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Coronavirus: ICIR Says Nigeria Not Ready

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, carried out an investigation following the announcement of the nation's Health Minister Dr Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire, a few weeks ago that Nigeria is prepared to handle Coronavirus (Covid19). ICIR, however, claimed that after paying a visit to a few major hospitals in the nation's capital city of Abuja, it was not so sure the declaration by Ehanire was accurate.

Coronavirus: Vaccine Could Be Ready In 18 Months

The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has on Tuesday said a vaccine targeting the coronavirus could be available in 18 months.

WHO Dispel Myth That Garlic, 'SaltWater Will Protect Against Coronavirus

The World Health Organisation says eating garlic and regularly rinsing the nose with a saline solution will not guard against coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV). Information obtained from WHO’s website on Monday dispelled various myths and rumours surrounding the 2019-nCoV that could potentially harm the public’s health, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

Coronavirus Officially Named COVID-19

Coronavirus Officially Named COVID-19. The fast-spreading Coronavirus disease which has now affected about 42,000 people in China has an official name 'Covid-19'. The Chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made this known saying " We now have a name for the disease and its Covid-19". 

The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian says the cure for the deadly Corona Virus has been found. The Ambassador made this claim while addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday, saying the Chinese scientists were working hard to develop a vaccine for the virus and have gotten a breakthrough, assuring that the epidemic will soon be a thing of history latest in the next two weeks.

The University of Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State has reportedly witnessed an outbreak of Lassa Fever.  Punch reports that a student of the University has reportedly been diagnosed with the fever. The report quoted a source as saying that the student had been ferried to a Lassa fever centre in Ebonyi State. "The student was on admission at the Unizik Clinic Awka for some days.

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