Posted on Thu 11 Feb 2021, 01:18 PM

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned of a “false sense of security” in Europe, saying most of the continent’s nations were still vulnerable despite a fall in Covid cases.

WHO Europe director Hans Kluge told a press conference that “the decline in cases conceals increasing numbers of outbreaks and community spread involving variants of concern.”

More than a million cases are registered every week across the 53 member states in the UN agency’s European region, which includes several in central Asia.

Posted on Mon 11 Jan 2021, 02:42 PM

Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHDA), says there were 22 deaths out of the 57 cases of Lassa fever recorded in Bauchi State in 2020.

Rilwanu stated this on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Bauchi.

He said that the agency, however, conducted decontamination exercises in 6,000 houses, markets, and wells in various communities to curtail the spread of the disease.

“The preventive measure has reduced cases of Lassa with only three new ones recorded in 2021.

Posted on Tue 8 Dec 2020, 05:42 PM

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Bauchi office, says it received no fewer than 214 cases of human rights violations across the state between March and November.

State coordinator of the commission, Miss Dala Yatchi, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Bauchi when she visited the chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Bauchi council, Malam Umar Saidu.

Yatchi said that the reported cases included rape, domestic violence, forced marriages, police brutality to other related abuses.

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