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Covid-19: US records 2,000 deaths in 24 hours as cases pass 502,000

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COVID-19: 85 dead in Abuja, 17 states as nation relaxes lockdown on Monday

The United States has reported 2,108 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, the highest daily increase in the country since the outbreak began, pushing the total US death toll to 18,777 on the one-month anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases in the US topped 502,000 on Saturday, as the worldwide death toll surpassed 102,000.

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The US is soon expected to overtake Italy in the grim position as the country with the highest number of fatalities. To date, Italy has registered at least 18,800 deaths.

With the number of infections worldwide now close to 1.7 million, including more than 376,000 recovered patients, the WHO has urged caution to countries considering easing restrictions put in place to stem the outbreak.

“The way down could be as dangerous as the way up if not managed properly,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

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  1. Orphic

    July 6, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    “only 914 Nigerians pay annual tax of between N10 million and N20 million. Two of them stay in Ogun State; the other 912 in Lagos.”
    You mean those retired head of states and military officers, billionaire northern alhajis, members of the NASS – at least outside Lagos that possess and drive luxury cars.. All these people don’t pay tax!

  2. George Kalu

    July 10, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Until the tax profile of the so called party chieftains and nou voux riches are verified and appropriately sanctioned, it will seem as if our tax system is regressive. How can owners of these gigantic structures, flashy cars and jets that litter our landscape not pay tax?

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