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Covid-19: UK becomes Europe’s worst-hit country

Boris Johnson

Britain has overtaken Italy as the worst-hit country in Europe by the novel coronavirus, according to the latest official figures released on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Chairing Tuesday’s Downing Street press briefing, Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, said another 693 COVID-19 patients have died, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in Britain to ...

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34 Kano doctors test positive to Covid-19, one dies

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 said that 34 doctors have tested positive to the novel coronavirus in the state. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State NMA Chairman, Dr Sanusi Bala, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano, the state capital, that one of the confirmed cases has died. ...

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15 NYC children hospitalised with mysterious syndrome linked to coronavirus

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Fresh fears that the novel coronavirus can trigger a mysterious syndrome in children have been raised after it was announced that 15 kids, many but not all of whom have had the virus, have been hospitalised in New York City with a previously unseen inflammatory condition. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York According to The New York Times, the syndrome manifests ...

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Internally displaced children, most vulnerable to COVID-19, says UNICEF


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the internally displaced children in Nigeria are among the world’s most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Women and children in a IDPs camp. The displacement was informed by the Boko Haram insurgency. Photo credit: channelstv.com UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins, made this known in a statement on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 ...

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Nigeria records 245 new cases of Covid-19

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that the nation on Monday, May 4, 2020 recorded 245 new cases of the coronavirus ailment, thus bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2,802. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The organisation made the disclosure via its twitter account, @NCDC, on Monday evening. It added that while 417 ...

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Shell denies being responsibile for dead fishes on Niger Delta coastline

Dead Fishes

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) said on Monday, May 4, 2020 that the dead fishes floating the Niger Delta coastline had nothing to do with its operations. Dead fishes along the coastline in Bayelsa State, Nigeria Residents along the Atlantic coastline in Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states in Nigeria have reported massive death of croaker fish species ...

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China has questions to answer over coronavirus outbreak, says UK

Boris Johnson

Britain said on Monday, May 4, 2020 that China had questions to answer over the information it shared about the novel coronavirus outbreak, but refused to comment on reports that a U.S.-led intelligence consortium had accused Beijing of a cover-up. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali The U.S. has scaled up its rhetoric over Chinese culpability ...

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Building collapse: Planners urge Imo to engage professionals in enquiry panel

Lekwa Ezutah

The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) has urged the Imo State Government to engage professionals in the panel of enquiry investigating the April 30 building collapse in the state. President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Chief Lekwa Ezutah Chief Lekwa Ezutah, National President of the NITP, made the call in a statement on Monday, May 4, ...

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Italian streets calm amid easing of lockdown, Spain reports fall in new cases

President Sergio Mattarella

As Italy eased its nearly two-month coronavirus lockdown on Monday, May 4, 2020, there was no case of overcrowding as earlier feared. President Sergio Mattarella of Italy In Rome, there were little signs of overcrowding on public transport and on roads. Termini, the city’s main train station, were nearly empty during the morning rush hour. According to a bus driver ...

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Cross River task force bans illegal logging

Ben Ayade

The Anti-Deforestation Taskforce set up by Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has announced a ban on illegal logging across the state. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State The order was contained in a press release signed by the Chairman of the Taskforce, Mr Agan Modey and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, May ...

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