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Afcon 2021: Bertrand Traore the latest Nations Cup star to test Covid positive
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Afcon 2021: Bertrand Traore the latest Nations Cup star to test Covid positive

The opening week of the Afcon has seen almost every team impacted by the coronavirus as coaches struggle to juggle their playing personnel   Burkina Faso talisman and Aston Villa forward Bertrand Traore has become the latest Africa Cup of Nations star to receive a positive Covid diagnosis as the tournament continues to be beset by cases of the virus. The Stallions coach Kamou Malo, who himself has only just recovered from the illness, confirmed the news in Wednesday’s press conference at the Stade d’Olembe ahead of the West Africans’ second group game on Thursday. The news comes as a bitter blow for Burkina Faso, who must now contend with the loss of their captain—and best player—as they go in search of their first points of the tournament.
Zambo Anguissa not sure why Covid-free Osimhen isn’t at the Afcon
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Zambo Anguissa not sure why Covid-free Osimhen isn’t at the Afcon

  The Nigeria striker’s Napoli teammate has told GOAL that he would have loved a Nations Cup showdown against his clubmate   Victor Osimhen’s reasons for not being at the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria, despite recovering from Covid-19, aren’t clear to his Napoli teammate Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa. Speaking after Cameroon’s opening Afcon victory over Burkina Faso, the on-loan Fulham midfielder acknowledged that he was in the dark as to why Osimhen hadn’t been able to join up with the Super Eagles despite recovering from coronavirus. “I know he wanted to play at the Africa Cup of Nations and it’s a shame he’s not here,” Zambo Anguissa told GOAL. “I don’t know exactly why, I didn’t speak to him about this, but I can tell you that he’s a top player....
Man.City coach, Pep Guardiola tests positive for Covid with 21 members of the first-team now isolating
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Man.City coach, Pep Guardiola tests positive for Covid with 21 members of the first-team now isolating

Manchester City have been rocked by a major coronavirus outbreak after Manager Pep Guardiola and assistant Juanma Lillo tested positive with 21 members of their first-team bubble including seven players isolating ahead of Friday's FA Cup tie at Swindon Town. Despite the news, City expect their third-round tie at League Two Swindon – scheduled for broadcast on ITV - to proceed. First-team coach Rodolfo Borrell will take the team down to the County Ground. None of those isolating will be available for Friday's match. Guardiola confirmed last weekend that both Phil Foden and Oleksandr Zinchenko had tested positive. The pair are including in City's list of seven players. A City statement read: 'The City manager recorded a positive test on Tuesday along with assistant Juanma Lillo. ...
Messi gets Covid-19: Argentine DJ denies infecting PSG star after being labelled ‘murderer’
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Messi gets Covid-19: Argentine DJ denies infecting PSG star after being labelled ‘murderer’

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner has been forced to self-isolate after testing positive for coronavirus over the Christmas break Argentine DJ Fer Palacio has denied accusations he infected Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi with Covid-19 after being labelled a "murderer" on social media. PSG have confirmed Messi is one of four first-team players to have tested positive for coronavirus during the Christmas break, with the 34-year-old forced to extend his stay in his native Rosario as he follows self-isolation protocols. Messi attended a number of parties in Argentina over the festive period, including a New Year's Eve bash at which he invited Palacio to perform.  
Man sets himself ablaze in car while screaming about Covid in front of diners
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Man sets himself ablaze in car while screaming about Covid in front of diners

A man has suffered life-threatening burns after setting himself on fire in his car. The incident occurred in Richmond, Australia, last Saturday, Dec. 25. The man was allegedly heard screaming about the country's strict coronavirus restrictions before he set himself ablaze in a silver hatchback, outside a local restaurant, at the time. Police and firefighters attempted to extinguish the flames with water but needed the help of five other people to do so.     Other bystanders helped police to restrain the man until the officers were able to pin him to the ground.   He was then taken to hospital, via ambulance, where he was treated for "life-threatening injuries", police said.   One witness told local news that the man's flesh was "burning...
Liverpool vs Leeds and Wolves vs Watford postponed as Covid-19 threatens Boxing Day schedule
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Liverpool vs Leeds and Wolves vs Watford postponed as Covid-19 threatens Boxing Day schedule

