The United Nations (UN) has released $2m to the Nigerian government to procure essential medical supplies to help contain the outbreak of pandemic coronavirus in the country.

Daily Trust reports that the UN resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, disclosed this at a national conference in Abuja on the COVID-19 crisis.

While speaking on the UN’s gestures to the country, the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, said the federal government would ensure resources were deployed to where they are needed most.

Meanwhile, previously Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife, caused quite a stir on social media on Monday, March 30, when the first class monarch gave a list of herbs that would help boost the immune system and battle coronavirus.

It was reported that in a series of tweets, Oba Ogunwusi talked about the virus and lamented how people failed to believe in traditional alternatives as a treatment for the global pandemic.

According to the monarch, on June 6, 2019, during the World Ifa Festival, it was predicted that a pandemic war would be raged on the world but people failed to believe.

The monarch also revealed that he is working with alternative medicine practitioners and is ready to offer advice on the traditional solution to the Covid-19 pandemic. He also warned against holding his advice with a fist of levity, adding that “tomorrow may be too late.”

In another report, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state tested positive for coronavirus. It was gathered that the governor confirmed this via his Twitter handle @seyiamakinde, on the evening of Monday, March 30.

Makinde, who is head of the Oyo COVID-19 task force, said he had handed over his duties in charge of the task force to the former chief medical director, University College Hospital (UCH), Professor Temitope Alonge.

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