President Trump terminates US ties with World Health Organization (Video)

President Donald Trump has announced that the US is terminating its ties with the World Health Organization, WHO, and will suspend all funding to the organization.   The US President made the announcement during a press conference at the White House Rose Garden on Friday May 29. He said his decision comes after WHO ”failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms”. He accused the WHO officials of helping China lie and conceal the seriousness of the ”Wuhan virus”.   He says all funds will now be redirected to other global…

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No evidence yet that mysterious deaths in Kano was caused by Coronavirus — Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

The Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire on Tuesday May 5, stated there is still no evidence which suggests that the mysterious deaths in Kano was caused by Coronavirus.   Osagie disclosed this in a meeting with members of the House of Representatives. He said investigations into the deaths are of three streams and there is no result yet linking them to Coronavirus.   He said;   “That test is still going on, and there are no results. “There was never a case of him (the task force coordinator) saying 80 per cent of…

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Minister of Health reveals drug used to treat COVID19 patients in Nigeria

Dr Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, has disclosed the drug used to treat COVID-19 patients in Nigeria.   Addressing members of the House of Representatives today Tuesday May 5, Ehanire said Remdesivir is being used to treat patients with the virus. “We have been using that (Remdesivir); we have tried that in Lagos too. So, we have tried the antiretroviral drug to see what effect it has” he said   The Minister said the drug which was originally developed as a potential treatment for Ebola, is one of the options which Nigeria has adopted…

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Tekashi 6ix9ine asks for early release from prison due to health fears over coronavirus

Tekashi 6ix9ine is desperate to leave prison and his attorney has written a letter to the judge, informing them that the rapper has a pre-existing condition that puts him more at risk if he catches coronavirus.   The rapper, who is serving time on nine counts of federal charges, has asked through his lawyer for an early release because he is a high risk for serious and potentially life-threatening symptoms from the virus.   6ix9ine’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, wrote a letter to the judge Sunday night citing serious concerns for Tekashi’s…

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Coronavirus patient in Ghana runs away from quarantine over poor health facilities

A Coronavirus patient in Tema, Ghana is reported to have rejected quarantine from the hospital and rather opted to go home. The patient after being tested was supposed to be isolated by the hospital but Ghana News reported that the hospital does not have the requisite facilities and resources to quarantine the patient so he decided to go home to self-quarantine. Many Ghanaians have raised concerns over the readiness of the Ghana Health Service to battle the disease. Ghana’s confirmed cases of Coronavirus rose to seven (7) yesterday when a…

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German health agency raises virus risk level and says it doesn’t yet know what death rate will be

Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the national agency for disease control and prevention, has raised the risk of the coronavirus to public health to “high.” “We notice that even well-established clinics are now having problems,” said RKI president Lothar Wieler Tuesday. “We have to do everything possible to interrupt any possible chain of infection.” Wieler said he assumed the number of coronavirus cases is “significantly higher” than reported to the institute. “We don’t yet know what the death rate will be,” he added. Wieler singled out the community of Heinsberg, North…

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Lagos commissioner of health visits corona virus patient

  The #LagosState commissioner of health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has visited the Italian corona virus patient at the Infectious Diseases Hospital in #Yaba, where he is being isolated and treated. . . The Commissioner said he spoke with the man and assured him that he would be taken care of. While there, he took time to inspect the ongoing renovation of the isolation wards. The renovation should be completed in a couple of days.

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