Second Coronavirus case in Nigeria confirmed

The Honourable Minister of Health has announced a second confirmed case of COVID19 in Nigeria.This second case is a contact of the index case, in Ogun state. The new case has been in isolation and was tested as part of our strategy to test all contacts of the index case. The NCDC released a statement[...]

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Sudan PM, Hamdok, survives assassination attempt

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok according to State Media report escaped an assassination attempt in the nation’s capital, Khartoum.Statement released from the Prime Minister’s office reads in part, “An explosion hit as Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s car was driving by but thank God no one was hurt,”Members of Hamdok’s office confirmed to Al Jazeera that[...]

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Germany says coronavirus cases top 1,000

The number of coronavirus cases in Germany has passed 1,000, official data from the Robert Koch Institute disease control centre showed on Monday.There are now a total of 1,112 confirmed cases in Europe’s biggest economy, with the region of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) reporting 484 infections — the highest number among Germany’s 16 states.In a bid[...]

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Buhari’s govt is the worst, most wicked in Nigeria’s history — Oyedepo

The Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said the present government of Nigeria is the worst thing that has ever happened to the country and that the days of President Muhammadu Buhari are numbered.Speaking during the church’s second service at Faith Tabernacle, Ota, Ogun State,[...]

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Uber, delivery services to compensate drivers who catch coronavirus

Multiple rideshare and food delivery companies are following in the footsteps of Uber, which announced it would compensate its drivers who catch the new coronavirus.Uber on Saturday announced that drivers who provided documentation that shown they had been diagnosed with COVID-19 or quarantined by health authorities would “receive compensation for a period of up to[...]

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‘Sad to play’ in empty stadium, says Juventus chief

Aaron Ramsey starred as Juventus beat title rivals Inter Milan 2-0 on Sunday to reclaim top spot in Serie A in a game played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.Earlier in the day, Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora called for the league season to be put on hold.His statement caused chaos at the[...]

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Army saved me from death twice, says Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State said the Nigerian Army had saved him from imminent death on two occasions.Makinde spoke at a reception organised in his honour by the General Officer Commanding, 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Anthony Omozoje, at the Tiger’s Den, Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment, Odogbo, Ibadan, Oyo State.He said, “To some people,[...]

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Ighalo: My parents couldn’t afford PayTv

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has revealed how he used his lunch money to watch his boyhood club at viewing centers because his parents couldn’t afford to pay for sports channels.The former Watford player was signed by Olé Gunnar Solskjaer from Shanghai Shenhua following a hip injury to Marcus Rashford.Ighalo, who described his move to[...]

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Egypt records first coronavirus death in Africa

A German tourist who was being treated for coronavirus in Egypt is the first fatality to be recorded in Africa because of the outbreak.The 60-year-old had arrived in Egypt a week ago and complained of a fever.He was taken to a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada for treatment where he was diagnosed[...]

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Two Australian schools close as coronavirus cases jump

Two schools in the Australian city of Sydney closed on Monday after three students tested positive for the coronavirus, taking Australia’s tally of cases to more than 80 as the government prepares a fiscal stimulus to ward off recession. Australia has seen a worrying increase in coronavirus cases in the past couple of days, though[...]

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Italy quarantines 16 million people, battles coronavirus spread

Italy has placed up to 16 million people under quarantine as it battles to contain the spread of coronavirus.Anyone living in Lombardy and 14 other central and northern provinces will need special permission to travel. Milan and Venice are both affected.Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte also announced the closure of schools, gyms, museums, nightclubs and other[...]

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