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Day: 1 September 2020

Suppress COVID-19 Transmission before Opening Schools, Societies, WHO Urges Countries 

Suppress COVID-19 Transmission before Opening Schools, Societies, WHO Urges Countries 

Coronavirus, NEWS
The World Health Organisation has advised countries to ensure they have control over the virus before opening up the societies, economies and schools. Speaking at the virtual media briefing on the update of COVID-19 in Geneva on Monday, the WHO’s Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said while WHO supports reopening of economies and societies, it must be done safely. “At the same time, no country can just pretend the pandemic is over. The reality is that this coronavirus spreads easily, it can be fatal to people of all ages, and most people remain susceptible. “If countries are serious about opening up, they must be serious about suppressing transmission and saving lives. This may seem like an impossible balance, but it’s not. It can be done, and it has been done. But
Don’t Get Carried Away with Declining COVID-19 Cases, FG Warns

Don’t Get Carried Away with Declining COVID-19 Cases, FG Warns

Coronavirus, NEWS
The Federal Government has warned Nigerians not to get carried away with the recent decline in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, noting that the viral pandemic remains potent very dangerous. Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha said this on Monday during the daily briefing of the PTF in Abuja. “The virus is still potent and very dangerous. This position is informed by the fact that despite our enhanced testing capacity, the number of samples collected for testing has not been very encouraging. “While we intensify our targeted testing synergy and strategy, we will still ask the states to expand the scope of their samples collection,” he said. While warning that the number of confirmed global cases ha