The Premier League is facing more significant disruption after outbreaks at Elland Road and Vicarage Road Liverpool's clash with Leeds and Wolves' meeting with Watford have been postponed due to Covid-19, which is threatening the entire Boxing Day schedule. The coronavirus variant Omicron has already caused disruption to the Premier League calendar, with a number of clubs forced into closing their training grounds to contain the spread of the ilness. Only four fixtures ended up going ahead last weekend, and Boxing Day will also now have a reduced order of play after Leeds and Watford reported outbreaks in their squads.  
Nigeria enters COVID-19 fourth wave
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Nigeria enters COVID-19 fourth wave

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has said that the country is currently experiencing a fourth wave of coronavirus disease following the recent surge in cases and deaths. This was made known in a statement issued and made available to journalists on Monday night by the Director-General of the agency, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa. He said the development was sequel to the 500 per cent increase in the number of cases being recorded in the past two weeks. NCDC also warned Nigerians against violating the COVID-19 guidelines during the yuletide, stressing that everyone needs to play their part in ensuring that all citizens including the vulnerable ones are protected against the disease. The statement read, “Nigeria has recorded a 500% increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 c...
Chelsea face potential Covid-19 crisis as three first-team stars test positive ahead of Everton clash
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Chelsea face potential Covid-19 crisis as three first-team stars test positive ahead of Everton clash

The Blues are due to face Everton at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening, but their pre-match plans are being severely disrupted Chelsea have become the latest Premier League side to be stung by positive Covid-19 tests, with GOAL learning that three more senior stars at Stamford Bridge have contracted coronavirus. At present, the Blues’ clash with Everton on Thursday is still set to go ahead, but that situation could change following the recent postponement of fixtures involving Tottenham and Manchester United. Having to rearrange matches is the last thing that Chelsea need at this stage, with the games coming thick and fast for Thomas Tuchel’s side across multiple competitions.  
FG asks grade level 12 civil servants and others to resume work at their offices from December 1
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FG asks grade level 12 civil servants and others to resume work at their offices from December 1

The Federal Government has directed civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below to resume duties on Wednesday, December 1.   The civil servants were on March 4 asked to stay back and work from home as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus.   In a circular titled ‘Resumption of duties by Officers on GL 12 and below’ with reference number HCSF/3065/VOL.I/107, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan said the latest directive followed the advice of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19. The circular added that all civil servants are advised to comply with the directive of the Federal government to get vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID19 PCR test results done within 72 hours before resumption of duties. ...
Bobrisky Reacts to Alleged Death of His Former PA Oye Kyme
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Bobrisky Reacts to Alleged Death of His Former PA Oye Kyme

Following clarification on the alleged death of Bobrisky's PA, Oye Kyme, the crossdresser has broken his silence. Recall we reported earlier that Oye Kyme is still alive but in critical condition. However, Nigeria's male barbie, Bobrisky has now reacted to the report. Putting their differences aside, crossdresser Bobrisky, took to his IG page this evening to wish his former personal assistant, Oye Kyme, quick recovery. Oye and Bobrisky have been in a running battle after he relieved her of her duties as his PA. Things got so bad that Oye recently claimed that Bobrisky and a businessman were an item. Earlier today, Oye who some days back revealed she had contracted Coronavirus, made news after it was widely reported that she had passed. This was after a friend of hers left a ...
13 gorillas test positive for COVID-19 in Atlanta zoo
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13 gorillas test positive for COVID-19 in Atlanta zoo

