One dead, four injured in gas explosion outside Moscow

One person was killed and four were injured when a gas explosion ripped through a five-storey residential building outside Moscow on Saturday, authorities said. The gas explosion took place in the town of Orekhovo-Zuyevo during stay-at-home orders from authorities trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Zhanna Terekhova, a spokeswoman for the emergencies ministry, […]

18 countries yet to confirm COVID-19 case

Despite the daily increase in the number of COVID-19 cases globally, about 18 countries have not confirmed any positive case. Preventive and containment measures have been put in place to ensure the virus does not spread to them. All countries in Europe, North America, and South America have reported at least a case of the virus while […]

Nigerian man tested positive for COVID-19 beats nurse to escape quarantine in Guangzhou

Chinese police are investigating a case in which a Nigerian man who tested positive for COVID-19 refused to undergo medical quarantine and assaulted a nurse, beating her and biting her face. The case has caused great uproar on Chinese internet, with many calling for the man to be deported.  The 47-year-old Nigerian man, named Okonkwonwoye […]

CPJ Launches Digital Safety Kit

The Committee to Protect Journalists has launched a new, updated Digital Safety Kit for journalists looking to better protect themselves, their sources, and their information. The kit, produced by CPJ’s Emergencies Response Team, combines six bite-sized safety notes on different topics in an accessible format that is easy to digest. Each note contains practical advice to help […]

COVID-19: Germany to evacuate citizens from Nigeria

The German Mission in Nigeria is planning to evacuate interested nationals from Nigeria, The PUNCH reports. This is not unconnected to the exploding cases of COVID-19 in the country which hit 111 on Sunday, March 29. Some countries including France and Israel have evacuated some of their nationals from Nigeria with others such as the US preparing […]

BREAKING: UK’s Health Secretary Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The U.K.’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock has tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced Friday. Hancock’s announcement follows shortly after Prime Minister Boris Johnson also announced that he had tested positive for the virus. In a tweet, Hancock said he was advised to take the test following medical advice.“Thankfully my symptoms are mild and I’m […]

BREAKING: UK PM, Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for coronavirus. According to World Health Organisation statistics as of 12:00 pm on Friday, there are 9,533 confirmed coronavirus cases and 463 deaths in the UK. He tweeted on Friday, “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. “I am now […]

US tops world in coronavirus cases, overtakes China, Italy

The United States on Thursday took the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections and reported a record surge in unemployment as world leaders vowed $5 trillion to stave off global economic collapse. More than 500,000 people around the world have now contracted the new coronavirus, overwhelming healthcare systems even in wealthy […]