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According to Channels TV, Churches in Lagos have re-opened partially across the state today, after being locked down for several months in the wake of COVID-19 escalation.
Channels TV said this was disclosed by governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on august the 1st with the provision that worship centers can only fill up 50 per cent of their capacity.
The state government last Thursday also make known several safety precautions and guidelines numbering 46 that must be adhered to during services at places of worship in the first phase.
In a similar vein, the Federal Ministry of Health has yen for places of worship to ensure that their members worship in well-ventilated spaces.
According to a Twitter post by the Health Ministry, all worshipers are enjoined to continue their worship safely by maintaining a distance of 2 metres from others.
The Gambia Moral Congress has accused President Barrow’s National People’s Party of violating Covid-19 emergency regulations by holding a political gatherings that oversight every law under the state of public emergency.
“If the president’s own political party has taken the lead in breaking the laws with impunity, it sets the stage for everyone to now disregard those same laws and regulations,” GMC said in a statement seen by The Standard.
The GMC also argued: “It shows law enforcement agencies have been conditioned to revert to the old days, reversing all the gains made under Hon. Mai Ahmad Fatty as the Minister of Interior. These people should have been arrested for flouting the SoPE regulations, charged and prosecuted. Since NPP emerged, disobedience to the law has assumed unprecedented proportions in this country. It is a shame that the Government would declare a new SoPE with restrictive conditions, and the next minute the top leadership of the NPP openly and publicly authorised its supporters to flout our laws and regulations without consequences. This is the type of leadership the NPP offers – total disrespect and disregard for the law.”
The Gambia Moral Congress further questions that the NPP demonstrates they are above the law and should not be trusted.
“This is shameful and we must all unite to STOP this potential cancer now before it invades the body. This sort of reckless conduct by the NPP could potentially launch this country into chaos and instability with perilous consequences. We urge all Gambians and other political parties to continue to observe public health advisory and shun the terrible example of the NPP and its leadership by undermining the Ministry of Health.”
Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections surpassed the 29, 000 point as the country reported 575 new cases of the virus pushing the country into the mark of the virus concentration in Africa.
This is according to the latest data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
In a tweet on its official handle on Monday night, the NCDC explained that the new cases were reported in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory, taking Nigeria’s total infections from the virus to 29, 286.
Out of those infected with COVID-19 in Nigeria, 11,828 have been discharged with 654 deaths reported, the NCDC data revealed.
The public is thereby enlightened that The Gambia has received a delivery of three boxes of Covid Organics from the President of the Republic of Madagascar, H.E, Andry Rajoelina.
The cargo is part of a gift to ECOWAS countries en route to the fight against COVID-19.
They have already been handed over to the Ministry of Health.
Nigeria Health Minister Osagie Ehanire has disclosed plans by the Federal Government and the Federal Ministry of Health to get the Madagascar herbal cure for COVID-19.
The Minister make this known on Monday while orienting journalists at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19.
He made known that the plan is to get the herbal product and subject it to analysis to see how it works and how it is used.
“Concerning the question on the cure from Madagascar, this has been making the news and we have the promise of being able to get a sample of the herb/botanical product for analysis and also probably use that opportunity to speak with the health authorities particularly the scientific community on how they use it.
“We will also give that to the research community with us here (in Nigeria) to examine and do what they can do with it.
” We will like to compare the sample with the strain here in our country whether they are identical or similar and see what properties it has. Things like that are normally subjected to analysis to find out how it works,” Ehanire said.
The Minister outstretched that all countries are interested in finding a cure to the deadly COVID-19 and Nigeria is also looking at all available options.
He add on that before the Madagascar cure can be used in Nigeria, it will be examined, “to make sure they are safe and they work.”
Sweden on Thursday confirmed not less than 3,000 coronavirus deaths, after getting international attention for putting forward softer lockdown procedures than many of its hard-hit European neighbours.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden said it had confirmed 3,040 deaths and 24,623 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the country of some 10.3 million residents.
But officials safeguarded their master plan of not imposing strict stay-at-home measures, saying Sweden’s healthcare system still had spare capacity.
“The curves show that we have, to a large extent, been successful in keeping (the outbreak) within the limits of what the healthcare system can manage,” state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell told reporters.
Sweden has not put forward the kind of extraordinary lockdown measures seen elsewhere in Europe, oppositely opting for an approach based on the “principle of responsibility”.
“The Scandinavian country has kept schools open for children under the age of 16, along with cafes, bars, restaurants and businesses, while urging people to respect social distancing guidelines.”
The succeeding swimming world championships, arranged for summer 2021 in Japan, have been moved back until May 2022 following the adjournment of the Olympic Games, the sport’s governing body said on Monday.
The world championships were expected to be held in Fukuoka next year from July 16-August 1 but will in lieu will take place from May 13-29 in 2022, the international swimming federation (FINA) said in a statement.
“After liaising with the relevant stakeholders and receiving feedback from them, we have no doubt that the decision taken will provide the best possible conditions for all participants at the championships,” said FINA president Julio Maglione.
“At a time of unprecedented uncertainty, FINA hopes the announcement of these dates will allow for some clarity in planning for all concerned.”
The world aquatics championships also spotlight diving, open water swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo.
Updated by__Channels TV
The Lagos State Government has records three COVID-19 deaths, saying that 22 persons have been taking from the isolation centres in the state.
In a number of tweet on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said the state had now confirmed a total of 28 COVID-19 deaths and discharged 247 patients who had recovered from the pandemic.
62 new cases of COVID19 Infection recorded. Total recorded cases in Lagos now 1,084. In which 22 of the patients were discharged. Toll of discharged rose to 247.
Meanwhile, Nigeria Records 170 New Cases, Total Infections Now 2,558