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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.
More than 220 British nationals are being split between two cruise ships off Panama after four passengers on one of the vessels died amid coronavirus fears.
China’s Consul-General Chu Maoming has expressed optimism that after two months living with draconian curbs on daily life, residents of China were allowed to leave Hubei from midnight Tuesday March 24 if healthy, while Wuhan city, the initial epicenter of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, will end restrictions from Wednesday April 8.
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.
The state government announced this on its Facebook page after 22 cases of coronavirus were recorded in the country on Saturday.
Canada has closed its borders to nationals from all countries except the United States in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The United States has announced sanctions on Zimbabwe's State Security minister and the southern African country's envoy to Tanzania for their roles in the killings and abductions of protesters.
President Laurentino Cortizo of Panama said on Twitter on Tuesday that his country was able to identify it early after applying all the protocols of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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.
Villages in Vietnam with 10,000 people close to the nation’s capital were placed under quarantine on Thursday after six cases of the deadly new coronavirus were discovered there, authorities said.
A staff member at a British doctors’ practice in the southern English city of Brighton has tested positive for coronavirus, the BBC reported.
Five British nationals including a child have tested positive for the new coronavirus in France, the health minister said Saturday, adding that they had all stayed at the same ski chalet.
Announcing this Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 13 of the cases were from Lagos, four from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, two from Kaduna and one from Oyo State.
Residents of Imo State are presently gripped with fear over the mysterious death of the owner of Fancy Hotel, Umugwuma, Owerri, Mr Christogonus Aguwa Osuagwu, in Abuja on Monday.
Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and misleading preaching by some Islamic clerics on government’s directives for citizens to stay home.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Lagos State Government has confirmed that five additional patients who have recovered from Coronavirus, COVID-19, have been discharged on Monday from Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital.
The Federal Government on Thursday debunked the rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari `has been coughing and now on ventilator”.
Former Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA), Mr Chris Olakpe, is dead.
The newly inaugurated Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion/Bishop of Abuja, the Most Reverend Henry C. Ndukuba today in Abuja admonished the faithful to observe the health experts advice in order to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
The Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED) has urged the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to stop wasting “limited testing kits” on political office holders and government officials.