The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Calabar branch, has donated 200 litres of alcohol based hand sanitisers to the state government.
According to him, the donation was part of the union’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in reaching out to residents in the state.
“As a union, we have to reach out to the populace in the little way we could, to see how we can contain the pandemic.
“This donation is in furtherance of our CSR and community service. It was solely financed by ASUU members and we are also fully involved in public campaigns for people to know the preventive measures,” he said.
He said that the union had also sponsored radio jingles to further enlighten members of the public across the state, especially those in the rural areas.
Edor commended the state government’s proactive steps in containing the spread of the virus in the state, adding that the union was happy that Cross River is Covid-19 free.
Edu, who lauded the Union for its magnanimity, added that thier contribution would go a long way in reaching many residents of the state.
“Your effort is immeasurable, the jingles you have produced and put on air can reach well over 1 million people daily and we as a government really appreciate the gesture.
“Your effort has added value to the fight against COVI6D-19 in the state and I want to assure that ASUU Unical branch will have its name written in gold in the roll call of the fight against Covid-19 in the state,” she said.
Jigawa NOA to deepen awareness campaign for prevention of COVID-19
The state Director of the agency, Malam Shuaibu Haruna, said this in a statement in Dutse on Tuesday.
Haruna stated that the goal would be achieved through continued public sensitisation and awareness campaigns on Communicating Government Policies, Programmes and Activities.
The director urged the agency’s Chief Orientation and Mobilisation Officers (COMOs) in the 27 local government areas to engage in massive sensitisation and community engagement on the COVID-19 pandemic by taking the massage to markets, football fields, streets, religious centres, among other places.
According to him, the gesture was part of the agency’s efforts at ensuring that people in the state stayed safe and avoided contracting virus.
Wuhan authorities say they tested 9.9m people for COVID-19
No confirmed coronavirus cases were found during the testing period, which ended on Monday, the paper said.
The mass testing was intended to assuage public concerns after a cluster of six new cases were reported in the city following 35 days of no new reported infections.
Authorities used sample pooling, in which they collected individual samples but processed up to 10 of them together in a single nucleic-acid test.
Over 127 journalists die from COVID-19 globally: PEC
In a press release issued Tuesday, the Geneva-based NGO said that among the 127 deaths, around two-thirds were on duty.
“Media workers have an important role to play in the fight against the new virus, they have to inform about the spread of the disease. A number of them died for lack of adequate protective measures when doing their job,” said PEC Secretary-General Blaise Lempen.
According to the count, Peru is the country with the highest number of victims (15). Brazil and Mexico come second and third, with both 13 victims. There are 12 deaths of journalists in the United States, five in both Russia and Britain.
Founded in June 2004 by an international group of journalists, the PEC is a non-governmental organization with special consultative United Nations status, whose aim is to strengthen the legal protection and safety of journalists in conflict zones, areas of civil unrest, or on dangerous missions.
Indonesia tells Hajj pilgrims to stay home amid COVID-19 uncertainty
“The Saudi authorities have not yet given access to pilgrims from any country,’’ Indonesian Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi said on Tuesday.
“Because of that, we won’t have enough time to prepare, especially in terms of the protection of the pilgrims,’’ he told an online news conference.
Indonesia has a Hajj quota of 221,000 pilgrims for this year, according to the government.
The Hajj is due in late July this year, but the kingdom has not yet announced whether it will be called it off.
On Sunday, Saudi Arabia began the gradual reopening of the prophet Mohammed’s mosque in the city of Medina, one of Islam’s two holiest sites, two months after it was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The death toll rose to 1,663, after 22 additional deaths were reported overnight.
Accelerating increase of COVID-19 cases seen in South Asian countries as Bangladesh records biggest daily jump
Asia-Pacific countries are still facing a growing outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday as Bangladesh recorded its highest daily increase, while India became the seventh country in the world in terms of infections.
A total of 37 more people including 33 men and four women died in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 709.
Bangladesh had earlier recorded highest 2,545 cases in a 24-hour period on Sunday.
India’s federal health ministry on Tuesday morning reported 204 new deaths and 8,171 positive cases during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 5,598 and total cases to 198,706.
The number of recoveries further climbed to 4,063 after 84 more patients have recovered, and the death toll also increased to 966 after 6 more deaths were reported.
Of the new cases, 15 are imported cases while the five local transmissions were made up of 3 foreign nationals and two locals.
No new death is reported with the total standing at 115.
South Korea recorded 38 more infections compared to 24 hours ago as of 0:00 a.m. Tuesday local time, raising the total number of infections to 11,541.
The daily caseload stayed above 30 for two straight days due to small cluster infections from religious gatherings in the metropolitan area.
COVID-19: Bauchi State begins testing in new molecular laboratory – Official
Bauchi State Government says that formal testing and reporting of COVID-19 samples will henceforth be conducted in its Reference Molecular Laboratory as directed by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
The state Commissioner of Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Bauchi.
“I have received an email letter from NCDC directing Bauchi Reference Molecular Laboratory to start formal testing and reporting from Bauchi.
“We are going to do all our testing and reporting from the reference laboratory here in Bauchi as from June 2, 2020.
“Further delay will raise questions regarding the status of the laboratory because it was posted in the NCDC websites as the number 29th of the reference molecular laboratories in the country.
“Henceforth, no sample should be taken to Jos, Plateau State, until otherwise; the laboratory has come to stay.
“As such we must work as a team for the benefit of mankind and the good people of Bauchi state.
“I have forwarded to the Chairman of the state COVID-19 response team, request for payment of weekly allowances of all workers concerned with the laboratory from the professors down to the security men,” he said.
The commissioner said that the state would continue solving minor problems as well as proper maintenance of the laboratory.
Vietnam records no new COVID-19 cases, 5 more patients cured
A total of five more Vietnamese patients were announced to have recovered from the disease on Tuesday, bringing the total cured cases in the country to 298.
Vietnam has recorded no local transmission for 47 straight days while there are over 7,200 people being quarantined and monitored in the country, according to the health ministry.
COVID-19: BUA Foundation donates N200m, 5 ambulances to Lagos govt
Mr O’tega Ogra, Group Head, Corporate Communications, BUA Group, said in a statement that the Group Chief Operating Officer of the group, Chimaobi Madukwe, presented the ambulances and cheque to the First Lady of Lagos state, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu.
Madukwe commended the effort of the state in curbing the effects of the virus, noting that BUA would continue to support various efforts across Nigeria to stop the virus.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, we felt a responsibility to support the state government and the people during these times.
“We are keen in contributing our quota where needed to end the pandemic and these ambulances are to ensure the people of Lagos state get the best medical attention.
“We are working tirelessly with various stakeholders to further identify places where help is needed, and had since set aside a grant in addition to this cash donation and five ambulances from which some projects are being carried out,” Madukwe said.
Receiving the donations on behalf of the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the First Lady of Lagos state, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, said the donation was critical to the COVID-19 fight.
Kuwait records 28,649 COVID-19 cases, 226 deaths
The ministry also announced the recovery of 1,382 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 14,281.
On May 31, Kuwait ended the total curfew and imposed a three-week partial curfew for a gradual return to normal life in the country.
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