Presidential Taskforce on Coronavirus holds inaugural meeting

Coronavirus economic impact concept image By Joseph Erunke THE federal government said it has begun intensive tracing of people who have contacts with the third person that tested positive to the coronavirus disease. Government said the action is to help identify all persons who the patient has been in contact with since her return. Minister […]

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Atletico San Luis president Alberto Marrero tests positive for coronavirus

MEXICO CITY — Liga MX club Atletico San Luis’ president Alberto Marrero has tested positive for the coronavirus, the first case of its kind in Mexican soccer. The Spaniard was tested on Monday after showing symptoms of the the virus that has caused world sport to close down. The result was positive. “Our president is […]

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The first U.S. coronavirus vaccine trials have begun

Happy Tuesday, readers. As states and the federal government take more aggressive measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, Boston-based Moderna is advancing in the race to create a vaccine against the pathogen. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that Moderna’s experimental mRNA-1273, which was developed in collaboration with the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy […]

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Ex-Packers OT Bryan Bulaga takes $30M, 3-year deal with Chargers

Former Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga and the Los Angeles Chargers have agreed on a three-year, $30 million contract, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bulaga, 30, overcame two torn ACLs (2013 and 2017) and started all but three games for Green Bay over the past two seasons. He finished 12th among all […]

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Saints LB Kiko Alonso re-signs with team on reduced contract

METAIRIE, La. — Linebacker Kiko Alonso will remain with the New Orleans Saints after agreeing to a reduced contract, a source confirmed to ESPN. Alonso, who tore the ACL in his right knee in the Saints’ playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings, was scheduled to earn $7.85 million in the final year of his contract […]

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we have put measures in place to avert youth trafficking

Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (left), and the Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah-Donli during a courtesy call by the later on the Governor in Asaba. Tuesday Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday said the state government had taken measures, through programmes, […]

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Stocks swing upward on coronavirus stimulus package hopes

Subscribe to Fortune’s Outbreak newsletter for a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on global business. Another day brings another lurch, with the S&P 500 closing up 123.86 (5.2%), the Nasdaq gaining 424.70 (6.2%), and the Dow Jones Industrials closing up 831.37 (4.1%). That came after an early morning swoon in the […]

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Tom Brady paired with Bucs’ Arians? Here’s why it makes perfect sense

TAMPA, Fla. — While at the NFL combine last month, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians was asked, of all the free-agent quarterbacks, which one would you pick up the phone to recruit? He did not hesitate. “Tom Brady,” Arians said with a chuckle. Three weeks later, in what might go down as one of […]

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Infantino offers to move Club World Cup to accommodate Euro in 2021

FIFA President Gianni Infantino FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Tuesday proposed delaying next year’s revamped 24-team Club World Cup in China after UEFA postponed the European Championship until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. South America’s equivalent of the Euros, the Copa America, also scheduled for this June and July, has also […]

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Bills reach agreements with Quinton Jefferson, Vernon Butler

Defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Buffalo Bills, he told ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Tuesday night. “We are still working on the details,” he told Anderson. “They showed the most interest. They are a playoff team and I think they have a lot of great talent.” Also, […]

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