April 15, 2020
Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 15, 2020
Governors in the U.S, the CDC, and FEMA are all making plans to re-open the country, safely. We may need to practice social distancing untill the year 2022. And some covid-19 survivors describe what it’s like to recover from COVID-19. Here’s Coronavirus daily digest 15 April 2020.
Today covid-19 confirmed cases worldwide have passed 2 million. So far there have been 128,000 deaths and more than half a million recoveries. The U.S. have had 644,000 confirmed cases and 28,500 deaths, with over 48,000 recoveries.
Nigeria recorded 34 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 making a total of 407 cases have been confirmed, 128 cases have been discharged and 12 deaths have been recorded.
Across the United States, governors are trying to figure out how to safely and slowly, reopen their states. At the center, Dr. Anthony Fauci says of President Trump’s goal to start reopening by May 1, “We’re not there yet.” Meanwhile, FEMA and the CDC have a plan.
Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health predicts we may continue intermittent social distancing measures until the year 2022.
A group of prominent scientists briefed the White House about the current development of antibody testing. Much of the news wasn’t too good.
The United States Food and Drug Agency has approved a diagnostic test for COVID-19 using saliva, which has the potential to make screening easier and more widespread.
President Donald Trump has announced he will suspend funding for the World Health Organization for 60 to 90 days, even as the organization seek ways to combat the global pandemic. The move received condemnation from other world leaders.
Although COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, doctors are seeing damage in the hearts, kidneys, and others.
What it feels like to recover from Coronavirus, COVID-19.
Lockdowns in at least 33 of Africa’s 54 countries have prevented farmers from getting food produce to markets and threatened deliveries of food assistance to rural populations.
A handful of European countries have begun relaxation of lockdown restrictions, but the World Health Organization advises reopening in two-week stages.
In Japan, which has only urged residents to isolate but yet to issue a lockdown order, there may be as many as 400,000 deaths without urgent action.
How to celebrate birthdays amid pandemic.
Interpol claimed it has traced a coordinated multinational fraud scheme involving the sales of face mask to an account domicile in Nigeria, which run in the tune of 1.5 million euros.
Kano state recorded 12 new cases of covid-19, making the state the fourth prone state after Lagos, FCT and Osun.
Euro donates €50m to Nigeria, but the Head, European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Amb. Ketil Karlsen says the fund is largely meant for the poor.