NGF Chairman Kayode Fayemi
The Nigeria Governor’s Discussion board (NGF) has inaugurated a seven-man committee to handle and curb the unfold of the coronavirus (COVID-19) within the nation.
The committee which is to be led by the governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru El-Rufai is to advise states on the very best preventive measures and actions to be taken on the outbreak.
Chairman of the NGF and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, whereas addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday defined that the choice to arrange the committee grew to become needed after the governors obtained a short on the present standing of COVID -19 within the nation.
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He added that governors additionally agreed to arrange purposeful take a look at and isolation facilities throughout the states to go with what the Federal Authorities is doing.
The Federal Ministry of Well being had on Wednesday confirmed 5 new circumstances of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.
This brings the entire variety of confirmed circumstances to eight.
The Minister of Well being, Osagie Ehanire confirmed the circumstances throughout a press briefing in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He defined that out of the 5 new circumstances, three arrived from the US whereas two got here from the UK.
“We’re nonetheless collating info on the travellers; two out of the three from the US are Nigerian, a mom and a 6-week previous child which makes it the youngest COVID-19 affected person now we have.
“The third is an American nationwide, who crossed the land border to turn out to be the primary COVID-19 case not arriving by air. The 2 circumstances from the UK are Nigerians”.