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Amazon delivery infrastructure strained as COVID-19 outbreak sparks surge in online shopping

With thousands of Americans telecommuting and self-isolating to slow the spread of COVID-19, Amazon’s Prime and Fresh delivery services are grappling with high demand and inventory issues, as warehouse workers report increased order volumes. Amazon is out of stock on a number of household staples and popular items, according to the company’s COVID-19 response page. “You will …read more →

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Germany Confirms that US tried to Steal Corona Virus Vaccine through the back door

The Donald Trump administration offered “large sums of money” to get exclusive access to a corona virus vaccine being developed by a German company, Die Welt reported Sunday. According to the article, Trump was trying to get the Tübingen-based CureVac company — which also has sites in Frankfurt and Boston — to move its research …read more →

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Trump Ignored Obama’s ‘Global Health Infrastructure’ – Ex-Obama Official

Former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes fired back after President Trump sought to blame his predecessor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) slow rollout of coronavirus testing. On Friday, Trump took aim at the CDC under President Obama, saying on Twitter: “For decades the @CDCgov looked at, and studied, its testing system, but did nothing about it. It would always be …read more →

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COVID-19: Massive Shut-downs worldwide to affect Africa’s Infrastructure, Energy & Mining Development

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in mass production shutdowns and supply chain disruptions due to port closures in China, causing global ripple effects across all economic sectors in a rare “twin supply-demand shock”. With South Africa having just reported its first cases of COVID-19, Africa is beginning to feel its full impact and plans to …read more →

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Enugu Govt Awards over N1.1bn Contracts for Urban, Rural Projects

The Enugu State Executive Council (EXCO) has awarded contracts for more infrastructural developments in the urban and rural areas, worth over N1.1 billion. This is in furtherance of the state government’s renewed vigour in providing democracy dividends to the people of the state. It would be recalled that the state government in the last two …read more →

Environment Health News & Reports

Lagos begins enforcement of environmental law in Ikoyi/VI

Lagos State Special Committee on the clean-up of Ikoyi and Victoria Island has commenced enforcement of environmental and traffic laws in Ikoyi and Victoria Island. The committee chairman, Tunji Bello, in a press statement said the government is collaborating with Ikoyi and Victoria Island Residents Association (VIIRA), and other agencies to vacate hoodlums and eradicate …read more →

Health Infrastructure Financing News & Reports

Lagos state needs 5,000 mobile toilets to eliminate open defecation – Gwalani

The Executive Director, Poly Products, Lagos, Pavan Gwalani said that Lagos state needed 5,000 mobile toilets to eliminate the menace of open defecation. Gwalani, in an interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos said: “With a population of almost 20 million people, 5,000 mobile toilets should serve about 40 people daily.“ He, …read more →

Health Infrastructure News & Analysis

Health sector: FG battles $10bn annual Infrastructure deficit

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr Abdullahi Mashi, said that the country’s health sector has an annual deficit running into about 10 billion dollars (N3.06 trillion), in infrastructure gap. Mashi, who was represented by Dr Omobolanle Olowu, the Head of Public Private Partnership (PPP) at the Ministry disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja …read more →