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The Federal Government has said it would give priority to evacuees in China when evacuation flights eventually resume.
The coronavirus outbreak exposed “shortcomings” in China’s public healthcare system, a top health official admitted Saturday, saying that reforms are underway to improve the country’s disease prevention and control mechanisms.
The United Nations on Thursday more than tripled its appeal to help vulnerable countries combat the spread and destabilising effects of the coronavirus pandemic, asking for $6.7bn to help 63 nations, mainly in Africa and Latin America.
International Labour Organisation, ILO, has said the COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures across the globe will increase poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by 56 percent in low-income countries.
A recent report analysis by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimed that residents in the United Kingdom (UK) from black heritage are more than four times likely to die from COVID-19 if infected.
Police in north-western China’s Shaanxi province has arrested a 58-year-old man identified by his surname Ma for allegedly burying his 79-year-old disabled mother alive.
China on Wednesday hit back at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his claims that the coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, saying he “doesn’t have any” evidence.
Chinese tech giant Sina set up a special room in its Beijing office for workers to be tested for the coronavirus. A school took swab samples from students before allowing them into classrooms. A traveller took the test before a trip to another province.
An official diplomatic document has emerged showing that the Chinese Government detailed how 72 Nigerians tested positive for COVID-19 in Guangzhou, China.
The Federal Government said yesterday it has drawn the red line with China over allegations of continued racial discrimination against blacks and Africans, particularly Nigerians, resident in Guangzhou Province and other parts of the country.
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has tested negative for the coronavirus, an official said Tuesday, days after news leaked out of an outbreak among his staff.
The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday threw his weight behind calls for an international inquiry into China’s initial response to the coronavirus and its origins.
A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crippling travel restrictions.
A Coalition of five Civil Society Groups in Southeast, yesterday, wrote to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, appealing to him to reverse and rescind the disbandment of a state traffic agency, the Willies Work Force, WWF.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, says he will do “everything possible working with relevant authorities” to bring the abusers and killers of a 100-level student of the University of Benin, Uwaila Omozuwa, to book.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has picked Jay-Jay Okocha’s sizzling goal scored against Oliver Kahn as the most spectacular in the history of German football.
A 100 level Microbiology student of University of Benin, UNIBEN, Miss Vera Uwaila, weekend, died from injuries sustained after she was gang-raped and hit with a fire extinguisher in her church last Wednesday.
Sen. Kola Balogun (PDP-Oyo South) has donated a 500KVA transformer to improve power supply in 16 communities of the Ali-Iwo area in Ibadan.
The government said on Saturday it was still awaiting the delivery of equipment that would enable the truck and 12 GeneXpert machines in the several general hospitals to increase the number of testing labs.
Six others were injured during the attack just as an undisclosed number of animals were rustled from three villages of Yan Nasarawa, Unguwar Alhaji Babba and Unguwar Kanya.
Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said that 94 Special Forces (SF) and 35 personnel were trained at the Air Force Regimental Training Centre (RTC) Annex, Bauchi.
The nationals were evacuated on Thursday night through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
In a brief but colourful ceremony, Dr. Ganduje who presented the cash sum to the leadership of the indigenous tailors, disclosed that the face masks would be provided to various