South Africa Records First 2 Coronavirus Deaths, Cases Top 1,000

South Africa on Friday reported its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus outbreak as the number of confirmed cases breached the 1,000 mark, the government said. “This morning we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19,” Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement.

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Katsina Government Orders Closure Of Borders, Suspends Large Gatherings

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has ordered the closure of all borders with neighboring states including Niger Republic. Also, large gatherings for Friday prayers including Sunday church services and other related activities has been suspended in the state The governor said this is in continuation with the state government’s efforts to containing the possible spread

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COVID-19: NPA Faults NCDC On Cases ‘Detected On Vessel’

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has faulted the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)’s discovery of six new cases of coronavirus on a vessel. While announcing 14 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday night, the NCDC had said that six of them were detected on a vessel. “14 new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed

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US Tops World In Virus Cases, Overtaking China And Italy

The United States on Thursday took the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections and reported a record surge in unemployment as world leaders vowed $5 trillion to stave off global economic collapse. More than 500,000 people around the world have now contracted the new coronavirus, overwhelming healthcare systems even in wealthy

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EU To Launch New Mission On Libya Arms Embargo Enforcement

The EU will launch its new naval mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya by the end of the month, after member states agreed its terms on Thursday. Diplomatic sources told AFP that ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved the mission, dubbed Operation Irini after the Greek word for peace, after clearing last-minute

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Asa, 2 Baba Join The Online Concert Trend

As the coronavirus pandemic halts all the best laid social plans like hang outs, concerts and touring, many musicians have instead been streaming social media concerts for fans self-isolating. Since the campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus, artistes like Chris Martin of Coldplay, John Legend and Jennifer Hudson are among those who have

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Afghanistan To Release Up To 10,000 Prisoners Over Coronavirus

Afghanistan has ordered the release of up to 10,000 prisoners — mostly women, juveniles and sick people — in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, officials said Thursday. The move comes after an increase in local COVID-19 cases and as tens of thousands of Afghans return from neighbouring Iran, one of

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Akeredolu Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19). The Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Ondo, Donald Ojogo, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. According to him, the governor took the test after one of the people he came in contact with was confirmed to be positive for the disease. Governor

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