Situation in South Korea ‘Grave’ as Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Surpass 500

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 23, 2020
South Korea is anxious amid confirmations of an increasing number of COVID-19 patients on Sunday as the nation’s total surpasses 500. Saturday night saw South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun declared that the country was entering “a more grave stage” of the coronavirus outbreak, but he tried to provide some reassurance by saying that the government was […]

Japan minister apologizes after woman who left virus-stricken ship tests positive

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 23, 2020
Japan’s health minister has apologized after a woman who was allowed to leave a coronavirus-infected cruise ship docked near Tokyo tested positive for the virus. The woman in her 60s disembarked the Diamond Princess in Yokohama on Wednesday following a two-week quarantine on board, but was found to be positive following another test in Tochigi […]

No Nigerian in China Infected With COVID-19 – Official

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 21, 2020
As China continues to fight the scourge of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Chinese officials on Thursday confirmed that no Nigerian resident in China has contacted the disease. The Chinese government in its daily official newsletter on the status of the disease said 29 foreigners have been infected with the disease out of which 18 have been […]