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COVID - 19 : Lalong Adopts Multi Prong Strategies Towards Prevention...

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COVID - 19: Lalong Adopts Multi Prong Strategies Towards Prevention.. March 31,2020 Governor Lalong in his commitment in sustaining the peace in the state admits the current global pandemic trending , The government has been able to unfold strategies of containing the disease despite its rising cases in some states in the country even with the scaring number of victims the pandemic has affected globally. It has affected more than 785,897 and over 180 countries. Some of the measures taken in other to safeguard the lives of its citizens from contracting  COVID 19 are as follows; I. Restriction of movements ; from 7pm to 6am ii. Complete ban of social gathering. iii. Religious gathering of not more than 50 people while observing the social distancing. iv. All public servants in the state from level 12 and below are to work from home for the next 30 days. v. Markets are to be shut down with the exception of sellers of food items,pharmaceuticals and cooking gas and workers o

Special Task Force ,Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) Jos Gets New Commander..

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SPECIAL TASK FORCE, OPERATION SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) JOS GETS NEW COMMANDER  March 31,2020 Following the recent redeployments within the Nigeria Army, the Special Task Force Operation Safe Haven gets new commander According to the statement “Maj Gen ACC Agundu from Special Task Force (STF) Operation SAFE HAVEN Jos is redeployed to Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Abuja as Senior Research Fellow…” The Statement went further to point out that “…Special Adviser Nigerian Army University Biu Maj Gen CC Okonkwo is now redeployed to STF Operation SAFE HAVEN Jos and appointed Commander…” Full redeployments include the posting and appointment of Maj Gen ACC Agundu from Special Task Force (STF) Operation SAFE HAVEN Jos to Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Abuja as Senior Research Fellow, Major General HI Bature from Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Defence Liaison Office National Assembly Abuja to Army Headquarters Department of Civil Military Affairs and appointed Chief of Civil-Military

COVID 19 - Philanthropist Distributes Food Items To Plateau Citizens..

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Covid 19 - Philanthropist distributes food items to Plateau citizens March 31,2020 A Philanthropist Engr. Tein T.S Jack-Rich has distributed food items worth millions of naira to some widows,  elderly and less privileged persons   in  Plateau state . Jack Rich who is also the President of  Belemaoil Producing Limited ,said that the donation was meant to relief people as a result of the partial    lockdown announced by the state Government to curb the spread of Covid-19. Represented by Hön. Barji David Bitrus , he expressed his determination to extend the gesture to other parts of the state and several other parts of the country . He  advised women , children and the people of the state  to comply with the governments’ directives at “flattening the curve of the virus” for the benefit of all. He said he is determined to put smiles on the people of the state and several other states

COVID - 19: Government Should Adopt JUTH,NVIR,& PLASVIREC Test Centres - Bulus Gyang...

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COVID-19: Government should adopt JUTH, NVIR, & PLASVIREC Test Centres- Bulus Gyang March 31, 2020 A Science Laboratory Technician with the Plateau State Specialist hospital, Mr Langs Bulus Gyang has urged the Federal Government to adopt 3 facilities in Plateau State as testing centres for COVID-19. According to him, 1. National Veterinary Research Institute NVRI Vom has a BSL-3 molecular Laboratory that is well equipped and has more experienced staff trained all over the world.  2. Plateau State Human Virology Research Center PLASVIREC domiciled in Plateau State Specialist has International Accreditation and is equipped with Laboratory Scientist trained home and abroad. 3. APIN domiciled in JUTH has International Accreditation and also has well trained Laboratory staff that can do the needful in the present challenges we are facing globally. He further advised the public to go carry out their COVID 19 test in the above mentioned Laboratory in the State. He gave assu

NAFDAC Approves Production Of CHLOROQUINE For Clinical Trial Treatment Of COVID-19...

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NAFDAC approves production of Chloroquine for ‘clinical trial treatment’ of COVID-19 March 31,2020 The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said on Monday the agency had ordered the manufacturing of Chloroquine for use in the experimental treatment of coronavirus. The chief said in a statement the drug was being repurposed for the experimental treatment of the disease. Adeyeye said some countries had started using Chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19, adding that the drug was used in China with moderate success. The statement read: “Other researchers in France and the United States have used the drug for the clinical trial treatment of COVID-19 and they reported effectiveness of the drug. Lagos State will start a clinical trial on chloroquine to evaluate the effectiveness. “In a very recent publication, chloroquine was reported in a press briefing by the State Council of China, indicating tha

COVID-_19: US Announces N2.6b Aid To Nigeria...

