UK health secretary tests positive for coronavirus

Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Friday said he had tested positive for COVID-19, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was self-isolating with “mild symptoms” of the virus. “Following medical advice, I was advised to test for #Coronavirus. I’ve tested positive. Thankfully my symptoms are mild and I’m working from home & self-isolating,” Hancock […]

Cameroon saxophonist Manu Dibango dies from Coronavirus

Cameroon-born singer and saxophone player Manu Dibango has died from coronavirus infection, according to a statement on his official Facebook page on Tuesday. The 86-year-old Cameroonian, best known for the 1972 hit “Soul Makossa,” is one of the first worldwide stars to die as a result of COVID-19. Dear family, dear friends, dear fans,A voice […]

Coronavirus: If God’s in buildings, Rome, Jerusalem, Mecca won’t be shut down – Reno Omokri

Coronavirus has emptied The Vatican, the capital of Catholicism. It caused restrictions in Jerusalem, and Mecca. Synagogues, Churches and Mosques have banned services. What is God telling us? That He is not in places or buildings, but in people! Surely, if God was in buildings or places, then the safest place to be would be […]

IOC rules out staging Tokyo Olympics behind closed doors

The International Olympic Committee has ruled out staging the Tokyo Games behind closed doors because it would be anathema to the whole philosophy of a movement that seeks to bring people across the globe together in celebration of sport. Almost every major sport has shut down because of Covid-19, but the IOC and the Tokyo […]

Coronavirus: Gabon bans tourists from seeing gorillas, chimpanzees

Gabon, a forest-covered haven for gorillas and chimpanzees, will stop allowing tourists to see its great apes fearing that humans could give the novel coronavirus to the animals, the country’s forest agency said on Monday. The Central African nation has one only confirmed COVID-19 case so far, but fears linger after an Ebola epidemic in […]

Benin Republic announces first coronavirus case

West Africa’s Benin on Monday announced its first confirmed coronavirus case as the continent scrambles to stop the spread of the global pandemic. Health minister Benjamin Hounkpatin said a man coming from neighbouring Burkina Faso had tested positive, having recently visited Belgium. The announcement comes as numerous nations in sub-Saharan Africa have begun imposing entry […]

Coronavirus: Canada closes borders to all non-citizens, except Americans

By New Nigerian Politics – Toronto – As countries around the world struggle to cope with the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, Canada has become the latest country to embark on stringent measures to keep its citizens safe. On Monday, the prime minister of the country, Mr. Justin Trudeau, announced a sweeping ban on all foreign […]

Spain declares state of emergency, puts entire population of 46 million on lockdown to check spread of Corona Virus

Written by New Nigerian Politics- Spain is now the second country to lockdown its entire population of 46 million to check the spread of the Coronavirus following the declaration of a two-weeks state of emergency. The wife of the Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has tested positive for the virus as are two ministers, minister for […]

The Queen of England, husband ferried to safety as Coronavirus cases increase in the UK

By New Nigerian Politics – As the Coronavirus spreads and takes its toll on populations around the world, the British Monarchy has taken the rare but necessary step to relocate the Queen and her husband to Windsor Place where they are expected to stay away from the public. The Queen has cancelled trips within the […]

Zambia arrests 15 year-old boy for defaming the president in Facebook post

Written by New Nigerian Politics Staff Writer – African Bureau – Zambian authorities have arrested a 15 year-old boy for alleged defamation of the president of the republic on Facebook. The boy who was arrested on Monday and lives in a small town of Kapiri Mposhi, was charged with three counts of libel against President Edgar […]

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