Lagos conducts 42,348 COVID-19 tests

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Sunday said that the state tested a total of 42,348 samples for COVID-19 as at July 3.Abayomi, who made the disclosure on his Twitter account, said that of the 42,348 samples, 10,926 returned positive.He said that 748 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the state on[...]

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In spite touted cure, Madagascar re-imposes lockdown amid surge in virus cases

Madagascar has placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in coronavirus infections, two months after the restrictions were eased, the presidency announced Sunday.“The Analamanga region (under which the capital is situated) is returning to full lockdown,” the presidency said in a statement.No traffic will be allowed in or out of[...]

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Top Egyptian actress, Ragaa al-Geddawy, dies of COVID-19

Famed Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy died on Sunday after contracting the COVID-19 disease, the actors union said. She was 81.“Ragaa al-Geddawy passed away this morning due to COVID-19,” union head Ashraf Zaki told AFP.“No public funeral was arranged for health reasons.”Geddawy tested positive for the illness caused by the novel coronavirus in late May and[...]

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Physical distancing impossible on flights, says aviation minister

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika said it is almost impossible to achieve physical distancing on flights without hurting the revenue of airlines.He said this during a webinar attended by stakeholders in the aviation sector. The webiner focused on the status of the industry restart.Sirika was responding to a question from the Managing Director of Aero[...]

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COVID-19: Ghanaian President goes into isolation

Ghana’s president has gone into self-isolation for two weeks as a precautionary measure despite testing negative for coronavirus, the government said, after one of his contacts was confirmed to have the illness.President Nana Akufo-Addo began his quarantine on Saturday and will be working from the presidential villa in Accra, capital of the West African country,[...]

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1,864 pass Law School Bar Final Exams- D-G

The Council of Legal Education has said that 1, 864 students of the Nigerian Law School passed the Bar Final Examinations conducted in January. The council made this known in a statement signed by the Director-General of the School, Prof. Isa Chiroma on Sunday in Abuja.The council, while releasing the results said that a total[...]

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Mexico surpasses France in coronavirus death toll

Mexico reported 523 more coronavirus deaths on Saturday, pushing its tally to 30,366, overtaking France to become the fifth-highest in the world.The health ministry also reported 6,914 new infections and a total of 252,165 confirmed cases.Deputy Health Minister Hugo Gatell reiterated that the actual number of infected was probably significantly higher.“We knew from the beginning[...]

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South Africa reports 10,000 new COVID-19 infections in 24-hour

South Africa on Saturday reported more than 10,000 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, the highest daily jump on record for the country as it hurtles towards an anticipated spike.Daily tallies released by the health ministry showed 10,853 new confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, taking the cumulative tally since March when the virus first arrived in the country[...]

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