A Pakistani Doctor who spent the past weeks screening and treating coronavirus patients in the Middle East country, has reportedly died of the disease. 

American-Pakistani activist @_SJPeace_, said the doctor identified as Usama Riaz knew there was no Personal protective equipment (PPE), but he persisted in treating patients with coronavirus. 

He wrote; 

This is Dr. Usama Riaz. He spent past weeks screening and treating patients with Corona Virus in Pakistan. He knew there was no PPE. He persisted anyways. Today he lost his own battle with coronavirus but he gave life and hope to so many more. KNOW HIS NAME
"If you save a life, it is as if you saved all of humanity." His story and the story of all those fighting need to be written for history to remember. This is sacrifice, Heroism, and martyrdom. (Also if you don't know a Muslim or have a friend that is, u do now. Follow)

Doctor who spent past weeks treating coronavirus patients, dies of the virus (watch his last video)

In Dr Riaz's last video before he died of coronavirus, he advised Pakistanis to take the virus seriously and also listen to health authorities. 

This is Dr. Usama Riaz. He spent past weeks screening and treating patients with Corona Virus in Pakistan.

He knew there was no PPE. He persisted anyways.

Today he lost his own battle with coronavirus but he gave life and hope to so many more.

KNOW HIS NAME 😭❤
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Doctor who spent past weeks treating coronavirus patients, dies of the virus (watch his last video)Doctor who spent past weeks treating coronavirus patients, dies of the virus (watch his last video)


On Tuesday March 24 Chinese authorities reported 78 new cases of coronavirus, leading to fear of a second wave of infection as a vast majority of the new cases came from overseas. 

Wuhan, the epicentre where the virus emerged last year recorded its first new case in nearly a week. Three other local infections were also reported elsewhere in the country. 

AFP reported that China's National Health Commission said seven more people died, all in Wuhan.

The imported cases confirmed on Tuesday were the highest since officials started reporting the data at the beginning of March, and nearly double those reported Monday March 23. While the virus has killed more than 16,000 people worldwide, the tally of imported cases in China has soared to 427.

All Beijing-bound international flights are being diverted to other cities where they will be screened for the virus. There have now been over 81,000 cases in China, and the death toll has reached 3,277.


The South African Government has announced that the nation will be going into total lockdown from Thursday March 26, in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. 

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the measures after coronavirus cases in the country increased from 274 to 402 on Monday March 23. 

According to Ramaphosa, the stay-at-home order which will be effective till April 16 does not apply to essential services personnel, including police, health care workers and those involved in the supply of goods, including food.

He said in his address to the nation;

“We need to urgently and dramatically escalate our response. 
“The next few days are crucial. Without decisive action the number of people infected will rapidly increase. 
 “This is extremely dangerous for a population like ours, which has a a large number of people with suppressed immunity because of HIV and TB, and high levels of poverty and malnutrition.”

The country which is currently in recession will be the third country in Africa to close down all but essential economic activity, after Rwanda and Tunisia. 

From figures released by South Africa's Health Ministry, more than half of South Africa's total cases are in Gauteng province, which includes Johannesburg, the country's largest city with 5.7 million people, and the capital, Pretoria, with 2.4 million. 

Though no coronavirus death has been recorded in the country, majority of people infected are travelers from Europe and other countries. The number of cases that are locally transmitted is also rising. 

With the 128 new cases, South Africa as of Monday had the most virus cases in Africa, surpassing Egypt.


Kim Kardashian has fired back at Taylor Swift after the singer reacted to the released audio that seems to show she was telling the truth about her conversation with Kanye West in 2016.

In a series of tweets posted Monday night, Kim Kardashian responded to Taylor Swift's recent statement regarding the release of the audio recording from her and Kanye West's infamous 2016 phone conversation.

While reacting, Taylor said the recently released audio recording proved that she was "telling the truth the whole time about *that call*". She added, "You know, the one that was illegally recorded, that somebody edited and manipulated in order to frame me and put me, my family, and fans through hell for 4 years." (read here).

Kim responded by saying Taylor is still lying.

Kim tweeted, "@taylorswift13 has chosen to reignite an old exchange - that at this point in time feels very self-serving given the suffering millions of real victims are facing right now. I didn't feel the need to comment a few days ago, and I'm actually really embarrassed and mortified to be doing it right now, but because she continues to speak on it, I feel I'm left without a choice but to respond because she is actually lying."
 
