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Chinese Travelling To Lagos To Be Quarantined Over Coronavirus

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No Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus In Lagos – Commissioner

Lagos State commissioner for health, Prof. Akin Abayomi says the Chinese government has sent notification to its citizens to remain in China until there is clarity about the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Abayomi disclosed this while giving update on the state government’s level of preparedness to prevent or contain any possible entry of the disease as well as other infectious diseases into Lagos.

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Abayomi says because of the large trading population between Nigeria and China, the state government has activated an emergency operation centre as the command and control center in preparation against infectious diseases.

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He also revealed that the bio-safety laboratory located at the Lagos mainland hospital has fully commenced operations.  The facility is built for effective management of infectious diseases.  Abayomi said surveillance activities are being intensified across the state to fast track the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases whenever they occur.

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Italy Battles To Contain Europe’s First Major Outbreak Of Coronavirus

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Italy Battles To Contain Europe’s First Major Outbreak Of Coronavirus

After the death of a fourth person as a result of coronavirus, Italy’s health minister Roberto Speranza has announced the country is taking severe restrictions to contain the biggest challenge of the coronavirus epidemic presently ravaging the country.

Some restrictions have included the closure of public buildings, limited transport, and the surveillance and quarantine of individuals who may have been exposed to the virus.

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Italy’s confirmed cases surged from three on Friday morning to more than one hundred fifty by Sunday.

Majority of coronavirus infections are still concentrated in mainland china, with nearly seventy-nine thousand cases.  Japan follows with nearly seven hundred fifty cases, and South Korea with more than six hundred.  Italy’s spike now marks the biggest outbreak outside Asia.

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Head of Italy’s civil protection agency, Angelo Borrelli, said at a Sunday news conference three persons have died and more than a hundred infected in Italy.

There are also a hundred ten cases in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. 26 patients are in intensive care units.

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Hundreds Of Chinese Inmates Infected With Novel Coronavirus

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Coronavirus Kills Young Wuhan Doctor As Hundreds Infected In China's Prisons

Chinese prison officials have officials have been fired after more than 500 cases of the newly discovered virus were diagnosed in five prisons across three Chinese provinces, including Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak.

On Friday, authorities said the virus known as covid-19 has infected hundreds of Chinese inmates, contributing to a jump in reported cases beyond the epicentre in Hubei province, including 100 more in South Korea.

Also, a 29-year-old doctor in Wuhan who worked in respiratory and critical care at Jiangxia district’s First People’s Hospital has become the latest victim of the coronavirus.

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Wuhan health authorities said Peng Yinhua had contracted the infection while working on the “front line”, he was admitted to hospital on 25 January. His condition dramatically worsened by 30 January, when he was sent to the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan for emergency treatment.

According to a statement from his hospital, Weng died on Thursday at 9.50pm.

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China’s National Health Commission on Friday said it had received 75,465 reports of confirmed cases and 2,236 deaths on the Chinese mainland.

An additional 102 confirmed infections have been reported in the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao as well as Taiwan, with two deaths in Hong Kong and one in Taiwan.

On Friday, Hubei province revised its number of newly confirmed cases to add 220 infections from the province’s prison system. Officials did not say when those infections took place but said that a total of 271 cases, of which 51 had already been counted, had been diagnosed.

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On Thursday, in the eastern province of Shandong, 200 prisoners and seven guards tested positive in Rencheng prison, after infections among correctional officers were first detected last week.

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China’s Hubei, Epicentre Of Coronavirus, Extends Work Suspension To March 11

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China's Hubei, Epicentre Of Coronavirus, Extends Work Suspension To March 11

China’s Hubei province has ordered all schools and businesses to remain shut until mid-march because of the coronavirus epidemic.

Authorities say only businesses involved in epidemic prevention and control or necessary public services would be exempted.

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Hubei is the epicentre of the outbreak, which has infected some 75,000 people and killed about 2,100.

On Wednesday, authorities in Iran confirmed three new cases of the virus known as Covid-19, a day after two people died from the infection in the city of Qom.

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