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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has cautioned members of the public against emerging online fraudulent tactics, being explored by internet fraudsters in the wake of the donations arising from the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
Peloton has announced that it will stop producing and airing live cycling and running classes until April 30th after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 late last week. The company originally planned to reopen its studios on Tuesday, April 7th, taking the weekend to deep clean its facilities.
The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has said the reports around the social media which link 5G network to coronavirus is untrue and baseless.
5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic. The BBC reports that at least three 5G towers were set alight last week, and police and fire services were called to extinguish the flames.
While there’s zero factual support for a conspiracy theory linking the COVID-19 virus to 5G cellular technology — and the scientific community has concluded that 5G is safe — the UK government was forced today to explicitly address the topic after arsonists burned down a cell tower over 5G, and used Facebook to encourage others to follow suit.
Alphabet’s Google on Thursday published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued stay-at-home orders to rein the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Governor Willie Obiano said that Anambra state had sent more samples for testing, even as six samples tested earlier were negative for the Coronavirus.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has signed the Quarantine Regulations pursuant to Section 8 of the Quarantine Act, the Public Health Law and other legislation, as the state firms up its response framework to the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Former Newcastle footballer Tino Asprilla says he has 3.5m condoms in stock to help out in a reported global shortage of the contraceptive.
Zoom is now facing lawsuits that allege the company is illegally disclosing personal information to third parties. Two lawsuits were filed earlier this week in California, and one is seeking damages on behalf of Zoom users for alleged violations of California’s Consumer Privacy Act.
Warehouse, delivery and retail gig workers in the United States went on strike on Monday to call attention to safety and wage concerns for people laboring through the coronavirus crisis.
Shortly after renowned Nigerian Bishop, Sam Zuga of House of Joy Ministry, founder of both Samzuga Foundation and Samzuga international, offered to treat anyone with coronavirus free of charge and urging Nigerians to refer Coronavirus patients to him, the cleric has come up with a solution to tackle the dreaded virus.
Facebook has pledged to invest $100 million in the news industry at a time when the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that accurate reporting is more important than ever
A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Temitope Adewale, has urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the state to take advantage of the stay-at-home period to fix some of the bad roads in the state.
A Virginia man who downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus as merely the media "pumping out fear" has died after contracting the virus.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.
Polytechnic students under the aegis of the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) have rejected plan by the Federal Government to invite Chinese doctors to help contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
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Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president, Gabriele Gravina, has suggested that funds be created from a share of betting revenue for soccer clubs and organisations in need.
It brings the total number of cases in Russia to 5,389 with 45 deaths.
As the incidences of Corona Virus Disease 2019 better known as ‘COVID-19’ increases, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria has temporarily suspended its operations.