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The nation's top doctor, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, said Americans should brace for levels of tragedy reminiscent of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

US faces ‘really bad’ week as coronavirus deaths spike

The United States is entering what a senior official warned on Sunday would be the “hardest” week of the coronavirus crisis as the death toll mounted, but some saw glimmers of hope from a slight slowing of fatalities in hard-hit New York.
Former Republic of Ireland internationals Damien Duff and ​John O'Shea have joined their country's coaching staff following the ​appointment of Stephen Kenny as manager on Sunday.

Damien Duff, John O’Shea join Republic of Ireland coaching staff following Kenny appointment

Former Republic of Ireland internationals Damien Duff and ​John O'Shea have joined their country's coaching staff following the ​appointment of Stephen Kenny as manager on Sunday.
Mali's opposition leader Soumaila Cisse is doing well a week after his kidnapping, his political movement said on Friday, as negotiations were under way with his captors for his release.

Kidnapped Mali opposition leader ‘doing well’ as release talks under way

Mali's opposition leader Soumaila Cisse is "doing well" a week after his kidnapping, his political movement said on Friday, as negotiations were under way with his captors for his release.

WHO concerned as coronavirus accelerates in Africa

With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.
The medical team, according to the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo, Deborah Iliya, were on a training programme to expand their frontiers of knowledge as regards the management of Coronavirus popularly known as COVID–19 for their prompt deployment to the country.

Nigeria evacuates stranded NCDC staff from Congo Brazzaville

The Federal Government has evacuated stranded staff of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), who had been drafted to Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, to undergo a special capacity building course with the World Health Organization (WHO).
Democratic Rep. Joe Cunningham of South Carolina and Republican Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania are the latest members of the US Congress to test positive for COVID-19, their offices announced Friday.

Two more members of US Congress test positive for virus

Democratic Rep. Joe Cunningham of South Carolina and Republican Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania are the latest members of the US Congress to test positive for COVID-19, their offices announced Friday.
As a result of the recent global economic challenges resulting from COVID-19 pandemic and the crash in the prices of crude oil, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced a number of measures to mitigate the imminent reduction in monthly FAAC allocations from the federation account.

Ogun announces closure of borders for two weeks

Ogun State Government has announced the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states and the international border with the Republic of Benin.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina shuts borders with Niger Republic, rest of Nigeria

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina will close from tomorrow all land borders, including with Niger Republic as part of measures to contain the possible spread of coronavirus to the state.
Britain on Thursday said heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, who has coronavirus, did not jump the queue for a test because his symptoms and condition met the criteria.

UK: Prince Charles did not jump queue for coronavirus test

Britain on Thursday said heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, who has coronavirus, did not jump the queue for a test because his symptoms and condition met the criteria.
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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

World coronavirus toll soars as doctors overwhelmed

Coronavirus deaths soared across Europe and the United States on Sunday despite heightened restrictions, as Germany banned gatherings of more than two people and Chancellor Angela Merkel went into quarantine.
“Every piece of evidence that I can lay my hands on indicates that we’re at an absolutely crucial time in this war and what we do now will make all the difference in the world,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

Ohio, Louisiana shut down over coronavirus

Ohio and Louisiana have become the latest U.S. states to announce broad lockdowns to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as the country’s cases spiked on Sunday to 38,167.
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart’s office said in a statement that “just a short while ago, he was notified that he has tested positive for COVID-19.”

Two US lawmakers test positive for coronavirus

Two US lawmakers including a Florida representative on Wednesday became the first members of Congress to announce they have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
US President Donald Trump waves at the Trump International Golf Club as he arrives for a Super Bowl viewing party in West Palm Beach on February 2, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump presses for $1 trillion stimulus as US coronavirus deaths cross 100

The Trump administration pressed on Tuesday for the enactment of a $1 trillion stimulus package, possibly to include $1,000 direct payments to individual Americans, to blunt the economic pain from a coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 100 people in the country.
Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on why he makes late substitutions in games.

Super Eagles coach waiting on NFF for new contract

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has stated he is waiting to hear from Nigeria Football Federation on a new contract.
Olurunnimbe Mamora

Coronavirus: Travellers from France, Germany, Spain to undergo secondary screening – minister

The Federal Government on Monday said travellers coming into Nigeria from France, Germany, and Spain would have to undergo a secondary screening at the nation’s international airports and self-isolate for 14 days.
An Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Hashem Bathaei, died on Monday after being infected with COVID-19 in the city of Qom.

High-ranking Iranian cleric dies from coronavirus in Qom

An Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Hashem Bathaei, died on Monday after being infected with COVID-19 in the city of Qom.
However minutes after the crucial votes the process was thrown into confusion when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to say when or whether she would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.

US Congress passes coronavirus stimulus package

The U.S. Congress passed a multi-billion dollar aid bill meant to blunt the economic fallout of the coronavirus late on Friday.

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Odion Ighalo has revealed that Juan Mata, David de Gea and Sergio Romero have helped him settle into life at Manchester United.

Odion Ighalo names three Manchester United stars who helped him settle

Odion Ighalo has revealed that Juan Mata, David de Gea and Sergio Romero have helped him settle into life at Manchester United.
Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, would have needed approval from both Donnelly and Chicago federal judge Harry Leinenweber to grant his request to live with girlfriend Joycelyn Savage in her Windy City loft while awaiting trial.

R. Kelly loses bid to leave jail amid coronavirus pandemic

R. Kelly will have to stay trapped in the lockup while he awaits trials on charges of racketeering, sex trafficking and child pornography, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, his office said on Twitter.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency to curb spread of coronavirus

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, his office said on Twitter.
A recall of Kenya’s parliament scheduled for Wednesday in the capital, Nairobi, has been cancelled.

Kenya’s parliament cancels sitting after virus travel ban

A recall of Kenya’s parliament scheduled for Wednesday in the capital, Nairobi, has been cancelled.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

SGF: President Buhari alone can decide if lockdown will be extended

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, says the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 lacks the power to end or extend the lockdown imposed by the President.