Lagos, after being locked down for weeks, practically bounced back to life on Monday after the government eased its stay-at-home order with a less restrictive directive demanding residents to observe social distancing and sport facemasks in public places. GuardianTV went around Lagos to observe the level of compliance.
As of April 2, more than 200,000 patients have recovered from coronavirus infection, Nigeria has also recorded her share cases of discharged patients. Yes, many have lost their lives to the deadly virus, there some that are living proof that the virus is not necessarily a death sentence. Stay healthy, stay home, stay safe and don’t relent in observing the proper hygiene during this period.
From the eerie quiet on the streets of Paris and the heroic self-sacrifice of Italian medical staff to the shock of still-crowded beaches in Florida and the must-read books to turn to in times of coronavirus, self-confined host François Picard chats with The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey in an unprecedented off-set format of The World This Week.
It's now been nine years since the start of the war in Syria – and Syrian civilians are still dying and seeking safety as refugees. Our guest is a doctor who spent five years treating patients under the missiles and bombs of the Syrian regime and its Russian backers in Eastern Ghouta. Dr. Amani Ballour was just 25 years old and fresh out of medical school when the siege began. Her experiences and eventual evacuation were the subject of a documentary, "The Cave", which was nominated at this year's Oscars.
Woven intricately across his life, dreams, and passion, dotted around his peaks and nadirs, the family is everything for Alex Iwobi. His fondest memory of playing football at a tender age is going to the park with his dad. From having kickabouts with his father at parks, the 23-year-old is now playing at Africa’s biggest tournament with Nigeria.