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Covid-19: TRANSMISSION OF VIRUS BY PATIENTS WHO SHOW NO SYMPTOMS IS VERY RARE – Dr.Maria Van Kerkhove

An official with the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that transmission of Coronavirus by an asymptomatic patient is now very rare. Dr.Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s technical lead for coronavirus response and head of the emerging diseases and zoonoses unit, disclosed this during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday. Preliminary evidence […]

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CLINICAL TRIAL OF chloroquine TO RESUME- WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday announced the resumption of clinical trials of the anti-malaria drug – Hydroxychloroquine –  to determine its efficacy in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. It concluded that there was no cogent reason to halt the drug use for trial based on review of available data by its Safety […]

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COVID-19 : SWEDISH NURSE DIES 4 Days AFTER TESTING POSITIVE.

Recently, one of the victims of COVID-19 became a nurse from Sweden, Marielle DeBruhl. The 39-year-old woman, who had been taking care of COVID-19 patients, tested positive for the virus after the whole staff at her hospital was tested on April 17. Four days later, tragic news emerged that the woman was found dead at […]

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WHO Warns of SECOND PEAK Of COVID-19 PANDEMIC AS COUNTRIES LIFT LOCKDOWN.

The World Health Organization has warned that many countries could begin to see the ”second peak” of the Coronavirus pandemic if the lockdown restrictions are lifted too soon. WHO Head of Emergency, Mike Ryan, who issued the warning in a press conference, said  epidemics often come in waves, which means that outbreaks could come back later […]

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COVID-19 : HALF OF CHILE SENATE, 4 MINISTERS REPORTEDLY IN QUARANTINE AFTER CONTACT WITH INFECTED COLLEAGUE.

Half of Chile’s 50-member Senate, as well as four ministers, have reportedly been placed in quarantine after coming into contact with colleagues infected with Coronavirus.  Parliamentary sources confirmed the news after Finance Minister Ignacio Briones and Chief of Staff Felipe Ward both announced on Twitter that they had tested negative for the virus but were in […]

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DISINFECTING STREETS & OPEN SPACES DOES NOT ELIMINATE CORONAVIRUS- WHO

The World Health Organization has said that spraying disinfectant on streets and open spaces does not eliminate coronavirus and even poses a health risk. Many countries including Nigeria embarked on massive fumigation of streets and open spaces shortly after the disease became a pandemic. In a document released , WHO said disinfecting open surfaces as […]

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NEW BORN BABY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN RUSSIA.

A baby was born with the coronavirus in Russia’s Caucasus region, health officials were quoted by TASS news agency as saying on Sunday, to a mother who is also infected. The birth in the North Ossetia city of Beslan follows one in mid-April in Peru, which health officials there said was the second known case […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA IMPOUNDS British Aircraft FOR OPERATING COMMERCIAL FLIGHT IN THE COUNTRY.

The Federal Government has impounded an aircraft owned by a British company for operating commercial flights into Nigeria without approval. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known on Sunday via his Twitter handle, @hadisirika. He said the company, Flair Aviation, was authorised to conduct humanitarian flights but was caught operating commercial flights. Sirika explained that […]