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SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS – A medical professional administers a coronavirus test at a drive-thru testing site at Cambridge Health Alliance Somerville Hospital on April 28, 2020 in Somerville, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer-Getty Images)

U.S. reports 131,000 virus infections, highest daily figure

The U.S. COVID-19 Tracking Project said the country suffered an average of 120,000 new cases every day in the past week.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government Wednesday outlined extensive plans to provide Americans with free vaccinations against the coronavirus, but officials offered conflicting views on just how soon the preventative shots will be widely available.

US lays out extensive plans for free coronavirus vaccinations

The U.S. government Wednesday outlined extensive plans to provide Americans with free vaccinations against the coronavirus, but officials offered conflicting views on just how soon the preventative shots will be widely available.
President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights.

Donald Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE peace ceremony

US President Donald Trump will host a ceremony Tuesday where Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates normalize relations with Israel, redrawing the Middle East’s diplomatic map – and boosting the Republican’s reelection hopes.
The United Kingdom (UK) has the highest coronavirus death rate in Europe, new data has revealed.

US coronavirus death toll exceeds 90,000 as Donald Trump urges reopening

The coronavirus death toll in the United States surpassed 90,000 on Monday as the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases exceeded 1.5 million across the country, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.
“For us, it would be unacceptable for there to be privileged access to such and such a country for financial reasons,” deputy finance minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher told Sud Radio.

France warns ‘unacceptable’ for Sanofi to give US virus vaccine first

The French government warned Thursday that it would be “unacceptable” for pharmaceutical giant Sanofi to reserve any COVID-19 vaccine for the United States (US) first, after the firm’s chief said he would give preference to the American market.
Rick Bright, deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response for Health and Human Services (HHS), speaks during a House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Photographer: Toya Sarno Jordan/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US vaccine expert says he was removed for opposing Donald Trump-backed chloroquine

The head of the US agency in charge of developing a vaccine against coronavirus said Wednesday that he was removed from his job for opposing the chloroquine treatment promoted by President Donald Trump.
Apple and Google today said they’re working together on Bluetooth interoperability between Android and iOS devices to empower coronavirus tracking apps for smartphones.

Apple and Google partner on Bluetooth interoperability for coronavirus tracing apps

Apple and Google today said they’re working together on Bluetooth interoperability between Android and iOS devices to empower coronavirus tracking apps for smartphones. Apple and Google own the world’s two most widely-used mobile operating systems. The news was announced today in a joint Apple–Google statement and will enable tracking of close proximity between people across Android and iOS devices.
People walk inside the Yaba Mainland hospital compound where Covid-19 patients are being treated in Lagos, Nigeria, in February. AP

Official: Lagos hospitals treat people suffering chloroquine poisoning

Some hospitals in Lagos State are receiving patients suffering from chloroquine poisoning in their quest to fight coronavirus, the senior special assistant on health to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Oreoluwa Finnih, has said.
President Donald Trump declared a federal state of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the US. The move frees up additional funding that will allow the government to address the effects of the pandemic.

Donald Trump issues emergency declaration for coronavirus pandemic

President Donald Trump declared a federal state of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the US. The move frees up additional funding that will allow the government to address the effects of the pandemic.
President Donald Trump is meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday to discuss a payroll tax cut as part of efforts to provide substantial relief to businesses and individuals who suffer financially as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

US Coronavirus response slowed by Donald Trump insistence on secrecy – reports

The White House ordered for dozens of top-level meetings about the novel coronavirus to be classified, a move that may have hampered the country’s ability to contain the now-pandemic, Reuters reports. The information comes from four anonymous administration officials who say that the meetings covered issues such as quarantines, travel restrictions, and the number of infections.
Coronavirus- A person wearing a face mask. David Mercado-Reuters

Reports: US health workers exposed to coronavirus without protective gear

United States health employees were sent to interact with repatriated Americans quarantined for exposure to the novel coronavirus without wearing protective gear or receiving training, a whistleblower complaint cited by US media said Thursday.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in Japan has recorded 70 more cases of Covid-19, as China’s death toll edges past 1,660. Franck Robichon-EPA

Coronavirus cases on Japan ship rise to 355

The number of people infected with the deadly new coronavirus on a quarantined ship off Japan has risen to 355, the country’s health minister said Sunday, as the United States, Canada and Hong Kong prepare to repatriate their residents on board.

NMA provides free service to FCT community

The FCT chapter of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) provided medical services to over 1000 people in Chibiri Ward, Kuje Area Council of Abuja as part of activities to mark its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Conference.
An immigrant girl sits with her family members at the border while they track down the keeper of the notebook. (Gina Ferazzi - Los Angeles Times)

Donald Trump administration to use DNA tests to reunite families separated at border

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is using DNA tests to reunite children and their migrant parents after they were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Department of Health and Human Services says.
The policy slammed into a series of brick walls — insufficient space for incarcerating families crossing the border, strict legal limits on how children can be detained and backlash against separating them from their parents. Andres Leighton | AP Photo.jpg

US reunites 522 children removed under ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

The United States Homeland Security Department said late Saturday the government had reunited 522 children separated from adults as part of a “Zero Tolerance” initiative and plans to reunite another 16 children over the next 24 hours.

Ivanka Trump photo with son sparks backlash over border separations

Ivanka Trump is facing an online backlash for tweeting what one critic called a “tone deaf” photo of herself cuddling her son as outrage grows over a federal government policy to separate the children of undocumented migrants from their parents.

Prince’s family sues hospital, pharmacy for death

The family of late pop icon Prince has filed a lawsuit against a hospital that treated him and the pharmacy where the killer pain drug was bought.

Feeding babies solid food before six months causes obesity, diabetes

Most parents are feeding their babies solid foods too early - raising their risk of obesity and diabetes, according to new research.

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UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Tokunbo Abiru proposes antidote for national challenges

Mr Tokunbo Abiru, APC’s candidate for the Lagos East bye-election, has said that quality representation at the National Assembly is an antidote to diverse national development and security challenges.
US President Donald Trump speaks with General Motors CEO Mary Barra during a meeting with automobile industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 24th, 2017. - Photo by Saul Loeb - AFP via Getty Images

General Motors abandons Donald Trump’s war against California’s pollution powers

General Motors announced today that it is abandoning Donald Trump’s effort to take away California’s ability to set fuel efficiency standards. The company, along with Fiat Chrysler and Toyota, previously backed Trump’s efforts to roll back fuel efficiency standards.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.

We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.