Thirteen western lowland gorillas at Zoo Atlanta have tested positive for Coronavirus. Staff were alerted when several of the zoo’s troop of 20 western lowland gorillas began exhibiting symptoms, including runny noses, mild coughing and loss of appetite. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that fecal samples and swabs sent to the University of Georgia’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory showed that 13 of the great apes were positive for Coronavirus.   A statement released by the management of the zoo wrote;   "Recently, Gorilla Care Team members observed coughing, nasal discharge, and minor changes in appetite in several members of the gorilla population. "Upon the onset of these signs, the Animal Care and Veterinary Teams immediately pursued testing for S...
Chelsea outcast Bakayoko returns to AC Milan on loan
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Chelsea outcast Bakayoko returns to AC Milan on loan

The midfielder heads to San Siro for a second spell having seen his first-team chances limited at Stamford Bridge AC Milan have re-signed midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on a two-year loan from Chelsea. The deal includes an obligation to make the move permanent for around €15 million (£13m/$18m). The 27-year-old returns to Milan for a second loan spell, having made 42 appearances for the club during the 2018-19 campaign.  
Cavani to remain at Man Utd over international break as Uruguay cancel call-up for World Cup qualifiers
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Cavani to remain at Man Utd over international break as Uruguay cancel call-up for World Cup qualifiers

The veteran striker won't be linking up with his country for their next set of fixtures against Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador Edinson Cavani will remain at Manchester United over the international break after Uruguay announced their decision to cancel his call-up for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers. All 20 clubs in the Premier League unanimously agreed last week not to release players for the latest set of international fixtures if they were being staged in the United Kingdom's 'red list' countries. The majority of South America has been flagged up on that coronavirus travelling list, meaning that any players who still decided to play for their country would be required to enter into quarantine for 10 days upon their return to England.  
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Caf appeals to British government to grant exemption to African players
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Caf appeals to British government to grant exemption to African players

Several African players are at risk of missing next month's international outings due to coronavirus restrictions in England The Confederation of African Football has appealed to the British government to allow African players to travel for next month’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers. After Liverpool blocked Mohamed Salah’s invitation to Egypt’s squad, the Premier League announced that other clubs will not release their players to travel to red-list countries due to fears of the coronavirus. However, Fifa responded to the statement with a personal message from President Gianni Infantino to British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson on Wednesday.
Premier League clubs will not release players to ‘red list’ countries for World Cup qualifiers during international break
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Premier League clubs will not release players to ‘red list’ countries for World Cup qualifiers during international break

The league said that FIFA's refusal to waive the mandatory UK quarantine period played a role in their decision The Premier League has announced it will not release players for international matches played in "red-list" countries next month. Under current UK government rules, anyone travelling to a country on the red list is required to quarantine for 10 days upon their return, due to high coronavirus spread in those countries. FIFA has refused to allow players an exemption to this quarantine, causing the Premier League to announce it has "reluctantly but unanimously decided not to release players" for the upcoming international break.
Nigeria begins second phase of COVID-19 vaccination
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Nigeria begins second phase of COVID-19 vaccination

Nigeria has commenced the second phase of vaccination for COVID-19. The phase two, anchored by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) kicked off at the Federal Medical Centre in Jabi, Abuja. The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) has urged citizens to get the jabs as part of preventive measures. The 4,80,000 Moderna doses were donated by the United States Government. The consignment, brought in through COVAX, is part of the 500 million doses President Joe Biden pledged to the global fight until late 2022. African countries will get 25 million portions to boost their efforts against the pandemic. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) earlier approved three vaccines – Moderna, AstraZeneca and Sputnik V. Nigeria...
Adamawa APC Chairman Caught On Tape Wishing for Coronavirus to Kill President Buhari
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Adamawa APC Chairman Caught On Tape Wishing for Coronavirus to Kill President Buhari

