CheCheBlogs brings to you a comprehensive summary of all the top headlines in Nigerians newspapers as at on 20th of March 2020

Since the rise of corona virus, it has always been one ugly story or another all sourced from this virus that was birth in 2019 and currently causing havoc till date.

The headliness includes:

1. Corona virus: Lagos Govt Echoes of Over 1300 corona virus victims.

The Lagos state government has brought out its census which concluded to the State tracking over 1300 people that contacted the 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. Commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, said on Thursday that government was following up the huge number of suspects to find information about the state of their health. He appealed to the suspects to self-isolate and report themselves if they develop symptoms.

2. Coronavirus: “Do Not Panic, We Are On Top Of The Case” Buhari assures his citizens.

Muhammadu Buhari, the current President of Nigeria has asked Nigerians not to panic over the rise in coronavirus cases in Nigeria, President Buhari, through his media aide, Garba Shehu, said Thursday that the Nigerian government was on top of the situation.

3. Nigeria Closes All Her Schools As A Control Measure To COVID-19 Cases Rise

The Nigerian government Thursday ordered immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Africa’s most populous nation. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono confirmed this move, according to a communique, noting that all 104 Unity Schools in Nigeria should close on the 26th of March, 2020, till further notice.

4. Pastor Kumuyi Makes Announcements In Regards To Church Activities Over Coronavirus Case

Pastor William Kumuyi of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry on Thursday announced the suspension of all Sunday services at the church’s headquarters in Gbagada, Lagos, over the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. He made this announcement one day after the government of Lagos bans religious gatherings of over 50 people within the state to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in Africa’s most populous country.

5.Four New Cases Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Lagos States

The Lagos state Ministry of Health on Thursday confirmed four new cases of coronavirus, barely 24 hours after five cases were reported in the country. This makes it 12 confirmed cases in Nigeria, though one patient has fully recovered.

6. Corona: US Cancels All Visa Appointments In Nigeria

The United States has stopped all visa appointments after the Nigerian government on Wednesday issued a travel ban on the country and 12 others over the spread of the coronavirus. A statement from the US embassy in Nigeria says, “As of March 18, 2020, the United States Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria is cancelling routine non-immigrant visa appointments.”

7. UTME 2020: JAMB Has Confirmed When Exam Will End Amid Coronavirus Scare

The 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will end in the early days of next week, as against Saturday, April 4, according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Spokesman for the examination body, Fabian Benjamin, confirmed this development, saying the move was to address the public panic over the spread of the coronavirus in Nigeria.

8. APC Berates PDP Over Ibadan Rally Despite Corona virus Pandemic

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for holding a rally in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, amid the coronavirus pandemic. National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, knocked the opposition party.

9. Coronavirus:Nightclubs And Restaurants Ban In Ogun State, For 30 Days

As Nigeria records more cases of coronavirus, the government of Ogun state has banned activities in night clubs and other social gatherings involving more than 50 persons. Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, made this known in a statement.  According to Abiodun, the ban would run for 30 days, as part of precautionary measures against the virus.

10. EPL Star Willian Speaks On Chelsea Future

As transfer speculation about his future increases, Chelsea winger Willian has promised the Premier League side his loyalty. The Brazilian joined The Blues from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 and has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the London side.

That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning from CheCheBlogs

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