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South Korea Records Fewer Than 50 COVID 19 Cases

South Korea reported fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases for the first time since its peak at the end of February as daily infections in Asia’s largest outbreak outside China continued to trend downward. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Monday there were 47 new infections as of midnight on Sunday compared with 81 recorded a day earlier, taking the national cumulative tally to 10,284. The death toll rose by three to 186, while another 135 people have recovered from the virus for a total…

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Coronavirus: British PM Boris Johnson Admitted To hospital

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said. He was taken to a London hospital on Sunday evening with “persistent symptoms” – including a temperature. It is said to be a “precautionary step” taken on the advice of his doctor. The prime minister remains in charge of the government, but the foreign secretary is expected to chair a coronavirus meeting on Monday morning. Mr Johnson is expected to stay overnight and is having what have been…

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Lockdown: Lagos To Offset Medical Bills Of Pregnant Women, Emergency, Surgery Patients

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has announced more palliative measures for vulnerable residents who might be affected by the ongoing 14-day lockdown directive of the Federal Government. Speaking after the weekly Security Council Meeting at State House, Marina, Sanwo-Olu disclosed that medical bills incurred by patients admitted into public secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities for the duration of the lockdown will be offset by the Lagos State government. The Governor said the palliative measure will cover the medical expenses of pregnant women and other categories of patients in emergency,…

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NIMASA DG Appoints Kyanet As New Spokesman, Redeploys Osamgbi

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has appointed Mr. Philip Kyanet as the Agency’s spokesman and Head of Public Relations. The appointment is part of the ongoing restructuring of the Agency by the newly appointed Executive Management of NIMASA led by Dr. Bashir Jamoh. Mr. Kyanet replaces Mr. Isichei Osamgbi who has been deployed to the Special Duties (External Relations and Technical Cooperation) Unit in the Office of the Director General. Mr. Kyanet who is a member of several professional bodies including the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations…

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COVID 19: Ogun Takes Delivery Of Ambulance, Medical Supplies From Winners Chapel

The Ogun State has said that it is putting in place adequate measures to protect the lives of its people from the dreaded Coronavirus. The State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun stated this when he received a Toyota ambulance from the leadership of Winners Chapel, Faith Tabernacle, Ota, at his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, noted that the various steps so far taken were to minimise the spread of the virus, while urging the people to cooperate by obeying the stay-at-home…

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Coronavirus: Sanwo-Olu, Wife Test Negative, Says Health Commissioner

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and his wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu have tested negative for the coronavirus. The state’s commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi announced this on his official Twitter account under his #COVID19Lagos Update tweets in the early hours of Friday. Abayomi also revealed that personal aides of the Governor and the First Lady who got tested for the Coronavirus are all negative. The tweet reads: “I am happy to announce that #COVID19Lagos Incident Commander, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu @jidesanwoolu, the first Lady of Lagos @jokesanwoolu and their…

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American Jazz Legend, Ellis Marsalis Jr, 85, Dies Of Covid-19

The American jazz musician Ellis Marsalis Jr has died from complications of Covid-19, his family has announced. The pianist, who was 85, spent the majority of his career in New Orleans and released more than 15 albums. “Ellis Marsalis was a legend. He was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz,” the city’s mayor, LaToya Cantrell, said in a statement. Marsalis Jr taught jazz and the creative arts at a number of schools and universities, largely in New Orleans. He also spent decades mentoring…

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Guild Of Editors Condemns Attack On Newspapers Delivery Personnel

The Nigerian Guild of Editors strongly condemns the harassment on Sunday, of drivers of newspaper distribution vans by overzealous security agents in some states. In a statement signed by the President Mustapha Isah, NGE said: “It should be noted that the media is a strategic partner in national affairs, with the Constitutional mandate of providing information to the populace. “The body of Editors hereby restates that media personnel are rendering essential services and Journalists should be commended for carrying out their Constitutional mandate of sourcing stories and monitoring compliance with government directives…

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COVID-19: UBA Presents N1bn To Lagos, Applauds Govt Effort

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has presented the sum of N1bn to the Lagos State government as part of the bank’s commitment to help curb the effect of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is also in fulfilment of its N5 billion commitment made by the UBA Group Chairman, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, last week. Whilst presenting the cheque to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Government House in Marina, UBA’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, said that as a socially responsible institution, UBA cares for its communities and…

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UBA  Donates N5bn To COVID-19 Relief Support Across Africa

……..Out Of Which N1bn Goes To Lagos  United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) today announced a donation of over N5 bn (USD14 million), through the UBA Foundation, to catalyse a comprehensive pan-African response to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. The donation will provide significant and much needed support to Nigeria and 19 other African countries, by supplying relief materials, critical care facilities, and financial support to Governments. The UBA support programme will be allocated as follows: N1 billion (USD2.8 million) to Lagos State Government in Nigeria N500…

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