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British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. Mr Johnson said he developed mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including a temperature and cough. He said he will now self-isolate in No 10 but will “continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.” Mr Johnson was last seen on Thursday night, as he …

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State 55 Afrika on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) to Afrika

State 55 Afrika is deeply concerned with the “business as usual” attitude of the Afrikan Continental bodies such as the Afrikan Union, other Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and indeed Afrikan Governments themselves on the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the social and economic well-being of the Afrikan citizen. By the 9th of March 2020, COVID-19 had reportedly made inroads into …

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Coronavirus could be airborne – WHO study reveals

The World Health Organization is considering “airborne precautions” for medical staff after a new study showed the coronavirus can survive in the air in some settings. The virus is transmitted through droplets, or little bits of liquid, mostly through sneezing or coughing, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, told reporters during a virtual news conference on Monday. “When …

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Oxford scientists develop rapid testing technology for new coronavirus

Scientists from the University of Oxford’s Engineering Science Department and the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) have developed a rapid testing technology for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The team, led by Prof Zhanfeng Cui and Prof Wei Huang, have been working to improve test capabilities as the virus spreads internationally. The new test is much faster and …

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Africa records over 273 Covid-19 cases with 6 deaths

26 African countries have confirmed in total over 273 COVID19 cases with 6 deaths reported so far. Over the weekend, Central African Republic, Eswatini, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Seychelles also announced first cases. The World Health Organization said it is “supporting countries with surveillance, diagnostics and treatment.” Many African countries are now restricting gatherings, travels and public activities to prevent further spread of …

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Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ghana

Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Ghana, the Health Minister Kwasi Agyemang-Manu has announced. He made this known at an emergency press briefing organized by the Information ministry. The two cases are according to the Health minister tested positive after laboratory tests from the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research. The two are the first cases of the …

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WHO declares Coronavirus outbreak as pandemic

The novel coronavirus outbreak has been labelled as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). WHO said it had been assessing this outbreak around the clock and was concerned with the alarming levels of the spread and severity of the disease. “We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic,” the Director-General of the WHO, Dr. …

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