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ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Spike Over 13,000—Highest Daily Increase Yet

On Tuesday, Nigeria recorded 663 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) making it the highest daily increase since the country started reporting cases of the pandemic in February. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the report known via Twitter stating that the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria is now 13,464. According to the NCDC, Lagos…

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Five More COVID-19 Deaths Recorded In Lagos State

The Lagos State Government has confirmed five more COVID-19 related deaths increasing the state’s death toll to 72. According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) who disclosed the news in a Situation Report for June 8, seven COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in three states with Lagos having five while Kano…

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ICYMI: Watch Beyoncé Deliver A Stirring Speech On Racism And Sexism To 2020 Graduates

In case you missed it: Beyoncé gave the mother of all graduate speeches yesterday in a YouTube livestream tagged Dear Class of 2020, that empowered the future generations. The 38-year-old entertainer who joined in the Class of 2020 virtual celebrations held due amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis encouraged young high school and college graduates to continue to advocate for underrepresented communities, to…

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President Of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza Dies Of Heart Attack At 55

The Government of Burundi has announced the death of its President Pierre Nkurunziza who passedaway from cardiac arrest on Tuesday. A post on their official Twitter account read, “The Government of the Republic of Burundi announces with great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi… following heart failure on June…

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Paris, Milan And London Fashion Week To All Be Held Digitally This Summer

The coronavirus pandemic has caused the fashion industry to change its regular Fashion Week and as you all might have already guessed, we’ll be seeing a lot more digital fashion shows this summer. Not only has the fashion week format for the next few seasons, but many major events like the Met Gala, the CFDA Awards, and the…

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WHO Says Spread Of Coronavirus By Patients Without Symptoms Is Very Rare

A World Health Organization (WHO) official has revealed that asymptomatic transmission of the novel Coronavirus by  patients is now very rare. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s technical lead for coronavirus response and head of the emerging diseases and zoonoses unit, on Monday disclosed this during a media briefing in Geneva. Preliminary evidence…

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COVID-19: South Africa Reopens Schools, Eases Lockdown As Cases Exceed 50,000

South Africa has eased its lockdown restrictions and reopened schools despite coronavirus death toll passing 1,000 on Monday and new infections spiking over 50,000. According to official statistics, the number of detected infections was 50,879 — the worst in Africa. However, South Africa ranks second in terms of deaths at 1,080 after Egypt. The continent’s…

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George Floyd: Court Sets Bail At $1.25 Million For Ex-Police Officer Charged With Murder

On Monday, a sum of $1.25 million was set as bail for the Minneapolis ex-police officer, Derek Chauvin who was charged with the murder of George Floyd. This was disclosed the same day mourners paid their respects in the hometown of Houston to the African-American man whose death has sparked massive protests for racial justice in the…

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COVID-19: Jigawa Discharges 222 More Patients After Recovery

The Government of Jigawa State has confirmed the discharge of 222 COVID-19 patients in the state. The State Governor, Badaru Abubakar made the development known on Monday during a press briefing in Dutse, the state capital. Abubakar noted that the state government released the 222 out of 283 patients because they have recovered from the coronavirus…

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About 60% Of Mass Deaths In Kano Reportedly Connected To Coronavirus

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that about 60 per cent of the mass deaths reported in Kano State may have been triggered by coronavirus (COVID-19). Ehanire made the revelation on Monday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 which held in Abuja. He explained that the figures were the…

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