- The Nigerian Senate has asked President Buhari to address the country on the measures taken to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country
The lawmakers also asked the federal government to take practical steps to stop any outbreak of coronavirus in the country
- The lawmakers made the request shortly after 5 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Nigeria
The Nigerian Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to address the country on the measures taken to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The lawmakers made the request on Wednesday, March 18, after deliberating after debating a matter of urgent public importance at Wednesday’s plenary session.
The request by the Senate came shortly after news emerged that five new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) had been confirmed in Nigeria by the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire.
The confirmation of the news cases brings the number of the victims to eight as the deadly virus continues to spread beyond borders.
Earlier, the third case of coronavirus confirmed by the commissioner of health in Lagos state, Professor Akin Abayomi via his official Twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, on Tuesday, March 17.
According to the health commissioner, the patient is a 30-year-old Nigerian woman who returned from the United Kingdom to Lagos on Friday, March 13.
She reportedly observed self-isolation upon her return, developed symptoms and has been tested positive.
Abayomi said the patient is now in isolation and receiving care at Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.
The commissioner noted that tracing of all passengers and all those who may have come in contact with the latest case has commenced.
Meanwhile, the APC says it will meet the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, over the situation of coronavirus in Nigeria after another case was recorded on Tuesday, March 17, bringing the official number of victims.
The ruling party made this known through its embattled national chairman Adams Oshiomhole while addressing the press after leading his first executive council meeting since his position was put under threats through suspension.
Addressing journalist at the APC headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, Oshiomhole said the government elected on the platforms of the party is not only accountable to Nigerians alone but also the party.
He stressed that the health minister since he was appointed by the APC government, must be able to brief the party as to why the borders are not closed against flights coming from coronavirus-threatened countries.
Meanwhile, a letter written to the governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, by a yet-to-be-identified lady, has since gone viral on the internet.
In the letter, the lady is accusing Enugu State University Teaching Hospital of negligence which led to the death of her mother. In the letter, she stated that her mother had returned from the
The United Kingdom and due to the fact she possessed symptoms of coronavirus, she was taken to the hospital where she was immediately put in isolation while tests were carried out.
The aggrieved daughter stated that her mother was treated poorly at the isolation center which she described as an abandoned section of the hospital. According to her, even though the test turned out negative, her mother who was 70 died.
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