Covid-19: Germany May Face 50,000 New Infections A Day Unless – Economy Minister

“If we don’t want days with 50,000 new infections, as was the case in France a few weeks ago, we must see through this and not constantly speculate about which measures can be relaxed again.”

Those were the words of Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier as he warned that the European economic giant is clearly “not out of the woods” following a worrying recent spike in Covid-19 infections.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases, the number of confirmed cases in Germany rose by 16,947 to 790,503 on Sunday.

But the constant speculation on locking down is taking its toll on many citizens as they long for the kind of normality they used to have before.

There have been fierce protests on the streets. But for Minister Altmaier and many German policy makers, longer lockdowns might be the bitter pill Germans need to swallow if their economy and society is to return to normal.

Coronavirus: What Would Trump Do Differently?

President Donald Trump’s announcement that his wife and himself have contracted Coronavirus means that Covid-19 has hit both him and another strongman known for belittling the dangers of the airborne virus, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, a.k.a, ‘Trump of the Tropics’.

Like Bolsonaro, Trump never believed in wearing masks.

But after his recovery, we shall see what new policies – if any- he adopts on Coronavirus.

We wish President and Mrs Donald Trump a quick recovery, and felicitate with his rival Joe Biden and wife for escaping Coronavirus.

Watch Trump tell Bob Woodward he wasn’t concerned about contracting Coronavirus

Hurray! No New Deaths From Coronavirus In Nigeria’s Last Announcement

There were no new deaths in the last NCDC Covid-19 figures released. Wow! Thank God o.

Steps To Save Nigeria’s Economy From The Coronavirus Effect

Currently, Coronavirus has locked down much of Nigeria’s economy. This has sent many into the harshest economic crises they have ever seen.

Many businesses have been closed down for months. As a result, both employers and employees have been thrown into hardship. Private school owners and teachers for instance, have never had it so rough.

The news is filled with stories of workers being sacked from big companies. Of course, countless small companies have also closed down indefinitely for months-workers and owners are now without income.

The Federal Government needs to deep its hands into its coffers and pay business owners and workers. N-Power beneficiaries must not be left out, contract or no contract.

This is what governments around the world have done. And it has reduced the hardship citizens of such countries have faced in this period.

The Federal Government claims to have given palliatives to a number of Nigerians. But given the hardship in the land, such payments are clearly not enough. More money needs to be given to businesses and workers.

Many businesses would be in better economic shape if they had been given stimulus packages in the last few months. The truth is that the private sector currently needs government support.

Many businesses that closed down at the height of the lockdown would have reopened. But they lack money to fund daily activities until the economy picks up fully on its own.

The more some of such businesses stay closed, the higher the likelihood that they may never reopen. The multiplier effect of such negative possibility is scary.

Truthfully, many businesses are to blame for not having capital to restart. Many businesses spent money recklessly during the fat years. Many didn’t understand the concept of savings. But Government should not throw the baby away with the bathwater.

Hopefully, many businesses have learnt the importance of savings and would do much never to be in the kind of cashless situation ever again.

Government shouldn’t continue ignoring the need to send adequate stimulus and bailout money to companies-and palliatives to citizens. Where there is no BVN available, thumb printing before handover of relief materials could suffice.

As soon as the Nigerian economy stabilises Government should fund public advocacy programs urging Nigerian businesses to establish rainy-day funds.

New Zealand’s Coronavirus Outbreak Ends As Last Patient Leaves Hospital

The coronavirus outbreak in New Zealand has come to an end. This comes as the country sent home its last hospitalized patient home to recover.

For days, there have been no new infections in the country. This is different from times past when records of rising deaths and infections were rife.

I think countries should try to learn some tips from New Zealand. And we pray New Zealand continues this way and it’s good results spread round the world to defeat the common covidian enemy of mankind.

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