Thursday, April 2, 2020

Trapped By Coronavirus, Nigeria’s Elite Faces Squalid Hospitals

For decades, powerful Nigerians could ignore the government’s failure to invest adequately in the health-care system by seeking medical treatment abroad. The coronavirus pandemic means they can no longer escape.

Since Nigeria identified its first case in late February, President Muhammadu Buhari has responded by closing the borders and imposing a lockdown on two key cities and the state of Ogun, an industrial hub. Commercial flights and private jets have been grounded. Like most African countries, Nigeria is now largely cut off from the world.

The pandemic has forced much of Africa’s elite into a unique situation where it’s no longer possible to fly to the U.K., France or India to see a doctor, a practice that’s become commonplace even among the affluent middle class.

1918 Flu Pandemic in Pictures














1. Policemen stand in a street in Seattle, Washington, wearing protective masks made by the Seattle Chapter of the Red Cross, during the influenza epidemic in 1918. 

Between 1918 and 1919, an outbreak of influenza spread rapidly across the world, and killed more than 50 million—and possibly as many as 100 million—people within 15 months. The speed of the pandemic was shocking; the numbers of dead bodies overwhelmed hospitals and cemeteries. Quarantine centers, emergency hospitals, public use of gauze masks, and awareness campaigns were all undertaken swiftly to halt the spread. But as World War I was coming to a close, millions of soldiers were still traveling across the globe, aiding the spread of the disease. While its exact origins are still debated, it’s understood that the “Spanish Flu” did not come from Spain. The name seems to have arisen as reporting about influenza cases was censored in war-affected countries, but Spain was neutral, so frequent stories appeared about the deadly flu in Spain. Gathered here are images from the battle against one of the deadliest events in human history, when the flu killed up to 6 percent of the Earth’s population in just over a year.


2. Original caption from the National Archives: "February, 1919. U.S. Army at Archangel Front, Russia. Funeral of member of crew of U.S.S. Ascutney. Three members died in Archangel and many were sick with influenza."

 
3.Combating influenza in Seattle in 1918, workers wearing masks on their faces in a Red Cross room.

4.Corpsmen in caps and gowns ready to attend patients in the influenza ward of the U.S. Naval Hospital on Mare Island, California, on December 10, 1918

Lagos Releases 11 More Coronavirus Patients After They Tested Negative


I am happy to break to you, my good people of Lagos, the news of the release today of 11 more patients from our facility in Yaba.

They have fully recovered and have tested negative to #COVID19 and have been allowed to return home to their families-BOS

https://mobile.twitter.com/jidesanwoolu/status/1245765542838927361

RMD tells Customs to give out seized food items to Nigerians

RMD tells Customs to give out seized food items to Nigerians
 Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly called as RMD, has in an Instagram post suggested that the Nigeria Customs Service donate seized food items to the needy who are on lockdown over the coronavirus crisis. The 58-year-old suggested this on Instagram on Wednesday. “Sitting here wondering if this won’t be a good time for the government to ask Customs about all the plenty seized rice, tomato, vegetable oil and all the other food items they have in their possession and give out to our people in need…,” he wrote.


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RMD tells Customs to give out seized food items to Nigerians HomeEntertainment RMD tells Customs to give out seized food items to Nigerians Jidechi 0 April 1, 2020 7:34 pm Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly called as RMD, has in an Instagram post suggested that the Nigeria Customs Service donate seized food items to the needy who are on lockdown over the coronavirus crisis. The 58-year-old suggested this on Instagram on Wednesday. “Sitting here wondering if this won’t be a good time for the government to ask Customs about all the plenty seized rice, tomato, vegetable oil and all the other food items they have in their possession and give out to our people in need…,” he wrote.

Read more at: https://www.correctng.com/rmd-tells-customs-to-give-out-seized-food-items-to-nigerians/
RMD tells Customs to give out seized food items to Nigerians HomeEntertainment RMD tells Customs to give out seized food items to Nigerians Jidechi 0 April 1, 2020 7:34 pm Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly called as RMD, has in an Instagram post suggested that the Nigeria Customs Service donate seized food items to the needy who are on lockdown over the coronavirus crisis. The 58-year-old suggested this on Instagram on Wednesday. “Sitting here wondering if this won’t be a good time for the government to ask Customs about all the plenty seized rice, tomato, vegetable oil and all the other food items they have in their possession and give out to our people in need…,” he wrote.

Read more at: https://www.correctng.com/rmd-tells-customs-to-give-out-seized-food-items-to-nigerians/

Italian Nurse Strangles Doctor Girlfriend. Says She Infeced Him With Coronavirus

A nurse strangled his doctor girlfriend before telling police officers that he unleashed the attack because she gave him Covid-19, prosecutors say.

Lorena Quaranta, 27, was found dead after her boyfriend Antonio De Pace allegedly called them to say he had killed her.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8178507/Italian-nurse-strangled-doctor-girlfriend-death-saying-gave-coronavirus.html


Lagos Residents Hit The Streets To Protest As Hunger Strikes Hard Amid Lockdown

Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu of Lagos state on Tuesday, March 24, issued a sit-at-home order across the state to enable the government tackle further spread of coronavirus. A week later, President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast, ordered a lockdown across Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states as part of measures to curb the disease. However, since the lockdown order by Buhari took effect on Monday, 30th March by 11pm, there have been many criticisms and outcries as citizens lambasted government for not providing palliatives to enable people cope during the shutdown.

With over a week into lockdown for residents of Lagos state, some Lagosians have taken to the streets to lament and even challenge members of the state’s task force. In a video which has gone viral on social media, the residents stated that hunger and epileptic power supply makes it difficult for them to stay at home.


https://www.correctng.com/lagos-residents-hit-the-streets-to-protest-as-hunger-strikes-hard-amid-lockdown-video/

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Ghana’s coronavirus cases now 195 Confirmed

Coronavirus: Ghana ban travellers from kontris wey record over 200 ...


It has been confirmed that Ghana has 195 cases of COVID-19
The Ghana Health Services will soon hit high-risk communities in the Ashanti region and the Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly (AWMA) with compulsory house-to-house testing of people suspected to be carrying the coronavirus.
Health authorities say the move has become necessary as these areas have been identified as one of the epic centers of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana.

https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/national/live-updates-ghanas-coronavirus-cases-now-195/#