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Israel plans lockdown as infections hit record high four days in a row

Coronavirus

Israel is expected to impose a lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the coming week as the health ministry reported 4,146 new infections in the past 24 hours on Friday, September 11, 2020. Coronavirus The figure represents the highest one-day figure in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic – the fourth day in a row ...

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World Bank approves $114.28m for Nigeria to battle COVID-19

Coronavirus

The World Bank has approved $114.28 million financing to help Nigeria prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 with specific focus on state level responses.  Coronavirus According to a statement from the bank on Friday, August 7, 2020, the amount includes $100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and $14.28 million grant from the Pandemic ...

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Nigeria extends second phase of COVID-19 eased lockdown by four weeks

Boss Mustapha

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday, June 29, 2020 extended the Phase II of the eased lockdown by another four weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and ...

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UK Prime Minister announces plans to ease COVID-19 lockdown in England

Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 that England could start gradually easing the COVID-19 lockdown thanks to a significant prevalence drop, adding that the two-metre social distancing rule would be changed starting July 4. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali “Our cautious relaxation of the guidance is entirely conditional of our ...

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COVID-19: Group clamours planting of gardens, trees to combat food shortage

Joseph Katushabe

Alarmed by a potential rise in food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic that could push millions of people into hunger, a not-for-profit based in Abuja is urging the citizenry to establish home gardens and plant tress to mitigate the impact of food shortages during and after the crisis. Farmer attending to his tomato garden. Photo credit: Hope Mafaranga According to ...

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Lockdown, land tussle delaying Ogoni cleanup – NOSDRA

Idris Musa

The Director General, National Oil Spill Detection Agency (NOSDRA), Mr Idris Musa, has said that the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19 caused a delay in the ongoing remediation project in Ogoniland. Idris Musa, Director-General of NOSDRA Musa, who disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, June 11, 2020, added that land tussle in ...

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World Environment Day: Nigeria to strictly enforce laws to curb biodiversity loss – Ikeazor

Sharon Ikeazor

Nigeria’s Environment Minister of State, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, has said that the nation will embark on stricter enforcement of policies and laws in order to curb illegal wildlife trade, deforestation and over-exploitation of biodiversity. Mrs Sharon Ikeazor speaking during the webinar Additionally, she said that government would prioritise the provision of alternative livelihoods to communities to reduce human activities impact ...

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World Environment Day: CSE unveils eight-point charter for blue skies, clean lungs

New Delhi pollution

During the pandemic-induced lockdown period, PM 2.5 levels across six major Indian cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru – dropped a phenomenal 45-88 per cent. The drop in Delhi-NCR was of about 66-79 per cent. New Delhi is ranked as among the most polluted cities in the world However, with the nation opening up in lockdown 4, ...

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10 climate actions to take in a global lockdown

Ethiopia tree planting

 A global lockdown is what the world has embraced as a possible solution to the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. To be honest, finding a solution to the coronavirus is important because the world needs a solution – a vaccine in this case. Planting trees and shrubs is one of the 10 actions to take in a global lockdown. Photo credit: Embassy ...

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UK to reopen shops, PM’s aide defends actions amid row over lockdown rules

Boris Johnson

Britain will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday, May 25, 2020. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali Johnson also set out a timetable for businesses as part of moves to ease the coronavirus lockdown. He told a news conference that, from June ...

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