- The secretariat of Abuja Municipal Area Council has been shut following the confirmation of a Covid-19 case
- One of the senior executive members of the council reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday
- Contacts of the Covid-19 case have also been asked to go on self-isolation for 14 days
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The ravaging novel coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has spread to the secretariat of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) as one of its senior executive members tested positive.
The development has led to the shutting down of the secretariat while people who had contacts with her have been asked to proceed on self-isolation for 14 days, Daily Trust reports.
The newspaper stated that the affected official had earlier reported herself to a hospital, where her samples were taken after noticing some Covid-19 symptoms.
The result came out positive on Tuesday, July 7, making the chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu Candido, to give the shutdown directive.
Patience Olaloye who the head of information department of the council has reportedly confirmed the report but explained that the secretariat was only partially shut.
Meanwhile, Nigeria's Covid-19 cases are now over 30,000 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 460 new infections on Wednesday night, July 8.
The new infections were confirmed in 21 states, with Lagos topping the chart again with 150 cases while Rivers occupied the second spot with 49 cases.
With the new infections, Nigeria now has 30,249 confirmed cases, 12,373 discharged and 684 deaths.
A review of the NCDC data indicates that 265 people have recovered in the last 24 hours while 15 people have died with the same period.
Legit.ng earlier reported that secondary schools under the control of the federal government will not be reopening for the forthcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations, according to the minister of education, Adamu Adamu.
Top presidential aide Tolu Ogunlesi made this known via a thread of tweets on his Twitter handle on Wednesday evening, July 8.
The minister also called on the management of WAEC to suspend the exams just as he urged state governments to toe the federal government's line.
It is not yet known if WAEC will suspend the exams as the minister advised or whether state governments will follow the advice of the federal government.
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