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Second Wave: Travels, School Reopening Caused COVID-19 Surge – PTF
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Second Wave: Travels, School Reopening Caused COVID-19 Surge – PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID - 19 has said travels, reopening of schools , businesses and religious centres contributed to the rise in coronavirus cases in Nigeria . Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation , Boss Mustapha , made this known on Monday during a media briefing in Abuja . He said, “ It is however very instructive to stress that factors that have contributed to rise in numbers from late November 2020 included increased local and international travels, business and religious activities , reopening of schools without strict compliance with COIVID -19 safety measures . “ The full import of the fore- going is to press further on the need for us all to elevate the level of our vigilance and compliance with the recommended non -pharma...
Twitter Records Loss Despite User Surge In Pandemic
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Twitter Records Loss Despite User Surge In Pandemic

Twitter swung to a loss in the past quarter as the global pandemic hit advertising revenue, even as the social platform saw a surge in new users. In its quarterly update Thursday, Twitter posted an $8 million loss while revenues edged up three percent to $808 million and its user base increased 24 percent. Chief executive Jack Dorsey said the platform was working to be a useful resource for people during the global lockdowns. “In this difficult time, Twitter’s purpose is proving more vital than ever,” he said. “We are helping the world stay informed, and providing a unique way for people to come together to help or simply entertain and remind one another of our connections.” The results appeared to ease concerns of deeper problems for the tech company, and Twitter shares...
Health

Coronavirus Lockdown Causing “Global Surge In Domestic Violence” – UN

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has decried a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” against women and girls amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a video message on Sunday evening, Guterres linked the development to economic and social pressures occasioned by stay-at-home orders imposed by governments in response to the pandemic. “We know lockdowns and quarantines are essential to suppressing COVID-19, but they can trap women with abusive partners. “Over the last weeks, as economic and social pressures and fear have grown, we have seen a horrifying global surge in domestic violence. “In some countries, the number of women calling support services has doubled,” he stated. The UN Chief noted that help might not come for the victims since the police an...
Italian PM Resigns After Losing a Referendum That Could Now Gift Power to Populists Wanting to Take The Country Out of The Euro
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Italian PM Resigns After Losing a Referendum That Could Now Gift Power to Populists Wanting to Take The Country Out of The Euro

Europe was rocked again last night after the latest populist surge against Brussels. The Italian prime minister was swept from power after calling a referendum on constitutional reforms, which became a vote on confidence in his government. Matteo Renzi resigned shortly after exit polls indicated a clear defeat, saying: 'I accept all responsibility for this loss. I'll say it out loud.' The result is a further landmark victory for populist movements, following Britain's vote for Brexit and Donald Trump's election win in the US. Mr Renzi's opponent Beppe Grillo had urged voters to 'go with your gut not your brain' and had called for Italy to ditch the euro. The prospects of an Italian vote on leaving the single currency – and by extension the EU itself – now draw closer. Markets were ...