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Coronavirus Africa: 360 deaths, 710 recoveries and 8,536 infections in 50 countries

At least 360 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa as of Sunday morning, up from 313 on Saturday, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).About 710 people had fully recovered...

Nigerian activists condemn killing of 8 inmates protesting against coronavirus in Kaduna prison

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has chastised the Kaduna state prison officials for their wanton murder of 8 inmates of the Kaduna correctional centre who staged a protest that turned into a riot over fears...

House of Representatives seeks 2-month free power supply for Nigerians amid coronavirus lockdowns and shutdowns

The House of Representatives is to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for two months to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Speaker Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has...

Coronavirus Africa: 313 deaths, 640 recoveries and 7,741 infections in 50 countries

At least 313 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa as of Saturday morning, up from 284 on Friday, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).About 640 people had fully recovered...

Osun state government says only one COVID-19 patient “missing” from isolation center

The Osun state government corrected the record on Saturday, saying in a statement that only one COVID-19 patient was missing from the isolation center, after reports said six had escaped from their isolation center. Osun State...

People who are expected to go near Donald Trump will take a coronavirus test, White House says

The White House said on Friday people who are expected to get in President Donald Trump's close proximity will be given a "quick test" for coronavirus. This also applies to people who are expected to go near...

IMF approves disbursement of $131.3 million to Togo, four times larger than planned, amid coronavirus economic sabotage

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved an immediate disbursement of $131.3 million to Togo, almost four times larger than what was previously foreseen, amid coronavirus global economic recession.The additional cash...

Arrested at 15, Eritrean-American Ciham Ali Ahmed marks 23rd birthday in Eritrean jail amid deadly coronavirus concerns

Eritrean-American Ciham Ali Ahmed is marking her 23rd birthday in an Eritrean jail today amid rising concerns she is at risk of contracting the deadly COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus that has killed more...

Victor Oladokun: What Africa must do to beat the coronavirus

Two days ago, I received an urgent plea from Massimo, a good friend and a highly respected Italian journalist based in Rome. His message was simple, urgent and straight to the point. “Please Victor, pay attention,”...

284 deaths, 561 recoveries and 7,028 coronavirus infections in 50 African countries

At least 284 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa by Friday morning, up from 221 on Thursday morning, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).About...
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Nigeria now has 5 coronavirus deaths, 224 total infections and 27 recoveries. Epicenter remains Lagos

At least five people have died from coronavirus in Nigeria from 224 infections while 27 others have recovered, according to data...

Coronavirus Africa: 360 deaths, 710 recoveries and 8,536 infections in 50 countries

At least 360 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa as of Sunday morning, up from 313 on Saturday, according to latest figures...

3 Nigerians dead from coronavirus in U.S. They were from Kano, Abia and Calabar

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, has confirmed the death of three Nigerians from the coronavirus...

SERAP asks Nigerian federal government and central bank to provide spending details on COVID-19 relief funds, school feeding

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal Government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to “provide spending details...
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