Coronavirus: President Buhari approves use of Stadia, NYSC orientation camps as Isolation centers

President Buhari has reportedly approved the use of four stadia as well as all NYSC orientation camps in the country, as isolation centres in the fight against coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Youth and Sport, Sunday Dare made this known via social media page this afternoon.   He wrote;   Mr. President has approved for the Ministry of Youth and Sports to open and make available the stadiums in Surulere Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and Kaduna as well as our NYSC camps nationwide for use as isolation centers as they are needed.…

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Billionaire, Femi Otedola to donate N1 Billion to help Nigeria fight Coronavirus

So far, Nigeria has been doing all it can to contain the virus but only 1 life has been claimed from the virus in the country. In more developments to curb the spread of the virus, state governments shut down activities and encouraged residents to self-isolate. In the meanwhile, affluent Nigerians and other top firms have been donating to fund the fight against the virus. Popular Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola just recently announced his intention on social media. The Billionaire generously followed in the footsteps of fellow billionaire, Tony Elumelu…

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Nigerian PhD student allegedly found dead in his hostel room in Malaysia amid Coronavirus lockdown

A Nigerian man from Adamawa state who was undergoing his PhD at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Dr. Chiroma, was reportedly found dead in his hostel room on Friday March 27. Dr. Auwal Mustapha Imam, who also studied in Malaysia, said that the deceased might have died yesterday but his body was discovered on Friday morning. He wrote on facebook ; May Allah forgive him and give the family fortitude to bear the loss. Amin”

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Coronavirus: Lagos state government offers to provide food items at the doorsteps of residents

The Lagos state government has offered to provide food items at the doorsteps of residents who are currently indoors in their effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. This was made known by Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his social media page and he says the idea is to alleviate the sufferings of the people as it plans to give the food items to about 200,000 households containing six members in the first instance.   Among the food items to be distributed to residents are bags of rice, gari, beans, bread, pepper,…

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IGP condemns vandalism by police officers amidst Coronavirus crackdown

Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has reportedly ordered the investigation of the act of vandalism that was carried out by some Police Officers in a vide that’s been making the rounds on the internet. The video has been making the rounds online with many netizens questioning why the security operatives had to take such violent action, destroying valuable properties.   It’s no doubt that the crackdown that occurred in the video was no more than a display of the tough measures introduced by the state government to contain the spread of the…

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Fidelity Bank staff tests positive for coronavirus

In new reports over the Corona Virus Disease 2019, Covid-19 that’s sent a shock wave and panics across the globe, including Nigeria… one of the country’s commercial bank has reported the first case of a staff contracting the virus. A staff of Fidelity Bank PLC, who according to a statement by the corporate body, recently returned from a trip to the United Kingdom has tested positive for the disease.   Although the said staff whose result came out positive for the virus, has not been at any of the bank’s…

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JUST IN: Davido’s fiance, Chioma tests positive for coronavirus

Davido’s Fiance, Chioma Avril Rowland, has tested positive for coronavirus, Davido announced on his social media pages. Hey everyone ! I came back recently from America after cancelling tour. My fiancé Chioma also came back from London recently with our baby. We had no symptoms and still both feel perfectly fine but because of our recent travel history we decided to take ourselves and our all close associates we’ve come in recent contact with for the COVID-19 test on the 25th of March. Unfortunately, my fiancé’s results came back positive…

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Breaking: Six Coronavirus Patients Recover in Lagos, Set To Be Discharged (Video)

Lagos State Government has said six Coronavirus Patients have recovered in Lagos and will be discharged on Friday. This was disclosed by Tunde Ajayi, Special Assistant on Health on his twitter page on Thursday. As at Wednesday, Lagos has 32 cases of coronavirus, with two already discharged. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, had reported on Thursday that Coronavirus cases in Nigeria has reached 51 after five more cases were recorded on Wednesday. Ajayi quoted Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi as saying that “Tomorrow we’re going to discharge six…

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Breaking: Sanwo-Olu shuts markets across Lagos over coronavirus EXCEPT

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has ordered the shut down of markets, apart from those where food and medical items are sold. The governor gave the directive at a press conference on the COVID-19 situation in the state on Tuesday. He said Lagos could not afford a total lock down because of the economic implication but measures needed to be put in place to check the spread of the virus. “I am here again this afternoon to update you on the COVID-19 situation in Lagos state, as well as…

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Atiku’s son tests positive for coronavirus

Sodiq Oyeleke The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has announced that his son tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). He made his known via his verified Twitter handle on Sunday. “My son has tested positive for coronavirus,” he tweeted. According to the former Vice-President of Nigeria, his son has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment. “The @NCDCGov (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control) has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja…

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ACTOR Idris Elba’s wife, Sabrina tests positive for coronavirus

Sabrina has announced that she tested positive for coronavirus, days after her husband and British actor Idris Elba tested positive for same virus.   Speaking to US media mogul Oprah Winfrey, 30-year-old Sabrina insisted she was “not surprised” and never questioned staying with the “Luther” star after his confirmed infection.   She said;   “Actually, I found out this morning, Oprah, that I tested positive. “I’m not surprised. As soon as I heard that Idris was potentially exposed I was on my way anyway and I wanted to be with him. “I think that’s…