A leaked audio has exposed the caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, in the Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State wishing death on President Muhammadu Buhari. The man identified as Sulaiman Adamu said he wished the deadly coronavirus had killed President Muhammadu Buhari, according to a report by Sahara Reporters. Adamu, who made the spiteful remark during a meeting of some APC chieftains, said if he was asked to choose between Buhari and the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, he would rather go for the latter, Daily Nigerian reports. Sources revealed that high-profile party members at the meeting included the immediate past Governor of Adamawa State, Muhammadu Bindow, and the immediate past Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly, who is the incumbent me...
Messi to sign new Barcelona contract after La Liga receives €2.7bn loan injection
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Messi to sign new Barcelona contract after La Liga receives €2.7bn loan injection

The league has seen a massive injection of funds that will help clubs recover from the economic issues caused by the coronavirus Lionel Messi will sign a new contract with Barcelona on August 5, Goal can confirm, after the Spanish club received a significant loan payment from La Liga. After battling economic problems due to the coronavirus, Spain's top-flight league has secured an incredible €2.7 billion (£2.3bn/$3.2bn) loan from CVC Capital Partners, with a majority percentage to be distributed to each club. Barcelona will receive €280m (£238m/$331m) from La Liga, with €42m (£36m/$50m) of that figure being allocated to transfers and wages, meaning that the Messi renewal is able to be completed.
Messi to sign new Barcelona contract after La Liga receives €2.7bn loan injection
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Messi to sign new Barcelona contract after La Liga receives €2.7bn loan injection

The league has seen a massive injection of funds that will help clubs recover from the economic issues caused by the coronavirus Lionel Messi will sign a new contract with Barcelona on August 5, Goal can confirm, after the Spanish club received a significant loan payment from La Liga. After battling economic problems due to the coronavirus, Spain's top-flight league has secured an incredible €2.7 billion (£2.3bn/$3.2bn) loan from CVC Capital Partners, with a majority percentage to be distributed to each club. Barcelona will receive €280m (£238m/$331m) from La Liga, with €42m (£36m/$50m) of that figure being allocated to transfers and wages, meaning that the Messi renewal is able to be completed.
#COVID19: Nigeria bans travellers from South Africa and others
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#COVID19: Nigeria bans travellers from South Africa and others

As part of measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus into the country, the Federal government has said no traveller would be accepted from South Africa, Zambia, Rwanda, Namibia, and Uganda into the country for four weeks.   A statement released by Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, states that the affected countries were facing a sweeping third wave of COVID-19, raising concerns on importation of the infection into Nigeria.   He said South Africa recorded 20,000 cases on Sunday and over 100,000 cases within the last one week.   “The four major variants of concern are now classified as Alpha (UK), Beta (SA), Gamma (Brazil) and Delta (India). “The Delta variant...
Fans to be allowed back into stadiums for start of 2021-22 La Liga season
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Fans to be allowed back into stadiums for start of 2021-22 La Liga season

Supporters have been cleared to return to venues in Spain to watch their teams after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions Fans will be allowed to return to stadiums for the start of the 2021-22 La Liga season, Spanish health minister Carolina Darias has confirmed. Supporters were unable to attend La Liga matches for the majority of last season due to social distancing restrictions designed to contain the spread of coronavirus. However, stadium doors were opened to 5,000 people for the final two rounds of matches, and it has now been revealed that higher capacity crowds will return for the upcoming campaign.
India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 30 million
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India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 30 million

India has reported more than 30 million Covid-19 cases since the pandemic started last year. Government data showed there were 50,848 infections recorded over a 24-hour period on Wednesday, bringing the total reported cases to 30.02 million. The reported daily death toll was 1,358. The United States is the only country in the world that has reported more cases than India.   The nation suffered a devastating second wave when reported coronavirus cases spiked between February and early May. It left hospitals overwhelmed and medical necessities like oxygen and medicines in short supply.   A highly contagious variant of the coronavirus known as the delta variant was first reported in India and is reportedly partially responsible for the rapid rise in cases there. ...
Senegal confirmed as 2021 Cosafa Cup guest participants
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Senegal confirmed as 2021 Cosafa Cup guest participants

