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The guidance on masks appears to be shifting, but social distancing is still the key step people can take. Muhammad Fayyaz Rub/Shutterstock.com

WHO says masks ‘no silver bullet’ for ending pandemic

The WHO said masks should only ever be used as part of a comprehensive package of interventions.

Map of Sao Tome and Principe [PHOTO: Operation World]

Sao Tome, Principe confirm index cases of coronavirus

This makes Sao Tome the 52nd country in Africa to confirm a case.

World Health Organisation Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus at the coronavirus press conference in Geneva

WHO rejects using Africa as testing ground for coronavirus vaccine

Two French doctors sparked widespread outrage for suggesting that Africa should be added to Europe and Australia as testing grounds for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Infographics showing the number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria so far

Coronavirus: Six cases reported in Nigeria as total rises to 238

Kwara State reported its first cases, meaning 13 states and the FCT have so far reported cases.

EKiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi

COVID-19: Fayemi relaxes Ekiti curfew, flags off food distribution

The state government has also relaxed the curfew imposed on the state, to allow residents move freely on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chinese Doctors used to illustrate the story [Photo: scmp.com]

Chinese medical team will be tested for coronavirus on arrival in Nigeria – Official

Mr Ehanire had earlier announced that an 18-member team of Chinese medical experts will be coming into Nigeria to support the country’s fight against Covid-19.

Boris Johnson suspends parliament what does it mean for Brexit and why are MPs so angry - EPA/Mick Tsikas

British PM Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit

Mr Johnson’s condition worsened over the course of Monday afternoon.

Federal High Court Headquarters, Abuja

Coronavirus: Nigeria extends shutdown of courts

The initial shut down of the courts was to lapse on Tuesday.

Vladimir Putin, Russian President Photo Credit: Slate

Russia’s coronavirus caseload jumps by about 1,000 over 24 hours

Russian President Vladimir Putin has advised the public to stay home for the rest of the month and only go outside when absolutely necessary.

Nigeria's finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed [PHOTO: Pulse.ng]

Coronavirus: Buhari approves withdrawal of $150 million stabilisation fund to support FAAC allocations

The federal government has also granted a moratorium on states’ debts.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (middle); Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu (left) and Commander, Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft, Apapa, Commodore Ibrahim Aliyu Shettima (right), during a media address after the State Security Council meeting at Lagos House, Marina, on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Coronavirus: Lagos discharges two female patients

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the patients were discharged on Monday after they tested negative for two consecutive times.

Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed

COVID-19: Nigeria revises 2020 budget, adjusts fiscal benchmarks

“Because the 2020 Appropriation Act was based on certain fiscal assumptions, we have been compelled to revisit them given the emerging economic realities”

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

Coronavirus: Kano extends stay at home order for civil servants

The governor directed civil servants to continue observing the stay-at-home order for another two weeks so as to avoid spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state.

Kayode Fayemi

COVID-19: Fayemi relaxes Ekiti curfew, flags off food distribution

The state government has also relaxed the curfew imposed on the state, to allow residents move freely on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Lagos discharges two more coronavirus patients

“With the newly discharged patients, we now have a total of 31 people that have fully recovered from #COVID19 in Lagos and discharged to join the community.”

Kwara State map

Kwara confirms two COVID-19 cases

One of the cases is the wife of a man who is believed to have died of the disease.

COVID-19: Coronavirus [Photo: Mayo Clinic]

Edo confirms two new coronavirus cases

With the two new cases, Edo State now has 11 coronavirus cases.

Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz

Attendees of Funke Akindele’s party to be charged to court – Attorney-General

The attorney-general says the attendees will be prosecuted for flouting social distancing regulation of the state.

NUJ logo

Coronavirus: Abuja NUJ inaugurates seven-member committee

The committee will, among other things, monitor the activities and safety of media organisations and practitioners in Abuja.

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Coronavirus: Gov. AbdulRazaq launches cash transfer to 25,000 poor households in Kwara

“Each benefiting household is to get N20,000 cumulatively for the months of January, February, March and April,” he said.

Tiger tests positive to coronavirus

No other animals at the zoo are showing symptoms, the zoo said.

Kayode Fayemi

Fayemi ends self-isolation, relaxes Ekiti lockdown

Mr Fayemi imposed a total lockdown on Ekiti on March 29 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Pep Guardiola

Guardiola loses mother to coronavirus

Pep Guardiola’s mother was 82 years old

The test teams consist of doctors and DRK emergency services.

Mobile drive-through Coronavirus Testing: Lessons from Germany for Nigeria

Germany, the country with the world’s highest COVID-19 testing rates and an early adopter of drive-through testing provides lessons and parallels, as Lagos pioneers free mobile testing in West Africa.

Deputy governor of Bauchi state, Baba Tela,

Coronavirus: Bauchi govt still awaiting report on governor’s status — Deputy

“We have taken the samples and we are waiting for the report of the NCDC. Unless the result from the NCDC comes, as a government, we will not comment further on this matter.”