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COVID 19: Four suspected cases in Gombe test negative (Nigeria)

The Gombe State Commissioner for Health, Mohammed Ahmed Gana, has confirmed that samples taken from four those that were suspected to own had contact with Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed have all tested negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dr Gana confirmed to Daily Sun on Saturday through a text message that each one four cases have tested negative. The state’s Special Task Force Committee on COVID-19 had on Wednesday said that it had identified and advised the four suspected individuals to travel into self-isolation following their suspected contact with the Bauchi governor who had tested positive for the virus, thus becoming the patient in Bauchi.

The committee which spoke through the Commissioner for Health said that, as a precautionary measure, the individuals were advised to travel into self-isolation while awaiting results from the samples taken from them for confirmation.

While the suspected cases are tested to be negative, the govt. of Gombe State has continued to r…

United States now has the most coronavirus cases in the world

The u. s. now has the foremost reported coronavirus cases within the world, surpassing China and Italy, with the three countries accounting for pretty much 1/2 the world's infections.

The US has registered nearly 86,000 cases, including fewer than 800 recoveries, while China counted about 81,000 cases, over 74,000 of which had already recovered, per data collected by the Johns Hopkins University within the US. For its part, Italy has logged over 80,000 cases, with 10,360 recoveries and a few 8,200 deaths.
Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country
The US has registered about 1,300 deaths, almost 1 / 4 of them in ny City, where hospitals are overwhelmed.

In China, where the virus was believed to own been transferred from wild animals to humans, the National Health Commission on Friday reported 55 new cases, including 54 it said were imported infections in recent arrivals from overseas.

There were no new cases reported in Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus is report…

Coronavirus cases now 500,000 as economic toll rises

The number of coronavirus infections yesterday enclosed on a half-million worldwide and 22,000 deaths with both Italy and also the u. s. on target to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in an exceedingly single week in an exceedingly stark demonstration of the damage to the world’s biggest economy.

Health care systems in Europe and big apple buckled under the strain, with Spain’s toll climbing to over 4,000. In the U.S., an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package to assist businesses, hospitals and ordinary Americans make it through the crisis cleared the Senate and is anticipated to be voted on within the House on Friday. The plan would dispense checks of $1,200 per adult and $500 per child.

At least 2.8 billion people, or over one-third of the Earth’s population, are under severe travel restrictions.

But the top of the globe Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, scolded world leaders for squandering prec…

New York records 100 new coronavirus deaths in one day

New York state coronavirus deaths spiked to 385, with 100 new deaths recorded in an exceedingly single day as Governor Andrew Cuomo warned residents on Thursday that the state's situation was increasingly dire. The price surged to quite 1,000 nationwide within the u. s..

New York had 37,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday morning. This was a rise of nearly 6,500 cases from the night before.

"Almost any scenario that's realistic will overwhelm this capacity of the healthcare system," Cuomo said during the briefing.

The peak of the virus is anticipated to hit the US in about two or three weeks. Cuomo previously projected big apple would want roughly 110,000 hospital beds, but now says the state would as many as 140,000.

The governor also entailed increased efforts to supply ventilators, necessary medical tools to handle severe cases of COVID-19.

Makeshift morgues
While most patients with severe cases of COVID-19 need ventilators for 3 or four days, some have neede…

Chloroquine not approved for Coronavirus treatment– NCDC warns Nigerians

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that Chloroquine has not been approved for treatment of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, gave the warning in Abuja on Thursday, while reacting to the recent media reports that suggested that chloroquine could protect people from COVID-19 or treat COVID-19 in patients.

”Nigerians should please remember that the utilization of chloroquine and its derivatives for the management of COVID-19 disease has not been validated and approved by the planet Health Organisation (WHO)”.

”There are promising results by researchers but until then, the drug isn't approved to be used for COVID-19 treatment.

”Nigerians should know that self-medication can cause harm and cause death.

“Do not misuse drugs. We understand these are challenging times, and Nigerians could also be worried, but the Federal Ministry of Health(FMoH), through the NCDC is doing everything it can to still make sure the safety and health s…

Coronavirus Pandemic: China lifting lockdown of Hubei province

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected over 381,000 people and killed over 16,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in the general public, but severe symptoms are more likely within the elderly or those with existing health problems. over 101,000 people have recovered thus far, mostly in China.

BEIJING — Chinese authorities are lifting the tight lockdown of Hubei province that was imposed to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

People who are cleared to try and do so are going to be able to leave the province after midnight Tuesday.

The city of Wuhan, where the outbreak started in late December, will remain locked down until April 8. China barred people from leaving or entering Wuhan starting Jan. 23 and expanded it to most of the province in succeeding days.

CANBERRA, Australia — Prisoners considered susceptible to the new coronavirus and low risk to society in Australia’s most populous state would be eligible for early parole under emergency l…

Brits face tougher coronavirus crackdown within HOURS as ‘selfish’ public flout rules, Hancock warns

Speaking after Boris Johnson warned there would be more to return, Mr Hancock said: "People have to stay two metres apart.

