- Workers under the federal civil service have been directed by the government to undergo COVID-19 tests
- The directive was issued on Friday, July 24, by Evelyn Ngige, the permanent secretary, service welfare officer
- The government said it took the decision to check the spread of COVID-19
Workers under the federal civil service have been directed by the government to undergo COVID-19 tests.
The directive was issued on Friday, July 24, by Evelyn Ngige, the permanent secretary, service welfare officer, the Cable reported.
According to the circular issued by Ngige, civil servants were told that they could go for COVID-19 tests at Thisday Dome, Mohammed Kur Avenue, by Nanet Suites, Central Business District, Abuja from 10am to 4pm daily.
“I am directed to inform you that the Federal Government has provided facilities for the conduct of COVID 19 tests for civil servants at the Thisday Dome, Mohammed Kur Avenue, by Nanet Suites, Central Business District, Abuja (from 10.00 am to 4.00pm daily), as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the disease,” the circular read.
The government said staff who experience COVID-19 related symptoms and those wishing to get tested can take advantage of the opportunity to visit the testing centre.
The circular told permanent secretaries to bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all staff, and ensure that all parastatals and agencies under their supervision are notified.
Meanwhile, the federal government has said that the much talked about Madagascar COVID-19 herb syrup did not show any evidence that it had real curative properties against the coronavirus pandemic.
Premium Times reports that the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, made the disclosure on Thursday, July 23, in Abuja at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Legit.ng gathered that the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) has shared its final report on the evaluation of the COVID organics from Madagascar.
He said the initial report showed that its main ingredient is the same as Artemisia annua.
The minister also said the COVID-19 cases recorded daily over the past weeks now fluctuate within the 500 to 700 bracket, with 543 new cases in the past 24 hours.
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