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  • [Gist] FG Extends Curfew As Strange Disease Kills 6 In Nigeria
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    FG Extends Curfew
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    The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew to curtail further spread of COVID-19.

    The National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed, disclosed this at the briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja.

    Mohammed said the curfew would take effect from midnight on Monday.

    He also said with effect from Tuesday, night clubs, gyms and others would remain closed till further notice.

    He said gatherings of religious groups and weddings among others have been reduced to 50 percent attendance while official engagements, meetings and conferences should continue to hold virtually.
    Source – The Nation

    Strange Disease Kills 6 In Kano
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    The Kano state government on Monday confirmed that six persons died of a strange disease in Minjibir Local Government Area of the state.

    Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim-Tsanyawa, who confirmed this said 46 other affected persons had been hospitalized.

    Ibrahim-Tsanyawa said the disease broke out in Gandun Koya village on May 7, and spread to adjourning communities.

    “The cause of the outbreak can be attributed to open defecation and poor sanitation in the communities.

    “The patients presented symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting.

    “Six persons died of the disease, 28 were discharged and 18 others are still on admission,” he said.

    Ibrahim-Tsanyawa said the ministry had begun investigation to unravel the cause of the disease.

    While reiterating the commitment of the state government to awareness creation and preventive tips, Ibrahim-Tsanyawa, urged the people to keep a clean environment and maintain personal hygiene to control the disease.
    Source – The Nation

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