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Lagos says social distancing compulsory at Covid-19 death burial

Prof. Akinola Abayomi

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the burial protocol of any Covid-19 related death is to ensure social distancing of people at the funeral. Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof. Akinola Abayomi Abayomi, during the COVID-19 update on Sunday, April 19, 2020 in Lagos, said that attendance must not exceed 25 people at such burial, including family members, clergy, grave ...

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Covid-19: Americans prioritise protecting public health over economy

Donald Trump

By a margin of more than 5-to-1, Americans say stopping the spread of the coronavirus (84%) is more important than stopping the decline in the economy (16%). President Donald Trump of the US According to a national study on “American Public Responses to COVID-19” conducted recently by the Centre for Climate Change Communication of the George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia, large ...

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New York residents can wed via videolink during coronavirus lockdown

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Residents of New York will be able to hold their weddings via videolink while the city’s marriage office is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, State Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York “I am issuing an Executive Order allowing New Yorkers to obtain a marriage license remotely and allowing clerks ...

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COVID-19: With no known vaccine for prevention, face masks to the rescue?

Face masks

Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019, it has spread to many parts of the world. On Feb. 27, Nigeria confirmed its first case of COVID-19. While scientists battle to find cure and vaccine for coronavirus, the readily available alternative is effective use of face masks Ever since, the number of confirmed cases had ...

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India’s Maharashtra allows some economic activities as national coronavirus cases top 15,000

Shri Narendra Modi

India’s Maharashtra state, the country’s largest regional economy, will allow a limited number of sectors to resume business on Monday, April 20, 2020. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India This is coming after a weeks-long shut-down to slow the spread of coronavirus left millions out of work. Maharashtra, home to financial centre Mumbai, has the biggest share of India’s ...

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NCDC apologises to Ekiti over coronavirus update mistake

Kayode Fayemi

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  on Sunday, April 19, 2020 apologised to the Ekiti State Government for the error in its record of the confirmed COVID-19. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State The centre on its verified Twitter account on Sunday morning  said: “Yesterday, we erroneously reported one new case in Ekiti. This was wrong and was caused by an error ...

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Africa: COVID-19 cases top 20,000, deaths hit 1,000 – WHO

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo says the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 20,000. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The UN’s health agency gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Sunday, April 19, 2020. “Over 20,000 COVID-19 cases and 1,000 associated deaths ...

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Infographic: Coronavirus pandemic’s impact on waste


Infographic depicting the impact of coronavirus on waste Medical waste The huge demand for disposable medical products such as single-use gloves, surgical masks and empty IV bags in the wake of the pandemic has created a deluge of medical waste. In Wuhan, China, the volume of medical waste is reported to have risen from 40 to 240 tons a day at the ...

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Covid-19, climate change and earth’s healing process

Professor Nasiru M. Idris

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The WHO also reported that people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment unless those with underlying medical problems which are more likely to develop serious illness. Professor Nasiru M. Idris The ...

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Reopening US will increase risk of virus spread, report warns

Anthony Fauci

The Centre for Health Security at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US has warned that reopening the country will increase the risk of COVID-19 spread. Head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, Anthony Fauci In a report titled: “Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19: ...

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