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    With COVID-19 raging, China reports suspected case of deadly bubonic plague

With COVID-19 raging, China reports suspected case of deadly bubonic plague

The Chinese government says it has confirmed a suspected case of another infectious disease known as the bubonic plague. This development comes a few months after the first outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in Wuhan, China. According to Xinhua news agency, one suspected case was reported in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The health commission said the plague was diagnosed in a herdsman [...]

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    COVID-19: How China produced ’70bn face masks’ in three months

COVID-19: How China produced ’70bn face masks’ in three months

On March 3, 2020, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) expressed concern about how shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, was affecting health workers across the world. The organisation listed panic buying, rising demand, hoarding and misuse as part of the factors responsible for the non-availability of PPE, and called on governments and [...]

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    IN DETAIL: The 11 projects funded by China’s $3.1bn loan to Nigeria

IN DETAIL: The 11 projects funded by China’s $3.1bn loan to Nigeria

Documents seen by TheCable have shown that Nigeria is indebted to China to the tune of $3.121 billion dollars as of March 31, 2020. According to the Debt Management Office (DMO), this represents 3.94 percent of Nigeria's total public debt, which stood at $79.303 billion as of March 31 (N28.6 trillion). Nigeria's total debt to China also accounts for 11.28% of the [...]

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    China’s capital city records spike in COVID-19 cases as toll rises to 79

China’s capital city records spike in COVID-19 cases as toll rises to 79

Beijing, capital city of China, has recorded 36 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number to 79. According to Global Times, the sudden spike was recorded after a short period of calm. The 36 new cases recorded on Sunday have been traced to a large market known as Xinfadi in the capital's Fengtai district. A lockdown has been placed on the market [...]

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    Beijing returns to partial lockdown after 47 new COVID-19 cases

Beijing returns to partial lockdown after 47 new COVID-19 cases

Another outbreak of the coronavirus has been reported at a wholesale market in Beijing; creating fear of another wave of the pandemic. The current COVID-19 pandemic started as an outbreak in at a seafood market in Wuhan, China. BBC reports that the district where the new outbreak was reported has been put under strict lockdown, extending to 11 neighbourhoods. A total of 47 [...]

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    Twitter deletes over 170,000 pro-China accounts

Twitter deletes over 170,000 pro-China accounts

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    Report: Wuhan conducted over 6.5m COVID-19 tests in 10 days

Report: Wuhan conducted over 6.5m COVID-19 tests in 10 days

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where coronvairus broke out in December, reportedly conducted 6.5 million COVID-19 tests in 10 days.  According to the state media, Wuhan embarked on a citywide nucleic acid testing drive which came after six new cases emerged in a residential community earlier in the month. The nucleic acid tests are said to function by detecting the virus genetic [...]

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    Paris Club hopeful China will approve debt relief

Paris Club hopeful China will approve debt relief

Paris Club, an informal group of officials from 22 creditor countries, says it is confident that China will join debt relief efforts being undertaken by bilateral and multilateral credit institutions. Odile Renaud-Basso, Paris Club chair, told Bloomberg in an interview that China has participated in meetings where other creditors reached an agreement. "It has not always been easy, but they have been [...]

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    China blocked WHO from issuing alert on COVID-19, says CIA

China blocked WHO from issuing alert on COVID-19, says CIA

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) says China blocked the World Health Organisation (WHO) from sounding the alarm on COVID-19 in January. According to Newsweek, the intelligence agency said China was stockpiling medical supplies from around the world at the time. So far, the globe has recorded 4,527,823 cases of COVID-19. While 1,706,406 people have recovered from the disease, 303,438 have died. The [...]

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    Yes, I insist that China must pay Africa damages for COVID-19

Yes, I insist that China must pay Africa damages for COVID-19

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    Chinese city where COVID-19 began records new cases — after easing lockdown

Chinese city where COVID-19 began records new cases — after easing lockdown

Wuhan, a city in China's Hubei Province, where the coronavirus outbreak began, has reported new clusters of the virus after easing its lockdown. The outbreak was first reported in the city in December 2019 and has spread across 212 countries and territories around the world. In March 2020, the Chinese authorities announced that the city and its surrounding province reported zero case [...]

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    COVID-19: We never conspired with China, says WHO

COVID-19: We never conspired with China, says WHO

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    69 percent of 3,145 COVID-19 cases in Nigeria are male

69 percent of 3,145 COVID-19 cases in Nigeria are male

A significant percentage of male patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria. This is according to the latest situation report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for May 6. According to the breakdown, of Nigeria's current total of 3,145 cases, 2,163 are male while 982 are female. In fact, when compared to the figures for Wednesday, according to the cases [...]

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    Ehanire: China is sending us another batch of COVID-19 materials

Ehanire: China is sending us another batch of COVID-19 materials

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says Nigeria is expecting another set of COVID-19 materials from China. Speaking during the presidential task force briefing on Wednesday, the minister said ventilators are expected to be included in the materials from China. In March, Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba, Chinese e-commerce company, donated medical kits to Nigeria to fight the coronavirus pandemic, while the consulate-general [...]

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    ‘No one asked US for compensation over 2009 flu’ — Chinese embassy hits back at Ezekwesili

‘No one asked US for compensation over 2009 flu’ — Chinese embassy hits back at Ezekwesili

The Chinese embassy in Nigeria has berated those demanding compensation from the Asian country over the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus was first recorded in Wuhan, China, and the country has been accused of mismanaging the outbreak. The embassy, in an article published in The Guardian, took a jab at Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, who said the country must "pay [...]

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    Ehanire: Chinese doctors in Nigeria tested negative for COVID-19

Ehanire: Chinese doctors in Nigeria tested negative for COVID-19

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says Chinese doctors who are in Nigeria to assist in the fight against coronavirus tested negative for COVID-19. On April 8, a 15-man team from China arrived in Nigeria with medical supplies to aid in efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. On the team are doctors and nurses who completed their mandatory 14 days quarantine on April 22, after [...]

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