Ethiopian Airlines Delivers Jack Ma Foundation Covid-19 Medical Assistance To Nigeria

An Ethiopian Airlines Freighter today landed at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA). Lagos at 3.20 PM  to deliver Medical Supplies From the Jack Ma Foundation. The medical equipment that was delivered to Nigeria by Ethiopian Airlines today was part of the 20 000 laboratory diagnostic test kits, 100 000 medical masks and 1 000 protective suits and face shields donated by Jack Mal to distributed among members of the African Union (AU) The delivery of the medical assistance was made known in a statement by the…

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COVID-19: Presidential Task Force Storms Aso Rock

Members of the Presidential Task Force for the control of the coronavirus chaired by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha stormed the Presidential Villa, Abuja, wearing face masks. The 12-member task force team set up by President Muhammadu Buhari recently were seen departing the building which accommodates the office of the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. While Shehu declined comments when approached by newsmen, the SGF simply said: “you’d be briefed later.” This came as…

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Coronavirus: People With Blood Type A May Be More Vulnerable To Coronavirus

People with blood type A may be more vulnerable to infection by the coronavirus, while those with type O seem more resistant, according to a preliminary study of patients in China who contracted the disease known as Covid-19. Medical researchers in China took blood group patterns of more than 2,000 patients infected with the virus in Wuhan and Shenzhen and compared them to local healthy populations.  They found that blood type A patients showed a higher rate of infection and they tended to develop more severe symptoms. While the researchers said…

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Bauchi State Gov, Bala Mohammed, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Bauchi state’s Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed has been confirmed positive to Coronavirus. His Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, made this announcement through a statement on Tuesday afternoon. This comes a day after the governor took the test after he had contact with the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who was confirmed to have been infected with the virus.

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Domestic Flights Within Nigeria Still In Operation—FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has stated that domestic flight operations within the country were still on despite the suspension of international flights into the country. FAAN made this known in a statement issued by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu. “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby notifies the general public that although all international flight operations have been suspended, passengers can still travel within Nigeria unhindered. “We also use this opportunity to request all passengers and other stakeholders to adhere strictly to all travel…

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COVID-19: Annual Passenger Revenue Will Fall By $252 Billion-If –IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) analysis released has stated that that annual passenger revenue would fall by $252 billion if severe travel restrictions remain in place for three months as a result of COVID-19. This, IATA said represents a 44 percent decline compared to 2019 and this well-over double IATA’s previous analysis of a $113 billion revenue hit that was made before countries around the world introduced sweeping travel restrictions. The international airline body, however, welcomed the support of governments around the world that have provided financial relief to…

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Air Peace Refutes Carrying COVID-19 Suspect Onboard Lagos-Kano Flight

Nigeria’s major carrier, Air Peace has refuted insinuation that it airlifted a passenger suspected of being infected with Coronavirus on its Lagos-Kano flight on Tuesday but that the suspect in question has a phobia for flying. The Chief Operating Officer of Air Peace, Mrs. Toyin Olajide, who made this clarification, said that as it has become a tradition, the airline’s COVID-19 team sanitize and check the temperature of every passenger and gives approval before he is allowed to board the airline’s flight. She also disclosed that the aircraft was again…

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COVID-19: Aero Assures Travelling Public, Customers Of Continuously Making Aircraft Safe

Aero Contractors, one of the leading airlines in the country has assured the traveling public and its esteemed customers that it would continue to take every measure to ensure that its aircraft are safe from  Coronavirus also known as COVID-19. The airline gave this assurance in response to the Bauchi State Government statement, in which it stated that the Governor of the state, His Excellency, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed CON, who is one of our esteemed customers, mentioned that he met the son of the former Vice President of Nigeria…

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Sanwo-Olu Shuts Down Lagos Markets

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the closure of markets, stores in the state with effect from Thursday 26th March, 2020. According to him, markets that sell essential commodities such as medical equipment, water, foodstuff are exempted. The governor in a press conference said: “It is not a total lockdown, we still want people on essential services to go about their normal activities.  “We are trying to de-centralize markets in Lagos. This is why we want to use some of our closed schools as markets, so people can buy…

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Bishop Oyedepo: Why We Held Service Despite Government’s Directive

The Founder of Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has offered explanations for his decision to hold a well-attended service on Sunday despite the government’s directive not to. The Ogun State Government, where the church has its massive Faith Tabernacle, and the Federal Government had issued a directive that no religious or social gathering exceeding 50 people should hold following the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. However, Oyedepo still held the service at Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota on Sunday, with thousands…

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