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Pandemic-hit Fiji Airways fired more than half its workforce Monday, as travel restrictions put the islands’ vital tourism sector in a deep freeze and reduced the national carrier’s revenue to “virtually zero”. Chief executive Andre Viljoen said that after “exhausting all other options” the airline had decided to let 758 staff go — some 51 […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has successfully validated the first phase of the viral Ribonucleic Acid extraction which should enable local production of cheap testing kits for coronavirus. The validation took place on Thursday in the laboratory of the National Biotechnology Development Agency in Abuja. The Director-General of NABDA, Prof. Alex Akpa, told the […]

President Muhammadu Buhari said that in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus, there is no need for government officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian religious leaders, and children to pay him Eid-el-Fitr homages at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He explained that his decision was in compliance with the safety measures put […]

The Nigerian Correctional Service said it has released 3,751 inmates comprising convicts and awaiting trial persons who met the criteria set by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy. President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the release of the inmates as part of measures to decongest the custodial centers and curb the spread of COVID-19. […]

Kano State has discharged forty out of the fifty health workers that got infected with COVID-19 at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano. The government said the discharged persons tested negative for the virus upon treatment at the state isolation center. This was contained in a statement by the Assistant Director, Information and Public Affairs […]

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