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Nigerian Tribune Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 16 May, 2020)

Coronavirus

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: Global Citizen, NSIA Launch Nigeria Solidarity Fund

The Global Citizen of Nigeria and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority have launched a Solidarity Fund to cushion the aftermath effect of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Speaking at the event, the Chairman, Global Citizen Nigeria, Tunde Folawiyo expressed assurance to rebuild the country in achieving a responsive and resilient Nigeria after the pandemic through the Nigeria Solidarity Relief Fund.

“Through the Nigeria Solidarity Relief Fund, together, and in solidarity, we will rebuild towards a more responsive and resilient Nigeria in the aftermath of this disaster,” Folawiyo said.

COVID-19: Kano May Record Upsurge In Positive Cases ― Ganduje

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has said that the state may record a surge in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases sequel to the establishment of additional testing centres in the state.

Ganduje stated this at a news conference of the state Task Force on COVID-19, on Friday at the Government House, Kano.

Plateau Govt, NCDC Disagree Over Latest COVID-19 Cases

Plateau State government has declared that only one case of covid-19 was recorded in the state as at  Friday 15th April against five announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nimkong Lar who briefed journalists alongside the secretary to the state government, Professor Danladi Atu, and the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang, said the remaining four were repeated cases which were mistaken for fresh ones.

He pointed out  that the attention of the NCDC has been drawn to the error with the belief that the needed correction would be effected, adding that the state only has 11 active cases of covid-19 while all of them are responding to treatment.

COVID-19: ABU Unveils Locally Made Ventilator

A team of engineers in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, has unveiled a locally invented ventilator to enhance the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Prof. Muhammad-Sani Sallau, Director Equipment Maintenance and Development Centre, who is also the Acting Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences, ABU, said this at the unveiling of the equipment at the university in Zaria on Friday.

He added that the university was in the process of getting the needed equipment to produce more ventilators as part of its academic research contribution in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

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