Tag Archives: Pandemic

Taraji P. Henson Opens Up About Contemplating Suicide Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Taraji P. Henson is opening up about a “dark moment” she had during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Speaking on her Facebook Watch series, Peace of Mind with Taraji, the American actress said she contemplated taking her own life while discussing mental breakdown with co-host Tracie Jade and licensed psychologist, Dr LaShonda Green. She detailed the “dark moment”…

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France’s President Emmanuel Macron No Longer Showing COVID-19 Symptoms

French President Emmanuel Macron is free of Covid-19 symptoms, his office said on Thursday, a week after he tested positive for the coronavirus. The president, who was in self-isolation at an official residence near Paris from where he ran meetings remotely, no longer needs to remain in quarantine, the Elysee Palace added. Macron “shows no…

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Ogun Imposes New Restrictions, Suspends Crowded Crossover Service Over COVID-19 Scare

Ogun state government has announced new restrictions amid a surge of COVID-19 cases. Street carnivals, crowded crossover service, parties, and similar gatherings have all been suspended in the state. All religious and worship centres are directed not to exceed 50 percent of their capacity and must be in compliance with all COVID-19 protocols. This according to the state governor,…

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Plateau Governor Simon Lalong Recovers From COVID-19, Tests Negative

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has recovered from Coronavirus exactly one week after testing positive for the disease. Dr Makut Macham the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the governor said this in a statement on Thursday in Jos. Recall that Lalong had gone into isolation on Dec. 17 after contracting the dreaded virus. “One week…

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COVID-19: France Rewards Hundreds Of Frontline Migrant Workers With Citizenship

Hundreds of immigrants in France who are working on the coronavirus frontline have had their citizenship applications fastracked with 74 people already granted permanent stay. Back in September, the interior ministry invited people who “actively contributed” to the fight against the novel coronavirus, such as healthcare professionals, cleaners, childcare, and shop workers, to apply for fast-track…

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Nigeria Records Additional Five COVID-19 Deaths As Infection Toll Crosses 80,000

Nigeria is currently experiencing its worst stretch to date of COVID-19 with the recent surge in new infections. The total infections in the country has increased to over 80, 000. On Wednesday, 1,133 new COVID-19 cases were found in Nigeria, the second-highest daily tally ever. This is coming 48 hours after Nigeria’s daily coronavirus infections fell for…

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Coronavirus Update: Nigeria’s Infection Toll Almost 80,000 With 999 New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 999 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 79,789. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday. “On the 22nd of December 2020, 999 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria,” the public…

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President Buhari Extends Presidential Taskforce On COVID-19’s Tenure Till March 2021

After a meeting with members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday extended their mandate on curbing the pandemic until March 2021. Buhari who also received the end-of-year report of the task force led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss…

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Biden Receives COVID-19 Vaccine On Live TV To Reassure Americans Of Its Safety

US President-elect Joe Biden is the latest politician to received the COVID-19 vaccine. The 78-year-old incoming president who appeared on live television on Monday got the Pfizer vaccine at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware in a campaign to boost Americans’ confidence in the jabs. His wife Jill received the shot earlier, the presidential transition team said.…

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Coronavirus: Report Says New COVID-19 Variant In UK Is Already In Nigeria

The new variant of the coronavirus currently causing panic and concern in the United Kingdom and the European Union has been identified in Nigeria by scientists at the Africa Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), at the Redeemers University in Ede, Osun State. The new variant, detected in the UK in September…

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