‘Today is wonderful’: Relief in Lagos as Nigeria emerges from Covid-19 lockdown

Africa’s biggest city, Lagos, returned to work on Monday at the end of a five-week coronavirus lockdown.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Covid-19: Is China’s vaccine diplomacy working?
  • UN Special Envoy on Myanmar: “Unity around the world is very important to not accept this coup”
  • House Democrats hope to vote on Covid bill by the end of the month
  • Israel to ease Covid-19 restrictions, launch leisure ‘Green Pass’
  • France mulls ‘vaccine passports’ for the age of post-Covid travel
  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • Covid-19: Is China’s vaccine diplomacy working?
  • Myanmar police file additional charge against Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Macron urges expanded anti-terror fight, government control in Sahel
  • Israel to ease Covid-19 restrictions, launch leisure ‘Green Pass’
  • France mulls ‘vaccine passports’ for the age of post-Covid travel
  • Coronavirus pandemic in France: Dunkirk mayor slams govt’s response to British variant
  • In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

    3 Recent Items: Lockdown

  • How to feel better when lockdown hits you harder w/ @Dr Julie Smith – BBC
  • The young people struggling to get by who are earning money from explicit content online
  • France mulls ‘vaccine passports’ for the age of post-Covid travel
  • In This Story: Nigeria

    Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that’s pictured on the national currency.

    2 Recent Items: Nigeria

  • WTO’s first female, African chief calls her appointment ‘groundbreaking’
  • Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes first female head of WTO
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