Coronavirus kills another 332 New Yorkers as death toll hits 1,550

Coronavirus has now killed a total of 1,550 people across the state of New York . – an increase of 332 people in just 24 hours. The grim figure was revealed by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo at a press conference Tuesday, and rose sharply from the 1,218 killed over the preceding 24 hours. […]

UK’s coronavirus death toll rockets by nearly 400 in single day

The number of people who have died after contracting coronavirus in the UK has reached 1,789, the Department of Health has confirmed. The updated toll comes after 367 patients in England died, and Scotland recorded 13 more deaths. A further seven people were confirmed dead in Wales, while Northern Ireland recorded six more deaths today. […]

Coronavirus: Belgium makes spitting punishable by fines and jail time

Belgium has made spitting on police an offence punishable by a hefty fine and jail time following an increase in incidents of people using spit against officers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The College of Attorneys General of Belgium confirmed that offenders could be fined up to €2,400 and could face prison terms of between 3 […]

COVID-19: FG Begins Cash Transfer To Poorest Households

Sadiya Farouk, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says the ministry has commenced cash transfer to poorest households in the country to cushion effect of the coronavirus pandemic. The minister said this during a press briefing by the presidential task force on the disease in Abuja, on Monday. Nigeria has recorded 131 […]

WHO Warns Against Using Masks For Coronavirus, Gives Reasons (VIDEO)

In its latest update about coronavirus, the World Health Organisation, has dropped a shocker. WHO revealed that masks do not offer protection against coronavirus, which has killed thousands of people around the world. Warning against the use of masks in order to protect themselves from contracting the virus,the organisation said emphatically that people who are […]

16 Countries Without Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Anadolu Agency has reportedly published a report that shows a handful of countries worldwide who have escaped the deadly virus so far inspite of the declaration of the deadly virus, Coronavirus as pandemics by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Following the emerging of the virus in Wuhan, China last December, the virus has over 788,000 […]

Sultan To Muslim Clerics: Stop Misleading Your Followers On Coronavirus Pandemic

Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has alerted Islamic preachers against misleading their followers over Covid-19 pandemic in the country. This warning was given by the Sultan in a press statement made available to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday through the JNI’s Secretary General, Dr Khalid […]

Coronavirus: 12-year-old girl died on Monday

A 12-year-old girl who had tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) died, announced the FPS Public Health during the daily press briefing on Tuesday. “Yesterday, a 12-year-old girl has died. She had tested positive for the coronavirus. After three days of having a fever, her health suddenly worsened,” said professor Steven Van Gucht. “This […]

Europe sends medical goods to Iran in test of sanctions bypass mechanism

France, Germany and Britain have exported medical goods to Iran in the first transaction conducted under a trade mechanism set up to barter humanitarian goods and food after the US withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal, Germany said on Tuesday. The German Foreign Ministry said the medical goods were now in Iran and added that […]

Police nab telecom mast vandals in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command, on Sunday, said it had arrested two members of a syndicate, who specialised in vandalising telecom masts in the Ifo Local Government Area of the state. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this in a statement. Oyeyemi said the suspects, Monsuru Bankole, 20, and Kehinde Bello, 48, […]

CORONAVIRUS: BRITISH AIRWAYS CLOSES GATWICK AIRPORT BASE INDEFINITELY

British Airways is to close its Gatwick airport base indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis. The airline told staff based at the Sussex airport in a late-night email. A spokesperson said: “Due to the considerable restrictions and challenging market environment, like many other airlines, we will temporarily suspend our flying schedule at Gatwick. “We are […]

COVID-19: UK pledges £75m to evacuate citizens from Nigeria, others

The British Mission in Nigeria says it is receiving expression of interest from its nationals in Nigeria who want to return to the United Kingdom. This is just as the UK Government pledged up to £75 million to bring stranded UK citizens back home giving priority to citizens on short-term visits outside the UK and […]

Four killed during cultists, hoodlums’ clashes in Lagos

No fewer than four persons have allegedly been killed in the ongoing supremacy battle between hoodlums from the Akosile area and the Network Base in Gasikiya, Amusun area of the Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State. Some of the residents, who spoke  on Monday, identified the deceased simply as Mai-Rago, Agbo, Tuwo and […]

BREAKING: Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases hit 135

Four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria. Three were recorded in Osun State and one in Ogun State. “As at 11:15 am 31st March there are 135 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria with two deaths,” said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The pandemic has been recorded in 11 states […]

UK to organise rescue flights for Britons stranded abroad by coronavirus pandemic

The UK government has pledged £75 million (€84 million) to help organise special flights to bring home British travellers stranded abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic. Tens of thousands of Britons have been unable to return to the UK as countries around the world close borders and impose drastic restrictions on movement, and airlines severely curtail […]

Breaking: Nigeria Records 20 New Cases of COVID-19, Total Now 131

Nigeria has recorded 20 New cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 131. Announcing this Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 13 of the cases were from Lagos, four from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, two from Kaduna and one from Oyo State. […]