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Let’s brace up, work together to combat Covid-19 – Jonathan

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has called on Nigerians to brace up and work together to combat this scourge Covid-19. He disclosed this on his official social platform on Thursday, he said in 2014, Nigeria combated the dreaded Ebola virus.

According to him, “we combated the dreaded Ebola virus. More than ever before, now is the time for action, solidarity and patriotism. Let’s all brace up and work together to combat this new scourge COVID- 19. He said today the world faces a global crisis that threatens peace, hope, and freedoms, across the globe is the climate of fear, havoc, and consequences of a new enemy, Coronavirus Disease- COVID – 19.

“As a country, ours is a history of many triumphs in times of global and national challenges.In 2014, through solidarity and unity of purpose, we combated the dreaded Ebola virus” he said.

As of today, Nigeria has recorded fifty one (51) confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the states while Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos, Ogun, Ekiti, River State and others imposed partial lockdown, Civil Servants from 1 to 12 were asked to work from home, Schools, Markets, Gathering and Churches are under locked and keyed as measures to stop the spread.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has given the breakdown of cases by States as Lagos State leading with thirty two (32) cases, follow by Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with ten (10) cases, Ogun State with three (3) cases, Ekiti State with one (1) case. Oyo State with (1) case, Edo State with (1) case, Osun State with one (1) case, Bauchi State with one (1) case, and River State with one (1) while two (2) cases have been discharged after recovery, making total of fifty one (51) cases in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government ordered the immediate closure of all land borders with immediate effect while advised all Abuja and Lagos residents to stay at home. The Presidential Task Force for the Control of Covid-19 announced these at a press briefing recently as part of additional measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.


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