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There Is A Potential COVID Third Wave In Lagos, Isolation Centres Getting Occupied Again – Sanwo-Olu
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There Is A Potential COVID Third Wave In Lagos, Isolation Centres Getting Occupied Again – Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, has expressed concern over the increasing cases of coronavirus cases in the state, The PUNCH reports. In an update on Sunday, Sanwo-Olu said isolation centres in the state have recorded a five per cent increase in occupancy in two weeks. According to him, it appears that there is a potential third wave in Lagos State. The governor explained that as of July 7, Lagos State had recorded a total of 60,202 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of this number, 55,135 have recovered in-community and 770 are currently being managed actively in the community. He noted that over the course of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, about 4,382 patients have been admitted into our various COVID-19 care centres in Lagos: with 357 registered fatalities. ...
Medical Supplies Arrive In India As Coronavirus Cases Hit New Records
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Medical Supplies Arrive In India As Coronavirus Cases Hit New Records

India hit record numbers of Covid-19 infections worldwide for the sixth day running on Tuesday as the country and its overstretched health systems started receiving vital medical supplies to deal with the pandemic. A total of 323,144 new cases and 2,771 deaths were registered, Health Ministry data showed, taking the national caseload to 17.6 million cases and the death tally to 197,894. India has been logging over 300,000 cases since Thursday, when it surpassed the previous highest one-day spike of around 300,300 cases in the United States in January. The country has also been seeing its highest daily number of deaths over the past week. Doctors in the capital New Delhi, the epicentre of the latest wave of infections, have described how critical patients were dying on the stre...
Premier League announce 40 positive coronavirus cases as new strain rips through top-flight league
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Premier League announce 40 positive coronavirus cases as new strain rips through top-flight league

The Premier League has announced 40 new positive coronavirus cases among players and club staff in the latest round of testing, by far the highest figure recorded in a single week.   In a statement, the top-flight revealed 40 of the 1,575 players and members of staff at the 20 top-flight clubs had returned a positive Covid-19 test.   The Premier League said 28 persons first tested positive from 1,311 tested between December 28 and December 31, with a further 12 positives from 984 players and staff who underwent tests from January 1 to January 3.   The previous record, set on December 29, was just 18, with the massive surge in the past week following reports of a mutant strain of the virus. . The latest round of testing took place between December ...
European Super Cup: UEFA In Talks With Hungary Following Border Closure
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European Super Cup: UEFA In Talks With Hungary Following Border Closure

UEFA says it is discussing entry requirements for this month’s European Super Cup match in Budapest with the Hungarian government. This has come in the wake of the decision to close the country’s borders to curb a rise in coronavirus cases. European champions Bayern Munich and Europa League winners Sevilla are due to meet in Budapest on Sept. 24 in the 2020 European Super Cup. It is also a match planned to be the first UEFA match to take place with spectators since the COVID-19 outbreak. However, Hungary said last week it would close its borders to foreigners from Tuesday to curb a rise in coronavirus cases. “UEFA is working closely with the Hungarian Football Federation and its government to implement measures to ensure the health of all those attending and participating in...
60% of Coronavirus cases in Nigeria were recorded in 20 local governments – PTF
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60% of Coronavirus cases in Nigeria were recorded in 20 local governments – PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) has revealed that 60 percent of the Coronavirus cases in the country were recorded in 20 local government areas. The Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha revealed this while receiving a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth N10 million from Rotary District 9125. Mustapha who was represented by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), Olusegun Adekunle, listed the local government areas as follows; Mainland, Abuja Municipal, Mushin, Eti-Osa, Tarauni, Katsina, Alimosho, Maiduguri, Kosofe, Dutse, Ikeja, Nassarawa, Oshodi/Isolo, Apapa, Amuwo Odofin, Oredo, Bauchi, Lagos Island, Surulere and Ado Odo/Ota. He blamed the increased cases of Coronavirus recorded in the cou...
Mumbai infections exceeds Wuhan peak as India sees close to 10,000 new daily infections
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Mumbai infections exceeds Wuhan peak as India sees close to 10,000 new daily infections

