COVID-19 Cases In Adamawa Rise To 84

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The number of persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) in Adamawa State has risen to 84.

Commissioner for Health in Adamawa, Abdullahi Isa, confirmed this on Monday while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the state.

He explained that of the confirmed cases, 40 patients were receiving treatment at the isolation centre and 44 people have been discharged.

According to the health commissioner, the state has confirmed 11 new cases while six people have so far died from the disease.

He said Yola North Local Government Area has the highest number of infections – 47, Yola South– nine, Girei – 11, and Mubi North – 10, while the remaining cases cut across the other local government areas.

Isa decried that despite the effort of the state government in curbing the spread of the disease, the state was witnessing an increase in the number of new cases.

On his part, the Commissioner for Information in Adamawa, Umar Garba, called on the residents to comply with the measures put in place to fight the disease in the state.

He stressed that it was important for them to always wear face masks in public places, wash their hands regularly, and observe social distancing.

Earlier, the state government had announced that all its coronavirus patients have been successfully treated and discharged from the isolation centre.

The new cases, however, show a sharp increase in the number of infections due to the proximity of the testing centre located at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola, the state capital.

Buhari Mourns Paramount Ruler Of Bachama Kingdom

A file photo of the late Paramount Ruler of Bachama Kingdom, Retired Colonel Honest Stephen.

 

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of retired Colonel Honest Stephen, the Hama Bachama and Paramount Ruler of Bachama Kingdom over the death of the monarch.

In a statement on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President also condoled with the Bachama Kingdom, as well as the government and people of Adamawa State.

He noted that the late traditional ruler who received his staff of office in December 2013 served his community, state, and the nation creditably.

According to President Buhari, the retired military officer and 28th ruler of Bachama Kingdom distinguished himself in the Nigerian Army and devoted his post-service years to promoting the development of his people and fostering the unity of his fatherland.

He urged the Bachama Kingdom to elect a worthy successor and prayed that God would console all those who mourn the departed traditional ruler and grant his soul eternal rest.

Earlier, a spokesman for Bachama Kingdom, Timawus Mathias, said the traditional ruler died in the early hours of Sunday at his palace in Numan.

“Homun Honest Irmiya Stephen is 66 years old,” he said.

COVID-19: EU, British Council Donate PPE To Traditional Rulers In Adamawa

Adamawa is a state in Nigeria's north-east region.
Adamawa is a state in Nigeria’s north-east region.

 

Some traditional rulers in Adamawa state have received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other items to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The items were donated by the European Union, in collaboration with the British Council, under the Managing Conflict in North-East Nigeria (MCN) program.

MCN, a program funded by the EU, tries to enhance the capability of state and community level conflict management to prevent the escalation of conflict into violence.

“We have seen the increasing number of people that troop to our traditional leaders for mediation activities,” said Team Leader, MCN, Abdulkadir Bello.

So it was only natural to think of traditional leaders after MCN decided to support the state’s COVID-19 fight, Bello added.

The Lamido of Adamawa, Aliyu Mustapha, who received the items, appreciated the gesture, describing it as “humanitarian” and “commendable.

Adamawa Records Three COVID-19 Deaths

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The Adamawa State government on Wednesday announced that three patients have died in the state from Coronavirus complications.

The State Commissioner for Health, Abdulai Isa, disclosed this while giving an update on COVID-19 in the state.

He, however, expressed fear over the rate of community transmission in the state and appealed to residents of the state to strictly observe the preventive measures of handwashing, social distancing and wearing of face masks among others.

Isa also commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for granting approval for the establishment of the COVID-19 testing centre in Yola, the Adamawa state capital.

The newly approved testing centre, according to him, is helping in reducing the spread of the Coronavirus in the state.

The testing centre which was recently established at the Federal Medical Center, Yola, has been able to conduct 50 tests on suspected patients. 11 of the 50 suspected cases turned out positive and the patients have since been moved to the isolation centre.

Governor Fintiri Eases Restriction On Worship Places, Social Gatherings

A file photo of Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu-Fintiri.

 

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has eased the restriction on worship places and social gatherings earlier imposed on the state following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Churches, Mosques, and the International Cattle Markets under lockdown can now reopen but must ensure social distancing with no more than 50 people at a time. Other measures include the provision of hand sanitizers or washing of hands and temperature checks at the point of entry.

According to a statement on Sunday, the Adamawa government said it now believes the contagion rate is low enough to justify a cautious easing of the restriction but warned that citizens must work extra hard on personal hygiene and strict adherence to laid down guidelines.

Governor Fintiri said the easing of the lockdown comes as the state discharged five (5) from its isolation center after testing the negative of the virus.

However, the 8 pm to 6 am curfew will remain in place until further notice.

