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Are @jidesanwoolu directives being enforced by @followlasg? How effective is public adherence to #COVID19 regulations and is @NCDCgov effectively building itself as a credible govt agency ?

Are govt MDA at the Fed, State & LG levels observing these protocols.

Stopped at Domino's pizza #ikorodu to get pizza for my in-laws. Made use of the app so I only had to pick up. Got in to pick up and there was a crowd at there and at #Coldstone.

If the govt believes that #COVID19 is serious then why is it slack with enforcing it's protocol.
On my way to Ikorodu almost all the BRT's had 3 - 10% of commuters using their nose mask. In smaller buses almost no one wore nose mask. No @PoliceNG or @followlastma officer wore a nose mask.

I think private establishments enforce some of these regulation better than the govt
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As we look forward to a healthier, brighter 2021, we are excited to share key information about the #COVID19Nigeria vaccine.
Come with us.
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus, known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, dry cough, and difficulty in breathing. Some patients may have body aches and pains, loss of smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea.
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Goodday everyone.

Here are excerpts from the just concluded Virtual Conference on Nutrition which held on the 18th of August 2020.

#ISMPH #FundNutritionNG Image
Our ultimate goal is to work together with all stakeholders to improve funding for nutrition in Nigeria for the wellbeing of all- Dr Hajo Sani, Senior SA to the President on Women Affairs and Administration, Office of the First Lady at the #FundNutritionNG conference Image
Financing nutrition in Nigeria has been bedevilled with many challenges which have to be dealt with through innovative financing- Beatrice Eluaka, Executive Secretary, @CS_SUNN at the #FundNutritionNG conference Image
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Today, our founder, Dr. @aishambuhari hosts the #FundNutritionNG virtual conference.

Theme: Harnessing Innovative Financing for Nutrition in Nigeria - Unravelling the Bottlenecks

It's time to change the nutrition narrative in Nigeria!

Watch live:… Image
Our ultimate goal is to work together with all stakeholders to improve funding for nutrition in Nigeria for the wellbeing of all- Dr Hajo Sani, Senior SA to the President on Women Affairs and Administration, Office of the First Lady at the #FundNutritionNG conference Image
Financing nutrition in Nigeria has been bedevilled with many challenges which have to be dealt with through innovative financing- Beatrice Eluaka, Executive Secretary, @CS_SUNN at the #FundNutritionNG conference Image
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PTF briefing highlights for Thursday, August 6, 2020

1. President Buhari approves the retention of current phase of National response to Covid-19 for another 4 WEEKS with modifications.

2. Nationwide curfew of 10pm - 4am remains.

3. Restrictions on mass gathering remains.

4. Tertiary & secondary schools remains closed EXCEPT for exit classes (SS3, JS3) that are allowed to write their exams.

5. Aviation to commence modalities for resumption of international flights.

6. Interstate travels continues outside the curfew hours.
7. Full working hours from Monday to Friday for civil servants from grade 12 and above.

8. NYSC to commence modalities to reopen camps but not within the current phase of lockdown.

9. Restriction on religious gathering remains.

10. Bars, cinemas, night clubs remains closed.
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Having been allowed to carry out one very successful evacuation of Nigerians from London at very low fares, @flyairpeace in coordination with the @NigeriaGov and full knowledge of the UK authorities scheduled two additional flights.
All the arrangements were made including payments, only for the UK authorities to withdraw landing rights close to departure despite strong representations by the Nigerian Government including pointing out the hardship that would be caused to hundreds of Nigerian evacuees.
Air Peace could have just refunded the passengers but exceptionally, patriotically and altruistically agreed to find an alternative carrier acceptable to the UK authorities to carry out the evacuation a day later than scheduled but for much higher fares.
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By the sure-mercies of Jehovah God, I beat #coronavirus💃
I can still recall the tremor that engulfed me 2 weeks ago when I got the call. Or how I sat on a spot for hours trying to make sense of it all.
Thankfully, I had gone through the symptomatic phase which was very short
and mild before my result came out, so I was asymptomatic throughout my isolation period...Halleluyah!
Facts on COVID-19 from my experience.
1. It is real. People are getting infected on a daily and the numbers published don't capture the true reality.
It saddens me that a lot of people still don't believe it🤦‍♀️.
2. A good number of people who get infected remain asymptomatic hence won't even go for the test. That means, consider everyone a suspect and observe the recommended safety protocols. Let me dwell on this a bit;
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Present figures:
Number of affected persons: 28,167
Discharged 11,462 (40.69%)
Deaths: 634 (2.25%)

Number of affected cases is determined by the prevalence of infection in the community and the number of tests carried out.
If the prevalence remains constant but number of tests carried out in the community increases then figures of affected persons definitely will increase...
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It might sound tiring but it needs to to repeated that Nigeria is yet to #FlattenTheCurve. Our 7-day average approach shows Nigeria has moved from 206 cases in May 4 to 526 cases as at June 14.

