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The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has shut down Chinese-owned Panda Supermarket in the Jabi area of Abuja as part of measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Federal government shuts down Chinese supermarket in Abuja

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has shut down Chinese-owned Panda Supermarket in the Jabi area of Abuja as part of measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus: British Airways suspends all flights to China

British Airways has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China after Britain warned against all but essential travel to the country due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

UAE confirms first cases of novel coronavirus

The United Arab Emirates has confirmed that several members of a family that travelled to the country from the Chinese city of Wuhan have tested positive for the new form of coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its enhanced health screening to 20 airports as part of its efforts to identify people with the new coronavirus who are traveling into the United States, the agency said.

US expands health screenings for coronavirus to 20 airports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its enhanced health screening to 20 airports as part of its efforts to identify people with the new coronavirus who are traveling into the United States, the agency said in a press conference today.

Akwa Ibom assembly seeks action on resurgence of Lassa fever

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has called on the State Ministry of Health and other relevant authorities, to be proactive in curtailing the resurgence of Lassa Fever in Akwa Ibom State.
An employee of Thai Airways International sprays disinfectant aboard a plane, during a demonstration of the airline's sanitary measures to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Disinfectants to be sprayed in Thai planes arriving from China

Thai Airways workers in protective hazmat suits demonstrated the spraying of disinfectants and cleaning inside a plane today (January 28) to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus to increase confidence among the airline’s passengers.
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.

Coronavirus: All passengers from Asian countries will be screened at entry point – Lagos...

As part of the preparedness to prevent the importation of the Novel Coronavirus into Nigeria, all passengers onboard planes from Asian countries are to be screened before they are allowed into the country.
The World Health Organisation’s Director-General has said he is confident in China’s ability to control and contain the spread of a new coronavirus, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.

WHO chief says confident in China’s ability to contain virus, urges calm

The World Health Organisation’s Director-General has said he is confident in China’s ability to control and contain the spread of a new coronavirus, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.
The ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening and infections could continue to rise, China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday, with nearly 2,000 people in China infected and 56 killed by the disease.

Japan confirms virus in man who had not been to China

Japanese authorities said Tuesday a man with no recent travel to China has contracted the novel strain of coronavirus -- apparently after driving tourists from Wuhan, where a deadly outbreak began.
In an effort to control the spread of the new virus ‘Coronavirus’, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam has ordered on Tuesday that the city would sharply cut the number of visitors from mainland China.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to limit visitors from mainland China

In an effort to control the spread of the new virus ‘Coronavirus’, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam has ordered on Tuesday that the city would sharply cut the number of visitors from mainland China.
The logo of Apple is seen at a store in Zurich, Switzerland January 3, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Apple supplies chain braces for disruption from coronavirus

Apple Inc.’s China-centric manufacturing base is at risk of disruption after the Lunar New Year holiday as the company’s partners confront the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped the country and caused more than 100 deaths.
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Nigeria setting up facilities to diagnose coronavirus – minister

The federal government has said that the country is setting up facilities to diagnose the Novel Coronavirus.
China has sent 450 military medical staff, including professionals who have experience in the fight against SARS or Ebola, to the novel coronavirus hardest-hit city of Wuhan.

China sends medics to Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises to 80

Hundreds of medics are being sent to help deal with a rising number of cases of the new coronavirus in China’s central metropolis of Wuhan, health authorities said on Monday.
The WAHO Director General, Prof. Stanley Okolo, gave the advice in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

WAHO advises Nigerians on outbreak of coronavirus in China

West African Health Organisation (WAHO) has advised Nigerians on the recent outbreak of coronavirus infection in China so that they can protect themselves and the region.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: How Nigeria can win battle against Lassa fever, coronavirus

Nigeria’s former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has proffer solution how Nigeria can win the battle against raging Lassa Fever in the country and put machinery in place to fight Coronavirus in case of emergency.
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 biosafety laboratory begins operation

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.
Shoppers in Japan during the Lunar New Year celebrations. The country has reported two cases of Wuhan coronavirus infections . TOMOHIRO OHSUMI-GETTY

Coronavirus: European stocks sink as virus sparks investor panic

Europe’s main equity markets plunged at the open on Monday, mirroring losses elsewhere on investor panic over the deadly coronavirus.
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.

Coronavirus death toll jumps to 80 as confirmed cases rise to 2,744

The death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 80, China’s National Health Commission has said.

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Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: I have been unable to speak with President Buhari

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, said he was yet to speak directly with President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in the State.

#EndSARS: Enugu government exempts essential, emergency workers from curfew

The Enugu State Government has exempted health, essential, and emergency workers from the curfew imposed on the three Local Government Areas (LGAs) that make up Enugu metropolis.
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Hollywood-backed Quibi to shutter six months after launch

Streaming service Quibi said on Wednesday it intends to wind down its operations and start a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

S&P cuts Zambia to default after Eurobond payment missed

S&P Global Ratings Services cut its assessment of Zambia’s debt to selective default after it said it couldn’t meet payments and skipped a coupon on its Eurobonds last week.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

#EndSARS: Nigerian stock market investors lose N113.1 billion

The Nigerian stock market could not sustain the bullish performance recorded earlier in the week as the market, Wednesday, plunged by 0.75 per cent following the curfew announced by the Lagos State as a result of the protest by Nigerian youths against police brutality, tagged #EndSARS.