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Day: 15 January 2021

Ignore fake lockdown alert, PTF tells Nigerians

Ignore fake lockdown alert, PTF tells Nigerians

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  The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has urged Nigerians to disregard a fake fresh lockdown alert in circulation on social media. PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, made this known in a short video statement released on Thursday. There have been concerns regarding a fresh lockdown as the country battles the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.   But Aliyu said the government was aware of the economic implication of a fresh lockdown and, therefore, urged Nigerians to adhere to all guidelines to curb the spread of the disease. He said, “We are aware of a fake message on WhatsApp that we’ve declared a lockdown in the country. This is absolutely not true. I call on the Nigerian public to please ignore this message and continue with normal activiti
Lagos medical college shut as students, officials contract COVID-19

Lagos medical college shut as students, officials contract COVID-19

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  Three students of the Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, have tested positive for COVID-19, compelling the closure of all hostels in the college. The Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Lagos State University, Mr Ademola Adekoya, disclosed in a statement on Thursday in Lagos., Adekoya disclosed that roommates and associates of the three students would be tested for the virus. “The college has already isolated the three students and commenced contact tracing. “The hostel facilities were immediately closed for decontamination. “All students of the college have been advised to proceed home to self-isolate for the next 14 days from where their health status will be monitored by the college through phone calls,” Adekoya s