Official names have been announced for the virus responsible for COVID-19 (previously known as “2019 novel coronavirus”) and the disease it causes.  The official names are: Disease  coronavirus disease  (COVID-19) Virus  severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Why do the virus and the disease have different names?  Viruses, and the […]

A map has been created to illustrate the continent’s most at-risk countries for the coronavirus and those best equipped to fend off the epidemic. (Coronavirus Africa map: Which countries are most at risk) People hoped the coronavirus – or COVID-19, as it has been officially renamed by the World Health […]

Ghana’s nieghbour, Nigeria has recorded its first confirmed case of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) case in Lagos State, the Nigerian media has reported. The Federal Ministry of Health confirmed the positive test of coronavirus in Nigeria, Friday morning, in a statement signed by Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health according […]

DRUGS shortage is likely in the country should the Coronavirus epidemic continue in China, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) warned on Monday. (Nigeria faces drugs shortage due to Coronavirus, NAFDAC warns) The agency boss, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said India which Nigeria depends on for […]