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Lockdown averted 5.8m COVID-19 infections in Nigeria – Study

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

As Nigeria grapples with rising infections caused by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of international public health researchers have revealed that the lockdown and restrictions imposed in the country between March and May 2020 may have averted not less than 5.8 million infections. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister The team of researchers, drawn from the United ...

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Trump pushes for schools to reopen, ignores caution

Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump pushed for schools to reopen and sharply disagreed with the nation’s top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, who warned this week against sending students back to class too soon. President Donald Trump of the US “We have to get the schools open, we have to get our country open,” Trump said in an interview with Fox Business ...

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Reopened countries lock down again amid fresh Covid-19 spikes

South Korea

As several countries work to lift restrictions, some nations that thought they had the coronavirus under control have had to lock down again amid a new spike in infections. Citizens queue up at a coronavirus test centre in South Korea Lebanon, South Korea, Germany, Iran and China are some of the countries that have had to reimpose restrictions after experiencing ...

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Rivers demolishes two hotels for flouting lockdown order

Nyesom-Wike

The Rivers State Government on Sunday, May 10, 2020 demolished two hotels in the state for flouting lockdown orders and State’s Executive Order No. 6 against the spread of novel COVID-19 pandemic. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State This was made known on Sunday in a statement by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant (Electronic Media), to the governor. He ...

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COVID-19: Lagos threatens to re-impose total lockdown

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government says it will not hesitate to re-impose total lockdown in the state if residents continue to violate guidelines on the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Saturday, May 9, 2020 while giving an update on the management of COVID-19 and review of the lockdown ...

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Lagos residents worried at poor social distancing amid lockdown ease

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Some residents of Lagos State are worried over the non-compliance of with social distancing directive aimed at  reducing the COVID-19 spread. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Many Lagos residents used face masks on the first day of gradual relaxation of lockdown of the state on Monday, May 4, 2020 but appeared not to observe social distancing at some bus ...

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