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Chu Maoming

China: Reboot of Wuhan gives hope to beat coronavirus

China’s Consul-General Chu Maoming has expressed optimism that after two months living with draconian curbs on daily life, residents of China were allowed to leave Hubei from midnight Tuesday March 24 if healthy, while Wuhan city, the initial epicenter of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, will end restrictions from Wednesday April 8.
Minister of State for Primary Health Care Joyce Moriku Kaducu said Wednesday that two of the new cases are Chinese nationals while the others are Ugandans.

Eight-month-old baby tests positive for coronavirus

Minister of State for Primary Health Care Joyce Moriku Kaducu said Wednesday that two of the new cases are Chinese nationals while the others are Ugandans.
Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday directed law enforcement agencies to arrest and disperse any large gatherings to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state. 1

Africa in for tough battle as coronavirus cases rise

Sub-Saharan Africa recorded its second coronavirus death on Friday as infections rose in South Africa, where the government warned bluntly of a long haul in the fight against the disease.
Huafei Chinese Restaurant has faulted the sealing of its business premises by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Lagos Chinese restaurant accused of not serving Nigerians protests sealing

Huafei Chinese Restaurant has faulted the sealing of its business premises by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
A Chinese restaurant, iden­tified as Haufei, located at 33 Aboyade Cole, Victoria Island, Lagos, has been shut down by the Nigerian gov­ernment over its alleged dis­criminatory policy against Nigerian citizens.

Chinese restaurants shut for discriminating against Nigerians

A Chinese restaurant, iden­tified as Haufei, located at 33 Aboyade Cole, Victoria Island, Lagos, has been shut down by the Nigerian gov­ernment over its alleged dis­criminatory policy against Nigerian citizens.
Inovio CEO Joseph Kim said that the company designed DNA vaccine INO-4800 in just three hours after the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was published.

Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms and risks

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency over a new coronavirus that has killed more than 3,630 people worldwide following an outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
China on Sunday reported 573 new infections, the highest figure in a week after a dip. All but three of them were in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital.

China says eight nationals who worked in Italy test positive for Coronavirus

China reported on Tuesday an increase in cases of the new coronavirus coming from abroad, as the country where the disease first emerged now worries about importing infections.
The Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) in Edo, has advised the general public to adhere to personal hygiene and other health guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Coronavirus: 43 persons quarantined in Plateau

The Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr Nimkong Ndam, says 43 persons have been quarantined in the Wase Local Government Area of the state for investigations to forestall the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
Despite the fact that 43 people are currently in isolation in Wase local government area of Plateau State, residents of the State have been urged not to panic but remain calm as the State has no case of the dreaded coronavirus.

Coronavirus: 43 people isolated in Plateau

Despite the fact that 43 people are currently in isolation in Wase local government area of Plateau State, residents of the State have been urged not to panic but remain calm as the State has no case of the dreaded coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Three Chinese quarantined in Plateau

Three Chinese Nationals have been placed on self-quarantine in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.
A photograph by the state-run newspaper China Daily showing an isolation ward in Wuhan on Thursday. China Daily, via Reuters

Vietnam quarantines area with 10,000 residents over coronavirus

Villages in Vietnam with 10,000 people close to the nation’s capital were placed under quarantine on Thursday after six cases of the deadly new coronavirus were discovered there, authorities said.
In a bid to tackle future disease outbreaks in the country, the Lagos State biosafety laboratory has began operations, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said.

Lagos refutes report of outbreak of coronavirus

Lagos State Government has denied reports on social media that there were large numbers of Chinese nationals infected with Coronavirus in Gowon Estate, saying preliminary investigation showed otherwise.

Coronavirus: Nigeria stands by China

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his good wishes to President Xi Jinping and citizens of the People’s Republic of China during this trying time. =
Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China's Foreign Ministry, speaks at a regular news conference in Beijing, China, January 6, 2016. China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing did not have advance knowledge of North Korea's test of a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device, adding that it firmly opposes Pyongyang's action. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Coronavirus: China criticises US travel restrictions

China’s Foreign Ministry has blasted the US government for restricting the entry of Chinese nationals due to the coronavirus outbreak, which this week was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate advocates self-isolation for travellers from China, other countries with coronavirus outbreak

The Senate on Thursday urged the Federal Ministry of Aviation to immediately take steps to ensure that all persons arriving from China, especially Chinese citizens from Nigeria that travelled for the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities, to self-isolate by staying indoors in their homes for at least two weeks before mixing with the Nigerian public.
In its effort to curtail the spread of a deadly new virus, Coronavirus, the Chinese government has expanded travel restrictions for two more cities, Huanggang, Ezhou after the Wuhan city was put in lockdown.

Countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus

A SARS-like virus has claimed 26 lives since emerging on December 31 in a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
The Philippines on Thursday it deported 312 Chinese nationals arrested in October over alleged involvement in telecommunications fraud, the Bureau of Immigration said.

312 Chinese nationals deported for telecom fraud

The Philippines on Thursday it deported 312 Chinese nationals arrested in October over alleged involvement in telecommunications fraud, the Bureau of Immigration said.
Chinese embassy staff are heading to Essex in Britain to verify that 39 people found dead in a truck were its nationals, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.

China calls for ‘severe punishment’ over 39 chinese victims in UK truck

China called on Britain on Friday to seek “severe punishment” for those involved in the deaths of 39 people, believed to be Chinese nationals, found in a truck container near London, while British police quizzed the driver on suspicion of murder.

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 20 new virus cases, total now 131

Announcing this Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 13 of the cases were from Lagos, four from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, two from Kaduna and one from Oyo State.

Panic in Imo as hotelier dies

Residents of Imo State are presently gripped with fear over the mysterious death of the owner of Fancy Hotel, Umugwuma, Owerri, Mr Christogonus Aguwa Osuagwu, in Abuja on Monday.
The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the people and government of Lagos State over the unfortunate explosion that claimed scores of lives in Lagos yesterday.

Governor Abiodun: How I begged President Buhari to shift Ogun lockdown

Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday.

Coronavirus: JNI condemns misleading preaching of some Islamic clerics

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and misleading preaching by some Islamic clerics on government’s directives for citizens to stay home.

FRSC shuts of drivers licence processing centres

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.