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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced the lockdown ahead of the Jewish holiday season, which starts with the Jewish New Year on September 18 and ends with the Tabernacles holiday on October 9.

Israel re-imposes nation-wide lockdown

While some embraced the decision of the government to close down the country, saying it was Israel’s only chance to decrease the number of COVID-19 patients, others have slammed the move. The reason for this is Netanyahu’s alleged inability to offer them financial assistance without which, they say, they won’t be able to stay afloat.

India begins college entrance examinations in amid virus fears

India’s highly competitive engineering and medical college entrance examinations – in which some 2.5 million students are participating, began on Tuesday amid protests and fear over a rise in COVID-19 cases.
The trial of two former French spies suspected of sharing secrets with China opened in a Paris criminal court Monday, behind closed doors for reasons of national security.

More than 5,000 persons arrested for ‘virus-related crimes’ in China

Nearly 5,800 people suspected of killing health workers, selling defective medical equipment and lying about their travel history have been arrested in China for virus epidemic-related crimes since January, the state prosecutor’s office said.

Ogun to introduce BRT services in Ota, Mowe, Ibafo

As of its efforts to encourage the usage of public transport, the Ogun State Government is set to introduce Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) services between Ota, Mowe/Ibafo, and Lagos.
The former England international (left) came before a Magistrate who cautioned her in Barbados

Eniola Aluko picked, reprimanded, released for breaching coronavirus rules in Barbados

Nigeria born former England international Eni Aluko was handed strict warning in Barbados following a breach of her coronavirus quarantine.
President Adama Barrow said last week he would self-isolate for two weeks after Vice President Isatou Touray tested positive.

Gambia government officials ravaged by coronavirus

Three ministers in Gambia's government have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, days after the West African nation's president went into self-isolation.
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 sensitises transporters on coronavirus safety protocols

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has tasked public transport and fleet operators to adhere strictly to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocols, to prevent further spread of coronavirus.
Kebbi Deputy Governor, Sama’ila Yombe-Dabai, says plans are underway to distribute free face masks to residents, to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

Italy fines three €1,000 each for not wearing masks

Three businesses in the southern Italian city of Salerno are the first to fall foul of tough new anti-coronavirus regulations imposed by the region of Campania, local media reported Sunday.
Three businesses in the southern Italian city of Salerno are the first to fall foul of tough new anti-coronavirus regulations imposed by the region of Campania, local media reported Sunday.

Italian region imposes 1,000-euro fines for not wearing masks

Three businesses in the southern Italian city of Salerno are the first to fall foul of tough new anti-coronavirus regulations imposed by the region of Campania, local media reported Sunday.
Uber is stretching deeper into the public transport realm today with the news that it has acquired Routematch, an Atlanta, Georgia-based company that provides technology services to transit agencies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Uber acquires Routematch to make public transport ‘more accessible’

Uber is stretching deeper into the public transport realm today with the news that it has acquired Routematch, an Atlanta, Georgia-based company that provides technology services to transit agencies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.g
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, road transport unions adopt resolutions on interstate travels

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Road Transport Unions have adopted resolutions towards enforcing COVID-19 protocol in the post interstate transportation restriction.
Jyoti Kumari rode a bicycle with her father, Mohan Paswan, sitting on the pillion and holding their belongings from Gurugram city, near New Delhi, to their village in the northeastern state of Bihar, local media reported.

Indian girl cycles injured dad 1,200km, offered national team trial

A 15-year-old girl who pedalled her injured migrant-worker father more than a thousand kilometres across India after a coronavirus lockdown left them destitute has been invited to try out for the national cycling team.
In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Akwa Ibom: Police promises to enforce government new anti-virus guidelines

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state had in a state-wide broadcast last Saturday, announced new guidelines with effect from May 4, 2020, including a dusk-to-dawn curfew from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am daily, compulsory wearing of face mask in all public places.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a third day in intensive care on Wednesday battling the coronavirus, which has struck at the heart of the British government, infected more than 55,000 people across the country and killed nearly 6,200.

England could allow primary schools to reopen as soon as June 1

England could allow primary schools to reopen as soon as June 1 under plans being discussed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Telegraph reported.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (L) and French Minister for Solidarity and Health Olivier Veran. AFP

France extends virus emergency until July 24

The French government said on Saturday it will extend a health emergency imposed to fight the new coronavirus by two months, allowing it to keep stringent anti-virus measures in place even after a partial lifting of the country’s lockdown.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech to honor Japan’s architect Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 24, 2019. Isozaki is the laureate of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize.-br --Francois Mori - POOL - AP - AFP

President Macron: Life will not return to normal soon

French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Friday that the end of the national lockdown on May 11 would only be a first step as France looks to pull out of the crisis created by the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Many Britons would be uncomfortable leaving their homes even if the government ordered the lifting of strict coronavirus lockdown restrictions in a month’s time, according to a poll on Friday.

Brits afraid of leaving homes even if lockdown order lifted

Many Britons would be uncomfortable leaving their homes even if the government ordered the lifting of strict coronavirus lockdown restrictions in a month’s time, according to a poll on Friday.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the reopening of markets on selected days in the state.

Lagos issues guidelines for ease of coronavirus lockdown

Lagos State Government Wednesday issued the guidelines for the ease of COVID-19 lockdown which will come into effect on May 4, saying all places of worship is to remains closed until further notice.

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Plateau teachers decry non-implementation of new minimum wage

The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Jos East Chapter, on Wednesday decried the non-implementations of the new minimum wage in the state.
The newly inaugurated Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion-Bishop of Abuja, the Most Reverend Henry C. Ndukuba today in Abuja admonished the faithful to observe the health experts advice in order to curb the spread of Coronavirus .

Anglican Primate wants programmes to cushion hike in petrol, electricity tariff

The Primate, Church of Nigeria, Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to urgently come up with programmes to cushion the effects of the hike in petrol prices and electricity tariff on citizens.

PDP calls for articulate strategies to mitigate flood

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged the governments at all levels to articulate strategies to mitigate the menace of flood and forestall such devastation in the future.
California Governor Gavin Newsom adjusts his mask while speaking to reporters at Miss Ollie”s restaurant amid the coronavirus pandemic in Oakland, California, the US [Jeff Chiu-Pool via AP Photo]

California vows to ban sale of new petrol vehicles in 2035

US West Coast state to join 15 nations that have set similar goals in order to fight climate change.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Comrade Oshiomhole breaks silence on Edo election

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, says he is not downcast even though his party lost the just concluded governorship election in Edo State.