Saturday, May 9, 2020

Nigeria records 239 new cases of Covid, total now 4151

Nigeria has recorded 239 new cases of the Coronavirus across various states of the country.

Announcing via its official Twitter handle this night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated that 97 new cases were recorded in Lagos, 44 in Bauchi, 29 in Kano, 19 in Katsina and 7 in the Federal Capital Territory.

Remaining cases are spread across various states below:

6-Kwara 5-Oyo 3-Kaduna 3-Sokoto 2-Adamawa 2-Kebbi 2-Plateau 2-Ogun 1-Ekiti

As at now, 4151 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria with 745 patients discharged and 128  deaths recorded

30-year old man commits suicide in Nasarawa school

The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the death of a man, identified as James Samuel, who allegedly hanged himself in his former school.

Samuel, 30, hanged himself in a classroom at Government Secondary School, Gurku in the Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ramhan Nansel, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Karu, near Lafia on Saturday.

Nansel said the man was confirmed dead by a doctor at the Mararaba Medical Centre in in Karu.

Hundreds of protesters take to the streets in Indianapolis after police killed two men and a pregnant woman in just hours

Protesters crowded the streets of Indianapolis this week after officers shot and killed two men and fatally struck a pregnant pedestrian in three separate incidents just hours apart.

Officials said both men exchanged gunfire with officers, adding that the second shooting early Thursday morning could have been an ambush on police.

Police did not have body camera or dash camera footage of either shooting. Both of the men were black, as were most of the protesters.

The pregnant woman, who was white, was walking along an expressway ramp when an officer driving to work struck her with his vehicle.

Indian pharmacist dies after drinking Bottched Coronavirus treatment

An Indian pharmacist died and his boss was left hospitalised after the pair drank a chemical concoction they had developed in an effort to treat coronavirus, police said Saturday.

The men worked for a herbal medicine company and were testing their treatment — a mix of nitric oxide and sodium nitrate — at a home in southern Chennai city.

K Sivanesan, 47, died on the spot, said local police chief Ashok Kumar.

His colleague Rajkumar was recovering from the poisoning.

Six dead in Afghanistan after food donation turns violent

Two policemen and four other people were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday after a deadly clash at a public food donation in central Ghor province, officials said.

Hundreds of people had gathered outside the governor’s office in the provincial capital Firozkoh, where a Qatari group was distributing aid.

It was not immediately clear why the gathering turned violent, but officials blamed armed men in the crowd.

“The protesters opened fire on the police,” the provincial governor’s spokesman Aref Haber said.

Sanwo-olu ''threatens'' total lockdown in Lagos state

The Lagos State Government says it will not hesitate to re-impose total lockdown in the state if residents continue to violate guidelines on the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Saturday while giving an update on the management of Covid-19 and review of the lockdown in the state.

On May 4, Lagos State commenced a gradual easing of the lockdown imposed on the state as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lagos, the economic hub of Nigeria is the city most affected by the coronavirus in the country.

Indian security forces clash with angry residents over pandemic lockdown

Indian security forces clashed with angry residents who flouted a pandemic lockdown in the city of Ahmedabad on Friday as the country saw a surge in coronavirus deaths and cases that is predicted to worsen.

While authorities have insisted that the crisis is under control in the country of 1.3 billion people, experts have warned of an increasing toll despite a six-week-old nationwide lockdown.

The stay-at-home orders are being eased in many areas of India, but have been toughened in Ahmedabad and other cities in the western state of Gujarat, which has become one of the country’s worst pandemic hotspots.

Obama calls Trump’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic a ‘chaotic Disaster’

Former President Barack Obama has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, calling it an “absolute chaotic disaster.”

In a leaked web call Friday night with former members of his administration, Obama also said the Justice Department’s decision to drop charges against Michael Flynn, the former Trump national security adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in the Russia probe, endangers the rule of law in the US.

In the audio, first obtained by Yahoo News, Obama urges former staffers to join him in rallying behind Joe Biden as he prepares to take on Trump in the November presidential election.

The United States by far leads the world in the number of coronavirus infections, at nearly 1.3 million, and deaths, with more than 77,000.

