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  •  The Civil Liberties Organisation CLO an NGO on Wednesday urged parents to inculcate morals in their children as the current stay at home order meant to check the spread of COVD 19 lasted The Chairman of CLO in Anambra Mr Vincent Ezekwueme told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu that parents need to complement the efforts of hellip
    CLO urges parents to inculcate morals in children as stay-at-home lasts
     The Civil Liberties Organisation CLO an NGO on Wednesday urged parents to inculcate morals in their children as the current stay at home order meant to check the spread of COVD 19 lasted The Chairman of CLO in Anambra Mr Vincent Ezekwueme told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu that parents need to complement the efforts of hellip
    CLO urges parents to inculcate morals in children as stay-at-home lasts
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    CLO urges parents to inculcate morals in children as stay-at-home lasts

    The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), an NGO, on Wednesday urged parents to inculcate morals in their children as the current stay-at-home order, meant to check the spread of COVD-19, lasted.The Chairman of CLO in Anambra, Mr Vincent Ezekwueme, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu that parents need to complement the efforts of teachers in building the morals in the children while at home.NAN reports that Ezekwueme spoke against the backdrop of the Children Day celebration on May 27, a day set aside by the United Nations to commemorate the Day Worldwide.According to him, it is pertinent for parents to use this period of schools closure, due to COVID-19 pandemic, to teach their children morals, domestic and menial tasks.Ezekwueme also pleaded with governments at all levels to formulate policies and programmes that would make it possible for our children to be sound in morals, character and academics.He said: “It is of prime importance to note that our children are potential and invaluable hope for the future.“They are invaluable catalyst for sustenance, continuity and transformation of our society and nation.“Governments, parents, teachers and guardians should appropriately inculcate hard work, honesty, patriotism, integrity and selflessness in the children to make our society better.’’Ezekwueme also urged state governments to adopt e-learning and radio-learning programmes to keep children academically busy for at least two hours daily, as they obey the stay-at-home directive.Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)

  •  The Bauchi State COVID 19 Emergency Operation Center said on Sunday that the number of Coronavirus cases in the state had risen to 161 with one death Dr Aliyu Maigoro the state Coordinator of COVD 19 Task Force made the disclosure in a statement issued and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in hellip
    COVID-19 : Bauchi confirmed cases rise to 161
     The Bauchi State COVID 19 Emergency Operation Center said on Sunday that the number of Coronavirus cases in the state had risen to 161 with one death Dr Aliyu Maigoro the state Coordinator of COVD 19 Task Force made the disclosure in a statement issued and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in hellip
    COVID-19 : Bauchi confirmed cases rise to 161
    Health2 years ago

    COVID-19 : Bauchi confirmed cases rise to 161

    The Bauchi State COVID-19 Emergency Operation Center, said on Sunday that the number of Coronavirus cases in the state had risen to 161, with one death .

    Dr Aliyu Maigoro,  the state Coordinator of COVD -19 Task Force,  made the disclosure in a statement issued and  made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi.

    He said as at 10:18pm Saturday, May 9, 2020, the state’s  Surveillance Team of the Task Force on COVID-19 had received 44 new  confirmed cases of COVID-19 after being tested positive by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

    “This was out of the 117 returning results investigated, But eight are still pending at the NCDC.

    “In summary, 824 contacts’ samples have been listed,  161 tested positive, now we have 151 active cases, 6 recovered 0  number of severe cases and one death.

    “We recorded 1 death as other patients are responding to treatment,” he said.

    Maigoro said the team had been properly managing the 155 hospitalised cases at the ATBU Teaching Hospital, Federal Medical Center (FMC) Azare as well as Specialist Hospital, Bauchi.

    He added that the General Hospital Bayara would  remain the isolation centre for any suspected case.

    Maigoro, who is also the state Commissioner for Health , said efforts had been intensified on Contact Tracing and samples collection, while the state surveillance team will continue to isolate all suspected cases where necessary.

     


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma (NAN)

  •  German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday called for a gradual and cautious exit strategy from COVD 19 measures saying Despite everything we are still at the very beginning of the pandemic and are far from out of the woods Merkel thanked German citizens who would had borne all government restrictions with supreme discipline and overall a lot of hellip
    Merkel warns of false sense of security as Germany lifts first coronavirus measures
     German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday called for a gradual and cautious exit strategy from COVD 19 measures saying Despite everything we are still at the very beginning of the pandemic and are far from out of the woods Merkel thanked German citizens who would had borne all government restrictions with supreme discipline and overall a lot of hellip
    Merkel warns of false sense of security as Germany lifts first coronavirus measures
    Foreign2 years ago

    Merkel warns of false sense of security as Germany lifts first coronavirus measures

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday called for a "gradual" and "cautious" exit strategy from COVD-19 measures, saying "Despite everything, we are still at the very beginning of the pandemic and are far from out of the woods."

