The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu has tested negative to Coronavirus. The Minister made his health status public in a statement personally issued to newsmen in Abuja. He advised the general public “to ensure social distancing and maintain good hygienic practices through regular hand washing with soap and water.”
Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District, Rose Oko has on Monday died in a United Kingdom Hospital.
The former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has commended President Muhammadu Buhari giant strike for heeding to his advice of reducing the pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to reflect current realities.
10-minute pocket-sized coronavirus diagnostic test kit that costs less than $1 to produce is heading into a testing stage and if successful, could go into full-scale production and would probably be available to the public as early as June.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of N15 billion to Nigeria epicentre of COVIC-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to fight the spread of coronavirus in the country. According to a twitter thread on the President twitter page, he explained that the approval followed the extensive briefings he received recently on the state of the nation and also hope that the grant will enable Lagos and NCDC increase its capacity to control and contain the outbreak.
Following the recent increase in the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Federal Government has approved the release of N6.5 billion as emergency intervention fund.
Domestic airline operators in Nigeria have commenced the suspension of all flight operations over Coronavirus outbreak in the country. The suspension of operations is coming on the heels of an earlier memo from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) announcing the closure of all airports to international flights.
The Federal Government has today proposed the slashing of the proposed oil benchmark which was earlier put at $57 per barrel for the year 2020 budget to $30 per barrel to accommodate reality.
Amazon has announced that it has added features to its Alexa voice assistant that can help users diagnose COVID-19. The voice assistant will serve as a first step towards diagnosing cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, Amazon has announced.
The Federal Government has drawn the attention of its citizen on Tuesday 24th March 2020 over the existence of an Android-based malicious fraudulent COVID-19 application, allegedly meant to provide updates of the pandemic virus and infections around the user.
NASA has set plans to launch its first manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in May 2020 with SpaceX's Crew Dragon, making it the US' first manned mission since 2011. In a statement by NASA, "SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will transport NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley from a base in Florida."
Real Madrid Club de Futbol, in collaboration with the High Council for Sport, has launched a project in Madrid help supply and distribute strategic medical supplies required to combat the pandemic virus.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has stated that the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be hosted in Cameroon will go ahead as planned despite the spread of Covid-19.
Ajax 22-year-old Midfielder, Abdelhak Nouri popularly called 'Appie' has awoken from a coma after collapsing on the pitch two years and nine months ago.
Nigerian Legend Asa and 2Face Idibia (2Baba) have joined American counterparts in organising an online concert which will hold on March 29, 2020, and April 12, 2020, respectively.
Cameroonian saxophonist and Jazz legend, Manu Dibango has died after contacting Coronavirus while on admission at Lariboisiere Hospital in France.
South Africa has recorded its first two deaths from coronavirus on Friday as its case tally breached the 1,000 mark just hours after a three-week nationwide lockdown took effect. According to the health ministry, the deaths were women aged 28 and 48 in the Western Cape province.
Zimbabwe has been forced to re-introduced the use of foreign currency for domestic transactions less than a year after it was outlawed.
United State as at Thursday 26th March 2020, became the country with the most coronavirus infections cases and reported a record in unemployment as world leaders vowed 5trillion dollars to stave off global economic collapse. In the US, more than 83,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 virus, whereby overtaking Italy, which has previously reported more death, and China, where the virus originated from in December.