COVID-19 kills Michigan’s youngest patient at age five

A five-year-old girl, Skylar Herbert, has died at Beaumont Royal Oak, becoming the first child to die from COVID-19 in Michigan. Herbert was confirmed dead on Sunday night, according to her family. “The loss of a child, at any time, under any circumstances, is a tragedy. We are heartbroken that COVID-19 has taken the life of a child. We extend our deepest sympathy to Skylar’s family and all others who have lost a loved one to this virus,” Beaumont Health said in a statement. The mother, a Detroit police officer…

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East Africa: Lake Victoria Waters Reach Alarming Levels

Lake Victoria is bringing ashore more trouble for residents and business owners than ever before. Scientists have for decades warned of the impact of climate variability like the current increased rainfall that is unusual. The impact is being felt, especially around Lake Victoria which is shared by Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. “The level is going up. We cannot stop the water. We can only manage it at Jinja. Move to other areas if you are near the shores. Because even Lakes Kyoga, Albert and River Nile, the water levels are…

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COVID-19: Association says 80% of dental clinics shut down

The Nigerian Dental Association (NDA) says over 80 per cent of private dental clinics have been shut down, due to inability to procure requisite safety kits for prevention of Coronavirus spread. Its President, Mrs Evelyn Eshikena, on Tuesday in Lagos that she was worried over the development as COVID-19 pandemic continued to ravage countries worldwide. Eshikena said in a statement that this was due to the high risk of exposure to COVID-19. According to her, a protocol was released for dental clinics to contain the transmission among dental healthcare professionals,…

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COVID-19 combat: Taiwan ATMs dispensing face masks

Face masks have become a key fixture across the world as part of efforts aimed at containing the COVID-19 pandemic. Most countries in Africa have turned to local production to cater for needs of the population. In Taipei City’s Xinyi District Health Center people take patiently to the queue. But they are not waiting to see a doctor, nurse or pharmacist. They’re here to use a vending machine. Taipei has started selling face masks in automated machines like this. A technological slant to a medical purchase. The method lightens the…

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Finnosec Africa: The Financial Infrastructure Security Summit

« All Events April 21 @ 8:00 am – April 22 @ 5:00 pm Gathering over 200 C-level professionals and global leaders the event aims to analyse the prevailing security concerns in the financial sector and brainstorm strategies/solutions to counter such risks and be equipped with latest technologies in risk management, cyber-security, security regulations and more. Over 25 Speakers have already confirmed to share their knowledge and insight at the event. Some of the keynote speakers include: Daniel Adarmola, Chief Information Security Officer – Unity Bank Harisson Nnaji, Chief Information Security Officer – Firstbank Titus Mengich Kimaiyo, Director of…

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China counters accusations on COVID-19

The Chinese government had strong words for the United States after another round of accusations about the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019. Spokesman Geng Shuang, speaking at a Ministry of Foreign Affairs briefing on Monday, said the U.S. needs to understand that the virus that causes COVID-19 disease is the enemy and not the Chinese government itself. His remarks followed a call from U.S. President Donald Trump to investigate China’s role in the crisis, and a legislative effort to determine if U.S.…

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