters of Mobbar Local Government, added that whether the schools attended were Islamic or western education, such parents would benefit from government’s social welfare.

Tokyo Olympics: Organisers says cancellation reports false

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics played down a poll showing plunging support for the Games on Tuesday. The organisers also said a report claiming cancellation could be discussed next month was “fake news”.

The Tokyo Olympics game is set to start in less than 200 days in July. However, the greater Tokyo is under a state of emergency over a spike in COVID-19 cases and with countries around the world battling outbreaks and a possible second wave.

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