COVID-19: Presidential Task Force Release Lockdown Protocol

*Mr. Boss Mustapha, Chairman COVID-19 Presidential Task Force at the daily briefing As a follow-up to the sit-at-home order, which at the first instance affects Lagos State, Ogun State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Containment of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, has announced the implementation guideline that should regulate citizen behaviour during the lockdown. The guideline contained the protocol for the enforcement of the lockdown policy. Coordinator of the PTF, Dr. Aliyu Sani, read out the guide and protocol handbook at the…

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COVID-19: Rwandan Government Extends Lockdown By Another Two Weeks

*President Paul Kagame (2nd right) in an elbow-bump with a Rwandan before the lock-down order by his Cabinet As a way of ensuring that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic does not have the same deadly effect it has in other countries in Rwanda, President Paul Kagame has extended a national lockdown for another two weeks. So far 82 people have been infected in Rwanda, according to a government statement issued on Wednesday April 1, 2020. Recall that Rwanda was among the first nations in Africa to impose a lockdown, banning all…

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COVID-19 Death Toll Now Over 5000 And Counting In The US

From one end of the world to the other at this time, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is humbling both the rich and the poor countries, which has also made it difficult for countries to rally round the other for help. But aside China, where the virus started, Spain, Italy and the United State of America are the next worst hit at least for now. The figures of affected individuals are gradually rising in most countries of the world including African countries. Sadly though, the number of people who have lost…

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NCDC Says Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria Now 151, Two Deaths

*Data from NCDC website updated on April 1, 2020 By Andrew Onyejuruuwa Even with the lockdown of movement in Lagos State, Ogun State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari, following the spreading of the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19), Nigeria has recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19. This sad development brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 151 Announcing this on Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said nine of the cases were from Osun, two from Edo and…

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President Trump Predicts The Worst From COVID-19, Expects 100,000 & 240,000 Deaths

Story by Berkeley Lovelace Jr. & Dan Mangan The President of the United States of America (USA), Mr. Donald Trump may have prepared Americans for a coming surge in Coronavirus cases, calling COVID-19 a plague. Addressing the country in a broadcast yesterday, Trump agreed that the US is facing a “very, very painful two weeks.” “This could be a hell of a bad two weeks. This is going to be a very bad two, and maybe three weeks. This is going to be three weeks like we’ve never seen before,”…

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COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria Now 135, As Virus Claims 35,000 People Worldwide

*Medical professionals battling to safe lives at the Lagos COVID-19 treatment centre As the rampaging Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to devastate the whole world including Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, health authorities have said that four more new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country. As at today, the virus has claimed 35,000 lives worldwide. To minimize the effect in Nigeria, the government at 11:00p.m. on Monday March 30, 2020, ordered a total lockdown of Lagos, Ogun State and Abuja. According to the statistics, three were recorded in Osun…

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Military Will Enforce Lock-down Order Of President – Major Gen. John Enenche

*Major Gen. John Enenche, making a point at a briefing Military High Command in Nigeria has said it would enforce the lockdown of Lagos, and Ogun States; and the nation’s capital, Abuja as part of measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. President Muhammadu Buhari’s in his nationwide broadcast on March 29 gave a directive that Lagos, which is Nigeria’s epicenter for the dreaded disease that is also ravaging the entire world should be on lockdown for 14 days. The lockdown also affects Ogun State and Abuja.…

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COVID-19: No Record Of Coronavirus In Wuhan

The Chinese authorities on Monday reported a drop in new coronavirus infections in Wuhan for a fourth day as drastic curbs on international travellers reined in the number of imported cases. Meanwhile, policymakers turned their efforts to healing the world’s second-largest economy. The city of Wuhan, at the epicentre of the outbreak, reported no new cases for a sixth day, as businesses reopened and residents set about reclaiming a more normal life after lockdown for almost two months. “The Wuhan International Plaza is very representative of the city. So its…

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President Buhari Finally Addresses Nigerians, Directs Total Lock-down Of Abuja, Lagos, Ogun

By Our Editors In our earlier story, we reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has finally accepted to address the nation following widespread criticism of his silence since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit the entire world. Today ay exactly 7:00p.m., the president delivered a very impressive message in one of his most articulate messages to Nigerians ever since he became president of the federal republic of Nigeria in 2015. www.newsbitsng.com hereby present you the full text of President Muhammed Buhari nationwide broadcast to Nigeria on March 29, 2020. ADDRESS BY H.E.…

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Minister In German Worried By COVID-19 Commits Suicide

*File picture of late Minister, Mr. Thomas Schaefer Sad news from Germany has it that the Finance Minister of Germany’s Hesse State, Mr. Thomas Schaefer has committed suicide after becoming ‘deeply worried’ over how to cope with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Premier, Volker Bouffier made his death known to the public on Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday and was believed to have died of suicide, according to the Wiesbaden prosecution’s office. “We are in shock, we are in disbelief…

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