COVID-19: U.S. lifts 997 Americans back home

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria has repatriated 997 Americans. The move was to reunite them with their families and friends during this time of unprecedented challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. From April 6-8, three U.S. Consulate-organized chartered flights operated by Delta Air Lines and Ethiopian Airlines repatriated 850 American …

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Somalia reports first coronavirus death

Somalia on Wednesday reported its first death of a patient suffering from COVID-19 and also said transmission was occurring among people who had no history of foreign travel. Though the Horn of Africa country officially has just 12 positive cases, Wednesday’s announcement highlights concerns that the coronavirus may in fact …

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Five Nigerians test positive for coronavirus in China

Five Nigerians have tested positive for coronavirus in China, according to Four of them had recently visited the same eatery, ‘Emma Food’, multiple times, announced the Guangzhou Health Commission on Tuesday. The restaurant owner, alongside her daughter and another child, later tested positive for the contagion. Wuhan, the former epicentre, …

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