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UK Reports Record 381 COVID-19 Deaths In 24 hours

Britain reported a record daily coronavirus toll of 381 on Tuesday, more than double the number of deaths posted in the previous 24 hours. “As of 5pm (1600 GMT) on 30 March, of those hospitalised in the UK, 1,789 have sadly died,” the health ministry said on its Twitter page, up from 1,408 on Monday. … Continue reading UK Reports Record 381 COVID-19 Deaths In 24 hours

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Ekiti Index Case Recovers From COVID-19

  The index case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ekiti State has been discharged from the isolation centre in the state. The case is a 37-year-old man who tested positive for coronavirus after he came in contact with an American tourist. After weeks of treatment and monitoring at the isolation centre, the man tested negative for … Continue reading Ekiti Index Case Recovers From COVID-19

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COVID-19: FG Suspends Work In Enugu Airport Until Further Notice

  The Federal Government has suspended work at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu over the rising cases of coronavirus in the country. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika stated this on Tuesday during a working visit to ascertain the level of work done. According to him, the Easter deadline initially slated for the completion … Continue reading COVID-19: FG Suspends Work In Enugu Airport Until Further Notice

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Ogun Confirms New COVID-19 Case, Identifies 122 Contacts

  Ogun State government has confirmed one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases recorded so far in the state to four. The Commissioner for Health in Ogun, Dr Tomi Comer, revealed this on Tuesday while briefing journalists at her office in Abeokuta, the state capital. She added that the new case … Continue reading Ogun Confirms New COVID-19 Case, Identifies 122 Contacts

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Reps To Donate Two Months’ Salary For Fight Against COVID-19

  The members of the House of Representatives have resolved to donate their two months’ salary to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila who announced this in a statement made available to Channels Television on Tuesday said the donation will be independent of the contributions by individual lawmakers to … Continue reading Reps To Donate Two Months’ Salary For Fight Against COVID-19

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IGP Tests Negative To COVID-19

  The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, has tested negative to Coronavirus. In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba revealed that the IGP received his test result on Tuesday morning, having submitted samples on Friday, 27th March 2020. The statement also disclosed other officers who tested negative include the … Continue reading IGP Tests Negative To COVID-19

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COVID-19: Europe Sends Medical Gear To Iran In First Sanction-Bypass Deal

  European nations have delivered medical goods to Iran in the first transaction under the Instex mechanism set up to bypass American sanctions on Tehran, the German foreign ministry said Tuesday. “France, Germany and the United Kingdom confirm that Instex has successfully concluded its first transaction, facilitating the export of medical goods from Europe to … Continue reading COVID-19: Europe Sends Medical Gear To Iran In First Sanction-Bypass Deal

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Security Officials Barricade Lagos-Ibadan Expressway As Lockdown Begins

  The enforcement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s lockdown order, restricting movements in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja has taken effect. Security officials were at major roads in Lagos state to ensure full compliance with the directive meant to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ ALSO: Buhari Orders Total Lockdown Of Lagos, Ogun And Abuja … Continue reading Security Officials Barricade Lagos-Ibadan Expressway As Lockdown Begins

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COVID-19: I Wish El-Rufai, Makinde, Mohammed Speedy Recovery – Sanwo-Olu

  Lagos State Governor, Bajide Sanwo-Olu, has sent words of encouragement to his colleagues from Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai, Seyi Makinde of Oyo and Bala Mohammed of Bauchi respectively. Sanwo-Olu in a tweet on Monday wished the three governors speedy recovery after being hit by the coronavirus. According to him, the governors play a crucial role … Continue reading COVID-19: I Wish El-Rufai, Makinde, Mohammed Speedy Recovery – Sanwo-Olu

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Only Six African Nations Yet To Record Any Case Of COVID-19

    Six of Africa’s 54 nations are among the last in the world yet to report cases of the new coronavirus. The global pandemic has been confirmed in almost every country, but for a handful of far-flung tiny island states, war-torn Yemen and isolated North Korea. In Africa authorities claim they are spared by … Continue reading Only Six African Nations Yet To Record Any Case Of COVID-19

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