Cops apprehend most wanted murder suspect after eight months on the run

One of New York's most wanted fugitives was charged with double murder yesterday, police have revealed.

Harry Behlin, 46, was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, on April 17, after allegedly shooting Kevin Dillard, 21, in the neck, and Arnelle Branch, 17, in the chest.

The murder suspect has been accused of shooting the victims behind Parkside Houses in the Bronx, New York, after an argument on August 11.

Both victims were rushed to Jacobi Hospital, where they were both pronounced dead.

Police arrest 28-year old man for r.a.p.i.n.g 36-year old lady TWICE with a fake gun

Anambra State Police Command, has arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly, r.a.p.i.n.g a 36 year old woman twice with ‘improvised’ gun.

The incident took place on Friday at Okpuno, Awka South local government area, close to Nnamdi Azikiwe University Unizik temporary site.

The suspect, one Emeka Okeke was said to have returned from Awka Correctional center recently for alleged manslaughter.

The State Police Public Relation’s Officer, Mohammed Haruna, confirmed this today to reporters in Awka

Police intercept lorry of 200 Almajiris in Kwara

The Kwara state police command Saturday intercepted a lorry loaded with about 200 suspected Almajiris around Kanbi/Oloru/Bode-Sadu axis of Moro local government area of the state.

The lorry, with registration No. Kaduna MKA 54 XL, driven by one Shehu Hashim of Manigi in Niger state, was said to be conveying the ‘passengers’ from Funtua in Katsina State.

Spokespeeson of the state police command Ajayi Okasanmi said that: “On the instruction of the Commissioner of Police Kayode Egbetokun, the lorry and the 200 Almajiri youths were escorted by fully armed policemen to the border of Niger and Kwara states from where they will return to Katsina state they claimed they came from.

Ondo orders mass burial for unclaimed corpses

The Ondo State Government has given an order to decongest the mortuaries at the public hospitals across the state.

It also ordered that mass burial should be conducted for all unclaimed corpses at the state health facilities.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, who disclosed this on Saturday, in Akure, the state capital, said morgues in government hospitals were already congested and if urgent measures were not taken, it would constitute a public health hazard to residents of the state

According to the commissioner, the government, by taking the action, was not insensitive to the culture, traditions, and feelings of the people.

Villagers kill three suspected bandits, arrest two in Zamfara

Three suspected bandits have been killed and two others arrested and handed over to soldiers in Karakkai village of Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State by villagers.

The source, Malam Faruku Aliyu, informed The Punch that there was a heavy fight between the bandits and the villagers Friday night, where the villagers succeeded in killing three of the bandits and arresting two.

According to Faruku, the bandits were in the village to rustle cows but were overpowered by the villagers who came out in large numbers and confronted them.

Ivanka Trump's personal assistant tests positive for covid-19

Ivanka Trump's personal assistant has tested positive for coronavirus, CNN reports citing a source familiar with the matter.

The assistant is asymptomatic, has been working remotely for the past two months and was tested out of caution, the source told CNN.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump both tested negative for the coronavirus on Friday, CNN said.
Earlier on Friday, Vice-Presidential Press Secretary Katie Miller, who is also the wife of White House Immigration Advisor Stephen Miller, tested positive for Covid-19.

Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are tested daily for the virus.

Man who sneaked into Osun state from Kano tests positive

Osun State Government has confirmed that a male Kano State returnee has tested positive for coronavirus in the state, bringing the total active cases to three.

A statement by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu on Saturday stated that the man was isolated after sneaking into the state through Iwo.

It added that the patient’s neighbours alerted the state COVID-19 taskforce of his arrival.

“The COVID-19 confirmation test for one suspected case came back positive on Friday out of the 14 samples we sent for testing at the NCDC accredited Testing Centre; the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Ede during the week. The case sneaked into the State from Kano State and the neighbours immediately alerted our COVID-19 team.

COVID-19: Ogun triples doctors hazard allowances, offers them life insurance

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has decorated that his administration has put in place life insurance policy for the State health workers, just has their hazard allowance has been reviewed from 200 to 300 per cent.