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COVID-19: US announces N2.6b aid to Nigeria March 31,2020 The United States Government  on Friday 27th March,2020 announced a $7 million (about N2.6 billion) emergency health  to Nigeria to address the pandemic in the country. The US States Department said in a statement that this is part of a $274 million (N103 billion) assistance package to at least 63 countries affected by the disease. Nigeria’s share, the statement said, would go into funding of “risk communication, water and sanitation activities, infection prevention, and coordination.” “This assistance joins more than $5.2 billion (N1.9 trillion) in US health assistance and more than $8.1 billion (N3trillion) in total assistance for Nigeria over the past 20 years,’’ it said. Source: ripplesnigeria.com

Mystery And Misery Of Contemporary Sanitizers...

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MYSTERY & MISERY OF CONTEMPORARY SANITIZERS March 30,2020 Kim Jerry Bot PHARMACIST 30.03.2020 A tale of the sanitizers currently in the market are very diverse. What comes to my mind as a PHARMACIST is actually why Nigerians capitalize on such sympathizing opportunities to cheat on fellow citizens. First, sanitizers are antiseptic preparations alcoholic or esterified in nature to clearly reduce load of injurious organisms as bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa, etc. Secondly, their contents depends on the target organisms. What this means is that the content and their quantities for bacteria are different from those of viruses much as they differ from those of protozoa and fungi, etc, which CAN NEVER be used interchangeably. This makes it a DRUG! Miserably, what we see today is a means of chance to extort, especially in areas with less professionals. My Experience Yesterday While on my assignment to ensure we sensitize the public and equip them on the knowledg

COVID - 19: Plateau Receives 28.5 Million Naira Donation From UBA..

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Covid 19 -Plateau receives 28.5 Million naira donation from UBA March 30,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong on Monday  received a donation of 28.5 Million Naira from the United Bank for Africa, through its UBA Foundation as part of their contribution   to the fight against the disease. The presentation was made on behalf of  the Bank by Steve Gadzama, Regional Bank Head in Jos. He explained that the bank has remained a partner to the Government of Plateau State and is happy with the measures taken so far to deal with the situation. He said the bank has also constructed and donated an isolation facility and incubators at the Plateau State Specialist Hospital in Jos.  A statement signed by Makut Simon Macham,Director of Press  and Public Affairs to the  Governor said  Lalong thanked the UBA for setting the pace in contributing to the fund. He assured that the account will be managed transparently and the money applied to critical areas includin

PIDAN Lauds PLSG Efforts In Curbing The Spread Of COVID - 19.

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PIDAN Lauds PLSG Efforts In curbing The Spread Of COVID 19.… March 30,2020 The Plateau Initiative for Development and Advancement of the Natives (PIDAN) wishes to commend the Federal Government in general and the Plateau State Government in particular on their combined efforts to tame the Coronavirus Pandemic in Nigeria through a press release issued by their President Mr Madaki JKA on the 30th March,2020. The Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 pandemic has shown progressive infection of Nigerians since the diagnosis of its first case in Lagos, Nigeria on 27th, February 2020. As from 27th February 2020 to 29-March 2020, the number of cases in Nigeria rose from 1 to 111. This is a worrisome progression and the Month of April is postulated to show higher numbers of cases given the history of progression of the disease. This requires more aggressive approach to contain the disease. We are however lucky that cases have concentrated in urban areas where health services are bette

COVID-19 : Plateau To Get Centre For Test Of Disease Soon - Lalong

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COVID-19 - Plateau  to get centre for  test of  disease soon - Lalong By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor Simon  Lalong on Monday said the State is to get a centre for the test of COVID-19 disease soon. He said this in continuation of the efforts to contain the Corona Virus disease and ensure that it does not spread to Plateau State, as he met with more critical stakeholders to ensure that the State mitigates the impact of the pandemic.  A statement signed by Makut Simon Macham,Director, Press and  Public Affairs to the Governor said Lalong met with the leadership of the  State House of Assembly as well as the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State at the Government House, Little Rayfield Jos. Governor Lalong who chairs the State COVID-19 Emergency Response Task Force, explained that the meeting became necessary so as to carry everyone along in the fight against the disease. He said "we are dealing with an abnormal situation and so we nee

