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The Philippines records first coronavirus death outside China

Rodrigo Duterte  The Philippines records first coronavirus death outside China Rodrigo Duterte

The first death has been reported outside of China, in the Philippines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines The international organisation, which made the disclosure in a report on Sunday, February 2, 2020, stated that the patient was a close contact of the first patient confirmed in the Philippines. The deceased, a 44-year-old ...

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Scientists in Rome isolate coronavirus for study, containment

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  Scientists in Rome isolate coronavirus for study, containment Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

 Italian scientists at the National Institute for Infectious Diseases have isolated the rapidly spreading coronavirus, Italian media reported on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images This is coming even as the number of confirmed cases tops 14,000 in more than two dozen ...

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In China, deaths from coronavirus surpass 300

Coronavirus  In China, deaths from coronavirus surpass 300 Coronavirus 1

China saw a sharp rise in deaths from coronavirus on Sunday, as official statistics put the number of fatalities at 304, up from 259 a day earlier. An health official attend to a coronavirus patient in China Confirmed cases of the virus rose to 14,380, according to state media, with the majority of new cases in Hubei, the central Chinese ...

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Nigeria has acquired in-country capacity to test coronavirus – Minister

Dr. Osagie Ehanire  Nigeria has acquired in-country capacity to test coronavirus – Minister Osagie Ehanire

Nigeria, with the help of the World Health Organisation (WHO), acquired in-country capacity to test for coronavirus. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this in a statement issued by Mrs Enefaa Bob-Manuel, the Head of Media and Public Relations in the ministry on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Abuja. Ehanire, who thanked WHO for ...

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Coronavirus: Nigeria stands by China in this difficult moment – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari  Coronavirus: Nigeria stands by China in this difficult moment – Buhari New Year e1514834615945

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other world leaders in expressing his support and good wishes to President Xi Jinping and citizens of the People’s Republic of China as the country battles to overcome the outbreak of coronavirus. President Muhammadu Buhari The president’s made his feelings known in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba ...

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No coronavirus case in Lagos, says govt

Prof. Akin Abayomi  No coronavirus case in Lagos, says govt IMG 20200114 115831

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has debunked the rumours making the round over a case of novel coronavirus in the state, saying that there is no suspected or confirmed case of the virus. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Abayomi gave the clarification in a statement issued on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Lagos. ...

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Judges fail to rule against Total over Uganda environmental violation

East Africa crude oil pipeline  Judges fail to rule against Total over Uganda environmental violation East Africa crude oil pipeline

A Paris court has decided not to hear what looks like a landmark case where French oil and gas company, Total, was taken to court by civil society over human rights abuses and environmental violations linked to its oil-related activities in western Uganda. Total is participating in the controversial East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project, in partnership with Tullow ...

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Coronavirus cases in Germany’s Bavaria up to six after child infected

Coronavirus  Coronavirus cases in Germany’s Bavaria up to six after child infected Coronavirus 1

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany’s southern state of Bavaria has risen to six, after a child was found to have been infected. An health official attend to a coronavirus patient The child’s father had also fallen ill with the new coronavirus, the Bavarian Health Ministry said on Friday, January 31, 2020. The virus originated in China and has ...

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Coronavirus: Govt won’t stop Nigerians from travelling to China

Lai Mohammed  Coronavirus: Govt won’t stop Nigerians from travelling to China Alhaji Lai Mohammed11

The Federal Government will not stop Nigerians from travelling to China or any other country where coronavirus has manifested. Alhaji Lai Mohammed Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known while addressing newsmen shortly after a meeting of the inter-ministerial and multi sectoral committee on coronavirus held at the Ministry of Health, Abuja on Friday, January 31, ...

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UAE launches fund-raising campaign to rescue Australian wildlife

Australia bushfires  UAE launches fund-raising campaign to rescue Australian wildlife The burnt bodies of hundreds of animals line the road

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday, January 30, 2020 launched a fund-raising campaign to rescue the nature and wildlife in Australia amid devastating bushfires, the official WAM News Agency reported. The burnt bodies of hundreds of animals line a road in Australia The Emirates Nature-WWF (World Wildlife Fund) said in a statement that the funds raised through the campaign ...

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