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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.
Orthohantavirus or Hantaviruses are a family of viruses spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied disease syndromes in people worldwide. Infection with any hantavirus can produce hantavirus disease in people.

Report: Man dies of another deadly virus in China

While the world is still reeling from the novel deadly Coronavirus, China has reported another outbreak of a deadly disease, Hantavirus.
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’s top legislative committee on Monday began deliberating a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the country’s deadly coronavirus outbreak.

China considers ‘complete ban’ on wildlife trade

China’s top legislative committee on Monday began deliberating a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the country’s deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has warned residents to stop building structures on waterways.

Coronavirus: Lagos begins training of 342 indigenous medic workers

The Lagos State Government has begun the training of 342 medical personnel as first-level emergency responders for communicable diseases like coronavirus in the 20 Local Governments Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas of the state.
Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa could prove disastrous for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts have warned, amid increasing calls for international help.

East Africa: Locust outbreak sparks calls for international help

Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa could prove disastrous for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts have warned, amid increasing calls for international help.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that State government has scaled up its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking.

Why number of infectious diseases is increasing – Lagos commissioner

Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, says the increasing cases of zoonotic diseases being experienced is arising from the destruction of the environment.
A health surveillance officer with temperature scanner waits for passengers at the Hong Kong International Airport, Jan. 4, 2020. Hong Kong authorities activated a new response protocol Saturday as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease.

Hong Kong steps up response to mystery disease from China

Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created “serious response” level Saturday as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors to a mainland Chinese city.

Primate Okoh urges Christian faithful to imbibe spirit of giving

Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, the Anglican Primate of all Nigeria, has urged Christian faithful to imbibe the spirit of giving to rescue humanity.

Report: Millions of Nigerians at risk of heatwave

Nigeria has in recent times been experiencing extreme heat, with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency saying most parts of the country, including coastal areas, would be affected.

Federal government pledges to strengthen policies on use of antimicrobial

The Federal Government has reaffirmed commitment to strengthen policies and regulate the use of antimicrobial in Nigeria.
Brazil head coach Tite said he was told to shut up by Argentina captain Lionel Messi in the friendly clash between the South American rivals.

Tite: Lionel Messi comparisons with Pele have no credibility

Brazil head coach Tite has dismissed Lionel Messi’s credentials as the greatest footballer of all time after insisting comparisons between him and Pele have no credibility.
Wildlife officials found three more dead wild elephants in central Sri Lanka Saturday, raising the number believed to have been poisoned by angry villagers to seven.

More than 100 elephants die in Botswana in suspected anthrax outbreak

More than 100 elephants have died in Botswana in the past two months partly because of a suspected anthrax outbreak, the government has said.
The immediate past deputy governor of Gombe State, Mr. Charles Iliya, has surrendered some luxury vehicles in his possession to the committee constituted by the state governor Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, to recover government property improperly disposed by the past administration of Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.

Gombe: We’re battling to align our manifesto with realities – governor

Gombe State Governor Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya says he has been battling to align his political vision with realities in the northeastern state.
American singer, Robert Sylvester Kelly, a.k.a R-Kelly, pleaded to the Bureau of Prisons to let him out of solitary confinement while waiting for trial.

R.Kelly seeks release from confinement

American singer, Robert Sylvester Kelly, a.k.a R-Kelly, pleaded to the Bureau of Prisons to let him out of solitary confinement while waiting for trial.

Pollution, encroachment on wildlife reasons of emerging diseases – don

Prof. Olanike Adeyemo of the University of Ibadan has called for a holistic approach to end environmental pollution and ensure best possible health outcome for humans and animals.
Humans consume 'tens of thousands' of plastic pieces each year

Humans consume ‘tens of thousands’ of plastic pieces each year

Humans eat and breathe in tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year, according to a new analysis o Wednesday that raised fresh questions over how plastic waste could directly impact our health.

Hungry lions on the rampage in Cameroon, kill 53 cattle

Four hungry lions who bolted away from a wildlife park in Cameroon are reportedly on the rampage, destroying property and so far, killing 53 cattle.

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World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.

World Athletics to review 2020 season calendar

World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.
Bursaspor full-back Shehu Abdullahi has urged people to unite in order to defeat the coronavirus.

Shehu Abdullahi: We will defeat this virus together

The pandemic which is currently causing problems across the world has claimed thousands of lives, paralysed major activities and affected the economy.
Dillian Whyte says Anthony Joshua was “pretending” he wanted an all-British battle last year, but remains ready and willing if his bitter rival wants another grudge fight.

Dillian Whyte: Anthony Joshua pretending he wanted all-British fight

Dillian Whyte says Anthony Joshua was “pretending” he wanted an all-British battle last year, but remains ready and willing if his bitter rival wants another grudge fight.
One of Nigeria’s leading sex therapists, using a special herb known as Kayanmata, Oji Oghenetejiri, has declared unapologetically that most women have sexual problems.

Many women have sexual problems – sex therapist

One of Nigeria’s leading sex therapists, using a special herb known as Kayanmata, Oji Oghenetejiri, has declared unapologetically that most women have sexual problems.
Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez, has split from his wife — and is now dating the daughter of a Real Housewives of Cheshire star.

Manchester City won’t sell Riyad Mahrez – reports

The French champions have been heavily linked with a move for the Algerian winger, but City have no intentions of offloading the 29-year-old who joined them from English Premier League rivals Leicester City in 2018.