Chioma, Davido’s fiancée, recovers from coronavirus, Lagos state to enforce the wearing of face masks, Arsenal players and coaches to take a pay cut. 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. Chioma recovers from coronavirus
On Friday, March 27, Davido took to his Instagram page to announce that his partner had tested positive for coronavirus. 23 days after, Chioma has tested negative for the coronavirus infection.
Davido announced this on his Twitter page on Sunday, April 19, 2020, saying Chioma tested negative twice for the infection. He tweeted, “Glory be to God… Chioma has now tested negative twice for Covid19… Thank you all for prayers… We love you.”
2. Lagos to enforce the wearing of face masks
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that wearing of face masks would be made compulsory for residents in the state from next week. The governor said this would help to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state. He said this during a televised media briefing on COVID-19 updates in Lagos on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had on Sunday said the wearing of face masks protects people around an infected person.
3. Kagame warns of dire consequences for African economies
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has warned that it could take “a generation or more” for Africa to recover from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic. He told the UK Financial Times that the continent would need at least $100bn (£80bn) in foreign support.
The World Bank has already warned that Africa will slip into recession, its first in 25 years, as global trade shrinks and commodity prices continue to fall. Kagame said he was confident progress could be made following what he called good engagement from partners such as France, Germany, China and the US.
4. Oil plunges 84% to more than a three-decade low
Oil plunged to a more than three-decade low on Monday. The commodity’s latest round of sharp selling comes as uncertainty mounts around storage for excess oil. Demand for crude has plummeted since the coronavirus outbreak has frozen activity worldwide.
The price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures expiring in May plunged as much as 84% to $2.99 a barrel, putting its pace for the lowest close on record, dating back to 1983.
The price of oil has continued to slide even after OPEC and its allies agreed to the biggest-ever production cut — one intended to backstop prices. Investors remain unconvinced the cuts can offset cratering demand for the commodity as the novel coronavirus keeps society from operating normally.
5. Arsenal players and coaches take 12.5% cut to wages
Arsenal’s first-team players and head coach Mikel Arteta have agreed to a pay cut to help with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League club said the voluntary agreement sees those involved have their annual earnings reduced by 12.5%.
The club’s core coaching staff are also among those taking cuts to their pay. If the Gunners hit certain targets on the pitch, the club says agreed amounts will be paid back.
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