51 recovered Coronavirus patients in S.Korea test positive again as Korean scientists believe the virus may be able to hide in human cells and reactivate

South Korean Health chiefs believe that Coronavirus may lay dormant in cells in the human body and reactivate later after it has been cured after Fifty-one recovered coronavirus patients in South Korea tested positive again days after being released.

The patients – from the country’s worst-hit city, Daegu – were put in quarantine after being diagnosed with the virus, then tested positive again days being released.

51 recovered Coronavirus patients in S.Korea test positive again as Korean scientists believe the virus may be able to hide in human cells and reactivate
According to Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), patients – from the country’s worst-hit city, Daegu – were put in quarantine and the virus was likely ‘reactivated’, rather than patients becoming re-infected.


According to the KCDC, for unknown reasons the viral particles can be reactivated after the patients has been cured- but US Viral experts say there is no evidence to prove that the virus acts in this way as monkeys have actually shown the opposite when studied.

Paul Hunter, an infectious diseases professor at the University of East Anglia, told MailOnline:
‘I agree that these will not be reinfections but I do not think these will be reactivations.
‘Personally I think the most likely explanation is that the clearance samples were false negative.’

Professor Mark Harris, Head of virology at University of Leeds, said to Daily Mail: ‘The reports that patients who tested negative subsequently tested positive again is clearly of concern.

‘It is unlikely that they would have been reinfected having cleared the virus, as they would most likely have mounted an immune response to the virus that would prevent such reinfection.

‘The other possibility therefore is that they did not in fact clear the infection but remained persistently infected.’

‘It does appear that swabs for the virus are not 100 per cent reliable,’ Professor Hunter said.

Professor Rowland Kao, of the University of Edinburgh, said: ‘It would seem unlikely that this is a common occurrence, and thus should have only a small impact on the overall epidemic projections themselves.’

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2020/4/51-recovered-coronavirus-patients-in-skorea-test-positive-again-as-korean-scientists-believe-the-virus-may-be-able-to-hide-in-human-cells-and-reactivate.html


Former Lagos governorship candidate Gbadamosi arrested for attending Funke Akindele’s house party

Former Lagos state gubernatorial candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has been detained by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for contravening the lockdown order in Lagos state to attend a party at Funke Akindele’s home.

Gbadamosi was detained after being spotted in a viral video attending a birthday party organised by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello for her husband, Abdul-Rasheed Bello, aka JJC Skillz, held in Amen Estate, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos state.

A police source at the command headquarters revealed that Gbadamosi has been detained and may not be released by the law enforcement agency until he has been charged to court, Guardian reports.

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2020/4/former-lagos-governorship-candidate-gbadamosi-arrested-for-attending-funke-akindeles-house-party.html


Coronavirus Lockdown: Young couple trek back home after their wedding in Uganda (photos)

As Uganda is also still under lockdown, a young couple got married in a simple wedding ceremony at Calvary Chapel in Entebbe, Uganda on Saturday.


The ceremony that was graced by a one Pastor Isaac only had 10 people present, including a police O.C that was available for tight security.


The couple, Zoen Harrold from California and Gorret Namaseruka, a Ugandan, were dressed in casual wears made with African prints.


Since public and private transport were banned with the exception of only bicycles, the pastor that officiated the ceremony came riding on a bicycle as the bride and groom too, made their way to and from the church on foot.


Coronavirus Lockdown: Young couple trek back home after their wedding in Uganda (photos)

Coronavirus Lockdown: Young couple trek back home after their wedding in Uganda (photos)

Coronavirus Lockdown: Young couple trek back home after their wedding in Uganda (photos)

Coronavirus Lockdown: Young couple trek back home after their wedding in Uganda (photos)

Coronavirus Lockdown: Young couple trek back home after their wedding in Uganda (photos)

Coronavirus Lockdown: Young couple trek back home after their wedding in Uganda (photos)

Coronavirus Lockdown: Young couple trek back home after their wedding in Uganda (photos)

Coronavirus Lockdown: Young couple trek back home after their wedding in Uganda (photos)


CBN warns the general public of methods cyber-criminals are using to defraud citizens during the Coronavirus pandemic

The Central Bank of Nigeria has warned Nigerians of the methods used by cyber-criminals to defraud innocent citizens amid the Coronavirus pandemic


In a statement released by the Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, CBN advised Nigerians to be alert as “cyber-criminals are taking advantage of the current COVID-19 pandemic to defraud citizens, steal sensitive information, or gain unauthorized access to computers or mobile devices using various techniques.”


