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The State Government has announced plan to conduct a clinical trial on the effectiveness of chloroquine to manage coronavirus.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday.

Abayomi stated that the drug had not been ascertained as an effective treatment for the disease.

He added that Lagos was monitoring the global research space to clearly define the efficiency of Chloroquine.

”We do not have any hard evidence that chloroquine is effective in preventing or managing COVID-19. We are watching the global research space to clearly define its efficiency in COVID-19,” he said.

Abayomi warned that chloroquine had significant side effects and should not be used without medical supervision.

The commissioner urged the public not to panic but adhere to instructions of the government.

Abayomi appealed to citizens not to use the present situation to hike or hoard domestic consumables and enrich themselves.

Also on Friday,  restricted international flights to Lagos and Kano.

The federal government has slammed travel ban on two additional countries. Those affected now 15.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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BREAKING: Nigeria records six new COVID-19 cases, 238 in total

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The Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night, reported six new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 238.

According to NCDC, “Six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 2 in Kwara, 2 in Edo, 1 in Rivers and 1 in the FCT.

As at 09:30 pm 6th April there are 238 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-five have been discharged with five deaths”

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Police inspector kills fuel attendant.

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An inspector of police identified as Stanley Azu serving under Azumini Police Division in Ukwa East LGA of Abia State has reportedly killed a petrol station staff in Obingwa LGA.

The incident happened along popular New Umuahia road.

Inspector Stanley was said to have tried stopping a vehicle that violated the lockdown order but the driver defied the instruction.

Sources in the area said that the police inspector chased the driver and reportedly fired at him.

The bullet strayed and hit Chibuisi, who was in his business centre.

Chibuisi was said to have been pronounced dead at Abia State Teaching Hospital where he was rushed to for urgent medical attention.

Chibuisi until his death was a staff of Greenmac Energy Ltd, a Petroleum Station Company owned by his in-law.

Abia Police Commissioner, Ene Okon, confirmed the arrest of the officer and said that the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) has taken over the matter.

Okon said that the police as an institution does not take such action of the inspector lightly.

“That police inspector was arrested immediately and detained.

“As I’m talking to you, SCID has taken over the matter and are investigating the police inspector for murder.

“We have our rules of engagement, we have our standard of operation and procedure and we have our own Force Order 237 as reviewed.

“That order has to do with when a police officer has to use his firearm and it’ll be justified,” Okon said.

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