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PTF Must Approve School Reopening In Nigeria – Minister For Education

Coronavirus Nigeria

Coronavirus Nigeria

The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Emeka Nwajiuba has come out to say that the ministry now has enough information to make a decision on school reopening in Nigeria.

He however revealed that such information and decision would have to be presented to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

According to him, he never said coronavirus was a sham, and anyone who says or reports otherwise is only being economical with the truth.

He added that coronavirus is very real and citizens must keep protecting themselves from getting infected.

His words, “I am constrained to refute this allegation that some of our brothers in the media reported that I said Coronavirus is a sham.

β€œNone of those things happened, Coronavirus is real, may be they could not understand my grammar.”

β€œOur children are kept at home because we may not know who is infected”.

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Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can be mild, such as some cases of the common cold (among other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), and others that can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. Symptoms in other species vary: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea. There are yet to be vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.

Coronaviruses constitute the subfamily Orthocoronavirinae, in the family Coronaviridae, order Nidovirales, and realm Riboviria. They are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome and a nucleocapsid of helical symmetry. The genome size of coronaviruses ranges from approximately 27 to 34 kilobases, the largest among known RNA viruses. The name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” or “halo”, which refers to the characteristic appearance reminiscent of a crown or a solar corona around the virions (virus particles) when viewed under two-dimensional transmission electron microscopy, due to the surface covering in club-shaped protein spikes.

Human coronaviruses were first discovered in the late 1960s. The earliest ones discovered were an infectious bronchitis virus in chickens and two in human patients with the common cold (later named human coronavirus 229E and human coronavirus OC43). Other members of this family have since been identified, including SARS-CoV in 2003, HCoV NL63 in 2004, HKU1 in 2005, MERS-CoV in 2012, and SARS-CoV-2 (formerly known as 2019-nCoV) in 2019. Most of these have involved serious respiratory tract infections.

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