Showing posts with label Covid19. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Covid19. Show all posts

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Super Eagles player, Samuel Kalu tests positive for Coronavirus

Super Eagles’ midfielder, Samuel Kalu has become the second Super Eagles star to test positive for the Coronavirus after Genk striker Paul Onuachu did.

It was reported yesterday that Kalu is still stranded in Nigeria due to a travel ban caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic.
However, it had now emerged that the winger had been in quarantine at his home in France after he tested positive for Covid-19, according to AFP.

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama contracts COVID-19

Minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has tested positive for Coronavirus.

The Minister who made the announcement on Sunday July 19, said a fourth test conducted on him after he experienced throat irritation confirmed he had the disease.

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Catholic Priest of Enugu Diocese, Fr. Joachim Cabanyes dies of COVID-19 at an Enugu isolation center.

 Catholic Priest of Enugu Diocese, Fr. Joachim Cabanyes dies of COVID-19 at an Enugu isolation center.

It was reported that the Enugu Priest who died from COVID-19 hailed from Spain and had served in Opus Dei Prelature, Emene, Enugu for over 28 years.

Friday, 17 July 2020

UK won’t pay you hazard allowance - Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie tells doctors seeking to relocate

Minister of health, Ehanire Osagie has told doctors seeking to relocate that to other countries to reconsider their decision as they won't be paid hazard allowance in countries like UK.

Ehanire who insisted that they are working out a better welfare package for doctors in the country, expressed surprise over a recent report of 58 doctors who were prevented from leaving the country for the UK.

Fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore has been knighted by the Queen during a unique private ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore has been knighted by the Queen during a unique private ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Bangladesh arrests hospital owner 'for issuing thousands of fake negative Coronavirus test results' to patients

A Bangladesh hospital owner accused of issuing thousands of fake negative Coronavirus test results to patients at his two clinics has been arrested.

Mohammad Shahed, the owner of Regent hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was arrested on Wednesday, July 15, after a nine-day manhunt over allegations he issued fake certificates to patients saying they were virus-free without even testing them.

Nelson Mandela's daughter, Zindzi tested positive for Coronavirus before she died, her son reveals

Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela tested positive for Coronavirus the day she died.

Her son, Zondwa Mandela confirmed her diagnosis but didn't state if it was what caused her death on Monday, July 13.

Speaking with South Africa’s public broadcaster, SABC, Zondwa said: 'My mother did in fact test positive for Covid-19 on the day of her passing.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

South African Rapper, AKA Rejoices As He Recovers From Coronavirus

South African rapper, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly referred to as AKA has recovered from the deadly COVIS-19. Taking to his verified Instagram page, the rapper announced that he has recovered from the virus.

AKA confirmed his positive coronavirus results in a statement released via his social media a few days ago. According to the statement, he would be sharing his recovery journey with everyone while in self-isolation as he aims to be as transparent as possible about his journey with the virus.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

“Coronavirus is a scam in Nigeria, I don’t care about it” – Actor, Mr Ibu

Veteran Nollywood comic actor, John Okafor aka Mr Ibu, has given his take on the global pandemic that’s currently raging the world. According to the actor, he believes that the epidemic is nothing more than a sham in Nigeria. In a recent chat with The Nation, Mr Ibu says he doesn’t believe that COVID-19 exists in Nigeria nor does he care about its existence.

“Nigeria, we are not supposed to be involved in this COVID-19, I see no reason why we should be involved. Only Nigerians in diaspora will have to partake in this devilish program.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Online church service is unbiblical – Pastor Chris Okotie

Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries in the Oregun area of Lagos State, Reverend Chris Okotie, says online church service, which has become the order of the day due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is unscriptural.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Accelerating And Getting Worse – WHO Warns

WHO, director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and World Health Organisation has warned that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is “accelerating and getting worse” as lockdown measures are being relaxed in several countries in the world. 

Monday, 13 July 2020

Russia's Sechenov University Successfully Completes Trials of World's 1st COVID-19 Vaccine

The clinical trials of the world's first coronavirus vaccine on volunteers at the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University have been successfully completed, Vadim Tarasov, the director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, told Sputnik.

The university began clinical trials of a vaccine produced by Russia's Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology on 18 June.

"Sechenov University has successfully completed tests on volunteers of the world's first vaccine against coronavirus", Tarasov said.

He added that the first group of volunteers would be discharged on Wednesday and the second on 20 July.

According to Alexander Lukashev, the director of the Institute of Medical Parasitology, Tropical, and Vector-Borne Diseases at Sechenov University, the objective of this stage of the study was to show the vaccine's safety on humans, which was successfully done.

"The safety of the vaccine has been confirmed. It corresponds to the safety of those vaccines that are currently on the market", Lukashev told Sputnik.

A further vaccine development plan is already being determined by the developer, including the complexity of the epidemiological situation with the virus and the possibility of scaling up production, Lukashev added.

"Sechenov University in a pandemic situation acted not only as an educational institution but also as a scientific and technological research centre that is able to participate in the creation of such important and complex products as drugs.

We worked with this vaccine, starting with preclinical studies and protocol development, and clinical trials are currently underway", Tarasov noted.


Friday, 10 July 2020

If you say there’s no COVID-19, back it up with facts and stop misleading people — ID Cabasa

Award-winning music producer, olumide idcabasa Ogunade, popularly known as ID Cabasa, has called out influential people for claiming there is no Covid-19. The music producer said people will believe whatever they say either in the right context or otherwise because of their influence.

The music producer also narrated how a lady refused to believe there’s Coronavirus in Nigeria because her pastor said so. She only believed after her brother was diagnosed with it.