She continued, "To be clear, the only issue I ever had around the situation was that Taylor lied through her publicist who stated that 'Kanye never called to ask for permission..." They clearly spoke so I let you all see that. Nobody ever denied the word 'bitch' was used without her permission."

Kim further stated: "At the time when they spoke the song had not been fully written yet, but as everyone can see in the video, she manipulated the truth of their actual conversation in her statement when her team said she 'declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message'."

Kim continues, "In her statement when her team said she “declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message." The lie was never about the word bitch, It was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation."

Kim, who posted parts of the audio back in 2016 after the song's release, also says she never edited it.

Kim also defended Kanye recording the call without Taylor's permission, saying, "Kanye has documented the making of all of his albums for his personal archive, however, has never released any of it for public consumption and the call between the two of them would have remained private or would have gone in the trash had she not lied and forced me to defend him."

She added that she's done speaking on the matter.

Read Kim's reply below from the bottom to the top.

"She is actually lying" Kim Kardashian insists as she hits back at Taylor Swift
"She is actually lying" Kim Kardashian insists as she hits back at Taylor Swift
"She is actually lying" Kim Kardashian insists as she hits back at Taylor Swift


The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus disease pandemic is "accelerating" and that almost every country in the world have reported cases of the viral disease.

Speaking at a news conference in Geneva on Monday March 23rd, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said more than 300,000 cases have been confirmed around the world.

He added that it took 67 days to confirm the first one hundred thousand cases, 11 days to confirm the second one hundred thousand cases and just four days to confirm the third one hundred thousand cases.
''More than 300, 000 cases of COVID-19 have now been reported to WHO from almost every country in the world. That is heartbreaking. The pandemic is accelerating. It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100, 000 cases, 11 days for the second 100, 000 cases ad just four days for the third 100, 000 caes. You can see how the virus is accelerating''he said


UEFA has officially postponed the men's and women's Champions League finals and the Europa League final which could all be scrapped altogether due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All three finals were due to be played in May with Turkey's Istanbul set to host the men's Champions League final on May 30, while the Europa League final was due to take place on May 27 at Gdansk in Poland.

Last week UEFA put in place provisional dates of June 24 and 27, but the European football’s governing body has now decided to postpone the Champions League and Europa League finals with no rearranged dates discussed.

It was also discussed at the meeting of the European Clubs’ Association whether to abandon them altogether.

According to the Mirror, the postponement means in reality that even UEFA have no idea when football will restart - but there is an acceptance the season will not be completed by the end of June which was their original target.

The UEFA statement read:
“As a result of the COVID-19 crisis in Europe, UEFA has today formally taken the decision to postpone the following matches, originally scheduled for May 2020:

  • UEFA Women’s Champions League Final
  • UEFA Europa League Final
  • UEFA Champions League Final

“No decision has yet been made on rearranged dates.
"The working group, established last week as a result of the conference call among the stakeholders of European football, which was chaired by UEFA President, Aleksander ?eferin, will analyse the options available.
"The group has already begun its examination of the calendar. Announcements will be made in due course.”



As the world is battling the novel coronavirus, it's been reported that a man has died in Yunnan province, China, after he tested positive to Hantavirus. 

The man died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus, China’s Global Times reported.

32 other people who were on the bus with him have been tested, the report added.

Hantavirus trends on Twitter as it

Following the report of his death, Hantavirus became a trending topic on social media, with people panicking that it was another COVID-19 and could become a new pandemic.

However, it's been reported that Hantavirus is not a new virus and is not airborne, unlike coronavirus.

Hantavirus is contracted when a person comes into contact with rodents that carry the virus.

"Rodent infestation in and around the home remains the primary risk for hantavirus exposure. Even healthy individuals are at risk for HPS infection if exposed to the virus," Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said in its website.

Although HPS can't be passed on from person to person, it can be contracted if someone touches their eyes, nose or mouth after touching rodent droppings, urine, or nesting materials, states Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fact sheet.

Hantavirus trends on Twitter as it

Among the early symptoms of the virus include fever, headache, muscle ache, abdominal pain, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea. About half of all HPS patients experience these symptoms.

Late symptoms include lungs fill with fluid and shortness of breath.


American rapper, Fetty Wap’s estranged wife, Leandra Gonzalez has officially filed for a divorce from him, less than a year after they got married. 

In the court documents obtained by The Shade Room, Leandra filed for divorce in the state of New Jersey, citing adultery as the reason for wanting a divorce.

