Davido’s second coronavirus test comes back negative, Nigeria records new coronavirus cases, champions league and Europa league have been postponed indefinitely. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.
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1. Davido’s 2nd coronavirus test comes back negative
Davido’s second coronavirus test has come back negative. The music star in a tweet shared via his Twitter page on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, revealed that his second test came back negative. Davido’s fiancee, Chioma had tested positive for coronavirus about a week ago.
“I did a second test for the covid-19 virus again … once again I’m Negative …” he tweeted.
Davido has been hit personally by the virus as his soon to be wife, Chioma Rowland was recently diagnosed with the Covid-19.
Davido, who recently returned from the United States of America after cancelling his tour said he, his fiancee and their close associates decided to go for coronavirus test on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, because of their recent travel history.
2. Nigeria records 12 new Covid-19 cases, total now 151
Twelve new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Nigeria, says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Nine were recorded in Osun State, two in Edo State and one in Ekiti State.
“As at 12:30 pm 1st April there are 151 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria,” said NCDC.
Nine have been discharged while two deaths have been recorded. The pandemic has been recorded in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Lagos State topped the chart of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria with 82 cases followed by the Federal Capital Territory Abuja with 28 cases.
3. Four countries receive Covid-19 donations
A pan-African infrastructure and logistics solutions company have donated an assortment of equipment to four African countries aimed at fighting the coronavirus. Arise, which is based in Libreville, Gabon donated 7m masks, 143,000 sets of protective clothing and 230,000 boxes of disinfectant gel to Ivory Coast, Benin, Togo and Mauritania.
“In the context of global shortages in critical medical supplies, we are providing a large shipment of medical equipment,” CEO Gagan Gupta said.
The supplies were mainly manufactured in China. The Africa CDC, in its latest status reports, says the continent had just over 5,700 confirmed cases.
4. Lebanese currency weakens further amid lockdown
The battered Lebanese pound has weakened even more during the coronavirus lockdown, with banks blocking access to already scarce dollars, forcing up their price on the parallel market, as well as the cost of imports the heavily indebted country relies on.
Since the government declared a medical emergency on March 15, Lebanon’s cash-strapped banks have limited their services to critical imports and paying out salaries in local currency while opening only a handful of branches.
The Lebanese currency has since tumbled about 15 per cent, trading as low as 2,850 pounds to the dollar on Wednesday compared with about 2,500 before the shutdown.
5. Champions League and Europa League suspended until further notice
All Champions League and Europa League matches have been suspended until further notice by UEFA because of the global coronavirus pandemic. All national team games in June have also been postponed, including play-off matches for Euro 2020 – already postponed to 2021 – and qualifying matches for the Women’s Euro 2021.
The European governing body’s 55 member associations met on Wednesday. The Premier League is suspended until at least 30 April.
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