>>> 2 Police officers test positive for COVID-19 pandemic <<<
Two officers of Nigeria police have tested positive for coronavirus in Ondo State.
Ondo State governor Rotimi Akeredolu made the disclosure during his weekly broadcast on COVID-19 in the state.
Currently, Ondo State has eight cases of coronavirus after recording five cases over the weekend.
“The fourth and fifth Cases occurred on Saturday while the sixth, seventh and eighth Cases were discovered yesterday, Sunday,” Akeredolu said.
“The fourth and fifth Cases are officers of the Nigerian Police Force, serving under the Lagos State Police Command.”
Akeredolu on Sunday disclosed that one of the arrested suspects in the murder of Funke Olakunrin tested positive for coronavirus.
The governor disclosed that the seventh coronavirus case “was a female civilian who sneaked into the State from Abuja. Meanwhile, the eighth case was discovered in Owo and samples taken were confirmed positive late last night.”
To curtail a further spread of coronavirus in the state, Akeredolu said he has directed the wider processes to trace, isolate and test all primary and secondary contacts with all the cases while at large in the state.
Akeredolu said himself and other governors in the country “are seriously worried about the implications of the existing measures on the self-preservation, well-being and prosperity of our people.”
>>> Kano Governor blame presidential taskforce for COVID-19 over neglecting Date <<<
Kano State governor Umar Ganduje on Monday accused the Presidential Taskforce on Coronavirus of neglecting the state in treatment and containing the spread of the global pandemic.
“The problem (is) with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Even its Director-General was in Kano. He spent a night here but we have not heard from him again,” Ganduje said in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service.
“The Minister of Health is also aware that the laboratory is not functioning.”
Kano State health commissioner Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa on Saturday, April 11 announced the first case of coronavirus in the state.
Since the first case, Kano now has 77 confirmed cases of coronavirus according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). One death has been recorded.
But asides the cases of coronavirus, Kano State is currently dealing with a situation of ‘strange deaths’ that has killed over 600 residents.
The state government is yet to speak on the cause of the deaths whether it is coronavirus related or not.
Residents of Kano have continued to live in anxiety about the strange ailment killing many people, including prominent indigenes, in the city almost on a daily basis.
Nigeria’s health minister Dr Osagie Ehanire during the weekend said the Federal Government is investigating the cause of the ‘mysterious deaths’ in the state.
Ganduje, however, speaking on coronavirus in the state describes the situation is scary.
“We are in a serious problem. I can tell you the situation is really bad and scary. Because what we solely rely upon in fighting the disease is the testing centre,” Ganduje said.
The governor said there is also a shortage of sample collection equipment which is expensive to acquire.
Ganduje said residents, whose samples were collected are still waiting to know their fate.
“There is a serious problem. We have been complaining that Kano needs more than one testing centre, right from the beginning of this (pandemic),” Ganduje said.