SIP Putting Modalities In Place To Pay Beneficiaries In Line With President Buhari's Directives - Dr Sumaye Hamza

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SIP Putting Modalities in Place to Pay Beneficiaries In Line With President Buhari's Directives – Dr Sumaye Hamza March 30,2020 PRESS RELEASE FROM THE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMME, PLATEAU STATE We are all aware of the pandemic bedeviling the world referred to as Coronavirus or Covid-19. This virus has affected all facets of life globally hence all hands must be on deck to fight it. We are aware that the four components of the Social Investment Programmes namely: Job Creation –Npower; National Home Grown School Feeding- NHGSF; Conditional Cash Transfer – CCT and Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme- GEEP, are being implemented in Plateau State. These programmes have made tremendous impact in the lives of the beneficiaries as well as their associates. The positive results recorded include among others, investment by beneficiaries thus making them self-reliant; improved financial inclusion among thousands; enhanced wellbein

No Confirmed Case Of COVID -19 In Plateau - Govt.

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No confirmed case of COVID19 in Plateau - Govt March 29,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau State Government  on Sunday refuted trending news in the social media alleging that there was an index case of confirmed Corona Virus in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. A statement signed by Dan Manjang, Honourable Commissioner, Information and Communication, Plateau State said that  Since the circulation of this fake news, there has been rising concern and anxiety within and outside the state. According to the fake news,  "one Hassan Sale, an influential personality from Gangare area of Jos, in Jos North LGA, an ally of Senator Bala Muhammad Governor of Bauchi State,  has developed symptoms similar to those of Corona Virus (COVID-19) having been come in contact  with the Governor recently". For the avoidance of doubt, the Government of Plateau State wishes to state unequivocally that this assertion  is false amounting to a misinformation. Prior to thi

COCIN Adhered To Plateau Governor,s Directive - Authorities..

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COCIN church adhered to Plateau Governor,s  directive - Authorities March 29,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos The attention of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Local Church Council Diye Tohort, Jos South LGA, Plateau State has been drawn to a news report on the website of Guardian newspaper, purporting that Church service, on Sunday March 29, 2020 witnessed a "massive attendance" in defiance of government order prohibiting religious and social gatherings of more than 50 persons. The report tagged "Churches defy government order on large gatherings in Jos" for the records is a far cry from the truth. A statement signed by Rev. Moses Dagurum , the Leading Pastor, COCIN LCC Diye-Tohort,RCC Dadin Kowa, Jos, Plateau State made available to newsmen in Jos reads that "To begin with, COCIN LCC Diye Tohort is a law-abiding Church, committed to raising kingdom-oriented believers whose lives reflect the obedient lifestyle of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. T

COVID-19: I Support Total Lock Down,Nigeria Has One Of The Weakest Health System In The World - Dr Gana..

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COVID-19: I support total lock down , Nigeria has  one of  the weakest health system  in the World -- Dr. Gana March 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Former President of the Nigerian Medical Association NMA  Dr. Daniel Gana ,has said  that he supports the total lock down of the entire country as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic that is raving the world saying it is cheaper to prevent the virus  than to cure. He also described  the Nigeria health sector as grossly  underfunded . Dr. Gana  who is also the Chief Medical Director CMD/CEO of Sauki Clinic in Jos who spoke to newsmen in Jos the Plateau State capital at the weekend rated the approach of federal and state government to contain theCOVID-19 virus to 2 over 10 adding that state like Lagos are blazing  the trail doing the right things while other states are playing politics with the pandemic . According to him, "Whatever that has been described as pandemic where it has brought strong health system and economies do

COVID 19 - Dr Chris Kwaja Admonish Citizens To Be Cautious And Comply With Preventive Measures...

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Coronavirus Pandamic: Dr. Chris Kwaja Admonish Citizens to be Cautious and Comply with Preventive Measures March 28,2020 With growing global cases of the dreaded novel coronavirus at over 600,000 and over 28,000 deaths recorded globally, a Peace and Security Scholar and United Nations Expert, Dr. Chris Kwaja has charged the people to be cautious, maintain good personal hygiene and stick to all preventive and precautionary measures and directives employed by government to stem the spread of the virus. Dr. Kwaja said Covid-19 is real, should not be treated with kid gloves and there is need for the people to know what will expose them to the disease and how to stay safe. He urged the people to wash their hands regularly with soap and water, use hand sanitizers, avoid handshake, drink lot of warm water, stay at home, avoid touching things anyhow, avoid crowdy gatherings/public places to avoid contact with people with the virus, avoid touching their faces, eat fruits and vegetable

COVID 19 - Plateau Restricts Vehicular Movement At All Borders...

