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BREAKING: Panic As 1 Of 5 People May Have Contracted Covid-19 Virus In Lagos

BREAKING: Panic As 1 Of 5 People May Have Contracted Covid-19 Virus In Lagos–According to latest reports released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research published earlier this week showed that at least 1 in 5 residents of Lagos, Enugu and Nasarawa states might have been infected with COVID-19 And for Gombe State, it was 1 in 10 persons.

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BREAKING: Panic As 1 Of 5 People May Have Contracted Covid-19 Virus In LagosAccording to latest reports released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research published earlier this week showed that at least 1 in 5 residents of Lagos, Enugu and Nasarawa states might have been infected with COVID-19 And for Gombe State, it was 1 in 10 persons.

The Genius Media Nigeria reports that “Survey findings released today revealed that the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies was 23% in Lagos and Enugu States, 19% in Nasarawa State, and 9% in Gombe State,” NCDC and NIMR said in a statement.

“This means that as many as 1 in 5 individuals in Lagos, Enugu and Nasarawa State would have ever been infected with SARS-CoV-2. In Gombe, the proportion is about 1 in 10.”

Lagos State is the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria and has the highest burden of the virus in the country – official statistics show that the state has recorded 55, 122 confirmed cases and 403 deaths from the virus as of February 24.

But the NCDC and NIMR survey suggests that the official record is grossly understated. With state authorities putting the population of the state at least 24.6 million, about 4, 920, 000 million might have contracted the virus.

Statistics by Johns Hopkin University Coronavirus Centre showed that at least 112.5 million people have been infected with 2.49 million deaths recorded worldwide as of 10:30 am (Nigerian time) on Thursday.

Between September and October 2020, the surveys were designed to improve the estimate of the burden of COVID-19 infection in the country and provide a more detailed estimate of the extent of infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus – the virus that causes COVID-19.

Blood samples were collected from over 10,000 individuals residing in a representative sample of households in the four states. The blood samples were then tested for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies applying locally validated laboratory tests.

Individuals who provided blood samples also answered a brief questionnaire that enabled the study team to characterise factors related to positivity and identify which population groups were most affected.

These rates of infection are higher than those reported through the national surveillance system and reveal that the spread of infection in the states surveyed is wider than is obvious from surveillance activities. This is not surprising for COVID-19, given that a majority of those infected do not have any symptoms.

BREAKING: Panic As 1 Of 5 People May Have Contracted Covid-19 Virus In Lagos

Results of the survey further showed higher rates of infection among: 1) males than females (for example, 10% vs. 7% in Gombe and 21% vs. 17% in Nasarawa); 2) urban compared to rural and residents (for example, 28% vs. 18% in Enugu and 23% vs. 19% in Lagos); and persons aged 18-64 years.

There were also variations across the local government areas (LGA) within the four states. The survey team noted that these observations are in tandem with what had been reported by the NCDC based on the national surveillance system.

In interpreting the results, the survey team noted that “SARS-CoV-2 emerged only one year ago and antibody response according to severity of infection and the duration of antibody persistence are not yet completely understood”.

Given the high proportion of asymptomatic cases in Nigeria, the true seroprevalence of ever having infection may be underestimated in the survey if individuals infected early in the outbreak no longer had sufficient antibodies for detection when the survey was conducted.

The results from the survey show that a significant proportion of people in Nigeria are still at risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and therefore, COVID-19. It is very important that Nigerians continue to adhere to public health and social measures including regular handwashing, proper use of face masks and physical distancing.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), the University College London (supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), and the respective State Ministries of Health supported implementation of the survey.

The survey is being expanded to more states with a priority to capture information from states in the North-West and South-South geopolitical zones which were not included in the initial round of surveys.

The Federal Ministry of Health, its agencies NCDC and NIMR as well as the PTF-COVID-19 remain committed to strengthening Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 and controlling the outbreak.

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Rite Foods Excites Sports Enthusiasts At Elegushi Peace Cup Tournament In Lagos

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Rite Foods Excites Sports Enthusiasts At Elegushi Peace Cup Tournament In Lagos

Rite Foods Excites Sports Enthusiasts At Elegushi Peace Cup Tournament In Lagos—-Rite Foods Limited, a truly world-class and proudly Nigerian foods and beverages company, on Friday, dazzled fans of celebrities, sport lovers, guests and Lagos residents as it threw its weight behind the 11:45 edition of Elegushi Peace Cup, that kept fans, spectators and guests in excitement.

The Elegushi Peace Cup was characterized by celebrity football matches at the Campus Mini Stadium, Lagos Island, to commemorate the 11th coronation anniversary and 45th birthday celebration of His Royal Majesty, Alaiyeluwa, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kusenla III), the Elegushi of Ikateland, who also flagged-off the tournament.

According to Oba Saheed Elegushi, the vision of the Elegushi Peace Cup is to promote peace and unity through passion. It is His Royal Majesty’s belief that for peace to reign in Nigeria, every stakeholder must rise up at this critical period with good initiatives that will complement the existing efforts by the various arms of government, and that ‘the traditional institution, as the custodians of the nation’s history and heritage must be supported to lead this new drive.’

