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Rivers, Kogi Close All Entry Points Over Coronavirus

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Nigeria Records Another Coronavirus Death

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike  has announced the indefinite closure of Rivers State borders to incoming and outgoing movement from the state from today, Thursday.  The governor says this is to guard against coronavirus.

Wike said he had to take action after an infected persons was stopped from boarding an Abuja flight that was heading to Port Harcourt on Tuesday. He said it was a tip-off of security agents that prevented the passenger from getting to rivers state to infect others there.

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Also, governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State ordered the closure of all land and water entry points into the state. Bello said this is part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.

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He introduced other measures as well, including requirement for health checks for commercial passengers entering or leaving the state, an order that taxis could now only carry three passengers at a time and must provide hand sanitizers for use by passengers.

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Buses can only carry ten passengers per trip, and all transport companies and operators must now keep a travel manifest for both legs of every trip.

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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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