Nigeria to relax coronavirus restrictions on places of worship from June 2

Nigeria will relax coronavirus restrictions on places of worship from Tuesday, the chairman of the presidential task force for COVID-19 said. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country where Christianity and Islam are widely practised, has recorded 10,162 confirmed cases and 287 deaths. Boss Mustapha, the country’s most senior civil servant, also said a lockdown in the… Read More Nigeria to relax coronavirus restrictions on places of worship from June 2

Monkeys attack medical official, snatch coronavirus blood samples in India

A troop of monkeys in India attacked a medical official and snatched away blood samples of patients who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Friday. The attack occurred this week when a laboratory technician was walking in the campus of a state-run medical college in Meerut, 460 km (285 miles) north… Read More Monkeys attack medical official, snatch coronavirus blood samples in India

France bans use of hydroxylchloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 patients

The French government on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The move, which takes immediate effect, is the first by a country since the World Health Organization said on Monday it was pausing a… Read More France bans use of hydroxylchloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 patients

Brazilian police raid residences of Rio de Janeiro’s governor following COVID-19 corruption probe

Brazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro’s right-wing Governor Wilson Witzel as part of a COVID-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro’s political foes as the pandemic sweeps the nation. Federal prosecutors alleged Witzel, a former-ally-turned-foe of Bolsonaro, and his wife Helena led a sprawling criminal operation in… Read More Brazilian police raid residences of Rio de Janeiro’s governor following COVID-19 corruption probe

Michael Cohen released early from prison over coronavirus exposure concerns

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, returned to his New York home on Thursday after being released early from a federal prison due to concerns of possible coronavirus exposure. “There is so much I want to say and intend to say. But now is not the right time. Soon,” Cohen said on… Read More Michael Cohen released early from prison over coronavirus exposure concerns

Apple, Google launches contact tracing technology

Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the initial version of their system. The Apple-Google technology enables governments fighting the novel coronavirus to publish mobile apps in the coming days that the companies… Read More Apple, Google launches contact tracing technology

Why only 66% of African Health Ministers are Medical Doctors – Prince Akpah

In this time of a global crisis where the world is faced with graving concerns on how to fight the coronavirus, I am deeply concerned about the readiness of Africa’s leadership as this has become a testing period for our leaders to showcase their experience in regards to occupying the distinguished position as health ministers… Read More Why only 66% of African Health Ministers are Medical Doctors – Prince Akpah