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Lagos lockdown: We don’t know how to survive without working for two weeks – Residents

Africa’s largest city Lagos was deserted Tuesday after Nigeria locked down its economic hub and shuttered its capital, in the continent’s latest effort to brake the juggernaut of coronavirus. Businesses were closed, markets abandoned and streets empty as the usually chaotic megacity of 20 million, along with the capital Abuja, shuddered to a halt on
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Sierra Leone records first coronavirus case

Sierra Leone has recorded its first case of the new coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday, making it the latest African country to register an infection. In a televised press conference, President Julius Maada Bio said that a 37-year-old man who arrived in the country from France on March 16 had tested positive. The man
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COVID-19: We isolate new prisoners before they mix with others – NCS

The Nigerian Correctional Service says it isolates new inmates before allowing them to mingle with other inmates. It said a 100-bed capacity isolation centre has been provided as part of preparatory measures against COVID-19. Edo State Controller of Corrections, Joseph Usendiah, disclosed this on Tuesday in Benin, the state capital. Usendiah disclosed that the isolation
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'We don't work, we don't eat': Informal workers face stark choices as Africa's largest megacity shuts down

Many countries in Africa are imposing lockdowns on their citizens as they race to curb the spread of coronavirus. But it has further highlighted the wide gulf between rich and poor, as it becomes apparent that the practicalities of social distancing and lockdowns are a privilege millions of people in Africa simply cannot afford. On Monday night, Nigeria became the latest country on the continent to ...
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Coronavirus: Further palliatives will be developed – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says part of the tasks given to the Economic Sustainability Committee which he chairs, is to develop further palliatives.
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Messi announces Barca players will take 70 per cent pay-cut

Barcelona are one of a number of European clubs taking pay cuts during the pandemic Barcelona players will take a 70 per centpay cut during the coronavirus pandemic and make additional contributions to ensure non-sporting staff receive full wages. Captain Lionel Messi said the move was delayed as the players were “looking for a formula
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Mfonobong Inyang: Let’s ‘Tech’ About Adjusting to Our New Normal

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Davido announces dad's donation of N750M to government to help fight coronavirus, says family is doing fine.

The sum of N750M will be used to help fight the spread and cushion the effect of the virus in the country.
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ASUU joins campaign against Coronavirus, distributes sanitisers

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has joined the campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus by providing some intervention materials.
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Not all hand sanitisers can kill Coronavirus — Pharmacist

A pharmacist, Mr Ayobambo Fajuyitan, on Tuesday cautioned Nigerians against using hand sanitisers with low alcohol content in preventing COVID-19.
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