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Saudi authorities have seized more than five million medical masks that were illegally stockpiled amid the coronavirus outbreak, state media reported on Sunday.
Nigerian auto manufacturer Innoson said on Monday that it was ready to convert its assembly lines to start producing critical medical equipment that may be in short supply as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.
Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov has said the recent breakup of the OPEC+ oil output cut agreement and subsequent collapse in oil prices was the “Arab partners’ initiative”.
As part of measures to protect residents from, and slow down the spread of the coronavirus disease, the Kaduna State Government has restricted religious services and all large gatherings.
Saudi Arabia will suspend all domestic flights, buses, taxis and trains for 14 days to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.
Following the explosion which destroyed many buildings and claimed not less than 17 lives in the Abule Ado community in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos, three additional bodies: two females and one male were discovered under the rubbles as dismembered parts of corpses littered the scene of the explosion.
“The Kingdom’s government decided to suspend international flights for two weeks (Starting from Sunday, March 15th) as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of #CoronaVirus,” the foreign ministry tweeted.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has asked tour operators to refund pilgrims who paid for Umrah (lesser hajj) following its suspension by Saudi Arabian authorities due to coronavirus.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has urged intending pilgrims from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia for Umrah or to visit the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah to suspend the arrangement until further notice.
Thousands of Nigerians are set to be affected as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca.
Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has said the development of a deep seaport project in the state will generate more than N500billion investment to the host communities in Ilaje Local Government Area where government is proposing to establish the port.
The people of Agadama community of Uwheru Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State have described the recent attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen as the worst hit in recent times, noting that the community has lost over 86 people since the attacks started in 2012.
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.
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.
Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday.
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.
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.
The Edo State Government has urged all residents, including traders and businesses to support the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state by complying with the basic precautionary measures and other guidelines to contain the scourge.
Sudanese Defence Minister Lieutenant General Jamal al-Din Omar died of an unspecified illness Wednesday while in neighbouring South Sudan for peace talks with his country's main rebel groups, the military announced.
The United States has appealed to medical professionals across the world to file for work visas in a passionate appeal for help to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has announced a 14-day ban on public transport to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Chairman of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Bauchi state chapter, Ibrahim Maikudi, has called on the State government to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for nurses in the state.