Balyesa on total lockdown after index coronavirus case confirmed | 5 Things that Should Matter Today


Balyesa is now on total lockdown after the state recorded a case of the coronavirus. This was ordered by Governor Diri. The index case who is a 47-year-old woman with a history of hypertension and diabetes, presented herself at the Bayelsa Specialist hospital in Yenagoa with a history of poor appetite, fever, headache, cough, chest pain for almost a week.

Starting from midnight on Monday, April 27,  only essential workers, pharmaceuticals and foodstuff sellers in Balyesa are exempted from the restriction of movement.

NCDC confirms new cases of coronavirus

Face masks made from clothes don’t protect, only spreads infection – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said the use of non-medical face masks, which include self-made or commercial masks or face covers made of clothes, only reduce and not prevent spread of diseases. The agency in a statement released today said face masks made with cotton materials are more effective.

Kano govt orders health officials to conduct verbal autopsy over strange deaths 

The Kano state government has directed the state Ministry of Health to carry out verbal autopsy of those who have died recently in the state. Confirming the new directive, Muhammad Garba, the state commissioner for information, said officials from the state ministry of health and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have been drafted to eight local government areas of the state to perform the autopsy.

We have a long way to go in fighting COVID-19 – Presidential Task Force

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disclosed the country still has a long way to go, in spite of the progress made so far in the fight against the deadly disease.

Speaking at the Task Force’s daily media briefing in Abuja on Monday April 27, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the (PTF), Mr Boss Mustapha urged Nigerians to take responsibility in the fight against COVID-19.



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