COVID-19: Three commissioners test positive in Niger state

COVID-19: Three commissioners test positive in Niger state

- There are fears that there is a resurgence of COVID-19 in Niger state

- This is due to a report that three members of the state executive council have tested positive for the virus

- The development is said to have has created fear in other members of the state executive council and staff of the ministries concerned

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A report by ThisDay indicates that three commissioners in Niger state have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the report, the discovery was made last week when the affected commissioners showed symptoms of the disease.

The three commissioners have already gone into isolation while a directive has been issued to other members of the state executive council to present themselves for tests.

COVID-19: Three commissioners test positive in Niger state
Three of Governor Bello's commissioners test positive in Niger state. Photo credit: @abusbello
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A source quoted in the report said:

“All those that attended the last state executive council meeting, including the supporting staff are to be tested.”

When contacted, the chairman of the state task force on COVID-19, said all the commissioners have been directed to subject themselves to test.

Matane, who is also the secretary to the state government, said so far, four of the commissioners that had been tested returned negative results.

Meanwhile, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said God saved Nigerians from being consumed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The popular cleric made the assertion during a sermon on Sunday, November 1 in the church service titled ‘Better days ahead.’

Pastor Adeboye submitted that when COVID-19 impact in Nigeria is compared to that of developed countries, it is clear that God has been faithful to Nigeria.

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In a related development, the United Kingdom has gone into a second lockdown as announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The lockdown would come into effect on Thursday, November 5 with strict rules restricting people's movements and activities.

Schools, colleges, and universities will remain open but pubs, restaurants, gyms, and shops that are not deemed to be essential will shut down.

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