Coronavirus: Togo Star Adebayor Stuck In Quarantine

  Former Manchester City, Real Madrid and Togo international forward Emmanuel Adebayor is stuck in quarantine in Benin over the coronavirus pandemic, his Paraguayan club Olimpia said on social media. The 36-year-old “took the decision to return to his country for the duration of the quarantine period declared by the government” of Paraguay, said Olimpia late on … Continue reading Coronavirus: Togo Star Adebayor Stuck In Quarantine

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Kano Govt Asks Workers To Stay At Home, Bans Public Transport

  Kano State Government has asked civil servants to stay at home as precautionary steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state. The government also shut down all ministries, departments and agencies, while suspending luxurious buses from entering the state effective from Wednesday for a period of two weeks. Addressing a news conference … Continue reading Kano Govt Asks Workers To Stay At Home, Bans Public Transport

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CBN Retains MPR At 13.5 Per Cent

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has retained the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 13.5 per cent. CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, announced the decision of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) after the two-day meeting which held at the apex bank’s headquarters in Abuja. According to Emefiele, all members of the committee had agreed to … Continue reading CBN Retains MPR At 13.5 Per Cent

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Economic Fears As Africa Escalates Coronavirus Response

African nations have ordered curfews and lockdowns in response to the growing coronavirus epidemic, raising fears of turmoil for low-income workers and cash-strapped governments across the continent.

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Coronavirus: Over 1,000 Passengers Stranded At Istanbul Airport

  More than 1,000 Algerian passengers are stranded at Istanbul airport because of the new coronavirus pandemic, the facility’s operator said Tuesday, as Ankara urged Algiers to allow their return home. Algiers is refusing to let them back into the country, according to IGA Airport Operations. “We, as IGA, Turkish Red Crescent, Turkish Airlines and … Continue reading Coronavirus: Over 1,000 Passengers Stranded At Istanbul Airport

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Iran Rejects ‘Foreign’ Help As Virus Death Toll Nears 2,000

  A senior Iranian official Tuesday ruled out “foreign” help on the ground to deal with the coronavirus epidemic after an offer from a France-based medical charity, as the country’s death toll from the illness neared 2,000. “Due to Iran’s national mobilisation against the virus and the full use of the medical capacity of the … Continue reading Iran Rejects ‘Foreign’ Help As Virus Death Toll Nears 2,000

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Three Suspected Cases Test Negative For Coronavirus In Kaduna

  The Kaduna State government has said that the three suspected cases of coronavirus have tested negative for the virus. Giving an update at a news conference on Tuesday, the Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, said the three suspected cases upon their return into the country isolated themselves for 14 days. … Continue reading Three Suspected Cases Test Negative For Coronavirus In Kaduna

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New Coronavirus Infections In Italy Drop To Lowest Point

Italy on Tuesday received more reassuring evidence that its coronavirus infection rate was slowing thanks to a painful lockdown that other nations are starting to apply at great economic cost.

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NECO Postpones National Common Entrance Exam Indefinitely

  The National Examinations Council (NECO) has postponed the 2020 national common entrance examination indefinitely over the Coronavirus outbreak in the country. In a statement by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, the examination into Federal Unity Colleges earlier slated for Saturday, March 28 has been moved to a later date. READ … Continue reading NECO Postpones National Common Entrance Exam Indefinitely

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Egypt Imposes Night-time Curfew In Bid To Contain COVID-19

  Egypt is to impose a night-time curfew for two weeks from Wednesday to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced. “Movement will be banned on all public roads from 7 pm to 6 am… for two weeks,” Madbouli told a Tuesday news conference. “All mass transport, public and private, will … Continue reading Egypt Imposes Night-time Curfew In Bid To Contain COVID-19

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