#COVID19Nigeria #COVID__19 Image
Lagos went through a slump in weekly averages but the numbers are looking up again. This is the same situation for FCT. It nearly #FlattenTheCurve but numbers are rising. ImageImage
It's important to pay attention to Rivers State. It's one of the states with increasing number of cases. #FlattenTheCurve
#WashYourHands Image
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You don’t want to know the kind of losses event planners & event engineers are making now. Everyone within the value chain of any event that has to do with gathering may not have a job in years to come. This is an industry that’s been thriving daily for years. Think about it. ⛱
Think about sound engineers and those that rent out musical instruments for shows. All their investments and interest on loans for equipment they have procured and we’re paying for in installments. It is those directly affected that will understand for the now. 😞 #Covid19Nigeria
The last time some people got patronage was January and this is May almost running time an end. Our Bills don’t care about the pandemic. They will show up and tug at us regardless. Many businesses have died, some are dying and others are bracing themselves for impact.
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We have developed a document to address Frequently Asked Questions about testing for #COVID19

Please follow this thread:


What is the method of testing for #COVID19Nigeria?

RT-PCR is the only approved method for #COVID19Nigeria. This is done in a molecular laboratory

Why is a molecular test used to diagnose #COVID19?

A molecular test (PCR) is currently the most reliable method that can tell us whether the virus is present in the body
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ICPC draws up Guidelines for PTF Management of COVID-19 Relief Funds

Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, has drawn up corruption prevention guidelines for the management of relief funds by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. Image
The guidelines are in furtherance of the objective for which the Commission recently set up a monitoring team to collaborate with the PTF in ensuring the transparent utilization of funds, donations & other receipts mobilized towards combating the outbreak of Covid-19 in Nigeria.
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SERAP has sent an urgent appeal to President @MBuhari urging him to urgently instruct the AGF & Minister of Justice Mr Abukabar Malami, SAN to work with appropriate ministries & agencies to identify, publish & use confiscated stolen assets as isolation centres.
Using confiscated assets as isolation centres would provide safe and enabling environments for the treatment and care of people, improve the authorities’ ability to respond to COVID-19, reduce the risks to Nigerians and to public health.
The Minister of Health, @DrEOEhanire had last week reportedly begged Nigerians to donate & temporarily make their buildings available as isolation centres. According to him, more buildings would be needed, as @NCDCgov aims to test two million people in the next three months
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Patriotic Nigerians,

I will start by applauding you all for the patriotism that you have shown in our collective drive for a better Nigeria. I know sooner or later we will have the Nigeria of our DREAM with less BIGOTRY, NEPOTISM, CORRUPTION and CRISIS. It is MAY DAY!
The situation might be different this year as a result of the pandemic that we face in the world but it will not barricade my appreciation to all WORKERS regardless of your discipline and level. For your patriotic services and undying commitments in building our dear Nation.
No doubt we are not there yet, we are not where we want to be as a Nation but the efforts of our founding fathers and the contributions of everyone keeps moving us close to a GREATER Nigeria. The situation is visibly harsh and frustrating but we must always give our BEST.
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Heavy vaginal bleeding is messy & tiresome.

Heavy vaginal bleeding can lead to heart problems.

Heavy vaginal bleeding can be a warning.

You have to be sure bleeding is truly heavy?How?
@ayodelerenner @aproko_doctor @healthertainer @DrZobo
Heavy menstrual flow is called MENORRHAGIA

Normal flow is 20 to 80mls, lasting for 3 to 7days 

Flow more than 80 ml or period in excess of 7 days is considered abnormal & heavy. 

@aproko_doctor @DrZobo
@ayodelerenner @healthertainer .
Each regular pad or tampon soaks about 5ml of blood(1tspn) 

So if your period is 80mls, then you will be using an average of 16 pads or so during your period. 

If you are using more than 16, each pad fully soaked, your flow is heavy

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@iNabmahmoud Coronavirus may kill Thousands in Nigeria

When I was writing my PhD thesis on Geographical Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Kano State, I adapted two models with some sorts of modification, that is, the Risk Cells and Health Field Models. Behold!

@iNabmahmoud Age of Coronavirus Deaths as provided by New York City Health as of April 14:

[Underlying illnesses include Diabetes, Lung Disease, Cancer, Immunodeficiency, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Asthma, Kidney Disease, and gastrointestinal/Liver Disease]
@iNabmahmoud Using the same models on #Covid19 in Nigeria, I personally made the following conclusions:

1. As the NCDC is busy testing only THREE categories of people in the country, that is:

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The pictures of a homeless old man (Mallam Abubakar Bauchi) on Naibawa flyover bridge Kano.

