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Igbooye Community High School, Epe, and St Patrick Senior Grammar School emerged champions of the maiden Lagos State U-15 Hockey championship. 

NHL postpones nine more games, 90 in all, for virus issues

Nine more games were postponed on Friday by the National Hockey League over Covid-19 issues, these following new attendance restrictions in Canadian cities due to the deadly virus.
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A teacher measures the temperatures of pupils at the gate to Obele-Odan Nursery and primary schools in Surulere in Lagos, Nigeria, on January 18, 2021. - Primary and secondary schools, including private schools across the country have resumed for the second term of the 2020/2021 academic year. Meanwhile state-owned schools in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, are to maintain shift systems introduced last year to avoid large gathering of students for the enforcement of social and physical distancing as measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

How to stop COVID-19 in schools

Cases of COVID-19, particularly the delta variant, have surged the world over, largely in the United States, Great Britain, the European Union and Africa. This coincides with when schools
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Security personnel stand guard outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology during a visit by a team of investigators from the World Health Organization (WHO) in February 2021. © Hector Retamal, AFP

Biden says China still withholding ‘critical’ info on Covid origins

President Joe Biden said Friday that China was withholding “critical information” on the origins of Covid-19 after the US intelligence community said it did not believe the virus was a bioweapon —
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M illions in China are undergoing mass testing as the country battles surging virus cases. Photo/STR/AFP

Chinese cities test millions as virus cases surge

Chinese cities rolled out mass testing of millions of people and imposed fresh travel restrictions as health authorities battled Sunday...
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The lockdown for children in the Manila area and four provinces comes as the Philippines struggles to vaccinate its population of 110 million due to tight global supplies and logistical challenges. Photo/ Ted ALJIBE AFP/File

Philippines orders children back indoors amid fears of virus surge

The Philippines sent millions of children back into lockdown Friday as hospitals prepared for a surge in coronavirus cases fuelled by the highly contagious
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FILE PHOTO: Olympic rings are displayed in front of the construction site of the New National Stadium, the main stadium of Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, during a media opportunity in Tokyo, Japan July 3, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Tokyo scraps Olympic torch relay legs in capital

The Olympic torch relay has been scrapped on Tokyo's public roads, officials announced Wednesday, as virus concerns continue to plague the Games just over two weeks before they begin.
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A combination of nine screenshots taken from a handout video made available by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows (L to R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, French President Emmanuel Macron, WHO's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, Prime minister of Tonga Pohiva Tu?i?onetoa and President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid adressing remotely at the opening day of the World Health Organization's main annual assembly of member states World Health Assembly on May 24, 2021 in Geneva. - The world is "at war" against Covid-19, the UN chief, calling for the application of wartime logic to the inequitable access to the weapons needed to fight the pandemic. (Photo by - / World Health Organization / AFP)

South Africa steps up virus curbs against third wave

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Sunday that South Africa would re-impose stricter measures against Covid-19 fearing the whole country will soon face a third wave of the pandemic.
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