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Peru officially classifies trans people, inters+x as ‘m+ntally ill’

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The Peruvian government has officially changed its laws to legally classify transgender, nonbinary and inters£x p£ople as m+ntally ill.

Peru’s President Dina Boluarte signed the decree into law last week, categorizing gender identities as outright m+ntal illness.

According to The Telegraph, the country’s health ministry said the decree was the only way Peru’s public health services could “guarantee full coverage of medical attention for m+ntal health”.

This decision has sparked significant backlash across the country. It follows a recent move by lawmakers to remove references to gender equality from school textbooks, which has severely undermined educational efforts aimed at preventing domestic vi%lence and fem+cide.

Health Minister César Vásquez has not addressed the controversy surrounding the decree but has defended President Dina Boluarte, who is currently under investigation for the unexplained acquisition of expensive jewellery, including a diamond-encrusted Cartier bracelet valued at £40,000.

Last week, her brother Nicanor Boluarte was arrested for selling senior jobs in the government. The president responded by dismantling an elite police anti-corruption unit and unsuccessfully attempting to block the publication of official statistics showing a rise in poverty.

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Actress Uche Elendu bemoans the price of a crate of eggs amid rising food inflation.

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Uche Elendu’s Concern About the Price of Eggs

Nollywood actress Uche Elendu has expressed her shock and concern over the high price of a crate of eggs, which now costs N6000 in her area

This is part of the rising food inflation in Nigeria, where prices of food items are increasing, and citizens are finding it challenging to afford basic needs

Netizens have reacted to Uche Elendu’s lamentation, with some mocking her and others understanding her concern

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Cholera Outbreak: 17 Cases And 15 Deaths Confirmed In Lagos

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Lagos State government has confirmed 17 cases of cholera out of 350 suspected cases across 29 wards in the state, resulting in 15 fatalities.

Ekwutosblog reports that the government has activated its Public Health Emergency Operations Centre at Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, to address the increasing number of severe gastroenteritis cases across multiple local government areas (LGAs) in the state, according to a statement released on Saturday.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, revealed that laboratory investigations have confirmed the presence of Cholera sub-type O-1, which is associated with more severe disease. While cases are subsiding in previously affected LGAs due to interventions and surveillance efforts, new cases are being recorded in previously unaffected areas.

To control the outbreak, the government has collected water, food, and beverage samples from affected LGAs and is conducting inspections of facilities. Cholera kits are being prepositioned in health facilities across the state, and public health education campaigns are underway.

Residents are urged to take precautionary measures, including drinking safe water, cooking food thoroughly, maintaining personal hygiene, and reporting symptoms like watery diarrhea or vomiting immediately.

The Commissioner for ealth noted that the treatment for suspected cholera is provided free of charge at all government facilities, and the government will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide regular updates.

“During this Ileya festive season, residents are advised to drink safe water, cook food thoroughly, maintain personal hygiene, wash hands regularly, use sanitiser, and avoid overcrowded places.

“Reporting symptoms like watery diarrhoea or vomiting immediately is also crucial, to save lives and prevent transmission to other members of the community.

“Treatment for suspected cholera is provided free of charge at all government facilities as part of government standard public health response.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide regular updates. Residents are advised to stay informed and adhere to public health advisories to ensure their safety and well-being during this period.”

 

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NAFDAC Lifts Ban On Sale Of Alcoholic Drinks In Sachets, Pet Bottles After Meeting With House Of Representatives

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NAFDAC Lifts Ban on Alcoholic Drinks in Sachets and Pet Bottles

Temporary Lift: The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has temporarily lifted the ban on the sale and consumption of sachet alcoholic beverages following a meeting with the House of Representatives

Economic Reasons: The ban was lifted due to economic reasons, and it will remain in effect until the economy recovers from the current downturn ¹

Initial Ban: NAFDAC had banned the production of beverages in small sachets and bottles due to concerns over drug abuse, especially among young Nigerians

Investigation: The House of Representatives had mandated its committee on NAFDAC to investigate the circumstances surrounding the ban, leading to the temporary lift

Health Concerns: Medical experts have warned that lifting the ban will lead to increased health risks, including acute health complications, road traffic accidents, and alcohol-related problems

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