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Police refute viral message claiming EMCO at Indera Mahkota 2

Police refute viral message claiming EMCO at Indera Mahkota 2

KUANTAN: The police have refuted a viral message which claims that the Indera Mahkota 2 area here will be placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) beginning tomorrow. Kuantan district police chief ACP Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali said there were no such directives issued for the area so far. “The public is advised not to simply believe in any messages received without verifying them... »

WHO public consultation on draft Target Product Profiles for Tuberculosis Preventive Treatment

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major yet preventable global health problem, with an estimated 10 million new cases worldwide in 2018, resulting in more than 1.5 million deaths, making it the leading infectious disease cause of death worldwide. An estimated one fourth of the world’s population is infected with the TB bacterium, of whom 5–10% advance to active TB disease in their lifetime. Preve... »


With Humans In Hiding, Animals Take Back The World

Gulf states have tightened lockdown measures in large cities, and with Dubai’s shops closed and almost no people on the streets, peacocks that normally live in nearby gardens ventured out to explore other areas of the Middle Eastern city. A flock of geese searched for food inside a temple in Nagaon, in India’s state of Assam, on April 3. Many temples and shrines across the country have... »


BREAKING: Nigeria Records 22 New Coronavirus Cases, Total Now 276

Nigeria has recorded 22 new Coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 276. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control disclosed this in a post on Twitter on Wednesday evening. The new cases are spread across Lagos, Bauchi, Edo and the Federal Capital Territory. The NCDC said, “Twenty-two new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 1... »


Coronavirus: Lagos Government Quarantines 67 Ivory Coast Returnees

The Lagos State Government has placed 67 persons, who arrived Nigeria from Ivory Coast, in isolation at a facility in Badagry. SaharaReporters gathered that travellers were heading to Ejigbo, a town in the Osun State, when they were stopped.  Recall that 127 returnees from Ivory Coast had made it to Ejigbo last week out of which 17 of them tested positive for COVID-19. “The 67 Nige... »


COVID-19: UK Daily Death Toll Surpasses 900 For First Time

More than 900 people are reported to have died from Coronavirus in United Kingdom hospitals in a day. The government announced an increase of 938 deaths, taking the UK’s total to 7,097. According to the country’s department of health, a total of 60,733 people have now tested positive for the virus and 7,097 of those hospitalised have died. As of Tuesday, the number of deaths recorded w... »


Nigeria Slashes N312bn Off Capital Projects In 2020 Budget

The Nigerian Government has slashed N312bn from capital projects in the 2020 federal budget. This was occasioned by the global fall in oil price and the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria and other parts of the world.  A copy of the revised budget showed that there was a 20 per cent cut on capital projects across ministries, departments and agencies to around N312,820,542,675. The decision to... »


Hear Urgent Cases Via Skype, Zoom, Falana Tells Nigerian Judges

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Muhammad, to prevail on judges in the country to “hear urgent applications via Skype or Zoom during the lockdown”. Following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria, courts were directed to shut down until the pandemic was brought under control by government. But encouraging judges to embrace techno... »


Five Nigerians In China Test Positive For Coronavirus

Five Nigerians based in China have tested positive for Coronavirus, Daily Mail UK reports.  Out of the bunch, four had recently visited the same eatery, ‘Emma Food’, multiple times, the Guangzhou Health Commission announced on Tuesday. The restaurant owner, alongside her daughter and another child, later tested positive for the pandemic. Wuhan, the former epicentre, on W... »