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Man Narrates how a Policeman Tried Searching him While Flouting Coronavirus Rules
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Man Narrates how a Policeman Tried Searching him While Flouting Coronavirus Rules

A Nigerian man has narrated how a policeman allegedly tried searching him while flouting Coronavirus rules. According to @Josh_IK, he told the police officer to use a face mask and hand sanitizer. He added that after he called to report the incident, he was queried for not reporting it while it was happening. He tweeted;   A policeman just asked me to alight from my ride, none of the animals had their face mask on and the fool tried to touch my pocket all in the name of searching and I asked him to use a face mask and hand sanitizer before he can get close to me. I no go gree Free and omw to my destination. These rogues are back, same animals different uniforms. I called this number to ask why the officers are making contacts with people without face mask and the m...
Kaduna Health Commissioner tests positive for COVID-19
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Kaduna Health Commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

Amina Mohammed-Baloni, the commissioner for health in Kaduna state has tested positive for Coronavirus. The health commissioner made the announcement via a tweet and also revealed that she has gone into isolation. Baloni tweeted;   “Following notification that I have tested positive for COVID-19, I have proceeded into isolation for the necessary treatment. “I look forward to a quick and complete recovery from this infection."  
Juventus Defender Matthijs de Ligt Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Juventus Defender Matthijs de Ligt Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Juventus defender, Matthijs de Ligt has tested positive for coronavirus, the Italian club have confirmed. The Dutch international played the full 90 minutes of Juventus’ 3-1 win at leaders AC Milan on Wednesday January 6, but has now been placed into isolation. “Juventus Football Club announces that, during the checks provided for by the protocol in force, Matthijs De Ligt has emerged positive with Covid-19,” read a statement on the club’s website. “The player has already been placed in solitary confinement.” He becomes the third player from the Serie A champions to test positive for Coronavirus after Brazilian defender Alex Sandro and Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado who both returned a positive result on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up
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China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up

China has locked down a city of 11 million people in its northern province of Hebei, in order to contain the country's worst coronavirus flare-up in months. Residents of Shijiazhuang, a provincial capital close to Beijing, have been barred from leaving the city, as major highways were blocked, train and bus stations closed and flights canceled. The lockdown comes as a total of 117 Covid-19 infections including 67 asymptomatic cases were detected in Shijiazhuang on Wednesday. On Thursday, Shijiazhuang identified another 66 positive cases, according to the Hebei provincial health commission. Since January 2, a total of 304 positive cases have been reported in Hebei,  most of which were in Shijiazhuang, official figures show. At a press conference Thursday night, municipal ...
I Didn’t Throw A Birthday Party – Osimhen Reacts To Breaching COVID-19 Protocol
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I Didn’t Throw A Birthday Party – Osimhen Reacts To Breaching COVID-19 Protocol

Victor Osimhen says he didn’t know anything about the controversial birthday party he attended in Nigeria during the christmas holiday. Osimhen tested positive for coronavirus upon his return to Naples. He had taken part in the surprise party without wearing a protective mask and Napoli have fined the striker “Before I went to Nigeria, I told my sister that I wouldn’t celebrate my birthday,” Osimhen said in an interview with Omasports. “I was not in the right mood because of my injury. “On that particular day, I had been asleep for about six hours. When I woke up, my sister asked me to go downstairs. “If you check what I put on, I was wearing the training jersey. I wouldn’t wear that for my birthday party. I wouldn’t dress so casual. “I could celebrate my birthday ...
1664 new Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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1664 new Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

1664 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, January 6. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 642, the highest for the day while the FCT recorded 407 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Plateau-160, Kaduna-83, Rivers-62, Adamawa-47, Nasarawa-38, Abia-29, Edo-28, Anambra-27, Niger-24, Ogun-24, Imo-15, Oyo-14, Kano-12, Osun-12, Borno-9, Delta-7, Enugu-7, Bauchi-5, Ekiti-5, Sokoto-5 and Jigawa-2. Nigeria now has 94, 369 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 77, 299 patients have been discharged while 1324 deaths have been recorded so far. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
7 years Old Boy Left with Memory loss After Falling Ill With Covid-19
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7 years Old Boy Left with Memory loss After Falling Ill With Covid-19