Coronavirus cases in Mumbai, India have passed 51,000, according to the Indian Express. The last 24 hours alone saw close to 10,000 new confirmed infections, with 9,985. The BBC points out that the city has more cases than Wuhan, China – where the virus first emerged – had at its peak. India, which has the fifth-highest number of cases, has 276,146 confirmed infections in total. It has reported 7,750 deaths, which is likely to be an underestimate.
Blood Samples Of Coronavirus Patients Snatched By Monkeys In India
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Blood Samples Of Coronavirus Patients Snatched By Monkeys In India

A troop of monkeys snatched the blood samples of suspected coronavirus patients at a government hospital in the Meerut district of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The incident happened on Thursday when a lab assistant working with the Covid-19 facility of the hospital was carrying blood samples due for testing, Dr Dheeraj Baliyan, medical superintendent of Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College and Hospital, told CNN. The monkeys attacked the lab assistant and stole the sample box with three samples, added Baliyan. S.K. Garg, head of the hospital, told a local newswire that the samples were blood samples, and not the swabs usually taken to test for Covid-19. Garg said that the samples belonged to people who had tested positive for Covid-19, but were taken as part of r...
Spain Announces Plans To Welcome Foreign Tourists In July After Major Drop In Coronavirus Cases
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Spain Announces Plans To Welcome Foreign Tourists In July After Major Drop In Coronavirus Cases

Spain has announced plans to welcome foreign holidaymakers in July after a major drop in Coronavirus cases as Bars, hotels, restaurants, and inland hotels have been told to “prepare to resume business in a few days”. At a press conference on Saturday May 23, Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez disclosed that he has instructed the country’s tourism industry to prepare for a summer season for tourists. He said: “We must begin to restart economic activity. “Some of these sectors are hostelry and tourism, which have a fundamental role in the creation of employment. “The moment has arrived. I’m announcing to you that there will be a tourist season this year and I invite all tourist establishments to start to prepare from today to restart their activity in a few days from now.” Spain is ...
Our Region Need Relief For Having 54 Percent Of Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria – Northern Governors
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Our Region Need Relief For Having 54 Percent Of Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria – Northern Governors

Northern States Governors Forum have appealed to the federal government again for relief for the region which according to them, has about 54 percent of the total COVID-19 cases recorded in the country. The appeal was made in a communique issued after the Northern States Governors Forum held a teleconference on Wednesday May 20. Simon Lalong, chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau state presided over the meeting. The Governors who revealed that they have recorded “appreciable” progress in relocation of Almajiri kids to their home states, said they followed laid-down protocol for “profiling, quarantining, testing, transportation, handing and taking over as well as reintegration”. The communique reads in part; “The Governors also maintained their earlier decision to pu...
COVID-19: Brazil Recommends Chloroquine To Treat Mild Coronavirus Cases
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COVID-19: Brazil Recommends Chloroquine To Treat Mild Coronavirus Cases

Brazil’s health ministry recommended Wednesday using chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat even mild cases of COVID-19, treatments President Jair Bolsonaro has pushed for despite a lack of conclusive evidence of their effectiveness. New federal guidelines released by the ministry recommend doctors prescribe the anti-malarial drugs from the onset of symptoms of coronavirus infection, together with the antibiotic azithromycin. Patients will be required to sign a waiver acknowledging they have been informed of potential side effects, including heart and liver dysfunction, retina damage “and even death.” The guidelines, which apply to the public health system, leave the final decision on using the drugs up to doctors and their patients. The two medications have been swept...
Wike Says 60% Of COVID-19 Cases In Rivers Are Oil Workers
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Wike Says 60% Of COVID-19 Cases In Rivers Are Oil Workers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that 60 per cent of coronavirus cases recorded in the state are from oil workers returning from rigs. Governor Wike disclosed this when the Management Team of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited paid him a courtesy visit at Government House Port Harcourt. He stated that it is for this reason that the state government has insisted that oil workers coming into the state must be tested to confirm their coronavirus status. The Rivers state Governor also said that the Nigeria Air Force Base, Port Harcourt, recently quarantined 14 oil workers out, which three tested positive, just as he commended Exxon Mobil for their gesture. “Just yesterday the Nigerian Air Force base quarantined 14 oil workers. Three of them tested positive for COVI...
5 Dead As Cyclone Amphan Tears Into India, Bangladesh (Graphic Photos)
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5 Dead As Cyclone Amphan Tears Into India, Bangladesh (Graphic Photos)

