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According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria has reached a total number of 65, while the federal government revealed that it is tracing 4,370 persons who came into contact with people that were suffering from coronavirus.

President Muhammadu Buhari has also ordered the immediate release of a 10 billion naira grant to Lagos State which is currently the state with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country.

Femi Otedola donates N1 Billion to fight Coronavirus

Billionaire Oil mogul, Femi Otedola has announced that he will be donating 1 billion naira to support the eradication of Corona Virus in Nigeria. Otedola made the announcement via his social media page some minutes ago.

He wrote:

I will be donating 1 billion naira towards the eradication of COVID-19 across Nigeria. We must all do what we can to flatten the curve.

Nigeria is currently battling to contain the spread of the virus that has so far claimed 1 life in the country. State governments have shut down most activities and encouraged residents to self-isolate.

President Buhari approves use of Stadia, NYSC orientation camps as Isolation centers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the use of four stadia owned by the federal government and also the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camps as isolation centres for the suspected cases of coronavirus.

The four stadia are the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos; the National Stadium, Abuja; the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium (formerly Liberty Stadium), Ibadan and the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. This was disclosed by the Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, on Friday through his twitter handle.

Abdul Samad Rabiu donates 1 billion naira to fight coronavirus

To strengthen the national response to COVID-19, industrialist and founder of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has announced a donation of N1 billion in cash through the BUA Foundation, and has also placed an order for an additional donation of equipment and medical supplies including testing kits and medical protective gear to nine states in Nigeria.

These medical supplies are being air-freighted and will arrive in Nigeria as soon as possible. States to benefit include Lagos, Kano, Adamawa, Edo, Kwara, Rivers, Abia, Akwa Ibom, and Sokoto. Each of these nine states will receive about 100,000 protective facemasks, 1,000 high-grade medical protection and isolation gear, 2,000 protective goggles, 1,000 gloves and 1,000 testing kits amongst other things

African football legend Mohamed Farah dies from COVID-19

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Somali Football Federation (SFF) has announced the death of Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah after suffering from coronavirus. Farah was confirmed dead on Tuesday at the Northwest London hospital, a week after testing positive for COVID-19.

Farah becomes the first African football star to be lost to the pandemic that has brought economic and football activities across the world to a standstill.


Former Ogun State sports commissioner Bukola Olopade tests positive for coronavirus

A former Commissioner for Youths and Sports in Ogun State Bukola Olopade has tested positive for coronavirus. Olopade, who is currently in Lagos, disclosed his status in a video he shared on Thursday.

However, he said he was strong and healthy, with no serious symptoms. He explained that being tested positive is not a death sentence, expressing optimism that he would come out stronger in a few days.

Obiano Orders Markets To Close Down For 14 Days

As part of the ongoing measures by Anambra State government to prevent the spread of coronavirus, state governor, Willie Obiano, has directed all markets in Anambra State to close down ‪from Monday, 30th March, for a period of 14 days.

Air France evacuates 260 French and Dutch nationals

On Thursday, Air France airlifted 260 of French nationals to Paris via Lagos airport with the permission granted it by the Federal Government to operate essential flights to evacuate different nationals out of the country to Paris.

The management of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, had earlier revealed that there would be a special repatriation flight and that the aircraft would come in from Cotonou, Benin Republic, for the operation.

The evacuation exercise is expected to continue on April 2nd and end on April 9th, 2020.

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