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COVID – 19 : Wike Reopens Markets In Rivers State

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has announced the re-opening of all markets in the State with effect from today, from 7a.m and close at 6p.m daily.
Governor Wike announced this yesterday, in a state-wide broadcast, saying that Rumukwurushe (Oil Mill) and Oginiba Slaughter Markets still remain closed.
He stated that as the markets resume business, they must operate in strict compliance with the established protocols on wearing of face masks, washing of hands and maintaining social distancing.
The governor said government lifted the ban placed on markets to increase the tempo of economic activities in the State.
He said: “Market managers must provide for hand washing and use of sanitizers for everyone at the entrance of every market, ensure wearing of face mask and maintaining social distancing.
“Any market that opens to the public and fails to comply strictly with these protocols shall be closed down. The market managers shall be prosecuted while the contravening shops shall be forfeited to the State Government without notice.
“Similarly, churches can now hold services with 50 percent of their hall capacity provided the leadership can enforce wearing of face masks and washing of hands at the entrance by worshippers.
“The ban on outdoor sports activities at the Port Harcourt Club, Golf Club and the Port Harcourt Polo Club is also lifted.
“Members of these clubs must also comply with the established COVID-19 protocols or risk another closure.
“In addition, all night clubs, cinemas, bars and in-service restaurants remain banned until further notice. The established restrictions on public burials and weddings are also still in force.
“All local government chairmen are hereby directed to ensure strict compliance with the protocols in their respective Local Government Areas”, he announced.
Governor Wike also called on security agencies to support the State Government to fight against the spread of COVID-19 by enforcing the wearing of face mask in public places and maintenance of physical distancing throughout the state.
He disclosed: “Government has increased the State’s capacity for surveillance, contact tracing, testing and treatment of positive cases in line with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), oil and gas companies that provided PCR laboratories.
“We are also considering the request for approval and certification by some private laboratories to provide sample collection and testing services,” he said.
Governor Wike stated that with the available data on COVID-19 cases, the measures put in place by the State Government were impacting positively on the efforts to control the spread of the virus.
He stated that even though the State presently stands as the fifth most impacted State in the country, there has been a steady drop on the number of new positive cases within the last seven weeks.
According to the governor, the State can move to a higher level of increased spread if residents do not change their deviant behaviours.
“The deviant behaviour of residents and visitors to the State to comply with the basic COVID-19 rules inspite of repeated appeals from me, NCDC and other well-meaning persons is quite unfortunate.
“We, therefore, appeal to all residents to exercise due sense of responsibility by complying with the established protocols on wearing of face mask, use of hand sanitizers and maintaining social distancing,” he said.
Governor Wike commended the medical personnel and volunteers who have continued to render selfless services to check the spread of the virus.
He also thanked individual and corporate donors who have supported the state and said their names would be published soon.
On the dissolution of the Taskforce on Illegal Motor Parks and Street Trading, the Governor said the decision was taken because the members took the laws into their hands.
While urging motorists and traders not to go back to their old ways, the Governor announced that a disciplined Taskforce would soon be reconstituted.

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221 New COVID-19 Cases, 213 Discharged And 1 Death On September 18

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221 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
Lagos-59
Abia-46
FCT-22
Gombe-20
Plateau-17
Rivers-11
Bauchi-7
Benue-6
Ekiti-6
Imo-6
Kaduna-4
Kwara-4
Ondo-4
Ogun-3
Osun-3
Bayelsa-1
Edo-1
Kano-1

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On the 18th of September 2020, 221 new confirmed cases and 1 death were recorded in Nigeria
Till date, 56956 cases have been confirmed, 48305 cases have been discharged and 1094 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
The 221 new cases are reported from 18 states- Lagos (59), Abia (46), FCT (22), Gombe (20), Plateau (17), Rivers (11), Bauchi (7), Benue (6), Ekiti (6), Imo (6), Kaduna (4), Kwara (4), Ondo (4), Ogun (3), Osun (3), Bayelsa (1), Edo (1), Kano (1)

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131 New COVID-19 Cases , 220 Discharged And 2 Deaths On September 17

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131 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
Lagos-45
Kaduna-17
Plateau-17
FCT-16
Delta-6
Niger-6
Kwara-5
Oyo-3
Akwa Ibom-2
Cross River-2
Ekiti-2
Enugu-2
Osun-2
Sokoto-2
Bauchi-1
Ebonyi-1
Katsina-1
Rivers-1
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On the 17th of September 2020, 131 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
Till date, 56735 cases have been confirmed, 48092 cases have been discharged and 1093 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
The 131 new cases are reported from 18 states- Lagos (45), Kaduna (17), Plateau (17), FCT (16), Delta (6), Niger (6), Kwara (5), Oyo (3), Akwa Ibom (2), Cross River (2), Ekiti (2), Enugu (2), Osun (2), Sokoto (2), Bauchi (1), Ebonyi (1), Katsina (1), Rivers (1)
A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities

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BUA Donates Additional ₦350 Million To CACOVID

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images 2020 09 17T191530.802 BUA Donates Additional ₦350 Million To CACOVID

BUA Group has donated an additional sum of 350million Naira to CACOVID (the CBN-led Private Sector
Coalition on Covid-19) bringing to 1.35billion Naira, its total donation to CACOVID.
In another development, BUA also announced the donation of 100million Naira to the Kebbi State Government to
support victims of the recent flooding in the State.
Speaking on the donations, the Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, said BUA remains
committed to its sustainable development obligations as a responsible corporate citizen and will keep
supporting various social and humanitarian interventions wherever it can.
Rabiu also specifically commended the efforts of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin
Emefiele in coordinating the CACOVID intervention efforts in a transparent and accountable manner. “I
must also commend the efforts of Governor Godwin Emefiele who has brought his astute leadership to
bear in the running of CACOVID with Aliko Dangote and other members of the CACOVID steering
committee – of which BUA is a pioneer member.”
“We intend to keep monitoring the situation in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders and are
ready to contribute even more, where necessary.”, Abdul Samad Rabiu added.
On the donation of 100million to Kebbi state, Abdul Samad Rabiu commiserated with the Governor and
Kebbi State Government, communities, and individuals affected by the floods. He also enjoined all
stakeholders to support recovery efforts.

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