UK Coronavirus Deaths Surge Past 1,000

  The number of coronavirus deaths in Britain jumped by 260 in one day to pass 1,000, official data showed Saturday, the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson himself tested positive. The death toll was 1,019 at 5:00pm (1700 GMT) on Friday, up from 759 at the same time on Thursday, the most recent health … Continue reading UK Coronavirus Deaths Surge Past 1,000

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NNPC, 33 Other Oil Firms Donate ₦11.4bn To Curb Coronavirus Spread

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and 33 of its partners in the oil and gas sector have contributed $30 million, about ₦11.4 billion to curb the coronavirus pandemic and reduce its effects on the Nigerian economy and populace. The NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, disclosed in a tweet where he announced the intervention … Continue reading NNPC, 33 Other Oil Firms Donate ₦11.4bn To Curb Coronavirus Spread

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COVID-19: Kaduna Govt Arrests Two Clerics For Conducting Service

Two clerics have been arrested in Kaduna State for conducting congregational prayers.

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Benue Records First Case Of Coronavirus

Benue State has recorded its first case of coronavirus after eight new cases were confirmed in the country.

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COVID-19: Wuhan Partially Reopens After Months Of Lockdown

  Trains packed with thousands of passengers arrived in Wuhan Saturday as the Chinese city that was Ground Zero for the global coronavirus pandemic partly reopened after months in lockdown. Returnees, some wearing two face masks, latex gloves and protective suits, were greeted at the railway station by staff in similar anti-virus gear — a grim … Continue reading COVID-19: Wuhan Partially Reopens After Months Of Lockdown

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Season Will Be ‘Lost’ If Coronavirus Pandemic Extends Beyond June – UEFA Chief

  The head of UEFA said European football leagues were still looking at all options and not ruling out finishing this season — if the coronavirus pandemic subsides. “We could start again in mid-May, in June or even late June,” Aleksander Ceferin told Italy’s La Repubblica daily. Any time after that and “the season will probably … Continue reading Season Will Be ‘Lost’ If Coronavirus Pandemic Extends Beyond June – UEFA Chief

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Eight West Ham Players Have COVID-19 Symptoms, In Self-Isolation

  West Ham have eight players in self-isolation after showing mild symptoms of the coronavirus, according to the club’s vice-chairwoman Karren Brady. The Hammers are the latest Premier League club to be hit by the pandemic. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi — both now recovered — and several unnamed Leicester players tested … Continue reading Eight West Ham Players Have COVID-19 Symptoms, In Self-Isolation

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Iran COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 2,500

  Iran announced Saturday that 139 more people had died from the novel coronavirus, raising the official death toll to 2,517 in one of the world’s worst-affected countries. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a news conference that 3,076 more cases had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections … Continue reading Iran COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 2,500

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COVID-19: Ganduje Launches Fumigation Of Kano, Calls For Social Distancing

  Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje on Saturday launched a special fumigation exercise of public spaces in the state. The exercise is part of measures against the COVID-19 pandemic. The fumigation is being done in partnership with the Lee Group, a company with Chinese origins. “As part of their corporate social responsibility, the Lee Group … Continue reading COVID-19: Ganduje Launches Fumigation Of Kano, Calls For Social Distancing

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Trump Signs $2trn Recovery Plan As COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket In US

  President Donald Trump signed into law Friday the $2 trillion rescue plan to salvage a US economy crippled by the novel coronavirus, on a day the nation’s total count of COVID-19 cases surpassed 100,000. Trump’s signature brings an end to a dramatic, weeklong legislative saga on Capitol Hill and triggers the distribution of millions … Continue reading Trump Signs $2trn Recovery Plan As COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket In US

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