US overtakes Italy as world’s No. 1 coronavirus hotspot

The United States (US) was quickly becoming a new epicenter of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Thursday as new infections soared, surpassing Italy’s record; and citizens filing for unemployment skyrocketed to a historic high. Hospitals increasingly have reported being overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases and 40 percent of Americans are under lockdown orders, although a buoyant […]

Coronavirus: FG not contemplating travel ban, says Minister

The Federal Government is not contemplating imposition of a travel ban on travelers over the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said. The minister pointed out that the country has not reached the point of banning large gatherings. Addressing member of the diplomatic corps during an interactive parley on […]

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 […]

Cases of Coronavirus on Japan cruise ship climbs to 174

Another 39 people aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said Wednesday, as thousands more steel themselves for a second week in quarantine. With 174 confirmed cases, the ship that arrived with over 3,700 passengers and crew has become the largest single cluster of the newly […]

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.   […]

Coronavirus: WHO warns against use of garlic, salt in preventing infection

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issues a warning to the public that eating garlic and nose rinsing with salt water will not exempt you against coronavirus infection. The statement was made on Monday while clearing the air of some rumors. “There is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has […]