Soon after the news of the divorce surfaced online, the pair took to their Instagram stories to throw shots at each other.

Fetty Wap

Leandra called him out for being nonexistent in their marriage and alleged that he has a baby on the way, while Fetty who has at least seven children from 6 different women accused her of trying to be on Love & Hip Hop.

Fetty Wap

Fetty and Leandra privately tied the knot in September of 2019. 

Fetty Wap


US President Donald Trump on Monday basically called out all the top TV stations in the U.S., saying they are 'destroying themselves' for hating at him 'at any cost' .


Trump's lashing at the major networks which include CNN, MSDNC, ABC, NBC, CBS,  FOX news and even tabloid the Washington post, comes after the media houses ran stories insinuating Trump was not at the forefront in addressing the coronavirus challenge compared to New York governor Andrew Cuomo.


Tweeting on Monday night, Trump said; 'I watch and listen to the Fake News, CNN, MSDNC, ABC, NBC, CBS, some of FOX (desperately & foolishly pleading to be politically correct), the @nytimes, & the @washingtonpost, and all I see is hatred of me at any cost. Don’t they understand that they are destroying themselves?

 Donald Trump attacks top TV stations in America in new tweets

In another Twitter post, Trump retweeted a post deriding the New York Times for allegedly changing their headline thrice to please Democrats.

In another tweet, he wrote ; ''The New York Times changed headlines 3 times in order to satisfy the Radical Left. What should have been a good story got “worse & worse”, until the headline alone made it very unfair. Fake & Corrupt News that is very dangerous for our Country!
 
His followers wondering why he was angry at media coverage of his coronavirus response, reacted to his posts, see some comments below.

 Donald Trump attacks top TV stations in America in new tweets
 Donald Trump attacks top TV stations in America in new tweets
 Donald Trump attacks top TV stations in America in new tweets

 Donald Trump attacks top TV stations in America in new tweets


LaLiga and the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) have decided to suspend the rest of the football calendar in Spain as more deaths are being recorded due to the coronavirus pandemic.

LaLiga and the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) made the announcement in a joint statement on Monday.

Football activities in Spain had been postponed for two weeks due to the spread of the coronavirus with April 3 set as a resumed date. 

According to La Liga and the Spanish football federation (RFEF), there will be no professional football in Spain until the country's political leaders give the go-ahead. 

A joint statement read: "The Monitoring Commission established by the current RFEF-LaLiga Coordination Agreement agrees the suspension of professional football competitions until the authorities of the Government of Spain and the General Administration of the State consider that they can be resumed without creating any health risk.

"Both the RFEF and LaLiga wish to express our greatest public gratitude to all those who are dedicating their best efforts to provide essential services to the Spanish people and also share our condolences for all the deceased and a warm embrace from the world of football to the many families that are losing loved ones."

More than 33,000 people have been infected by the virus in Spain, the second worst affected country in Europe behind Italy, while over 2,180 people have died from it according to the country's health ministry. 


Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has said that he has recovered from coronavirus.

The 37-year-old Spanaird became the first football coach in the World to test positive for the disease on 12 March. Arteta had reported he wasn't feeling too well after news surfaced that Evangelos Marinakis, the owner of Greek side Olympiakos, who played Arsenal in the Europa League in February had coronavirus on 10 March.

Speaking to Spanish television channel La Sexta, he said: 'I'm very well now, I feel that I have recovered.' 

'It took me three or four days to start feeling much better and with more energy, to leave the symptoms behind and now, the truth is that I feel very well.'

'Everything happened very fast,' he added. 'On Tuesday afternoon I was feeling so-so and I went to see the doctor but he wasn't there.

'I got a call from the board of directors after training while I was in my car and they told me that the president of Olympiakos had tested positive and everyone that had been in contact was at risk.

'I went on to tell them that I wasn't feeling well and that we had a situation because we had lots of players that had been in contact with them [Olympiakos].

'We had a game against Manchester City the next day and obviously, we couldn't put lots of people at risk without saying anything.

'I had the test done last Wednesday and I was diagnosed on Friday, when we had to communicate it to the Premier League that I had tested positive.

Coronavirus: How has sport been affected?

'Obviously, all those that had been in contact with me had to go into quarantine, and consequently, games had to be suspended.'


A total of 335 people have now died in the UK from coronavirus, an increase of 54 since yesterday.

