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Abuja topples Lagos as COVID-19 cases rise to 43,151

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night announced 462 fresh infections in the country making the total cases 43,151. The NCDC disclosed this in an update posted on their Twitter. FCT led again with 93 new infections cases, followed by Lagos with 78, Plateau with 64 and Kaduna 54. Other are: “Oyo-47, […]

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UK imposes new rules as COVID-19 cases rise

‌Britain on Friday “put the brakes on” easing lockdown measures and imposed new rules on millions of households in northern England, following concerns over a spike in coronavirus infections. The reopening of high-risk activities such as casinos, bowling alleys, and skating rinks, which was meant to begin on Saturday, will be delayed until at least […]

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“COVID-19 infections may rise during Sallah” – WHO warns

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says COVID-19 infections may arise during the Eid-el-Kabir holidays due to an increase in social and religious gatherings. The global health coordination agency in a statement on Thursday by WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, said, “As we approach the Eid Al Adha feast, there is […]

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COVID-19: Edo Govt Reiterates Need For Social Distancing, Self-Reporting, As Confirmed Cases Rise To 2241

With the rising number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Edo State, the government has urged residents to support efforts to contain the pandemic by observing social distancing and complying with all directives against the spread of the virus, including the compulsory use of facemasks and regular hand washing. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick […]

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South Africa’s murder rate, sexual offences on the rise

Nearly 60 murders were committed in South Africa every day in the year to March, figures showed on Friday, marking the latest rise in the country’s grimmest benchmark. In the 12 months to March 2020, police recorded 21,325 murders, an average of 58.4 per day and a 1.4-per cent increase over the previous year, Police […]

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COVID-19: Infections may rise during Sallah, WHO warns

The World Health Organisation says COVID-19 infections may rise during the Eid-el-Kabir holidays due to an increase in social and religious gatherings. The global health coordination agency in a statement on Thursday by WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, said, “As we approach the Eid Al Adha feast, there is also […]

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US weekly jobless claims rise with 1.43m filed – Govt

‌The United States saw its second consecutive weekly increase in new claims for unemployment benefits, the Labor Department said on Thursday, with 1.43 million filed. The data for the week ended July 25 marked an increase of 12,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised level, while the insured unemployment rate rose to 11.6 percent — […]

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Coronavirus cases in Nigeria rise to 39,977 with 438 new cases

<p class="">The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 438 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus rise to 39,977.</p> <h1>The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday.</h1> <p class="">It stated that regrettably 11 deaths were recorded in the country.</p> <p class="">According to it, 39,977 […]

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Oil steady as vaccine news counters rise in virus cases

Oil prices were little changed on Tuesday, trapped in the narrow trading band of the past three weeks as investors gauged hopes for a recovery in oil demand against fears of new lockdowns due to a growing number of coronavirus cases. Prices were offered some support by positive news on the development of vaccines as […]

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Excess oil revenue savings rise to $72m as FAAC shares N651.18bn in June

The federal government received N266.131 billion while state governments got N185.774 billion. The post Excess oil revenue savings rise to $72m as FAAC shares N651.18bn in June appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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Ebola cases rise in new DR Congo outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo’s northwest is growing, according to health officials, sounding the alarm weeks after the country officially declared an end to a separate Ebola epidemic which claimed over 2,000 lives. There have been 54 confirmed cases since June 1 in Mbandaka, a transport hub in Equateur province, including 22 deaths, according […]

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