Press News: 5 Things You Need To Know This Saturday Morning

Good Morning! Here are latest news you need to know this morning from Nigeria and Overseas.

1. Uk’s quarantine free list is ‘irrational’, says by Portugal

According to report, the Portugal’s foreign affairs minister has said his country’s exclusion from a list of countries for which quarantine will not apply for people returning to England is ludicrous, Augusto Santos Silva told the BBC not including Portugal was pointless and unfair.

2. The Coronavirus update in Africa

South Africa is leading in the outbreak while Nigeria is following…let’s look at the total case and death.

South Africa: 177,124 cases / 2,952 deaths

Nigeria: 27,564 cases / 628 deaths

Ghana: 19,388 / 117 deaths

3. Lockdown eases in England as Hairdressers and pubs reopen

As the lockdown ease in England, the hair salons and pubs officially reopened across England, but pubs had to wait a little longer with some landlords allowed to open doors from 06:00 BST.

4. Infected young people within age 20 and 40 bracket are responsible for the rapid spread of Coronavirus in the country

“It is increasingly obvious that transmission among young people – between the age of 20 and 40 years – as far as we know, are really driving the spread of this virus. But those that are bearing the brunt of it are people aged 50 years and above.

5. I cannot handover to my deputy, says Akeredolu

Despite his COVID-19 positive status, Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday said he cannot handover the administration of the state to his deputy.

Akeredolu, who recently tested positive for Covid-19, has been on self-isolation. He has also directed his commissioners and other aides to go for test to ascertain their status.

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