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  • The new virus that has spread across China has yet to be confirmed in Africa, but some health workers on the ground warn they are not ready to handle an outbreak

    At a Chinese-run hospital in Zambia, some employees watched as people who recently returned from China showed up with coughs but were not placed in isolation. A doctor tending to those patients has stopped coming to work, and health workers have been ordered not to speak publicly about the new virus that has killed hundreds around the world.

  • Several African countries have reported suspected cases in the two months since the virus first emerged in China, but none have been confirmed.

    African countries are scaling up their ability to detect the coronavirus as fears mount that the continent's first confirmed case could soon be announced.

  • Scientists suspect, but have not proven, that the new coronavirus passed to humans from animals. The disease has now killed almost 2,700 people in China and spread to countries around the globe.

    China’s top legislature said it will immediately ban the trade and consumption of wild animals, in a fast-track decision it says will allow the country to win the battle against the coronavirus outbreak.

  • The coronavirus, thought to have emerged at a wildlife market in the central Chinese province of Hubei, has ...

    The number of new coronavirus cases in China fell on Sunday and a health official said intense efforts to stop its spread were beginning to work, as another 70 people tested positive on a virus-stricken cruise ship quarantined in Japan.

  • China's death toll from the new virus outbreak has risen by 89 to 811, surpassing the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, as other governments step up efforts to block the disease

    China's virus death toll rose by 89 on Sunday to 811, passing the number of fatalities in the 200

  • Almost a dozen towns in Lombardy and Veneto with a combined population of some 50,000 have effectively been placed under quarantine.

    International concern about the spread of coronavirus outside China grew on Sunday with sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

  • After the Ebola virus breakout in Africa in March 2014, certain countries closed their embassies and evacuated diplomats and citizens from three West African countries hit hard by the epidemic.

    Written By Wang Hongjiang - The world’s fight against the raging novel coronavirus epidemic has become a touchstone for the resilient friendship between China and African countries.

  • The development made Egypt the first country in the African continent to report a confirmed case, and the second in the Middle East region, ...

    An elderly Chinese tourist has died in France from the new coronavirus. The 80-year-old man, who died in Paris, is the first person in Europe to die due to complications from the virus that originated in China.

  • As the world watches in anxiety and sees China go through these hurtful situations, we all need to be mindful of the choices we make. This is because our health system currently is not robust enough to handle a mass epidemic.

    “We have within us the power to choose how we respond to a hurtful situation. We cannot control the actions of others, but we can control how we will respond. As we understand our power to choose, we see that we are in control. Our life is not a result of our environment or upbringing, but a result of our choices. We have the ability to determine the kind of life we want to live and the type of person we wish to be.” Cameron C. Taylor

  • It is believed that there are about 300 Ghanaians studying in Wuhan, 152 of who have been caught up in the lock-down in the city.

    The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, Frank Annor Dompreh says that preparation is underway to evacuate Ghanaians in Wuhan, the epicentre of the new coronavirus to Ghana.

  • In the past 50 years, a host of infectious diseases have spread rapidly after making the evolutionary jump from animals to humans.

    The world is grappling with the new coronavirus, which has spread from China to at least 16 other countries.

  • At least another 171 cases have been reported in more than two dozen other countries and regions, including the United States, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Britain.

    China ramped up measures to contain the coronavirus epidemic and shore up an economy hit by travel curbs and business shut-downs on Sunday as the first death from the illness was reported outside the country.

  • The Ghana government has emphasised the cumbersome protocols for evacuation under such circumstances as a major impediment and provided financial support to ease the burden on the about 400 affected students.

    Ghanaian students in the epidemic-stricken Wuhan in the Hubei Province in China have renewed their appeal to the government for their evacuation.

  • In that same week, information began to emerge that two people had been hospitalised in Ghana with suspected Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infections.

    “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”

  • The flu-like coronavirus, which is believed to have originated in a ...

     U.S. health officials on Saturday confirmed an eighth case of the fast-spreading new coronavirus in the United States and the Pentagon said it would provide housing for people arriving from overseas who might need to be quarantined.

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