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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 →

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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 →

Coronavirus: Reps Trivialising Our Ordeals, Say Nigerians In China

Nigerians in China have accused the House of Representatives of trivialising the ordeal of over 60 citizens stranded in the city of Wuhan, which had been hit by Coronavirus. While faulting the 20,000 Yuan (about N1m) donated to the stranded persons by the Nigerian Ambassador to China, Ahmed Jidda, they expressed gratitude to the government... Continue Reading →

Hong Kong Airlines To Lay Off 400 Staff As Virus Hits City

Hong Kong Airlines said Friday it has been forced to slash hundreds of jobs and ask remaining staff to take unpaid leave as the coronavirus outbreak compounds problems at the already-struggling firm. The announcement by the city’s number two carrier comes days after Cathay Pacific said it had asked all its 27,000 workforces to take... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus: Chinese ‘Whistleblower Doctor Confirmed Dead By Hospital

A Chinese doctor who was among the first to raise a public alarm about the deadly new coronavirus outbreak died of the infection early on Friday (China time), his hospital announced. Ophthalmologist Li Wenliang passed away from the infection at 2:58 am, Wuhan Central Hospital said in a post on its verified account on Chinese... Continue Reading →

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