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NAN Fact Check: COVID-19: Israel has not recorded any death! (FALSE)

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NAN Fact Check: COVID-19: Israel has not recorded any death! (FALSE)


 

CLAIM: A WhatsApp post claimed that Israel has not recorded any loss of life in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic due to the daily intake of a simple recipe of hot Lemon and Bicarbonate hot tea.

VEDICT: FALSE – as at the time of filing this report, Israel has recorded 116 deaths and according to THE TIMES OF ISRAEL  publication , there have been 11,586 confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel, 132 people breathing with the help of ventilators.

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Another 162 people are in moderate condition, while 1,855 had recovered.

FULL STORY: (The Screenshot of the WhatsApp message will be embedded here)

 IN ISRAEL NO DEATH FROM C-19!

 IN ISRAEL NO DEATH FROM C-19!

 IN ISRAEL NO DEATH FROM C-19!

He told them a super news … This is how it arrived and this is how I send it. 

He told them a super news … This is how it arrived and this is how I send it. 

He told them a super news … This is how it arrived and this is how I send it. 

The cure for the C19 virus or the way to eliminate it was achieved.

The cure for the C19 virus or the way to eliminate it was achieved.

The cure for the C19 virus or the way to eliminate it was achieved.

 Information comes from Israel there this virus did not cause any death

 Information comes from Israel there this virus did not cause any death

 Information comes from Israel there this virus did not cause any death

  * The recipe is simple *

  * The recipe is simple *

  * The recipe is simple *

  1. * Lemon * 
  2. * Bicarbonate * 
  • * Lemon * 
  • * Lemon * 

    * Lemon * 

  • * Bicarbonate * 
  • * Bicarbonate * 

    * Bicarbonate * 

     Mix and drink as hot tea  every afternoon, the action of the lemon with hotter baking soda  immediately kills the virus  completely eliminates it from the body.  These two components alkalize the immune system, since when night falls the system becomes acidic and defenses lower.

     Mix and drink as hot tea 

     Mix and drink as hot tea 

     every afternoon, the action of the lemon with hotter baking soda 

     every afternoon, the action of the lemon with hotter baking soda 

     immediately kills the virus 

     immediately kills the virus 

     completely eliminates it from the body.  These two components alkalize the immune system, since when night falls the system becomes acidic and defenses lower.

     completely eliminates it from the body.  These two components alkalize the immune system, since when night falls the system becomes acidic and defenses lower.

     That is why the People of Israel is relaxed about this virus.  Everyone in Israel drinks a cup of hot water with lemon and a little baking soda at night, as this is proven to kill the virus. 

     That is why the People of Israel is relaxed about this virus.  Everyone in Israel drinks a cup of hot water with lemon and a little baking soda at night, as this is proven to kill the virus. 

     That is why the People of Israel is relaxed about this virus.  Everyone in Israel drinks a cup of hot water with lemon and a little baking soda at night, as this is proven to kill the virus. 

    I share it with all my family and friends so that none of us get the virus.  I leave it to your criteria. 

    I share it with all my family and friends so that none of us get the virus.  I leave it to your criteria. 

    I share it with all my family and friends so that none of us get the virus.  I leave it to your criteria. 

      * Please pass this immediately *

      * Please pass this immediately *

      * Please pass this immediately *

    VERIFICATION: The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) looked into these claims and found no evidence to back them.

    Moreover, the claim of the combined recipe has not been corroborated by any health institution.

    The World Health Organisation says there is currently no  specific treatment , drug or vaccine for the Covid-19, although some home remedies may provide comfort and alleviate symptoms.

    specific treatment

    WHO said the  incubation  period for Covid-19, that is, the period between contracting the virus and exhibiting symptoms ranges between one and 14 days. Symptoms however commonly appear after around five days.

    incubation

    The virus works by getting inside and taking over the cells of the body.  It first infects the cells lining the throat, airways and lungs and turns them into “coronavirus factories”. The “coronavirus factories” then spew out huge numbers of new viruses that go to infect more cells.

