IOC Admits Postponing Olympics An Option, But Cancellation ‘Not On Agenda’

  The International Olympic Committee said Sunday that postponing the 2020 Olympics is one of its options as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but that cancellation of the Tokyo showpiece was “not on the agenda”. The IOC has faced strong pressure to push back the Games, scheduled from July 24 to August 9, … Continue reading IOC Admits Postponing Olympics An Option, But Cancellation ‘Not On Agenda’

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Gunmen Attack Niger Communities, Kill One Police Officer, Shoot Military Men

Gunmen have attacked Galkogo and Zumba villages in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, reportedly killing one mobile police officer, shooting three military men and several other persons.

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First French Doctor Dies As Coronavirus Death Toll Rockets

    The first French doctor battling the coronavirus has died as the death toll in the country spiralled to 674 Sunday. With the outbreak spreading to eight regions — and 112 more dying in a single day — authorities admitted their count does not include those who died at home and in old people’s … Continue reading First French Doctor Dies As Coronavirus Death Toll Rockets

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Riot In Colombia Prison Leaves 23 Dead – Government

  Rioting that swept through a crowded prison overnight in the Colombian capital Bogota left 23 inmates dead and 90 wounded, Justice Minister Margarita Cabello announced Sunday. The riot was triggered by an attempted mass breakout from La Modelo prison, Cabello said, as the capital was on a weekend lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Riots … Continue reading Riot In Colombia Prison Leaves 23 Dead – Government

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COVID-19: How We Plan To Implement Social Distancing In Lagos Markets, Transport System – Sanwo-Olu

  As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing becomes highly necessary, many Nigerians have raised concerns over how the new measure can be effectively implemented especially with the nation’s huge population. In cities like Lagos State with an estimated population of over 20 million people, the questions … Continue reading COVID-19: How We Plan To Implement Social Distancing In Lagos Markets, Transport System – Sanwo-Olu

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US Senator Rand Paul Tests Positive For Coronavirus

  Rand Paul has become the first US senator to test positive for the new coronavirus, the Republican lawaker’s office said Sunday. Paul is asymptomatic, “feeling fine and is in quarantine,” a staffer wrote on the senator’s Twitter feed. US senators are currently negotiating a multi-trillion-dollar rescue package to help the US economy hit hard … Continue reading US Senator Rand Paul Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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COVID-19: Kwara Govt Shuts Down Schools, Orders Civil Servants To Work From Home

The Kwara State Government has ordered the closure of all public and private nursery, primary, secondary schools and state-owned tertiary institutions as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.

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Merkel In Quarantine After Meeting Virus-infected Doctor

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel will quarantine herself at home after being treated by a doctor who has since tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a government spokesman said Sunday. “The Chancellor has decided to quarantine herself immediately at home. She will be tested regularly in the coming days… (and) fulfil her official business from … Continue reading Merkel In Quarantine After Meeting Virus-infected Doctor

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China’s COVID-19 Strategy: A Model For The World?

  The head of the World Health Organization believes China’s battle with the coronavirus offers a beacon of hope, but others question whether Beijing’s strategy can be followed by other countries — particularly Western democracies. China has reported only one new local infection over the past four days, a seemingly remarkable turnaround given the chaos … Continue reading China’s COVID-19 Strategy: A Model For The World?

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Germany Bans Gatherings Of More Than Two Over Coronavirus

  Gatherings of more than two people will be banned in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday, as Europe’s biggest economy toughened restrictions to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Germany has already closed down schools, non-essential shops and urged people not to gather in groups but has not yet imposed blanket limits on … Continue reading Germany Bans Gatherings Of More Than Two Over Coronavirus

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