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‘I’m stuck in limbo’: will the Covid generation of young people...

On 20 April, Lucy left her house in a small market town in Buckinghamshire and walked through winding country lanes to a quiet field. There, her friend Owen was waiting with a joint already rolled. The weather was balmy; barely a cloud in sight. The pair smoked and caught up on school gossip, before Lucy…

I’m 21 and have had chemotherapy during lockdown. I was one...

When I was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the beginning of February, my mind immediately turned not to the illness and pain I knew would have to endure, but to the sadness of putting my life on pause. I could never have predicted that the world would end up putting its life on…

Nnamdi Azikiwe varsity hospital records first case of COVID-19 — CMD

Authorities of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, have confirmed one case of the Coronavirus at the hospital. Prof. Anthony Igwegbe, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, disclosed this on Monday. Igwegbe said the patient was diagnosed with the virus following a test upon getting to the hospital. According to him,…

Taskforce rates Ekiti high on COVID-19 response, management

Says Molecular laboratory still useful post-COVID-19 By Rotimi Ojomoyela – Ado-Ekiti The low prevalence of the Coronavirus pandemic in Ekiti state has been linked to the prompt response and proactive nature of the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi in combating the disease in the state. The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr (Mrs) Mojisola…

‘We’re being fobbed off’: why disabled students are losing out in...

When Harrie Larrington-Spencer was knocked off her bike at the end of the first year of her PhD, she was left with a brachial plexus injury. “My left arm and hand barely work and I have chronic pain,” she says. She knew her injury would affect many aspects of her life, but was surprised to…

How student anxiety evolved: from nuclear war to sexual violence

As a first-year maths student at the University of Manchester in 2014, Josh Fogg went through a mental health crisis. “I was having a really bad case of depression and anxiety,” Fogg says. One night, when things came to a head, Fogg remembered a card from a friend with a phone number on it. “I’d…

COVID 19: Ekiti gets over N600m donations, records four new cases

Rotimi Ojomoyela – Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State government on Friday disclosed that the state has received over N600 million donations from philanthropists and private organisations since the lockdown was pronounced by Governor Kayode Fayemi, in respect of the Coronavirus spread. The government also revealed that it has recorded new four cases, which involved three…

‘I felt guilty’: volunteer on signing up for Oxford Covid-19 vaccine...

As one of hundreds of volunteers involved in the University of Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine trials, Dan McAteer said he had a few nerves on the day of receiving the jab itself. However, he recalled an unexpected incident from the night before. “They were well meaning, but a relative shared an online post of what was…

COVID-19: The Costs of Social Isolation

I have all the time in the world to read, write, binge watch shows and catch up on school, and yet I find myself anesthetized with ennui, procrastinating and distracting myself. On some days, I can hardly see anything on the horizon. With the rapid advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, our society has metamorphosed into…

Both my parents are doctors and got coronavirus. I’ve never been...

It is the sixth week of lockdown, and for many people things are getting progressively more intense. Most families are physically distancing at home. People are only leaving the house for their weekly shop – and spending a lot of that time waiting in the queue – or to exercise once a day. In my…

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