    Although, WHO added that “some western, traditional or home remedies may provide comfort and alleviate symptoms of COVID-19.”

    A look at Israel’s Ministry of Health’s  website , showed that no such advice or recommendations were there, rather, the WHO’s health advice for the prevention and management of COVID-19 was conspicuously written and it advised it should be followed by the Israelis.

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    CONCLUSION: Israel has recorded deaths so far from COVID-19. The circulated WhatsApp therapy has not been recommended by health authorities.

    Therefore, according to WHO’s standard recommendations to prevent infection and spread of coronavirus, the public is advised to:

    • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and running water.
    • Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
    • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
    • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
    • Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider. (NAN)
  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and running water.
  • Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
  • Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider. (NAN)
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    Ebere Agozie: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

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    COVID-19 vaccines now in phase 3 clinical trials– WHO

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    Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), says a number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials to prevent COVID-19 pandemic.


    Ghebreyesus made this known at a virtual news conference on Monday at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva.

    The director-general said: “ We all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can help prevent people from infection.

    “However, there’s no silver bullet at the moment and there might never be; for now, stopping outbreaks comes down to the basics of public health and disease control.

    “Testing, isolating and treating patients, tracing and quarantining their contacts. Do it all.

    “Inform, empower and listen to communities. Do it all.

    “For individuals, it’s about keeping physical distance, wearing a mask, cleaning hands regularly and coughing safely away from others. Do it all.’’

    Ghebreyesus said the message to people and governments was clear: “Do it all, and when it’s under control, keep going! Keep strengthening the health system.

    “Keep improving surveillance, contact tracing and ensure disrupted healthcare services are restarted as quickly as possible.

    “Keep safeguards and monitoring in place, because lifting restrictions too quickly can lead to resurgence.

    “Keep investing in the workforce and communicating and engaging communities.

    “We have seen around the world, that it’s never too late to turn this pandemic around,’’ he said.

    According to him, if we act together today, we can save lives, we can save livelihoods, if we do it all together.

    He told journalists that the Emergency Committee on COVID-19 met on Friday and reviewed the current pandemic.

    “It was a sobering moment coming six months on from when the committee advised.

    “And, I agreed that the outbreak constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

    “At the time, Jan. 30, there were fewer than 100 cases and no deaths outside of China.

    “When the Committee met three months ago, three million cases of COVID-19 had been reported to WHO, and more than 200,000 deaths.

    “Since then, the number of cases has increased more than five-fold to 17.5 million, and the number of deaths has more than tripled to 680,000,’’ the director-general said.

    In addition to the direct toll COVID-19 is having, Ghebreyesus said the committee noted the health impact that disrupted services were having on a range of other diseases.

    “That compounds what we already know about reduced immunisation coverage, cancer screening and care, and mental health services.

    “A survey of responses from 103 countries between mid-May and early July, found that 67 per cent of countries report disruption in family planning and contraception services.

    “More than half of countries reported disruption in antenatal care services and more than a third of countries reported disruption in child birth services.

    “On top of the health impact, we have seen the damage COVID-19 has caused socially, economically and politically.

    “The committee put forward a number of recommendations for countries to continue to implement to bring the virus under control.

    “These range from sharing best practice, to enhancing political commitment and leadership for national strategies and localised response activities driven by science, data and experience.’’

    He said from serology studies that most people remained susceptible to this virus, even in areas that have experienced severe outbreaks.

    “Over the past week we’ve seen several countries that appeared as though they were past the worst now, contending with fresh spikes in cases.

    “However, we’ve also seen how some countries, regions or localities that had a high number of cases are now bringing the outbreak under control.

    “It’s not easy, of course. Strict measures may cause their own problems for delivery of essential health services, the economy and societies overall.

    “The committee acknowledged that Member States have tough choices to make to turn the epidemic around.

    “But, they were also clear that when leaders step up and work intensely with their populations, this disease can be brought under control.’’

    He further said we learnt everyday about this virus.

    “ I’m pleased that the world has made progress in identifying treatments that can help people with the most serious forms of COVID-19 recover.