Which went viral donations have been made through some well meaning Nigerians with one of them pledging to rent him an apartment for the man. ImageImage
We have reached out to him and gave him cash donation and would equally send him food stuffs during the week.

I & @ahmad_jagz have also decided to flag off the #RamadanSupport30 project which would aim at supporting 30 less priviledge people especially those that have been... ImageImage
..affected due to the lockdown.

May Almighty Allaah reward those that prayed & supported

@MMBagana @Maryampema @__Msmaryam @Mamah_garko & Others.

#COVID19Nigeria #Kanolockdown #RamadanSupport30.
Photo credit : @ahmad_jagz ImageImage
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About midday today, the @PoliceNG in Akwa Ibom prevented the NMA State Officers Committee led by the State Chairman, Dr. Nsikak Nyoyoko, from proceeding to the UUTH to distribute PPEs to its members based on "orders from above". This is unacceptable. @PoliceNG_CRU #COVID19Nigeria
Health workers in Akwa Ibom are facing hostility from the government and the Police over the response to COVID-19 pandemic. The NMA earlier demanded the sack of the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ukpong; who publicly disclaimed the first six positive cases announced by @NCDCgov.
A senior doctor in Akwa Ibom, Dr. Dominic, died last week at the Ibom Specialist Hospital due to what is widely believed to be COVID-19 complications. The @NCDCgov and the state government are yet to announce the result of the autopsy (or postmortem) carried out on the deceased.
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NCDC has issued an advisory guiding Nigerians on the use of face masks

Recognising the need for guidance on #COVID19 prevention, we remain committed to keeping citizens informed on verified ways to stay safe

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NCDC recommends that masks are worn:

1. As an optional added layer of physical distancing while in crowded settings eg. markets

2. By the elderly with preexisting medical conditions eg. diabetes

3. In combination with social distancing, hand washing & cleaning surfaces
It is critical to ensure proper handling of masks. Improper disposal & frequent touching can increase risk of infection with the #COVID19 virus.

Please note, medical masks are best reserved for patients & healthcare workers who need them most.

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Last week, I was very engaged with enhancing our efforts in the fight against #COVID19 in #Nigeria. @FMoHNigeria started with the daily situation room on Mon. 6th, and inaugurated the accreditation team to accredit additional #COVID19 isolation and treatment facilities
Tue. 7th was #WorldHealthDay and @NigeriaGov is fighting to secure national health and security. I visited @FollowLaSG, with #PTFCOVID19, to inspect response preparedness. @JideSanwoOlu is an exemplary incident commander and @LSMoH has met the #COVID19 response commendably
On Wed. 8th, on behalf of @NigeriaGov, I received generous donations from @OfficialMESL: medical equipment, PPE, generator and accommodation for #healthworkers in UATH and Minna Isolation Centre @NigerStateNG...
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Lots of Nigerians, even the supposed educated ones still believe #COVID19Nigeria is a hoax. Some even say the Governors claiming to have tested + are doing so to attract the fund. The ignorant ones say the virus is a big man disease.
Some state Governors think it is safe to briefly relax the stay at home order in order to celebrate Easter and for Jumat prayers
The government on its part has failed in the area of providing succour to the most vulnerable in the society because of lack of adequate and genuine data
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@nassnigeria @NGRSenate @NGRPresident @MBuhari @NCDCgov @Fmohnigeria @DrEOEhanire @ProfOsinbajo I know u will convincingly convince us that you are not aware of the 5000 naira hazard allowance health workers are receiving. Let me now bring it to your notice that these people
Risk their lives by exposing themselves to hazards you can not imagine on daily basis, some contract dangerous diseases and some even die as a result of the hazard they are exposed to. It is pertinent at this point to review the hazard allowance for health workers in Nigeria
Let FGN especially @nassnigeria as a matter of urgency proposed and make a law that will review the hazard allowance for health workers in Nigeria. The global battle against this pandemic rest on the shoulders of health workers, motivate them & give them all needed to work well.
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No mention of #NurseJustina the Nurse that paid ultimate sacrifice to save Nigerians from death of Ebola virus.Yet Nurses are still at the forefront fighting #COVID19Nigeria.Nurses deserve better treatment and placement.
#WorldHealthDay @NCDCgov @Nursinggroupadm @Nursingworld_Ng
Effective and efficient healthcare system cannot be achieved until @NigeriaGov recognises the impact Nurses are making in our country. @nannm_nigeria
As @WHO celebrates Nurses and midwives worldwide #WorldHealthDay. @NigeriaGov should use this medium to empower Nurses and midwives in the country. @RoaringNurse
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