Many survivors of Coronavirus are experiencing a wide range of lingering symptoms known collectively as “Long Covid.” A seven-year-old boy named Logan Walsh has recovered from coronavirus but is now struggling with a particularly strange side effect. He’s suffering from memory loss. A specialist at Leeds General Infirmary, where Logan was treated, spotted the signs of PIMS-TS, or paediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome. The condition can cause organ failure, insufficient blood flow, as well as other severe medical issues, meaning children need to be admitted to ICU. Logan had to undergo steroid treatment and later developed a heart murmur that led to him being transferred to the Intensive Care ward. Logan's body began to swell as it attempted to heal itself and his...
Nigeria Customs Service Generated ₦1.5 Trillion in 2020
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Nigeria Customs Service Generated ₦1.5 Trillion in 2020

The Nigeria Customs Service generated the sum of 1.5 trillion Naira (?1,562,115,419,216) for the year 2020. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Dec 6, the Public Relations Officer of the service, Joseph Attah, said that despite the Coronavirus pandemic, the generated revenue was over the target of ?1,380,765,353,462 and over the sum of ?1,342,006,918,504 generated in 2019. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, credited this achievement to the resolute pursuit of what was right and the willingness to adapt to changes brought on by global health challenges occasioned by COVID-19. The NCS spokesman said the agency’s revenue generation profile had continued to be on the rise annually based on the ongoing reforms in the service. He noted that the partial border closure...
UNILAG Professor, Duro Ajeyalemi Dies Of COVID-19 Disease
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UNILAG Professor, Duro Ajeyalemi Dies Of COVID-19 Disease

The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has lost another prominent professor, Duro Ajeyalemi, to coronavirus disease. The late Professor Ajeyalemi, who retired at the age of 70 from the university in November, in 2020, was a former dean of the institution’s faculty of education and the pioneer registrar of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB). The university’s deputy vice-chancellor in charge of development services, Folasade Ogunsola, who confirmed the development said the institution’s management was “again shocked to receive the news of the death of another great scholar.” “It is true Professor Ajeyalemi is dead. We are still in shock. Nigerians should know that COVID-19 is real and they should please use masks appropriately,” Mrs Ogunsola told our ...
Music Executive, Jude Okoye, Recovers From COVID19
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Music Executive, Jude Okoye, Recovers From COVID19

Music executive, Jude Okoye, also contracted the novel Coronavirus but has thankfully recovered from it. He disclosed this on his Instagram page this afternoon. ''Been through hell. Face of COVID-19 survivor. #staysafe #wearamask #socialdistance'' he wrote His brother, Paul Okoye, also contracted the viral disease and today January 6, announced his recovery.
Elvina Ibru tests positive for Covid-19, recounts experience
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Elvina Ibru tests positive for Covid-19, recounts experience

Nollywood actress Elvina Ibru disclosed on Tuesday that she tested positive for the dreaded novel-coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The actress made the revelation in a video she posted on her Instagram page where she said she has been in isolation and taking her medication since she tested positive. Without mincing words, Elvina appealed to Nigerians to believe that the virus is real and take all the necessary precautions as it’s been tough dealing with the disease. In her words, she said: “I just want to tell all of you that walk around without face masks or hand sanitizers that coronavirus is real and am currently battling the virus. “I have been in one room all by myself. I can’t even hug my son, sisters, brother or any of my family members. “Anybody can contract this viru...
Premier League announce 40 positive coronavirus cases as new strain rips through top-flight league
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Premier League announce 40 positive coronavirus cases as new strain rips through top-flight league

The Premier League has announced 40 new positive coronavirus cases among players and club staff in the latest round of testing, by far the highest figure recorded in a single week.   In a statement, the top-flight revealed 40 of the 1,575 players and members of staff at the 20 top-flight clubs had returned a positive Covid-19 test.   The Premier League said 28 persons first tested positive from 1,311 tested between December 28 and December 31, with a further 12 positives from 984 players and staff who underwent tests from January 1 to January 3.   The previous record, set on December 29, was just 18, with the massive surge in the past week following reports of a mutant strain of the virus. . The latest round of testing took place between December ...
Portuguese Health Worker Dies two Days after Getting the Pfizer Covid Vaccine as her Father Demands Answers
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Portuguese Health Worker Dies two Days after Getting the Pfizer Covid Vaccine as her Father Demands Answers

