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Lagos Orders Closure Of All Markets Except Those Selling Food And Other Essentials

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the closure of all markets not selling essential commodities such as medical equipment, water, foodstuff with effect from Thursday March 26th to April 1st, TodayNG reports. Sanwo-Olu allegedly said this in a live press conference on Tuesday. According to him, “It is not a total lockdown,…

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Aso Rock In Total Lockdown As Buhari’s Chief Of Staff Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Aso Rock Villa, Nigeria’s seat of power has gone into total lockdown following the report that Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, had tested positive for coronavirus. It was revealed that the powerful chief of staff to the president had tested positive for the dreaded COVID-19. Though the president tested negative for the virus,…

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Nigeria Records A Total Of 44 Coronavirus Cases Across 7 States

According to latest update from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across Nigeria has risen to 44. The confirmation came hours after Bauchi governor, Bala Mohammed, and President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The new confirmed cases appeared to be that…

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COVID-19: Lagos Warns #AMVCA7 Attendees To Self Isolate As Man Who Attended Tests Positive

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi has urged all participants at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2020 to self-isolate after the documentary photographer who attended tested positive to coronavirus. The Commissioner gave this announcement via his official Twitter handle on Tuesday. Abayomi confirmed that the participants at the event may have come…

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News Of Chinese Man’s Death After Testing Positive For Hantavirus Sends Twitter Users Into Panic

A man from China’s Yunnan province tested positive for Hantavirus on Monday. He died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus, China’s Global Times reported. 32 other people have been tested, the report added. Following his death, hantavirus started trending on social media, with people panicking that it…

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South Africa Announces Nationwide Lockdown Amid Coronavirus Threat

The National Coronavirus Command Council has joined other nations to enforce a nation-wide lockdown, CNBC reports. The nationwide lockdown is for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March, ending on April 16th, 2020 and will be accompanied by a public health management program that will significantly increase screening, testing, contact tracing, and…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Postponed To 2021 Due To Coronavirus

The Tokyo Olympics Games has become the latest sporting event to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, CNN reports. On Monday, International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA Today the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be postponed, likely to 2021. According to the media outlet, the IOC did not immediately respond to a request…

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FG Orders Closure Of All Nigeria’s Land Borders To Curb Coronavirus Spread

The Federal Government has ordered total closure of land borders, suspension of Federal Executive Meetings and the postponement of the meeting of the Council of State ​​​scheduled for Thursday, March 26. Presidential aide, Bashit Ahmad revealed on Twitter that Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) made this known on Monday in…

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