Bill Gates: Coronavirus vaccine could be ready for large-scale trial by June

Bill Gates, global health advocate and world’s richest man for 18 years, says novel coronavirus vaccine could be ready for large-scale trials by June 2020.  Gates, who is the co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, also added that this virus has started to behave like a once-in-a-century pathogen. In a paper written for the New England […]

Naked Festival: Thousands gather for Japan’s annual ‘Hadaka Matsuri’

Thousands braved chilly weather on Saturday to gather at the annual “Naked Festival” in Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Japan’s Honshu island. The event, called “Hadaka Matsuri” in Japanese, is a wild and raucous festival held every year on the third Saturday of February at the Saidaiji Kannonin Temple, about a 30-minute train […]

Coronavirus ‘close contact’ detection app launched; here’s how to use it

China has launched an app that allows people to check whether they have been at risk of catching the coronavirus. The ‘close contact detector’ tells users if they have been near a person who has been confirmed or suspected of having the virus. People identified as being at risk are advised to stay at home […]

Coronavirus: Progress as Chinese hospitals discharge 1,153 recovered patients

    A number of infected patients totaling to 1,153 with the coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Wednesday, said the Chinese health authorities on Thursday.   On Wednesday saw 261 people walk out of the hospital after recovery, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.   […]

Cure found for Corona Virus – China

  The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, briefs newsmen in Abuja yesterday, over the coronavirus in China Photo: NAN     The Ambassador says a cure has been found for Coronavirus. During a press conference in Abuja yesterday, Pingjian said Chinese scientists were working to develop a vaccine for the deadly virus, assuring that […]