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Face masks could help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers who studied the effect of surgical masks on the transmission of other corona and flu viruses.
Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
To mask or not to mask, that is the question. But scientists now think you may want to put a face mask on it after all — if you have one.
Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins is on the verge of a return to Shanghai Shenhua, Chinese media have reported, increasing the likelihood Odion Ighalo will make his stay at Manchester United a permanent one this summer.
Tanzania and Somalia on Monday became the latest East Africa countries to confirm their first cases of coronavirus, as neighbouring countries shuttered borders and schools as fears of contagion rose.
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.
The number of novel coronavirus cases in the world rose to 93,108, including 3,201 deaths, across 81 countries and territories by 0900 GMT Wednesday, according to a report compiled by AFP from official sources.
Four chartered flights have been arranged to repatriate Hong Kong citizens from around Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the spreading coronavirus epidemic, says Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
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 coronavirus outbreak that began in China has infected more than 85,000 people globally.
Japanese officials tried to flush away “rumors” of a coronavirus-fueled toilet paper shortage in the country Friday, according to reports.
The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said it was to run further tests on the animal to determine whether it has contracted the disease, or if the result was caused by environmental contamination of the dog’s mouth and nose.
The National Symphony Orchestra cancelled the five remaining performances in Japan of its Asian tour because of a new virus epidemic.
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has rejected the planned arrival of a Chinese medical team to assist the country in its coronavirus (COVID-19) response.
Nigeria has confirmed eight new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total national figures to 232 cases.
Shenzhen, a city in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of pets, such as cats and dogs, CNN has reported.
As at 09:30 pm 5th April there are 232 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-three have been discharged with five deaths.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital over his coronavirus infection.
The UK’s national medical director for NHS England, Stephen Powis, has condemned vandals in the country who attacked new 5G mobile phone network masts, after discredited claims it helped spread the coronavirus.
Juan Mata has trolled his Manchester United team-mate Nemanja Matic by jokingly saying the Serbia midfielder is only claiming to be doing his training regime during the coronavirus lockdown.
Heracles Almelo forward Cyriel Dessers hopes to play in one of the top five leagues in Europe, but has not rule out joining a big club in Belgium.
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan says it would only be “fair” for rivals Liverpool to be awarded the English Premier League trophy if the season cannot be completed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, says he is approaching a Federal High Court to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from restricting the movement of Nigerians living in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja.