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1. Tiwa Savage and Peruzzi hit the studio together
Amidst the COVID-19 lockdown, Nigerian celebrities have done their best in making sure that their fans and supporters remain entertained. On that note, Peruzzi took to his Instagram to share pictures of himself and Tiwa Savage working together in the studio.
The post featured a series of photos that captured Tiwa Savage in the middle of a recording session. Peruzzi did not reveal if the photos were recently taken or captured before the COVID-19 lockdown. In one of the photos, Tiwa Savage was seen reading lyrics from her mobile device as she sang into the microphone in the studio while Peruzzi was standing beside her.
Many could not help but express their anticipation for what is expected to come out of the studio session between Peruzzi and Tiwa Savage.
2. Lagos records seventh COVID-19 death
The Lagos State Government has announced another COVID-19 death, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the state to seven.
The state Ministry of Health via its Twitter handle, @LSMOH, said, “One COVID-19 death was recorded. This brings to seven, the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos State.” Nigerian celebrity news
The state Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi, identified the victim as a 63-year-old male, who had no history of travel or contact with any confirmed case.
3. African Union boss condemns Trump for cutting WHO funding
The USgovt decision to suspend funding to @WHO is deeply regrettable. Today more than ever,the world depends on WHO’s leadership to steer the global #Covid_19 pandemic response.Our collective responsibility to ensure WHO can fully carry out its mandate, has never been more urgent— Moussa Faki Mahamat (@AUC_MoussaFaki) April 15, 2020
The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, has condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to halt its funding of the World Health Organization in a tweet.
Mr Faki called the move deeply regrettable and said “today more than ever, the world depends on WHO’s leadership” in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The move will have a devastating impact in Africa, where the WHO has played an especially important role in the fight against malaria, tuberculosis and HIV.
The WHO often helps fill the funding gaps in Africa’s weak healthcare infrastructure, paying for much-needed essentials. It is also playing a key role in coordinating much of the coronavirus response in the continent.
The US is the single largest funder of the WHO, providing more than $400m (£320m) each year – about 15% of its total budget. Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the WHO had “failed in its basic duty” in its response to coronavirus. Trump has accused the WHO of making deadly mistakes and overly trusting China.
4. Germany to begin easing virus curbs
German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced first steps in undoing coronavirus lockdowns for the coming weeks, with most shops allowed to open although schools must stay closed until May 4.
Shops up to 800 square meters (8,600 square feet) will be allowed to reopen once they have plans to maintain hygiene, Merkel said, while schools will gradually be reopened with priority given to pupils about to take exams.
Meanwhile, a ban on large public events will be upheld until August 31.
5. Coronavirus and football: Football to return behind closed doors
Football will no doubt return behind closed doors but it is “impossible” to know when that will be, says the body that represents Europe’s top leagues. Alberto Colombo, the deputy general secretary of European Leagues, said the suspension of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic was a huge crisis.
The vast majority of the association’s members, which includes the Premier League and the English Football League, are prioritizing a return to action, he said. But he admitted that a small number of countries, including Belgium, were now considering cancelling their campaigns.
Football is suspended indefinitely across most of Europe because of the continued spread of COVID-19.
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