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1. Chika Ike donates to less privileged individuals amid coronavirus surge in Nigeria
Nollywood actress, Chika Ike has joined other well-meaning Nigerians to donate to the less privileged individuals amid the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. The surge of the virus has seen several celebrities donate to the poor and needy in the country. Latest Nigerian celebrity news today
In a series of photos shared via her Instagram page on Thursday, April 23, Chika Ike in collaboration with her team went out to donate food items to the motherless and less privileged homes.
“These past few weeks have been a trying time for everyone. My team and I focused on making donations to some motherless babies and less privileged homes. But we decided to hit the streets this week,” she captioned one of the photos.
2. FG says 40 health workers tested positive
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said about 40 health workers in the country have tested positive for coronavirus. Ehanire, who stated this during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, urged all health workers to remain vigilant.
Also, the Chairman of the Lagos State branch of the Medical Guild, Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo, said three members of the association at the Alimosho General Hospital and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, had tested positive for COVID-19. Latest Nigerian celebrity news today
Sodipo, in an interview on Thursday, said the three doctors had been admitted to different isolation facilities in Lagos for treatment.
3. DR Congo’s Virunga National Park hit by the deadliest attack
At least 12 rangers have been killed by suspected members of a Rwandan rebel group in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Government official Cosma Wilungula said Friday’s attack was the deadliest in recent history. Latest Congo News Today
He said about 60 militiamen had ambushed a convoy of civilians that was being protected by the rangers.
Another six people were injured in the attack blamed on militiamen from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), whose leaders have been accused of links to the 1994 genocide in which some 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed.
The group has so far made no public comments on the accusations against it.
4. UK economy crumbling as coronavirus deaths mount
The United Kingdom’s economy is crumbling under the strain of the coronavirus lockdown and government borrowing is soaring to the highest levels in peacetime history, increasing pressure on the administration to set out an exit strategy.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, recuperating at his country residence after being seriously ill with COVID-19, is facing criticism from opposition politicians and some epidemiologists for reacting too slowly to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
With the number of deaths in hospitals hitting 18,738 on Thursday, a single-day rise of 616, ministers are working to roll out a mass testing and tracking programme to try to reduce the rate of transmission and possibly ease stringent measures that have all but shut the economy.
5. Eric Dier charged by FA after confronting fan
Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier has been charged by the Football Association after he climbed over seats to confront a fan after a match in March. The incident happened after Spurs were knocked out of the FA Cup at home by Norwich.
“Eric Dier has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3,” the FA said in a statement. Latest Soccer news today
“It is alleged that his actions at the conclusion of the fixture were improper and/or threatening.”
Dier has until 8 May 2020 to respond.
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