UN, WHO Engage 3,000 Informants On COVID-19 In Kano

United Nations and World Health Organization has engaged three thousand community informants from Primary Healthcare in Kano to provide capacity building and strengthen the coordination of COVID19 in the state, especially in all the Local government Areas.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of Presidential Task Force on COVlD 19, Mr Boss Mustapha stated this on Friday at the National Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja.

He said the response in Kano was yielding expected outcomes and PTF Team was working with the State Taskforce in Kano to expand contact tracing. testing and isolation.

On this year’s Workers Day, Mr Mustapha extended felicitations to all Nigerian workers on the occasion of this year’s Labour Day as the Nation appreciates their tenacity in driving the economy.

Mr Mustapha urged the labour movement to carry out research and develop new strategies for work place operations, and identify innovative ways of ensuring that productivity of the labour force remains a key driver to the nation’s economic growth.

He said this year’s Labour Theme: “Maintaining Safety and Security in the workplace” further emphasizes the importance of ensuring that all Nigerian workers are adequately protected to increase their productivity.

He said PTF would ensure the provision of Personal  Protective equipment (PPEs) and related gears for healthcare workers, security personnel and other essential workers.

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire said Two hundred and four (204) cases were reported in the last 24 hours – Kano (80), Lagos (45), Gombe (12), Sokoto (9), Bauchi (9), Edo (7), Borno (7), Rivers (6), Ogun (6), FCT (4), Akwa Ibom (4).

Others are Bayelsa (4), Kaduna (3), Oyo (2), Delta (2), Nasarawa (2), Ondo (1), Kebbi (1). Dr Ehanire explained that Twelve patients were discharged in the past 24 hours in Lagos (7), Ogun (2), Akwa Ibom (1), Edo (1) and Sokoto (1) bringing the total number of treared and discharged cases to 319.

The Minister of Health said nearly a thousand in Lagos, more than 219 in Kano and sadly lost 51 persons, each painful and difficult to share.

Dr Ehanire said 319 persons have been discharged and activated 18 labs nationwide, to increase testing capacity and improve case management.

The minister called on health workers to continue to follow laid down standard infection prevention and control measures and treat every patient with care for themselves.

Dr Ehanire said a multi-sectoral team of specialists comprising of NCDC, NPHCDA, Department of Hospital Services, Department of Family Health, Infectious disease specialists from Irrua, Media, Special Adviser will be in Kano to support the state in all areas.

Adeniyi Bakare

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