The regional football competition returns after it was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic African football powerhouse Senegal have been named as guest contestants at this year’s Cosafa Cup tournament. It will be the 20th edition of the Cosafa Cup which will be staged in Gqeberha from July 7 to 18. The draw for the tournament is expected to be held on Thursday with 12 teams participating.
G7 Summit: UK to donate at least 100 million surplus covid-19 vaccines to other countries – Boris Johnson pledges
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G7 Summit: UK to donate at least 100 million surplus covid-19 vaccines to other countries – Boris Johnson pledges

The UK will donate at least 100 million surplus COVID vaccine doses to other countries within the next year, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has pledged. As the G7 summit gets underway in Cornwall, UK, Johnson has vowed to "take a massive step towards beating this pandemic for good". He also requested for the world's leading democracies to help vaccinate the entire globe by the end of 2022. At this weekend's summit, it is hoped G7 leaders will announce a commitment to providing at least one billion coronavirus vaccine doses to the rest of the world through dose sharing and financing. US President Joe Biden has already offered to pledged to give out 500 million doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine to poorer countries. Under the UK's own commitment, five million doses will be donat...
Family shocked as woman believed to have died from Covid returns home weeks after cremation
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Family shocked as woman believed to have died from Covid returns home weeks after cremation

The grief-stricken family of a woman declared dead after contracting Covid were reportedly stunned when she arrived home two weeks after her funeral. Muktyala Girijamma’s family were told on May 15 that she had died of coronavirus, but social distancing policies meant they could only see the body from a distance. It remained tightly wrapped in plastic right up until the point of cremation, the Daily Star reports. The 60-year-old’s nephew Nagu told reporters that when they tried to visit her at Vijayawada Government General Hospital in India they were told that she had died. He said: “The duty doctor on that day failed to inform my uncle that she was shifted to another ward and told him that she succumbed to Covid. “Believing it, we went to the mortuary to find her body where...
Man Utd plan £90M bid as Kane wants Spurs to listen to offers
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Man Utd plan £90M bid as Kane wants Spurs to listen to offers

  Manchester United have been encouraged as Harry Kane wants Tottenham to listen to offers for him. The Sun says Kane is set to ask Tottenham owner Daniel Levy to listen to offers for him as United prepare a £90m bid for the striker, according to reports. The 27-year-old has previously hinted that he could move on from Spurs this summer should his side's situation not improve by the end of the season. Kane will not put in a transfer request at Tottenham but will make a personal appeal to the club to consider letting him go for the right price. The report also says the Red Devils are considering a £90million move for Kane, and while Spurs owner Levy values him at nearly double that price, the current coronavirus financial crisis in football makes holding out for such a f...
Osimhen scores and limps off as Napoli hold Cagliari
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Osimhen scores and limps off as Napoli hold Cagliari

The Nigeria international found the back of the net for the eighth time this season but could not complete the encounter Victor Osimhen scored before he was injured as Napoli played out a 1-1 draw against Cagliari in Sunday’s Serie A game at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. The 22-year-old is gradually getting back to his best after struggling to make much of an impact for the Parthenopeans at the start of the season due to a number of factors including coronavirus-related problems. The forward was afforded his 12th league start of the season and utilized the opportunity to increase his tally before he was forced off in the second half after he suffered an injury.
Guardiola provides Aguero fitness update ahead of Man City’s FA Cup clash at Swansea
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Guardiola provides Aguero fitness update ahead of Man City’s FA Cup clash at Swansea

The Argentinian striker has stepped up his recovery after injuries and illness have seriously hampered his season Sergio Aguero has stepped up his recovery but will not be ready to face Swansea City in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday night. The Manchester City striker returned to training this week and has begun working with the first team after recovering from coronavirus. But the 32-year-old has not started a match since October and needs to recover his fitness before he will be back in the side.
‘I thought Jurgen was not that kind of manager’ – Guardiola hits back at Klopp two-week coronavirus break claim
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‘I thought Jurgen was not that kind of manager’ – Guardiola hits back at Klopp two-week coronavirus break claim

