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UK To Give Frontline Charities More Cash During Virus Lockdown

UK To Give Frontline Charities More Cash During Virus Lockdown

Britain’s finance minister Rishi Sunak announced on Wednesday an extra 750 million pounds ($930 million) of funding for frontline charities so they can continue their work during the coronavirus outbreak. “Our charities are playing a crucial role in the national fight against coronavirus, supporting those who are most in need,” Sunak said in a statement. […]

Coronavirus Forces Afghanistan’s Child Workers Off The Streets

Coronavirus Forces Afghanistan’s Child Workers Off The Streets

Standing on his rooftop, Massoud pulled the string hard, letting his kite soar high above the colourfully-painted houses of his Kabul neighbourhood. Just like the 12-year-old, many children have taken to the roofs as Afghanistan’s capital went quiet, catching the first warm rays of the spring sun or chasing each other’s kites. But unlike many […]

COVID-19 Cases Top 10 000 In Africa

COVID-19 Cases Top 10 000 In Africa

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to more than 10 000 and caused more than 500 deaths. While the virus was slow to reach the continent compared to other parts of the world, infection has grown exponentially in recent weeks and continues to spread. Reaching the continent through travellers returning from […]

Coronavirus Symptoms vs Cold : How To Know The Difference

Coronavirus Symptoms vs Cold : How To Know The Difference

Since it was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in December 2o19, the coronavirus disease—now known as COVID-19—has spread across the globe, and frankly, it hit at the most inopportune time for the US in particular: cold and flu season. While colds and flu are technically present year-round in the US, their busy season begins ramping up […]

Coronavirus Pressures Leading To Global Surge in Domestic Violence

Coronavirus Pressures Leading To Global Surge in Domestic Violence

 The U.N. secretary-general warned Sunday that the increase in social and economic pressures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has led to a global increase in violence against women and girls. Last week, Antonio Guterres called for a global cease-fire so that the international community could focus all of its attention on stopping the virus and helping those […]

The Story Corner : TikTok Craze

The Story Corner : TikTok Craze

Our people are boredddddddddddddddddddd…   This lockdown is causing a lot of hullabaloo on social media. The lockdown is literarily killing people. People are getting frustrated at home especially for us Nigerians who battle with electricity. lol. A lot of our stars have been going live on a daily basis. They are bored to stupor […]

Coronavirus Measures Will Hit Women Harder Than Men

Coronavirus Measures Will Hit Women Harder Than Men

Data is urgently required to highlight the different impact of coronavirus on women and men, with early signs that women face higher levels of violence and more care work, researchers said on Wednesday. Although death rates appear to be slightly higher among men, a study by aid organisations CARE International and International Rescue Committee (IRC) […]

Nigeria Records New Deaths, 20 More Coronavirus Cases

Nigeria Records New Deaths, 20 More Coronavirus Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday corrected the figures of confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 210 to 209. The public health agency said there was an error in the number cases reported on Friday, as 26 cases were reported instead of 25. Meanwhile, two more people have died of COVID-19 in Nigeria, bringing […]

How Fashion Brands Are Fighting Coronavirus

How Fashion Brands Are Fighting Coronavirus

  The world has gone on an indefinite pause as all attention is now focused on tackling the Coronavirus pandemic. Schools have long closed down, offices have gone remote and social distancing is being preached on every digital platform. The big fashion brands are not left out in this fight. Prada announced it will fund […]

UN Launches COVID-19 Plan That Could ‘Defeat the Virus And Build A Better World’

UN Launches COVID-19 Plan That Could ‘Defeat the Virus And Build A Better World’

The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to lessen the blow to people”. “The new coronavirus disease is attacking societies at their core, claiming lives and people’s livelihoods”, said Secretary-General António Guterres, pointing out that the potential longer-term effects on […]