A powerful cyclone killed at least five people as it swept through eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, accompanied by a storm surge that swamped embankments and destroyed hundreds of homes in low-lying coastal areas, officials said. Authorities had moved around 3 million people to safety in both countries this week, as Cyclone Amphan brewed in the Bay of Bengal to become one of the strongest storms to hit the region in years. The operation was complicated by efforts to avoid a surge in coronavirus cases. With gusting winds of up to 185 km per hour (115 mph)triggering a storm surge of around five metres, the cyclone moved inland through India’s populous West Bengal state before hitting Bangladesh, weather officials said. At least three people, including a 13-year-old girl,...
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Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Passes 300,000 Milestone

The total number of coronavirus cases in Russia, already the second highest in the world, has passed 300,000. 8,764 new novel coronavirus infections reported on Wednesday took the nationwide total to 308,705. The daily increase was the lowest since May 1, however. Dr. Melita Vujnovich, the WHO’s Russia representative, said that she believed the situation in the country had entered a stabilisation phase, the TASS news agency cited her as saying. Only the United States has reported more cases than Russia, though the Russian death rate remains much lower than many other countries, something that has been questioned by some critics and relatives of those who have died. Russia says the way it counts deaths is more accurate than others however and has defended its approach. Th...
France Eases Out Strictest Coronavirus Lockdown
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France Eases Out Strictest Coronavirus Lockdown

France has carefully lifted one of Europe’s strictest coronavirus lockdown on Monday to revive its economy. Although the government is wary of the second wave of infections, shops, factories and some schools have reopened. The country has over 139,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 56,217 recoveries and 26,380 deaths. Currently, it holds the world’s fifth-highest official death toll. Workers are allowed to return to workplaces with social distancing measures while schools are re-opening in phases. The country’s 67 million people can now leave home without government paperwork. President Emmanuel Macron’s government had enforced an eight-week lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Only food stores, pharmacies and tobacconists were allowed to stay open. Macr...
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Russian Coronavirus Cases Shoot Over 200,000

Russian coronavirus cases continued their upward trajectory on Sunday as another 11,012 new infections were recorded. This took the nationwide tally to 209,688. It was the eight day in a row that the country registered over 10,000 cases. Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said 88 people had died in the past day. This also pushed the national death toll to 1,915. Russian coronavirus cases last week overtook French and German infections. The country now has the fifth highest number of cases in the world.
Just Few Hours To Lift Lockdown, Pakistan’s Coronavirus Cases Exceeds 25,000
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Just Few Hours To Lift Lockdown, Pakistan’s Coronavirus Cases Exceeds 25,000

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surged past 25,000 on Friday, just hours before the government was due to lift lockdown measures, with the country reporting some of the biggest daily increases in new infections in the world, Reuters reports. Officials reported 1,764 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours on Friday, taking the total to 25,837. Deaths rose by 30 to 594. Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced plans to begin lifting Pakistan’s poorly enforced lockdown from Saturday, amid fears for the country’s economy as it sinks into recession. Khan said the easing of restrictions, aimed at helping the country’s most impoverished citizens, would be lifted in phases and warned people that the epidemic could get out of control if they did not take precautions. He added that rest...
COVID-19: Zulum Extends Lockdown In Borno By 7 Days
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COVID-19: Zulum Extends Lockdown In Borno By 7 Days

