Governor Umahi of Ebonyi state orders immediate shut down of all courts as the state records first covid-19 death.
The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has ordered the shutting down of all courts in the state
The Governor who gave the directive in a state broadcast said the shutting down of courts is with immediate effect.
CORONAVIRUS HITS GERMANY’S MEAT PROCESSING PLANT, 650 PERSONS TEST POSITIVE.
An outbreak of coronavirus has been reported at a meat shop in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Toennies ,owner of the meat processing facility has temporarily shut the plant down
Meantime the director of quality and veterinary services in the company Gereon Schulze Althoff said it was difficult to maintain safety
measures such as social distancing in the facility because the plants were not built for the pandemic.
Germany has 190,000 coronavirus cases, 174 000 discharged and 8,945 deaths.
North Rhine Westphalia were the meat processing plant operates has 38,845 confirmed coronavirus cases and 1636 deaths.
Nigeria records new 746 cases of COVID-19
Covid 19 cses in Nigeria rises to 18,480 with 746 new cases recorded on Thursday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC announced this on its website on Thursday.
The NCDC said that 475 deaths have been confirmed
, 6307 discharged while 11,669 are active covid 19 cases have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory. .
The 745 new cases are reported from 21 states
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Wearing face masks is best for covid-19 transmission -study reveals
A new study on covid-19 has revealed that wearing face masks is the best way of reducing covid 19 transmission.
According to the study published by a team of researchers of the National Academy of Science, in the US, infection lessened when face masks were made compulsory in Italy and New York ..
The study further revealed that between April 6 and May 9, more than 78,000 infections were prevented while more than 66,000 infections were prevented in New York City.
Polio vaccine could prevent corona virus .
Health experts in the US say polio vaccine could protect against corona virus.
The experts cited evidence to show the potency of polio vaccine against the covid -19 some of which includes the protection of children against a wide range of infections
With the virus still spreading and causing fatalités globally, Health experts and governments are employing measures that would prevent transmission and deaths.
In the past 3 months,vaccines a few vaccinés have undergone different levels of trials sadly none will be ready until late 2020 or early 2021.
Vaccine production could take between 10 to 15 years and involves a very long process of developing, testing and regulating.
Globally covid 19 cases have risen to 7.27m with 413 k deaths.
The United States accounts for 2.09mcases with over 116 deaths
Brazil and the United Kingdom are placed 3rd and 4th position each having more than 41 thousand deaths.
Rivers State government prescribes guidelines for conduct of public burial.
In a move designed to help families Bury their loved ones under the covid-19 pandemic, the Rivers state government has released guidelines which is first of its kind in the state
The new guidelines followed an executive order gazetted in line with the federal government quarantine act.
The new guidelines state that Covid 19 related deaths are to be buried immediately under the supervision of health officials of the Ministry of Health. While deaths not related to Covid 19 are to be buried with not more than 50 persons with no burial formalities such as service of songs or night vigil.
The statement directed families to present death certificate on application explaining the cause of death while social distancing steps, maintaining hygiene in form of running water, soap and sanitisers and wearing face masks are made compulsory.
The period of burial which must be supervised by Ministry of Health officials is three hours between 9 am to noon adding that defaulters would be penalized.