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Nigeria reports first coronavirus death

first_imgNigeria on Monday reported its first death from coronavirus as confirmed cases of infections in Africa’s most populous nation climbed further. “The 1st COVID-19 death in Nigeria has been recorded,” the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control wrote on Twitter.”The case was a 67 year old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK. He had underlying medical conditions — multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy.” The agency said the confirmed number of infections in Nigeria had now risen to 36, with cases registered in largest city Lagos, the capital Abuja and four other states. Africa has so far registered lower numbers than the rest of the globe with around 1,500 confirmed cases and 50 deaths — but testing has been patchy. Nigeria has closed down all international flights for a month and shut schools and restricted gatherings in a string of regions in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. The country of 190 million people is seen as highly vulnerable to the spread of infectious diseases given its weak healthcare system and high population density. Topics :last_img read more

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Clear sailing for Day in Sprint Series of Oklahoma at Ardmore

first_imgMichael Day raced to the Friday Sprint Series of Oklahoma feature win at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Mike Howard)By David Smith Jr.ARDMORE, Okla. (June 23) – Michael Day took the lead at the start and never looked back in topping the Sprint Series of Oklahoma feature Friday night at South Oklahoma Speedway.Day started on the pole for the 20-lap feature IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event, presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, and led wire-to-wire to capture his first career SSO victory.Third-starting Michelle Melton, who picked up her one and only series victory in Ardmore last year, held off repeated challenges from defending national and series champion Andy Shouse to finish second. Jake Martens and Gary Owens rounded out the top five.Feature results – 1. Michael Day; 2. Michelle Melton; 3. Andy Shouse; 4. Jake Martens; 5. Gary Owens; 6. Tristan Oakes; 7. Joe Wood Jr.; 8. Sterling Hoff; 9. Blake Dacus; 10. Cody Whitworth; 11. Loyd Clevenger; 12. Michael Scott; 13. Justin Melton; 14. Chad Koch; 15. Tanner Conn; 16. Dillon Laden; 17. Chris Kelly; 18. Josh Toho; 19. Warren Fields; 20. Chase Parsons.last_img read more