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Russian woman deported for ‘painting face’ as face mask

Russian woman deported for ‘painting face’ as face mask

A Russian woman was deported from Bali on Wednesday for violating Coronavirus (COVID-19) rules after she had entered a supermarket with her face painted to look like she was wearing a mask. Leia Se, 26, and her boyfriend, YouTube star Josh Paler Lin, sparked an uproar in April after they posted an Instagram video showing her shopping […]
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Brazil court dismisses order for president to wear face mask

Brazil court dismisses order for president to wear face mask

A judge in Brazil on Tuesday dismissed a court ruling requiring President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a face mask in public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Judge Daniele Maranhao Costa said the order was unnecessary since face masks are already mandatory in the capital Brasilia. The attorney general’s office, which represents the government in legal matters, […]

Akwa Ibom declares ‘No face mask, no trading’ in market places

Akwa Ibom declares ‘No face mask, no trading’ in market places

By Chioma Onuegbu – Uyo Akwa Ibom State Government has declared that it would henceforth enforce a “no face mask, no trading” directive in market places in the state to check the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. The State Chairman of COVID-19 Management Committee and Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem […]

Anambra sets up mobile courts against abuse of face masks

Anambra sets up mobile courts against abuse of face masks

By Vincent Ujumadu – Awka The Anambra State government has said that it would set up mobile courts in various parts of the state to try those who contravene the new law on COVID-19, particularly individuals who do not wear face coverings or do not wear them properly. Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. […]

Fresh fears as residents jettison face masks

Fresh fears as residents jettison face masks

Experts cite poor enforcement of guidelines, warn of more difficult days ahead By Chioma Obinna Non-compliance to the guidelines to contain raging coronavirus has shown a huge increase in infection rates across Nigeria and Lagos in particular. Between Monday and Thursday (four days), Nigeria recorded a total of 2,395 cases. Out of this number, Lagos […]

How to wear your COVID-19 mask

How to wear your COVID-19 mask

So you have to wear a mask to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19)? Wondering how to choose one? Or if it will slip off, or be suffocating? While masks are everyday accessories in parts of Asia, for those not accustomed to wearing them (such as in Nigeria), the experience can be […]

COVID-19: Police arrest 58 for not wearing face mask in Lagos, 121 over curfew

COVID-19: Police arrest 58 for not wearing face mask in Lagos, 121 over curfew

By Evelyn Usman Lagos State Police Command said it had arrested 58 persons for not wearing face masks and 121 others for violating the curfew imposed by the Federal Government. The curfew was imposed on Monday, following a review of the lockdown aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Also, the Command impounded 79 […]

Ogun refutes video of 25-year-old COVID-19 patient’s purported death

Ogun refutes video of 25-year-old COVID-19 patient’s purported death

By James Ogunnaike ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Government has distanced itself from the video of a 25-year old young man who purportedly died in an isolation centre, condemning the reckless act of filming a dying person. In a statement released by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker said that there is no 25-year-old […]

COVID-19: No face mask, no access, Osun Assembly warns populace

COVID-19: No face mask, no access, Osun Assembly warns populace

Shina Abubakar – Osogbo Sequel to the relaxation of the lockdown imposed by the Osun State Government, the State House of Assembly said no members of the public would be allowed access into the Assembly complex without using a face mask. It also made the use of face mask compulsory for workers of the House […]

COVID-19: Wike declares compulsory use of face masks in Rivers

COVID-19: Wike declares compulsory use of face masks in Rivers

In continuation of the fight to check the spread of coronavirus,  Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced the compulsory use of face masks in the state. Governor Wike also stated that the State Security Council will in the next 24 hours take stringent measures against commercial transport operators for their failure to observe […]

COVID- 19:  NCDC issues advisory on use of cloth face masks

COVID- 19:  NCDC issues advisory on use of cloth face masks

Says it must be worn in combination with other containment measures By Chioma Obinna The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, On Friday, issued an advisory on a cloth face mask, insisting that the mask must be worn in combination with other containment measures. These measures include – avoiding large gatherings, physical distancing by maintaining […]

COVID-19: Rivers govt. orders compulsory use of face mask in hospitals

COVID-19: Rivers govt. orders compulsory use of face mask in hospitals

The Rivers government has launched a campaign on the compulsory use of face masks in healthcare facilities in the state. The state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim, announced this at a meeting with healthcare providers in Port Harcourt, according to a statement issued by his Media Aide, Soibi Max-Alalibo on Tuesday. Nsirim, who […]

COVID-19: Aisha Buhari donates 16 trailers of food items, PPEs to Kano

COVID-19: Aisha Buhari donates 16 trailers of food items, PPEs to Kano

By Abdulmumin Murtala – Kano Aisha Buhari, the wife of Nigeria’s president on Monday donated Personal Protective Equipments, PPE, medical consumables and assorted food items to the government and people of Kano State. Presenting the items to the Kano State government, the Special Adviser on Administration to the wife of the president, Hadi Uba said […]