The Nigerian Government has disclosed that there is going to be an increased screening at ports of entry into Nigeria to stop the spread of the deadly Coronavirus that has killed several lives in China and is now in the United States.
Coronavirus has infected over 500 people and about 17 deaths have been recorded so far. The disease arrived in the US this week and has made several other countries to take measures to prevent its spread in their borders.
The Federal Government took to twitter to make a disclosure that preventive measures are being taken to protect Nigerians. It also advises Nigerians going to and returning from China and other affected parts of the world.
Using its official twitter account;
"PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY TO NIGERIANS ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS The Port Health Services unit of the Federal Ministry of Health @Fmohnigeria in Nigeria has been placed on alert and has heightened screening measures at the points of entry.
"Nigerians are advised to remain calm. Travelers from Nigeria to Wuhan, China, are advised to avoid contact with sick people, animals (alive or dead), and animal markets.
"Travelers from Wuhan to Nigeria, may be asked questions upon arrival by the Port Health Services unit at points of entry about symptoms of illness and travel history, and are advised to report immediately to NCDC, if they feel ill after a trip to Wuhan."
The advisory issued by the Federal Government continues;
Coronavirus In Africa As Egypt Records The First Case
The Health Ministry in Egypt has confirmed the first case of the deadly Coronavirus. The authorities made this disclosure on Friday 14th February in a press release. They said the World Health Organization has been informed and the patient is in isolation for monitoring and treatment.
The patient’s nationality was not given. However, Egypt is the 28th country in the world to record Coronavirus and the first in Africa.
So, over 64,000 cases of the Coronavirus have been diagnosed around the world and 1,363 persons have been confirmed dead since its outbreak in Wuhan, China
Nigerian And Other Foreign Nationals Nabbed In India For Promising To Sell Kidneys To Over 200 People
The police in Bengaluru on Sunday nabbed a gang of six which include two Sudanese nationals and a Nigerian. They were, therefore, arrested for duping over 200 persons promising them to sell or buy kidneys online.
So they claimed to have been authorized by the WHO and had wrongly used the name of a hospital and a reputed medical doctor to deceive people seeking kidney transplants.
Those arrested are; Jatin Kumar, 25, Kami Ranjan, 21, from Bommanahalli, Herendra Tripura, 25, from Tripura, Marwan Faisal, 27, Sudan, Ahmed Ismail, 24, Sudan, Esene Lovely, 29, Nigeria
So, they were arrested by tracing the mobile numbers listed on their website after a doctor in a private hospital; Dr. Shafiq M.M complained.
Also, the police recovered ATM, account details, and SIM cards and cellphones after a search was carried out.
Also, it was also gathered that the names of reputable doctors were mentioned to convince their victims. Further, they collected money ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 pretending to issue insurance and register over 200 people.
However, the Nigerian, Esene Lovely, Ismail, and Marwan have overstayed their visas in India.
Jehovah’s Witness Parents Refuse Blood Transfusion For Their Sick Child (VIDEO)
The release of a video showing a Nigerian father refusing medical assistance for his sick daughter, precious, has brought about many outrageous statements. The father claimed that his church, Jehovah’s Witness is against the transfusion of blood.
Harrison Gwamnishu, the activist who shared the video has met with the girl’s parent in Sapele. Precious, who is suffering from Hydrocephalus might need a blood transfusion if she undergoes surgery.
The father said he agrees to medical help but will never consent to blood transfusion to be done on his 1 year and 7 months old daughter.
”We in Jehovah’s witnesses, we don’t take blood. I would not want to transfuse blood into the child. We will not accept a blood transfusion. If in the course of surgery they would transfuse blood in the child, we would not want that. I don’t want my baby to die but that is our faith” the father said
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