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Kwara government directs civil servants to work from home over coronavirus

    The Kwara State Government has directed all civil servants to work from home following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.   In a statement released by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, all civil servants apart from the Ministry of Health and essential workers, are to work from home beginning on Monday, March 23 until further notice.   The Kwara State Governor who ordered the closure of all public and private nurseries, primary, secondary and state-owned Tertiary institutions, also placed a ban on public gatherings of more than 25 people.   Governor Abdulrazaq…

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Tiwa Savage Resorts To Using S*x Toys For Pleasure, Blames It On Coronavirus & “Konji”

The continuous spread of the coronavirus is taking a huge toll on Tiwa Savage as it seems to have affected her sexual activities.  As the number of cases continues to rise, Nigerians have been advised to refrain from gathering in huge numbers and have also been encouraged to engage in social distancing. This has, however, affected a lot of people including the African Bad Girl as she has been left lonely and has even resorted to using sex toys since there is no “cuddle buddy present”. The “Attention” singer took…

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Coronavirus patient in Ghana runs away from quarantine over poor health facilities

A Coronavirus patient in Tema, Ghana is reported to have rejected quarantine from the hospital and rather opted to go home. The patient after being tested was supposed to be isolated by the hospital but Ghana News reported that the hospital does not have the requisite facilities and resources to quarantine the patient so he decided to go home to self-quarantine. Many Ghanaians have raised concerns over the readiness of the Ghana Health Service to battle the disease. Ghana’s confirmed cases of Coronavirus rose to seven (7) yesterday when a…

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Coronavirus: RCCG Pastor Adeboye reacts as governments bans religious gatherings in Nigeria

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has reacted to the ban placed on churches and mosques by the Lagos and Ogun governments on Wednesday. Streetrequest.com reported yesterday that the government of Lagos state placed a ban on all religious gatherings involving over 50 worshippers. The Government took the decision in agreement with religious leaders in the State, following the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 disease. However, RCCG, in a statement on Wednesday night instructed its branches with the average of fifty members or less, to go on with their services.…

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Coronavirus: Lagos announces closure of all schools

  As part of the preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos State Government has announced the closing down of all public and private schools from Monday, March 23, 2020. According to a statement signed by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, the move became necessary to prevent children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic. “It is important for parents to ensure that their children practise ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitisers and observe…

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Coronavirus patient shares details on how she got infected and ‘daily’ symptoms.

A Twitter user, @d_psycho_guru who tested positive to coronavirus, has shared details on how she contracted the virus, as well as her symptoms Taking to her twitter page, she revealed how a cough from someone started the whole illness. I just tested positive to the corona virus. I’m too weak to even feel sorry for myself, but I intend to share my symptoms to allow people quickly identify and self-isolate immediately, to avoid infecting others. 6th March: someone coughed into my face mistakenly, while speaking to me (yes run away…

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Coronavirus: Nigerian man raises alarm over poor state of isolation center his cousin was kept in Osun state; says he has not been fed since yesterday (videos)

A Nigerian man has taken to his twitter page to raise an alarm over the poor state of an isolation center his cousin who travelled in from the United Kingdom for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme was kept in, in Osun State. According to @Chinyereoranugo, his cousin who was deployed to Ekiti State for his NYSC orientation course, was quarantined and sent to Osun State after experiencing incessant cough. Chinyeren further revealed that his cousin who has not been fed since yesterday, has been complaining of dizziness after…

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Game of Thrones Actor (Kristofer Hivju) tests Positive for Coronavirus

Norwegian actor and HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, Kristofer Hivju has revealed that he has tested positive for COVID19 (Coronavirus), on Monday. The actor best known for playing Tormund Giantsbane’s roles in the HBO epic has taken to his Instagram page to share the news adding he was self-isolated at home in Norway. Sharing a selfie, he wrote: “Greetings from Norway! Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus. My family and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. READ MORE: Another Coronavirus Case recorded in…

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Breaking:Another Coronavirus Case recorded in Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said another case of the deadly Coronavirus has been recorded in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Abayomi said the case is a 30 year old Nigerian woman, member of Non- Government Organization community, who travelled from UK to Lagos on 13th of March 2020. This development comes days after the state government confirmed that the second case was now free of the virus. With this development, the state now has two cases of confirmed Coronavirus including the index case.

