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‘I am a young player’ – Chawinga dreams big after Chinese success with Wuhan
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‘I am a young player’ – Chawinga dreams big after Chinese success with Wuhan

The Malawian has revealed her dreams with the Chinese club in the Asian continent, after celebrating her first career silverware Temwa Chawinga says she is eager to record more successes with her Chinese Women's Super League side Wuhan. The Malawi international ended as Wuhan's top scorer and the league's runners-up as she scored nine goals in 13 matches to help her side to a first-ever domestic title after a 19-year wait. To clinch the coveted crown, Wuhan thrashed holders Jiangsu Suning 4-0 in the 2020 final, with Temwa scoring the opener to bury the dreams of her sister Tabitha and Jiangsu's back-to-back title ambitions.
Wuhan Pool Party In China Sparks Outrage Amidst Covid-19
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Wuhan Pool Party In China Sparks Outrage Amidst Covid-19

Now, the central Chinese city of Wuhan appears to have moved on from the virus, as thousands of revelers gathered in an open air water park for an electronic music festival -- without any masks or social distancing measures in sight.Over the weekend, the Wuhan Maya Beach Water Park was filled with partygoers in swimsuits bunched together shoulder to shoulder, waving to the beat of the music while cooling down in hip-high water; others relaxed on inflatable rubber tubes that packed the pool to the brim, with little space to float around. The crowded party scene remains unthinkable in many parts of the world still grappling with the deadly virus. More than 21 million people have been infected across the globe, with tens of thousands of new cases reported every day in the United State...
COVID-19: Man Gains Over 100kg Within 5months Of Lockdown In Wuhan
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COVID-19: Man Gains Over 100kg Within 5months Of Lockdown In Wuhan

A 26-year-old man in Wuhan has gained 224 pounds in the space of five months while staying at home to avoid COVID-19, according to the doctors. Mr Zhou had to be rushed to hospital by an ambulance earlier this month after falling critically ill because of the sudden increase in his weight. Mr Zhou, a worker at an internet cafe, stopped leaving home when the city went into lockdown in late January. His family members said he was struggling to move due to his weight. Footage and images released by the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University show medical workers examining Mr Zhou after he was admitted to the hospital on June 1. Mr Zhou was left fighting for his life after being diagnosed with heart failure and respiratory dysfunction. Mr Zhou is set to underg...
Covid-19: My Tale Of 3 Cities – Evelyn John, A Nigerian Student In Wuhan, China
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Covid-19: My Tale Of 3 Cities – Evelyn John, A Nigerian Student In Wuhan, China

January 2020 changed the world as we use to know it, daily; people ask when will the world return to normal? The question that agitates the mind is what will the new normal be? I have come to the conclusion that until there is a vaccine for COVID-19, the world might not return to ‘normal’. My tale of three cities traverses through Wuhan, Guangzhou and Abuja WUHAN With the goal of publishing a paper in mind, I had stayed back in Wuhan during the Winter holiday and that was going well up until, the first news of the Coronavirus spreading within the City hit me, I panicked and decided to get back home, immediately but I never made it out of Wuhan, before its lockdown; an unprecedented move in the opinion of many. Wuhan is a city of over 11million people located in the Central of ...
Mumbai infections exceeds Wuhan peak as India sees close to 10,000 new daily infections
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Mumbai infections exceeds Wuhan peak as India sees close to 10,000 new daily infections

Coronavirus cases in Mumbai, India have passed 51,000, according to the Indian Express. The last 24 hours alone saw close to 10,000 new confirmed infections, with 9,985. The BBC points out that the city has more cases than Wuhan, China – where the virus first emerged – had at its peak. India, which has the fifth-highest number of cases, has 276,146 confirmed infections in total. It has reported 7,750 deaths, which is likely to be an underestimate.
Donald Trump’s Letter To Tedros Adhanom, WHO Director-General
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Donald Trump’s Letter To Tedros Adhanom, WHO Director-General

Weeks back, the amiable President of the United States Donald Trump announced temporal halting of US's funding to World Health Organisation to carry out investigation into WHO's mishandling of the Wuhan Coronavirus Now yesterday, after the investigation has been carried out, President Trump sent this letter to Dr Tedros of WHO. Read in the accompanying pics I especially liked how Trump called attention to WHO's disregard of African countries legitimate concern of how China was maltreating African citizens in the wake of this Wuhan Virus This is the letter sent to Dr. Tedros of the World Health Organization. It is self-explanatory!
China Begins Testing Every Resident In Wuhan
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China Begins Testing Every Resident In Wuhan

