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UNCG COVID 19 Update for 3rd May


NIGERIA  In Enugu, UN provided support to the Ministry of Environment for the disinfection of major markets, secretariats, schools, public buildings and roads across 17 LGAs.  In Rivers, support was given to RUWASSA to second 10 Hygiene/ decontamination specialists to the RRT’s COVID-19 decontamination and hygiene promotion response in 150 health facilities and 350 households in high-risk communities.  In Benue, UN supported the formation and inauguration of State, LGA and ward level COVID-19 Action Committees.  In Kaduna, UN continues to support the State Government in identifying WASH gaps as well as provide technical support in targeting for the ongoing state-funded COVID-19 WASH activities.  In Borno State, the United Nations has provided orientation on COVID-19 preventative measures for community sensitisation to 1,867 community nutrition mobilizers in 10 LGAs. Nearly 50,000 caregivers were trained on mother MUAC screening across eight LGAs in Borno State and three LGAs in Yobe State.

GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE  NCDC has published Implementation guidelines for the containment of COVID-19  NCDC has also published the Self Isolation and Quarantine guidelines  NCDC has reported that it has tested a total of 17,566 samples. Laboratory testing capacity has now been increased to 2500 per day , according to NCDC  NCDC launched COVID19 dashboard to track cases in Nigeria with data on individual states including FCT: http://  The Edo State government yesterday claimed it had screened over 40,000 persons in the state for coronavirus, allegedly leveraging a strategic partnership with private hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, which complemented the screening exercise ongoing across designated government hospitals.— Thisday SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT/ RESPONSE  A Pandemic Compounding Our Woes— Thisday  No fewer than 788 almajiris from Nasarawa State have been repatriated to their various home states. - Punch  Despite accessing $3.4billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Federal Government still needs at least $10.6billion or about N4.1trillion to address the gaps in the country’s Balance of Payment (BOP), without mounting pressure on the foreign exchange reserves of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). - Guardian