Coronavirus gets new name, Covid-19, as death toll reaches 1,017
WHO says the CO stands for corona while the VI stands for virus and the D for disease.
Coronavirus: New cases “could be spark for bigger fire” — WHO
The increasing number of cases are beginning to spark concerns as there is no known cure or vaccine available to curb the spread.
Coronavirus: Price of food, consumables spike in China
According to the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics, the nation’s consumer price inflation hit 5.4 per cent in January.
Coronavirus: 25,000 people access information in 10 days – WHO
WHO said people accessed information on how to detect, prevent, respond to and control the new coronavirus.
Britain declares coronavirus serious, imminent threat to public health
Britain has recorded four cases of coronavirus so far.
Coronavirus: Lagos govt denies rumour of suspected cases
The Lagos State Government said its investigators did not find any address that matched where the suspected victims were claimed to be living.
Japan Cruise Ship: Six more passengers test positive to coronavirus
Medical officials have quarantined the ship, which carried about 3,700 passengers and crew members.
Kogi confirms nine cases of Lassa fever, four deaths
Out of the 31 suspected cases of Lassa fever, one was probable, 17 negative, nine confirmed, while five had pending laboratory results.
China coronavirus deaths reach 811, surpasses SARS death toll
Across China, 89 new deaths and 2,656 new confirmed cases were reported, the vast majority in the province of Hubei.
Nigeria’s Disease Control Agency ‘investigating strange illness in Benue’
The illness has killed 15 people already, with about 104 seriously infected.
Nigeria to redouble efforts on tsetse flies eradication – Minister
Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
Coronavirus: WHO deploys experts to support Nigeria’s response plan
“WHO has deployed the experts from Africa to support us for two weeks to ensure that our plan and preparedness is complete and on point.”
Coronavirus: Chinese doctor who first warned of ‘strange illness’ dies
Mr Wenliang was one of the first eight people to warn the public about the novel coronavirus.
Borno initiates research grant to curb renal, kidney diseases
The move is to check the high prevalence of renal failure in Borno State.
Coronavirus: Death toll soars in China as new infections increase
The WHO said it has launched a Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan to support countries to prevent, detect and diagnose onward transmission.
Lassa Fever update: Six new cases recorded in Ondo as death toll rises to 22
The state government said it is spending a total of N1.6 million to treat a patient.
Coronavirus: Nigeria, five other African nations have capacity to diagnose disease
The six laboratories are located in Senegal, South Africa, Ghana, Madagascar, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Coronavirus: $675 million needed to protect vulnerable countries – WHO
WHO said it is embarking on a Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) for the coronavirus.
How woman died due to alleged medical negligence in Abuja hospital
Georgina Jibrin, a 69-year-old woman, allegedly died due to the negligence of the hospital.
Coronavirus: Gates Foundation commits $100 million to support response
Foundations and multinational companies are ramping up funds to help China and health officials combat coronavirus
Lassa Fever: Nigeria records six new deaths as confirmed cases increase
365 positive cases and 47 deaths have been reported from 23 states in Nigeria
Coronavirus: Cameroonian student in China first African victim
The student has been provided “psychological comfort” by the university, who has also updated his family on the situation.