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Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 disease…
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported three hundred and forty-eight confirmed new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The agency disclosed the details on its verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, June 3. The new update brings the overall number of confirmed cases of the novel virus in Nigeria to 11166.
Prophet TB Joshua, pastor of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) has spoken out on the heels of the announcement by the federal government lifting the ban on religious gatherings.
The popular Nigerian pastor in his reaction said despite the announcement from the government, he will only open his own church when he “hears from God” to do so.
It will be recalled that a ban was imposed on religious gatherings across the country about two months ago, to check the spread of coronavirus.
According to the pastor, he received a “revelation” from God about the church’s initial closure and won’t reopen until he receives express instruction to do so.
“Viewers, that same God we are waiting to hear from on when to reopen – when things will go back to normal – as usual,” Joshua said in a statement released to his official social media channels.
“God’s time is the best. We are waiting at His feet for that time. We are tarrying for the Holy Spirit’s instruction,” he continued, calling on his followers to “pray without ceasing”.
The death of Ibanga Bassey Etang, executive director, finance and administration of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has confirmed by the commission.
Etang is said to have died from COVID-19 complications.
Following his death, the commission shut its head office in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, while urging its staff to self isolate immediately.
The action fueled rumours that Etang had lost his life to COVID-19 but the commission had asked the public to disregard such reports.
However, in a statement yesterday, Charles Odili, NDDC’s director of corporate affairs, said the family of the deceased authorised the commission to announce that the late executive director tested positive for COVID-19.