COVID-19: 85 LGAs have no positive cases yet ― FG

PTF on COVID-19 Chairman, Boss Mustapha. Says, all 774 LGAs likely to be affected soon Closely monitoring Education, Transportation sectors By Omeiza Ajayi The Federal Government has declared that only 85 local government areas spread across 20 states have not recorded a positive case of COVID-19, lamenting that the nation is at a very dangerous stage…

COVID-19: Pakistan ignores medics, lifts restrictions

Pakistan on Monday lifted restrictions imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus, despite concerns from medics that infections may increase again in the country. “Pakistan Medical Association is surprised over the decision to open all sectors at the same time,” said Qasier Sajjad, secretary-general for the association of doctors. The decision to end all restrictions…

South Africa coronavirus deaths top 10,000 ― Government

More than 10,000 people have died from coronavirus in South Africa since the pandemic arrived in the country in March, the health ministry said Saturday. The continent’s most industrialised economy, South Africa has registered 553,188 coronavirus infections, more than half of the continental caseload, and the fifth-biggest number of COVID-19 cases in the world. Minister…

US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids, and Black children were hospitalized at…

Africa surpasses a million coronavirus cases

Coronavirus has now infected more than a million people in Africa, but hopes that the pandemic may be peaking in some countries are also leavened by fear of a second wave. Nations across the Africa continent have recorded 1,000,054 coronavirus infections and at least 21,724 deaths, accounting for around five per cent of global cases,…

BREAKING: FG extends ease of lockdown by four weeks

PTF on COVID-19 Chairman, Boss Mustapha. The Federal Government has extended the ease of COVID-19 lockdown by another four weeks. The Presidential Task Force made this known in its daily updates of development around COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday. Vanguard The post BREAKING: FG extends ease of lockdown by four weeks appeared first on Vanguard News…

FG to release new COVID-19 directives on movement, labour, communities tomorrow

PTF on COVID-19 Chairman, Boss Mustapha. By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA— CHAIRMAN, Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, on Wednesday, said new regulations, based on the task force’s recommendations, will be released tomorrow, Thursday, as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari gives his approval. Mustapha stated…

COVID-19 test now free, as Ogun makes U-turn

Governor Dapo Abiodun By James Ogunnaike ABEOKUTA — Ogun State government has made a U-turn, making COVID-19 tests free for all returning SS3 boarding students. Governor Dapo Abiodun, on Monday, ordered the stepping down of the COVID-19 test as a mandatory requirement for returning students in the exit classes, and equally directed that the government…

COVID-19: South Africa hits 500,000 confirmed cases, still not at peak

South Africa on Saturday surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa’s 54 countries. South Africa Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize announced 10,107 new COVID-19 cases Saturday night, bringing the country’s cumulative total to 503,290, including 8,153 deaths. South Africa, with a population of about 58 million, has…