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has extended the lockdown in the state by one week. Zulum announced the extension which he described as “painful, but necessary” in a radio and television broadcast on Wednesday in Maiduguri. “It would have been better for a complete relaxation of the lockdown measures, if we had an effective vaccine or if the infection rate is declining by the day. “The available statistics shows an increase in coronavirus cases on daily basis and cause mainly by community transmission. For now, social distancing and lockdown are the only veritable options to limit community transmission in the absence of any effective vaccine to fight the pandemic. The pandemic is real and we must face it. “I have extended the lockdown measure by a week but directed to...
87 New Coronavirus Cases Reported. Total 1182. 222 Discharged. 35 Deaths
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87 New Coronavirus Cases Reported. Total 1182. 222 Discharged. 35 Deaths

87 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 33 in Lagos 18 in Borno 12 in Osun 9 in Katsina 4 in Kano 4 in Ekiti 3 in Edo 3 in Bauchi 1 in Imo As at 11:55 pm 25th April there are 1182 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 222 Deaths: 35 https:///La5xzZZe2z. https://twitter.com/NCDCgov/status/1254183337163403266?s=19 As at 11:55pm 25th April Lagos-689 FCT-138 Kano-77 Ogun-35 Osun-32 Gombe-30 Katsina-30 Borno-30 Edo-22 Oyo-18 Kwara-11 Akwa Ibom-11 Bauchi-11 Kaduna-10 Ekiti-8 Ondo-4 Delta-6 Rivers-3 Jigawa-2 Enugu-2 Niger-2 Abia-2 Zamfara-2 Sokoto-2 Benue-1 Anambra-1 Adamawa-1 Plateau-1 Imo-1
114 New Coronavirus Cases Reported. Total 1095. 208 Discharged. 32 Deaths
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114 New Coronavirus Cases Reported. Total 1095. 208 Discharged. 32 Deaths

114 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 80 in Lagos 21 in Gombe 5 in FCT 2 in Zamfara 2 in Edo 1 in Ogun 1 in Oyo 1 in Kaduna 1 in Sokoto As at 11:30 pm 24th April there are 1095 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 208 Deaths: 32 https:///NIDV1zTh9o https://twitter.com/NCDCgov/status/1253819370201059329?s=19 As at 11:30 pm 24th April: Lagos-657 FCT-138 Kano-73 Ogun-35 Gombe-30 Katsina-21 Osun-20 Edo-19 Oyo-18 Borno-12 Kwara-11 Akwa Ibom-11 Kaduna-10 Bauchi-8 Delta-6 Ekiti-4 Ondo-3 Rivers-3 Jigawa-2 Enugu-2 Niger-2 Abia-2 Zamfara-2 Sokoto-2 Benue-1 Anambra-1 Adamawa-1 Plateau-1
Russia Records Daily Rise In Coronavirus Cases
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Russia Records Daily Rise In Coronavirus Cases

Russia on Sunday reported a record rise of 6,060 new coronavirus cases over the previous 24 hours, bringing its nationwide tally to 42,853, the Russian coronavirus crisis response center said. The number of coronavirus cases in Russia began rising sharply this month, although it had reported far fewer infections than many western European countries in the outbreak’s early stages.
Iraq Suspends Reuters For Three Months Over Report On Coronavirus Cases
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Iraq Suspends Reuters For Three Months Over Report On Coronavirus Cases

The Iraqi government has suspended the licence of the Reuters news agency after it published a story claiming the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country was higher than number officially reported. The Iraqi media regulator said it was revoking Reuters’ licence for three months and handing them a fine of 25 million dinars (S$29,738) for what it said was the agency’s violation of the rules of media broadcasting. In a letter to Reuters, the Communications and Media Commission (CMC) said it had taken the action “because this matter is taking place during current circumstances which have serious repercussions on societal health and safety”. In a statement by the news agency, the management said it regretted the Iraqi authorities’ decision and that it stood by the story, ...
China Reports 89 New Coronavirus Cases, Majority From Border With Russian
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China Reports 89 New Coronavirus Cases, Majority From Border With Russian

