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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria is worried over impact of coronavirus – minister

Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, says Nigeria is worried about the impact and effect of COVID-19 on its citizens.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Minister: We’re worried about coronavirus impact on Nigerians

Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, says Nigeria is worried about the impact and effect of COVID-19 on its citizens.
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India becomes third worst virus-hit country

India on Sunday became the third worst virus-hit country in the number of coronavirus cases after the US and Brazil.
Famed Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy died on Sunday after contracting the COVID-19 disease, the actors union said. She was 81.

Top Egyptian actress dies of coronavirus

Famed Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy died on Sunday after contracting the COVID-19 disease, the actors union said. She was 81.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Uganda’s coronavirus cases rise to 902 after 9 more test positive

Uganda's Health ministry on Thursday reported nine new Covid-19 infections, raising the country's total number of confirmed cases to 902.

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Jerusalem – Israel’s Health Ministry on Sunday ordered hospitals in the country to reopen coronavirus units “immediately”, amidst a new surge of COVID-19 cases.

Israel orders reopening of coronavirus units amidst rise in cases

In a memo to hospitals, Sigal Liberant-Taub, Head of the ministry’s General Medicine Division, wrote that the past few weeks saw a rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases as well as in the number of hospitalised patients, severely ill patients and in the number of staff who are in isolation following exposure to COVID-19 patients.
Ahmed Radhi, one of Iraq’s most celebrated former footballers, has died as a result of complications arising from Covid-19, the health ministry said.

Iraqi football legend Radhi dies of coronavirus

Iraqi football legend, Ahmed Radhi, died Sunday from complications linked to COVID-19, the health ministry said, just hours before he was to be flown for treatment in Jordan.
The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan increased by 64 to reach 17,881, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities on Saturday.

Coronavirus cases in Japan increase by 64 to reach 17,881

The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan increased by 64 to reach 17,881, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities on Saturday.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Kyrgyzstan adds 192 new coronavirus cases

Nurbolot Usenbaev, the country’s deputy health minister, told a news briefing that three patients died in the country in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of fatalities to 35.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Saudi Arabia registers 4,301 new coronavirus cases, 150,292 in total

Saudi Arabia registered on Friday 4,301 new cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the kingdom to 150,292.
A member of the medical staff at Gemotest, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) works with a saliva sample at the COVID-19 testing facility in Moscow. AFP

Kuwait reports 604 new coronavirus cases, 38,678 in total

Kuwait on Friday reported 604 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 38,678 and the death toll to 313, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Ukraine reports 921 new coronavirus cases, total tally nears 35,000

Another 921 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ukraine in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally of confirmed cases to 34,984, the country’s health ministry said Friday.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Coronavirus cases in Belarus rise to 57,333

Belarus reported 676 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking its total to 57,333, according to its health ministry.
Death toll caused by malaria in Mozambique dropped to 273 during the peak period between December 2019 to April 2020, compared with the same period last year, health authorities on malaria control in the country told Xinhua on Thursday.

Mozambique combats malaria amid coronavirus pandemic

Death toll caused by malaria in Mozambique dropped to 273 during the peak period between December 2019 to April 2020, compared with the same period last year, health authorities on malaria control in the country told Xinhua on Thursday.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Bangladesh coronavirus cases exceed 100,000

Professor Nasima Sultana, a senior Health Ministry official, said at a briefing on Thursday afternoon that 38 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

Health workers across Africa struggle in coronavirus ‘war zone’

Health workers toiling on the frontline across Africa say they are facing rising infections, shortages of protective equipment and growing strains as they battle the coronavirus.

Unknown men forcefully move coronavirus patient from treatment centre in Delta

Apprehension on Monday enveloped Asaba metropolis and its environs as seven men reportedly stormed the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Asaba and forcefully moved a 53 years Chief Nursing Officer, Mr Michael Mordi who tested positive for COVID-19 from the hospital.

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