The Governor who disclosed this when he met with representatives of health workers in the State at his Office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said the life policy would have taken off immediately but would wait to go along with the federal government, which is also putting in place similar programme.

“I want to inform you that we have put in place life policy for our health workers. We would have started immediately, but we will wait to go along with the federal government which is also planning similar programme”, he said.

The Governor who noted that his administration was determined to provide adequate health care services to the people, also informed that health worker would be appropriately accommodated in the new minimum wage.

Google and Facebook to extend work from home plan till 2021

Google and Facebook have announced plans to reopen their offices soon but are allowing more home working flexibility. Google originally said it would keep its work from home policy until 1 June but is extending it for seven more months.

Facebook said it would reopen its offices on 6 July as coronavirus lockdowns are gradually lifted. Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said that employees who need to return to the office will start being able to do so from July with enhanced safety measures in place according to a report by BBC.

But the majority of employees who can carry out their jobs from home will be able to do so until the end of the year, Pichai added.

The announcement coincides with Facebook’s as more companies start rolling out their back-to-work strategies.

Man killed by Airplane after security breach in Airport

A man was struck and killed by a Southwest Airlines plane as it was landing on the runway of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport late Thursday, according to airport officials.

The man who died was not an employee at the airport and hopped the perimeter fence to gain access to the runway according to a report by ABC News.

Austin airport spokesperson Bryce Dubee said:

We are treating it as a security breach. This is the first time we’ve had a runway incursion like this. We have had the occasional security breach, but no one has ever gotten onto an active runway at the airport.

Many who test positive for covid-19 in Lagos on the run- Lagos Health Commissioner

The Lagos State Government has expressed concern over the increasing number of runaway patients who tested positive for Covid-19 in the state, describing it as “disturbing.”

Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, made the remark on Friday, during a media briefing on the update of Covid-19 situation in the state, held in Alausa, Ikeja.

Responding to questions on discrepancy over bed capacity and the number of cases, Abayomi said:

“Speaking on the discrepancy in the number of active cases and the amount of occupancy of our isolation facilities, two factors are responsible.

Blogger accuses New York police of discrimination in social distancing enforcement between blacks and whites

NYPD officers have been accused of discrimination, after heavily enforcing social distancing rules in parks in the New York's poorer Bronx area, while crowds gathered unchallenged in the wealthier Manhattan borough.

Officers were seen enforcing coronavirus restrictions during this weekend's warmer weather but appeared to take a less aggressive approach in Manhattan.

Blogger Ed García Conde couldn't help notice the difference after posting an image of cops in a van patrolling St. Mary's Park in the South Bronx on Saturday, making sure people were social distancing as required.

Ranger at South African park narrowly escapes as hungry lions surround his tent

A safari ranger had a lucky escape when the tent he was camping in was surrounded by a pride of hungry lions - who decided they fancied his boots for breakfast.

Norman Chauke, 28, from Makuleke Limpopo, South Africa, works as a tracking instructor at an eco-training reserve - and was left stunned when the lions decided they wanted to chew on the boots he'd left outside the tent.

He managed to capture the demise of his footwear on camera.

He said: 'I was on duty at the camp when about four lions came right in front of the tent I was using. I couldn't believe it when one lioness ran off with my shoe. I never got the shoe back meaning it must have been a great toy to have.

See pictures of luxury submarine designed to take tourists deep into the ocean

An incredible submarine is all set to give tourists a sea view like no other.

The Triton Deepview 24 can take 24 passengers to depths of up to 100m (328ft) and afford them magnificent views thanks to vast panoramic windows – and all from the comfort of a 15.4m (50.5ft) long air-conditioned interior big enough to stand up in.

Anyone feeling nervous about stepping on board should note the company that has built it – Triton Submarines. It knows a thing or two about underwater vessels, having manufactured the Limiting Factor submersible that last year made a record-breaking dive to the deepest point in the planet’s oceans, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench – 10,927m (35,853ft) beneath the surface.

Horror in Nasarawa as woman poisons husband, chops off his p.e.n.i.s for denying her s.e.x but giving it to her best friend

An eight-year-old marriage has ended on a tragic note in Zumbagwe, a remote community in Karu Local Government Area, Nasarawa State. 33 year-old Janet Ekpe poisoned her husband for allegedly dating her best friend and watched him die slowly and painfully.

