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Covid 19: What you need to know


Did you know that Covid-19 has infected more than 2.25 million people and killed at least 158,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The World Health Organization has warned there’s no evidence to suggest the presence of antibodies in blood can determine whether someone has immunity.

Here are a few updates about what countries are going through, dealing with the Pandemic.

In Nigeria, the NCDC Records Forty-Nine New Cases of #COVID19

The cases are spread between the following states,

23 in Lagos
12 in FCT
10 in Kano
2 in Ogun
1 in Oyo
1 in Ekiti

As at 10:40 pm 18th April there are 542 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.

Discharged: 166
Deaths: 19

 Israel announces plans to begin easing restrictions Sunday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to begin gradually easing the restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19 beginning Sunday, with the goal of increasing the number of employees allowed in any workplace from 15% to 30%.

Spain to extend ‘state of alarm’ until early May

From CNN’s Tim Lister, Al Goodman, Laura Perez Maestro and Mia Alberti

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says his government plans to extend Spain’s state of alarm for 15 more days. The state of alarm was to end on April 26, but the planned extension calls for it to end on May 9.

The plan extends Spain’s strict lockdown to a total of eight weeks.

California governor secures nearly 11,000 hotel rooms for homeless residents during pandemic

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a press conference on Saturday that the state has secured 10,974 hotel rooms and 5,025 rooms from Motel 6 in 19 counties for homeless residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkey passes Iran with highest number of confirmed cases in the Middle East

Turkey has passed Iran for the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Middle East region with a total of 82,329 confirmed cases.

A total of 3,783 positives were confirmed over the last 24 hours, according to the latest Turkish health ministry figures, a slight decrease from the previous week in which daily positives hovered around the 4,000 mark. 

New Yorkers can now get married over video conference, governor’s office says

People in New York can now get married remotely over video due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus death toll in the United Kingdom climbs to more than 15,000

A total of 15,464 people in the United Kingdom have died after contracting coronavirus, the UK Department of Health and Social Care confirmed Saturday, marking an increase of 888 from Friday’s confirmed total of 14,576.

Italy opens a bid for development of a blood test to map coronavirus contagion

The Italian government has opened a bid for an official contract to develop a new blood test which could help authorities create a map of the contagion. 

While some regions in Italy have already started using blood tests for such purposes, the government has yet to officially validate a specific test kit for the procedure.  

Gender violence interventions during lockdown have increased in Spain

Police in Spain have recorded more than 80,000 interventions to protect victims of gender violence in the first month of lockdown, the government said.

The National Police and Civil Guard carried out a total of 83,341 surveillance and protection interventions on behalf of victims of gender violence during the first 31 days of the nationwide lockdown, according to figures released Saturday by the Interior Ministry.

Iran reopens some stores in Tehran

Iran lifted coronavirus restrictions Saturday in the capital, Tehran, for low-risk businesses such as clothing stores and book shops. 

High-risk businesses, such as gyms, movie theaters and shopping malls, will remain closed, authorities said.

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