    “The committee recommended that countries engage in the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, participate in relevant clinical trials, and prepare for safe and effective therapeutics and vaccine introduction,’’ Ghebreyesus said.

    Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Olagoke Olatoye (NAN)

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    Flour Mills announces AGM attendance by proxy Sept. 10

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    Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc has announced that its 60th Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for Sept. 10, would be by proxy and live streaming.


    Mr Joseph Umolu, the Company Secretary, disclosed in a notice posted on the website of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday in Lagos.

    Umolu said: “In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the restrictions on mass gathering and in line with the guidelines issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission on holding AGMs using proxies, attendance at the AGM shall be by proxy.

    “Consequently, a member entitled to attend and vote at the AGM is advised to select from the listed proposed proxies to attend in his stead,” he said.

    The listed proxies are, Mr John Coumantaris; Dr Emmanuel Ukpabi; Mr Paul Gbedebo; Dr Salamatu Suleiman; Sir Sunny Nwosu; Mr Adesina Oladepo; Mr Boniface Okezie; Mrs Esther Augustine; Mr Nonah Awoh and Chief Timothy Adesiyan.

    Umolu informed shareholders that the proxy form was attached to the annual report of the company and also available on url:shorturl.at/mp349.

    He disclosed that dividends, if approved, would be paid on Sept. 14 to shareholders.

    The secretary also informed shareholders that some dividend warrants had been returned to the registrar as unclaimed.

    He urged shareholders to open bank accounts, stockbroking accounts and CSCS accounts for the purpose of e-dividend and bonus.

    Edited By: Tayo Ikujuni/Oluwole Sogunle (NAN)

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    Nigerian Breweries earns N152bn revenue in 6 months

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    Nigerian Breweries Plc  says it earned a revenue of N152 billion for the half-year (H1) ended June 30, 2020.


    Mrs Sade Morgan, Corporate Affairs Director said this in a financial report on the company’s unaudited and provisional results sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday in Lagos.

    A breakdown of the results showed that the revenue of N152 billion was a drop, compared to the N170 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2019.

    According to the report, the Company also made a N5.70 billion Profit after tax in the period under review.

    “The half-year results for the 2020 financial year show a strong balance sheet for the Company despite several factors that negatively impacted on the Company’s operations, such as an increase in Excise Duty, a rise in inflation, an increase in VAT from 5 to 7.5 per cent, as well as the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on businesses worldwide.

    “Despite these challenges, the Company’s financial position shows stability and sustained profitability.

    “To support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the Company, during the period under review, made various donations in cash and kind valued at about N531 million out of a phased commitment of N600 million to the Federal and State Governments’ Covid-19 Relief Funds,” the statement said.

    The Board of Directors commended the company’s management for its efforts to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on the business.

    It also lauded the prudent management of its resources as reflected in a seven per cent reduction in expenses incurred on marketing, distribution, and administration.

    “The Board expressed confidence that the Company is well-positioned to continue to deliver return on investment to Shareholders.

    According to the Board, the Company’s priority during this period “remains ensuring the health, safety and welfare of employees, customers and partners”.

    Edited By: Edith Bolokor/Oluwole Sogunle (NAN)

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    FCTA directs schools to re-open for graduating class students Tuesday

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    The Education Authority, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has directed all schools in Abuja to re-open academic activities for students in graduating classes on Tuesday.


    Alhaji Umaru Marafa, Acting Secretary, FCT Education Authority gave the directive in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

    He said the decision followed the re-opening of schools by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) for students in terminal classes.

    Marafa said the decision was to enable students in Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 to write their examinations.

    The secretary further said that only schools that had complied with PTF guidelines and certified fit would be allowed to re-open.

    “Only schools that have complied with PTF’s guidelines, inspected and certified, can re-open on Tuesday.

    “All schools that have not been cleared are advised to hasten up to meet the requirement for resumption,” he said.

    Marafa urged students in the affected classes to adhere strictly to established COVID-19 protocols, adding, “You are also to study hard in order to pass your exams”

    Edited By: Azubuike Okeh/Sadiya Hamza (NAN)

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