The statement adds that, “This trend is not peculiar to Nigeria as there has been a rise in COVID-19-related cybercriminal activities all over the world.”


To ensure that Nigerian bank customers are protected, the statement provided information on the methods used by the cyber-criminals.


The statement continues: “Our priority is to ensure that Nigerian banking customers are aware of the ongoing trend to prevent them from falling victim to such cybercrimes.


“Some of the cyber-criminal activities using the COVID-19 pandemic are outlined below:


“Phishing campaigns: cyber-criminals send out emails claiming to be from health organizations such as the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO). The email may contain a link which, if clicked, steals login credentials or other confidential information from the victim’s computer or mobile device.


“Relief Packages: Cyber-criminals have also been sending messages via social media or emails asking people to click on links to register in order to get their COVID-19 relief packages from the Government or other organisations. They simply use this to get confidential information from unwary victims. Relief package scams also come in the form of phone calls asking people to provide their banking details to receive relief packages.


“A sample is as seen below:


“Impersonation: Cyber-criminals place calls to individuals claiming to be staff of their banks and asking them to get mobile apps that would help them get through this pandemic period. Such mobile apps are however used to steal information from the victims’ mobile phones among other things. Criminals have also produced COVID-19 maps, which steal information in the background.


“To ensure that bank customers and citizens do not fall victim to these cyber-crimes, please observe the following precautions:


“i. Beware of and verify emails or phone calls claiming to be from NCDC, WHO or Government, especially when such emails request your banking information or to click on a link. Visit official websites of relevant organizations for desired information;


“ii. Avoid clicking on links or attachments in emails that claim to have more information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic;


“iii. Avoid downloading mobile apps from untrusted sources; and


“iv. Obtain relief package or other information from trusted news media.


“While we work to keep safe physically and prevent further spread of the virus, members of the public should endeavor to apply caution in order to beat not just the COVID-19 Virus but also the cyber-criminals seeking to take advantage of its spread for nefarious acts.


“The Central Bank of Nigeria will continue to monitor and investigate these activities and provide updates as they occur.”

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2020/4/cbn-warns-the-general-public-of-methods-cyber-criminals-are-using-to-defraud-citizens-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic.html


Calls grow for WHO director Dr. Tedros to resign for ‘letting China deceive the world by covering up true impact of coronavirus’

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is facing calls to resign as he’s been accused him of aiding China to lie about their death toll numbers thereby covering up the true impact of Coronavirus in the Asian nation.

China says it has had 81,000 cases with 3300 deaths compared to the US’ death toll now over 10,000 and the US believes China covered up their death toll and in the process helped spread the disease. In February, when China reported 17,238 infections and 361 deaths, Tedros, an Ethiopian, said there was no need for countries to impose travel restrictions and that measures that ‘unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade’ were not needed.
Last month Tedros praised the Chinese regime, saying: ‘For the first time, #China has reported no domestic #COVID19 cases yesterday. This is an amazing achievement, which gives us all reassurance that the #coronavirus can be beaten.’

Calls grow for WHO director Dr. Tedros?to resign for


Now  US politician, Republican Sen. Martha McSally has called for his removal from the job saying he helped China cover up a lie with some estimates suggesting their death toll could be as high as 40,000.

‘Dr Tedros deceived the world. At one point, he even praised China’s ‘transparency during its coronavirus response efforts” despite a mountain of evidence showing the regime concealed the severity of the outbreak. This deception cost lives.’ She said to Fox News on Monday.


She added that she ‘never trusted a communist’ and that the Chinese government’s ‘cover-up of this virus that originated with them has caused unnecessary deaths around America and around the world…I think Dr Tedros needs to step down’.
It should be remebered that a whistleblowing doctor, Dr Li Wenliang, who first alerted the rest of the world to the escalating crisis within Hubei province, was sanctioned by medical authorities and police.


He later died of the virus and the country denied questioning him with the help of the police, labeling it as a rumor.

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2020/4/calls-grow-for-who-director-dr-tedros-to-resign-for-letting-china-deceive-the-world-by-covering-up-true-impact-of-coronavirus.html


No licence has been issued for 5G in Nigeria, its study is still ongoing – Minister of Communication, Isa Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has disclosed that no licence has been issued for 5G in Nigeria.


In a statement released on Saturday April 4 to counter rumors circulating on social media that 5G technology causes Coronavirus, Pantami stated that the Buhari-led administration will never seek technological advancement at the expense of the health and welfare of its citizens


He revealed that a three-month study trial had commenced on November 25 “in order to critically review and study the health and security implications of deploying 5G in Nigeria”. Pantami who disclosed that the trial has been concluded, added that the reporting process is currently ongoing.


