Vanguard Latest News Sunday 5th April 2020
Vanguard Latest News Today and headlines on some of the happenings and news trend in the Country, today 05/04/20
Jordan to use drones, cameras to monitor curfew
Jordan said it is to use drones and surveillance cameras to monitor compliance with a nationwide curfew imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. “The armed forces and security services will ensure the curfew is being respected by using modern technology such as drones and surveillance cameras,” the minister of state for information,Read More
Virtual Easter as coronavirus closes France’s Lourdes Roman Catholic shrine
Shuttered by the coronavirus outbreak, France’s Lourdes Roman Catholic shrine on Sunday marked the start of “Holy Week”, an event that normally draws millions of pilgrims every year, with not a soul in sight. Its doors closed since March 17, for the first time in its history, the sanctuary in the southwest France is insteadRead More
United slashes New York-area flights due to coronavirus
United Airlines (UAL.O) said late Saturday it will drastically reduce flights to two New York City airports amid the coronavirus outbreak. United said starting Sunday it will go from 157 daily flights total at Newark and New York LaGuardia to just 17. Newark, the airline’s hub in the New York area, will drop from 139Read More
UAE central bank takes new anti-coronavirus steps, bringing stimulus to $70 billion
The United Arab Emirates’ central bank said on Sunday it had reduced banks’ reserve requirements for demand deposits by 50% to support the country’s economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aggregate value of all capital and liquidity measures adopted by the central bank since March 14 is 256 billion dirhams ($69.70 billion), the Central BankRead More
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Rooney says handling of Premier League pay row ‘a disgrace’
Wayne Rooney has criticised the government and the Premier League for placing footballers in a “no-win situation” over proposed pay cuts after a warning from players’ representatives that National Health Service coffers could suffer. The former England captain, now playing with Championship side Derby, penned an impassioned column in the Sunday Times saying his fellowRead More
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BREAKING: Nigeria confirms 10 new cases of coronavirus, total now 224
Victor Ogunyinka Nigeria, through its Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has announced 10 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total number to 224. The new cases include six in Lagos State, two in Edo State and another two at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT. The number of deaths have also increased to five. “TenRead More
Rumours linking 5G to COVID-19, baseless conspiracy theories — Expert
An Information and Communication Technology expert, Mr Jide Awe, on Sunday described rumours linking coronavirus to the roll-out of 5G technology as baseless conspiracy theories and misinformation.
COVID -19: Gov. Ikpeazu orders distribution of palliatives to Abia people
Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the state’s inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 pandemic to commence distribution of palliative materials to the 17 council areas of the state, from Tuesday 7th April 2020.
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