“While the ‘Elegushi Peace Cup is the project, the Legends for Peace is the platform,” he said.

In her remark, the Assistant Brand Manager, Rite Foods Limited, Bolu Adedugbe, stated that the company, is committed to promoting the cultural values and heritage of the people as well as youth and sports development by creating valuable experiences through such platforms, hence, it has decided to celebrate with the Oba who is keenly interested in youth and sport development.

Rite Foods Excites Sports Enthusiasts At Elegushi Peace Cup Tournament In Lagos

“Elegushi Peace Cup created the platform for us to emotionally connect with our consumers and actively engage in community development to encourage sports and promote peace. The Fearless energy drinks brand being the frontline sponsor shows the brand is on the right platform as it has created its desired experience for consumers,” she stated.

She further congratulated the Oba for being a pillar of support for youths by championing causes to promote peace and unity.

It was an exciting experience for all as four teams which comprised team Nollywood, team Music, team Comedy and team Soccer, played a novelty tournament to promote peace and unity among Nigerians, especially the youths.

Team Nollywood players were top actors and film makers in the movie industry like AY, Fred Amata, IK Ogbonna, Rykardo Agbor amongst others. The music team comprised performing music stars and music makers like Zlatan, TG Omori, Praiz, Spyz etc.

Ex-super Eagles stars like Jay Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Daniel Amokachi, Ikpeba, Garba Lawal made up team soccer while team comedy includes top comedians like Akpororo, I go Save, Maleke, AY etc.

In the tournament, Team Nollywood emerged winners, thus clinching the trophy, with the next edition dubbed 12:46.

The ‘Fearless’ Energy brand as well as other Rite Foods products were readily available to keep all players, guests and fans refreshed and energized for the occasion that was spiced up by entertaining moments of football played by A-list celebrities and ex-international award-winning players, leaving fans clamoring for more enjoyment already created by the Rite Foods brand.

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Reno Omokri Send Strong Message To Celebrities Who Goes Broke In Old Age

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Reno Omokri Send Strong Message To Celebrities Who Goes Broke In Old AgeForemost Author, lawyer and Former aide to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri in a recent tweet has advised Nigerian celebrities to plan for their future as they may not get sympathy if they go broke in their old age.

The Genius Media Nigeria reportsThe political activist made the post on Twitter in reaction to the trending topic on veteran celebrities entering into depression in their old age.

Reno Omokri Send Strong Message To Celebrities Who Goes Broke In Old Age

He wrote:

If you are an actor, singer, or other celebrity, invest the money you make now for your future. Dont use it to go broke trying to look rich. Because, there’s little sympathy for celebrities who go broke in old age and accuse fans of abandoning them

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WEATHER FORECAST: NiMet Predicts Three Days Sunshine And Haziness

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WEATHER FORECAST: NiMet Predicts Three Days Sunshine And Haziness

WEATHER FORECAST: NiMet Predicts Three Days Sunshine And Haziness—-The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted sunshine and haziness from Saturday to Sunday across the country.

NiMet’s weather outlook released on Friday in Abuja predicted sunny and hazy skies over the Northern region with chances of thunderstorms over Taraba during the afternoon and evening hours on Saturday.

According to it, the North Central cities should be in partly cloudy skies during the morning hours.

The agency forecast chances of isolated thunderstorms over Kogi, Niger, Kwara, Southern Benue and Southern Nasarawa in the afternoon and evening hours.

It envisaged partly cloudy to cloudy skies over the Inland and Coastal cities of the South during the morning hours.

WEATHER FORECAST: NiMet Predicts Three Days Sunshine And Haziness

NiMet anticipated isolated thunderstorms over Imo, Ondo, Oyo, Edo, Delta, Abia, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Lagos and Cross River states in the afternoon and evening hours.

“For Sunday, Sunny and hazy skies should prevail over the Northern part of the country with prospects of dust haze over Borno, Yobe and Jigawa within the forecast period.

“Partly cloudy to cloudy skies are expected over the North Central cities during the morning hours with chances of a few thunderstorms over parts of Plateau, Nasarawa and Federal capital Territory during the afternoon and evening period.

“It should be mostly cloudy skies over the Inland and Coastal cities of the South with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers and Bayelsa states during the morning hours,” it said.

According to it, isolated thunderstorms are expected over Ebonyi, Abia, Enugu, Anambra, Imo and the entire Coastal cities of the South.

NiMet predicted sunny and hazy skies over the Northern region with prospects of dust haze over Borno, Yobe, Kano, Katsina, Gombe and Jigawa during the forecast period.

It envisaged partly cloudy to sunny skies over the North Central cities with chances of isolated thunderstorms over Kwara and Kogi during the afternoon and evening hours.

“Partly cloudy to cloudy skies should prevail over the Inland and Coastal cities of the South in the morning hours.

“Also, with prospects of a few thunderstorms over Enugu, Imo, Abia, Edo, Ekiti, Ogun, Oyo, Rivers , Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Edo and Delta states during the afternoon and evening hours,” NiMet predicted.

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