Coronavirus and the Easter celebration
By Guardian Nigeria
11 April 2020 | 7:39 pm
Many were looking forward to a loud and fun Easter celebration this year and couldn’t wait to organize one fun activity or the other but, due to the lockdown, Easter celebrations will be quiet this time around. Some people share how they feel about this year’s Easter with GuardianTV.
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