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Vietnam Airlines will suspend its flights to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with effect from Saturday, over the outbreak of a new coronavirus, the company said.

Coronavirus: Airlines charge Nigeria to reduce entry points to two

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), the umbrella body of indigenous carriers in the country has called on the Federal Government as a matter of urgency to restrict entry points into Nigeria to two.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Governor Tambuwal calls on local investors to invest in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has solicited the support of local investors to invest in the state and help in bolstering its economy and that of the nation at large.
A biopharmaceutical employee at CureVac demonstrates research for a coronavirus vaccine at a lab in Tuebingen, Germany, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Andreas Gebert - Reuters

Coronavirus hits 27 countries in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there are now over 300 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Africa.
Cameroon’s Japoma Stadium, Douala will host the first ever single final-match format of the Champions League the Confederation of African Football has announced.

Douala to host CAF Champions League final

The newly-built Japoma Stadium in the Cameroon city of Douala will stage the final of this season’s African Champions League on May 29, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed on Monday.
Cameroon’s Japoma Stadium, Douala will host the first ever single final-match format of the Champions League the Confederation of African Football has announced.

Cameroon’s Japoma Stadium to host CAF Champions League final

Cameroon’s Japoma Stadium, Douala will host the first ever single final-match format of the Champions League the Confederation of African Football has announced.
Football activities in Egypt have been placed on hold in the wake of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Egyptian football suspended amid coronavirus fears

"As per instructions from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Youth and Sports, and after reviewing the recommendations of the Medical Committee of the Egyptian Football Association, the Egyptian Football Association decided to suspend football games for 15 days starting Monday," the EFA said in a statement.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Morocco’s coronavirus cases more than double to 17 – ministry

Morocco confirmed 9 new coronavirus cases on Saturday bringing the total number of infected people to 17, the health ministry said on Saturday.
The Africa Cup of Nations trophy. @CAF-Online-Twitter.

African Nations Cup qualifiers postponed over coronavirus

Two rounds of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers scheduled for March have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Friday.

CHAN: CAF to assess anti-coronavirus measures in Cameroon

CAF medical experts will assess this weekend the measures hosts Cameroon have taken to combat the coronavirus pandemic ahead of the African Nations Championship (CHAN).
Reining Nigerian league champions Enyimba of Aba lost their opening Group game of 2019-2020 CAF Confederations Cup to Hassania Agadir of Morroco on Sunday.

CAFCC: Enyimba to receive $350,000 for reaching last eight

Nigerian giants Enyimba of Aba will reportedly pocket 350,000 US dollars for reaching the quarter-final stage of this season’s CAF Confederation Cup.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus spreads to 18 African nations

Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Guinea all confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, giving the disease a foothold in 18 countries on the African continent.

Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria wrestling coach laments qualifiers postponement

Coach of Nigeria’s Men wrestling national team Victor Kodie has expressed disappointment over the pervading Corona virus scourge which also lead to the postponement of the wrestling Olympic qualifiers slated for El jadida in Morocco.
South Africa’s Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize has told the media the four people who were diagnosed with the virus, were part of a group of 10 who recently travelled to Italy.

South Africa confirms six new cases of coronavirus

South Africa on Wednesday reported six new confirmed cases of Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus – all involving people who had travelled to Europe.
At least 19 people have now died in the United States from the coronavirus as the virus spread to 30 states with the latest of the hundreds of confirmed cases nationwide reported in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and New York.

Coronavirus: 168 die in Italy under 24 hours

Italy on Tuesday reported 168 deaths from the coronavirus in just 24 hours, the highest single-day toll since the appearance of the deadly disease last December.
The two cases in Burkina Faso are that of a couple. The West African country’s health minister, Claudine Lougue, said the wife had recently returned from France.

Coronavirus: Burkina Faso confirms first two cases

Burkina Faso has confirmed its first two cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the second death from the disease in Africa was recorded in Morocco on the same day.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Morocco announces first coronavirus death

Morocco’s health ministry on Tuesday said the country had recorded its first death linked to the new coronavirus, an 89-year-old woman who suffered from chronic health problems.
Horoya AC of Guinea Nigerian striker Bolaji Sakin has stated that he will reveal his little knowledge of Enyimba to his Guinean teammates ahead of this Sunday’s CAF Confederation cup quarter final first leg between both side at the Enyimba stadium.

Horoya forward Bolaji Sakin dreams CAF Confederation Cup glory after ousting Enyimba

Horoya AC of Guinea striker Bolaji Sakin has stated that he wants to end the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup campaign as champion after helping his side to the last four stage of the competition.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has petitioned the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to postpone their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Comoros over the coronavirus.

AFCONQ: Kenya wants Comoros clash postponed over coronavirus

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has petitioned the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to postpone their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Comoros over the coronavirus.

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