- Three ministers of Guinea-Bissau have tested positive for coronavirus
- What is even more worrisome is the fact that the prime minister of the West African nation, Nuno Gomes Nabiam, has also been infected with the pandemic
- Not only that, but the Ministry of Health has also alerted citizens that the number of Covid-19 cases in the country may rise anytime soon
While governments all over the world have locked horns with coronavirus, the global pandemic is having its toll on Guinea-Bissau, with the latest report that Prime Minister Nuno Nabiam has tested positive for the disease.
Moreover, alongside two ministers in the West African nation, the minister of interior, Botche Cande, have also tested positive for COVID-19.
The disturbing development was disclosed on Wednesday, April 29, by Guinea-Bissau's minister of health, Antonio Deuna, Reuters reports.
Although he did not give details of the health conditions of Nabiam and the ministers, Deuna expressed fears that the cases of coronavirus in the country may rise.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that in its unrelenting efforts to curb the devastating spread of coronavirus, the federal government had decided to disinfect not less than 123 aircraft and about 13 airports throughout Nigeria.
This proposed move by the Nigerian government was revealed on Wednesday, April 29, by the minister of environment, Muhammad Mahmood, in Abuja.
Briefing the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Mahmood stated that the ministry is taking a slow pace in the decontamination exercise because of the sensitive and delicate nation of the aviation industry.
The minister said: “It is a place that when it comes to safety, everything must be followed carefully, and even when we want to do that, we have to follow their lead as to how and where to go while decontaminating the aircraft."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, had disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari would determine when it was appropriate to lift the lockdown which was imposed in Lagos, Ogun state and Abuja to check the spread of COVID-19.
Ehanire told newsmen on Sunday, April 26, that the COVID-19 task force will give Buhari the facts about the pandemic which would enable the president to take a decision on whether to lift the lockdown or not.
“The President will make that announcement in his own time. We will give him the facts, he will consider the facts and make his own announcements using his own wisdom,” the minister said.
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