Yesterday we reported on plans by Chinese authorities to test every resident in Wuhan, after a small outbreak was reported this week. State media, People’s Daily, has said the program began yesterday, prioritising high risk populations. It appears the intention is still to test everyone, although a health official told CGTN testing should be selective. Dr Wu Zunyou, an epidemiologist at the Chinese center for disease control and prevention, said he didn’t believe there would be a “second peak” of the virus epidemic in China. “We have gathered experience in curbing the spread of the coronavirus in the past three months,” he said. “We won’t let some sporadic cases become another outbreak.” There is serious concern over the outbreak in Wuhan, despite the small size. He Qing...
Australian Prime Minister Continues To Differ In Virus Origin
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Australian Prime Minister Continues To Differ In Virus Origin

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoked about Australia’s position on the theory repeated by Trump and Mike Pompeo that the virus emerged from a laboratory in Wuhan. Scott Morrison has carefully declined to buy into the lab origin theory over the past week, saying he had “not seen anything that suggests that conclusively”. First of all, in terms of Secretary Pompeo, I want to extend my best wishes to him and his family. He just lost his father, and I know from recent experience how difficult that must be. He’s an extraordinary fellow and I’m sure his father would have been incredibly proud of him. So, all my best to you, Mike. I’ve already made comment on these matters. I think what is important is we find out, and the world doesn’t yet know – I raised this at the meet...
Coronavirus: This Is What Back-To-School Looks Like For Students In Wuhan, China
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Coronavirus: This Is What Back-To-School Looks Like For Students In Wuhan, China

Chinese youngsters in the global coronavirus epicenter of Wuhan filed back to class on Wednesday, wearing masks and walking in single file past thermal scanners. Senior school students in 121 institutions were back in front of chalk boards and digital displays for the first time since their city — the ground zero of the coronavirus pandemic — shut down in January. "School is finally reopening!" posted one user of Weibo, China's Twitter-like short messaging platform. "This is the first time that I'm so happy to go back to school, although I have to sit a monthly examination on the 8th." Teenagers sat at individual desks spaced a 3.3 feet apart, seeing their teachers in the flesh after months of distance learning. Wednesday's back-to-school was the latest step in a gradual normali...
Trump Investigates Chinese Lab
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Trump Investigates Chinese Lab

The Untied States is said to be conducting a full investigation to claims refuted that the global Coronavirus disease was let out from laboratory in Wuhan, China. The US intelligence are said to gathering information leading to the outbreak suggesting a form of conspiracy must have been played within the government circle,being aware of the out break from the lab. At the end of investigation, reports gotten will absolutely presented to the US government which will form the basis of judgment towards the Chinese nation holding them accountable for the global disease Reports has suggested that the Chinese creation of the virus was not originally for the use of war weapon but global power to control disease in contention with the US. US state secretary of State Mike Pompeo said: ...
China Denies It Did A Cover Up As It Revises Wuhan’s Coronavirus Death Toll Up By 50 Percent
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China Denies It Did A Cover Up As It Revises Wuhan’s Coronavirus Death Toll Up By 50 Percent

China has raised the official Coronavirus death toll of it’s city Wuhan by 50%, giving more credence to US President Trump’s claim that the country lied to the world about it’s death figures. Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged late last year, admitted people died at home and cases were missed as hospitals struggled to cope in the early days of the outbreak. In the new revised figures, the Wuhan city government increased the death toll by 1,290 – about 50 percent – bringing the total in Wuhan to 3,869 and the number of deaths across China to 4,632. Chinese State controlled Xinhua News Agency quoted an unidentified official in Wuhan’s epidemic and prevention and control headquarters as saying mistaken reporting occurred during the outbreak. ...
Guidance On The Use Of Face Masks In Nigeria By NCDC
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Guidance On The Use Of Face Masks In Nigeria By NCDC

Advisory on the Use of Masks by Members of the Public Without Respiratory Symptoms Background Since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019, it has spread rapidly across the globe, leading to over a million confirmed cases in three months. On the 27th of February 2020, Nigeria confirmed its first case of COVID-19. Since then, the number of confirmed cases has gradually increased, with more sporadic cases reported across more states in Nigeria. Nigeria is a densely populated country with about 200 million people across 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This context and other socio-economic factors make the country particularly vulnerable for a highly transmissible virus such as S...
US Explores Possibility That Coronavirus Started In Chinese Lab, Not A Market
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US Explores Possibility That Coronavirus Started In Chinese Lab, Not A Market

