shedrack Frank">


Bayelsa records 1 new case of COVID-19



The Bayelsa State Committee on COVID-19 has recorded one confirmed case among the 229 cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the state to 12.

The Co-Chairman of the Bayelsa State Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr  Nathaniel Inodu, made the disclosure in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Yenogoa on Tuesday.

“This case is a 48-year-old business woman, who resides in the heart of Yenagoa.

“She visited one of our hospitals with complaints of fever, cough, lack of taste and malaria that started three weeks ago. Although she was feeling a lot better, she said she came to request for COVID-19 test.

“The state’s rapid response team investigated her case and collected samples for testing even though she denied any travel history.

“She is not epidemiologically linked to any previous confirmed case in the state. She has since been evacuated for further treatment at one of our isolation centres.

“She is clinically stable and currently receiving optimal medical care.

“So far, she has been our most cooperative COVID-19 patient, volunteering information about her contacts effortlessly.

“All her contacts are being line-listed and adequately followed up, including necessary environmental decontamination.

“Samples have and are still being collected from their high-risk contacts, while they have all been counseled on self-quarantine, risk communication and community engagement are ongoing.

“All other cases in admission at our isolation wards are in stable clinical condition. A repeat test is scheduled for case 8, a businesswoman in her thirties tomorrow. She has been symptom-free since admission.

“The state government’s quarantine facility has since been admitting contacts, who are unable to self-quarantine. They have been cooperative while enjoying the luxury provided at this centre,” he said.

Inodu said the state’s public emergency operations centre (the COVID -19 Situation Room/War Room and the COVID-19 Task Force were doing their best to contain and mitigate the impact of pandemic.

“Our surveillance is gathering momentum by the day and we are testing more cases daily.

“We now use the UPTH Port Harcourt Reference COVID -19 laboratory. In the past weeks, we have been sending an average of 25 samples daily to this facility. Most of these samples are contacts of confirmed cases.

“Let me seize this opportunity to again congratulate Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa for a successful 100 days in office, particularly for his exemplary commitment to fighting the outbreak of this pandemic in the state.

“I also want to express my sincere appreciation to all healthcare workers, particularly the front liners, who have been tireless in their commitment to the COVID-19 response in the state,” he said.

Edited By: Ifeyinwa Okonkwo/Silas Nwoha (NAN)



Eid-el-Maulud: FRSC boss urges Muslims to emulate Prophet Muhammad COVID-19: Nigeria records 4 deaths , 147 new infections #EndSARS: Buhari hails Borno youths for show of decorum – Minister Fate foundation collaborates with NIMR on quicker COVID-19 test kits Eid-el-Maulud: A period for sober reflection-Orji Kalu AfCFTA: Stakeholders say access to finance, information biggest challenges for African businesswomen We lost 2 officers to violent #EndSARS protesters in Enugu — CP Looting:  Group sympathises with actress Lilian Bach, seeks assistance for all victims Osun govt. relaxes curfew Kean scores twice as PSG beat Basaksehir Chelsea ease to first win in UEFA Champions League at Krasnodar Nigeria states to get $2m each to accomplish GIS — NGF COVID-19 palliative: Investigate MDAs now, CODE tells ICPC, EFCC Eid-El-Maulud: Oba of Benin urges Muslims to reflect on teachings of Prophet Mohammed EndSARS: NGO wants FG, state govts. to dialogue with youths Kebbi govt. pledges to improve social, economic wellbeing of youths EndSARS – Gov. Wike pledges N20m compensation to each slain police officer Reps C’ttee frowns at reduction in NFVCB’ budgetary allocation INEC: PDP advises Yakubu to use reapportionment for credible elections Ogah endorses Okonjo-Iweala for WTO D-G EndSARS: Ekiti Assembly visits destroyed property, calls for calm IGR: NIS CG wants stoppage of Public-Private Partnership Maulud: Pastors felicitate with Muslims, call for peaceful coexistence New WTO’s D-G is a star trade diplomat- ACCI president. Lagos Govt awards scholarships to children of slain policemen Group advocates behavioural change to tackle terrorism, violence EndSARS: Lagos LG spokespersons embark on crusade against fake news Niger Govt. bans all forms of processions Tambuwal swears-in 3 new commissioners Eid-el-Maulud: Makinde charges Muslims to imbibe virtues of Prophet Muhammad Pre-Season: Kwara Utd beat Manchester 3-0 Ikpeazu presents merit awards, cash prizes to 5 corps members Sterling Bank launches ‘Switch’ free money transfer service for Nigerians in diaspora Eid-el-Maulud: Buhari urges love, understanding among citizens Sultan Foundation solicits community support to reduce gender based violence Rivers Police Command calls for identification of female patient in UPTH #EndSARS: Abia CP mourns 2 police operatives allegedly murdered in Aba violent protest Scholarship: Amnesty office moves to ease verification of students Gov’s wife lauds President Buhari for Nigeria’s polio-free status Pre-Season Tourney: Ogunjobi Gold Cup gets new kick-off date Niger state official urges govt. to sustain polio-free fight KDSG relaxes curfew in 23 LGAs 2021 Hajj: NAHCON inaugurates pilgrims screening committee Okanlawon, Tembe, Orelope back in 3SC as club drops 7 26 women die of cervical cancer disease everyday in Nigeria – Director UICC Niger Tornadoes FC players, officials undergoe COVID-19 test Rivers Sports Council gets permanent site after 51 years Zamfara spends N50bn annually on social protection programmes – SSG Football enthusiast urges Super Eagles players to be patriotic on national duty FG committed to tackle climate change in dry lands — DG