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Covid 19 -Plateau restricts  vehicular movement  at  all borders March 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Worried by the apparent refusal of  some people of Plateau  State to comply with certain measures put in place to check the spread of  the dreaded COVID-19, the Plateau  state government on Saturday  called for full implementation of the directive . The Secretary to the Government of the state Prof Danladi Atu, while addressing newsmen in Jos  said tricycles will no longer take more than 1 passenger Effective Sunday 29th March 2020 ,there will be prohibition  of vechicular movement into Plateau from all border entry routes from 6pm to 7 pm , all people coming into Plateau state should note and take note of this and prepare their trips to avoid unnecessary inconveniences . Saloon cars will only take 4 passengers including the driver , the government has set up a Covid 19 eradication fund ,which the organised private  sector and  well spirited members of the public can contrib

COVID 19 : Pius Henwan Plateau United Club GM Appeals To Citizens In Supporting And Adhering To Govt. Measuring In Curbing COVID 19....

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March 27,2020 PRESS RELEASE. Plateau United General Manager appeals for support to government directive to avoid spread of Coronavirus pandemic. The General Manager of Plateau United Football Club of Jos , Pius Henwan has appealed to citizens of Plateau State to support governor Simon Lalong directive to stay at home as a measure to halt the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic which is fast ravaging the world . Henwan who stated  this in a statement noted that adhering to the governor's directive has become necessary in order to stop the spread the of the virus which is gradually affecting the country. He explained that the pandemic which has no cure for now except precautionary measures has killed thousands in other parts of the world and Nigeria , particularly Plateau State is not an exception . The General Manager while wishing those affected speedy recovery, appealed to citizens especially  the club teeming fans to adhere to the governor's directive to e

Barr Ezekiel Mandyau, BLadi Boss Sets Out Steps In line With The State Government Measures In Curbing The Spread Of COVID-19 to The LGA...

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Barr Ezekiel Mandyau ,BLadi Boss Sets Out Steps In line With The State Government Measures in Curbing The spread Of COVID 19 to the LGA March 27,2020 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.  Sequel to the recent outbreak of corona virus otherwise known as covid19 which resulted in the lost of many lives around the globe and Nigeria inclusive, government at all levels are taking steps to curtail its spread among citizens.  The authorities of B/ladi local government council wishes to express its solidarity with the measures so far taken by plateau state government, accordingly  henceforth only traders selling food items and pharmaceutical stores are allowed to operate within towns,  villages and markets. Also all forms of mining activities are hereby suspended until further notice. By this trading activities in B/ladi and other markets within the locality from Saturday 28th march are suspended,  only food item will be allowed.  Consequently all shop owners in the streets,  towns and villages with

CORONAVIRUS: Hon Timothy Dantong And Wife Engages Constituency With Covid- 19 Awareness Campaign...

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Coronavirus: Hon. Timothy Dantong and Wife Engages Constituency with Covid-19 Awareness Campaign March 27,2020 Following the global outbreak, ravaging effect, deaths and confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the Member representing Riyom Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Dantong and his Wife, Dr. Rahila Dantong took awareness campaign to Riyom LGA in order to sensitize the people about the disease. The delegation led by the Wife of the Member, Dr. Mrs Rahila Dantong took the campaign to the 17 Wards in Riyom LGA. Dr. Rahila expressed concern over the coronavirus pandemic and charged the people to observe good personal hygiene as well as adhere strictly to preventive measures and directives put in place by government at all levels to curtail the spread of the dreaded disease. In all the places visited, Dr. Dantong advised the people to avoid crowdy gatherings, maintain social spacing, abstain from handshake, ensure they wash

COVID 19 - Langtang South LGA Boss Rims Shuts Down Viewing Centers,Bars...

