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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria records 132 new virus infections, three deaths

Nigeria on Thursday recorded 126 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections in the country to 56,604, according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has signed the state Procurement Bill into law.

Nasarawa set to begin community testing for coronavirus

The Nasarawa State Government says it will soon commence community testing to ascertain the level of Coronavirus prevalence in the state.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

Virus-hit club loses CAS appeal against UCL ouster

Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.
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.
President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights.

Donald Trump: No one will be safe in Joe Biden’s America

President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights such as free speech and gun ownership.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Like polio, we can defeat coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that African countries can defeat the coronavirus pandemic, in the same manner, it eradicated the Wild Polio Virus on the continent.
China acknowledged that it instructed unauthorized laboratories to destroy samples of the novel coronavirus but for biosafety reasons.

South Korea reports highest daily virus cases since March

South Korea reported its highest daily number of coronavirus cases since early March on Sunday as authorities warned the country was "on the brink of a nationwide pandemic" and tightened social distancing rules.
As hospitals raised concern about lack of beds, Health Minister Ahmad Ahmad wrote a letter in July asking international agencies to send medical equipment.

Madagascar sacks health minister

The Indian Ocean island-nation saw COVID-19 cases surge in July despite an official campaign to promote a controversial herbal drink touted as a remedy for the virus.
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Israel detects mosquitoes infected with deadly West Nile virus

Mosquitoes infected with the deadly West Nile virus were found in northern and southern Israel, the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection reported on Wednesday.

SEC educates investors on ‘investing in difficult times’

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has held a webinar to educate investors in the Nigerian capital market in understanding the rudiments of investing in difficult times.
Markets in Rivers State reopened on Tuesday after five months of their shutdown with strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocol as directed by Governor Nyesom Wike.

Traders count losses as Rivers markets open with strict rules

Markets in Rivers State reopened on Tuesday after five months of their shutdown with strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocol as directed by Governor Nyesom Wike.
Speakers at the virtual event also took turns to drum support for Mr Joe Biden, the presumed candidate of the party in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Convention: Democratic heavyweights descend on Donald Trump

Speakers at the virtual event also took turns to drum support for Mr Joe Biden, the presumed candidate of the party in the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Nigeria’s coronavirus infections top 49,000

Sunday’s figure of 298 – one of the lowest in the nearly two months – pushed the total infections in the West African nation to 49,068.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 423 new cases of coronavirus

Out of the new cases reported from 22 states of the federation, Lagos is leading with 117 new cases of the virus.
Authorities in China have found the novel coronavirus on the packaging of imported frozen seafood that arrived from the port city of Dalian, which recently battled a surge of cases, a local government said on Tuesday.

Coronavirus found on imported frozen seafood packaging in China

Authorities in China have found the novel coronavirus on the packaging of imported frozen seafood that arrived from the port city of Dalian, which recently battled a surge of cases, a local government said on Tuesday.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 457 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 457 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 44,890.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Study finds people can transmit coronavirus to cats, dogs

A study by Italian scientists has found that people can transmit the coronavirus SARS–COV-2 to cats and dogs.
Amitabh Bachchan, 77, has worked for more than half a century in the film industry. Sujit Jaiswal-AFP-Getty Images

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan recovers from coronavirus

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan said Sunday he had been discharged from hospital, three weeks after being admitted with “mild” coronavirus symptoms after testing positive for the disease.

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Nigerian Institute unveils new virus testing machine

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