Dolly Parton is donating $1M toward finding a cure for COVID-19 as she encourages others to give what they can

Hard to handle: In an Instagram video, she sang: ‘Well hello it’s Dolly, climbing the stairway to heaven, because the virus has scared the h-e-l-l out of us.’ She laughed: ‘I’m not making light of the situation. Well, maybe I am, because it’s the light, I believe that’s gonna dissolve the situation’

Covid-19: Living alone and in need of a hug during global shutdown

Six nights a week, Shelley Howard could normally be found at a restaurant or bar in the famous Rush Street area of Chicago, dining out or having a drink with friends. A naturally social person, Howard, 73, regularly posted online pictures from his nights out, often showing him giving hugs or handshakes.

[COVID-19] Day-2 lockdown: Nigerians share indoor experiences

Vanguard social media followers have been sharing their indoor experiences during the lockdown. We earlier reported the Day-1 lockdown experience shared with us here. A Vanguard reader, Emeka Destiny who shared his day-1 lockdown experience with us said; “I slept all day yesterday but some how I read some books. It wasnt easy staying indoors.”

COVID-19 VACCINE: Drogba, Eto’o slam racist doctors’ for suggesting Africa as test site

ALSO READ: UEFA lifts Saturday afternoon TV blackout for England, Scotland Locht then replied: “You are right. We are currently thinking similarly about a study in Africa regarding the BCG vaccine. There is a proposal that has gone out — or will. We will seriously consider it.”

Senior Russian Doctor Comments on Likelihood of COVID-19 ‘Italian Scenario’ in Russia

“China caught on in time and even with their enormous population and population density has already left the rankings among countries in terms of deaths. As far as Russia is concerned, I think it’s a blessing that we were able to slow the virus down, closing the border with China at the request of the […]

COVID-19 lockdown: Sanwo-Olu rolls out free healthcare for expectant mothers

“The Lagos State Government will, for the duration of the restriction on movement, take full responsibility for the medical bills of all patients who fall in the following categories, at all Lagos State-owned secondary healthcare facilities: Emergency/Casualty cases, including registration, laboratory tests, surgeries, and drugs, maternity cases: normal delivery and caesarean sections.

COVID-19: Sen. Uba distributes relief materials, task Ndi Anambra on safety measures

A former Anambra Senator, Dr Andy Uba has urged the people of Anambra State to adhere strictly to the safety measures given by the government and relevant agencies in a bid to combat the deadly Coronavirus pandemic which has killed over 60,000 and infected more than one million persons worldwide.

10 productive things you can do during COVID-19 lockdown

2. Organise your wardrobe  Most of us have at least one dress that we know we’ll never wear again or a pair of jeans that just don’t fit the way they used to. It’s time to declutter your wardrobe and get rid of those sad pieces that no longer see the light of day. Either pass […]

COVID-19 | Swimmer donates prize money to relief fund

A resident of Boyampalayam in Tiruppur city, Mr. Ravikumar said that he has been selling T-shirts on the streets of Boyampalayam on weekdays for nearly seven years and earns anywhere between ₹200 to ₹2,000 a day. “The past few weeks has been difficult as I did not even go outside [to sell t-shirts],” he said. […]

Louisiana awaits ventilators, new facility as cases rise

Meghan Maslanka is an emergency and disaster physician with University Medical Center of New Orleans who’s been contracted by the state to work at the convention center. She said the idea is for the convention center to take pressure off hospitals and emergency rooms by taking in patients who are stable but need some medical […]