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12 Food Items You Should Never Refrigerate



Ever since we discovered the refrigerator, it has become a safe haven for our food items. We keep everything in it so it’s safe for consumption after a period of time. But not every food item should be refrigerated.

Here are some food items you shouldn’t keep in a fridge.

1. Hot Sauce

Whether it’s pepper sauce or any sauce that is hot and spicy shouldn’t be kept in the fridge. The reasons is that, hot sauce stays fresh for years years without refrigerating it, putting it in the fridge decreases it’s life span.

2. Tomatoes

Putting tomatoes in the fridge stops it from ripening and kill it’s flavor.

3. Bread

The lifespan of bread is very short, putting it in the fridge makes it go stale even faster.

4. Onions

Onions should be kept in a dry and ventilated area. Keeping in the fridge dries it out, leaving it soft, which makes it decay faster.

5. Avocado

Avocado, just like the tomato, won’t ripen faster if you put it in the fridge.

6. Honey

Honey never spoils and shouldn’t be refrigerated, since the only point of refrigeration is to keep food items from spoiling.

7. Watermelon

The only time watermelon should be kept in the fridge is when it’s cut, uncut watermelon shouldn’t be kept in the fridge.

8. Banana

Just like many of the aforementioned, when banana is kept in the fridge, it stops it from ripening. You can however put banana in the fridge if it’s too ripe to stop it from ripening more.

9. Ketchup

Ketchup shouldn’t be kept in the fridge.

10. Cooking Oil

All oils, except for groundnut oil, should never be kept in the fridge.

11. Apple

Apples could last a week without refrigerating it, refrigerating it decreases it’s life span.

12. Groundnut Paste (Peanut Butter)

It doesn’t need to be refrigerated as it’s good on it’s own for months.

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Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross



Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.

Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.

Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines

These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.

Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.

This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.

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COVID-19: Cross River Govt Kicks Against Stigmatisation, Urges Residents To Get Tested



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COVID-19 health workers

COVID-19 health workers

The Cross River Government has kicked against stigmatisation of people with COVID-19 in the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu stated this on Monday while sensitizing the residents of Yakurr and Abi Local Government Areas of the state.

Dr. Edu while sensitizing the residents of the area pointed out that the disease is not a death sentence, rather residents should go for test to know their status.

Also Read: Cross River Govt Issues Strong Warning To Biafra Agitators

She went on to emphasize the need for leaders within the communities to get involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, ways to prevent the disease, and preventable deaths adding that testing centres have been established in both communities.

She also reiterated the need to strengthen the health system and promote health within the communities.

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PTF: Despite Presenting Negative COVID-19 Results, 40 Percent Of Passengers On A Single Int’l Flight Tested Positive



Sank Aliyu
Sank Aliyu

Sani Aliyu

The Federal Government has raised the alarm over COVID-19 test results being presented by international flights passenger.

Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, raised the alarm while appearing before a joint Senate committee on health and aviation.

Read Also: The Right Ways To Enlist Nurse Call System To Fight Covid-19

Ibrahim Oloriegbe, chairman, Senate Committee on Health, at the meeting, had expressed concern about the protocols for international flight operations about COVID-19 test requirements.

Responding to the concern, Aliyu expressed that some international flight passengers who presented negative COVID-19 results tested positive for thereon arrival in Nigeria.

Aliyu said there was an instance in which 40 percent of passengers on a single flight tested positive for COVID-19, despite presenting negative COVID-19 results before boarding.

Speaking further, he justified the measure put in place for flight operations, while he also revealed that the validity period of test had been reduced to four days from the initial seven days to prevent repeat occurrences.


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