The statement reads in parts;


“The National Frequency Management Council (NFMC) of which I am the Chairman, has not deliberated on or released any bulk frequency spectrum for the deployment of 5G.

“As part of the study trial process, I directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to ensure that a team of experts, security agencies and other stakeholders fully participate in the trial process and my office also invited these agencies to participate in the trial.

“Government will not act on the speculations only, but rather we will take an informed decision on 5G after due consultation with experts and the public. I have also directed the NCC to engage citizens on any questions or concerns they may have regarding 5G.

“I wish to thank the general public for reaching out to us on this issue.  We advise you all to remain rest assured that government will always take the welfare, health and security of the public into account while considering the deployment of any technology.”

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2020/4/no-licence-has-been-issued-for-5g-in-nigeria-its-study-is-still-ongoing-minister-of-communication-isa-pantami.html


Terry Crews’ wife Rebecca undergoes double mastectomy after breast cancer diagnosis

Rebecca Crews, the wife of actor Terry Crews recently underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after being diagnosed with cancer weeks ago.

The actress who received the news when the world began dealing with the global Coronavirus pandemic is now recovering from at their home in Pasadena, California.

According to People, Rebecca underwent surgery on March 3 with her husband by her side.
She is now cancer-free, but since she decided to have a double mastectomy, she will not undergo radiation treatment.

‘Though it was Stage 1, you’re overwhelmed with fear, like cancer is this all-consuming, all-powerful evil entity,’ Crew told People in a recent interview.
Explaining how she reacted when the doctor called to inform her she had breast cancer, she said: “After the call, I had this clear vision of myself stepping through a door, and on the other side of this door, the sun was shining brightly and I was very happy,” she recalled. “I just had this sense that I was going to be OK.”

“My husband has watched me go through a lot, but the look on his face … he looked at me like I was going to die,” she said. “He told me it felt like his insides were melting. I said, ‘I need you to be strong for me,’ and he said, ‘OK,’ and hugged me, but I think he needed that hug.”

Rebecca also disclosed that she has expressed some challenges including confusing symptoms of expected post-mastectomy pain with those of coronavirus while trying to recover.


“I’ve been so nervous, too, because a couple times I’ve woken up in the middle of the night with trouble breathing and thought, ‘Oh no.’”

Thankfully, her husband of 30 years, is always by her side taking care of her.


“I have to give him his props because he’s been cooking for me, helping me bathe, and just really stepping up,” Crews says. “I tease him all the time, I’m like, Did I have to get cancer to be treated like this?!’”

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2020/4/terry-crews-wife-rebecca-undergoes-double-mastectomy-after-breast-cancer-diagnosis.html


Floyd Mayweather’s daughter Iyanna arrested for allegedly stabbing one of NBA YoungBoy’s babymama

Floyd Mayweather’s daughter is in police custody after she allegedly stabbed another lady over rapper, NBA Youngboy.


According to TMZ, Iyanna ‘ Yaya’ Mayweather, 19, was arrested for felony aggravated assault and taken to Harris County Jail in Houston in the early hours of Saturday morning ( April 4). She was involved in a physical confrontation with another woman named Lapattra Lashai Jacobs, at the rapper’s home after arriving and finding the pair together.


Both women are said to be dating the rapper, whose real name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden.


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Iyanna is reported to have told Jacobs to leave and that she was engaged to YoungBoy when she found them together.


The pair later got in a fight in the kitchen with Iyanna allegedly charging at Jacobs with two knives and stabbing her. Gossip of the City says Jacobs, who is one YoungBoy’s babymamas is in critical condition after being stabbed.


Iyanna Mayweather allegedly said that she was incited into defending herself when Jacobs pulled her hair and ran into the kitchen.


She has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Her bond was set at $30,000.

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2020/4/floyd-mayweathers-daughter-iyanna-arrested-for-allegedly-stabbing-one-of-nba-youngboys-babymama.html


Kenyan Pastor investigated in UK for selling oil he claims can protect his members from Coronavirus

A Kenyan Pastor and founder of Bishop Climate Ministries in Camberwell District in South London, Climate Irungu Wiseman is currently under investigation in the UK for selling an oil he claimed could protect his members against Coronavirus.


According to a report by Independent UK, the Pastor who sold the bottle of the oil at £91 (N40,950) each, was accused of exploiting the public by selling the so-called “plague protection” kits, consisting of oil and red yarn.


A post by Bishop Climate Irungu Wiseman read;


“It is by faith that you can be saved from the Coronavirus pandemic by covering yourself with the Divine Plague Protection Oil and wearing the Scarlet Yarn on your body.”


