Social Distancing

COVID-19: England may scrap social distancing next month ― British PM

COVID-19: England may scrap social distancing next month ― British PM

England could see its one metre social distancing rule scrapped from next month, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. He was visiting a northern England town ahead of a by-election on Thursday when he was asked about how well the nation was doing at combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since restrictions were loosened on […]
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We were barred from Aso Rock after Abba Kyari’s burial — Garba Shehu

We were barred from Aso Rock after Abba Kyari’s burial — Garba Shehu

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, has confirmed the report that he alongside some presidential staff that attended the burial of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, on Saturday, were stopped from entering the State House. The late Chief of Staff, […]

COVID-19: Social distancing, washing of hands, staying at home not punitive – FG

COVID-19: Social distancing, washing of hands, staying at home not punitive – FG

Nigerians have been enjoined not to see the protocols of social distancing, washing of hands as well as staying at home as punitive but rather necessary measures meant to fight the deadly Coronavirus to standstill. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made the call while reacting to the demise of […]

After Kyari’s death: Anap Foundation urges taskforce to enforce social distancing

After Kyari’s death: Anap Foundation urges taskforce to enforce social distancing

Anap Foundation has urged the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 to enforce the social distancing order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. This is just as the Anap COVID-19 Think Tank joined millions of Nigerians in mourning the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari whose death was announced early hours […]

Social distancing will carry on until vaccine is found, says UK’s government adviser

Social distancing will carry on until vaccine is found, says UK’s government adviser

The UK will probably have to continue social distancing until a vaccine for the coronavirus is found, according to a key government science adviser. Professor Neil Ferguson, who leads the team modelling the outbreak, said the lockdown could be lifted in a controlled way but that a ‘significant level of social distancing’ will have to […]

COVID-19: Repeated bouts of social distancing may be needed until 2022 ― Harvard study

COVID-19: Repeated bouts of social distancing may be needed until 2022 ― Harvard study

A one-off lockdown won’t halt the novel coronavirus and repeated periods of social distancing may be required into 2022 to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, Harvard scientists who modeled the pandemic’s trajectory said Tuesday. The study comes as the US enters the peak of its COVID-19 caseload and states eye an eventual easing of tough […]

Bolt goes viral with ‘social distancing’ Olympic photo

Bolt goes viral with ‘social distancing’ Olympic photo

Retired track star Usain Bolt showed he’s still a few steps ahead when he posted an AFP picture of him outstripping his rivals at the Beijing Olympics with the cheeky caption: “social distancing”. Bolt’s post, featuring a picture by AFP photographer Nicolas Asfouri of the 2008 Olympics 100m final, blew up on social media, drawing […]

No social distancing in space: New crew greeted with hugs

No social distancing in space: New crew greeted with hugs

Three astronauts flew to the International Space Station on Thursday, departing the virus-plagued planet with little fanfare and no family members at the launch site to bid them farewell. NASA’s Chris Cassidy and Russians Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner arrived at the orbiting lab in their Soyuz capsule six hours after blasting off from Kazakhstan. […]

Social distancing: New York increases fine to $1,000

Social distancing: New York increases fine to $1,000

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000. Cuomo also extended a shutdown in the epicenter of America’s deadly coronavirus pandemic until near the end of the month. He said the COVID-19 death rate in the state was “effectively flat” for […]

Social distancing: Uproar over Funke Akindele’s husband birthday bash

Social distancing: Uproar over Funke Akindele’s husband birthday bash

…As LASG set to investigate matter …Apologizes to Nigerians By Olasunkanmi Akoni It is not the best of time for the popular Nollywood super actress and Ambassador of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Funke Akindele-Bello, as Lagos State Government is set to investigate the widespread news of a party she allegedly organized for […]

Social distancing: One wedding guest infects 44 persons in Uruguay

Social distancing: One wedding guest infects 44 persons in Uruguay

Half of Uruguay’s coronavirus cases have been traced to a single guest at a society party which led to the infection of 44 people. Fashion designer Carmela Hontou, 57, was attending the wedding celebration in the upmarket neighbourhood of Carrasco in Uruguay’s capital Montevideo. Ms Hontou arrived at the party which was attended by 500 […]