IMF declares global recession and doubles the size if its financial war chest

The International Monetary Fund says the coronavirus crisis has caused a global recession. The IMF Managing Director gave her verdict after a meeting on Friday ...
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Eight COVID-19 patients flown from France and Italy to German hospitals (PHOTOS)

Eight French and Italian patients infected with COVID-19 were transferred to hospitals in Germany on Saturday, authorities have confirmed. Six patients from Lombardy, Italy’s worst-hit ...
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Wuhan begins to emerge from months-long isolation

Wuhan, the Chinese city where the novel Coronavirus was first detected, began emerging timidly on Saturday from its months-long isolation, with a passenger train stopping ...
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Belgian supermarkets donate 460,000 meals to food banks

Belgium’s supermarkets have committed to donating 223 tonnes of foodstuffs – enough to serve up 460,000 meals – to the country’s food banks. Earlier in ...
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Don’t accommodate more than three passengers in your car – VIO warns drivers

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Directorate of Roads Traffic Services (DRTS), also known as Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), yesterday, advised drivers to desist from accommodating ...
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Ministers Donate 50% Of March Salaries To Support Covid-19 Efforts

The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed says all 43 ministers have decided to donate 50 per cent of their March salary to support ...
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Nigeria’s coronavirus cases now 81 as virus spreads to Enugu

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to 81, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Friday night. The NCDC ...
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At least 100,000 could die from COVID-19 in Syria, warn NGOs

At least 100,000 could die from the COVID-19 pandemic in northwest Syria as overcrowded camps and the decimated healthcare system make the country particularly vulnerable, ...
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Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths as infection rate surges

Italy has logged a shocking spike in its already staggering coronavirus death toll, with officials warning the peak of the crisis was still days away, ...
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France reports 299 more coronavirus deaths, total toll 1,995

France on Friday reported that 299 more people had died in hospital from the coronavirus epidemic over the last 24 hours, bringing the total death ...
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People offer Friday prayers online in Britain

People in Britain offered Friday prayers online, as the British government imposed a ban on congregational prayers at mosques amid the coronavirus outbreak. The residents ...
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Trump signs $2 trillion recovery plan as US virus cases skyrocket

President Donald Trump signed into law Friday the $2 trillion rescue plan to salvage a US economy crippled by the novel coronavirus, on a day ...
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Iran coronavirus death toll tops 2,500: ministry

Iran announced Saturday that 139 more people had died from the novel coronavirus, raising the official death toll to 2,517 in one of the world’s ...
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Spain counts 832 deaths in 24 hours as toll surges to 5,690: govt

The death toll from coronavirus in Spain surged over 5,600 on Saturday after a record 832 people died in 24 hours, and the number of ...
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Coronavirus cases top 1,400 in Pakistan with 11 deaths

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan jumped to 1,408 on Saturday after another 173 people were tested positive. Meanwhile, the death toll reached ...
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US coronavirus cases top 100,000, doubling in three days

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. surpassed 100,000 Friday, doubling in just three days as the pandemic accelerates and the U.S. rolls out broader testing ...
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Coronavirus: 1,850 new cases confirmed in Belgium, bring the total to 9,134 and 64 new deaths

In the last 24 hours, 1,850 new cases of infection by the coronavirus (Covid-19) have been confirmed in Belgium, according to the government crisis centre’s ...
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Breaking News: Explosion Rock Akure, Destroys Houses, Churches and Schools (Photos & Video)

A very massive bomb explosion in Ilu- Abo in Akure north local government area of Ondo on Saturday morning, destroying over 100 residential buildings, school ...
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COVID-19: Italy reports record daily death toll of over 900 as Ireland announces lockdown

Ireland announced on Friday that it will introduce a total lockdown from midnight and until 12 April. “Everyone must stay home in all circumstances”, the ...
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Coronavirus: Belgium extends lockdown until 19 April

Belgium will extend its lockdown deadline until 19 April to contain the further spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19), announced Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès during ...
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