Trump to convene G7 leaders in video link to discuss pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a video teleconference with G7 leaders on Thursday to coordinate national responses to the coronavirus outbreak, the White House said on Tuesday. Trump, who is head of the G7 this year, had planned to hold this year’s summit at the presidential retreat of Camp David, Maryland, in June, but moved it to a virtual setting due to the virus. The Group of Seven nations consists of the United States, France, Britain, Italy, Canada, Japan and Germany, and all seven of them have…

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COVID-19: Delta Imposes Curfew, Extends Lockdown By 14 Days

  Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Tuesday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state, saying it was additional measure to complement government’s efforts at stemming the spread of COVID-19 around the state. The governor, who made a broadcast to residents of the state, also announced the extension of the 14-day Lockdown which began on April 1, for another two weeks and said that the curfew would run for the period of the lockdown. He explained that painful as it may be, extending the lockdown and imposing the curfew were…

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Coronavirus Didn’t Kill Oboba In London – Agberia

  By Francis Dugbe Following a story published in one of the national dailies that Coronavirus killed a Nigerian, identified as Mr. Simeon Oboba in an undisclosed London hospital at the early hours of on Sunday 12th April, 2020, Mr. Amos Agberia, a close friend of the diseased has refuted the story, saying the Late Simeon Oboba died of kidney and respiratory problems and not Coronavirus as reported. In a chat with journalists yesterday, Agberia said it was not even Mrs. Angela Orugbo who made the disclosure but it was…

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FG discloses impact of OPEC+ oil cut, how to manage post subsidy era

The historic oil deal between OPEC and its allies (OPEC+), and other top oil-producing countries on Sunday, April 12, 2020, did not come without its own drama. These countries had to contend with the disagreement with Mexico on an output cut, antics of Saudi Arabia and Russia, and the subsequent intervention of the United States. Following the agreement on the deal, OPEC is supposed to stick to an output cut of 9.7 million barrels per day. Subsequently, Nigeria has provided an update on its own share of the output cut and the timelines for…

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Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden for US president

By Agencies Former White House candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday endorsed onetime rival Joe Biden for president, saying it was time to unite in the effort to defeat Donald Trump in November. The two veteran politicians, who each spent the past year battling for the Democratic nomination, appeared together by split-screen on Biden’s livecast. “Today I am asking all Americans — I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every independent, I’m asking a lot of Republicans — to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy which I endorse,” Sanders…

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France extends lockdown until May 11

By Agencies French President Emmanuel Macron has extended the anti-coronavirus lockdown in France until May 11, in a televised speech to the nation on Monday. The strict rules on social contact – including instructions to only spend one hour outside per day and not further than 1 km from your home were also extended. The rules had been in place since March 17. This is coming as the number of people being treated in intensive care went down for the fifth day in a row on Monday After May 11,…

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Coronavirus: Why we’re still relying on century-old strategy to treat pandemic

By Agencies COVID-19 research is advancing at an unprecedented speed, but one strategy doctors are leaning on to treat COVID-19 patients looks more antiquated than innovative. In hospitals around the United States, caregivers are resorting to using century-old convalescent plasma therapy — siphoning blood from survivors and reinfusing it into the sick. That’s because the hundreds of research papers published in the past few months and the record-setting leaps in vaccine development haven’t been fast enough to keep up with the blistering speed of the ongoing pandemic. People are sick…

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