This comes after a further 46 people in England died following a COVID-19 diagnosis, bringing the total to 303. Scotland and Wales also reported another four deaths each, taking the totals to 14 and 16 respectively. Two people have died in Northern Ireland.

NHS England said in a statement on Monday (March 23): "A further 46 people who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 303.
"Patients were aged between 47 and 105 years old and all had underlying health conditions.
"Their families have been informed."

On Saturday afternoon, the total of number of 5,683 coronavirus cases were confirmed in UK. 


German Chancellor, Angela Merkel who went into self-isolation after her doctor tested positive for coronavirus, has tested negative in the first test carried out on her. 

Germany's government spokesperson Steffen Seibert confirmed the test result and he told the German press agency DPA that more tests will be carried out. 

He said; 

"The test result of today's test is negative. Further tests will be carried out in the next few days."

A single negative test result does not necessarily mean a person is not carrying the virus, as the specimen might have been collected at a very early stage of the infection.

Merkel had on Friday afternoon received a vaccine shot against pneumococcus, a pneumonia-causing bacteria, from the doctor and went into quarantine on Sunday after learning of his positive test result.

Before going into self-isolation, Merkel  said in a televised news briefing that Germany would ban public meetings of more than two people, amid a large number of further measures.

As of Monday, Germany registered 22,672 confirmed cases and 86 deaths, according to the country's Robert Koch Institute.


The International Monetary Fund on Monday warned that people should brace up for a recession which could be far worse than what global markets suffered in 2009, due to the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.

IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva called on advanced economies and bigger countries to provide more support to low income countries while also pledging that the IMF is ready to give out all of it's 1 trillion dollars fund to stem the financial crisis that could be brought by Coronavirus.

 
According to the IMF nearly 80 countries around the world requested the IMF's help amid the coronavirus crisis.
 
In comments to finance ministers from the Group of 20 nations on Monday, Georgieva said;
''The IMF's outlook for global growth in 2020 is negative a recession at least as bad as during the global financial crisis or worse," Georgieva said in the statement.
"But we expect recovery in 2021."

''For a swift recovery to be achieved, it is paramount that people everywhere prioritize containment and strengthen health systems, she said.
"The economic impact is and will be severe, but the faster the virus stops, the quicker and stronger the recovery will be."

"These bold efforts are not only in the interest of each country, but of the global economy as a whole. Even more will be needed, especially on the fiscal front," she said.

''The IMF stands ready to deploy its entire $1 trillion lending capacity''
''It is also replenishing its Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to help the poorest countries, and looking at all other available options to support its members.'




Samuel Eto’o posted an emotional birthday message to Ronaldinho as the Brazilian football legend spent his 40th birthday in a Paraguayan jail. 


Ronaldinho was arrested this month in Paraguay after allegedly producing a false passport to enter the country and has been held behind bars pending a court case that has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Together at Barcelona, Samuel Eto'o Fils and Ronaldinho won two Champions League titles, four La Liga, one Copa del Rey and two Supercopa de Espana titles and formed a tight bond
 
Ronaldinho, who during his playing days starred for Barcelona and AC Milan, clocked 40 on Saturday and four-time African Player of the Year Eto'o took to his Instagram page to wish his former teammate a happy birthday.

“Happy birthday my brother.” Eto’o said in the video.

"Hello brother, I have no words, brother. I don't even know what to say, we are talking to see how we can encourage you," 
"You are my brother, my friend. I can't imagine what you're going through. I can only ask you to have strength and to pray a lot.

"I hope that all this can be solved soon, because you were frankly a good person and a good friend. From here, the black loves you very much and you can count on me for everything you need.

"What I can do, I will do. And if I can't do it, I'll ask a friend for the favour."
 

Watch the video below.


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday evening in a live televised address, ordered citizens to stay at home unless it’s for work, as he declared the fight against Coronavirus “a national emergency” -

He also stated that anyone found breaking the rules will be fined at least £30 - and up to £1,000 if they fail to self-isolate.

Johnson was angry that a lot of Brits were disobeying government advice by going to pubs and public places despite the thousands that have been infected and hundreds killed by the virus.

The announcement from Johnson comes after it was revealed that 46 more people had been killed by the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 303.


Boris speaking from No10, branded coronavirus as “the biggest threat this country has faced for decades”.

Boris said: “Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus, there will come a moment when no health service in the world could possibly cope; because there won’t be enough ventilators, enough intensive care beds, enough doctors and nurses.