A Portuguese health worker has died two days after getting the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. 41-year-old Sonia Acevedo, who worked in paediatrics at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in Porto, suffered a 'sudden death' at home on New Year's Day 48 hours after receiving the jab. The mother-of-two is not said to have suffered any adverse side-effects after being vaccinated, Mail Online reported. Ms. Acevedo's father Abilio Acevedo told Portuguese daily Correio da Manha that he got the call to say her daughter had been found dead around 11am last Friday morning hours after they ate together on New Years Eve, adding: 'My daughter left home and I never saw her alive again.' 'She was okay. She hadn't had any health problems. She had the Covid-19 vaccine but she didn't have any s...
Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)
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Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus. According to Johnson the move was necessary to aid the containing of the disease variant, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using the vaccine developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca. Johnson on Monday, January 4, said people must stay at home again, as they were ordered to do so in the first wave of the pandemic in March. “As I speak to you tonight, our hospitals are under more pressure from COVID than at any time since the start of the pandemic,” he said. Johnson said there were “tough, tough” weeks to come in the fight against COVID-19. Under t...
Napoli Fine Osimhen As Birthday Video Shows His ‘Recklessness’
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Napoli Fine Osimhen As Birthday Video Shows His ‘Recklessness’

Victor Osimhen has been fined half of his monthly salary – about 250,000 Euros – after his birthday video showed he was “reckless” and did not comply with Napoli regulations leading to him contracting Coronavirus. Osimhen celebrated his 22nd birthday in style in Lagos recently without wearing a face mask and not observing social distance. Both the club and coach Genarro Gattuso were furious after they watched the video. Osimhen’s positive Coronavirus result means his comeback from injury has been further delayed. He has been sidelined since November, when he injured his shoulder in action for the Super Eagles against Sierra Leone in Benin City.
Former US presidents, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton pledge to receive COVID-19 vaccine on TV to show its safety
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Former US presidents, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton pledge to receive COVID-19 vaccine on TV to show its safety

Former US presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton have pledged to receive coronavirus vaccine on camera to help promote the safety of the vaccine.   The effort comes as the Food and Drug Administration prepares to meet next week to decide whether to authorize a Covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech.   In an interview with SiriusXM host Joe Madison, Obama said that he would trust Anthony Fauci if the infectious disease expert declares a coronavirus vaccine to be safe.   “People like Anthony Fauci, who I know, and I’ve worked with, I trust completely,” Obama said. “So, if Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe, and can vaccinate, you know, immunize you from getting Covid, absolutely, I’m going to take it.”   Obam...
Six Corpers Test Positive For COVID-19 In Abia
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Six Corpers Test Positive For COVID-19 In Abia

Six graduates taking part in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abia State have reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus. This was disclosed by the State Information Commissioner, John Okiyi-Kalu on Tuesday in a press statement while reacting to a social media report on the mandatory testing of Corps members posted to the state by the COVID-19 team before they were allowed entry into the orientation camp in Bende LGA. Okiyi-Kalu said that the discovery was made by the state’s surveillance team on COVID-19. According to the commissioner, the State government is supporting the NYSC medical team with the state’s medical team; epidemiology, Surveillance and rapid response personnel. Okiyi-Kalu said that the six persons have been treated and discharged in line with the...
Rita Ora ’embarrassed’ after breaking London lockdown rules
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Rita Ora ’embarrassed’ after breaking London lockdown rules

British singer Rita Ora apologised on Monday for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules after holding a 30th birthday party with friends in a London restaurant. Writing on the social media platform Instagram, Ora called the party, which took place on Saturday in Notting Hill, west London, a "serious and inexcusable error of judgement". "It was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK," Ora wrote on Instagram. “I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness. "Even though this won’t make it right, I want to sincerely apologise,” she added. London police confirmed that officers had been called to Notting Hill over a breach of Covid-19 regul...
Rangers manager Gerrard dispels Aribo’s coronavirus fears
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Rangers manager Gerrard dispels Aribo’s coronavirus fears

The Gers boss has provided an update on the Nigeria international after he was left out of their clash in the Europa League Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed Joe Aribo is not suffering from coronavirus and should be available for selection when they take on Falkirk in Sunday’s Scottish League Cup tie. The Nigeria international was not involved as the Gers played out a 2-2 draw against Benfica at Ibrox Stadium in the Europa League on Thursday night. Gerrard explained the midfielder’s unavailability for the encounter was not due to Covid-19 but to illness.
COVID-19: Do Not Travel For Christmas & New Year Festivities – PTF
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COVID-19: Do Not Travel For Christmas & New Year Festivities – PTF

