Posts Tagged ‘covid19’

#COVID19: Over 24,000 Health Workers Infected In South Africa

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon August 5, 2020
The Coronavirus is expected to peak in South Africa by September, as some 24,000 health workers in the country have contracted the coronavirus, 181 of whom have died, since the pandemic hit in March, the health minister announced on Wednesday. South Africa is the hardest-hit country in Africa with at least 521,318 infections diagnosed so […]

#COVID19: Buhari’s Minister, Sadiya Farouq Insists She Never Said Every Nigerian Received Palliative

by Seun Adeuyion August 4, 2020
Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has insisted that she never said every Nigerian received COVID-19 palliative during the lockdown. Speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, Farouq said it is impossible to give palliative to all Nigerians. The Minister […]

#COVID19: Ogun State Government Blasted For Asking Students To Pay N25,000 For Test

by Seun Adeuyion August 3, 2020
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State has berated the Dapo Abiodun-led administration for asking students of private boarding schools to pay N25,000 for COVID-19 and malaria tests. On Sunday, there was a protest in Ogun, when parents were asked to pay N25,000 to get their children tested for COVID-19, at an isolation centre […]

Breaking: Ekiti Governor Recovers From #COVID19

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon August 1, 2020
Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi early Saturday announced a full recovery from the Coronavirus, having tested positive nearly two weeks ago. In a brief statement, the Governor revealed he has been isolated for 11 days, as part of measures to contain the infection. He however said the repeat test carried out deemed him negative, […]

US: Teachers In Iowa Submit Their Obituaries To Governor, As Schools Near Reopening In Spite Of #COVID19

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon August 1, 2020
A group of teachers in Iowa, the United States are reported to have sent their own mock obituaries to their governor in protest, demanding a revisit of plans for reopening schools. The move was started by Jeremy Dumkrieger, an art teacher from Iowa,who wrote his own mock obituary in protest of the State’s reopening plans […]

#COVID19: Vietnam Records First Coronavirus Death

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon July 31, 2020
Vietnam has on Friday recorded its first coronavirus death, even as the pandemic surges in a country that had previously been praised for wiping out the contagion completely. The patient is reported to have been a 70-year-old man who died in the central city of Hoi An nearly three weeks after being admitted to hospital […]