COVID-19: Oyo Coronavirus Cases Hit Seven, Traces 101 Contacts

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Oyo State was seven as of Monday. It was learned that the blood samples of some persons being located through contact tracing had already been sent to the diagnostic center. The state Incident Manager, Dr. Olabode Ladipo, who spoke in a telephone interview with Punch correspondent on Monday,... Continue Reading →

#COVID-19 UPDATE: 20 New Cases Confirmed As Nigeria’s Toll Hits 131

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night announced 20 more new cases of coronavirus. “Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State,” NCDC tweeted. “As at 09:00 pm 30th March, there are 131 confirmed cases of #COVID19... Continue Reading →

Nigerians Call Out Davido To Redo His COVID-19 Test After Seyi Makinde & Chioma Tested Positive

Nigerians who reacted to Governor Seyi Makinde disclosure of testing positive for coronavirus, have asked Davido who was spotted with him days ago to run the test he turned out negative for again. Recall that before Governor Makinde announced his test result, Davido disclosed that he and his son tested negative for the coronavirus. His... Continue Reading →

#Covid-19: “We’ve Started Immediate Cash Transfer To Poorest Households” – FG Says

Sadiya Farouk, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development, says the ministry has commenced cash transfer to poorest households in the country to cushion the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. The minister said this during a press briefing by the presidential task force on the disease in Abuja, on Monday The Cable reports.... Continue Reading →

Federal Government Sues Abuja Supermarkets For Hiking Price Of Sanitizers And Other Materials

The Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) is to prosecute four supermarkets and their proprietors in Abuja for the alleged arbitrary hike of prices of sanitizers, hand-wash liquids, disinfectants, and other anti-bacterial hygiene products. Court documents obtained by PREMIUM TIMES on Friday named the four supermarkets, which also include their pharmacies as Prince Ebeano... Continue Reading →

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, China Considers ‘Complete Ban’ On Wildlife Trade

China’s top legislative committee on Monday began deliberating a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the country’s deadly coronavirus outbreak. The official Xinhua news agency said the proposal was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC). “It aims to completely ban the... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Puts ‘Fragile’ Global Recovery At Risk – IMF

The deadly coronavirus epidemic could put an already fragile global economic recovery at risk, the IMF warned Sunday, as G20 financial chiefs voiced “real concern” over its economic ripple effects. Global growth was poised for a modest rebound to 3.3 percent this year, up from 2.9 percent last year, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said after... Continue Reading →

North Korea Cancels Marathon Over Coronavirus

North Korea has canceled the Pyongyang Marathon — its biggest tourist money-spinner of the year — because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, tour companies said Friday. Beijing-based Koryo Tours, the official partner of the marathon, said on its website it had “received official confirmation today that the Pyongyang Marathon 2020 is canceled”. “This is due... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus: No Nigerian among 29 infected foreigners, says China

The Chinese government said on Thursday there was no Nigerian among the 29 foreign citizens in China with the coronavirus. Two of them were reported to have died. China stated this on Thursday in its daily bulletin on coronavirus through its embassy in Abuja The Cable reports. The statement read, “As of February 19, the... Continue Reading →

Two Iranians Die After Testing Positive To Coronavirus

Two people have died in Iran after testing positive on Wednesday for the new coronavirus, the health ministry said, in the Islamic republic’s first cases of the disease. According to CNBC, the pair who died were Iranian citizens and residents of the holy city of Qom. They are also the first deaths from the COVID-19 virus... Continue Reading →

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