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Coronavirus: Wuhan Reopens After 2-Month Lockdown
Health

Coronavirus: Wuhan Reopens After 2-Month Lockdown

Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, partly reopened on Saturday after more than two months of near total isolation for its population of 11 million. The city in Hubei province was placed under lockdown in January with roadblocks ring-fencing its outskirts and drastic restrictions on daily life But the major transport and industrial hub has now signalled the end of its long isolation, with state media showing the first officially sanctioned passenger train arriving back into the city just after midnight. People are now allowed to enter but not leave, and many trains had been fully booked days in advance. AFP reporters saw crowds of passengers arriving at Wuhan station on Saturday, most wheeling suitcases alongside them. Some had mana...
Video: Coronarvirus Is Caused By Corruption – EFCC Boss, Magu Tells Buhari
Politics

Video: Coronarvirus Is Caused By Corruption – EFCC Boss, Magu Tells Buhari

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, says he strongly believes coronavirus is caused by corruption. Mr Magu said this at the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, on Tuesday. He said “Corruption is the biggest strategy to human kind. Your excellency, corruption is worse than all the diseases now running about. “And I strongly believe, Your Excellency, that even the coronavirus is caused by corruption,” Mr Magu said. Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, broke out in Wuhan in Hubei province of China in December last year. The disease has infected over 1716 medical workers in China alone and over 73,000 infected persons in 25 countries, causing not ...
Coronavirus Casualties Surpass SARS; At Least 811 Deaths Recorded So Far
Health

Coronavirus Casualties Surpass SARS; At Least 811 Deaths Recorded So Far

Deaths from the novel coronavirus have now surpassed that of SARS in the early 2000s, with more than 800 dead so far, according to multiple reports. Hubei province in China reported 81 deaths Saturday, which pushed the death toll for the virus to 811 -- past that of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which broke out on the mainland in 2002 and 2003. The SARS outbreak killed at least 774, with 8,096 infections globally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The coronavirus, by comparison, has already infected at least 37,198 and has taken the lives of at least 811 people on China's mainland, as of Saturday night.
Coronavirus Spread Is Accelerating And We Are In A ‘Grave Situation’ – Chinese President, Xi Jinping Says
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Coronavirus Spread Is Accelerating And We Are In A ‘Grave Situation’ – Chinese President, Xi Jinping Says

China's president, Xi Jinping has held a special meeting to address the spread of the deadly coronavirus. At the policy meeting, President Xi said the killer coronavirus spread is accelerating and that the nation faces a "grave situation." According to the TV report, resources and experts will be channelled to designated hospitals to tackle the virus. Supplies to Hubei province will be guaranteed and cost won’t be a hindrance. Since the outbreak of the killer coronavirus, forty-one people in China have died from the disease which originated in Wuhan, a city in Hubei province. At least 17 cities in Hubei have also been locked down with more than 1,280 cases confirmed worldwide. According to researchers, the virus, which can cause pneumonia, fever, difficulty breathing, and a...
Chinese Police Detain 90 Suspects In Telecom Fraud Case
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Chinese Police Detain 90 Suspects In Telecom Fraud Case

Police in Central China’s Hubei Province have detained 90 suspects in connection with an alleged telecommunications fraud case. The suspects were caught at four major locations in the city of Enshi. More than 100 computers were confiscated, according to police in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, which administers the city. An initial investigation found that most of the suspects are neighbours and classmates who illegally purchased personal information of members of the public. They extorted money from victims in various provinces using web phones. The group had conducted more than 4,000 events of fraud before being detained. Further investigation is under way. Earlier this year, seven people were sentenced to prison in east China’s Shandong Province for inv...

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