Adamawa Begins Repatriation Of Almajiri Children To Gombe, Other Northern States

25 Feared Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Adamawa Village

 

The Adamawa state government has commenced the repatriation of over four hundred Almajiri children from different parts of the state to Gombe and other northern states.

The Secretary to Adamawa state government who doubles as the Chairman of the COVID-19 Containment Committee says the move is in line with the agreement reached at several meetings of the northern governors’ forum prior to the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Almajiri children have been received by the Gombe State government with the promise to check their health status before they are reunited with their families.

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Meanwhile, the Members of the House of Representatives have called on the Federal Government to intervene and immediately halt the repatriation of the Almajiri children to their states of origin.

This formed part of the resolutions of the lawmakers during Tuesday’s plenary at the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

They made the call following a motion sponsored by a member of the House, Aishatu Dukku.

According to Dukku, the repatriation of Almajiri children is against the fundamental human rights of any Nigerian to reside in any part of the country.

Adamawa Discharges Five Recovered COVID-19 Patients

 

Adamawa State has discharged its index case and four other COVID-19 patients from its isolation centre after testing negative.

State Governor, Umaru Fintiri on his visit to the isolation centre described their recovery as a landmark achievement and a plus for the state.

He said nobody gave the state a chance of being able to treat the index case of COVID- 19 when it was announced but with little or no support from the Federal Government, the state has succeeded in treating and discharging some of those who tested positive.

While commending the health workers and journalists in the state for a job well done, the Governor appealed to the Federal Government to consider the state on its list of support as accorded to other states.

The release of the index case and four others became necessary after testing negative twice in line with NCDC protocols.

The state government had on April 21, 2020 announced that a COVID-19 case was recorded in the state.

Although all the close contacts of the index case have tested negative , however, other cases were recorded in various parts of the state.

17 people tested positive to the virus, five of them among whom is a journalist is being released today.

Adamawa Records Seven New Cases Of COVID-19

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Adamawa state has recorded seven new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 12.

The Secretary to the State Government who is also the Chairman of the Adamawa State COVID-19 containment Committee, Bashir Ahmed, confirmed the new cases.

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He explained that five of the new cases are connected to the index case from Mubi.

Mr. Ahmed reminded residents of the state that the virus is already in the state, thereby appealing for cooperation amongst them.

He also noted that the tests conducted on all the primary contacts of the index case have turned out negative.

 

Buhari Sympathises With Adamawa Governor Over Mother’s Death

President Buhari

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State over the demise of his mother, Hajiya Fatima Umaru Badami.

President Buhari sent his condolence in a statement signed on Wednesday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu. He added that he received the sad news with shock.

He also commiserated with the family of the governor, the government, and the people of the State.

President Buhari enjoined Governor Fintiri and all those who mourn Hajiya Fatima, to be consoled by the knowledge that “she lived a godly life devoted to service to her immediate community and the less-privileged in the society.”

Hajiya Fatima was aged 68. She died in the early hours of Wednesday at the Federal Medical Centre Yola, the state capital while undergoing treatment for a protracted illness.

Adamawa Records Second COVID-19 Case

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Adamawa State has recorded a second COVID-19 case in the state.

The State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri made this known in a broadcast to the state on Tuesday.

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According to him, the second person is a medical doctor from Mubi, the northern part of the state.

Details coming shortly…

COVID-19: Adamawa Imposes Two Weeks Lockdown

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As precautionary measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus, the Adamawa State Government has imposed another 14-day lockdown in the state.

This follows the confirmation of an index case of a returnee from Kano on April 16 who tested positive for the virus.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the state government described the decision to lock down the state as a painful one.

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The government, however, noted that it is left with no choice but to impose the lockdown in the overall interest of saving lives and containing the spread of the virus.

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri also called on residents of the state to cooperate with efforts made by his administration in tackling the virus.

 

Adamawa Records Index Case Of COVID-19

A hospital employee wearing a protection mask and gear shows a swab and a cotton swab for taking mouth specimen, Miguel MEDINA / AFP

 

The Adamawa State Government has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Governor of the state, Ahmadu Fintiri announced this in a state broadcast on Wednesday.

According to the governor, the victim is a returnee from Kano State.

The governor is currently holding an emergency meeting with stakeholders and security agencies and may announce a total lockdown of the state.

This comes 14 hours after Kano recorded 14 more COVID-19 infections, bringing to a total 73 confirmed cases in the state.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the development via its Twitter handle.

Earlier, the state recorded its first death from the virus with more infections discovered.

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According to the State Ministry of Health, a total of 21 cases have been confirmed.

It stated that the total number of infections was 21 as of last week Wednesday following the confirmation of 12 new cases.

The ministry tweeted moments after the NCDC said the number of COVID-19 cases had surpassed 400.