US intelligence and national security officials say the United States government is looking into the possibility that the novel coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory rather than a market, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter who caution it is premature to draw any conclusions. The theory is one of multiple being pursued by investigators as they attempt to determine the origin of the coronavirus that has resulted in a pandemic and killed hundreds of thousands. The US does not believe the virus was associated with bioweapons research, and officials noted that the intelligence community is also exploring a range of other theories regarding the origination of the virus, as would typically be the case for high-profile incidents, according to an intelligence sou...
Razaq Lawal Was The Nigerian Who Retrieved Passports Of Nigerians In China
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Razaq Lawal Was The Nigerian Who Retrieved Passports Of Nigerians In China

Razaq Lawal, head of the Nigerian consulate in Guangzhou, Guangdong province of China, has tackled Chinese officials for seizing the passports of some Nigerians in the country. In a trending video, Lawal was seen addressing a Chinese official he referred to as “director”. He accused the country of also discriminating against Nigerians by quarantining them illegally. According to him, Nigerians who travelled to China were being made to undergo another round of 14 days quarantine after testing negative for coronavirus. “COVID-19 started in Wuhan, China. When Chinese travelled to Nigeria that time, Nigeria didn’t quarantine them. These are the people that are living in China, they are not business men. That is what I’m telling you when you say money or life. They are here,” Lawal s...
US To Review Funding To WHO Next Week
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US To Review Funding To WHO Next Week

President Donald Trump on Friday said he will make an announcement next week on US funding to the World Health Organization, which he has recently threatened to cut. “As you know, we have given them approximately $500 million a year, and we are going to be talking about that subject next week. We’ll have a lot to say about it,” Trump told a news conference at the White House. He said he would make the announcement “sometime next week.” Trump has gone on an offensive against the WHO, where Washington is the principal funder, accusing it of pro-China bias during the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, which began in Wuhan, China, last year. The US State Department has homed in on what it says was the world health body’s failure to pursue an early lead on coronavirus out of...
Photos from Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, as it reopens after 10-week Coronavirus lockdown
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Photos from Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, as it reopens after 10-week Coronavirus lockdown

  Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic, was placed on a major lockdown for more than 10 weeks to contain the outbreak. The lockdown was finally lifted on Wednesday.   The city of 11 million people was shut off on January 23, with no one allowed to enter or leave. Most of the nearly 82,000 confirmed infections and 3,331 deaths in China have been in Wuhan.   However, as the virus has been brought under control in Wuhan, China, the lockdown was lifted.   Photos taken on Wednesday, April 8, show people leaving their homes, all wearing masks, some clad in the white full-body protective suits.   A lot of people can also be seen travelling as they've finally been allowed to reunite with families and go back to their jobs.   ...
Chinese city of Wuhan where coronavirus originated to resume domestic flights after 76-day lockdown
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Chinese city of Wuhan where coronavirus originated to resume domestic flights after 76-day lockdown

Wuhan residents have made a dash to leave the city by road, air and train as the city's 76-day lockdown is finally lifted. Pictures showed hundreds of cars arriving at motorway toll gates and travellers gathering outside transport hubs in the city, where the coronavirus outbreak first began in December. Wuhan has now recorded zero new deaths for the first time since the pandemic began, prompting authorities to go ahead with plans to lift a citywide quarantine imposed in January. Residents were allowed to leave the city as of midnight local time, and the airport is now preparing to reopen to domestic flights. According the state-owned China News Service, domestic passenger services at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport will resume on April 8. Before entering the terminal, p...
‘New Coronavirus strain’ which lasts for 49 days discovered in China
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‘New Coronavirus strain’ which lasts for 49 days discovered in China

A team of researchers led by Dr Li Tan, of the General Hospital of Central Theater Command of PLA in Wuhan, made their announcement on medRxiv, a scientific website on to which medical papers are uploaded prior to being printed and scrutinised by peers. The Chinese military researchers found a middle-aged man who had the disease for 49 days, which is significantly longer than other durations of illness. Before now, patients who survived the virus normally tested negative after 20 days on average, with the longest previous case being 37 days. The middle-aged man whose symptoms were mild during those times, continued to shed the virus and was eventually injected with the blood of somebody who had fully recovered, after which he shook the disease off. The report explains: “Inter...
COVID 19: Toke Makinwa Reacts After She Was Called Out For Saying China Should Be Fined
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COVID 19: Toke Makinwa Reacts After She Was Called Out For Saying China Should Be Fined

