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SGF, Wife in Isolation as Household Members Test Positive For COVID-19
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, and his wife have gone into isolation after some members of their household tested positive for COVID-19.
Mustapha, who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday.
Although he did not specify who the infected persons are, he noted that their health status was confirmed on Saturday evening, though symptomatic, they have been isolated at one of the government’s treatment centers where they were receiving care.
He added that he took the test along with his wife and the results came back negative but would remain in self-isolation according to protocols by the health authorities. #
26 army officers test positive for COVID-19
The Nigerian Army officially announced on Sunday night that 26 senior officers have so far tested positive for COVID-19, in the wake of the death of its General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division Port Harcourt, Maj.- Gen. Johnson Irefin.
Irefin attended the Chief of Army Staff Conference in Abuja on Monday, where he complained about some discomfort. A day after, he showed classic symptoms of the virus: fever, headache, and mild cough.
A test later confirmed he had COVID-19.
Despite the efforts to stabilize him, he died of the virus on Thursday 10 December, triggering the shutdown of the conference.
The army chief, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai went into isolation and also ordered all the officers who attended the conference to isolate and offer themselves for testing. #
Enugu State to establish Technology Hub centers
Enugu State Government is set to establish Enugu Technology Hub and Youth Innovation Centers at Enugu City and Obollo Afor.
This was announced by the Commissioner for Science and Technology, Obi Kama, in a statement released in Enugu on Sunday.
Kama said that all-important projects, initiated by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to bring technology-driven innovations down to the grassroots for the digital economy, have reached an advanced stage.
He further disclosed that the services that will be rendered at the Technology Hub centers are computer training programmes, solar skills acquisition training, computer coding, and website designs amongst other things.
UK, EU Agree to Extend Brexit Talks Deadline
The European Union and Britain will return to the negotiating table on Monday after agreeing to abandon a supposed make-or-break deadline for a post-Brexit trade pact.
E.U chief Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said last week they would decide whether an agreement was possible by the end of Sunday, but agreed in a crisis call to “go the extra mile”.
EU negotiator Michel Barnier and Britain’s David Frost held talks late on Saturday and early on Sunday. They have been alternating between the capitals but a European official said that, for the moment, they would remain in Brussels. #
Salah Rescues Liverpool In Fulham Draw
Mohamed Salah spared Liverpool’s blushes as the Egyptian’s late penalty rescued a 1-1 draw against struggling Fulham on Sunday.
Liverpool remains in second place and sit behind leaders Tottenham on goal difference.
Crystal Palace’s late equalizer in their 1-1 draws against Tottenham just before Liverpool kicked off had given the Reds a chance to go top if they won in west London.
Instead, they will have to wait until Wednesday’s summit meeting with Tottenham at Anfield for their next chance to knock Jose Mourinho’s team out of pole position. #
Please do well to stay safe, maintain physical and social distance, and wear your face masks while going about your daily activities.