Boss Mustapha, chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, has asked Nigerians not to travel during the festive season to limit the risk of contracting the coronavirus. Speaking at the PTF media briefing on Monday, Mustapha said such trips should be put on hold because the transmission rate of the virus has become “astronomical”. He said new cases can emerge in places that have not been by affected if people travel and gather for festivities. “Ahead of the upsurge in travels for the Christmas and New Year festivities, we urge strongly that for this year, such trips should be put on hold firmly because of the risks involved. The transmission rate has simply become astronomical,” he said. “New clusters of cases can emerge in places that have so far been unaffec...
Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime speaks after testing positive for COVID-19
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Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime speaks after testing positive for COVID-19

Popular Kenyan boy band group Sauti Sol woke up to sad news after their lead singer, Bien-Aime Alusa Baraza tested positive for Coronavirus, just before their much-awaited performance. If you had been following closely, ever since Corona invaded the country, the music group had always expressed caution with COVID-19 measures. The boys even had tests run for the 6 of them including their two signees, Nviiri the Storyteller and Bensoul, before going into isolation to focus on their music and map a way forward. Unfortunately, the virus still did not spare them after Bien’s test results came back positive last week. Speaking to a local publication, the artist revealed they had been scheduled for a performance in Uganda last week on Thursday. But before then, he started having ...
Dangerous Coronavirus Mutation In Danish Minks: 15 Million To Be Killed
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Dangerous Coronavirus Mutation In Danish Minks: 15 Million To Be Killed

Denmark’s prime minister wants to cull all minks in farms to minimise the risk of re-transmitting COVID-19 to humans. Denmark’s State Serum Institute, which deals with infectious diseases, has found mink-related strands of the novel coronavirus in 214 people since June, according to a report on its website updated on November 5. Meanwhile, one strain of the mutated coronavirus, which has prompted Denmark to cull its entire herd of mink, has been found in 12 people and on five mink farms so far. Early this week, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the government wants to cull all minks on farms to minimise the risk of the weasel-like mammals’ re-transmitting COVID-19 to humans. “It is very, very serious,” Frederiksen said. “Thus, the mutated virus in minks can have devasta...
Eden Hazard tests positive for coronavirus as Real Madrid release statement
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Eden Hazard tests positive for coronavirus as Real Madrid release statement

Real Madrid have confirmed that Eden Hazard and Casemiro have tested positive for coronavirus. The pair both returned positive tests and will now undergo a period of self-isolation. In a statement on their website, the La Liga giants said: "Real Madrid C.F. informs that our players, Casemiro and Eden Hazard, have tested positive in the COVID-19 tests undertaken yesterday, Friday, in the morning. "All of the other first-team players and coaching staff, as well as the club employees who work directly with the squad tested negative in yesterday's tests. "Meanwhile, all of them, apart from Casemiro and Hazard, once again tested negative in the antigen tests taken this morning." Hazard completed an £83.53m move to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2019 after enjoying a hugely ...
Trump’s Chief Of Staff, Mark Meadows Contracts Coronavirus Amid Tightly Contested Presidential Poll
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Trump’s Chief Of Staff, Mark Meadows Contracts Coronavirus Amid Tightly Contested Presidential Poll

President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told associates he has coronavirus, according to people familiar with the matter, adding to the outbreaks connected to the White House. It wasn’t immediately clear when Meadows learned that he had contracted the virus or whether he had developed symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. He informed a close circle of advisers after Tuesday’s election, one of the people said. Meadows didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment. White House spokespeople didn’t respond to numerous e-mails and phone messages requesting comment. A Trump campaign aide, Nick Trainer, is also infected, according to two people familiar with the matter. He and campaign spokespeople declined to comment. Meadows has remained inv...
Ronaldo To Make Portugal Return Against France, Croatia
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Ronaldo To Make Portugal Return Against France, Croatia