He wrote:

“As intelligent and influential people, it will be discretional to be quiet and observe things as regards COVID-19 than building up theories around why? I don’t dispute what you feel or believe BUT if what u feel or belief has no FACTS backing it please be careful how you share these things u are feeling it is..

“You are influential and people will do without thinking whatever u say either in the right context or otherwise… And if there’s a strong conviction about what you feel please be clear so as not to confuse people with what you have not said(Which can be insinuated from what you said)

“Someone said there’s no COVID-19 and all she could quote was a top MOG… and I am like “Did he ever say there is no Covid? Then she started saying everything is a hoax.. quoting theories upon theories…SMH.. 10mins after she called back panting and nearly crying that she just got a call that her younger brother was exposed to the virus…..

“Please let’s be careful people… This stuff is real.. Let’s trust God for a cure/prevention soon while we also do our part to prevent the spread…

“Those who caught d virus already we pray God heal them.”

South African rapper, AKA tests positive for Coronavirus

South African rapper, AKA, has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The rapper, 32, announced his diagnosis in a statement he posted to his official Twitter page on Friday, July 10. He also explained that he decided to make his results public to raise awareness about the pandemic.

“In an attempt to create awareness around the virus and to caution citizens to be more careful in their daily interactions with others, AKA has chosen to make his results public,” read the statement.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu test positive for Coronavirus

Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu, who plays for Genk in Belgium has tested positive for Coronavirus.

According to Belgian news hub, HLN Sport, all players of the club were tested on Tuesday, July 7, in the run-up to the first friendly game ahead of the new season. They all tested negative except Onuachu.

The 26-year-old who made his Super Eagles debut last year had only recently returned to his Belgian club for pre-season after he accompanied Victor Osimhen for his father’s burial in Nigeria.

Onuachu will now miss Genk’s first exhibition game of the season against Eendracht Termien on Thursday, July 9, as he will be quarantined for a week.

Onuachu joined Genk from Danish club FC Midtjylland in August 2019.

Police to begin massive arrest of face mask violators in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has warned residents to ensure proper use of face masks or face arrest.

The command said it has noticed that most residents have either jettisoned the directive or now place the masks beneath their chins as decoration.

Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu, in a chat with The Nation on Tuesday, urged Lagosians to own the battle against further spread of COVID-19 in the state.

According to Odumosu, the police and other law enforcement agencies have the mandate of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to arrest and prosecute violators of COVID-19 prevention protocols, adding that there will be no sacred cows in safeguarding public safety.

Already, Odumosu said the command arrested 3,802 persons between April and June for not wearing face masks, adding that all the suspects were charged to court and sentenced accordingly.

He said: “We have been enforcing the law. We have arrested 3,802 people for not using face masks and 12,900 suspects were held for flouting various COVID-19 guidelines since the commencement of the lockdown in April. They were all charged to court.

“But we are going to be stricter now because we have noticed that some people do not wear at all while others hang it on their chins. That is not the purpose for the directive.

“The face mask must be properly worn to cover the mouth and nose. That is how it will serve its purpose. Our people must know that the policy is for their safety and that of society.

“As soon as you step out of your house into public space, you should have your face mask on, worn properly. It should be that way until you return to your private space. Wearing a face mask is compulsory just as social distancing is compulsory. You cannot do one and leave the other.

“For emphasis, we will arrest those who put the face mask on their chins and also arrest those not wearing it.”

Checks across Amuwo Odofin, Isolo, Egbe Idimu and Oshodi areas of the state showed that most residents were nonchalant about the use of face mask and social distancing.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Most entertainers are broke, COVID-19 has shown who saved for the rainy day – Illbliss

rapper, Illbliss has taken to his twitter page to share his thoughts on how the coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted the Nigerian Music industry. According to the rapper, most entertainers are now broke as they blew their “lean change on jewellery, rented terrace houses, sneakers and drugs.”

His words ; Don’t be fooled kid. Most of these cats are dead broke. They blew their lean change on jewellery, rented terrace houses, sneakers and drugs. Covid is a bastard. Now we know who saved for the rainy day.

Senate asks FG to rename Ibadan airport after former Oyo state gov, Abiola Ajimobi

Senate asks FG to rename Ibadan airport after former Oyo state gov, Abiola Ajimobi

The Senate has asked the Federal Government to rename the Ibadan Airport after the late former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Ajimobi died on June 25, of COVID-19 complications.

At the Senate plenary on Tuesday July 7, Senator Abdulfatahi Buhari moved the motion proposing the renaming of the airport after Ajimobi and it was seconded by Senator Ibikunle Amosun. Senator Buhari had eulogized the late Ajimobi, who was a member of the 5th Senate from 2003 to 2007.

The red chamber thereafter observed a minute silence in honor of Ajimobi.

Monday, 6 July 2020

Covid-19: Food will no longer be served aboard domestic flights — Minister of aviation, Sirika

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said refreshments will no longer be served aboard domestic flights.

The minister gave the reason for the decision is to avoid risk of contamination. Special Assistant to President Buhari on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi disclosed this via a tweet this afternoon. Ogunlesi’s tweet reads ;



Jokes apart. Not kidding. Minister of Aviation announced it today. No Food will be Served.

Ondo governor, Rotimi Akeredolu recovers from COVID-19

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has recovered from COVID-19. He announced this at a press conference on Monday, July 6.

The governor who tested positive for the novel virus on June 30, said another test carried out on him returned negative today.

''I tested positive for the virus and immediately went into isolation with supervised home management. Those days in isolation were defining periods for me.

After some days in isolation, our team of doctors decided to take my sample and I was tested again in accordance with the treatment protocol of COVID19.

The result came earlier today. I tested negative'' he said
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