A group of commercial sex workers in Benin City have been evicted from a hotel where they transacted their daily business.
The owner of the hotel said he asked the sex workers to leave his property because of fears of the deadly coronavirus the entire country is currently battling to contain.
Speaking to newsmen, he said ;
“I asked the prostitutes occupying my buildings to go home and meet their children and families at their various states because if any man who has the virus, meets any of them, they can easily share it among themselves.
“Like me now, I have children and I can’t ask my children not to embrace me and you know that these prostitutes are occupying my buildings and I am the one managing the facilities and so, I asked them to go home and stay with their children until the coronavirus is over”
Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has permitted all corps members to travel to their homes.
The decision, according to the DG, was coming on the heels of the closure of all schools in the country due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.
In a memo to all Area Coordinators signed by Sanusi A.R on behalf of the NYSC DG, he stated that corps members willing to travel to their various homes should be allowed to go.
“I am directed to request all state coordinators to grant permission to corps members willing to travel, especially those in the teaching or allied professions.
“For the period it will last, corps members should be advised to adopt all preventive tips provided by the federal health authorities including high level of hygiene and refrain from any unwholesome act that may put them at risk,” the DG said.
He ordered all coordinators to inform corps members about the decision and ensure compliance.
United States President, Donald Trump says the country has approved the use of Chloroquine for the treatment of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
NobleReporters quoted Trump as saying that the US had approved its use on Thursday.
“We’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately, and that’s where the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has been so great,” Trump told reporters.
“They’ve gone through the approval process — it’s been approved. They took it down from many, many months to immediate. So we’re going to be able to make that drug available by prescription,” he said.