China reported 89 new coronavirus cases on April 13, down from 108 the previous day, the health authority said on Tuesday. Of the total, 86 were imported, down from 98 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said. China’s state broadcaster had reported earlier that 79 of the day’s imported cases were in the northeast province of Heilongjiang, which shares a border with Russia. The number of total confirmed cases in China now stands at 82,249. Its death toll from the pandemic stands at 3,341, with no new deaths on April 13. China’s northeastern border has become a frontline in the fight against a resurgence of the coronavirus epidemic. Having largely stamped out domestic transmission of the disease, China has been slowly easing curbs on movement as it tries to get i...
COVID-19: Despite Lockdown, Lagos, Ogun Cases Rise By 100% In 11 Days; Abuja 150
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COVID-19: Despite Lockdown, Lagos, Ogun Cases Rise By 100% In 11 Days; Abuja 150

Despite the lockdown imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Lagos State, the epicentre of coronavirus, neighbouring Ogun and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to stem the spread of the virus, figures show that COVID-19 confirmed cases have more than double across the nation within 11 of the last 13 days. The total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria, as of 9pm, Monday, March 30, the eve of the lockdown, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), was 131 with Lagos accounting for 81, FCT 21 and Ogun 3. But, as of Friday night, the 11th day of the lockdown, the number of confirmed cases across Nigeria was 305, more than twice of the pre-shutdown figure. For Lagos, the figure moved from 81 to 163, 100% hike while Abuja jumped from 21 to 56, representing ...
Breaking: U.S. Tops 500,000 Coronavirus Cases
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Breaking: U.S. Tops 500,000 Coronavirus Cases

United States has reached another grim milestone in coronavirus spread, recording over 500,000 cases on Friday. Worldometers.info which tracks coronavirus puts the cases in the world’s leading economy at 502,876 on Saturday morning. On Friday, the U.S. logged another record 33,752 cases and 2,035 deaths, that made it almost at par with world leader Italy in fatalities. Italy has 18,849 deaths, after recording 507 new ones on Friday. United States now has 18,747 deaths. The United States mind-boggling coronavirus cases on Friday were more than the combined total reported by seven badly-hit countries. These are Spain, Italy, Germany, France, China, UK and Iran. They had 30,753 cases on Friday, lower than America’s 33,752. Spain recorded 5,051, Italy 3,951, France ...
Coronavirus: New York City Turns World’s Largest Cathedral Into Hospital
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Coronavirus: New York City Turns World’s Largest Cathedral Into Hospital

New York City, under pressure with coronavirus cases, is planning to construct another temporary hospital in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. The Cathedral in Manhattan, the largest Anglican Cathedral in the world, is the seat of the Diocese of New York. The City is looking up to the church as hospitals are running out of room for coronavirus patients. Alternatives such as the USNS Comfort and temporary hospitals in a convention centre and Central Park are proving not to be enough. According to Anglican.ink, the tentative plan is to set up about 400 hospital beds this week in the nave of the cathedral on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Whether the cathedral will handle COVID-19 cases has not yet been decided. But it should be accepting patients within 10 days...
6 New Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria, Total of 238 confirmed cases. 35 discharged
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6 New Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria, Total of 238 confirmed cases. 35 discharged

Six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 2 in Kwara, 2 in Edo, 1 in Rivers and 1 in the FCT As at 09:30 pm 6th April there are 238 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-five have been discharged with five deaths. https://twitter.com/NCDCgov/status/1247260424401227780?s=19 As at 09:30 pm 6th April, there are 238 confirmed cases 35 discharged 5 deaths For a breakdown of cases by state- Lagos- 120 FCT- 48 Osun- 20 Oyo- 9 Edo- 11 Bauchi- 6 Akwa Ibom- 5 Kaduna- 5 Ogun- 4 Enugu- 2 Ekiti- 2 Rivers-2 Benue- 1 Ondo- 1 Kwara- 2  
Kwara Records Two Coronavirus Cases
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Kwara Records Two Coronavirus Cases

The Kwara State Government has confirmed two cases of Coronavirus in the state. This was announced in a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, who also doubles as spokesperson for the technical committee on COVID-19, Rafiu Ajakaye. This is coming days after the index case of the virus died. The state government however, denied the index case. One of the two cases recorded include wife of the index case while the second person is a returnee from the United Kingdom. "Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 sadly confirms two separate cases of COVID-19 in the state. "One is the wife of the UITH patient, a UK returnee, who died last Thursday and the other is another UK returnee," the statement read. The government is set to address residents of t...
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3 Coronavirus Cases Linked To Governor El-Rufai’s Staff In Kaduna

