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In its effort to curtail the spread of a deadly new virus, Coronavirus, the Chinese government has expanded travel restrictions for two more cities, Huanggang, Ezhou after the Wuhan city was put in lockdown.

WHO: Coronavirus not yet global emergency

Despite the fast spreading rate of the new coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided that the outbreak is yet to attain the status of Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

Expert caution healthcare workers on handling cytotoxic drugs

A Pharmacist, Mrs. Esther Samuel of the Department of Pharmacy, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has cautioned healthcare workers in the country on effective handling of cytotoxic drugs for cancer patients.
China Eastern Airlines crew wear face masks after arriving in Australia on Thursday. There has been a rush for masks among people living in China amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan in December [Joel Carrett-EPA]

China advises against travel to Wuhan as coronavirus deaths surge

Chinese authorities have urged people to stop travelling in and out of Wuhan, the city at the centre of a new virus outbreak that has killed 17 people.
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WHO postpones decision on declaring China coronavirus as global health emergency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday postponed taking a decision on whether the mysterious coronavirus that killed at least 17 people and sickened hundreds of others in China was a global health emergency.
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North Korea closes border to foreign tourists – travel agency

North Korea has temporarily closed its border to all foreign tourists in response to a new type of coronavirus discovered in central China, according to a travel agency that operates tours to the country.

WHO mulls declaring coronavirus a global health threat

Following the announcement by China’s national health body that the new coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will hold a meeting on Wednesday to decide if it (ailment) should be declared a global health emergency.
Philip Shaibu

Edo ramps up efforts to curtail spread of Lassa Fever

The Edo State Government has intensified efforts to curb the spread of Lassa fever into the state, in the wake of the resurgence of the viral disease across endemic states in the country.
China has confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared and authorities Tuesday said a fourth person had died.

WHO expects further spread of new coronavirus in China

The World Health Organisation, WHO, said on Tuesday that the new coronavirus was likely to spread to other parts of China and possibly other countries in coming days.

WHO: Patients who quit smoking one month to surgery have less complications

Smokers who quit smoking at least four weeks or more before their surgical operation are more likely to have lower post-surgical complications, a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report has shown.
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UNICEF to immunize two million against yellow fever in Ekiti

In a bid to arrest the spread of yellow fever killer disease in Ekiti State, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has expressed its readiness to Immunize two million persons in the state to protect the population from the scourge.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in Gaduwa, Abuja on the 9th of January 2020. 3

NCDC: Nigeria can deal with coronavirus

The National Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday said Nigeria’s laboratory capacity could deal with the new coronavirus if it found its way into the country.
A patient died on Saturday from a mysterious illness after an outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, according to the local health commission.

First person dies from mysterious virus in China

A patient died on Saturday from a mysterious illness after an outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, according to the local health commission.
Mr Ned Nwoko, founder and president of Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation (PNNF), a humanitarian group, has taken the organisation’s ‘Malaria Eradication In Africa Project’ to Antarctica to address the scourge in Africa.

Ned Nwoko takes Malaria-free Africa campaign to Antarctica

Ned Nwoko, founder and president of Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation (PNNF), a humanitarian group, has taken the organisation’s ‘Malaria Eradication In Africa Project’ to Antarctica to address the scourge in Africa.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that his administration increased the budgetary allocation for the health sector in the 2020 budget because of his commitment to universal health coverage in the state.

Why I increase 2020 health budget – Rivers governor

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that his administration increased the budgetary allocation for the health sector in the 2020 budget because of his commitment to universal health coverage in the state.
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WHO: Cholera cases drop by 60% globally, as Nigeria records significant progress

World Health Organisation on Thursday said the number of cholera cases decreased globally by 60 per cent in 2018.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

House of Reps moves to curb underage drinking

The House of Representatives has urged the National Orientation Agency to begin public enlightenment and awareness campaigns aimed at discouraging liquor stores, from selling alcohol children less than 18 years.
Petrol and diesel cars will be banned from Barbican Estate’s Beech Street as it becomes Britain’s first zero emission street, the City of London Corporation (CLC) said.

London street bans petrol, diesel cars

Petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned from a street in central London in an innovative attempt to reduce pollution, local authorities said.
At least 73 people, mostly children, have died in Samoa due to a measles outbreak since November, the Pacific Island government said.

Samoa measles death toll rises to 73

At least 73 people, mostly children, have died in Samoa due to a measles outbreak since November, the Pacific Island government said.

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Police arrest senate president’s impersonator with N420,000

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IPOB: Facebook pulled down Nnamdi Kanu’s page

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Romelu Lukaku, fresh from completing an €80 million (£74m-$90m) move from Manchester United, has been handed No. 9 at Inter, with Mauro Icardi edging closer to the exits at San Siro.

Romelu Lukaku: Jose Mourinho didn’t have the players he wanted at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho would have fared better at Manchester United had he been given “the players that he wanted”, says Romelu Lukaku, with the Belgian striker still holding the Portuguese in the highest regard.

Police warn against mob action at crime scenes

The Bayelsa Police Command on Friday warned residents to refrain from taking laws into their hands at crime scenes to avoid arrest and prosecution.