Brazil Recaptures Inmates Who Escaped In COVID-19 Riot

  Brazilian authorities said Tuesday they had recaptured 586 inmates who escaped from their minimum-security prisons after their right to leave on temporary furloughs was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. But they estimated that 789 others remained on the run, after a series of riots Monday in four prisons in Sao Paulo state. The … Continue reading Brazil Recaptures Inmates Who Escaped In COVID-19 Riot

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Venezuela Asks IMF For $5bn Aid Over Coronavirus

  President Nicolas Maduro asked the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday for a $5 billion loan to help crisis-worn Venezuela cope with the onslaught of the coronavirus. In a letter to IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva, Maduro said a $5 billion loan from the IMF’s Rapid Financing Instrument “will contribute significantly to strengthening our detection and response systems.” The … Continue reading Venezuela Asks IMF For $5bn Aid Over Coronavirus

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Venezuela Asks IMF For $5bn Aid Over Coronavirus

  President Nicolas Maduro asked the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday for a $5 billion loan to help crisis-worn Venezuela cope with the onslaught of the coronavirus. In a letter to IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva, Maduro said a $5 billion loan from the IMF’s Rapid Financing Instrument “will contribute significantly to strengthening our detection and response systems.” The … Continue reading Venezuela Asks IMF For $5bn Aid Over Coronavirus

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Juve Defender Rugani ‘Doing Well’ After Coronavirus Diagnosis

  Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, the first Italian top-flight footballer diagnosed with coronavirus, said on Monday he was “doing well” and hoped his case “served to sensitise everyone” to the illness. “I’m fine, I reassure everyone. I’ve always been quite well, I haven’t had any serious symptoms. I consider myself lucky,” Rugani told Juventus TV. … Continue reading Juve Defender Rugani ‘Doing Well’ After Coronavirus Diagnosis

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Don’t Take Ibuprofen For Covid-19 Symptoms – WHO

  The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that people suffering COVID-19 symptoms avoid taking ibuprofen, after French officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus. The warning by French Health Minister Olivier Veran followed a recent study in The Lancet medical journal that hypothesised that an enzyme boosted by anti-inflammatory drugs such … Continue reading Don’t Take Ibuprofen For Covid-19 Symptoms – WHO

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Buhari To Minimise Impact Of Coronavirus On Nigeria’s Economy – Adesina

  The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s focus is to preserve the well-being of Nigerians from the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Speaking on Tuesday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Adesina said his boss is working to minimize the impact of the … Continue reading Buhari To Minimise Impact Of Coronavirus On Nigeria’s Economy – Adesina

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Abuja Doctors May Suspend Strike As Reps Intervene

Health workers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) may be calling off the industrial action they embarked on by Thursday, 19 March 2020.

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Coronavirus: EU Bans Inbound Travel For 30 Days

  The European Union will impose an entry ban on travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days to battle the spread of the coronavirus, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday. Member states “agreed to impose an entry ban” into the bloc, with only nationals of EFTA countries and Britain exempt from the restriction, … Continue reading Coronavirus: EU Bans Inbound Travel For 30 Days

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France Reports 27 Coronavirus Deaths In last 24 Hours

  French health authorities on Tuesday said that 27 more people had died over the last 24 hours from the coronavirus in the country, bringing the total death toll in France to 175 people. There are now 7,730 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, France’s top health official Jerome Salomon told reporters, a jump … Continue reading France Reports 27 Coronavirus Deaths In last 24 Hours

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Juventus Player, Matuidi, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

  France World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi has tested positive for coronavirus but is currently asymptomatic, his club Juventus confirmed on Tuesday. “Matuidi has undergone medical tests that have revealed his positivity to the Coronavirus-COVID-19,” the Italian champions said in a statement. Juve added 32-year-old Matuidi, who lifted the World Cup in 2018, is currently … Continue reading Juventus Player, Matuidi, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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