COVID-19: EIGHT FOOTBALLERS TEST POSITIVE IN MEXICO

Eight footballers from top-flight Mexican team Santos Laguna have tested positive for the coronavirus, the club said Wednesday, jeopardising attempts to restart the national league after two months of suspension. A decision on the possible resumption of the Mexican league, the Liga MX, had been expected by the end of the week, and the tests…

COVID-19: ‘GOD WILL HELP US,’ TANZANIA PRESIDENT ‘REJECTS’ LOCKDOWN

At a time when countries have imposed and are easing lockdowns in the fight against COVID-19, Tanzanian president John Magufuli insists there will be no such thing as lockdown in the east African nation.  During an address to a church congregation over the weekend, Magufuli stressed that when the neighbours are done with their lockdowns, they…

OYO GOVERNMENT PARTNER WITH HERBAL PRACTITIONERS TO FIND CORONAVIRUS CURE

Prof Idowu Olayinka says there have been a lot of mistrust over the years as regards traditional herbal medicine. Speaking with newsmen at the end of its second meeting at the University premises, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe, the Executive Assistant to Gov. Seyi Makinde, said that some of the herbal practitioners have samples and mixtures. We…

WE WANT TO TEST 2 MILLION NIGERIANS FOR COVID-19 WITHIN THE NEXT 3 MONTHS – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday said it would target testing two million people in the next three months. The NCDC DG, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who said this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 media briefing in Abuja, also said it cost between $18 and $20 to test a COVID-19 sample. According…

LIBYAN REVOLUTION PREMIER JIBRIL DIES FROM CORONAVIRUS

Mahmoud Jibril, who abandoned Muammar Gaddafi to become Libya’s rebel prime minister during the 2011 revolution, died on Sunday after contracting the novel coronavirus, an aide and his party said. Jibril was interim leader until the country held its first free elections in four decades in 2012, following the toppling of Gaddafi the year before.…

COVID 19: NIGERIA CONFIRMS 8 NEW CASES, TOTAL NOW 232

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 8 new coronavirus cases as at 9:30 pm today. “Eight new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 5 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT and 1 in Kaduna State As at 09:30 pm 5th April there are 232 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in…

CORONAVIRUS: INDIAN ENGINEERS RACE TO BUILD LOW COST VENTILATORS

In an 8,000 sq ft (743 sq m) facility in the western Indian city of Pune, a bunch of young engineers are racing against time to develop a low-cost ventilator that could save thousands of lives if the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms the country’s hospitals. They are being tested on artificial lungs, a prosthetic device that…