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WHO sends dire warning to Nigeria – stop COVID-19 now or it may be too late

The World Health Organization(WHO) on Friday sent a dire warning to Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, to stop the spread of COVID-19 now that cases are still few or it may be too late, too hard,...

African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” social bond

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.

Coronavirus pandemic now a global economic and financial crisis, say IMFC Chair Lesetja Kganyago and IMF boss Kristalina Georgieva

The coronavirus pandemic has now turned into a global economic and financial crisis and strong and immediate actions are needed to minimize the impact, the Chairperson of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Lesetja Kganyago, and...

BREAKING: 769 people died in Spain from coronavirus in past 24 hours, its highest single-day death toll

At least 769 people died in Spain from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, its highest single-day death toll, Spain’s health ministry announced on Friday.The latest figure brings the overall death...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self isolation, he said in a tweet on Friday.Mr. Johnson said in his tweet...

U.S. records its highest death toll from coronavirus in a day

The United States on Thursday recorded its highest death toll from coronavirus in a day with nearly 270 people passing away, according to various virus trackers.The United States also on Thursday became...

Coronavirus: Nigeria’s Buhari authorizes presidential jet evacuation, approves N10 billion for Lagos, N5 billion for NCDC

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday announced a raft of measures he had taken in the past 24 hours to combat COVID-19, the potentially deadly respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, including a presidential jet...

U.S. deploys $274 million in emergency health and humanitarian funding to combat COVID-19 abroad as things fall apart at home

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in statement on Thursday that the Trump administration was making available nearly $274 million in emergency health and humanitarian funding to combat COVID-19 abroad even the country was struggling...

Cameroon separatists declare coronavirus ceasefire as infections jump to at least 75

Cameroon separatists have declared a ceasefire amid an escalating coronavirus pandemic with the number of confirmed cases increasing rapidly in recent days, and jumping to at least 75.One person has died while...

U.S. overtakes Italy and China as country with most coronavirus infections worldwide

The United States has overtaken Italy and China as the country with most coronavirus infections worldwide.With over 82,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, the United States has overtaken China with over 81,000 cases...
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Lagos receives one billion naira from United Bank for Africa to combat coronavirus in Nigeria’s most populous state

Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has received a cheque for the sum of 1billion naira...
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Our coronavirus lockdown will save lives, Ramaphosa writes quarantined South Africans after meeting 114 returnees from Wuhan

Dear Fellow South African,As we begin the first full week of the nation-wide lockdown to combat the...

U.S. coronavirus death toll hits 2500

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus has killed over 2500 people in the United States, up from about...

German finance minister Thomas Schäfer commits suicide over coronavirus economic concerns

A German finance minister Thomas Schäfer is believed to have committed suicide over concerns the fast spreading novel coronavirus would have...

BREAKING: 135 deaths, 311 recoveries and 4,368 coronavirus infections in 46 African countries

At least 135 people have died from coronavirus in Africa, up from 117 on Saturday, according to latest figures compiled by...
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