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Nigeria records 501 new cases of COVID-19 as total hits 15,682

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nigeria recorded 501 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total infections to 15,682. The Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Saturday on its official Twitter handle. The centre also said that it recorded eight deaths. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the centre said that no new state reported a Read More…

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World Athletics publishes COVID19 outbreak prevention guidelines for competition organisers

Reading Time: < 1 minutes World Athletics, the athletics’ global governing body, has  published a set of health and safety guidelines to assist competition organisers. The aim is to minimise the risk of spreading the coronavirus when staging in-stadium outdoor events during the current pandemic. A statement on the body’s website read that the guidelines were drafted by World Athletics’ Read More…

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Lagos to begin home care of COVID19 patients in two weeks

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state home-based treatment for COVID-19 patients will begin in the next two to three weeks. Abayomi made this known on Friday in Lagos while giving the state’s COVID-19 update. He said that the strategies for home/community-based management of COVID-19 patients would be defined and Read More…

COVID19 Religion Top Story

Lagos govt reopens religious centres June 19

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Lagos State Government has announced the reopening of religious centres at 40 per cent capacity, effective June 19. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that congregational worship with 40 per cent capacity would resume for Muslims on Friday, June 19, while Christians would resume on Sunday, June 21. Sanwo-Olu announced this at State House, Marina, during Read More…

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Lagos crosses 5000+ confirmed COVID19 case threshold

Reading Time: < 1 minutes With the announcement of 192 new COVID19 cases, Lagos now has over 5000 confirmed COVID19 cases. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, in its latest figures released, reported that Lagos now has 5135 confirmed COVID19 cases, 4255 of which are active with 55 deaths. Tests are being ramped up with 1300 new Read More…

COVID19 Religion Top Story

COVID19 PTF lifts ban on religious gathering, shortens curfew

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mr Boss Mustapha, the chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID-19, has said that the ban on religious gathering has been lifted based on guidelines and protocols agreed with state governments. Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said this at the PTF on COVID-19 daily briefing on Monday in Read More…

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Lagos court sentences 730 COVID19 lockdown violators to community service

Reading Time: 2 minutes No fewer than 730 persons were sentenced to community service by Lagos State Magistrates’ Court for COVID-19 lockdown offences, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Director of Community Service, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Ms Shakirat Karimu-Ikotun disclosed this to NAN in her office on Monday. She spoke after receiving some Personal Protective Read More…