Tag Archives: COVID-19

COVID-19: Air Peace Lays Off Pilots Due To Negative Impact Of Pandemic

Air Peace, one of Nigeria’s largest airline has laid off a number of pilots and cut salaries in order to cope as a result of the economic effect of COVID-19 pandemic on its operations. The airline while announcing this on Tuesday did not disclose the number of pilots affected, but industry sources put the figure at around 70. Air…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s Total Infections Exceed 44,000 With 288 More COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria has confirmed 288 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 44,129. In a report shared via Twitter on Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed that the new infections were recorded Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and 13 other states of the federation. While Lagos topped the list with 88…

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ICYMI: 37 More Recovered COVID-19 Patients Discharged In Lagos

On Sunday August 2, Lagos State Government revealed that thirty seven more recovered COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the state isolation centers. The State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu who reported the update said they were discharged after testing negative to the virus. While giving a breakdown of the figure, he said they are 15 females and 22…

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Bollywood Star, Amitabh Bachchan Discharged After Recovering From COVID-19

Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from hospital, three weeks after being admitted with “mild” symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease. Bachchan’s actor-son Abishek, who was admitted at the same time, reportedly remained in hospital, while his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai and granddaughter Aaradhya were discharged last week. They were the highest-profile family in India to contract the virus in a country…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 304 Fresh Cases As Africa’s Infections Near 1 Million

In cased you missed it, Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll topped 43,000 cases as the nation recorded 304 fresh cases. Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) unveiled the latest data on Twitter indicatingthat the new cases were found in fourteen states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This comes as the Africa Centre Control (CDC), as of Sunday, August…

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Lagos Schools Resume August 3, Restaurants To Operate Eat-In Services At 50% Capacity

The Lagos State Government has announced that restaurants in the state will be reopened at 50 per cent capacity from August 14. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known on Saturday, August 1, in an address where he gave updates on the efforts of the state governments on Covid-19 crisis. He noted that restaurants and other public…

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Lagos To Reopen Religious Centres August 7 & 9 Amid COVID-19 Spike

Lagos state government has announced that the ban on worship centres: churches and mosques has been lifted amid daily spike in the COVID-19 cases. Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during a briefing at the State House in Marina, revealed that they be reopened from August 7 with mosques reopening next week Friday while churches to follow suit on Sunday, August 9. According to him,…

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Update: Ebonyi Governor, Daughter & Aides Recover From COVID-19

The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has recovered from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Channels Television reports. The Governor confirmed this in a statement he personally signed on Friday, disclosing that his daughter and three of his close aides also tested negative for the virus. The governor thanked God for his recovery and the people of the…

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Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, Tests Negative For COVID-19

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Governor of Ekiti State, has tested negative for COVID-19. The politician who went on isolation eleven days ago after testing positive for the virus, expressed gratitude for the prayers and good wishes received from well-wishers while the period lasted. In a tweet on Saturday, Governor Fayemi reminded Nigerians of the need to…

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ICYMI: 462 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Nigeria, Toll Now 43,000

According to Nigeria’s top disease control agency, 462 new cases of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in the country, bringing its total infections to 43, 151. A late Friday night tweet revealed that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) noted that one more person has died from the virus as recovery numbers hit 19,565.…

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