The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has declared that the state has recorded 19 new index cases of COVID-19 within 12 days.
The Governor stated this in his official briefing on the management of COVID-19 in Ondo State on June 8 in Akure the State Capital.
According to him, he said the 19 new index cases recorded in the last 12 days were Community transmission.
Akeredolu said this new record was against the earlier recorded 24 cases announced in his brief on May 27.
“New 19 recorded cases added with the 24 earlier recorded index cases announced on the May 27 will totaled to 43 cases currently recorded as at 8th May,” he said.
“14 persons are currently on admission while the total number of 22 persons discharged and 7 deaths recorded so far in the State.
“Total number of 568 persons has been tested while 113 contacts are currently being tracked.”
Akeredolu who declared that the 43 index cases was picked from the popular Oja Oba market in Ondo state said whoever in any way has been to the market to buy either fairly used goods like shoes, cloths and such other related products should present themselves for test at designated facility in the state in order to curtail the spread.
Lagos State Seals Several Facilities, Event Centers In A Bid To Enforce COVID-19 Protocol
The Lagos State government has sealed several facilities during the weekend in a severe monitoring exercise carried out by the State Safety Commission over the violation of COVID-19 protocols and directives as lay down by the Federal government.
The Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola while speaking said some of the sealed event centers and facility owners has previously sought for the approval of the commission to organized an event but failed to comply with the number of guest approved to attend.
According to Mojola, he said what necessitated the sealing of the Eleven facilities by the commission during the weekend was inability of their owners to keep to the COVID-19 protocols.
He implore the facility owners not only to obtain approval and necessary permit for events and other activities but to adhere strictly to the rules and guidelines of COVID protocols.
Mojola seized the opportunity to appeal to all residents of Lagos State to strictly endeavor to observe the COVID-19 guidelines lay down by the Federal government.
Go For Medical Help Instead Of Spiritual To Heal Cancer – Betty Akeredolu
The Wife of the Ondo State Governor, Betty Akeredolu, has advised Nigerian women to desist from believing in miracle to heal cancer.
Mrs Akeredolu who is the Founder, Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria[BRECAN] gave the advise on Wednesday while addressing the audience at the Inter school Arts Competition in Ibadan.
According to her, she said most women instead of taking a medical approach towards fighting the cancer ailment opts for special miracle for healing.
Akeredolu maintained that several research has made it possible to prevent cervical cancer saying women should present themselves for HPV vaccination to prevent sexually transmitted decease which is the major causes for cervical cancer.
Mrs Akeredolu lamented how most women has lost their lives in the process of finding solution to their cancer problems through miracle.
She condemned the approach of seeking for help by approaching spiritual houses for a fast miracles to heal cancer.
“I have never seen anyone since 24 years of my advocacy on breast cancer who visits miracle centers, other spiritual means and get cured.” she said.
13 Dead, Others Sustain Injuries In Auto Crash Along Bida/Mokua Road
Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of 13 people in a fatal accident that occurred on Bida/Mokua road in Niger state while others sustained several kinds of injuries.
FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Joel Dagwa, while confirming the incident said it happened at the early hour of Tuesday at about 6:30 am in Minna, Niger state.
In a report credited to News Agency Of Nigeria, the accident involved an articulated vehicle with registration number ZUR690XA with a passenger bus.
He said total number of those that suffer different levels of injuries were fourteen.