Tag Archives: UK

COVID-19: UK Returnees Reportedly Test Negative After Protesting Delay In Result

Over 200 Nigerians evacuated from the United Kingdom have tested negative for COVID-19, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. This was after a short protest by the returnees over the non-issuance of the result, five days after the test was done. Recall that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of conditions for…

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Coronavirus Cases Crosses Over 5 Million With 327,000 Death Toll Worldwide

The novel Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 has infected over five million people across the world, according to data supplied and computed by Worldometers. The global total cases which now stand at 5,090,064 shows the United States of America as the most infected country with 1,578,801 cases. The US is followed by Russia, Spain, Brazil and the UK…

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Loss Of Smell And Taste Added To UK’s Coronavirus Symptoms List

On Monday May 18, UK’s deputy chief medical officer, Prof Jonathan Van-Tam announced the addition of loss of taste and smell to the official list of Coronavirus symptoms in the country, BBC reports. Van-Tam said victims of anosmia (the clinical name for a loss of smell) will also be eligible for Coronavirus testing even if they don’t…

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ICYMI: FG Seizes British Airline For Illegal Commercial Flight Into Nigeria

An aircraft owned by a British company has been seized by the Federal Government for operating commercial flights into Nigeria without approval, THE PUNCH reports. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known on Sunday via his Twitter handle, noting that the company, Flair Aviation, was authorised to conduct humanitarian flights but was caught operating commercial flights. Sirika…

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Nigerians Evacuated From UK Arrive In Lagos, Placed In Mandatory 14-Days Quarantine

Since the beginning of this week, stranded Nigerians in diaspora have being repatriated following the COVID-19 lockdown and the latest batch are returnees from United Kingdom. The airplane British Airways 9155 touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in in Lagos at about 13:45 pm on Friday. The returning Nigerians will be airlifted to Abuja, where they will…

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UK’s Boris Johnson Waves Health Care Workers While Being Wheeled Out Of Intensive Care

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care and he was captured waving to nurses and doctors at NHS as a gesture of thanks. Downing Street confirmed this today, The Guardian reports. The statement is a rare glimpse into the Prime Minister’s condition as he begins his recovery from severe COVID-19 at St Thomas’…

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Top Nigerian Doctor, Alfa Saadu Dies From Coronavirus After Being Infected In The UK

A prominent Nigerian doctor who returned from retirement to help the UK fight coronavirus has died after becoming infected with the disease, The Huffpost reports. The 68-year-old doctor died on Tuesday and his son Dani said in a social media post that he had been fighting Covid-19 for two weeks. Dr Alfa Saadu’s death was also…

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Iroko TV’s Jason Njoku Recounts His 73-Year-Old Mother’s Ordeal After Contracting Coronavirus

Nigerian film magnate, Jason Njoku has narrated the painful ordeal his 73-year-old mother who tested positive for coronavirus had to go through before overcoming the illness. According to the Iroko TV boss, his 73-year-old mother was tested 4 times before she finally got a positive result and even though, she also had an underlying illness,…

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Breaking! Senate Wants Flight From UK, Italy, China, Others Banned

The Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, called for the Federal Government to plan a ban on travelling to the countries hugely affected by coronavirus as global toll hits over 6000, The Nation reports. According to GateKepper.ng, the Senate also urged the federal government to set up more coronavirus testing centres, saying the five already established were grossly…

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UK-Based Nigerian Lady Calls Out Nigerian Employer For Refusing To Pay Fellow Nigerian Workers Salary

Grace Obawoyin, a Nigerian lady who is based in the UK has been accused by a Nigerian female employee for refusing to pay her and other fellow Nigerian workers their salaries. This was made known by a Twitter user @TopBoy_Stif, who shared videos with one showing the children of the accused trying to attack the woman…

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