Cristiano Ronaldo was on Thursday named in the Portugal squad to play a friendly against Andorra and Nations League matches against France and Croatia. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner tested positive for coronavirus on October 13 when with the Portugal squad, going on to miss the 3-0 victory over Sweden. The 35-year-old finally tested negative 19 days later, returning to the pitch with a double for Juventus against Spezia in Serie A action on Sunday. The Portugal captain also played in Juve’s 4-1 victory over Ferencvaros in the Champions League on Wednesday. Reigning European champions Portugal take on Andorra on Wednesday before Nations League A3 matches at home against France on November 14 and away to Croatia three days later. The main absentee from Fernando Santos’ 25-man squad...
UK PM ‘Boris Johnson’ under fire as new lockdown looms for England
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UK PM ‘Boris Johnson’ under fire as new lockdown looms for England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday defended his belated decision to impose a second coronavirus lockdown as critics claimed he could have saved "thousands" of lives by acting sooner. After persisting for weeks with local and regional restrictions, Johnson announced at the weekend that a new nationwide lockdown would come into force from Thursday and end on 2 December, bringing England into line with other parts of the UK and Europe. Scientific models show that, without immediate action, the number of deaths over the winter months could double those in the first wave earlier this year, and hospitals would soon be overwhelmed, Johnson told the House of Commons. "I am truly sorry for the anguish these measures will impose, particularly for businesses that had just got...
11 Ajax FC Players Test Positive For COVID-19
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11 Ajax FC Players Test Positive For COVID-19

Eleven Ajax players have tested positive for coronavirus one day before the club’s Champions League game against FC Midtjylland. As a result, only 17 Ajax players will travel to Denmark for the group-stage clash. Ajax travels with seventeen players to Denmark for the duel with FC Midtjylland. Kjell Scherpen and Brian Brobbey, among others, will be present. There is a press conference on Monday at 6:45 PM, where Erik ten Hag and Perr Schuurs will speak to the media. FC Midtjylland - Ajax starts on Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. Selection Scherpen Schuurs Mazraoui Blind Martínez Tagliafico Klaiber Timber Álvarez Ekkelenkamp Neres Antony Promes Traoré Huntelaar Brobbey Jensen
Prince William Struggled To Breathe, Secretly Battled Coronavirus
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Prince William Struggled To Breathe, Secretly Battled Coronavirus

Prince William secretly battled coronavirus, even struggling to breathe—but kept his April ordeal a secret because he didn’t wish to alarm the public. The Sun reported Sunday that William, 38—who is second in line to the British throne—contracted the virus after his father Prince Charles and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson both fell ill with coronavirus. Johnson became so sick he was placed in the intensive care unit of a London hospital. A source told The Sun, “William was hit pretty hard by the virus—it really knocked him for six. At one stage he was struggling to breathe, so obviously everyone around him was pretty panicked. After seeing medics and testing positive—which was obviously quite a shock given how fit and healthy he is—William was determined it should be busine...
Cristiano Ronaldo Recovers From Coronavirus
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Cristiano Ronaldo Recovers From Coronavirus

The 35-year-old has missed Juve's past four matches, including a midweek Champions League clash with Barcelona Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been cleared to return to the team after testing negative for Covid-19. The Serie A side confirmed the news on Friday in a statement on their official website. "Cristiano Ronaldo carried out a check with a diagnostic test (swab) for Covid-19," the statement read. "The exam provided a negative result. The player has, therefore, recovered after 19 days and is no longer subjected to home isolation." Ronaldo will now be eligible to return for Juve's Serie A clash against Spezia on Sunday after he missed out on the club's previous four matches. The 35-year-old originally tested positive for coronavirus on October 13 while on int...
May you catch covid-19 – Toke Makinwa addresses those saying she was paid to announce she tested positive
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May you catch covid-19 – Toke Makinwa addresses those saying she was paid to announce she tested positive

Toke Makinwa has slammed those who said she must have been paid by the Government to announce she has contracted covid-19. Shortly after the OAP made the announcement on social media, some doubted if she is really infected and said she must have been paid by the Government to make the announcement. Toke now prays those doubting her truth, will also catch covid and get healed so they can learn to trust others. Reacting via her Twitter handle, she wrote; ''And to the people saying the government must have paid me to say I got Covid, I know the government has fucked you over so bad you have trust issues, I feel bad for you too but pls let me heal in peace. ''For those who doubt that Covid is real, I hope you get a personal encounter, may you catch Covid-19 and also survive it so ...
I Tested Positive For COVID-19 – Toke Makinwa Shares Her Coronavirus Experience
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I Tested Positive For COVID-19 – Toke Makinwa Shares Her Coronavirus Experience

