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As the coronavirus cases in Lagos State near 1000, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, opens a new 118-bed Isolation Center in the Gbagada area of the state.7

Lagos discharges 40 more coronavirus patients

Lagos State Government on Thursday announced the recovery and discharge of 40 more Coronavirus patients, after they tested negative to the disease twice.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Uganda’s coronavirus cases rise to 902 after 9 more test positive

Uganda's Health ministry on Thursday reported nine new Covid-19 infections, raising the country's total number of confirmed cases to 902.
Gbenga Omotoso

Coronavirus: Lagos begins chloroquine clinical trial this week

The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, has said the state will this week commence the clinical trial treatment of COVID-19 using chloroquine as approved by NAFDAC.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced that 67 COVID-19 patients, including a pregnant woman who was delivered of her baby today at the Gbagada Isolation Centre, have all been discharged after testing negative to the pandemic twice.

Lagos discharges 67 coronavirus patients after testing negative

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced that 67 COVID-19 patients, including a pregnant woman who was delivered of her baby today at the Gbagada Isolation Centre, have all been discharged after testing negative to the pandemic twice.
Nigerien and French troops have carried out a military operation that has killed 120 ‘terrorists’ in south-west Niger, the country’s defence ministry said. Ludovic Marin-AFP via Getty Images

ISWAP attacks: 28 foreign informants, local collaborators arrested – report

The Nigerian military has arrested 28 informants leaking operational secrets to the Boko Haram terrorists.
As the coronavirus cases in Lagos State near 1000, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, opens a new 118-bed Isolation Center in the Gbagada area of the state.6

Lagos discharges 26 more coronavirus patients

This was made known by Lagos COVID-19 Incident Commander and the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos records another coronavirus death

It acknowledged the 80 new infections announced on Friday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control which brought the total number of cases reported in the state to 670, the highest by any state in the country.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that Canada and the U.S. had agreed to keep their border closed for all non-essential travel for another 30 days.

Minister: US-Canada border to remain closed

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that Canada and the U.S. had agreed to keep their border closed for all non-essential travel for another 30 days.
Zhao Lijian’s, its Foreign Ministry spokesperson made the remarks in a statement issued last night in Abuja, against the background of alleged discriminatory practises against Africans resident in the city of Guangdong.

China denies maltreatment of Africans

For the second time in less than one week, the Republic of China has again restated its commitment to warm relationship with African countries.

Chinese embassy reacts to report on maltreatment of Nigerians in Guangzhou

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Nigeria has responded to a video clip of alleged maltreatment of Nigerians in Guangzhou, China.
Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections.

African community targeted in China virus crackdown

Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Emanuella Zamba as the new Acting General Manager for Lagos State Health Management Agency LASHMA.

Lagos to commence door-to-door testing for coronavirus

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, yesterday, disclosed that the state government will commence a door-to-door testing of residents of the state to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Lagos: Seven more coronavirus patients discharged

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the discharge of seven more COVID-19 patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba bringing the number of patients discharged in Lagos to 39.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said every effort would be made to ensure that society did away with discrimination against those with handicaps [Ludovic Marin-AFP]

Japan to ban flights from 18 European countries, Iran

Japan is set to ban entry of foreign nationals coming from 18 European countries and Iran to curb the spread of the coronavirus, local media reported on Tuesday.
Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday directed law enforcement agencies to arrest and disperse any large gatherings to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state. 1

Africa in for tough battle as coronavirus cases rise

Sub-Saharan Africa recorded its second coronavirus death on Friday as infections rose in South Africa, where the government warned bluntly of a long haul in the fight against the disease.
Spain on Saturday followed Italy and imposed a near-total nationwide lockdown to fight the spread of coronavirus by banning people from leaving home except to go to work, get medical care or buy food.

Coronavirus: European cities shut down

Streets across Europe were quiet on Sunday, as lockdowns aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus prompted countries to tighten borders and people to avoid public spaces.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Togo confirms first coronavirus case

Togo on Friday confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus after a 42-year-old woman tested positive following her return from a trip to Benin, Germany, France and Turkey.

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