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Coronavirus: Union Leaders Order Tanker Drivers To Stay At Home From Friday

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Coronavirus: Union Leaders Order Tanker Drivers To Stay At Home From Friday

Tanker drivers have been directed to leave their depots and stay at home because of rising cases of coronavirus in the country.  The instruction came from the national leadership of the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO, which is an umbrella organization for all commercial transport owners in the country.  The directive takes effect from Friday.

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NARTO’s president, Yusuf Othman said on Wednesday the decision is in line with the government’s effort to control the spread of the global pandemic.  He said his organization is concerned about the safety and health of all its employees.

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He said the decision was necessary because the loading depots where the tanker drivers operate always have more than 500 persons at any one time.

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Othman said the order would be lifted once the situation normalizes.

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Breaking: NCDC Confirms 12 New COVID-19 Cases

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Breaking: NCDC Confirms 12 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has on Wednesday announced that 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country.

The health agency said in a tweet “twelve new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Osun, 2 in Edo and 1 in Ekiti State As at 12:30 pm 1st April there are 151 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.”

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This brings to 151 the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country with two deaths and nine have been discharged.

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Coronavirus Cases Rise To 139 In Nigeria

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Breaking: NCDC Confirms 12 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed four new cases of coronavirus in the country, 3 in the FCT and 1 in Lagos.

This brings to 139 the number of confirmed cases in the country.  Two patients have died and nine have been discharged.

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The NCDC said in a Twitter post on Tuesday night “four new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 3 in the FCT and 1 in Lagos,” adding that “As at 08:00 pm 31st March, there are 139 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.”

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Sanwo-Olu Tasks Security Agents To Be Friendly In Enforcing Lockdown Directive

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Sanwo-Olu Tasks Security Agents To Be Friendly In Enforcing Lockdown

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has charged all security operatives to tread with civility as they enforce the total lockdown directive in the state.

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The governor calls for high professionalism on the part of the enforcement team in dealing with erring persons, cautioning that high-handedness may lead to violation of human rights.

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Sanwo-Olu gave the charge during a security council meeting on Monday in a discussion with commanders of all security formations in the state.

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