Toke Wrote: "I have been missing in action for a bit guys, the last two weeks of my life has been pretty tough to handle. I tested positive to COVID-19 and my experience wasn’t great (I mean it’s Covid), shooting this Vlog was a lot as I am not a 100 percent yet but I’m hopeful the worst days are behind me. Covid is real guys, there is a second wave of the virus � in town and it is spreading really fast. I can’t say for sure where I caught it but the worst thing for me was contact tracing. Having to call people I have been exposed to, to tell them to quarantine and trace people they have also been exposed to, the whole thing is a mess. I share my experience on the Vlog today which is late I know but pls be patient with me, the road to recovery is a lot, I am tired all the time, ...
Trump, Biden Fight Over The Raging Virus, Climate & Race In Final Debate
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Trump, Biden Fight Over The Raging Virus, Climate & Race In Final Debate

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign’s closing debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off in favor of a more substantive exchange that highlighted their vastly different approaches to the major domestic and foreign challenges facing the nation. The president declared the virus, which killed more than 1,000 Americans on Thursday alone, will “go away.” Biden countered that the nation was heading toward “a dark winter.” “Anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America,” Biden said. With less than two weeks until the election, Trump portrayed himself as the same outsider he first pitched to voters fou...
Crystal Palace Striker, Jordan Ayew tests positive for coronavirus
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Crystal Palace Striker, Jordan Ayew tests positive for coronavirus

Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew has tested positive for coronavirus.   The Ghana international revealed his health status on Sunday evening, October 18, after missing Crystal Palace's 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion at Selhurst Park and says he has gone into self-isolation to treat himself. Ayew recently returned to the club after going on international duty with Ghana in Turkey where he played in their international friendly fixtures against Qatar and Mali after making four appearances in the Premier League for his club this season. The 29-year-old striker has disclosed he is asymptomatic to Covid-19 but he has commenced the self-isolation at home. “Sadly, I have tested positive for Covid-19 and have begun my quarantine in line with the health guidance...
Cristiano Ronaldo Urges Fans To Ditch Sweets, Eat Vegetables And Soak Up Some Sunshine In Bid To Survive Coronavirus
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Cristiano Ronaldo Urges Fans To Ditch Sweets, Eat Vegetables And Soak Up Some Sunshine In Bid To Survive Coronavirus

CRISTIANO RONALDO has urged fans to ‘respect but not fear’ coronavirus in his first comments since testing positive. The 35-year-old also extolled the virtues of sunbathing as he hit back at claims he had breached protocol by flying to Italy.   The Portuguese mega-star is currently isolating. On an Instagram Live addressing the importance of developing a strong immune system, he said: “The sun helps a lot. “People don’t have that perception, but it does a lot of good. “When I get the chance, I do some sunbathing. In Turin it is more difficult, but I always try to get 20 or 30 minutes of sunshine. “I love being on my terrace soaking up the sun, it’s very important. “Having high vitamin C and D, with high levels, Selenium, Omega 3, eating well and properly, d...
CR7 Travels By Air Ambulance To Italy To Reduce Quarantine Time
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CR7 Travels By Air Ambulance To Italy To Reduce Quarantine Time

    According to journalist Tancredi Palmeri, Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to end his quarantine in Portugal and spend it in Turin. In Italy, the quarantine is 10 days rather than 14. It will allow him to play against Hellas Verona and then Barcelona in the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo was in the news on Tuesday afternoon after it game out that he tested positive for coronavirus. No other teammate has come back positive so the Portuguese FA have just put Ronaldo in quarantine. The others are available for the match with Sweden. The Juventus footballer stayed in his room at the Cidade do Futebol, on the outskirts of Lisbon. He was spotted watching Portugal’s training session from the balcony. The cameras spotted him smiling while watching his teammates. The ...
Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus while on international duty for Portugal
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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus while on international duty for Portugal

Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus while on International duty for Portugal The Juventus striker is not suffering any symptoms, but is now self-isolating and will play no part in Portugal's clash with Sweden.   The Portugal's Football Federation said in a statement: "Cristiano Ronaldo was released from the work of the National Team after a positive test for COVID-19, so he will not face Sweden.   "The Portuguese international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation.   "Following the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests this Tuesday morning, all with a negative result, and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon, in the City of Football. "The game, counting for ...
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tests Positive For Coronavirus
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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tests Positive For Coronavirus

