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Mainland China reported a rise in new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Thursday, reversing three straight days of declines, because of a spike in new infections in Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak.

Wuhan records no coronavirus case for six days

China on Monday reported a drop in new coronavirus infections for a fourth day as drastic curbs on international travellers reined in the number of imported cases.
Emergency medical personnel carries a patient affected with coronavirus (Covid-19) from a military hospital to an ambulance before being transported aboard a medicalised TGV (high-speed train) to be evacuated towards hospitals of other French regions on March 29, 2020 in Mulhouse, eastern France, amid the spread of the COVID-19 (new coronavirus) pandemic. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP)

Global coronavirus cases top 700,000

These are notably in the United States which has reported 143,025 coronavirus cases and 2,514 deaths and Italy with 97,689 cases and the world’s highest death toll of 10,779.
More than a billion people remained indoors in India on Sunday during a one-day nationwide curfew aimed at controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus even as positive cases topped 300.

India says no plans to extend lockdown as virus cases top 1,000

The overall number of Covid-19 cases in India crossed the 1,000 mark on Monday, even as the government said there were no plans to prolong the three-week nationwide lockdown.
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Former minister reacts as president orders lockdown of Lagos, Abuja, Ogun

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide broadcast will help to bring all the separate interventions into an integrated response strategy.
People wearing protective masks move packages distributed during the start of the meal delivery campaign of the platform justpeople.nl (gewoonmensen.nl) in collaboration with the Food Bank on March 28, 2020 in The Hague, amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus. - In several cities, students deliver 10,000 meals to those in need during the corona crisis. (Photo by Remko DE WAAL / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT

Netherlands tops 10,000 coronavirus cases

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the Netherlands passed the 10,000 marks on Sunday, the authorities said, as the country focuses on building up herd immunity rather than confining the population of 17 million.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

Coronavirus spreads to Enugu as cases rise to 81 in Nigeria

“As at 11:55pm 27th March, there are 81 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 3 have been discharged with 1 death. ”
According to Jatto Adams, General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, the clarifications sought by NPA was to get full details of the incident for record purposes.

NPA: We did not contradict NCDC over coronavirus cases

The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has said that it did not contradict the statement by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, that six cases of covid-19 were found on a vessel but only sought clarifications.
Enoch Adeboye

Pastor Adeboye donates ICU beds, ventilators to Lagos, others

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has donated Intensive Care Unit beds with ventilators to Lagos State.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

NCDC confirms second coronavirus case in Bauchi

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said it made an error in the breakdown of the new 14 coronavirus cases announced for the country on Thursday night.
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Coronavirus: We’ve no record of cases detected on vessels – NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has stated that it has not recorded any coronavirus case on any vessel.
Homeless people react as members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) patrol the streets of Johannesburg on the first day of a nationwide lockdown for 21 days to try to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa coronavirus cases exceed 1,000, first two dead reported

Cases of coronavirus in South Africa passed 1,000 on Friday, the health ministry said, while also reporting its first two deaths on the first day of a three-week, nationwide lockdown.
With over 40 African countries currently battling with confirmed COVID-19 cases, South Africa tops the chart of the deadly virus within the continent as shown in data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Global coronavirus cases exceeds 500,000 as SA tops chart in Africa

With over 40 African countries currently battling with confirmed COVID-19 cases, South Africa tops the chart of the deadly virus within the continent as shown in data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Disinfecting a street in Wuhan on Thursday. Hector Retamal-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Wuhan lockdown bought health systems vital time – study

The lockdown in the Chinese outbreak city of Wuhan brought the COVID-19 epidemic crashing to a halt, giving health systems crucial breathing room to deal with serious cases, new research showed Thursday.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Six coronavirus patients to be discharged in Lagos

Lagos State Government has said six coronavirus patients have recovered in Lagos and will be discharged on Friday.
FATE Foundation has pledged a sum of N250 million to support Lagos and Ogun states in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Foundation donates N250 million to Lagos, Ogun

FATE Foundation has pledged a sum of N250 million to support Lagos and Ogun states in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Niger governor goes into self-isolation

The Niger State governor, Abubakar Bello, has gone on self-isolation as a result of his attendance of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum’s meeting on March 18.
Minister of State for Primary Health Care Joyce Moriku Kaducu said Wednesday that two of the new cases are Chinese nationals while the others are Ugandans.

Eight-month-old baby tests positive for coronavirus

Minister of State for Primary Health Care Joyce Moriku Kaducu said Wednesday that two of the new cases are Chinese nationals while the others are Ugandans.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

64 deaths, 2,412 coronavirus cases recorded in 43 African countries — list

From the 2,412 cases, 64 people died and 203 recovered in 14 African countries, according to data obtained by newsmen from the World Health Organisation’s website.

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 20 new virus cases, total now 131

Announcing this Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 13 of the cases were from Lagos, four from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, two from Kaduna and one from Oyo State.

Panic in Imo as hotelier dies

Residents of Imo State are presently gripped with fear over the mysterious death of the owner of Fancy Hotel, Umugwuma, Owerri, Mr Christogonus Aguwa Osuagwu, in Abuja on Monday.
The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the people and government of Lagos State over the unfortunate explosion that claimed scores of lives in Lagos yesterday.

Governor Abiodun: How I begged President Buhari to shift Ogun lockdown

Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday.

Coronavirus: JNI condemns misleading preaching of some Islamic clerics

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and misleading preaching by some Islamic clerics on government’s directives for citizens to stay home.

FRSC shuts of drivers licence processing centres

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.