    Merkel thanked German citizens who would had borne all government restrictions with "supreme discipline and overall a lot of patience."

    As of Monday, shops in Germany with a maximum sales area of up to 800 square meters are allowed to open under new regulations for hygiene as well as access and queue control, the government announced last week.

    The consequences of the reopening of shops in Germany would be observable only in 14 days, said Merkel and warned that with a renewed exponential growth of confirmed COVID-19 infection cases, another lockdown would become "inevitable."

    The rate of new infections with COVID-19 in Germany continued to fall as the number of confirmed cases only increased by 1,775 within one day to almost 142,000, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Monday.

    At the same time, the estimated number of people in Germany who had already recovered from COVID-19 went up by around 3,500 within one day to 91,500 on Monday, according to RKI, the federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention.

    Merkel appealed to Germany's state governments not to relax the protective measures too quickly and advocated to use the agreed margin of freedom "as narrowly as possible, not as widely as possible."

    In order to be able to cope with the coronavirus crisis, one would require a "precise tracing of all chains of infection," said Merkel. In Germany, this could only be achieved though further strengthening the health care system.

    Before a general obligation to wear face masks in Germany was introduced, Merkel wanted to make sure that at least one mask was provided for every citizen. However, Merkel referred to Germany's state governments and stressed that this was "not a federal responsibility."

    Bavaria has become the third state in Germany with some form of face mask obligation. In Saxony, a mouth and nose protector or scarf must already be worn when shopping and using public transport while in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, masks will become mandatory in public transport on April 27.
    (XINHUA)

  •  The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Cross River University of Technology CRUTECH branch says it has produced 2 000 bottles of sanitisers to be distributed in the state Prof Using Ogar immediate past South South Zonal Coordinator of ASUU made the disclosure on Monday in Calabar Ogar said the union would donate the 2 000 bottles of the essential hellip
    COVID-19: ASUU, CRUTECH produces 2,000 bottles of sanitisers for distribution
     The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Cross River University of Technology CRUTECH branch says it has produced 2 000 bottles of sanitisers to be distributed in the state Prof Using Ogar immediate past South South Zonal Coordinator of ASUU made the disclosure on Monday in Calabar Ogar said the union would donate the 2 000 bottles of the essential hellip
    COVID-19: ASUU, CRUTECH produces 2,000 bottles of sanitisers for distribution
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    COVID-19: ASUU, CRUTECH produces 2,000 bottles of sanitisers for distribution

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) branch, says it has produced 2,000 bottles of sanitisers to be distributed in the state.

    Prof. Using Ogar, immediate past South-South Zonal Coordinator of ASUU made the disclosure on Monday in Calabar.

    Ogar said the union would donate the 2,000 bottles of the essential item to the state government and hospitals.

    He said that the union was determined to contribute its quota toward containing the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

    He said that the union was concerned about the negative effects of the pandemic on the economy, hence its determination to contribute to the sustenance of the VID-19-free status of the state.

    The former ASUU leader said that universities in Nigeria were not resting on their oars in finding solutions to end the pandemic which has claimed thousands of lives across the globe.

    “As a union, we decided to get into the laboratory to produce the sanitisers for free distribution to hospitals and government agencies in the state.

    “I want to encourage government at all levels to make it a priority to fund research so that when disease outbreaks like this occur, researchers can come up with meaningful and acceptable vaccines and results.

    “We want to also advice the Federal Government not to bring in the Chinese doctors. From indications, some of the COVICD-19 patients in the country are fast recovering after two rounds of tests”, he said.

    Dr Peter Eneji, Head of Department, Chemical Sciences, CRUTECH who conducted newsmen round the laboratory, said the 2,000 bottles of sanitisers were produced within four days.

    Eneji said that the production of the essential item was funded by CRUTECH branch of ASUU as a way of contributing to the containment of the pandemic in the state.

    Also, Dr Emmanuel Ettah, the Chairman of ASUU in CRUTECH, noted that the sanitisers would enhance personal protection against the virus.

    Ettah said he was happy that the state was COVD-19-free, and urged the residents to obey simple health instructions to always live a healthy life.

    Dr John Edor, Chairman, ASUU, University of Calabar (Unical) branch, lauded the CRUTECH counterpart for producing the sinisters.

    Edor said that the Unical branch of ASUU was also concluding the production and procurement of essential items to be distributed to the public.


    Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Ejike Obeta
    (NAN)