April 21, 2020
Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 21, 2020
The debate over lifting restrictions intensifies; Oxford Coronavirus vaccine to start human trials on Thursday; and Nigeria records highest daily figure. Here’s Coronavirus daily digest 21 April 2020:
Today, the confirmed cases in the world has passsed the 2.5 million mark. More than 177,000 have died, and 695,000 have recovered. In the U.S., has had over 819,000 confirmed cases, with more than 45,000 deaths and almost 82,000 recoveries.
In Nigeria 117 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded of which Lagos had (59), FCT (29), Kano (14), Borno (6), Katsina (4), Ogun (3), Rivers (1), Bauchi (1). Nigeria now has 782 confirmed cases, 197 discharged and 25 deaths so far.
As protests against lockdowns continue in some areas in the United States, experts has warned that lifting restrictions too soon will backfire. Meanwhile in Georgia, the governor’s decision to reopen businesses such as hair salons and gyms put his state at the center of the debate.
President of National Nurses United, Deborah Burger says they are tired of being treated as if they are expendable, an association which has more than 150,000 members. “If we are killed in this pandemic, there won’t be anyone to take care of the rest of the sick people that are going to come.”
New York may be on the road to recovery as 478 people died in the state on Monday, the lowest single-day toll in more than two weeks. But for cemetery workers, funeral officials and who oversee a body’s final chapter, says the job remains overwhelming.
An antibody test of Los Angeles County residents found that the rate of infection may be 40 times higher than the number of confirmed cases.
How did a Smithfield pork processing plant in South Dakota become hotspot for COVID-19?
U.K. to begin human trials of coronavirus vaccine on Thursday. The vaccine which was developed at Oxford University is said to have 80% chance of success.
Stay-at-home orders may further complicate efforts to protect children from abuse.
At least 28,000 more people have died during this pandemic over the last month than the official COVID-19 death counts report. This total include deaths from COVID-19 as well as other causes, such as people who could not be treated as hospitals became overwhelmed.
After the Indonesian government, which is the fourth most populous country in the world, downplayed the risks of the virus, it now has more fatalities than any Asian country but China.
In Europe, arson attack on cell towers are being fueled by the conspiracy theories linking the new 5G mobile networks with the Coronavirus pandemic.
As Ramadan begins in few days, Muslims around the world are trying to maintain the Islam’s holiest month without further increase in the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak.
In India, most of the migrant workers which is estimated to be 140 million are making the long trek home after a nationwide lockdown. What awaits them?
President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone to undergo 14 days quarantine after one of his bodyguards tested positive for Coronavirus.
Senior secondary leaving examination, WAEC and NECO postponed indefinitely according to the minister of State for education.