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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.
Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his match against Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

Murray wants assurance on quarantine issues before U.S. Open

Players need assurance that they would not face mandatory quarantine upon returning to Europe from the U.S. Open before travelling to New York amid the COVID-19 pandemic, former world number one Andy Murray has said.
Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients.

Philippines losing coronavirus war – doctors

Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients.
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WHO: No ‘zero risk’ in easing travel restrictions

There is no “zero risks” strategy for countries easing international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and essential travel for emergencies should remain the priority, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

India reports biggest daily jump of 52,123 new coronavirus cases, Philippines logs 3,954 new...

COVID-19 cases is mounting in South Asia and Southeast Asia as both India and the Philippines reported the highest single-day new cases on Thursday.
The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service, NAQS, Monday, set ablaze N42 million worth illegally processed export-bound donkey skin in Sheda, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

NAQS sets ablaze N42 million worth illegally processed export-bound donkey skin

This was contained in a statement signed by the Head of Media, Communications and Strategies, NAQS, Dr. Gozie Nwodo, where the NAQS disclosed that the seized donkey skin was impounded during a string of precision raids on underground donkey skin warehouses and slaughter camps across the country.
Romania's Simona Halep poses with a trophy as she celebrates after winning the final against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina. REUTERS-Satish Kumar Subramani

Simona Halep withdraws from Palermo Open

World number two Simona Halep has withdrawn from next month’s Palermo Ladies Open following Italy’s decision to impose a mandatory quarantine for people coming from Romania and Bulgaria amid the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said on Sunday.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Spain’s second coronavirus virus wave swells, fueling concern across Europe

Spain is scrambling to stay ahead of new outbreaks of the coronavirus that prompted the U.K. to impose a quarantine on travelers returning from the country, dealing a new blow to its tourism-dependent economy.
Thousands of Bulgarians have been rallying for almost two weeks against Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s cabinet.

Bulgarian premier isolated, awaits coronavirus test results

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has gone into quarantine after the head of his political office tested positive for coronavirus late on Thursday, the government press office said in a statement.
“A total of 349 inmates at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City in metro Manila have been infected with the coronavirus since March,’’ Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said.

At least 21 inmates die of coronavirus in Philippines

No fewer than 21 inmates at the Philippines’ national penitentiary have died from the coronavirus since March, including a prisoner who testified against an opposition’ senator detained on illegal drug charges, officials said Monday.
A German official said he saw no reason to shut down the operation at a chicken slaughterhouse in Lower Saxony, Despite a significant outbreak of coronavirus infections among workers.

German district reluctant to close meat plant despite virus outbreak

A German official said he saw no reason to shut down the operation at a chicken slaughterhouse in Lower Saxony, Despite a significant outbreak of coronavirus infections among workers.
The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.

Kwara gets coronavirus test centre

Kwara has officially been designated a test centre for the COVID-19 pandemic by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Yaounde Central Prison, where Takang is held, was the worst hit, according to the data. The prison did not reply to requests for comment.

Coronavirus stalks cells of Cameroon’s crowded prison

On the morning of April 24, Fritz Takang became so breathless he could barely walk across the cramped cell he shared with 60 inmates at the main prison in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde.
Manchester City has won the battle to host the reverse fixture of the round of 16 against Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium after facing some uncertainty to play the match in England.

Manchester City to host Real Madrid at Etihad Stadium

Manchester City has won the battle to host the reverse fixture of the round of 16 against Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium after facing some uncertainty to play the match in England.
BBNaija season 5 will be broadcast live and 24-7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Max and Jolli packages on channel 29, with the live eviction shows and weekly highlights aired on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family.

MultiChoice: At least 30,000 Nigerians auditioned for BBNaija Season 5

MultiChoice Nigeria says about 30,000 Nigerian youths applied to be housemates in the Season 5 of the BBNaija reality TV show, according to the organising company. It was however silent on the number of housemates for this season’s edition.
BBNaija season 5 will be broadcast live and 24-7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Max and Jolli packages on channel 29, with the live eviction shows and weekly highlights aired on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family.

BBNaija new housemates in isolation ahead of show’s premier

Organisers of the reality show, Big Brother Naija, say all new members of the show are currently in isolation ahead of the July 19, 2020 premier of Season 5.

Kim Jong-un signals North Korea to keep border closed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned against the “hasty” relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures, state media reported Friday, indicating the country will keep its borders closed for the forseeable future.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Niger to spend N86 million for repatriation, quarantine of Almajiri pupils

The Niger State government on Thursday approved N86 million for quarantine, feeding and repatriation of almajiri pupils to their various states of origin.

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Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Kwara records eight new cases of coronavirus

Kwara has recorded eight new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as at 11.45p.m on Monday, Aug 10.

Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader. Mailafia said this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike sacks Rivers task force coordinator

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has ordered the immediate dissolution of the State Taskforce on Illegal Street Trading, Motor Park’s and Markets, while it’s coordinator, Bright Amaewhiule, was sacked
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigerian government to support states recover backlog of stamp duties

The federal government says it is ready to support the 36 states to recover the backlog of stamp duties and generate more revenues for the country.
Rebel fighters hold up their rifles as they walk, Upper Nile State, South Sudan. File. REUTERS-Goran Tomasevic-File Photo

At least 81 people killed as South Sudan’s disarmament erupts in violence

At least 81 people have been killed in the South Sudan region of Warrap State following heavy fighting between armed civilians and government forces carrying out a disarmament exercise, the military’s spokesman said on Tuesday.