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced on Monday she has tested positive for COVID-19, three days after President Donald Trump was hospitalized with the disease. . “After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” McEnany said in a statement. . “No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit,” added Trump’s spokeswoman, who said she was going into quarantine following the diagnosis.
England Stars Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell And Jadon Sancho Break Coronavirus Guidelines With ’20 People Attending Party’
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England Stars Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell And Jadon Sancho Break Coronavirus Guidelines With ’20 People Attending Party’

  England trio Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho flouted coronavirus guidelines after attending a 'packed' party ahead of international duty. The footballers have been filmed breaking the rules as they ignored the rule of six with '20 people' attending a birthday party at the Chelsea striker's mansion. Abraham, Chilwell and Sancho are still expected to meet up at St George's Park this afternoon ahead of England's fixtures against Wales, Belgium and Denmark, according to The Sun. That's despite images of them attending Abraham's surprise 23rd birthday party emerging on Sunday night. Covid-19 laws ban people from mixing in groups of more than six, with fines of up to £10,000. The FA have reviewed the video and said there will no change to the team at this st...
Global coronavirus infections hit 35 million; Africa records over 1.5 million
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Global coronavirus infections hit 35 million; Africa records over 1.5 million

The number of coronavirus cases reported worldwide passed 35 million in the early hours of Sunday, data from worldometers.info has revealed. This is just as the total infections in Africa crossed 1.5 million, indicating a gradual increase in cases on the continent once perceived as a safe haven for the virus. The official number of global coronavirus cases is now at least five times the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to World Health Organization data. The figure has more than doubled in about two months after reaching 15 million on July 22. COVID-19, the potentially dangerous pneumonia-like disease caused by the coronavirus and said to have emanated from a local Wuhan market and spread to over 200 countries, has also claimed more than a mi...
“I Foresaw Trouble In US Politics” – TB Joshua
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“I Foresaw Trouble In US Politics” – TB Joshua

Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B. Joshua says he is praying for US President Donald Trump who announced he and wife Melania tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Joshua recalled on Saturday his prophecy given on November 6, 2016 just before Trump won the election. “I want to share with you what I saw 10 days ago. I saw the new president of America. The new president will be facing challenges over many issues, including passing bills, an attempt to possibly pass a vote of no confidence in the future,” he wrote on Twitter. “In summary, I can see that the boat of the new president will be rocked. When you are inside the boat and the boat is rocked – the water there is troubled…” On December 28 2019, the popular preacher released his prophecy for 2...
Sadio Mane Isolating After Positive Coronavirus Test
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Sadio Mane Isolating After Positive Coronavirus Test

Liverpool and Senegalese forward Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating. The news comes three days after the club said midfielder Thiago Alcantara had also tested positive for Covid-19. Liverpool say the Senegal winger had "displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall". Mane, 28, played for the Reds in a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Monday but was not in the squad for the EFL Cup defeat on penalties to the Gunners on Thursday. A statement on Liverpool's website added: "Like with Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool are - and will continue to - following all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Mane will self-isolate for the required period of time."
President Trump Develops Fever, Flown To Walter Reed Hospital
Health

President Trump Develops Fever, Flown To Walter Reed Hospital

"I think I'm doing very well": President Trump recorded a video message before being flown to hospital. US President Donald Trump has been flown to hospital less than 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus. The White House said the decision to transport him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was taken "out of an abundance of caution". Mr Trump - who had a fever - said early on Friday he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for Covid-19. The White House said he was feeling "fatigued but in good spirits" and was experiencing mild symptoms. The news comes just over a month before presidential elections, where he will face Democratic challenger Joe Biden. How did the president look on Friday? Wearing a mask and suit, Mr Trump walked out ...
2020 has been the most successful year in my life – Fella Makafui
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2020 has been the most successful year in my life – Fella Makafui

Ghanaian actress, wife and mother of one Fella Makafui has summed up her 2020 even though the we have some few months to officially end the year. According to Fella Makafui, amid the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus which has taken a deep toll on businesses and lives, this has been her most successful year in her life. We all know that in 2019, her relationship with her then boyfriend now Husband Medikal almost ended in tears. Not only that but a lot of negative news were carried about her on various media platforms including the one of her supposed Alhaji closing down her shop in East Legon. But the year 2020 has been different as she moved from the position of a girlfriend to the main chick and wife in the life of Medikal after they got back together. She poste...
Working-class roots, empathy on display as Biden commands town hall
Politics