The Liverpool boss sais Manchester City had a rest after a Covid-19 outbreak forced a postponement and training ground shut down Pep Guardiola has hit back at Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool boss claimed that Manchester City had two weeks off when they were hit by a Covid-19 outbreak. City’s clash with Everton on December 29 was called off hours before kick-off when five players and two staff members tested positive for coronavirus, forcing the training ground to shut down. Ahead of City’s trip to Anfield on Sunday, Klopp said that his side were tired and they had not had a "two-week break" like the Premier League leaders.
Police arrest man over alleged malicious publication to incite breach of public peace in Anambra
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Police arrest man over alleged malicious publication to incite breach of public peace in Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested one Mr Philip Emeka Chinwuba 56, for a publication he shared online.   The publication titled "COVID-19 In Awka" was shared on Jan 15, 2021.   In it, Mr Chunwuba made some unfounded claims, including that coronavirus has hit govt house Awka with more than 30 senior govt officials including Governor Obiano in isolation.   Mr Philip Emeka Chinwuba of Chinwuba Street, Aguleri, was arrested following an investigation the Command is undertaking that required his explanation in the role he allegedly played in the crime.   A statement released by CSP Haruna Mohammed, PPRO Anambra State Police Command, reads: "The suspect had on or about 15/1/2021 originated and circulated on various social media platforms a...
Napoli forward Osimhen finally recovers from Covid-19
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Napoli forward Osimhen finally recovers from Covid-19

The Nigeria international has been given the green light to rejoin the rest of the Parthenopeans after overcoming the coronavirus Napoli have confirmed Victor Osimhen has recovered from Covid-19 having been under treatment for more than two weeks. The Nigeria international has tested negative to the coronavirus after spending more than 14 days in isolation. The centre-forward contracted the virus during his visit to Nigeria where he had gone to celebrate the yuletide season.  
Coronavirus Vaccine: Military To Support Rollout Logistics
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Coronavirus Vaccine: Military To Support Rollout Logistics

The military will help the government with the delivery of Coronavirus vaccines to the public set to begin next month, the defence ministry said Thursday. According to the ministry’s policy plan for the new year, the government will set up a 41-member Coronavirus vaccine logistics support team, comprised mostly of service members and headed by the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff Lt.- Gen. Park Ju-Kyeong. President Moon Jae-in said earlier that the government will provide free of charge COVID-19 vaccines to all South Koreans starting in February. “The actual delivery will be done using private infrastructure as much as possible. Which company will be in charge is yet to be decided,’’ an official told reporters. The military’s main tasks will include escorting the vaccines from the airpo...
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318 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

318 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday December 6, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-104, Kaduna -59, FCT-50, Rivers-17, Ogun-16, Kano-14, Nasarawa-14, Akwa Ibom-10, Katsina-10, Edo-7, Oyo-5, Sokoto-5, Plateau-4, Taraba-3.   There are now 69,255 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 1,180 deaths have been recorded. 64,774 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
169 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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169 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

169 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday November 26, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Kaduna-74, FCT-42, Lagos-17, Kano-8, Ogun-6, Oyo-6, Rivers-6, Ekiti-3, Bauchi-3, Katsina-2, Delta-1, Ondo-1.   There are now 66974 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,169 deaths have been recorded.  62,585 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
152 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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152 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

152 new cases of Coronavirus were recored in Nigeria on Tuesday November 10, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-93, FCT-21, Oyo-15, Rivers-11,  Bauchi-7, Kwara-2, Bayelsa-1, Edo-1, Plateau-1.   There are now 64,336 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,160 deaths have been recorded. 60,333 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
59 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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59 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

59 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Saturday November 7, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Kaduna-28, Rivers-9, Ogun-8, Ondo-8, Kano-2, Niger-2, Kwara-1, Plateau-1.   There are now 63,790 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,154 deaths have been recorded. 59,884 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
Real Madrid defender, Eder Militao tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League clash with Inter Milan
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Real Madrid defender, Eder Militao tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League clash with Inter Milan