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COVID 19 - Langtang South  LGA boss Rims shuts down viewing centers , bars March 27,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos To stop the spread of the dreaded Covid 19 virus , the Executive Chairman of Langtang south local government of Plateau state Hon Nimchak Rims ,has shut down  all  markets  in the LGA (except those selling food items . In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant  On Media And Publicity Changwak  Dashe make available to newsmen in Jos,  the Chairman reiterated that his government will continue to enlighten his people through the media . The statement reads that viewing  centers are not allowed to operate, All drinking places including local joints are henceforth to be closed for business. "  All form of street hawkings and  street begging are hereby suspended. " "It is strongly recommended that unless absolutely necessary, everyone should remain at home and  maintain social distancing." "Government regret all inconveniences the

Breaking :COVID 19 - Gov Lalong Orders Full Implementation Of Restriction *Orders Arrest Of Defaulters *

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COVID  19 - Gov Lalong orders full implementation restriction *Orders arrest of defaulters * March 27,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Joa Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong on Friday ordered security operatives to fully implement the COVID 19 restriction in the state . A statement signed by Dan Manjang Commissioner for Information and Communication, Plateau state made available to newsmen in Jos also called on security operatives to arrest defaulters .  The  statement reads that "Further to the broadcast made by the Governor of Plateau State Hon. Simon Bako Lalong on measures taken to contain the dreaded COVID-19 Virus,it has been observed that many citizens are yet to comply with the restriction orders issued to prevent the outbreak of the disease in the State. "Therefore, the Governor as the Chairman of the Task Force on Monitoring and Enforcement has directed that beginning from today, Friday 27th March 2020, security agencies will embark on full enforcement of t

COVID 19 - Jama'atu Nasril Islam,Plateau State Chapter Express Its Total Compliances To The State Government Measures In Tackling The Spread Of COVID 19 In The State....

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JAMA'ATU NASRIL ISLAM, PLATEAU STATE CHAPTER March 26,2020. PRESS RELEASE. COVID-19: OUR POSITION. The Plateau State Chapter of Jama'atu Nasril Islam under the leadership of His Royal Highness Dr Muhammad Sambo Haruna, Emir of Wase, wishes to express it's support and solidarity to the Plateau State government on measures it has put in place to contain any possible outbreak of the Corona virus, also known as  COVID-19, pandemic in the state. It will be recalled that the National headquarters of the JNI and the Nigeria Supreme council for Islamic Affairs, both under the leadership of His  Eminence Sultan Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, had earlier conveyed messages of sympathy and support to the Federal Government and the entire citizens of the country over the outbreak of COVID-19 in Nigeria, with a call to all Muslims to fully co operate with the authorities and health workers in the effort to stem it's spread across the country. They also called on Muslims t

COVID - 19: Plateau State Government Did Not Ban Religious Service - Dan Manjang..

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COVID-19: Plateau State Government did not ban religious service - Dan Manjang March 26,2020 It has come to the attention of the Plateau State Government that false information is making the rounds that the  Government has banned prayers in Mosques and other Muslim places of worship. This is not only false and malicious but an attempt by merchants of conflict to disrupt the prevailing peace in the state. For the avoidance of doubt, the commissioner of information and communications in a press text made reference to Governor Simon Lalong's broadcast message which is clear and unambiguous. The Governor directed for the observance of two meters social distancing and a congregation  of not more than 50 persons at religious gatherings of all faiths. Additionally, the Government banned outright cultural festivals and anniversaries while funerals and marriages should be among family members. Religious and community leaders should therefore guide their members appropriately a

Postponement Of The 60th Anniversary Celebration On The Throne Of HRH Dagwom Rwey Jos South....

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PRESS RELEASE: POSTPONEMENT OF THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ON THE THRONE OF HRH DAGWOM RWEY JOS SOUTH. March 26,2020 In view of the present health challenge ravaging the globe, Nigeria and Plateau in particular as a result of the covid19, the planned 60th anniversary thanksgiving celebration of the Dagwom Rwey Jos South marking his reign on the throne of his forebears has been suspended. In a  press statement released Thursday, 26 March, 2020 and signed by the Chairman, Media/Publicity subcommittee, Hon. Ayuba Pam Dangwong quoted the Chairman of the  Central Planning Committee(CPC) Hon. Amb. Dr. Gideon Dung Dandereng as announcing the suspension. The suspension he said was in direct "consultation with the Jos South and Gyel District Traditional Council". The CPC Chairman, Hon. Dr. Dandereng was quoted as saying. According to the statement, "the decision" to shift the event to a later date "followed the need to comply with the State Government

CORONAVIRUS: Jos North LG Boss,Hon Saleh Bala Usman Places Ban On Gathering To Aid Curb COVID - 19 Within The LGA...