There is tension in Kaduna State Government House, as three of the four cases of coronavirus in the state have been linked to the retinue of Governor Nasir el-Rufai. Staff of Sir Kashim Ibrahim House are on the edge because they might have been in close contact with the cases. The governor, who is on self-isolation, has been receiving treatment on the disease. However, the whereabouts of the three cases is yet to be established, as medical experts in the state turned down inquiries on where they were being quarantined. A Government House source confided in journalists that some high profile staff and domestic workers of Governor el-Rufai were also being tested for the disease. Efforts made to know where the governor and others were quarantined were frustrated, as none of...
Tokyo Governor Warns Residents Of “New Stage”
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Tokyo Governor Warns Residents Of “New Stage”

Tokyo has seen its highest daily jump in coronavirus cases so far after more than 130 people were infected, according to Japanese media reports. The city’s authorities have strongly urged people to stay at home as the city of 13 million has seen a rise in the number of cases in recent days. On a morning news programme on Sunday, Governor Yuriko Koike repeated her call to residents to avoid unnecessary outings, saying that “lives were at stake”. She said “I think we’ve entered a new situation and a new stage… I want people to think anew about how to protect themselves, protect their families, and at the same time protect society,” Japan has so far largely been spared the type of surge seen in Europe, the USand elsewhere, with some 3,000 cases and 73 deaths as of Friday....
COVID-19: Brazil Digs Hundreds Of Graves In Preparation For Deaths (Photos)
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COVID-19: Brazil Digs Hundreds Of Graves In Preparation For Deaths (Photos)

The spike in coronavirus cases in the South American nation has forced workers at the 780,000-square meter burial ground to increase the number of plots to a site that already has more than 1.5 million graves. Gravediggers wearing protective suits gather at Cemitério de Vila Formosa, Brazil's largest graveyard, where the remains of more than 1.5million people are buried. Workers carry the casket of a victim that died of COVID-19. Burials are Cemitério de Vila Formosa, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have nearly doubled because of the coronavirus pandemic. As of Friday, 329 people had died after being sickened with the virus. Friends and family members keep their distance while workers at Brazil's largest cemetery lower the casket of a person who recently died of the corona...
6 New Coronavirus Cases In Osun, Nigeria. Total Of 190 Cases. 20 Discharged
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6 New Coronavirus Cases In Osun, Nigeria. Total Of 190 Cases. 20 Discharged

Six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Osun State, Nigeria. As at 11:00 am 3rd April there are 190 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty have been discharged with two deaths. https://twitter.com/NCDCgov/status/1246015089448292352?s=19 As at 11:00 am 3rd April, there are 190 confirmed cases 20 discharged 2 deaths For a breakdown of cases by states- Currently; Lagos- 98 FCT- 38 Osun- 20 Oyo- 8 Akwa Ibom- 5 Ogun- 4 Edo- 4 Kaduna- 4 Bauchi- 3 Enugu- 2 Ekiti- 2 Rivers-1 Benue- 1
Coronavirus Cases Will Reach 1million Cases Globally In The Next Few Days – WHO
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Coronavirus Cases Will Reach 1million Cases Globally In The Next Few Days – WHO

The World Health Organization has warned that the cases of Coronavirus could spiral to 1 million globally. According to the Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, even though relatively lower numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported from Africa, Central and South America, the virus could have serious social, economic and political consequences for these regions of the world. Speaking on Wednesday during his COVID-19 update, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus said; “Over the past five weeks, we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new COVID-19 cases, reaching almost every country, territory and area. “The number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week. “In the next few days, we will reach one million confirmed COVID-19 cases and 50,00...
Coronavirus Cases Now Exceeds 900, 000 Globally
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Coronavirus Cases Now Exceeds 900, 000 Globally

