Premier League to end season due to coronavirus uncertainty

Premier League bosses are about to announce the season is being scrapped due to coronavirus, according to Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino. Football chiefs released a statement last week saying they intended to finish the season but refused to set a…

COVID-19: Nigeria records 22 new cases, as tally now 276

Nigeria has recorded 22 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 276. The new cases were announced on Wednesday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its verified Twitter…

NCDC confirms 16 new coronavirus cases in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Tuesday night confirmed 16 new cases of coronavirus. The number of confirmed cases of the virus in the country now stand at 254. In a tweet on it official Twitter @NCDCgov it announced,…

Coronavirus: France records highest daily death toll of 833

France has reported 833 new coronavirus deaths in the past day, the highest daily toll since its outbreak began. The total number of people who have died after testing positive for Covid-19 now stands at 8,911, while the number of…

Botswana president wants to extend COVID-19 state of emergency to six months

Botswana’s president has proposed extending a state of emergency in the southern African country to last six months. President Mokgweetsi Masisi says the measure is needed because people are not complying with restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of…

BOI donates N700m relief fund to Lagos, FCT

The Bank of Industry (BOI) has donated the sum of N700 million in relief funding as part of its contribution in advancing regional efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic through the supply of critical care equipment,…

Tiger tests positive for coronavirus

A four-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Bronx Zoo, in New York City, says the test result was confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa. Nadia, her sister Azul,…

Thousands of NY COVID patients are being treated with anti-malarial drug

As many as 4,000 seriously ill coronavirus patients in New York are being treated with the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, state health officials say. President Trump has touted hydroxychloroquine as a potential life-saver, although there is no widespread scientific evidence to…

Ecuador city runs out of coffins amid coronavirus crisis

Ecuador’s government has begun storing the bodies of victims of the coronavirus in giant refrigerated containers as hundreds of deaths in the city of Guayaquil, the center of the country’s outbreak, have already filled morgues and hospitals. Ecuador has confirmed…

*LASUTH places three health workers on isolation (Guardian) *FCT, Lagos, Ogun communities ignore Buhari’s lockdown order (Punch)

LASUTH places three health workers on isolation (Guardian) The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, says it has placed three of its health workers on isolation after their contact with a patient who died of COVID-19. Dr Ibrahim Mustafa,…

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