"If that may not followed, we are visiting should take more draconian action.

"As Health Secretary, I'm working every hour there's protect people."

He said a choice would be made "very soon".

Actions which may well be on the cards could include dramatic measures to force people to remain in their homes.

Already parks and open spaces are being shut as people cram themselves in to do and find fresh air, but the govt. may take action to shut them across the board.

It came as:

An 18-year-old was thought to own become the youngest victim of the virus in Britain because the number of deaths within the UK rose to 281 yesterday
There are growing fears that Britain is on the same trajectory to Italy - scene of the world's worst outbreak - where the price passed 5,000 over the weekend
The PM warned the NHS may well be "overwhelmed"…

Afghanistan: Concern about COVID-19 as refugees return home

In Afghanistan, a minimum of 22 people are diagnosed with coronavirus.

But with limited checks along the border with Iran, where the pandemic is spreading rapidly, health officials worry the amount could quickly grow.

UAE confirms first two COVID-19 deaths

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the deaths of two coronavirus patients, the primary such fatalities to be reported within the country.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention said during a statement late on Friday that one in every of the 2 individuals was a 78-year-old "Arab national" who had come from Europe. The explanation for death was a attack, coinciding with complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

Bahrain accuses Iran of 'biological aggression' over COVID-2019
The second patient was a 58-year-old "Asian national" and resident of the UAE, who had prior chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease and renal failure, which "further complicated" their ability to fight the virus.

The new coronavirus was first detected within the central Chinese of Wuhan late last year and has since spread to a minimum of 164 countries and territories.

Earlier this month, the planet Health Organization declared the outbreak a …

More Update on Russia Coronavirus

As the new coronavirus that has killed over 10,000 people continues to spread round the world, Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the pandemic and forestall its spread within the country.

There are 199 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia thus far and one death.

Below are the newest updates on Russia’s response to the coronavirus:
March 20

— Moscow traffic police have launched spot checks on the city's taxis to confirm drivers wear face masks and often disinfect their vehicles. Under new regulations, drivers must change masks every three hours and use sanitiser to scrub their hands and disinfect their vehicles twice daily.

— Russia has canceled a scheduled test for compliance with its "internet isolation" law because of the coronavirus, officials told Interfax.

March 19

— Russia has reported 52 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the overall to 199. This marks a 35% jump in cases within the past 24 hours.

— A 79-year-old Russian woman with pre-existing con…

Thousands of ICE detainees at high risk amid coronavirus pandemic

It was likely one among Alfredo Espinoza Esparza's coworkers who left an anonymous tip that there have been undocumented workers at a restaurant in Spokane, Washington.

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials showed up at the restaurant soon after and detained Espinoza in an exceedingly facility near Seattle, leaving his wife and youngsters, who are US citizens, without a husband and father.

In January, Espinoza, 41, had a heart failure. some weeks later, the primary coronavirus case appeared not too aloof from the detention facility where he's being held, in Tacoma, about 40 miles (64km) south of Seattle.

As a patient with two underlying conditions, he's at increased risk of contracting COVID-19, and as a detainee in an exceedingly close-quarter facility, he's at such high risk that detention violates his constitutional rights, human rights groups say.

"He is terrified, and his family is terrified," said Matt Adams, legal director of th…

Latest Updates on Coronavirus

The latest on the pandemic
• per Johns Hopkins data, the amount of world cases is over 222,000, with about 9,100 deaths and upwards of 84,000 recoveries.

• Trump signs the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which can provide paid sick and family leave for several Americans.

• Two members of Congress, Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Ben McAdams (D-Utah), test positive to virus

• Once the epicenter for the virus, China's Wuhan has for the primary time reported no new cases.

• Dow closed down 1,300 points on Wednesday with stocks hitting a 3 year low.

Pelosi calls on Trump to use Defense Production Act
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on President Trump Thursday morning to use the Defense Production Act powers that he invoked Wednesday, then again said later within the day he wasn't yet utilizing within the fight against the coronavirus.

“Right now, shortages of critical medical and private protective equipment are harming our ability to fight the coronavirus epidemic, endang…

Lists of Countries that shut down their border due to Coronavirus

Countries round the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.

The outbreak of the coronavirus has been labelled a virulent disease by the globe Health Organization (WHO).

Below may be a list of states that have taken such measures in recent days. Travellers should visit government websites for updated information and more details.

The government said it might suspend air and sea travel with Europe from St Joseph. Authorities had previously halted flights with Morocco, Spain, France and China.

Antigua and Barbuda
According to a March 12 travel advisory published on the Antigua Barbuda Tourism Authority's website, foreign nationals who have travelled to China, Italy, Iran, Japan, Asian country and Singapore within the previous 28 days won't be allowed to enter the country.

Diplomats were exempted. Any ocean liner with suspected …