More than 900,000 cases of coronavirus have been officially detected worldwide since the pandemic emerged in China late last year, according to an AFP tally at 1900 GMT on Wednesday using official sources. At least 905,589 infections including 45,719 deaths have been recorded in 187 countries and territories globally, with 203,608 cases and 4,476 deaths in the United States where the pandemic is spreading rapidly. Italy with 110,574 detected cases has the highest number of fatalities with 13,155 deaths. Spain has 102,136 cases including 9,053 deaths and China has 81,554 cases and 3,312 deaths.
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Coronavirus: U.S Overtakes China, Italy With 84,400 Confirmed Cases, 1093 Deaths

The United States on Thursday overtook China and Italy in confirmed coronavirus cases with over 82,000 in all, a grim milestone reported by Johns Hopkins University researchers. As the U.S. surged up to 82,404 confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, it took the number-one spot from China, which has 81,782 cases, followed by Italy with 80,589 cases. The U.S. now has accounted for about 14.9 percent of cases worldwide. It came as many states have mobilized widespread testing for the virus. Around 519,338 coronavirus tests have been administered in the U.S. However, some analysts have advised against giving China's reported statistics much weight. Chinese leader Xi Jinping touted a dip in new coronavirus cases, but foreign affairs analyst Gordon Chang told Fox News, "For China, the trut...
Lagos Coronavirus Cases May Rise To 39,000 – Akin Abayomi
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Lagos Coronavirus Cases May Rise To 39,000 – Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said the state may witness up to 39,000 cases of coronavirus. Abayomi at a briefing on Friday urged people to adhere to the social distancing advice of the state government to check the spread of the disease. He said, “Our mathematical modelling shows that the worst-case scenario is that we may see up to 39,000 cases in Lagos, but if everyone practises good social distancing, the figure will be limited to 13,000. “If we add social distancing to active contact tracing, then we will be able to bend the curve further. The figures may seem alarming at this point, but this is just to emphasise to the Lagos community to follow instructions of the incident commander to make sure that we practice social distancing. “Looki...
40 Persons Infected As NCDC Confirms 4 New Coronavirus Cases
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40 Persons Infected As NCDC Confirms 4 New Coronavirus Cases

The country has recorded four new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. It said this brings the total number of infected persons in Nigeria to 40 as of 11:00 pm on Monday. NCDC confirmed this in a Monday night tweet. According to the agency, three of the new cases are in Lagos while the other one is in Abuja. "Four new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. 3 are in Lagos State and 1 in FCT. "Two of these cases are returning travellers. "As at 11:00 pm on the 23rd of March, there are 40 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death recorded," the agency said.
Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Tunisia record first coronavirus cases
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Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Tunisia record first coronavirus cases

Saudi Arabia has confirmed its first case of coronavirus after one its citizens who had returned from COVID-19 hotspot Iran tested positive. The health ministry said the man, tested after entering the country through Bahrain, had been “isolated in a hospital”. Saudi Arabia is the last Arab state in the Gulf to report a confirmed case of COVID-19. Portugal has also confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, a 60-year-old man who had travelled back from northern Italy, which is the European hotspot for the virus. A second person hospitalised in Portugal with coronavirus symptoms, a 33-year-old man, was awaiting final test results after initial exams suggested he might be ill with the virus as well. Tunisia today, also confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, the health...
Compulsory Quarantine In Italy As 3 New Coronavirus Cases Discovered
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Compulsory Quarantine In Italy As 3 New Coronavirus Cases Discovered

Three persons have tested positive in Italy for coronavirus, the northern Lombardy region said on Friday. This is the first known cases of local transmission of the potentially deadly illness in Italy. Looking to prevent a further spread of the virus, officials urged residents of the northern towns of Codogno and Castiglione d’Adda to stay at home and avoid any social gatherings. “We have introduced a compulsory quarantine for all those who have been in contact with the patients who tested positive,’’ Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte told reporters. He added that anyone who had been in areas of risk over the past two weeks should stay at home. Giulio Gallera, a member of the Lombardy regional government, said the initial patient fell ill after meeting a friend, who...

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