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Nigerian Tribune Newspaper Headlines (Tuesday, 31 March, 2020)

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Good Morning Nigeria! Hope you are all doing your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19!

Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Nigerian Tribune Newspaper.

COVID-19: Buhari Appoints Osinbajo As Chairman, Economic Sustainability Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up an Economic Sustainability Committee with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as chairman.

He has also okayed financial services providers to operate during the restriction on movements and activities that he imposed on Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States to curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, disclosed this during a press briefing by the task force in Abuja on Monday.

COVID-19: Ogun Shifts Lockdown Till Friday

The Ogun State government has shifted the lockdown directive earlier put at midnight of Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3, 2020.

This was disclosed by the Governor Dapo Abiodun while addressing the people of the state, shortly after inspecting a 128-bed isolation facility located within the premises of HID Awolowo Model School, Ikenne-Remo.

COVID-19: Nigeria Confirms 20 New Cases, Toll Rises To 131

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night announced 20 more new cases of coronavirus.

“Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State,” NCDC tweeted.

Buhari Signs COVID-19 Regulation, 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared COVID-19 an infectious disease.

A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja explained that this is in the exercise of the powers conferred on the president by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and all other powers enabling him in that behalf.

The statement reads: “In exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, signed the Covid-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared Covid-19 a dangerous infectious disease.

COVID-19: Governor Makinde Tests Positive, Explains How He Got Infected

Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde on Monday confirmed he has tested positive to the rampaging coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19.

The governor stated this on twitter on Monday. He said that he was asymptomatic and would remain in isolation.

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