Media personality Toke Makinwa has reacted after she was called out for stating that China should be fined for the coronavirus pandemic that started in Wuhan, China. Toke had tweeted then that; “Not to even lie I am low key mad at china, the whole world should fine them when all of this is over, the whole world is paying dearly for it. Stop eating certain animals #Sigh.” She was dragged for this with many calling her “insensitive” for blaming China. Toke has now responded on Twitter. She wrote: “Who started it? Who contained it? Who is now profiting from it??? When I said the world should fine China I was called insensitive, nations should wake up and fix their economy, build factories, empower your people so we all don’t depend
Coronavirus: Wuhan Reopens After 2-Month Lockdown
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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...
“The Whole World Should Fine China when all of this is Over” Toke Makinwa says Amid Coronavirus Crisis
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“The Whole World Should Fine China when all of this is Over” Toke Makinwa says Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Toke Makinwa has suggested that China should be fined because coronavirus broke out from Wuhan in China months ago and has spread to more than 100 other countries. The media personality said she is "low key mad at China" and added that they should "stop eating certain animals". She wrote: "Not to even lieIi am low key mad at china, the whole world should fine them when all of this is over, the whole world is paying dearly for it. Stop eating certain animals #Sigh."
China Accuses USA Of Importing Coronavirus To Wuhan
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China Accuses USA Of Importing Coronavirus To Wuhan

The Chinese foreign ministry has claimed that the U.S. Army may be responsible for bringing coronavirus to Wuhan, China. COVID-19 which began in December has so far spread to more than 50 countries and has been declared a global pandemic. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian claimed that the US government was hiding the numbers of COVID-19 cases. According to Zhao, the US has a lot of explanation to do and needs to disclose its data to the public. On his verified Twitter page, he wrote: “CDC was caught on the spot. When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? “It might be the US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation!" Since the outbreak of Coro...
Can We Send Top Nigerian Pastors To Pray For Coronavirus Victims In China? – Daddy Freeze Asks
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Can We Send Top Nigerian Pastors To Pray For Coronavirus Victims In China? – Daddy Freeze Asks

Controversial on-air-personality, Ifedayo Olarinde popularly known as Daddy Freeze has advocated that top Nigerian pastors need to travel to Wuhan, China to pray for victims of coronavirus. He said this is necessary since most of them claimed to have raised the dead. The controversial radio personality made this known via an Instagram post on Thursday. He wrote: “Can we please send our top Nigerian GOs to Wuhan, China to pray for coronavirus victims? Several claimed to have raised the dead, so Corona should be child’s play now, abi?”
Video: Coronarvirus Is Caused By Corruption – EFCC Boss, Magu Tells Buhari
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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: Nigerians Trapped In Wuhan, China Cry Out “Bring Us Home” (Photos)
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Coronavirus: Nigerians Trapped In Wuhan, China Cry Out “Bring Us Home” (Photos)

The Coronavirus cases have risen to over 17000 infections in total with 21,588 in mainland China. It should be noted too that over 361 persons have died. Over 60 Nigerians are trapped in Wuhan the epicentre of the of the out break. Nigerians in wuhan China needs help from Nigeria government as they carry their placards bearing ....Bring Us Home, Nigerians Trapped In Wuhan China.
Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’
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Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’

Wenjun Wang is a resident of Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Ms Wang, a 33-year-old housewife, and her family have remained in the city since it was sealed off on 23 January. Since then, the virus has infected more than 20,000 people worldwide, leading to at least 427 deaths. In a rare interview from inside Wuhan, Ms Wang has told the BBC about her family's heart-breaking struggle for survival. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, my uncle has already passed away, my father is critically ill and my mum and aunt have started showing some symptoms. The CT scans shows their lungs are infected. My brother is coughing too, and has some breathing difficulties. My dad has a high fever. His temperature was 39.3C (102F) yesterday ...
We Can Handle Coronavirus – Nigeria’s Health Minister
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We Can Handle Coronavirus – Nigeria’s Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has assured that Nigeria has the capacity to detect and respond to the coronavirus if it is imported into the country. The coronavirus, a deadly new virus which originated in Wuhan, China, has killed more than 170 people and spread to several provinces in the country as well as other countries. Thousands of people have been infected. The origin is suspected to be a food market that “conducted illegal transactions of wild animals” in Wuhan. Speaking yesterday at the inauguration of the inter-ministerial and multi-sectoral committee on the novel coronavirus in Abuja, he said: “While the risk of importation exists, we can assure Nigerians of the nation’s capacity to detect, assess and respond to this and other public health threats at the poi...
Coronavirus: Dead Man Lying On The Street Of Wuhan In China
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Coronavirus: Dead Man Lying On The Street Of Wuhan In China