Working-class roots, empathy on display as Biden commands town hall

Joe Biden on Thursday lashed President Donald Trump over his "close to criminal" handling of the coronavirus as the Democrat fielded questions from voters impacted by the pandemic in a state that is key to his election hopes. Returning to the gritty city of his birth, the former vice president engaged in an outdoor town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he painted himself as the champion of hardworking Americans who he said have been ignored by a president more concerned about boosting Wall Street than helping working families. Biden, appearing energised as he handled participants' questions, also accused Trump of knowing the seriousness of the coronavirus threat early this year and hiding it from the nation. "He knew it and did nothing. It's close to criminal," Biden said...
Man Wears Snake Instead Of Face Mask In A Commercial Bus In England
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Man Wears Snake Instead Of Face Mask In A Commercial Bus In England

Officials have pulled a hissy fit after denouncing a man spotted wearing a huge snake instead of a face mask while riding a bus in Salford yesterday. The man used the large reptile, which hung around his neck, as a face covering while boarding the Swinton to Manchester service at Salford precinct. Shocked passengers stared in astonishment as the man - clearly making fun of coronavirus restrictions including the compulsory wearing of coverings on public transport in England - removed the snake from around his neck. The reptile then wrapped itself around the hand rails as fellow bus riders described the surreal scene as 'definitely entertaining'. One passenger, who asked not to be named, said she initially thought the man was wearing a 'funky mask' before she spotted it slith...
Atletico Madrid Coach, Simeone Tests Positive For Coronavirus
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Atletico Madrid Coach, Simeone Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The 50-year-old had been back in training ahead of the new La Liga season but will now self-isolate at home, having shown no symptoms Diego Simeone has tested positive for coronavirus, Atletico Madrid have confirmed. The 50-year-old Argentine is not displaying any symptoms, and will self-isolate at home in line with social distancing guidelines. Simeone had been back in training with his side since last Monday ahead of the new La Liga season. Atletico are scheduled to play Cadiz in a friendly game on Tuesday, ahead of their season opener at home to Granada on September 27. A statement from the club said: "The first team, coaching staff and auxiliary personnel underwent tests on Friday as soon as they returned from training in Los Angeles de San Rafael after a positive test was retur...
Israel To Impose Second Covid-19 Lockdown
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Israel To Impose Second Covid-19 Lockdown

Israel is to impose a new national lockdown - becoming the first country in the world to take such a measure to contain the spread of coronavirus. It will begin on Friday and last three weeks, including Jewish new year. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the measures would "exact a heavy price on us all", but the country faced a surge with 4,000 new daily infections. A minister has resigned to protest against the restrictions that overlap with important Jewish festivals. Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman, who leads an ultra-Orthodox Jewish party, said the measures would prevent Jewish people from celebrating their religious festivals, including Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, on 27 September. He also threatened to pull his party out of the governing coa...
‘Play it down’: Trump admits to concealing the true threat of coronavirus in new Woodward book
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‘Play it down’: Trump admits to concealing the true threat of coronavirus in new Woodward book

President Donald Trump admitted he knew weeks before the first confirmed US coronavirus death that the virus was dangerous, airborne, highly contagious and "more deadly than even your strenuous flus," and that he repeatedly played it down publicly, according to legendary journalist Bob Woodward in his new book "Rage." "This is deadly stuff," Trump told Woodward on February 7. In a series of interviews with Woodward, Trump revealed that he had a surprising level of detail about the threat of the virus earlier than previously known. "Pretty amazing," Trump told Woodward, adding that the coronavirus was maybe five times "more deadly" than the flu. Trump's admissions are in stark contrast to his frequent public comments at the time insisting that the virus was "going to disapp...
David and Victoria Beckham tested positive for Coronavirus after partying in LA
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David and Victoria Beckham tested positive for Coronavirus after partying in LA

David and Victoria Beckham reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus earlier this year after partying in Los Angeles. According to The Sun newspaper, the football legend, 45, and his designer wife, 46, feared they were 'super-spreaders' after their employees including relatives and friends also caught the virus. The couple were said to have enjoyed a trip to the UK for their son Brooklyn’s 21st birthday on March 4th, before jetting back over to America on March 11th ahead of the launch of David's new football team, Inter Miami, in Florida, before finally returning to the Cotswolds by March 19th, ahead of lockdown. Tests later confirmed the couple’s COVID-19 diagnosis after the father-of-four began to feel unwell, with the former Spice Girl developing a sore throat and a high ...