COVID-19 patient dies in commercial bus in Niger

By AdvocateNews on 08/05/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,027


• State govt orders corpse, passengers excorted back to Lagos

Badeggi in the Katcha Local Government Area of Niger State was thrown into confusion when one of the passengers that violated the interstate night travel ban died in a commercial vehicle.

It was learnt that a commercial bus with registration number, JJJ 349 XN, was travelling from Lagos to a northern state through the Bida- Badeggi-Lambata high way when the vehicle broke down at Badeggi.

Our correspondent gathered that one George Udom, alerted the Niger State Task Force on COVID-19 to the presence of the bus at Badeggi in the early hours of Thursday.

The Bida zonal unit of the task force upon getting there discovered that one of the passengers suspected to be a COVID -19 patient had died.

The Chairman of the state  COVID-19 task force, who is also the Secretary to Niger State Government, Ibrahim Matane, briefed Governor Abubakar Bello about the development.

Director General of ICT and Public Enlightenment in the Governor’s  Office, Abdul Bergki, who also confirmed this in his official Twitter handle, said, “To avoid infection, the chairman has been directed to call mechanics, fix the vehicle and escort the bus out of Niger State with security personnel back to where they are coming from and hand them over to the authorities there.

“All those to be involved must wear face mask, hand gloves, eyeglasses before touching the vehicle for repairs.” --Punch

Posted 08/05/2020 02:54:22 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Mega Money Rain: Access Bank's DiamondXtra Set to...

Man rapes mother, former in-law, blames act on...

#EndSARS: Osun Gov’s convoy attacked

Dino Melaye declares for Kogi guber race

Man jailed over love scam in Ilorin

20 dead, 50 wounded, as terrorists hit prison,...

Fed Govt to recall envoy over closure of...

Kaduna forestry college students released 56 days after...

Social media man Mompha re-arraigned over ‘N33b fraud’...

Coronavirus: Don’t relax lockdown now, NMA warns govs...

Facebook deletes Buhari’s post against South East

Govs rooting for state police inviting anarchy –IGP...

 

Latest News Police kill bandits’ leader, Yellow Magaji who terrorizes Abuja-Kaduna road in hotel Gov. Ugwuanyi unveils action plan for tackling water supply challenge in Enugu COVID-19: FG directs all civil servants to resume, get vaccinated Over 500 arrested IPOB members languishing at Kaduna military camps - spokesman Crypto transactions in Russia hit $5bn Nigeria’s obsolete curriculum limiting innovation, tech development – Cleric 400-level student found dead in varsity hostel We found names of babies in Borno payroll — Zulum Notorious kidnapper Evans sentenced to death by hanging Archbishop to Parishioners: No PVCs, no wedding, burial ceremonies 95 Obigbo, Orlu residents abducted by Nigerian soldiers discovered in Kaduna Prisons - Intersociety Sit-At-Home Persists: Gunmen warn Soludo, Ohanaeze, others

 

Most Read Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (220,793 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (220,789 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (220,789 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (220,787 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (220,786 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (220,786 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (220,784 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (220,772 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (214,542 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (214,226 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (167,124 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (165,381 views)

 

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (18) NEWS (7,330) FAITH (158) POLITICS (495) SOCIETY (132) SPORTS (56) BUSINESS (370) HEALTH (59) EDUCATION (50) ENTERTAINMENT (55) INTERNATIONAL (183) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (40)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.