- The attorney general of Nasarawa, Abdulkarim Kana, has contracted coronavirus
- Kana is the minister of justice and a member of the state's task force on COVID-19
- The news was confirmed by the commissioner for information, Yahaya Ahmed, on Thursday, July 9
Nasarawa attorney general and commissioner for justice, Abdulkarim Kana, who happens to be a member of the state's task force on COVID-19, has tested positive for the virus.
The report was confirmed to journalists on Thursday, July 9, by the commissioner for health, Yahaya Ahmed, in Lafia, the state capital, the Nation reports.
Ahmed said: “Yes I’m aware. I can confirm that, however, he is in self-isolation at home and is in a stable and sound condition. We are taking care of him.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that confirmed reports indicate that President Donald Trump of the United States of America (USA) had kick-started moves to withdraw the nation from the World Health Organisation (WHO) amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a state department official whose name was not mentioned, President Trump had forwarded a notice of withdrawal to the United Nations (UN)'s secretary-general, António Guterres, who is the depository for the WHO.
The official revealed that the decision will be implemented from July 2021.
Confirming this, Guterres' spokesman made it known that he has received the notice and "is in the process of verifying with the World Health Organization whether all the conditions for such withdrawal are met."
This move by Trump has understandably brewed a lot of heated reactions from prominent groups and politicians among whom is the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, who has vowed to reverse the decision just a day into office if he was elected.
A US lawmaker who had picked holes in the president's resolve was Senator Robert Menendez, the Democrat on the Senate foreign relations committee.
Menendez believes that calling Trump's plan to withdraw the US from the WHO chaotic at a time when the nation is being battered with coronavirus is an understatement.
He tweeted on Tuesday, July 7: "Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the U.S. from the @WHO in the midst of a pandemic."
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