Covid-19: Expo 2020 Dubai to seek one-year postponement

Following in the footsteps of Olympics and other world activities, organizers of the Dubai 2020 expo is about to make a statement on the possibility of postponing the event earlier scheduled to hold this year. Expo 2020 Dubai is exploring the possibility of postponing the event by one year in order to allow the world[...]

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Man Arrested For Teaching Dog How To Drive

An American has left authorities dumbfounded after they found his dog behind the wheel following a high-speed chase. The man, 51-year-old Alberto Tito Alejandro who is a resident of the western US state of Washington was arrested on Sunday afternoon after police received calls about a driver hitting two vehicles in an area south of Seattle and[...]

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US evacuate citizen who tested positive for coronavirus in Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has on Wednesday announced an evacuation of an American citizen who tested positive for coronavirus to the United States. “One of the confirmed case who is an American citizen has been evacuated to USA,” Abayomi said on Twitter on Wednesday.  “The total #COVID-19 cases in Lagos is[...]

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Cuba expresses readiness to assist Nigeria in tackling corona virus

Cuba has expressed readiness to assist Nigeria in tacking the corona virus. Presently doctors in Cuba are in Europe assisting the local health authorities in the management of the disease. Cuba, the Caribbean nation whose biomedical industry is currently attracting global acclaim for the impressive results its “wonder drug,” the interferon Alpha 2B, had in[...]

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CBN-led coalition to tackle coronavirus has raised N15 billion

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said monetary contributions to the account set up under the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) stands at about N15 billion as at Wednesday, April 1. The CBN spokesperson, Isaac Okorafor, said the list of 37 donors include individuals, banks and other corporate organisations. Details of the contributions showed that[...]

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World faces food crisis in wake of coronavirus – UN, WTO

The heads of three global agencies warned Wednesday of the risk of a worldwide “food shortage” if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly.Many governments around the world have put their populations on lockdown causing severe slow-downs in international trade and food supply chains.Panic buying by people going into confinement has already demonstrated[...]

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COVID-19: 11-year-old Indonesian girl dies after contracting virus

An 11-year-old girl has become Indonesia’s youngest person to die after contracting the coronavirus, officials said Wednesday, as the country’s death toll from COVID-19 nearly tripled from a week ago.The girl, who was also suffering from dengue fever, was admitted to a hospital on Madura Island off the coast of Java on March 19.She had[...]

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Covid-19: China reports 1,300 asymptomatic virus cases after public concern

China on Wednesday said it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the first time it has released such data following public concern over people who have tested positive but are not showing symptoms.Health officials also reported the first imported case from abroad in Wuhan — the epicentre where the virus first emerged late last[...]

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Iran floods leave 21 dead

Flooding in Iran caused by heavy rainfall has left 21 people dead and one missing, an emergency services spokesman said Wednesday, even as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.Mojtaba Khaledi told Iran’s ISNA news agency that 22 people had also been injured, with most of the casualties in southern or central provinces.He said 11 people[...]

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Beijing 2022 Olympics face ‘special situation’ after Tokyo delay

Beijing 2022 organisers said they face “a special situation” after the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics means less than six months between the Summer and Winter Games.The Tokyo Olympics are now scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021 after they were put back a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.However, with[...]

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Juve may sell Ronaldo

Juventus are reportedly considering selling star man Cristiano Ronaldo in order to raise cash for life after coronavirus.As one of the world’s most affected countries, Italy and the Serie A have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.There has been no football in the top flight since March 9, when most games were played behind[...]

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Villager fakes death to avoid COVID-19 lockdown

A Kashmiri villager faked his death and travelled more than a hundred miles in an ambulance with four others in a desperate bid to circumvent India’s virus lockdown and return home, police said Wednesday.Hakim Din was being treated for a minor head injury at a hospital in Jammu when an ambulance driver suggested the 70-year-old[...]

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UN announces COVID-19 emergency response for in North-East Nigeria

The United Nations in Nigeria on Tuesday declared it is taking emergency preparedness and response measures to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus to the most vulnerable crisis-affected people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.These measures also address immediate humanitarian consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic should it spread to north-east Nigeria.“We will not wait for COVID-19[...]

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