- President Buhari has approved the use of aircraft for emergency operations over coronavirus scare
- The request was made by NCDC over the spread of the pandemic in the country
- Buhari, however, promised that his government would not rest on its oars until the disease is totally contained
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the request by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for an aircraft from the presidential air fleet for emergency situations.
Legit.ng reports that a senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said that Buhari also authorised the evacuation of three critical members of the NCDC team who were stuck in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo where they went for a training organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
He said the measures were in addition to the ones approved and announced by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) including the closure of land borders to human traffic for four weeks, the conversion of all Hajj transit camps to be utilized as COVID-19 isolation centers, the directive that all non-essential government employees should work from home and for a daily briefing of the nation through the PTF.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Kaduna state government imposed a curfew in the state, following the noncompliance to certain measures that were earlier put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.
It was reported that the deputy governor, Hadiza Balarabe, who made this known on Thursday, March 26, in the second state broadcast in two days, said that the decision was in line with the 1999 constitution.
In another report, following the confirmation of cases of the pandemic coronavirus in Lagos, the state government converted stadium to isolation centre in readiness for the expected spike in COVID-19 cases.
Also, a lady identified as Precious Williams shared a heart-wrenching experience about how she is struggling to cope after testing positive for coronavirus.
Precious disclosed in a message on social media that she tested positive for the COVID-19 and she asked her friends to remember her in their prayers for a speedy recovery.
After being in the hospital for a week, she described COVID-19 as a "monster."
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