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Coronavirus: Passengers, residents around Lagos airport asked not to panic

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Friday urged passengers, airlines and the general public in the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, not to entertain any fear, during the emergency simulation exercise.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday urged schools nationwide to close for several weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, as authorities reported the country’s fourth death linked to the outbreak.

Japan premier calls for nationwide closure of schools over virus

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday urged schools nationwide to close for several weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, as authorities reported the country’s fourth death linked to the outbreak.

Coronavirus scare: Bus passengers from Italy blocked in France

Passengers who arrived by bus in Lyon in southeast France Monday from Milan in Italy were kept onboard after the driver was hospitalised with symptoms similar to those caused by the new coronavirus, security sources said.
Mr Abdulaziz Mashi Abdulaziz, Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), disclosed this to newsmen while providing an updates on preparedness for Coronavirus (COVID19), and Lassa Fever in the Country, on Friday in Abuja.

Coronavirus: Nigeria releases N386 million to 2 health agencies

The Federal Government has released N386 million to two health agencies to strengthen Coronavirus, (COVID19), preparedness in the country.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

Nigeria to curb sale of tickets at railway stations

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC, Friday, said it has engaged private sector operators to deploy electronic ticketing solution for the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, to cut down on the purchase tickets at train stations.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in Japan has recorded 70 more cases of Covid-19, as China’s death toll edges past 1,660. Franck Robichon-EPA

Coronavirus: Two former passengers from Japan cruise ship die

Two elderly former passengers from the coronavirus-wracked Diamond Princess died Thursday, Japanese authorities said, as fears mount for those who have left the ship after testing negative for the virus.
An FCT High Court, Jabi on Monday fixed Feb. 25 to hear a suit challenging the qualification of Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker, House of Representatives, to contest for election.

Flight diversion to Ghana, other countries embarrassing – lawmakers

The House of Representatives has described the inability of planes to land at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos, leading to flights diversion to neighbouring countries as embarrassing.
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FRSC launches magazine to educate road users on safety

A magazine, “Safety Focus”, aims at educating road users on safety measures to reduce avoidable road accidents in Anambra, was on Tuesday launched by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has distributed relief materials to 4, 000 victims of Boko Haram insurgents’ attack in Auno community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.

Auno attack: NEDC distributes relief items to 4, 000 victims in Borno

The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has distributed relief materials to 4, 000 victims of Boko Haram insurgents’ attack in Auno community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.
It is dark when Abisoye Adeniyi leaves home on the packed Lagos mainland, weaving through cars and minibuses. She reaches her bus stop as the sun rises.

Burning tyres and sore feet: Lagos bristles under bike ban

It is dark when Abisoye Adeniyi leaves home on the packed Lagos mainland, weaving through cars and minibuses. She reaches her bus stop as the sun rises.
The flight diversions was a blessing to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana.

How Ghana is ‘benefiting immensely’ from Nigeria’s flight diversion

Harmattan haze which has been intense since Monday delayed and caused flights cancellation in West African countries notably Nigeria, the largest economy and most populated nation in the Africa continent.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Lagos-bound passengers stranded in Ghana, Senegal

Hundreds of Lagos-bound passengers are said to be stranded in Accra, Ghana, Dakar, Senegal and Cotonou, Benin Republic as poor visibility continued at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
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Nnamdi Kanu: Security operatives takeover South-East

Ahead of the burial of Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife, Ugoeze Meme Sally, parents of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, security operatives have virtually taken over the Anambra, Imo and Abia axis of the South-Eastern region of the country.
A speed boat, foreground, transports samples from some passengers who have reported stomachaches or fever, in the Westerdam, seen in the background, off Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Feb. 13, 2020.

Cruise ship refused by other ports anchors off Cambodia

A cruise ship turned away by other Asian and Pacific governments because of virus fears anchored Thursday off Cambodia, which is checking the health of its 2,200 passengers and crew.
Passengers and passersby have expressed relief and satisfaction as the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, on Thursday, resumed mass transit train services along the Ijoko-Iddo, Ogun, Lagos State, respectively.

Lagos-Ibadan train service excites users as passenger volume surge

Passengers boarding the Lagos-Ibadan free train rides have expressed excitement at the reliability of the train services, demanding for an increase in coaches so as to have more passengers on board.
[FILE] Medical staff clad in protective gear prepare to provide care for suspected coronavirus patients onboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 7, 2020. Another 41 people on a cruise ship quarantined off Japan have the new coronavirus, the country’s health minister said on February 7, confirming more on board will now be tested for the illness. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

WHO: Coronavirus cases outside China could be spark for bigger fire

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the spread of coronavirus cases that had no history of travel to China could be “the spark that becomes a bigger fire” as people across China trickled back to work after an extended Lunar New Year holiday.
Thousands of people stranded aboard a cruise ship in Hong Kong for five days were allowed to disembark on Sunday after its 1,800 crew tested negative for the deadly new coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Thousands held on Hong Kong cruise ship freed after tests

Thousands of people stranded aboard a cruise ship in Hong Kong for five days were allowed to disembark on Sunday after its 1,800 crew tested negative for the deadly new coronavirus.
[FILE] Medical staff clad in protective gear prepare to provide care for suspected coronavirus patients onboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 7, 2020. Another 41 people on a cruise ship quarantined off Japan have the new coronavirus, the country’s health minister said on February 7, confirming more on board will now be tested for the illness. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

Six new coronavirus cases found on Japan cruise ship

Six more people on a cruise ship off Japan are found to have the new coronavirus, the government said Sunday, bringing the number who have tested positive on board to 70.

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