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Coronavirus: John Lewis Plans Phased Reopening of Shops_Ada Nkong

John Lewis is planning a phased reopening of its stores, using lessons it has learned on social distancing from the partnership's Waitrose shops. Changes will include having a customer service host to monitor numbers inside and answer queries and fewer entrances. John Lewis and other non-essential shops in England can reopen on 15 June, with… Continue reading Coronavirus: John Lewis Plans Phased Reopening of Shops_Ada Nkong

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Bangladesh Breaks New Grounds, Exports 6.5m PPE to US_Ada Nkong

In a landmark feat, Bangladesh has joined the select group of countries that manufacture world-class, large-scale Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by shipping 6.5 million PPE gowns to US brand Hanes, for ultimate delivery to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), reports UNB.To mark the occasion, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and US… Continue reading Bangladesh Breaks New Grounds, Exports 6.5m PPE to US_Ada Nkong

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Covid-19 Update as @ 25th May 2020-NCDC

Its now 8068 cases of #COVID19 in NigeriaDischarged: 2311Deaths: 233 229 new cases recorded Lagos-90Katsina-27Imo-26Kano-23FCT-14Plateau-12Ogun-9Delta-7Borno-5Rivers-5Oyo-4Gombe-3Osun-2Anambra-1Bayelsa-1 A breakdown of cases by state are as follows:

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WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine as coronavirus treatment amid safety concerns_Frmi Ehiabhi

The World Health Organization on Monday temporarily suspended its trial of hydroxycholoroquine, the drug backed by President Donald Trump to combat the deadly coronavirus, over safety concerns. "The Executive Group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm within the Solidarity Trial while the safety data is reviewed by the Data Safety Monitoring Board," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters at a news briefing.  "The… Continue reading WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine as coronavirus treatment amid safety concerns_Frmi Ehiabhi

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India Resumes Domestic Flights Amidst Confusion, Jitters_Ada Nkong

Domestic flights resumed in India on Monday even as coronavirus cases surge, while confusion about quarantine rules prompted jitters among passengers and the cancellation of dozens of planes. India had halted all flights within the country, and departing and leaving for abroad, in late March as it sought to stop the spread of coronavirus with… Continue reading India Resumes Domestic Flights Amidst Confusion, Jitters_Ada Nkong

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Western Australia Hit by ‘Once in a Decade’ Storm_Ada Nkong

Western Australia has been battered by a massive storm which ripped roofs off houses and downed trees across a 1,000km (620 miles) stretch of land. More than 60,000 homes were without power on Monday - most in the main city, Perth. No injuries were reported, officials said. The state's south was particularly hard hit with… Continue reading Western Australia Hit by ‘Once in a Decade’ Storm_Ada Nkong

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Boris Johnson Under Pressure to Sack Aide Over Lockdown Breach Allegations_Ada Nkong

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was under increased pressure on Sunday to sack top aide Dominic Cummings who was facing allegations that he had breached coronavirus lockdown rules for a second time. The British government has so far rejected calls to sack Cummings over allegations he broke coronavirus lockdown rules by travelling across the country… Continue reading Boris Johnson Under Pressure to Sack Aide Over Lockdown Breach Allegations_Ada Nkong