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#Covid19: Corona Virus Spreads in Nigeria as Zamfara Records First Case.

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     Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State said he received a report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday night, informing him that two residents in the state have been infected with the coronavirus disease.

    The governor advised the people of the state to take more proactive measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic. Matawalle said his administration has already banned all gatherings including the Ramadan night prayers, calling on the people of the state to abide by the social distancing rule.

     He stressed that the state has prepared two isolation centres and also purchased all relevant equipment for the fight against the pandemic. Over 25 states have been recorded cases of the novel virus across Nigeria.

The NCDC said the country’s cases now spill over 1000 while over 30 fatalities have been recorded.

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Groups call for end to nationwide #endSARs protest.

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A group, Citizens Action for Good Governance (CAGG) has called for a halt of the #EndSARS protests, decrying the alarming increase in violent assaults carried out against both citizens and police officers.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, October 19, the national coordinator of CAGG, Nazir Galadanchi said the protesters should reason with the government and listen to calls and appeals by many well-meaning citizens. Galadanchi further said the heightened insecurity has tarnished the image of the country amongst the comity of nations.

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“The peace of Nigeria should have been the overriding imperative of all. No person or group, no matter how aggrieved, should be allowed to undermine or threaten national security, unity, tranquillity, peace and harmony. “We would like to appeal to our fellow Nigerians, especially young people to halt the protests for their safety because their demands are already being attended to by the government, and we are optimistic that there will be a better life for all.’’

He also appealed to leaders and persons of influence, including celebrities and religious leaders, to persuade their followers and fans to discontinue the protests.

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