Besides allegedly dating her best friend, Janet also accused her husband, Sunday Ekpe, of starving her of s.e.x while satisfying her friend with same.

Janet recalled that she had got used to having marathon s.e.x with Ekpe since they got married only for him to slow down after her second child and later withdrew completely.

Florence Pugh hits back at critics who pick on the age gap between her and her 45-year old comedian boyfriend

The actress, 24, and the comedian, 45, have been dating for a year, with fans feeling the need to remark on their 21-year age gap.

Speaking to The June issue of ELLE UK, the Black Widow starlet slammed her haters.

‘I have the right to hang out and be with and go out with anyone I want to,' she asserted. 'I’ve always found this part of what people do really bizarre.

'I’m an actor because I like acting and I don’t mind people watching my stuff, but people have no right to educate me on my private life.

Italy to grant 600,000 migrants the right to stay in the country because they provide essential services

Italy will give 600,000 illegal migrants the right to stay in the country after the government said they proved essential by caring for the elderly and picking crops during the coronavirus crisis.

Unregistered migrants have worked in fields across the country to protect food supplies, all whilst risking being arrested if caught by police.

'The food on our table comes from these fields. Now we must hand over those rights which have been denied to those who work in them,' Peppe Provenzano, minister for the south of Italy, said.

The permits - which won't give migrants the right to vote - will be valid for six months and will be renewable. They were proposed by the agricultural minister Teresa Bellanova.

Young female stalker sends severed pig's head to her victim, bombards him with takeaway meals at home and his office

An alleged stalker sent a man a severed pig's head and bombarded him with takeaways, a court heard.

Tia Mariah McBean, 22 was asked to leave Oralton Robinson, 35 and his girlfriend alone but continued in her harassment campaign, Bromley Magistrates' Court heard.

PC Jane Cullen, on behalf of the Met Police, applied for a stalking protection order against McBean but a judge adjourned and put off making a decision until next month.

The application states McBean 'has carried out acts associated with stalking namely trying to make contact with Oralton Robinson via phone calls and sending takeaways to his place of work and home address.

Woman killed by alligator while doing homeowner's nails

A woman was dragged underwater and drowned by an alligator after she waded into a pond to touch it. Cynthia Covert was said to be calm as the animal gripped on to her body.

According to The Mirror, She told those trying to pull her out “I guess I won’t be doing this again”, seconds before the alligator started to begin a death roll.

The animal pulled her under the waist-deep water on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, US.

About 10 to 15 minutes later her dead body floated to the surface, but as emergency crews who had since arrived went to her aid, they realised the alligator still had hold of her leg.

Mike Tyson snubs Joshua, names top five boxers

Mike Tyson named Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in his top five favourite current boxers but didn’t include two-time heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.

Fury, who recently claimed the WBC heavyweight title in a rematch with Wilder, has always earned the respect from Tyson since his comeback in 2018 and the former American heavyweight said he ‘respects’ the Gypsy King. However, he did not mention Fury’s next potential opponent and rival heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua when listing his favourite current fighters.

“I respect Tyson Fury, I respect Deontay Wilder, I respect all of those guys,’ Tyson explained on his own podcast, Hotboxin’.

“Andy Ruiz also, this guy named (Vasyl) Lomachenko – he’s a f****** animal, man. He’s a master, it’s like he’s dancing.

The Delta police station with no single firearm to battle crime

For one year, seven months running, the Divisional Police Station, Aboh, which is supposed to provide security for coastal communities in Ndokwa East Local Government Area, Delta State, has no arms and ammunition in its armory for police officers deployed to the division to fight crime, Vanguard exclusively reports.

The Burutu Police Division in Burutu Local Government Area also has scanty arms, about three AK-47 rifles, a pistol and 22 policemen to serve over 74 riverine communities.

Suspected militants and sea pirates allegedly plundered Aboh Police Station in September 2018, killing two police officers and carting away five AK-47 rifles and other vigilante firearms at the police station, but since then, the state Commissioner of Police has not deemed it expedient to replace the pilfered weapons.

