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August, 2020

  • 8 August

    NCDC Confirms 443 New COVID-19 Cases, Nigeria’s Toll Now 45,687

    A total of 443 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Friday. In a post on its Twitter handle, the centre said 103 of the cases were recorded in Plateau State, 7o in Lagos State, …

  • 7 August

    Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Exceeds 45,000 As NCDC Confirms 354 New Cases

    A total of 354 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Nigeria, thereby increasing the toll to over 45,000, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Thursday. In a post on its Twitter handle, the centre said 78 of the cases were recorded in …

  • 6 August

    Facebook, Twitter Restrict Trump Accounts Over ‘Harmful’ COVID-19 Claim

    Facebook and Twitter have penalised US President Donald Trump and his campaign for posts in which the president claimed children were “almost immune” to coronavirus. Speaking by telephone to morning show Fox and Friends on Wednesday, Mr Trump argued it was time for all schools nationwide to reopen. He said: …

  • 6 August

    NCDC Confirms 457 New COVID-19 Cases, Nigeria’s Toll Now 44,890

    A total of 457 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Wednesday. In a post on its Twitter handle, the centre said 137 of the cases were recorded in Lagos State, in the 76 in the …

  • 5 August

    COVID-19: Arsenal To Sack 55 Employees

    Arsenal have announced plans to dismiss 55 employees due to the financial impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This was disclosed this in a statement jointly signed by Raúl Sanllehi, the club’s Head of Football and Vinai Venkatesham, Managing Director, and published on its website on Wednesday. The Gunners’ …

  • 5 August

    NCDC Confirms 304 New COVID-19 Cases, Nigeria’s Toll Now 44,433

    A total of 304 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Tuesday. In a post on its Twitter handle, the centre said 90 of the cases were recorded in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 59 in …

  • 4 August

    Kwara Deputy Gov, Wife Test Positive For COVID-19

    Kayode Alabi, the Deputy Governor of Kwara State; and his wife, Abieyuwa, have both tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This was announced in a statement issued by Rafiu Ajakaye, spokesperson of the state’s Technical Committee on COVID-19, on Tuesday. The statement added that immediate contact tracing had begun …

  • 4 August

    French Club Cancels Pre-season Game After Player Contracts COVID-19

    A preseason friendly between French soccer clubs Marseille and Montpellier has been cancelled due to a suspected case of coronavirus. The clubs said in a joint statement that Wednesday’s match at Stade Velodrome in Marseille was scrapped as a measure of precaution. According to regional newspaper Midi Libre, a Montpellier …

  • 4 August

    NCDC Confirms 288 New COVID-19 Cases, Nigeria’s Toll Now 44,129

    A total of 288 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Monday. In a post on its Twitter handle, the centre said 88 of the cases were recorded in Lagos State, 33 in Kwara State, 27 …

  • 3 August

    Humans Can Transmit Coronavirus To Cats, Dogs – Study

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    A study by Italian scientists has found that people can transmit the coronavirus SARS-COV-2 to cats and dogs. The study tested 540 dogs and 277 cats living in households in northern Italy, particularly in Lombardy, where someone was infected with the virus or in areas where there were many cases. …

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