Real Madrid have announced Eder Militao has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of their Champions League clash with Inter Milan.   The 22-year-old Brazilian will now undergo a mandatory period of self-isolation.   The club also revealed that no other positive results were recorded from the latest round of testing except Militao.   A statement from Madrid said: 'Real Madrid would like to inform that our player, Eder Militao, has tested positive in the COVID-19 tests carried out yesterday, Sunday morning.   'All the other players and the technical staff from the first team, as well as all the employees of the club who work directly with them, tested negative in that same test.   'The club would like to confirm once again that everyone...
Premier League confirm eight new positive coronavirus cases among players and staff
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Premier League confirm eight new positive coronavirus cases among players and staff

The Premier League has confirmed eight positive coronavirus tests have been returned from the latest round of testing.   In a statement, the league confirmed 1,575 players and staff were tested between Monday, October 12, and Sunday, October 18.   “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday Oct. 12 and Sunday Oct. 18, 1,575 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were eight new positive tests,” the Premier League said in a statement.   Those eight players or club staff must now isolate for a period of 10 days, meaning they will not be allowed to take part in match preparations.   The announcement comes after Crystal Palace striker, Jordan Ayew tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from international d...
118 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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118 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

118 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Monday October 19, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-51, Riversp0-26, Imo-12, Osun-8, Plateau-6, FCT-5, Kaduna-4, Ogun-3, Edo-2, Niger-1.   There are now 61,558 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,125 deaths have been recorded. 56,697 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet tests positive for coronavirus
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Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet tests positive for coronavirus

Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet has tested positive for coronavirus.   The Belgian stopper is one of four Club Bruges staff members who returned positive test results after the club carried out massive testing ahead of their Champions League clash with Zenit Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, October 20.   Players Odilon Kossounou, Michael Krmencik, and CEO Vincent Mannaert are the other three people to test positive.   A club statement read: "On Saturday morning, the entire Bruges delegation was tested for Covid-19 in anticipation of the European match in and against Saint Petersburg.   "Internationals Simon Mignolet and Odilon Kossounou and attacker Michael Krmencik tested positive.   "CEO Vincent Mannaert also passed a positiv...
Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”
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Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”

The Italian frontman has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season, but says he's got a new destination lined up Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has revealed he will sign for a new club "in a few weeks". Balotelli dropped into the free agency pool after being released by Brescia at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The 30-year-old forward failed to report for training with the Italian club following the coronavirus lockdown, and was publicly criticised for a lack of discipline by his manager.
Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19 as AC Milan striker heads into quarantine
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Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19 as AC Milan striker heads into quarantine

The enigmatic Swedish frontman is the only member of the playing and coaching staff at San Siro to have posted a positive test AC Milan have confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be taking in a period of quarantine. The 38-year-old must self-isolate after seeing it revealed that he is a carrier of the coronavirus. The enigmatic Swedish striker is the only member of playing and coaching staffs at San Siro to have posted a positive test.
‘It was poor judgement’ – Man Utd star Greenwood apologises for inhaling laughing gas
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‘It was poor judgement’ – Man Utd star Greenwood apologises for inhaling laughing gas

The controversial spell that the teenager has endured continued when he was caught on film apparently inhaling nitrous oxide Mason Greenwood accepted he showed "poor judgement" after footage emerged of the Manchester United striker appearing to show him inhaling laughing gas. The video, which was published by The Sun , comes in the wake of Greenwood being sent home prior to England's Nations League contest with Denmark having broken coronavirus protocol rules after making his Three Lions debut against Iceland last weekend. In the footage, teenager Greenwood can be seen filling a balloon apparently with nitrous oxide from a canister before inhaling.
WHO and Africa CDC launch COVID-19 laboratories network
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WHO and Africa CDC launch COVID-19 laboratories network

