• Church reopening: CAN holds virtual meeting today

    Church reopening: CAN holds virtual meeting today0

    The Christian Association of Nigeria would hold a virtual meeting with Christian leaders on Wednesday to review guidelines, which would prevent the spread of COVID-19 in churches after the reopening of worship centres in the country. The PUNCH has learnt. The apex Christian group in the country said the guidelines would be submitted to the

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  • Kano, Katsina, Borno Muslims shun Sultan, PTF, storm prayer grounds

    Kano, Katsina, Borno Muslims shun Sultan, PTF, storm prayer grounds0

      Muslims in Kano, Katsina, Borno, Zamfara and Bauchi states on Sunday shunned a directive of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, which stated that there should be no large gatherings at Eid prayers. Our correspondents, who monitored prayer grounds in the states, observed that there were

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  • US records 820 new COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

    US records 820 new COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours0

    The United States on Sunday recorded 820 new coronavirus fatalities in the previous 24 hours, but the country’s total death count neared 90,000, a Johns Hopkins University tracker reported. The latest toll, marked at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Monday), was the lowest since 776 daily deaths were recorded on May 10, but the count ranged

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  • Trump threatens to cut China ties over COVID-19 spread

    Trump threatens to cut China ties over COVID-19 spread0

    ‌ US President Donald Trump threatened to cut ties with China over its role in the spread of the coronavirus, as the global death toll from the disease topped 300,000. Despite fears of a second wave of infections, national and local governments around the world are easing lockdown orders as they try to get stalled

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  • Lagos records 57 new COVID-19 cases as total nears 2000

    Lagos records 57 new COVID-19 cases as total nears 20000

    Lagos State has recorded 57 more coronavirus infections, bringing the total cases in the state to 1,990, NANS reports. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control stated this on Tuesday night on its website. It said 1,455 active cases were in Lagos while 502 patients have been discharged and 33 deaths have been recorded. It added

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  • Akwa Ibom discharges five more COVID-19 patients

    Akwa Ibom discharges five more COVID-19 patients0

    Akwa Ibom State Government has discharged five more recovered COVID-19 cases with only one positive patient remaining in the state. Updating the press on the situation of the pandemic in the state, the Commissioner for Health and state COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr Dominic Ukpong, said the discharge followed two negative test results recorded by the

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