WHO team arrives in Wuhan, China to investigate coronavirus origins

An international team of scientists led by the World Health Organisation arrived on Thursday in China’s central city of Wuhan to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus that sparked the pandemic. The group arrived late in the morning on…

“Growing body of evidence” shows COVID-19 leaked from Chinese lab: US official

US National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger is doubling down on the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese government-run lab in Wuhan. Pottinger, a staunch critic of Beijing, allegedly made the claim in a recent Zoom meeting with British officials.…

*Community kicks, demands N500m as Lagos officials demolish houses (Punch)*Tin-can gridlock drives up trucking cost by over 100% (Vanguard)

Community kicks, demands N500m as Lagos officials demolish houses (Punch) Rsidents of Oyetubo Oyemade Estate in Sangotedo, in the Eti-Osa area of Lagos State, have kicked against the demolition of their buildings by officials of the Lagos State Ministry of…

Nigeria’s new coronavirus cases increase by 242 to 4,641

Nigeria now has 242 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the new tally to 4,641, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. The NCDC Monday night confirmed the new cases bringing the number in the country to…

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria rise to 4,399

The daily tally of confirmed COVD-19 cases in Nigeria has increased by 248 according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The NCDC announced the new figures via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Sunday night bringing the total…

China to Lagos, the frightening timeline of a deadly virus – Olusegun Fafore

Fatality rate across the globe since the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Chinese town of Wuhan on December 31, 2019 has signalled that this is not the best of times for humanity. With about 8, 988 deaths and 220,877…

China virus toll hits 722, with first foreign victim

The death toll from China’s coronavirus outbreak soared to 722 on Saturday, including the first foreign victim, as Hong Kong imposed a mandatory quarantine on mainland arrivals to block the spread of an epidemic that has caused global panic. With…

Newborn among 28,000 coronavirus cases as death toll passes 550

The death toll from coronavirus has passed 550, it was confirmed on Wednesday, as Chinese media reported that a baby had been diagnosed with the virus just 30 hours after birth, the youngest case recorded so far. The disease claimed…

Coronavirus: 60 Nigerians ‘trapped’ in Wuhan as death toll rises to 361

The Coronavirus infection has risen to 17,205 from 14,380 confirmed cases while 361 persons had died from the disease, which originated from Wuhan in China. About 21,558 individuals were also suspected of being infected with the virus in the Chinese…

Anambra gives coronavirus advisory, says it’s a clear and present danger

The Anambra State has said that the coronavirus pandemic, which may have started in Wuhan, China, is still a clear and present danger to the international community, including Anambra State. According to a statement by Commissioner for Information & Public…

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