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The Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19, on Friday, recorded a major victory in its ongoing fight against the novel Coronavirus when it discharged 11 persons after they tested negative to COVID-19 twice.

Oyo discharges 11 coronavirus patients

The Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19, on Friday, recorded a major victory in its ongoing fight against the novel Coronavirus when it discharged 11 persons after they tested negative to COVID-19 twice.

FCTA issues directive to schools, worship centers

The FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello Musa, has announced new guidelines for easing the COVID-19 lockdown.
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has appeared in court for a rescheduled hearing where he is expected to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife.

Lesotho party rules out immunity for embattled leader Thomas Thabane

The head of Lesotho's ruling party on Wednesday rejected Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's demands for immunity from prosecution in a murder case that has gripped the southern African mountain kingdom.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

FRSC advises Nigerians to maintain social distancing

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged Nigerians to continue maintaining social distancing to avoid further spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus walk to a train, one of the stops being Wuhan, at a station in Shanghai on March 28, 2020. – The Chinese city of 11 million people that was Ground Zero for what became the global coronavirus pandemic partly reopened on March 28, after more than two months of almost total isolation. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

Back to school in China as lockdowns start to ease worldwide

Children in China’s two most important cities went back to school Monday after more than three months at home, as coronavirus restrictions eased and governments around the world began charting a path out of the pandemic lockdown.
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WHO: No evidence people who survive coronavirus are immune

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday that there is no evidence that people who test positive for the new coronavirus and recover are immunised and protected against reinfection.
Having advocated for peace, unity and development in his country, South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardit has resolved to invite Prophet TB Joshua into the country to hold prayers with his people.

TB Joshua: Christians can get sick with coronavirus

Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has taught that a genuine Christian can fall sick with the dreaded coronavirus disease yet still be a “friend of God”.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: No evidence coronavirus survivors have immunity against virus

There is no proof that people who have recovered from coronavirus have immunity to the disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.
A medical expert, Dr. Chinonso Egemba, says users of skin-lightening creams, which contain steroids, are more likely to have severe illness or die from coronavirus disease.

Expert: Stop bleaching or risk coronavirus disease

A medical expert, Dr. Chinonso Egemba, says users of skin-lightening creams, which contain steroids, are more likely to have severe illness or die from coronavirus disease.
COVID-19 research is advancing at an unprecedented speed, but one strategy doctors are leaning on to treat COVID-19 patients looks more antiquated than innovative.

Coronavirus: Why we’re still relying on century-old strategy to treat pandemic

COVID-19 research is advancing at an unprecedented speed, but one strategy doctors are leaning on to treat COVID-19 patients looks more antiquated than innovative. In hospitals around the United States, caregivers are resorting to using century-old convalescent plasma therapy — siphoning blood from survivors and reinfusing it into the sick.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Tuesday declared that he is willing to set aside his immunity to testify against persons who violate the state’s border closure regulations aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Governor Wike: I am ready to set aside my immunity for coronavirus

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Tuesday declared that he is willing to set aside his immunity to testify against persons who violate the state’s border closure regulations aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.
Mr Adeyemi Olutoye, Founder of an online pharmaceutical shop, Drugstore .ng, says establishment of online pharmacies will address the shortage of drugs supply in Nigeria.

APN: Fake news on coronavirus can increase health issues

The Association of Psychiatrists of Nigeria (APN), has warned that fake news on COVID-19 pandemic could cause significant emotional distress to Nigerians and increase the rate of mental health problems in the country.

Organised labour rejects salary cut for Nasarawa council workers

The Organized Labour in Nasarawa State has warned that it will not accept percentage payment of Local government workers for the month of March 2020.
A professor of Immunology, Dr Ganiyu Arinola, says the assumption that drinking hot water will wash Coronavirus from the system is untrue.

Immunologist: Drinking hot water will not wash coronavirus from system

A professor of Immunology, Dr Ganiyu Arinola, says the assumption that drinking hot water will wash Coronavirus from the system is untrue.
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.
The Sahel state of Burkina Faso on Wednesday announced its first death from coronavirus, which is also the first known fatality in sub-Saharan Africa.

Confirmed virus cases in African countries over 2000

Forty-three of Africa’s 54 countries now have confirmed coronavirus cases, with the total at 2,046, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said.
The London Marathon has officially been postponed (Image- Steven Paston-PA Wire)

London Marathon ‘will be postponed until October’ over coronavirus chaos

It comes after cases in the UK climbed to 798 this afternoon as the deadly bug continues to infect the nation.
Wole Soyinka

Emir Sanusi’s dethronement: Governor Ganduje most notorious public face of disorder – Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has blasted Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje over his removal of the Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II, from the throne, describing the governor as the the most notorious public face of disorder being propelled by the immunity he enjoys.

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UAE paid for tickets, test fees for Nigerian evacuees – NIDCOM chief

The United Arab Emirates authorities paid for the flight tickets and coronavirus testing for some Nigerians evacuated from the country on Wednesday, the head of the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said .

PDP demands Ibrahim Magu’s prosecution for ‘fraud’

The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the prosecution of the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, over alleged fraud.
Veteran Nigerian actor, Zack Orji, says he is saddened by the increasing rate of divorce in the country.

Zack Orji: No marriage is perfect

He said: “I believe that a lot of people go into marriage without being prepared to make the necessary sacrifice, so at the slightest provocation, they are ready to opt out and that is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s supposed to be a union for life. For better for worse.”

Court declines to stop probe of Senator Okorocha by EFCC, Imo government

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined a request by former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for an interim injunction to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and panel of inquiry that was set up by the state government, from further investigating alleged financial infractions he committed while in office.

Nigerian government postpones 2020 WASSCE indefinitely

This was announced by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while speaking to State House Correspondents the weekly Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.