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Coronavirus: Lagos sets up Incident Command System

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has set up an Incident Command System to ensure quick and effective response in case the Coronavirus is imported into the state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known on Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, while briefing stakeholders on efforts and the preparedness of ...

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Russia may deport foreigners with coronavirus, halts train to Beijing

Peter Salama

Russia on Monday, February 3, 2020 said it may deport foreigners who test positive for coronavirus as Russian military planes flew in to evacuate its citizens from the Chinese province at the epicentre of the outbreak which has killed 361 people. Peter Salama, WHO’s Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response Russia, which has a 4,300km (2,670-mile) land border with ...

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NCF promotes conservation through traditional institutions


The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has called on traditional leaders to use their revered institutions in charting a path for the protection and restoration of the nation’s environment. L-R: Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, Director General of NCF; Mr. Koye Edu, NCF NEC Member; Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, General Manager, Public Govt. and Policy Affairs, Chevron Nig Ltd; Izoma Philip Asiodu, Chairman of ...

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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

 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


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, 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

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

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

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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