Amid Coronavirus Crisis, China Considers ‘Complete Ban’ On Wildlife Trade

China’s top legislative committee on Monday began deliberating a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the country’s deadly coronavirus outbreak. The official Xinhua news agency said the proposal was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC). “It aims to completely ban the... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Puts ‘Fragile’ Global Recovery At Risk – IMF

The deadly coronavirus epidemic could put an already fragile global economic recovery at risk, the IMF warned Sunday, as G20 financial chiefs voiced “real concern” over its economic ripple effects. Global growth was poised for a modest rebound to 3.3 percent this year, up from 2.9 percent last year, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said after... Continue Reading →

North Korea Cancels Marathon Over Coronavirus

North Korea has canceled the Pyongyang Marathon — its biggest tourist money-spinner of the year — because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, tour companies said Friday. Beijing-based Koryo Tours, the official partner of the marathon, said on its website it had “received official confirmation today that the Pyongyang Marathon 2020 is canceled”. “This is due... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus: No Nigerian among 29 infected foreigners, says China

The Chinese government said on Thursday there was no Nigerian among the 29 foreign citizens in China with the coronavirus. Two of them were reported to have died. China stated this on Thursday in its daily bulletin on coronavirus through its embassy in Abuja The Cable reports. The statement read, “As of February 19, the... Continue Reading →

Two Iranians Die After Testing Positive To Coronavirus

Two people have died in Iran after testing positive on Wednesday for the new coronavirus, the health ministry said, in the Islamic republic’s first cases of the disease. According to CNBC, the pair who died were Iranian citizens and residents of the holy city of Qom. They are also the first deaths from the COVID-19 virus... Continue Reading →

PHOTOS: 16,155 Recovered Patients Of Coronavirus Infection Discharged From Chinese Hospital

A total of 16,155 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Wednesday, the Chinese health authority said Thursday. saw 1,779 people walk out of hospital after recovery, the National Health Commission said. By the end of Wednesday, a total of 2,118 people had died of... Continue Reading →

Japan Cancels Emperor’s Birthday Public Celebrations Amid Virus Fears

Japan said on Monday it would cancel a public gathering to celebrate the birthday of new Emperor Naruhito, as fears grow over the spread of the new coronavirus in the country. “In light of various situations, we have decided to cancel the visit by the general public to the palace for His Majesty’s birthday,” the... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus: A Cameroon Student On How He Recovered

When Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, a 21-year-old Cameroonian student living in the Chinese city of Jingzhou, contracted the coronavirus he had no intention of leaving China, even if that were possible. "No matter what happens I don't want to take the sickness back to Africa," he said from his university dormitory, where he is now... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 1,400

The death toll from Coronavirus epidemic neared 1,400 on Friday with six medical workers among the victims, underscoring the country’s struggle to contain a deepening health crisis. Nearly 64,000 people are now recorded as having fallen ill from the virus in China, with officials revealing that 1,716 health workers had been infected as of Tuesday.... Continue Reading →

Nigerian Students in China Accuse FG of ‘Abandoning Them’ Since The Outbreak Of Coronavirus

Some Nigerian students in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China have accused the Federal Government of abandoning them. The city has gone into lockdown three weeks ago leading to the evacuation of many international students by their government. Speaking to CNN, one of the students Victor Vincent who is studying at the... Continue Reading →

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