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New Swine Flu With ‘Pandemic Potential’ Discovered In China

Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study published Monday in the US science journal PNAS. Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009. It possesses “all the essential hallmarks of being highly […]

COVID-19: Death Toll Passes 500,000 Worldwide

More than 500,000 people worldwide have now lost their lives as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University in the US. Since the virus emerged in China late last year 2019, there have been more than 10 million cases, Johns Hopkins reports. Half the world’s cases have been in the US […]

China Charges Two Canadians With Spying

China has charged two Canadians with spying, more than 18 months after they were detained. Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a businessman, have been held in China since December 2018. Their arrest came just days after Meng Wanzhou – an executive of the Chinese giant Huawei – was detained in Vancouver, at […]

China Releases 10 Indian Soldiers After Border Clash

China has freed 10 Indian soldiers following a deadly clash between the two sides on Monday, June 15, 2020, according to Indian media reports. The Hindu newspaper, quoting military sources, said those released included a lieutenant-colonel and three majors. The Indian government has not confirmed the news, nor confirmed that any of its troops were […]

India-China Clash: Two Sides Blame Each Other For Deadly Fighting

China and India have accused each other of provoking fighting in which at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a disputed Himalayan border area. Soldiers reportedly brawled with sticks, bats and bamboo sticks studded with nails in the late-night confrontation in the Ladakh region on Monday, June 15, 2020. However, no shots were fired. […]

New Coronavirus Cases In China, New Zealand Sound Pandemic Alarm

More than two dozen new coronavirus cases in China and the first New Zealand infections in almost a month on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, underlined the immense challenges still ahead in containing the deadly pandemic, even as some EU nations reopened their borders to fellow Europeans. More than eight million people have now been infected […]

Europe Reopen Borders Amid Coronavirus Fears As China Battles New

A raft of EU nations reopened their borders to fellow Europeans on Monday after months of coronavirus curbs. As caseloads have declined in recent weeks across many parts of Europe, governments have been keen to ease painful lockdowns that have saved lives but devastated economies and wearied confined populations. Belgium, France, Germany, Greece and Ukraine […]

COVID-19: Second Wave Fears As China Reports More New Infections

China reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in months on Sunday, June 14, 2020, with parts of Beijing still under lockdown, offering a second wave warning as more European countries prepare to open their borders for travel. The shock resurgence in domestic infections has rattled China, where the disease emerged late last […]

Coronavirus: 268 Nigerians Return From China

Two-hundred and sixty-eight Nigerians have returned to the country from China. They arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Saturday, May 30, 2020. According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, all the returnees will be put on the 14-day quarantine stipulated by Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

Thailand Enters Global Race For Coronavirus Vaccine With Trials On

Thailand is conducting tests on macaque monkeys as it races to produce a cheaper, alternative Coronavirus vaccine. A top Researcher disclosed this on Monday, May 25, 2020, with a relief that the vaccine will be ready by 2021. According to the World Health Organization, more than 100 candidate vaccines are currently in various stages of […]