Tag Archives: India

ICYMI: Total Number Of COVID-19 Cases Exceed 25 Million Worldwide

According to a recent AFP tally, coronavirus infections globally soared past 25 million, as countries around the world further tightened restrictions to curb the pandemic’s spread. The data revealed on Sunday August 30, noted that a million additional cases have been detected worldwide roughly every four days since mid-July, with India setting the grim record for the highest single-day rise in cases…

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COVID-19: India’s Toll Surges Past One Million As Global Crisis Worsens

On Friday July 17, India became the third country in the world to hit the grim milestone of million coronavirus cases, following Brazil and the United States where infections are still on the rise. According to Aljazeera, the virus has killed more than 588,000 people and infected nearly 14 million around the world since first being detected…

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Residents Terrified As Earthquake Hits Different Parts Of India

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter Scale sent residents of Rajkot in Gujarat, India into panic on Thursday morning July 16 as they reportedly rushed out of their homes terrified. According to National Center for Seismology (NCS), the earthquake was felt at around 07:40 am while tremors of the early morning earthquake…

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Bollywood Star, Amitabh Bachchan, Admitted In Hospital For COVID-19

Veteran Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan, has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and was admitted to hospital on Saturday in his hometown of Mumbai, India. The 77-year-old megastar Amitabh Bachchan who was reportedly accompanied to the hospital by his son Abhishek, disclosed the news on Twitter moments after news broke of his health situation, calling for those close to him…

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Nigeria Evacuates 162 Nationals Stranded In India, 246 More In UAE

The Federal Government has confirmed the arrival of 162 stranded Nigerians in India and also the return of 264 UAE evacuees. Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, made the announcement in a tweet on Wednesday while the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) made the update known via their official Twitter account. The Minister said, “The third batch…

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COVID-19: India Becomes Third Worst-Hit Country With Toll Near 700,000

India has become the third country with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world behind Brazil and the United States of America. Despite mixed progress in parts of Asia, total global infections are fast approaching 11.5 million, with more than 533,000 deaths. The Indian government — like many around the world — has gradually lifted…

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ICYMI: Federal Government Evacuates 238 Nigerians Stranded In Turkey

The Federal Government has evacuated two hundred and thirty-eight Nigerians who were stranded in Turkey due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a Tweet, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) confirmed their arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday. It explained that the returnees tested negative for COVID-19 but added that they are expected to…

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COVID-19: Federal Government Evacuates 269 Stranded Nigerians From India

The Federal Government has resumed the evacuation of Nigerians trapped in countries around the world as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the latest is a new set of 269 stranded Nigerians arrived Abuja from India in the early hours of Saturday. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) announced the arrival of the returnees on its…

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India Lifts Lockdown Amid COVID-19 Surge, Reopens Worship Centres And Malls

On Monday, India granted the re-opening of malls and temples in several cities despite the country recording a record daily number of new COVID-19 cases, with the virus expected to ravage the country for weeks to come. After a 10-week lockdown the government has risked lifting some restrictions in a bid to ease the devastating…

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Over 300 Indian Citizens Evacuated From Nigeria Amid Coronavirus

On Sunday, the Indian government evacuated some of its citizens stranded in Nigeria as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a tweet by the High Commission of India in Abuja, the repatriation exercise commenced in the early hours of Sunday with the airlifting of 312 Indian nationals. The Commission revealed that the aircraft conveying the…

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