Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Wednesday says religious centres will be allowed to hold the Thursday crossover worship services only in strict compliance with COVID -19 safety protocols.
Makinde in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, Wednesday, in Ibadan also approved the suspension of the 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. curfew earlier imposed on states by the Federal Government.
The governor said that officials of the State’s Task Force on COVID -19 would ensure strict compliance with the guidelines and advisories during the Yuletide and after.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the State Task Force on COVID-19 had on Tuesday, declared that the state government ruled out crossover services over curfew imposed by the Federal Government.
Makinde, however, endorsed the brief by Prof Temitope Alonge, the Chairman of the COVID-19 Taskforce Technical Team, on Wednesday, which reviewed the earlier pronouncement by the team and lifted the curfew.
He warned that worship centres must adhere strictly to the advisories and guidelines put in place to prevent the spread of the virus in the state.
The governor added that other advisories earlier released by the taskforce, including the directive of 50 per cent occupancy for worship and event centres, ban of street carnivals and others remained in effect.
According to him, all residents of the state are enjoined to adhere strictly to COVID – 19 guidelines, such as proper use of face masks, hand washing and social distancing requirements.
Quick Home Remedies To Get Rid of Sore Throat
Sore throats are among one of the most common health ailments. It refers to pain, itchiness, or irritation of the throat. Throat pain is the primary symptom of a sore throat. It might deteriorate when you attempt to swallow, and you might experience issues gulping food and fluids.
Sore throats may be caused by common cold, viral infections and bacterial infections.
Regardless of whether a sore throat isn’t serious enough for a trip to the doctor, it’s still painful and may and may keep you from getting a decent night’s rest. Luckily, various natural quick sore throat remedies can be used at home to help soothe sore throat pain and other symptoms, here are some;
Honey has been found to be more considerably more effective at taming nighttime coughs than common cough suppressants. It likewise shows that honey is an effective wound healer, which implies it may help speed healing for sore throats. Honey mixed in tea or taken on its own is a common household remedy for a sore throat.
2. Salt water
Gargling with warm salt water can help soothe a sore throat and break down secretions. It’s additionally known to assist with killing microbes in the throat. Make a saltwater solution with a half-teaspoon of salt in a full glass of warm water. Gargle it to help reduce swelling and keep the throat clean. This should be done every three hours or so.
3. Hot Sauce
It might sound peculiar to utilize hot sauce to mitigate a sore throat, however this has really been demonstrated to give alleviation to sore throats. Hot sauce is produced using peppers that are high in capsaicin, which can be utilized to battle irritation and give relief from discomfort. In this way, while it might burn from the outset, putting a couple of drops of hot sauce into a warm glass of water to swish may simply be the right solution for your sore throat.
Suck on lozenges or cough drops to keep the throat moist. Some brands have topical anesthetics, which will ease throat pain at least temporarily and last longer than sprays.
Lozenges with menthol also can feel refreshing and ease sore throat symptoms.
Peppermint is known for its ability to freshen breath. Diluted peppermint oil sprays may also relieve sore throats. Peppermint contains menthol, which helps thin mucus and calm sore throats and coughs. Peppermint also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, which may encourage healing.
Never use essential oils without mixing them with a carrier oil such as olive oil, sweet almond oil, or softened coconut oil. For peppermint oil, mix five drops of the essential oil with one ounce of the carrier oil of your choice. Never ingest essential oils.
Let’s Vaccinate The World Against Hunger – Akinwumi Adesina
President of African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina laid emphasis on the need to eradicate hunger, adding that hunger kills faster than The dreaded Covid 19 pandemic.
The AFDB president took his Twitter and to urge the world to take seriously the hunger that as ravaging some part of the world especially africa.
“For millions of poor people around the world, the risk of dying from hunger is greater than dying from COVID-19.” He wrote
He also called world leaders in another tweet to Join in the figth against hunger.
Let’s vaccinate the world against hunger @POTUS @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris @antonioguterres @EmmanuelMacron @BorisJohnson @FAODG @IFADPresident @WFPChief @WorldFoodPrize @SUN_Movement @DrTedros @AminaJMohammed
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