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Govt urges Nigerians to respect approved coronavirus guidelines

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians to adhere to proven guidelines on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to curb its spread in the country. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, made the call on Monday, April 13, 2020 in Abuja at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) daily briefing on COVID-19. Ehanire said that ...

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New York coronavirus death toll tops 10,000

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

The death toll in New York State has reached 10,056, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday, April 13, 2020 following a one-day increase of 671, a decline off previous peaks and a sign that containment efforts were effective. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York “I think you can say the worst is over,” Cuomo said, referring to the death ...

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Lagos discharges six more coronavirus patients

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday, April 13, 2020 announced the discharge of another six patients, who tested negative twice to the Coronavirus disease. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Sanwo-Olu, in a statement, said that the numbers of discharged patients from the isolation centres in the state had gone up to 61. ”Good people of Lagos, I have more great news from our isolation ...

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Russia’s coronavirus situation worsens, Ukraine’s death toll reaches 93

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Monday, April 13, 2020 that the coronavirus epidemic in the country was “not getting better,” according to comments carried by state media. Vladimir Putin, Russian President. Photo credit: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin demanded that officials provide him with daily reports and forecasts about the situation. He said Russia’s military could become involved in further ...

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Coronavirus outbreak pushes Greek hotel industry to precipice

Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Greece’s key tourism sector faces catastrophic losses because of the COVIDM-19 epidemic, the country’s chamber of hoteliers said Monday, April 13, 2020. President Katerina Sakellaropoulou of Greece A survey carried out in early April by the Tourism Research Institute for the chamber estimated turnover losses of around €4.5 billion ($4.92 billion). The crisis showed two-thirds of hoteliers fearing bankruptcy and 45,000 jobs already wiped ...

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India COVID-19 death toll rises to 324 as total cases reach 9,352

Shri Narendra Modi

India’s Federal Health Ministry, on Monday, April 13, 2020 said the death toll due to COVID-19 in the country rose to 324 and the total number of confirmed cases in the country reached 9,352. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India “As on 5.00 p.m. (local time) today 324 deaths related to novel coronavirus have been recorded in the country,’’ ...

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Ghana may undertake COVID-19 research

Nana Akufo-Addo

Since its outbreak was first recorded in Wuhan, China in December 2019, COVID-19 has spread like wildfire in the harmattan season, practically affecting almost every nation. Five months on, there is still no cure for the coronavirus. President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana Collaborative research mainly focused on developing a prophylactic (preventive) vaccine and therapeutic (treatment) vaccine is on-going. In Ghana, ...

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British PM, Johnson tests negative for coronavirus disease

Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested negative for COVID-19, his spokesman said on Monday, April 13, 2020. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali The test on leaving hospital was standard medical practice, the spokesperson said, according to the Press Association news agency. Johnson spent a week in hospital including several days in intensive care after ...

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Lagos, Julius Berger disinfect major roads, bus stops

Dr Obafemi Hamzat

The Lagos State Government is partnering with civil engineering contractors, Julius Berger Plc, to disinfect and fumigate public places in the state to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Dr Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor of Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, said this in a statement in Lagos after the flag-off of the exercise at the ...

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Group clears air on covid-19 package and conditional cash transfer

Sadiya Farouq

The Federal and State Governments have been cautioned to stop confusing the three-year-old Conditional Cash Transfer with relief package designed to alleviate people confronted with fresh conditions of poverty brought by the COVID-19 lockdown. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq In a statement on Sunday, April 12, 2020, Nigerian anti-corruption group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA ...

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