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CORONAVIRUS: Jos North LG Boss, Hon Saleh Bala Usman Places Ban On Gathering  To aid curb COVID-19 within the LGA.. March 25,2020 The management Committee Chairman of Jos North Local Government council Shehu Bala Usman has placed a ban on public gathering with immediate effect in line with the state Government directive. Usman, said the measure became necessary in order to halt the spread of Coronavirus which has assumed a global pandemic. The Chairman explained through a press release sign by the LG Senior information Office Mr Philip Eplong that religious congregations should not be more than 50 person while two metres distance should be maintained by the adherents. He said Joints and Night clubs are banned while Restaurants are advised to provide takeaway packs for their customers adding that all markets to close effectively from 25 March,2020 with the exception of traders selling food items, Pharmaceuticals and cooking gas are to remain open Staff of the Council from Gr

COVID 19 - Avis Bar Adheres To Gov Lalong, s Orders, Shuts Down Bar...

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Covid 19 - Avis Bar adheres to Gov Lalong ,s orders ,shuts down bar March 25,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Following the directive of the Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong to shut down bars and Night clubs to curtail the spread of the dreaded Covid 19 disease  ,our correspondent reports that some bars have adhered to the call of the Governor . Our  correspondent who visited the  Popular Avis Bar and Restaurant located around Yakubu Gowon way opposite NITEL   observed that the bar was shut down by the management of the bar. A security man at the the spot  Mr Ayuba told our correspondent that the management of the bar and restaurant had to close their bar on the directive of the state government . He said our boss ordered us to close down the bar . Ayuba said even at the restaurant we only sell food in takeaway packs as directed, our boss has also  made provision of hand sanitizers and water for every customer. our correspondent observed that food were prepared and s

COVID 19 - Avis Bar Adheres To Gov Lalong, s Orders,Shuts Down Bar...

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Covid 19 - Avis Bar adheres to Gov Lalong ,s orders ,shuts down bar March 25,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Following the directive of the Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong to shut down bars and Night clubs to curtail the spread of the dreaded Covid 19 disease  ,our correspondent reports that some bars have adhered to the call of the Governor . Our  correspondent who visited the  Popular Avis Bar and Restaurant located around Yakubu Gowon way opposite NITEL   observed that the bar was shut down by the management of the bar. A security man at the the spot  Mr Ayuba told our correspondent that the management of the bar and restaurant had to close their bar on the directive of the state government . He said our boss ordered us to close down the bar . Ayuba said even at the restaurant we only sell food in takeaway packs as directed, our boss has also  made provision of hand sanitizers and water for every customer. our correspondent observed that food were prepared and so

COVID 19 - Plateau Govt Begins Enforcement Of Directive...

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Covid 19  - Plateau Govt begins enforcement of directive March 25,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau state Government on Wednesday   began the enforcement of  the closure of markets,  bars and night clubs  inorder  to stop the spread of the dreaded Covid 19 disease .   Our correspondent report that  Traders and hawkers around  some major parts of Jos city Ahmadu Bello Way and other business areas in Jos were  chased away by police and civil defence officers for flouting state government’s safety directive. It could be recalled that   that Governor Simon  Lalong on Tuesday , while addressing citizens in a broadcast ordered the  closure of all market ,bars   ,night clubs  with immediate effect except those selling food items. Hundreds of shop owners and hawkers around some parts of the city  were seen early morning of Wednesday going about their normal business despite the earlier directive. Our correspondent  who was around the Main Market at Terminus  at about 2 pm

COVID 19 - Plateau Elders Laud Gov Lalong For Taking Proactive Measures..

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Covid 19 - Plateau elders laud Gov Lalong for taking proactive measures March 25,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau Elders Forum, an Independent forum of Elders from all over  the State has  commended  the efforts of  the State Governments for the prompt proactive steps it is taking to prevent the  spread of the Covid 19  virus in the State. Amb. Yahaya Kwande  the Convener of group  in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos said "We commend in particular the establishment of screening and isolation centres in Jos to handle any unanticipated occurrence in the State and other measures that government has taken in public interest. He called on citizens of the state to support these measures to help control any eventualities. Kwande  urged government not to relent in its action but to quickly take steps to open more screening and isolation centres in at least each senatorial zone in the state. " Further, government must take steps to enforce the preventiv