Tag: Coronavirus

“We’ll defeat corona” – Iran’s deputy health minister has coronavirus

Iran’s deputy health minister said he has contracted the coronavirus and placed himself in isolation, a day after appearing feverish at a press conference in which he downplayed its spread in the shrine city of Qom and said mass quarantines were unnecessary. Iraj Harirchi posted a video on social media on Tuesday[Read More…]

Two persons were examined for Coronavirus in Kano – Health Minister

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire, on Wednesday in Kano confirmed that two suspected cases of Coronavirus has so far tested negative after diagnosis in the country. Ehanire, disclosed this, while declaring the two day, Kano State Primary Health Summit open at Government House, affirmed that the country was[Read More…]

Lagos govt advise travellers returning from China to self-quarantine on arrival

The Lagos State Government has advised travellers returning from China and any country where cases of coronavirus have been reported to observe self-quarantine on arrival in Lagos. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement on Sunday, said, “During unsupervised self-quarantine, we expect persons concerned to respond[Read More…]

Buhari says Nigeria stands in solidarity with China as Coronavirus kills over 200 persons

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE NIGERIA STANDS BY CHINA IN THIS DIFFICULT MOMENT President Muhammadu Buhari extends his good wishes to President Xi Jinping and citizens of the People’s Republic of China during this trying time. China’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus have been exemplary, as well as[Read More…]

Nigeria has the capacity to detect and respond to the coronavirus – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has assured that Nigeria has the capacity to detect and respond to the coronavirus if it is imported into the country. The coronavirus, a deadly new virus which originated in Wuhan, China, has killed more than 170 people and spread to several provinces[Read More…]

Breaking: WHO lists Nigeria, others as top-risk African nations for Coronavirus

The World Health Organisation has identified 13 high-risk African countries for coronavirus. They are Algeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. A statement from WHO said the identified African nations have direct links or a high volume of travel to[Read More…]

Breaking: WHO declares international emergency over coronavirus

The UN health agency on Thursday declared an international emergency over the deadly coronavirus from China — a rarely used designation that could lead to improved international coordination in tackling the disease. “Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems… This[Read More…]

Coronavirus patients in Wuhan spit at doctors to spread disease

A South African teacher trapped in Wuhan, China has revealed that coronavirus patients in the coronavirus epicenter deliberately spit at health care workers to spread the highly contagious respiratory virus. Her explosive claims come amid the coronavirus scare that has taken over several parts of the world in recent weeks.[Read More…]

Sudan govt suspects two citizens who returned from china are infected with coronavirus –

 Sudan suspects that two of its citizens who returned to the country from China are infected with the new coronavirus, the information minister told Reuters.  One of the pair, a man and a woman, had been in the region of the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus,[Read More…]