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Emergency medical personnel carries a patient affected with coronavirus (Covid-19) from a military hospital to an ambulance before being transported aboard a medicalised TGV (high-speed train) to be evacuated towards hospitals of other French regions on March 29, 2020 in Mulhouse, eastern France, amid the spread of the COVID-19 (new coronavirus) pandemic. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP)

US confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 200,000, over 5,000 dead

In the span of a month, the coronavirus pandemic has radically soared to disturbing heights in the U.S. – from a fewer than 100 confirmed cases and two deaths as of March 1 to over 215,000 infections on Thursday, data from worldometers.info showed.
United States (US) President, Donald Trump, warned Iran on Wednesday of a “heavy price” if it or its allies in Iraq attack US troops stationed there.

Donald Trump warns Iran of ‘heavy price’ in case of attack on US troops

United States (US) President, Donald Trump, warned Iran on Wednesday of a “heavy price” if it or its allies in Iraq attack US troops stationed there.

Oil rebounds from 18-year lows after US and Russia agree to talks

Oil recovered ground on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to talks to stabilize energy markets, with benchmarks climbing off 18-year lows hit as the coronavirus outbreak cut fuel demand worldwide.
While the G20 efforts are targeted at the group’s own firms and households, the rest of the world needs additional help, UNCTAD Chief Economist Richard Kozul-Wright said.

UN: Poor countries need $2.5 trillion virus aid

The world’s developing countries need a support package worth $2.5 trillion to weather the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, a UN official said on Monday.
US President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. – Trump ordered the suspension of evictions and mortgage foreclosures for six weeks as part of the government effort to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Donald Trump uses wartime Act but General Motors says it’s already moving fast

Twelve days ago, General Motors, put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Emergency medical personnel carries a patient affected with coronavirus (Covid-19) from a military hospital to an ambulance before being transported aboard a medicalised TGV (high-speed train) to be evacuated towards hospitals of other French regions on March 29, 2020 in Mulhouse, eastern France, amid the spread of the COVID-19 (new coronavirus) pandemic. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP)

US records 518 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

The US recorded 518 new coronavirus-linked deaths in the span of 24 hours, according to data published Sunday by Johns Hopkins University.
US President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. – Trump ordered the suspension of evictions and mortgage foreclosures for six weeks as part of the government effort to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Donald Trump considers quarantining New York

President Donald Trump said Saturday he is considering placing coronavirus-stricken New York state and adjacent areas under “quarantine,” to prevent people there from spreading the virus to other parts of the US.
US President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. – Trump ordered the suspension of evictions and mortgage foreclosures for six weeks as part of the government effort to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Americans to get $1,200 each + $500 per child as Donald Trump signs historic...

United States (US) President, Donald Trump, on Friday signed the $2.2 trillion (N827 trillion) financial stimulus package to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
A taxi driver waits for passengers on the cruise ship Disney Wonder, docked Thursday morning in San Diego, to disembark after a 15-day cruise. There were no known cases of the coronavirus. (Howard Lipin - San Diego Union-Tribune)

US now global epicentre with confirmed virus cases

The United States on Thursday became the global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic with the highest number of infections, according to data released by different institutions.
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second month and shows no signs of slowing, President Donald Trump has pushed to relax the restrictions on travel and movement that are, right now, the best hope for controlling the disease.

Relaxing isolation rules won’t help the economy – economists

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second month and shows no signs of slowing, President Donald Trump has pushed to relax the restrictions on travel and movement that are, right now, the best hope for controlling the disease.
Japan set about the unprecedented task of reorganising the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Wednesday after making the tough decision to postpone the Games by a year as the coronavirus pandemic locks down one third of the planet.

Tokyo begins Olympic task of reorganising Games

Japan set about the unprecedented task of reorganising the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Wednesday after making the tough decision to postpone the Games by a year as the coronavirus pandemic locks down one third of the planet.
US President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. – Trump ordered the suspension of evictions and mortgage foreclosures for six weeks as part of the government effort to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Anthony Fauci condemns media efforts to create rift with Donald Trump

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) on Tuesday slammed attempts by some in the media to create a rift between him and US President Donald Trump, saying that he “wish[ed] that would stop”.

Price of sanitisers, face mask, chloroquine soars in Onitsha

Demand for face masks, hand sanitizers and Chloroquine have skyrocketed at the Onitsha Drug Market in Anambra, following reported cases of COVID-19 in some parts of the country.
The coronavirus death toll crossed 13,000 on Sunday as the disease swept across the globe, forcing over a billion people to remain at home and stretching governments and health workers to respond to the growing crisis.

Global coronavirus deaths tops 13,000 as medical supplies dwindle

The coronavirus death toll crossed 13,000 on Sunday as the disease swept across the globe, forcing over a billion people to remain at home and stretching governments and health workers to respond to the growing crisis.
President Donald Trump declared a federal state of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the US. The move frees up additional funding that will allow the government to address the effects of the pandemic.

Donald Trump seeks approval of malaria drug for use against coronavirus

US President Donald Trump on Saturday called for malaria drug chloroquine to be approved for use against the novel coronavirus.
FILE - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks at a news conference regarding the first confirmed case of coronavirus in New York State in the Manhattan borough of New York City, March 2, 2020.

Coronavirus: New York to begin testing hydroxychloroquine, zithromax

New York’s governor said Saturday that the state would conduct trials immediately on a malaria drug combined with an antibiotic that has showed promise in a French study in treating COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus.
NAFDAC Director General Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye

NAFDAC: Chloroquine for clinical trials only

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has only given its approval to May and Baker, a pharmaceutical company, to produce more Chloroquine as a clinical trial for the cure of coronavirus.
Antonio Guterres

Racial discrimination over pandemic shameful – UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says there are growing acts of racial discrimination over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, describing the attitude as shameful.

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The Flash actor Logan Williams passes on at 16

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Pink reveals coronavirus diagnosis, donates $1 million to relief funds

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