COVID-19: Zamfara celebrates 14 days without new case

COVID-19: Zamfara celebrates 14 days without new case

- The Zamfara government seems to be making considerate progress to contain the COVID-19

- The government said no single case of the virus has been recorded in the state in the last 14 day

- Authorities in Zamfara promise to continue the battle against the disease

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The Zamfara government seems to be making considerate progress to contain COVID-19 as the state has not recorded any case of the virus for in the last 14 days.

The chairman of the COVID-19 taskforce in the state, Nasiru Magarya, said that the collective efforts of all stakeholders have helped to contain the spread of the virus in Zamfara, Daily Trust reported.

COVID-19: Zamfara celebrates 14 days without new case

Zamfara government said no single case of the virus has been recorded in the state in the last 14 day. Photo credits: Premium Times.
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He, however, said that despite the successes recorded, the state government will not rest until all traces linked to the disease in the state are eliminated.

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He expressed satisfaction with the prompt response of some donor agencies in the state to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, Plateau state has been hit by what appeared to be a mysterious death after about 50 people were said to have died and buried in various cemeteries within three weeks. The incident, which came amid the COVID-19 crisis, has now plunged the authorises of Jos North local government area of the state into palpable fear.

According to a report contained in This Day, deaths brought for burial in some of the cemeteries including the one at the Zaria road have suddenly surged as grave diggers expressed concern.

Shehu Bala Usman, chairman of the local government where the incident occurred, said the community, amid other top measures, has opened death register in all the cemeteries.

He confirmed the mysterious death in the community and stated that corpses can no longer be buried without following the protocol again.

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Usman said the authorities of the local government will compare the figure to the previous one.

Still on health, amid the increase of coronavirus infections, the federal government raised an alarm that Nigerians and state governments were not cooperating on COVID-19 testing with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

According to Vanguard, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday, June 8, decried the refusal of Nigerians to show up for testing.

The task force appealed to the House of Representatives to educate Nigerians on the need to submit themselves for testing.

The task force appealed to the House of Representatives to educate Nigerians on the need to submit themselves for testing.

In another report, the Kaduna government on Tuesday, June 9, lifted the partial lockdown in the state.

This was announced by Governor Nasir El Rufai in a statewide broadcast on the next steps for the COVID-19 containment efforts by his administration.

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Governor El Rufai announced that a significant reopening of the state will begin from Wednesday, June 10.

He said the following measures will be in place until Tuesday, June 30:

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