Also, at a press briefing in Abeokuta to commemorate the 2020 World Environment Day, tagged, ‘Biodiversity’, Ogun State Environment Commissioner, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, said upsetting the delicate balance of nature had created ideal conditions for pathogens including coronavirus to spread.
328 new cases push total to 11,844
On Friday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said 328 new cases were reported, pushing the total cases 11,844.
There were 10 new deaths, pushing the total deaths to 333.
Also, 161 persons were discharged from different isolation centres, pushing the total number of persons discharged to 3,696.
Two months old, mother test positive in Delta
In Delta State, a mother and her two months old baby have tested positive for COVID-19.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, who disclosed this on Friday, noted that both the baby and mother were responding to treatment at the isolation centre.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, lamented the rising cases in the state due to the violation of guidelines.
Untreated patients can infect 30 people daily –Oyo deputy gov
The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Rauf Olaniyan, has said an untreated COVID-19 case could end up infecting between 20 and 30 persons daily.
Speaking on Friday in Ibadan while taking delivery of hospital equipment donated to the state by the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19, Olaniyan said the state would intensify its fight against the virus.
The Deputy Chairman, state COVID-19 task force, Prof. Temitope Alonge, said the Saki isolation centre would serve as an isolation, observatory and treatment centre, adding that it would also be an observatory because it is a border town with other West African States, particularly Benin Republic and Burkina Faso.”
The Coordinator, CACOVID, Oyo and Osun states, Dr Timothy Arowoogun, said the fight against the pandemic had become a collective responsibility and not for the government alone.”
LASG to divert traffic on Ikorodu road over construction
Lagos State Government says it has unveiled a plan to ease the perennial gridlock experienced by commuters on Ikorodu Road.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye, stated on Friday that the government would soon announce travel advisory for motorists plying the road to ensure a reconstruction of Mile 12 to Ketu section of the highway.
She further explained that the diversion became necessary as part of efforts to tackle the constant gridlock which had caused public outcry by the road users in recent times.
Adeyoye disclosed this during a stakeholder’s meeting with market leaders, branch chairmen of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, contractor of the project, among others