Posts Tagged ‘World Health Organisation’

Coronavirus cases outside China could be spark for bigger fire — WHO

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 11, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the spread of coronavirus cases that had no history of travel to China could be “the spark that becomes a bigger fire” as people across China trickled back to work after an extended Lunar New Year holiday. The death toll from the epidemic rose to 908, all […]

Coronavirus: WHO sends experts to support Nigeria’s response plan

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 8, 2020
Dr Dhamari Naidoo, an official of the World Health Organisation (WHO), said the agency has deployed a team of experts to support Nigeria’s response plan on coronavirus. Naidoo, WHO’s Nigeria Technical Officer in Health Emergency Programme, said this at a meeting to build the capacity of journalists on how to report coronavirus on Friday in […]

Coronavirus deaths rise sharply as global emergency is declared

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 31, 2020
The number of people who have died from the coronavirus has risen sharply to 213 – hours after the outbreak was declared a global public health emergency. Chinese health officials have said that 9,692 people have now contracted the illness. This is an increase of 1,981 cases and 81 deaths since Wednesday. The World Health […]