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Kwara State Government has confirmed that it has recorded two new cases of COVID-19 in the State.

The State Government on its Twitter page said the total number of COVID-19 cases is now 11.
Recall that the NCDC, on Thursday confirmed 108 new cases in Nigeria, bringing the total number in the country to 981.

It said it recorded 78 cases in Lagos, 14 in FCT, 5 in Ogun, 4 in Gombe, 3 in Borno, 2 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Kwara and 1 in Plateau State.
Kwara government tweeted, ”As at 23 April 2020. Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed
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Senator Mitch McConnell: under fire by governors

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has come under fire of state governors following his suggestion that states whose finances are depleted by the coronavirus epidemic could declare bankruptcy.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo slammed the idea a “really dumb” one and warned that financial markets would tank if that were allowed to happen.
Cuomo, a Democrat, was the latest governor to assail McConnell’s suggestion that bankruptcy would be a better route for some states rather than federal aid, as money is doled out to help buffer the ravaged U.S. economy.
“This is one of the really dumb … >>> Read Full Story



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Abia Government on Friday said it had traced 209 contacts of the two index coronavirus cases in the state and placed them under surveillance in an isolation facility.

The Abia Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency on Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia.
Okiyi-Kalu said the Abia Rapid Response Team, the Medical Protocol Sub-committee of Abia Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19, and the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Umuahia, were tracing other contacts of the index cases.
He said that the contact tracing would continue and would be focused on Ikwuano, Ukwa West … >>> Read Full Story



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Kaduna State government will set up mechanism that will ensure that there is no discrimination and stigmatization of discharged COVID-19 patients in the state.

Making the observation while addressing newsmen in Kaduna, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni, said a monitoring and evaluation template had been developed to enable real time electronic capture activities and progress in the various implementation processes in the response to COVID-19.
The Commissioner explained that the State government was working with 950 community mobilizers to see that stigma and discrimination of those that have been treated and discharged stopped happening.

She said the state had carried out … >>> Read Full Story



T.B. Joshua

Prophet Temitope Balogun, popularly known as T.B Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, has warned Christians against the belief that they cannot contract infectious Coronavirus disease.
TB Joshua gave the warning on a Facebook live question and answer session.
Some pastors, which include Primate Elijah Ayodele had once boasted that none of his church members will contract the virus.
But while responding to a question on whether a real Christian can contact COVID-19, Prophet T.B Joshua said “Capital YES.”

The cleric said, “Capital YES! Christians, do not make the mistake of thinking that you are ‘out of touch’. God often uses … >>> Read Full Story



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Kindly Share This Story:China has started work on what will be the world’s biggest football stadium. PHOTO: Bangkok Post
China is in the throes of a multibillion-dollar splurge on new football stadiums, ramping up ambitions to be a superpower in the sport and host a World Cup as early as 2030.
The building spree is taking place despite the coronavirus pandemic which has brought much of the world to a standstill, ravaging economies and putting live sport on hold.

But with the outbreak receding in China, where it emerged in December, Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Guangzhou Evergrande last week began construction on their 12 … >>> Read Full Story



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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Friday lamented that Nigerians are currently battling with “Conavirus and hunger virus.”

Against this backdrop, MURIC urged Muslims to use the Ramadan period to extend their charity and feeding programmes to Christians, traditionalists and other faiths.
The body in its Ramadan message to Muslims also sent fraternal greetings to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto and all Muslims in the country on the occasion of the beginning of Ramadan.

The message signed and sent to DAILY POST by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC said, “We felicitate with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto and all Muslims … >>> Read Full Story