Police officer who killed my final year son still walks freely, retired police officer cries out

A retired police officer, Andy Samuel Ugwu, whose 27-year-old son, Augustine Ugwu, was allegedly shot by police at Nsukka, Enugu State has said that the chief suspect who masterminded the killing of his son was still moving freely.

The distraught father of four also said that he was yet to see the remains of his son two weeks after he was allegedly murdered by the police in Nsukka Division.

He further alleged that the suspect had not been detained because he was under the cover of police authorities at the headquarters in Enugu.

Forfeited N100m recovered from notorious kidnapper’s wife disappears from bank

Shocking revelations emerged, over the week, that the sum of N100 million found in the bank account of the wife of late billionaire kidnapper, Collins Ezenwa, popularly known as E-money, which was suspected to be proceed of crime and was ordered to be seized and forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria, by the Federal High Court, Owerri, Imo state has disappeared.

The account which has a net balance of N105million at the time it was confiscated and a lien placed on it currently has a balance of N6,800 in it.

At present it was learned that detectives at the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, were working to unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the huge sum from the bank and arrest the culprits.

Friday, May 8, 2020

President Buhari loses nephew, Mutari Dauda Daura

Death has dealt another blow to President Muhammadu Buhari as it snatched Alhaji Mutari Dauda Daura, his nephew.

The deceased was the younger brother of 81 year-old Malam Mamman Daura, the President’s uncle.

The cause of death was not stated.

And it came less than a month after Buhari lost his Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari.

Devil pushed me to defile four children – Randy pastor

A 48-year-old randy pastor, Otobong Emerson, who allegedly abused four children, aged between six and 11, has blamed the act on the devil.

The suspect was to said to have repeatedly had carnal knowledge of the kids between December 2019 and February 2020.

He was said to have confessed his illicit act to the General Overseer of his church, who later handed him over to the police for investigation and prosecution.

He said: “it is the work of the devil, he pushed me because I just find myself sleeping with the girls.

Drama as Kano covid-19 patients hold doctors, nurse hostage

There was drama in Kano state on Thursday as some COVID-19 patients had held health workers hostage at the Kwanar Dawaki Isolation Centre in the state.

Aminu Mohammed, former chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Kano branch, disclosed this when he featured on a radio programme on Friday.

He said the aggrieved patients held the health workers – two medical doctors and one nurse hostage while they were going round the wards for routine checks.

He said the patients locked them up in a room for hours.

President Buhari thanks COVID-19 donors, wants more money

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended public-spirited Nigerians and organisations for their financial and material support for the efforts to contain COVID-19.

But he has called for more donations.

Buhari acknowledged the provision of isolation, treatment and laboratory centres/facilities by individuals and companies such as Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, Guaranty Trust Bank and Thisday Newspapers among others in several states and Federal Capital Territory.

However, he called on other privileged Nigerians and bodies to emulate these laudable gestures.

FRSC confirms 2 dead, 3 injured in Ogbomoso-Ilorin accident

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Oyo State Command, has confirmed two persons dead while three others sustained injuries in a road accident.

Confirming the accident, the Oyo State FRSC Sector Commander, Mrs. Chukwurah Uche, said two male adult died on spot at the old Ogbomoso-Ilorin on Friday.

Uche said that a Mitsubishi Pickup, which was conveying nine passengers, had a brake failure, lost control and rammed into two stationary motorcycles and a car.

She explained; “Two persons on the stationary motorcycles lost their lives on the spot while three other persons sustained injuries, which included the motor boy of the pickup vehicle.

Messi, teammates return to training as La Liga eyes restart

Barcelona returned to training on Friday after the La Liga champions allowed their stars to enter their facility to prepare for a potential restart to football in Spain.

Lionel Messi and company took the fields at Joan Gamper training centre for individual sessions, for which the players arrived alone in kit and took to the three pitches without passing through the changing rooms.

As well as doing their routines, they were also subjected to tests to see what effect two months of coronavirus quarantine has had on their bodies.

“Finally we are getting back to normal. We hope to carry on and that soon we can get back to enjoying what we like to do most,” Arturo Vidal told sports daily Marca.