Dead in the streets: Appalling sight of man's body on the pavement lays bare the crisis in coronavirus ground zero Wuhan *The grey-haired man collapsed and died while wearing a face mask in Wuhan *It is feared the virus caused his death and police in hazmat suits responded *Death toll has risen to 213 after world health bosses declared global emergency Police in hazmat suits yesterday surrounded the body of a man who was found dead on the pavement at ground zero of China's virus epidemic.
UAE Records First Middle East Cases Of Coronavirus
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UAE Records First Middle East Cases Of Coronavirus

The United Arab Emirate on Wednesday January 29, confirmed Middle East's first cases of the deadly Coronavirus.   A family of four who arrived the country from Wuhan (the Chinese city where the virus broke out at the end of 2019), were diagonosed with the flu-like virus.   UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported that the country's Ministry of Health and Prevention said it has taken the most necessary precautionary measures adopted globally when dealing with infected cases   The Ministry of Health and Prevention said;   “All family members are in a stable condition and the situation was contained by following the most necessary precautionary measures adopted globally when dealing with infected cases. "Emirati officials are taking all the nec...
Coronavirus: Algeria, Morocco, Other Countries Evacuate Citizens From China
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Coronavirus: Algeria, Morocco, Other Countries Evacuate Citizens From China

Thousands of foreigners are among millions of people stuck in the central Chinese city of Wuhan as the country struggles to get to grips with the spread of a SARS-like virus which has claimed 132 lives nationwide. These are the plans so far by foreign governments to evacuate their citizens from the epicentre of the outbreak: – ASIA PACIFIC – Australia The foreign ministry said Tuesday it was working on a plan to transport home all Australian nationals, most of whom it said are dual nationals. Officials added they had received about 400 calls from Australians in China registering for evacuation. Canberra does not have a consulate in Wuhan but Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government is negotiating with Chinese officials over the arrangements. He said officials are talking...
China Completes First Coronavirus Hospital in just Two Days
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China Completes First Coronavirus Hospital in just Two Days

China has officially unveiled its first Coronavirus Hospital, The Dabie Mountain Regional Medical Center. The project was completed within 48 hours and involved the conversion of an empty building into a 1000 bed Emergency facility. It involved a reconnection of the building to the electrical grid, a repartitioning of a number of rooms in the building to increase its capacity to the 1000 bed standard and a supply of world class equipment to be used to monitor and nurse the patients effectively. This facility of course will be assisted by three new facilities being constructed from scratch and scheduled to be completed in the next few days in the cities of Wuhan and Zhengzhou. Construction is said to be advanced in those three facilities. All of this comes as the Coronavirus ca...
Coronavirus: China To Build New Hospital In 6 Days As Death Toll Rises
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Coronavirus: China To Build New Hospital In 6 Days As Death Toll Rises

There are currently 830 confirmed cases in China, as the number of deaths has increased from 15 to 41. Another 180 cases of the virus were confirmed in Hubei, said the provincial health authority. This raises the total number of confirmed Wuhan coronavirus cases to 1,072 in mainland China. The virus has caused alarm because it is still too early to know just how dangerous it is and how easily it spreads between people. And because it is new, humans have not been able to build any immunity to it. The outbreak began in Wuhan, home to around 11 million people. Hospitals in the city have been flooded with concerned residents and pharmacies are running out of medicine. Authorities in China have imposed indefinite travel restrictions on tens of millions of people across 11 cities in an unp...
Worker Stabs Three Colleagues To Death Over Disagreement
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Worker Stabs Three Colleagues To Death Over Disagreement

The 40-year-old man stabbed three people at his office, police in the central city of Wuhan said, then got into a car and drove into a group of pedestrians, injuring four. NAN An employee at a logistics company in China on Thursday stabbed three of his colleagues to death and injured four others after a disagreement at work, the central city of Wuhan police said. The 40-year-old man stabbed three people at his office, police in the central city of Wuhan said, then got into a car and drove into a group of pedestrians, injuring four. He was then shot by police and arrested. Authorities said he was injured but did not specify his condition. According to local media, the man was angry about having been fired. China has tight controls on firearms, so attackers generally use knive...

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