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Young Thug directs his followers to the Bible for solution to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic has medics at their wits end as they try to battle the deadly virus. However, Young Thug believes the solution is in the Bible.   The American rapper took to Instagram to share a part of the Bible highlighted with a marker.   The highlighted part is Chronicles 7: 13-14. It reads: “Whenever I hold back the rain or send locusts to eat up the crops or send an epidemic on my people, if they pray to me and repent and turn away from the evil they…

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Prisoners escape Brazilian jail ‘and hold guards hostage’ in revolt over coronavirus crackdown (video)

Many Brazilian prisoners escaped from prison in Sao Paulo yesterday after staging a revolt over a coronavirus crackdown.   The revolt ensued after the government cancelled temporary exit from prison of about 34,000 inmates of a semi-open regime, due to fears they could get infected outside and bring the virus back to the penitentiary.   It was gathered that inmates escaped in Tremembé and Mirandópolis and a rebellion was reported at a prison in Porto Feliz. 400 inmates got out of the Centro de Progressão Penitenciária (CPP) Dr Rubens Aleixo Sendin, in Mongaguá,…

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7 Catholic priests reportedly die of Coronavirus in Italy

The deaths of at least 7 Catholic priests have been reported in Italy as a result of the Coronavirus.   Monsignor Vincenzo Rini (pictured above), a priest of the Diocese of Cremona, close to Milan, died on Saturday, March 14, after being infected with Coronavirus.   Msgr. Rini ran Cremona’s diocesan newspaper for 30 years, and was at one time the president of the Italian bishops’ news agency. He was also a novelist, and a noted literary expert, who served as the Church’s liaison to the Cristina di Savoia Cultural…

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Philippines Senator, Juan Miguel Zubiri tests positive for coronavirus

Philippines’ Senate Majority Leader, Juan Miguel Zubiri has tested positive for coronavirus as confirmed in a tweet he shared.   Zubiri who is Philippines’ first national official to contract the virus, had opted for a voluntary isolation after a resource person who attended a hearing in the Senate on March 5 tested positive for COVID-19.   However according to Health Secretary Francisco Duque, the senate majority is asymptomatic, meaning he is yet to show any symptoms of the disease like dry cough, fever and shortness of breath.   In a message to his supporters, he wrote;  …

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Pioneer of Spain’s Catalonia, Quim Torra tests positive for coronavirus

Quim Torra, the territorial chief of Spain’s Catalonia tried positive for the coronavirus and will be going into self-segregation in an administration building. The representative for the Catalan Executive, Meritxell Bud, annouced the pitiful news at a Monday question and answer session that Torra tried positive for coronavirus after he encountered hack and fever. Mr. Bud additionally uncovered that the Catalan president will keep on working in disconnection from the authority presidential habitation, Casa dels Canonges. The news comes a day after the VP of the Catalan government, Pere Aragons,…

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Coronavirus: Three Chinese Nationals Quarantined In Plateau .

  Three Chinese have been quarantined in  Wase local government area of #PlateauState over concerns that they may have contracted coronavirus. . . Nimkong Ndam, the state commissioner of health, who confirmed the development, said the men arrived the state from Ethiopia on Friday. . . Ndam said they were in the state for mining activities. Dan Manjang, Plateau commissioner for information, who also confirmed the news, said the Chinese arrived Abuja on Friday and headed for Jos, the state capital, on the same day. . . Manjang said the trio have been…

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Coronavirus: 28 people have been quarantined in Ogun State

28 persons have been identified and quarantined in connection with the victim of the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) earlier confirmed by the Federal Government on Friday. Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun disclosed this on Friday. The victim, an Italian who is also a consultant to a cement company, reportedly visited the factory in Ewekoro, Ogun State, on Tuesday.     The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, who addressed journalists earlier on Friday, said the victim had arrived from Lagos on Tuesday, but developed fever and was treated at…

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Footballer Akpan Udoh contracts coronavirus in Italy

  Italian-Nigerian football player, King Paul Akpan Udoh, has become the first footballer to be infected with coronavirus. . . The Pianese strikers was diagnosed of the disease on February 27, and has been quarantined in Italy which is the European country with the highest number of reported cases. . . Italian journalists say the former Juventus player probably got infected during a trip to Tuscany to visit his parents.

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Breaking News: FIRST CASE OF CORONAVIRUS CONFIRMED IN LAGOS

  The Ministry of Health in Lagos State has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 and reported it to the Federal Ministry of Health. The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the outbreak in China in January 2020 The case is an Italian citizen who entered Nigeria on the 25th of Feburary from Milan, Italy for a brief business visit. He fell ill on the 26th February and was transfered to Lagos State Biosecurity Facilities for…

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Countries where novel coronavirus cases have been confirmed worldwide

The Novel Coronavirus has become one of the deadliest world epidemics of the 21st century. The epidemic which has been named COVID-2019 has claimed the lives of thousands of people. Aside from that, the virus is fast spreading across the globe with at least a reported case on each continent.     In this article, TheNewsGh.Com brings you a comprehensive list of countries where the Coronmavirus epidemic has been confirmed or sighted. Countries                           Reported Cases Australia     …

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I strongly believe coronavirus is caused by corruption – EFCC boss Magu says

Ibrahim Magu has said he strongly believes corruption is the cause of the deadly coronavirus.   The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said this at the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, on Tuesday, February 18.   While speaking about the side effects of corruption, Magu said the social vice is worse than any known disease, and he is convinced it is the cause of coronavirus.   He said: “The EFCC is not…

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