Governor Abiodun locks down Ogun for another one week

Ogun Government said it is constrained to extend the existing lockdown in the state by one week.

Governor Dapo Abiodun, who made this known while addressing journalists in Abeokuta, said it had become imperative to extend the lockdown as a means to save lives.

The extension, however, is contrary to the expectation of residents who had thought the lockdown would be eased on Sunday.

According to the governor, people have shown disregard to laid down precautions against the pandemic, hence the need to take more drastic actions.

Tottenham star Son completes military service in South Korea

Tottenham star Son Heung-min has completed his mandatory three-week military service in South Korea, with the Spurs forward reportedly boasting the best performance of all the trainees who had been taking part.

According to information published by the Korea Herald , the attacker finished as one of only five individuals to receive an award at the Marine Corps' training camp graduation ceremony on the southern island of Jeju.

While the exact scores of the trainees were not revealed, officials were quoted as saying that Son finished top out of a total of 157 people.

Nigeria may face famine in 2021 – Poultry farmers

The Poultry Association of Nigeria has warned that the country may face starvation in 2021 due to the lockdown across the nation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The President of the association, Mr Ezekiel Ibrahim Mam, made this known in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday.

He said, “This year 2020, we are at least better off because we have enough food on ground but in 2021 we are going to face clear starvation, not just hunger because of lockdown and restriction of movement of people since farmers cannot move to their farms.

“Already, the rainy season has set in so, if the maize producers, soybeans farmers could not go to their farms that is a threat to the poultry industry.

Again, court stops FG from extraditing Kashamu to US

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday restrained the Federal Government from taking fresh steps to extradite the former Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, to the United States of America on allegation of complicity in illicit drug deal.

Justice Okon Abang, in a judgment, held that no fresh application for Kashamu’s extradition could be initiated when previous judgments of the Federal High Court in Abuja and Lagos prohibiting the extradition moves had not been set aside by superior courts.

The judge noted that while the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation successfully obtained a judgment of the Court of Appeal, Lagos, delivered on May 4, 2018, dismissing the restraining order in suit marked 508/2015, the AGF failed to appeal the other judgment in the suit marked 49/2010.

Trouble in paradise as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reported to be fighting

Kim Kardashian has been getting in plenty of family time with husband Kanye West and the kids during quarantine.

But the KKW Beauty mogul has reportedly been facing marital issues as they isolate amid Covid-19.

She and the Sunday Service creator have been 'staying at opposite ends of the house' in what appears to be a hostile environment for their relationship.

'Kim and Kanye are arguing and at each other's throats during this pandemic,' a source told The Sun.

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Coronavirus tragedy as six-week-old baby becomes youngest UK victim to die

A six-week old baby has become the youngest victim to die of coronavirus in the UK.

The tragedy comes as the UK's coronavirus hospital death toll increased to 26,093 after 414 more fatalities were reported amid signs the trend had stabilised this week.

England reported 332 new deaths, Scotland had 49, Wales recorded 28 and Northern Ireland had five.

Those among the new deaths announced today by NHS England were aged between six weeks and 103.

I did not test positive for COVID-19 – Lagos health commissioner

Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi, says he is not infected with coronavirus.

The commissioner had earlier on Thursday announced that 10 persons associated with the Lagos State Government House, Marina, tested positive for the virus.

But he stated on Friday via Twitter that he did not test positive for the disease while urging the public to disregard false reports claiming otherwise.

“I hereby implore the general public to disregard the fake and misleading news circulating in the media to the effect that I have tested positive for COVID-19 infection.

Italian scientists claim to have discovered vaccine that kills coronavirus

Italian researchers have revealed plans to test a vaccine on humans after claiming their jab is the 'first in the world' to neutralise the virus.

Scientists gave mice the jab - which is being developed by Rome-based Takis Biotech - and took the antibodies they made in response.

Antibodies are substances produced by the immune system to remember how to fight off a specific infection, and are vital for immunity.

Preliminary results from lab tests showed the antibodies created in test mice were able to stop human cells being infected with the coronavirus.

Comedienne Princess marks birthday with beautiful photos

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