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Covid-19: Edo Speaker Tests Positive As Coronavirus Cases Rise To 46 In Nigeria

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Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Okiye, has been tested positive to coronavirus, a pandemic tormenting the whole world.

The state Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, disclosed this to newsmen at a press briefing in Benin on Wednesday.

The Chief Medical Director of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Prof. Sylvania Okogbenin, had on Monday announced that Edo recorded its first case.

So far, Nigeria has recorded up to 47 cases of Coronavirus, one dead and two people have been discharged.

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COVID19: 5 Ways You Can Engage Yourself While You Self-isolate.

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These days, it’s from the couch in the sitting room to the bed in the bedroom, then to the kitchen; I’m sure this place gets frequent visits because hunger is most active when you’re bored. Hence, the unwanted weight. You can’t help feeling hungry the next minute so you eat till your stomach screams in agony.   

Your house has become your own little world. Your only eyes to the outside is the television or YouTube videos; which is sometimes impossible when there’s no power.  I’m sure a lot of you can relate. 

On social medias, you see a lot of funny challenges being done, just to keep the mind busy. There are so many memes or funny skits being uploaded daily on how much boredom has eaten deep into the flesh of man’s mind. People who term themselves as “busy bees” cringe at the time and data they spend on the internet. It’s another outlook on life as it is.    

Extroverts are having a hard time. Face timing has become a necessity; not just a luxury; but some lower income persons can’t even afford it. Psychology experts say depression symptoms are likely to be intense this period.  

YOU CAN DO BETTER

You can do things that will be beneficial to your physical and mental health while you create and  keep the connection with your loved ones. Here are some suggestions:

  • EXERCISE 

You don’t want to come out of isolation looking like a walrus; so get started. Do at-home workout; turn your lounge into a yoga space and stretch out. Listen to music and dance; loosen the kinks.

  • READ BOOKS 

You can well equip yourself by reading good books online; improve your vocabulary, get inspired with escaping into a different world for a few hours. 

  • TAKE ONLINE COURSES 

Go online, there are some free courses on different topics to make you better. You can even study different languages or improve your IT skills. 

  • KITCHEN CREATIVITY

Be innovative about cooking. There are so many baking ideas you can introduce yourself to. You can do a rainbow cake to cheer yourself up. 

  • WRITE

How about writing? You can make a story out of the present global situation. Don’t wince about your lemons; make lemonades. You can even start a blog in the comfort of your home. 

Make the most out of these perilous times; engage yourself. Don’t use your data only for chatting and facetime, use your time wisely. You will have achieved more by the time the isolation season is over. 

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What Affects Us More: Fear Or COVID19?

As I approached the supermarket, I noticed a man standing on the left side of the entrance

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As I approached the supermarket, I noticed a man standing on the left side of the entrance; he beckoned to me, pointing at the makeshift tap and soap, which I realised was just in front of me. I smiled as I dropped my bags to obey the instruction. Staying indoors all day, made me forget somehow that there were still soaps and sanitizers stationed at every turn.      

After some minutes of shopping for dinner, a lady waltzed in. She picked up a large loaf of freshly made coconut bread from the bread shelf and approached the counter like a school girl who was being summoned to the principal’s office after being caught taking food from the school’s pantry. She stopped and stood afar off, stretching as she tried to pay for her items.     

I stared incredulously at the distance she put between herself and the counter. It was definitely more than an arm’s length. I watched silently as she struggled to reach for her items. Then, I blurted out,  “why not just throw it so that she can catch?” There was an uproar of laughter from the back as the lady scurried out of the supermarket.   

What about the next door lad who has decided to starve himself and not come out to restock his kitchen with food items. If you ask him, he’ll say he is observing self isolation. The fear of corona virus is as prominent as the tribal marks on his face.  

I get it that we are taking every precautionary measure there is to take; that’s surely what’s expected of us. But we must be aware of the virus called, ‘fear’; which could devour us if we let it. Everyday, we hear news of increasing cases and we look suspiciously at every face we see. We withdraw in fright when someone sneezes. What affects us more?

Some of us are glued to the television or radio waiting to hear news of worsening cases, ready to disseminate information; not minding if it throws people into a panic state. Yes, it’s true we need to be well informed on the happenings with COVID19 all over the globe; we also need to be encouraged.

Be heralds of good tidings in these perilous times as you encourage people to be calm even as they take precautions; not heralds of doom. Someone could die of a heart attack. 


Be an instrument of encouragement! 

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Nigerians React As FG Says Markets In Lockdown States Can Open Between 10am To 2pm Every 48 Hours

The Federal Government has said that markets in states currently observing a lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic are allowed to open between the hours of 10am and 2 pm every 48 hours.

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The Federal Government has said that markets in states currently observing a lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic are allowed to open between the hours of 10am and 2 pm every 48 hours.

The National co-ordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Aliyu Sani, announced this during the daily press briefing by the taskforce in Abuja today Wednesday April 1st.

“On arrival, all staff must be screened for a high temperature and all those found to have a high body temperature above 38, will be denied entry and advised to seek immediate medical attention. All deliveries for supplies and products for these supermarkets must be made between the hours of 5:00 am and 9:00 am,” Sani added

He stressed that at no time should the total number of customers inside each store exceed a third of the store’s total capacity. He urged shop owners to ensure that all shelves, aisles and stores are cleaned and disinfected and by 6:00 pm, staff are conveyed back to their respective homes.

Continue to see a guideline of how markets are to operate during the lockdown as shared by the presidency.

Nigerians react as FG says markets in lockdown states can open between 10am to 2pm every 48 hours

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Nigerians react as FG says markets in lockdown states can open between 10am to 2pm every 48 hours
Nigerians react as FG says markets in lockdown states can open between 10am to 2pm every 48 hours
Nigerians react as FG says markets in lockdown states can open between 10am to 2pm every 48 hours
Nigerians react as FG says markets in lockdown states can open between 10am to 2pm every 48 hours

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