Kenyan Pastor investigated in UK for selling oil he claims can protect his members from Coronavirus


Bishop Climate had claimed in a post shared on March 21, that he was “instructed” by the Lord to prepare an oil “mixed with cedar wood, hyssop, and prayer” for the pandemic.


He said;


“As you use this oil, along with a special scarlet yarn, every coronavirus and any other deadly thing will pass over you.”


The Kenyan Pastor further claimed that his product has worked before and will work again. Another page on the group’s website suggested followers could pay up to £910 for “sacrificial seed of divine protection” for their family.


The charities regulator has now launched an urgent probe into the Camberwell church over its sale of the oil it claimed could protect from coronavirus.



Kenyan Pastor investigated in UK for selling oil he claims can protect his members from Coronavirus


A spokesperson of the agency said;


“We are looking into the serious concern about Kingdom Church GB’s alleged sale of false COVID-19 protection devices, as a matter of urgency.

“We have opened a regulatory compliance case to assess the matter, and will be liaising as appropriate with other agencies.”


Southwark Council also confirmed that the church is being investigated over the products. Councillor Victoria Mills said in a statement;


“It is wrong for anyone to exploit people’s fears at this time of high anxiety and we encourage people to report any issues like this to London Trading Standards.

“This particular issue is already under investigation by our teams. There are many scams relating to Covid-19 and the council will be working hard to support consumers to be on guard for bogus test kits, cures and treatments and other financial scams.”


Southwark New reported that the post has now been edited and the specific reference to the £91 kit protecting wearers from coronavirus was removed. The post now claims that the oil will protect members from “every plague.”


A disclaimer on the church’s website now reads;


 “This articles and its opinion on this website is solely under Bishop Climate Ministries and Not the Kingdom Church.”


Defending himself,  Mr Wiseman who is also a trustee of the Kingdom Church charity told the PA news agency that he has sold 1,000 of the kits, but that the price tag was only to cover the cost of ingredients, packaging, and posting.


He added;



Coronavirus Lockdown: Write a play on pandemic later, Coronavirus is about science and not fiction – Presidency replies Soyinka

The Presidency has fired back at Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka who slammed President Buhari over the way he has handled the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.


Recall that in a statement issued on Monday and titled ‘Between Covid and Constitutional Encroachment,’ Soyinka said the president may have overstepped his constitutional boundaries by issuing a lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT. He also described Buhari as a Rip van Winkle of Nigerian history, who woke after a prolonged siesta and begun to issue orders.


The Presidency however countered Soyinka’s claim by stating that his opinion was misleading and strayed away from his career as a playwright. In a statement issued on Wednesday night by President Buhari’s media aide Garba Shehu, the playwright was told to write a play on the Coronavirus pandemic later, as the virus is currently about science and not fiction.


Read the statement below;


“Yesterday, the esteemed Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka made comments on the legal status and description of 14-day lockdown announced by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Prof Soyinka is not a medical professor. His qualifications are in English literature, and his prizes are for writing books and plays for theatres. He is of course entitled to his opinions – but that is exactly all they are: semantics, not science. They cannot – and should not – therefore be judged as professional expertise in this matter in any shape or form.

“Across the world – from parts of the United States and China, to countries including the United Kingdom and France, government – mandated lockdowns are in place to slow and defeat the spread of coronavirus. All have been declared, and all have been made necessary, based on medical and scientific evidence. The guidance of the Nigerian Government’s medical specialists is to advise the same.

“Prof Soyinka has also declared, doubtless based on his specialism as a playwright, that: ‘we are not in a war emergency’.

“Eminent scientists say otherwise: Dr. Richard Hatchett, Head of the International Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (and former Director of the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority) has said, ‘war is an appropriate analogy’.

“Prof Anthony Fauci, Director of the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force has said of the battle against the pandemic: ‘It’s almost like the fog of war’.

“As for the legality of the lock down, the government’s primary duty in law and action is the defence of the people of Nigeria. We face a global pandemic. Nigeria is now affected.

“The scientific and medical guidance the world over is clear: the way to defeat the virus is to halt its spread through limitation of movement of people.

“Perhaps Wole Soyinka may write a play on the Coronavirus pandemic, after this emergency is over. In the meantime, we ask the people of Nigeria to trust the words of our doctors and scientists – and not fiction writers – at this time of national crisis,”

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2020/4/coronavirus-lockdown-write-a-play-on-pandemic-later-coronavirus-is-about-science-and-not-fiction-presidency-replies-soyinka.html