“So it’s vital to slow the spread of the disease.

“From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction - you must stay at home. Because the critical thing we must do is stop the disease spreading between households.'

According to Johnson, all Brits will only be allowed to leave home from now onwards for four reasons:
-Travel to work
-Shopping for basic necessities, but as infrequently as possible
-Taking one form of exercise a day, alone or with members of your household, such as walking, running or cycling
-Going to a medical appointment or providing care to a vulnerable person.

All gatherings of more than two people in public were forbidden – meaning a ban on all social events, including weddings and baptisms.

Tens of thousands of non-essential shops were ordered to close. Communal play and exercise areas inside parks will also be shut down, but not parks themselves.

Places of worship such as churches and mosques must also shut, except to host for funerals
And travel on roads, trains and buses was also banned, unless it’s essential to get to work.




Reality star, Khloe Kardashian and her estranged boyfriend, Tristan Thompson are self-isolating with their one-year-old daughter True amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Us Weekly, the exes decided to shelter together following California's statewide stay-at-home order.

KhloĂ©, Tristan and True are quarantining together,” a source told Us Weekly exclusively on Friday.

A second insider adds, “KhloĂ© doesn’t have bad or negative feelings toward Tristan at this point. Being quarantined has made her have a soft spot for him, and she knows he will always be part of her life in some way because he is True’s dad. KhloĂ© has been open and receptive toward Tristan.”

The news comes after Khloe shot down rumors that she and the NBA star were reuniting romantically on Instagram. But the pair have been amicably co-parenting their daughter since their February 2019 breakup. 

A source told Us exclusively this February that “there are no plans for them to get back together.”


Despite the alarming cases of coronavirus and deaths from the disease in Italy, a couple still went ahead to get married.

The newly married couple, Diego Fernandes, 46 and Deni Salgado, 30, held their wedding ceremony on Friday with only a few witnesses since public gatherings have been banned as part of the measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Coronavirus: Newlyweds kiss in Italy through protective masks at their wedding (Photos)
In one of the photos, Deigo and Deni were pictured sharing a kiss through protective masks as they celebrated their special day in Naples.

On Thursday, Italy overtook China as the country to register most deaths from the highly contagious virus. The death toll leaped by 627 in a single day taking the total to 4,032. 
Coronavirus: Newlyweds kiss in Italy through protective masks at their wedding (Photos)
According to the Civil Protection Agency, the total number of cases in Italy is 47,021. The hardest-hit northern region of Lombardy remains in a critical situation, with 2,549 deaths and 22,264 cases.
Coronavirus: Newlyweds kiss in Italy through protective masks at their wedding (Photos)




The Nigerian man who reportedly showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending the 7th edition of the AMVCA last weekend, has gone public with his own side of the story. 

Recall it was reported yesterday that a documentary producer warned of a suspected case of coronavirus who might have attended the AMVCA and interacted with a number of Nigerian celebrities. According to Ifeoma Chukwuogo, the man flew in from the UK and is down with coronavirus symptoms, but has refused to report himself to the NCDC to get tested.

Documentary photographer, Seun O has confirmed that he has been feeling unwell since Sunday March 15, barely a day after self-isolating. Seun who disclosed that he was referred to the Lagos State Government after he went to Lagoon hospital in Victoria Island to get tested, also confirmed that screenshots of a Whatsapp chat which has gone viral online was a conversation he had with a friend. 

Serving an update, the documentary photographer said a medical team was sent over by the NCDC to get him tested after he spoke to Lagos State Commissioner for health. 

Nigerian man who showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending AMVCA opens up

Here is the Whatsapp conversation he had with a friend below; 

Nigerian man who showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending AMVCA opens up
Nigerian man who showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending AMVCA opens up
Nigerian man who showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending AMVCA opens up
Nigerian man who showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending AMVCA opens up
Nigerian man who showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending AMVCA opens up
Nigerian man who showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending AMVCA opens up
Nigerian man who showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending AMVCA opens up
Nigerian man who showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending AMVCA opens up
Nigerian man who showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending AMVCA opens up

Here are photos of him getting tested below; 

Nigerian man who showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending AMVCA opens up
Nigerian man who showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending AMVCA opens up

A search on his Instagram page also confirmed that he attended the 2020 AMVCA. Here is a photo of him and commediene Wofai Fada at the awards below; 

Nigerian man who showed symptoms of coronavirus after attending AMVCA opens up

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