Coronavirus: Adeboye commisions RCCG isolation facility

The General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye, as part of his contribution to curtailing the spread of coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, has on Sunday commissioned an isolation facility at the Redemption Camp.

This was disclosed by his wife, Foluke on Twitter.

She said, it’s the contribution of their own quota to support the Nigeria government in the battle to curtail the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the country.

“So as to contribute our own quota and not leave everything to the government, the glory of God we commissioned the RCCG Centre for Disease Control and Prevention at the Camp.

“It is my prayer that all patients that would use the facility will be cured in the name of Jesus.”

The number of confirmed cases by NCDC in Nigeria, as at Saturday, 4th April is 214.

MichikaTV also report:

Governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum appoints deputy Governor to head Borno’s response team to prevent Coronavirus

– Asks team to tighten IDP camps

High-powered response team for prevention and control of coronavirus
under the state deputy governor, Umar Kadafur, as chairman and the state commissioner of health as secretary was inaugurated.

The inauguration took place at Musa Usman Secretariat in Maiduguri on
Friday afternoon after Governor Zulum received a technical response
plan adopted by a multi-stakeholder group made up of UN agencies,
federal establishments and affected ministries which met with the Chief
of Staff, Dr. Babagana Wakil, on Thursday during which they came up with a response plan after a critical review of the state.

The response team which is to fully implement the response plan has
the chief of staff as vice chairman with members that include senior
officials of the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP,
UN-OCHA, IOM, ICRC, international Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs)
involved in humanitarian interventions, heads of Maiduguri
International Airport, Nigerian Immigration Service, Borno State
Emergency Management Agency and commissioners of education, higher
education, information, transport, finance, religious affairs, and local
government and emirate affairs. The team also has two special advisers
on sustainable development, partnerships, and humanitarian affairs and
that of public relations and strategy.

Governor Zulum thanked members of the team for the work they have
already started but tasked them to ensure that every firm measures were
deployed to tighten access to IDP camps where one case can trigger
wildfire effects with adverse consequences.

Zulum also tasked the commissioner of education and the chairman of
the state universal education to change the academic calendar by
bringing exams backward so that schools can close within one week
instead of the schedule to close in two weeks’ time based on the
academic calendar.

“If we are to close schools, what do we do with IDP camps which are
far less organized than schools? I am aware that our schools have two
weeks to close but we should change the calendar and close in one week.
But even at that, we must take serious measures in all schools and more
importantly in our IDP camps and inland border communities where people can come into Nigeria through some of our local government areas,” Zulum said.

Read also: Zulum: My goals, my shortcomings as Borno’s governor

The United States of America (USA) has approved the anti-malaria drug chloroquine for use as a treatment against the new coronavirus.

President Donald Trump in a press briefing on Thursday, March 19, said the Food and Drug Administration approved chloroquine for use as coronavirus treatment, Forbes reports.

Donald Trump said the Food and Drug Administration approved chloroquine for use as coronavirus treatment Source: UGC Chloroquine is a drug used to treat malaria and severe arthritis, there are reports that
the drug has proved effective in the treatment of coronavirus. Trump
also said that other antiviral medications will be fast-tracked for FDA approval.