Malaysia rounding up migrants to contain coronavirus spread-police

Malaysian authorities are rounding up undocumented migrants as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, the country’s police chief said late on Friday, after hundreds of migrants and refugees were detained in the capital Kuala Lumpur. Over 700 migrants were taken into custody, including young children and ethnic Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, during Friday’s raid in a downtown area where thousands of migrants and asylum-seekers live, rights groups had said. The operation was aimed at preventing undocumented migrants from travelling to other areas amid movement curbs imposed to…

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Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

More than 3.13 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 218,169 have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 1400 GMT on Wednesday. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread, open tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser. * For a U.S.-focused tracker with state-by-state and county map, open tmsnrt.rs/2w7hX9T in an external browser. EUROPE * Britain’s death toll is probably above 27,241, making it one of the worst-hit countries in Europe, the opposition Labour Party leader said. * The number of people…

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Ooni of Ife: Traditional cure for coronavirus ready soon

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Wednesday said that a traditional cure for the COVID-19 had reached an advanced stage and would be made public soon. Ogunwusi disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Abeokuta shortly after he presented two motorised modular fumigators to the Ogun government. He said that the donation of the mechanical fumigators was his contribution to the state government’s efforts at combating the virus. The traditional ruler said that he had gone far in working with traditional medicine practitioners in the country to ensure…

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Davido to donate proceeds of new song to coronavirus research

Nigerian music star, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke, says he would donate all the proceeds from his new song to support international fashion house, Dolce & Gabbana’s Coronavirus Research Fund. The video which was released on Friday is titled ‘D & G’ and features popular American singer, Summer Walker. The singer said the decision to send all the proceeds from the video to the COVID-19 research was due to his personal experience. The singer announced that his fiancee, Chioma Rowland, tested positive for coronavirus on March 27. The singer later announced that…

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Covid -19: Oborevwori Hails Members On Palliatives

  *** Urges them to observe health safety protocol The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has commended members of the House for their unflinching support for the state governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on his stay at home directive among others to contain the spread of Covid19. He also commended members for being their brother’s keeper by donating palliatives to their various constituencies to complement the supplies from the Delta State Food Bank to cushion the effects of the lockdown on the less…

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Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown: CEPEJ Kick As Deltans Expresses Dissatisfaction Over Palliatives Distribution

  By Victor Bieni BENIKRUKRU/ GBARAMATU KINGDOM– DELTA STATE- The National Coordinator, Centre For Peace And Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Chief Sheriff Mulade (Comr.), A Delta State born renowned Human Rights and Environmental activist has drawn the attention of the State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to the unpleasant pattern of distributing the food stuff palliatives to cushion the economic effects of the 28 days lockdown order by the State Government on the less privileged. Chief Mulade disclosed this to our reporter while addressing Newsmen at the weekend at his country home…

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COVID-19: CSO Launches Situation Room To Monitor Isolation Centers In Delta

Civil Society Organisation in collaboration with Non-governmental organization other cooperate bodies across the nation have set up a situation room to monitor the activities of the Coronavirus pandemic in Delta state. In a press release in Warri, Delta State, signed and Co-chaired by Comrade Ibebe Rufus Akpobome, Your Emancipatin Movement of Africa, Mr. Bonny Akaeze, Foundation for Non-Violent Social change, Joshua Ghereje  of the Social Action and Emmanuel Agbubi, Civil Right Council Ughelli, Mr.Victor Ochie,Young Nigerian Rights Organization respectively, said, “The Delta State Civil Society/Media COVID-19 Situation Room is a collaboration of…

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President Buhari Imposes 11hrs Curfew Nationwide

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE CUMULATIVE LOCKDOWN ORDER OF LAGOS AND OGUN STATES AS WELL AS THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ON COVID- 19 PANDEMIC AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA MONDAY, 27TH APRIL, 2020 The Address   1. Fellow Nigerians 2. I will start by commending you all for the resilience and patriotism that you have shown in our collective fight against the biggest health challenge of our generation. 3. As at yesterday, 26th April 2020, some three million confirmed cases of…

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COVID-19: Nigeria records 87 new cases, total infections now 1,182

Nigeria on Saturday recorded 87 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 1,182 , according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). According to the NCDC in a tweet via its official handle, 33 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, 18 in Borno, 12 in Osun, nine in Katsina, four each in Kano and Ekiti, three each in Edo and Bauchi and one in Imo. The country’s total deaths from the virus now stand at 35 while 222 have recovered. The new…

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OBOREVWORI SPLASHES PALLIATIVES ON CONSTITUENTS 

  DELTA SPEAKER, RT HON SHERIFF OBOREVWORI HAS BOOSTED THE FOOD BANK COMMITTEE WITH 1,000 BAGS OF 10KG RICE AND 1,000 BAGS OF 10KG BEANS TO SUPPORT THE STATE GOVERNMENT IN ADDITION TO PREVIOUS PALLIATIVES HE DISTRIBUTED TO THE PEOPLE OF OKPE STATE CONSTITUENCY.   EACH WARD GOT 100 BAGS OF RICE AND 100 BAGS OF BEANS ADDITIONAL 50 BAGS OF RICE AND 50 BAGS OF BEANS WERE GIVEN TO WARD THREE AND TEN WHICH ARE BIGGER WARDS IN THE LGA.   ALSO, SHERIFF OBOREVWORI FOUNDATION GAVE OUT 1,000 BAGS…

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