Coronavirus: FG locks down Lagos, Ogun and FCT

The Federal Government has ordered the total lockdown of Lagos and Ogun states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from 11pm on Monday in view of the widespread number of coronavirus cases. This was announced on Sunday evening by President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide address in which he also reeled off a number of other measures to tackle the scourge which has so far affected 89 Nigerians. More details later…

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German minister kills self over coronavirus worries

Thomas Schaefer, the Finance Minister of Germany’s Hesse State, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, State Premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday, reports Strait Times.The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died by suicide.“We are in shock, we are in disbelief and above all we are immensely sad,” Bouffier said in a recorded statement.Hesse is home to Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt, where major lenders like Deutsche…

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German minister kills self over coronavirus worries

Thomas Schaefer, the Finance Minister of Germany’s Hesse State, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, State Premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday, reports Strait Times.The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died by suicide.“We are in shock, we are in disbelief and above all we are immensely sad,” Bouffier said in a recorded statement.Hesse is home to Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt, where major lenders like Deutsche…

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German minister kills self over coronavirus worries

Thomas Schaefer, the Finance Minister of Germany’s Hesse State, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, State Premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday, reports Strait Times.The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died by suicide.“We are in shock, we are in disbelief and above all we are immensely sad,” Bouffier said in a recorded statement.Hesse is home to Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt, where major lenders like Deutsche…

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German minister kills self over coronavirus worries

Thomas Schaefer, the Finance Minister of Germany’s Hesse State, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, State Premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday, reports Strait Times.The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died by suicide.“We are in shock, we are in disbelief and above all we are immensely sad,” Bouffier said in a recorded statement.Hesse is home to Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt, where major lenders like Deutsche…

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Coronavirus: Gebrselassie donates to Ethiopian fund

Ethiopian athletics legend Haile Gebrselassie has donated nearly $50,000 to a committee set up to fight the spread of coronavirus in his homeland.The COVID-19 National Resource Mobilisation Committee was launched by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday in Ethiopia, where there are currently 21 reported cases.“It’s not time to profit but to save lives,” said Haile.“We need to support the government at this crucial time and support one another.”Haile donated one million Ethiopian birr ($30,213) from a range of his businesses while half a million birr (USD 15,106) came from…

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Coronavirus: Gebrselassie donates to Ethiopian fund

Ethiopian athletics legend Haile Gebrselassie has donated nearly $50,000 to a committee set up to fight the spread of coronavirus in his homeland.The COVID-19 National Resource Mobilisation Committee was launched by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday in Ethiopia, where there are currently 21 reported cases.“It’s not time to profit but to save lives,” said Haile.“We need to support the government at this crucial time and support one another.”Haile donated one million Ethiopian birr ($30,213) from a range of his businesses while half a million birr (USD 15,106) came from…

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Turkey’s former keeper in hospital with coronavirus

  Turkey’s most capped player, former goalkeeper Rustu Recber, is in a “critical period” in hospital with coronavirus.The ex-Barcelona and Fenerbahce keeper, 46, won 120 caps and was one of the players of the tournament when Turkey reached the 2002 World Cup semi-finals.“We are still in shock by the sudden and rapidly developing symptoms,” his wife Isil Recber said on Instagram.Isil and her two children have tested negative for the virus, reports the BBC.Rustu retired in 2012 after a five-year stint with Besiktas.“We convey our wishes for a speedy recovery…

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Coronavirus: Plateau churches obey govt’s directive on worshippers

From Musa Pam, Jos   Churches in Plateau State on Sunday strictly adhered to the state government’s directives not to allow more than 50 worshippers at a time as a safety measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. A few days ago Governor Simon Lalong had in a state broadcast, directed all worship centres to reduce the congregations to not more than 50 persons with a 2-metre spacing interval as well as provide running water and soap for hand washing and sanitizers at their entrances.…

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