President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Ministries of Power as well as Trade and Investment are scheduled to make presentations on their activities in the past 100 days.
Others expected to make presentation at the meeting include the Ministry of Aviation and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
Those in attendance of the meeting included Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, and cabinet ministers.
Garba Shehu Tests Negative For Coronavirus
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, has disclosed that he tested negative to the deadly Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Presidential aide, who made this known on his verified Twitter account in Abuja on Saturday, however, advised all citizens to stay at home as recommended by relevant authorities to guide against the spread of the virus.
He said: ”My test proved negative for the virus. Notwithstanding, I advise everyone that we continue the isolation and work from home.”
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), through its verified Twitter account, revealed that as at 4. 00 p.m of March 28, Lagos had added seven new cases of the Coronavirus, while Benue recorded its first confirmed case.
According to it, this brings the total confirmed cases in the country to 89, with three treated and discharged, while one death was recorded.
It added that currently, Lagos has 59, Abuja, 14, Ogun, Three, Oyo, three, Edo, two, Bauchi two, while Benue, Ekiti, Osun and Rivers have one case each.
COVID-19: ‘Things Will Get Worse,’ Boris Johnson Warns Britons
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Britons to stay home and outlined stricter measures yet to come in the fight against the coronavirus.
“It’s important for me to level with you – we know things will get worse before they get better,” Johnson wrote in a letter issued by Downing Street.
The missive is to be delivered to 30 million households this week.
“We are making the right preparations, and the more we all follow the rules, the fewer lives will be lost and the sooner life can return to normal,” Johnson asserted.
“At this moment of national emergency, I urge you, please, to stay at home, protect the NHS (National Health Service) and save lives,” he added.
Stay-at-home and strict social distancing rules must be obeyed, warned Johnson, who has himself contracted the coronavirus.
“These rules must be observed. So, if people break the rules, the police will issue fines and disperse gatherings,” he added.
The number of deaths from the coronavirus in Britain has risen to more than 1,000 with over 17,000 infections.
Britain delayed imposing social-distancing measures on its population to stem the spread of coronavirus until last week.
On Friday, both Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced they had tested positive for the virus.
Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, also has the virus.
Johnson, 55, has said he has mild symptoms including a temperature and a persistent cough.
He is self-isolating and working from home. (dpa/NAN)
BREAKING: UCH Chief Medical Doctor Tests Positive For Coronavirus
The Chief Medical doctor, University College Hospital, Ibadan (UCH), Prof Jesse Abiodun Olubanjo Otegbayo, has tested positive for coronavirus.
This was disclosed in a statement personally signed by the CMD.
The Statement reads:
“On Monday 23rd March, we commenced a 12man quarterly board meeting which was meant to last 5 days in the hospital, we observed social distancing and other precautionary measures for covid-19 as much as possible.
“However, on Wednesday morning, one of us presented with what appeared to be symptoms of covid-19, his samples were immediately taken for test and the meeting called off.
“His results returned positive on Friday morning and every participant (including me) immediately went into self-isolation while our samples were also taken for test.
“Unfortunately, my result returned positive on Saturday afternoon and I remain in isolation as I am not symptomatic. All staff who have been in contact with me and other participants during this period have been advised to immediately proceed on self-isolation pending the time they get tested.
“Covid-19 is spreading faster than we think and I enjoin everyone to take precautions. If one person has it, then a gathering of two becomes dangerous. Stay at home, avoid unnecessary outing and stay safe.”
Spokesman of the hospital, Mr Toye Akinrinlola confirmed the authenticity of the statement to Tribune Online.
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