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Day: June 1, 2020

PCN Takes Steps to Mitigate Harassment of Members by Security Operatives

PCN Takes Steps to Mitigate Harassment of Members by Security Operatives

NEWS
The Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN), has assured licensed pharmacists operating in the country of the council’s determination to bring an end to the harassment of its members on official duties by security operatives across the country. PCN Registrar, Dr Elijah Mohammed said in a statement released today in Abuja that the regulatory body of pharmacists in the country is concerned about the harassment and as a result it has decided to re-produce identification cards of all registered and licensed pharmacists in Nigeria free of charge to mitigate future occurrence. He expressed delight on the professional conduct of its member’s especially in delivering exceptional service as well as in striving to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. ‘’The PCN is particularly delighted a
‘WHO Commends Madagascar’s Fight Against COVID-19’

‘WHO Commends Madagascar’s Fight Against COVID-19’

NEWS
In a phone call, the head of the UN’s World Health Organisation commended Madagascar’s efforts against the coronavirus pandemic, according to the nation’s president. Recently President Andry Rajoelina took to Twitter to say he had a successful talk with Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and that the WHO will sign a confidentiality clause on the formulation of Covid Organics (CVO) – a herbal beverage Rajoelina has claimed could prevent or cure the virus – and will support clinical observations in Africa. His comments came a few days after WHO’s Africa head said they are in touch with Madagascar over CVO. ''We have offered to support the design of a study to look into this product,'' Matshidiso Moeti said. The Indian Ocean nation has as at the time of writing, confirmed 371 COVID-19 cases, with
States to Play Major Roles in Phase 2 of Easing Lockdown-FG

States to Play Major Roles in Phase 2 of Easing Lockdown-FG

Coronavirus, NEWS
In what appears to be a major focus of containment of COVID-19 in the second phase of easing lockdown expected to be announced today, the Federal Government has indicated that it is desirous to hand over the battle to states and communities. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, said on Sunday that the Federal Government will henceforth only provide supervision and coordination. Mustapha, who is also the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), spoke at the State House Abuja after members of the PTF briefed President Muhammadu Buhari and discussed their recommendations on the next phase of the battle. With him at the briefing were Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire; National Coordinator of the PTF Dr. Sani Aliyu; Director-...