On this article, we spotlight a few of the coronavirus-associated information from the week of March 2327, 2020.
Thus far, Nigeria is now having proof of the spread of theCOVID-19 (coronavirus) and its recording new circumstances and data hold counting. On this quick characteristic, we offer a snapshot with temporary updates from some states on how they are taking the proactive measure in different to contain spread and improve consciousness of the virus.
Kwara strengthening measures, equips isolation centre
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has hinted that extra sweeping measures to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) within the state and nationwide have been taken.
He says Kwara state presently has no confirmed case of the virus however the authorities has arrange numerous preventive and security mechanisms, together with establishing and equipping an isolation centre, to sort out the virus as Nigeria data extra confirmed circumstances in not less than 4 states and the capital metropolis Abuja.
Abdulrazaq, who acknowledged this lately whereas talking with journalists shortly after the inspection of Kwara State Infectious Illness Centre at Sobi Specialist Hospital,Alagbado, Ilorin,positsthat COVID-19 could also be handled as a nationwide safety difficulty which requires the assist and understanding of each citizen to stamp out.
In accordance to Abdulrazaq, the newly created isolation centre can be prolonged within the coming weeks to accommodate round 100 sufferers at a go whereas Kwara works with Abuja on the continued efforts to set up zonal take a look at centres with the capability to display blood samples for COVID-19.
He, nonetheless, counseled the Commissioner for Well being, Raji Razaq and his crew for the efforts to put together Kwara for any outbreak, saying the state can also be strengthening the capability of its personnel to cope with the emergency.
Work goes on to lengthen this (isolation) centre. We are taking a look at extending it to accommodate about 100 sufferers and that needs to be prepared within the subsequent couple of weeks.
“On the final Nationwide Financial Council assembly in Abuja, state governors proposed that every state ought to have one (laboratory to take a look at samples of sufferers for any outbreak of illnesses).
“However there are challenges with the assets. So to begin with, let’s have a look at having zonal centres earlier than state centres. It isn’t simply (about) doing an abnormal blood take a look at. Sure, you possibly can have the tools however the reagents are not simple to come by.
“They are very costly. So, we are ready for the Federal Ministry of Well being to see what they will accommodate. Proper now we ship blood samples to Lagos.
“We are hoping that capability might be constructed by the federal authorities in order that we are able to first have zonal centres earlier than we now have state centres which is able to absolutely come,” the governor stated.
Talking additional, Abdulrazaq promised that “We might be saying additional measures this week in containing the spread of the virus. We additionally anticipate the federal authorities to give you additional measures. This may increasingly entail additional restrictions on the motion of individuals within the curiosity of public well being and safety.
It’s a nationwide safety scenario now which everyone ought to perceive. We are going to take extra measures subsequent week to ensure that our folks sit at residence. The civil servants will sit at residence; their youngsters might be at residence. Please handle your youngsters; don’t roam about. Additionally it is the time to clear your setting and make sure that your neighborhood is clear.”
The Governor assured the civil servants of immediate cost of salaries regardless of the work-from-residence directive, as he thanks the standard and non secular leaders for his or her cooperation thus far within the marketing campaign to battle the virus.
“At current, we now have no circumstances in Kwara. To this point so good, allow us to hold on praying (and appearing proper). I may even like to use this chance to thank the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, for calling the (Muslim neighborhood) collectively and suspending Jumah prayers in Kwara State.
So, we thank His royal highness for being proactive. We additionally thank the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) for taking comparable measures. We are all on this collectively. Everybody ought to please standby for additional directives from the federal government,” Abdulrazaq added.
Raji Razaq, state Well being Commissioner and the Director of Public Well being Oluwatosin Fakayode had earlier taken the Governor around the newly geared up a facility designated to deal with infectious illnesses within the state.
The ministry of well being has constructed the capability of some officers to deal with any case of Coronavirus whereas simulation/drilling train would start instantly for the well being officers to be on excessive alert, in accordance to Fakayode.
Well being staff need pressing stepstaken to forestall in Akwa-Ibom
Well being personnel in Akwa Ibom have known as on the state authorities totake pressing steps includinga complete lockdown of the state to forestall the outbreak of COVID-19.
They are advocating the closure of leisure and leisure spots, in addition to night time golf equipment and bars.
In a communiqu at finish of the assembly of the State Healthcare Professionals, comprisingthe Nigerian Medical Affiliation, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, and the Affiliation of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria theycalled on the State Authorities to instantly arrange surveillance screening posts in any respect factors of entry into Akwa Ibom State with isolation centres totally geared up.
The assembly had in attendance, the management of the skilled associations, chaired by the NMA Chairman, Nsikak Nyoyoko with Akwaowoh Akpabio of PSN, Comrade Patrick Odu, NANNM and Emilia Eliezer AMLSN, as Co-Chairs.
