Tag Archives: COVID-19

How We Sustained Production of Essential Commodities During Lockdown– Adebayo

The Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, in this interview with The Commerce Africa’s Managing Editor, Yusuf Issa An-Nuphawi, revealed how the Ministry sustained the production and delivery of essential commodities across the country during the economic lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Excerpt:                                      …

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Ramaphosa Bans Alcohol Sales in South Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday announced a ban on alcohol sales and said mask-wearing would be mandatory in public as his country became the continent’s first to record one million coronavirus cases. Ramaphosa said during a televised speech that alcohol would be temporarily banned from midnight to help …

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FG Oders Workers to Stay at Home as COVID-19 Cases Rise

The Federal Government on Monday ordered all federal civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below to stay at home for the next five weeks from Monday. The chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made this known in a statement on Monday. He also announced that …

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Coronavirus Cases in Africa Exceeds 2 million

Africa has just surpassed the 2 million mark for covid-19, according to new figures published by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This announcement comes at a time when the world is facing an upsurge in coronavirus cases. Across the planet, there are 55 million infections with 1.3 …

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UK Imposes Four-week Lockdown as Cases of COVID-19 Increase

Boris Johnson, prime minister of the United Kingdom, has announced a four-week national lockdown as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The lockdown will take effect from November 5 and last till the first week of December. Speaking at a press conference held on Saturday, the …

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Oil Prices Gain as Donald Trump Recovers from COVID-19

Oil prices went up Tuesday, supported by reports that US President Donald Trump was discharged from hospital following treatment for COVID-19. The leader returned to the White House on Monday after a three-night hospital stay and said he felt “real good”. Meantime, hopes for a fresh US stimulus renewed after …

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Donald Trump, Melania Test Positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus, the President announced early Friday morning, an extraordinary development coming months into a global pandemic and in the final stretch of his reelection campaign. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and …

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Travlers to Pay for COVID-19 Tests at Zimbabwean Ports of Entry

The Zimbabwean Government announced on Tuesday that it will charge for COVID-19 tests done on travellers showing symptoms of the disease at ports of entry. The measure is meant to allow the government to replenish laboratory commodities, Information Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa, told a post-cabinet media briefing on Tuesday. Zimbabwe will …

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COVID-19: Bollywood Star, Kumar Says “I Drink Cow Urine Daily”

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has revealed that he drinks cow urine daily, joining a growing number of Indians who believe it has medicinal benefits – including against the coronavirus. Kumar is considered a staunch supporter of Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, which has earmarked millions of dollars for …

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