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World Health Organization Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic.

The World Health Organization has declared the worldwide outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic, with more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 deaths.   “In the past two weeks the number of cases outside China has increased thirteenfold and the number of affected countries has tripled,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus …

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US priest who shook hands with more than 500 worshippers infected with coronavirus

A priest in Washington, D.C., who reportedly gave communion and shook hands with more than 500 people at a church has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Reverend Timothy Cole of  Christ Church, Georgetown identified himself as a confirmed novel coronavirus patient in a letter to congregants this week. He reportedly received the diagnosis about a week …

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French minister of culture tests positive for coronavirus

French Culture Minister Franck Riester has tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19), official sources revealed Monday night,after several lawmakers came down with the COVID-19 illness. Franck Riester is doing well and resting at home, health minister Olivier Veran said on BFM Television. Five French parliamentarians have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, according to media reports …

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Volunteers to be infected with coronavirus for £3,500 in bid to find vaccine

Volunteers could be paid £3,500 to be infected by a form of coronavirus. As the race to find a vaccine for the potentially deadly bug continues, volunteers in east London are being paid to endure it. The willing participants will receive £3,500 to be purposefully infected with the virus and live in quarantine at the …

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Coronavirus: Italy quarantines 16 million people including Venice and Milan

Italy has placed up to 16 million people under quarantine as it battles to contain the spread of coronavirus. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday issued a decree restricting the movement of 16 million people in the country including the Lombardy region and at least 14 provinces in neighboring regions. Milan, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, …

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Cameroon confirms first case of coronavirus

Cameroon on Friday confirmed its first case of the Covid-19 coronavirus case, after a 58-year-old French national who had arrived in the capital, Yaounde on February 24, tested positive. It is also the first known case in the Central African sub-region and the latest in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa. Dr Manaouda …

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Pope Francis ‘tests negative’ for coronavirus after suffering heavy cold

 Pope Francis, who canceled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy because he is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for coronavirus, the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reported on Tuesday.   The 83-year-old Pontiff, who had part of one lung removed because of an illness decades ago, reportedly tested negative for …

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Nigerian professor claims he has ‘discovered’ the cure for coronavirus and lassa fever

A Nigerian Professor, Maduike Ezeibe has announced that he has discovered a possible cure for the dreaded coronavirus and lassa fever.   The Professor of Virology at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) who once claimed to have discovered the therapy for the cure of HIV/AIDS, expressed confidence that the therapy which according to him, had already proved reliable in …

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North Korean Man ‘Shot Dead’ After Being Suspected With Coronavirus

A trade official has reportedly been killed by a firing squad after defying coronavirus quarantine orders  The trade official had been placed in medical quarantine after returning to the authoritarian country from China After the government worker was caught going to a public bath however, he was arrested and immediately shot, North Korean sources told Donga. …

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Italian Man Becomes Nigeria’s First Case of Coronavirus – Minister

An Italian man who arrived in Nigeria three days ago has become the African country’s first case of coronavirus, the health minister Osagie Ehanire. said on Friday, as infections spread rapidly worldwide. His infection was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre …

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