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Coronavirus: Ighalo Trains Alone Outside Man United Facilities

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Odion Ighalo, Manchester United’s January signing from China, has been training away from the club’s facilities as a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak, British media reported on Thursday.

The 30-year-old Nigerian international striker joined United on loan until the end of the season on January 31 — transfer deadline day — from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

He is due to meet with his United team-mates for the first time this weekend ahead of Monday’s clash with Chelsea as they have been away at a training camp in Spain — Ighalo did not travel because of fears he might have problems re-entering the United Kingdom.

Both The Times and The Daily Mirror reported Ighalo had been told to stay away from the club’s Carrington training centre — where hundreds of staff work — as he went through a 14-day quarantine period.

The former Watford star — who has not played a competitive match since December 6 — has instead been put through his paces by a personal trainer at the GB Taekwondo Headquarters in Manchester, not far from rivals Manchester City’s ground.

The British government called the novel coronavirus a “serious and imminent threat”, and said anyone with the disease can now be forcibly quarantined if they are deemed a threat to public health. There are nine confirmed cases in Britain.

More than 1,350 people have died in China from the virus, and nearly 60,000 others have been infected.

Most cases have involved people who had been in Wuhan, the quarantined central Chinese city where the virus emerged late last year, or people infected by others who had been at the epicentre.

Source: Channels TV

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Video: Archbishop Benson Idahosa’s daughter, Ruth shares her coronavirus story with her brother

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One of the daughters of the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa, Ruth shares her coronavirus recovery story with her brother, Feb. She got infected with the virus in New York, an epicenter of the virus which has claimed over 100,000 lives in the U.S.

According to her,

  • She used lots of natural immune boosters like ginger, garlic.
  • She took the required dosage of vitamin C and zinc plus magnesium.
  • She walked around within her home a lot because if you lie down too often your lungs will be filled with fluids and you could die.
  • She took holy communion personally many times
Ruth shares her covid-19 recovery story with her brother

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COVID-19: 122 Almajiris test positive for Coronavirus in Jigawa – Governor Badaru

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The Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru, on Wednesday, said 122 street children (almajiris) repatriated to Jigawa from other states have tested positive to coronavirus.

Mr Badaru, in a press conference in Dutse, said 1,345 Almajiris were repatriated from Kano, Nasarawa, Gombe, Adamawa, Plateau and Kaduna states.

“They were quarantined at the NYSC orientation camp. All of them were tested for COVID-19. At the end of the quarantine period, 122 of them were COVID-19 positive,” Mr Badaru said.

He said the almajiris represent 51 per cent of the state’s coronavirus cases.

According to The Premium Times, the rest of the almajiris, who tested negative, were discharged after supporting each with clothes and N10,000 welfare allowance, Mr Badaru said.

He said the state has rolled out a strategy to integrate almajiri and Tsangaya education to the mainstream education system.

Also, he added that the Jigawa has strengthened its response to COVID-19 following the establishment of a testing laboratory for diagnosing COVID-19 and other diseases in the state.

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Federal Government To Hand Over Madagascar’s Covid-19 Cure To Health Ministry Today

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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, will Today Wednesday hand over Madagascan native formulation for the treatment of COVID-19 to the Ministry of Health.

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this on Sunday evening during a programme on Channels Television Sunday Politics.

Recall that over a week after receiving the Madagascan formulation for the treatment of COVID-19, the Presidency had yet to send the samples to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control for testing.

There were reports from sources that the drug, which was delivered to President Buhari by his Guinea Bissau counterpart, Umarro Embalo, 10 days ago, had remained in the possession of the SGF.

Ehanire, in confirming the report, said his ministry would take delivery of the drug “on the next working day”.

Since the Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, the next working day is Wednesday.

The minister said, “The Madagascar herb is supposed to be handed over to the Ministry of Health on the next working day.

“That’s when we will pick it up and then send to our research institutes, first of course to NAFDAC and then to the Nigeria Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development to look into it and tell us what it is.”

The SGF had, at the daily COVID-19 briefing last Tuesday said he had received the consignment of Madagascar’s drug and that it would be sent to the ministry of health.

“I am going to engage the minister of health who has the responsibility of validation, through his institutions that are chartered by law to do that. The President was upfront with that even when he took delivery of it from the President of Guinea Bissau,” Mustapha had said.

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