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) have launched a new laboratory network that will reinforce the genome sequencing of Coronavirus in Africa. The initiative seeks to study the possible mutations of the virus in order to prepare better responses in public health. Experts from the WHO and the Africa CDC believe that the move will help countries understand the different strains of the SARS-Cov-2 virus, in order to improve the countries’ responses, treatments, or possible vaccines and make them more relevant to the continent’s population. WHO Twelve specialised laboratories will join the network in Africa. Ten different lineages have been identified so far in the continent. This move comes after the Africa CDC said that early reports were...
I drink cow urine everyday – Popular Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar
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I drink cow urine everyday – Popular Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar

Bollywood actor, Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, popularly known by his screen name as Akshay Kumar, has disclosed that he drinks cow urine everyday to ''protect himself from diseases.''   The 53-year-old actor believes that the animal’s waste has medicinal benefits that fight diseases, including the dreaded Coronavirus. A thought shared by lots of Indians.   The actor is a loyal supporter of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s party, which has earmarked millions of dollars for research into products using bovine waste to cure diseases like diabetes and cancer.     During a live show with the British television adventurer Bear Grylls, they drank tea made from elephant dung in an Indian tiger reserve as they spoke about their new show.   While talki...
Trump goes on defensive after new book claims he intentionally misled the American public about the dangers of COVID-19
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Trump goes on defensive after new book claims he intentionally misled the American public about the dangers of COVID-19

US President Donald Trump, has gone defensive after a new book revealed he knew how “deadly” coronavirus was as far back as February, but in public he was declaring to Americans it was no worse than the flu while insisting it was under control.   The claims made in a new book by journalist, Bob Woodward, and released on Wednesday September 9, say Trump deceived Americans publicly but in private was really scared about the disease.   Coming less than eight weeks before Election Day, the revelations in the book claim the president’s handling of the pandemic that has allegedly so far killed about 190,000 Americans even as Trump pushes for a resumption of normal activity to bolster his political position in his electoral campaign against rival, Joe Biden.   &nb...
Tiffany Haddish reveals she tested positive for Coronavirus
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Tiffany Haddish reveals she tested positive for Coronavirus

Trip star, Tiffany Haddish revealed that she tested positive for Coronavirus in a video posted on her YouTube page this week.   Sharing her experience with one of the White House’s top experts during the pandemic and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Dr Anthony Fauci, the actress and comedian disclosed that she contracted the virus about three months ago after working on a movie where someone else came down with COVID-19.   Haddish said her first test came back negative, but she got tested again when someone else she knew tested positive and she found out she was negative.   She said;   “I was working on a movie and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus. "I was not in direct contact with them. But they ...
Welder on the run after allegedly raping an SS2 girl while she was hawking
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Welder on the run after allegedly raping an SS2 girl while she was hawking

A welder is on the run after allegedly raping a 19-year-old in Ile-Ife, Osun State.   Korede Adewumi fled his abode after he was accused of raping an SS2 student while she was hawking 'aadun' around Olubuse area of Ile-Ife.   The girl began hawking to keep herself busy since schools are closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While hawking on Friday, July 3, the welder allegedly pretended he wanted to buy her snacks and lured her to his house where he raped her.   Korede Adewunmi was allegedly sitting in the verandah of his house when he saw her and called her. He went inside, pretending he was going to get her money, then, he came to his door and asked her to come get her money. As soon as she got to him, he allegedly pulled her hands and forcefully dragge...
Social distancing is not observed in aircraft because it is hygienic — Sirika
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Social distancing is not observed in aircraft because it is hygienic — Sirika

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has explained why social distancing is not observed in aircraft following the resumption of flights amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The Minister who spoke as he embarked on a simulation return flight to the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano to assess the preparation of the airport for resumption of flights, said the cabin is safer than any hospital theatre because of the purifying procedures air circulated within the cabin goes through. Sirika added that the non-adherence to physical distancing was responsible for the ‘affordable’ ticket fare. He said; “Because of the nature of the airplane, the airplane is hygienic enough once you have your mask, you are safe to remain seated on your seat and where possible, we will keep the dista...

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