The medical specialists expressed shock that whereas passengers touring via the Victor Attah Worldwide Airport are being subjected to screening, no screening of any type is being carried out at our land and sea borders with Cross River State, Rivers State, Abia State, Cameroun and Equitorial Guinea the place the vast majority of vacationers move into Akwa Ibom State.
Itadvised that Civil Servants from Wage Grade Degree 12 and under needs to be directed to keep at residence aside from these on important duties.
Oyo plans 100-bed areas in 5 isolation centres
Oyo State authorities is planning to create hundred-mattress areas for isolation of coronavirus suspects in 5 particular centres.
The 5 centres are positioned at College School Hospital Ibadan, second Division, Nigeria Military, Odogbo, Ibadan, Jericho Chest Hospital, Ibadan,Ladoke Akintoka Instructing Hospital, Ogbomosho,and Maternity Centre, Olodo, Ibadan.
Governor Seyi Makinde who disclosed this throughout his inspection go to to one of many centres positioned on the Jericho Chest Hospital in Ibadan stated the current administration remained dedicated to curbing the spread of the virus within the state.
Whereas saying the isolation centre at Jericho Chest Hospital has 10-bed areas whereas College School Hospital, Ibadan andLadoke Akintola College of Know-how (LAUTECH)centres have 5-mattress areas every, the governor stated that the state would have over 100-bed areas for isolation after placing essential amenities in place on the Maternity Centre in Olodo, Ibadan.
Carried out across the hospital, Makinde famous stated his administration had launched funds for procurement of essential amenities in all of the centres.
Interesting to residents of the state to stay calm, he promised that his authorities was on high of the scenario.
Taiwo Ladipupo, a medical physician and member of the State Covid-19 Taskforce arrange by the state authorities, revealed that the centres had essential amenities for quarantine of suspected circumstances of coronavirus.
In the meantime, former Oyo state commissioner for Finance and Price range Bimbo Adekanmbi, via his basis, stormed Ibadan main markets to sensitize and distribute sanitizers to market women and men within the state capital.
The sensitization and distribution have been accomplished at Bus Cease Gate, Oje Orita Aperin, Amuloko, Bere, Agbeni, Ogunpa, Dugbe, Gbagi and Ojoo
The initiative is likely one of the methods adopted to curb the spread of coronavirus within the state so as to forestall many lives from the lethal virus.
Akeem Ishola, coordinator of the initiative stated the sensitization and distribution of the supplies was a real concern for the well being and complete properly being of the folks.
In accordance to him, Abimbola Adekanmbi is not going to relent in his effort to construct a robust perspective on strengthening preventive measures and enhancing neighborhood and markets surveillance towards all epidemic-susceptible illnesses within the state.
There isn’t a higher time to conduct market sensitization with surveillance than a time like this; our folks want training and prevention towards the spread of coronavirus.
Ishola stated that we should always begin practising other ways of greeting one another that don’t contain handshakes and scale back pointless social and household gatherings.
We also needs to watch out in regards to the data we spread particularly on social media since unverified data can lead to panic which could trigger unwarranted stigmatization towards well being staff, folks of a sure ethnicity or sufferers.
Ogun strikes towards rip-off presents free distribution of sanitisers, others
Going by the perceived rip-off and hoarding of scientific consumables used towards the spread of Coronavirus akin to hand gloves and sanitisers, face masks, amongst others, Ogun state authorities has produced hand sanitizers at no cost and large distribution throughout the state.
Recall that Ogun State Govt Council being chaired by Governor Dapo Abiodun had on Monday rolled out additional directives on containing the spread of COVID-19 which embrace restriction of motion and visits to State Authorities Secretariat, 20% each day attendance of staff of all cadres,20 prospects without delay in banking premises, telecoms and comparable service suppliers’ workplaces, supermarkets and gated markets, amongst others.
The Ogun state authorities directives additionally embrace social spacing in public transports and prohibition of overloading among the many operators of economic cabs, bicycles, buses, and tricycles inside then state, simply as all Authorities workplaces, banks, monetary homes, supermarkets should present hand sanitizers, hand washing tools and wipes on the entrance of their workplaces, ATM factors and others.
However to guard towards synthetic shortage and deliberate rip-off as being skilled by the residents of the state within the palms of producers, distributors and entrepreneurs of scientific consumables, the Ogun state authorities has begun talks with buyers and producers of pharmaceutical and scientific consumables primarily based within the state with a view to producing required scientific and pharmaceutical consumables at extremely backed charges.
This transfer has been kick-began by Ogun State Ministry of Well being and Ogun State Hospitals Administration Board by massively producing and distributing freely the hand sanitizers to residents of the state as a part of measures and preparedness for containment of COVID-19 within the state and the nation at massive.
The Twitter deal with of Ogun State Ministry of Well being and State Hospitals Administration Board @healthogun reads,As a part of the Ogun State Authorities’s measures and preparedness for containment of #COVID-19 the Ministry of Well being and Hospitals Administration Board has produced “Not for Sale” Hand Sanitizers for enormous distribution throughout the state.”