Tag Archives: China

TikTok, Other Chinese Social Media Apps Face Ban In The U.S.

The US Government is l’ooking at’ banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, over national security concerns. Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of state suggested the plan during an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday, July 6 after he was asked whether the country should be considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, “especially TikTok.” He…

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Global COVID-19 Death Toll Near 500,000 As Africa Records Highest Daily Infection

According to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 494,337 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of…

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WHO Warns ‘New And Dangerous Phase’ Of Coronavirus As Pandemic Widens

On Friday, the World Health Organization warned of a “new and dangerous phase” of the novel coronavirus pandemic despite the disease’s accelerating spread across the globe. The warning came as it emerged the virus was present in Italy in December, months before its first confirmed cases and about the same time as the disease was…

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Fresh Coronavirus Cases Send Districts Of Beijing Into Lockdown

On Saturday June 13, few districts in Beijing were placed under lockdown after authorities confirmed six new domestic coronavirus cases, fueling fears of a resurgence in local transmission. According to Aljazeera, people were prevented from leaving their homes at 11 residential estates in south Beijing’s Fengtai district after most of the cases were linked to a nearby meat…

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New Study Reveals COVID-19 May Have Emerged In The Summer Of 2019

According to a preliminary study by researchers at Boston University and Harvard, a surge in hospital visits and internet searches related to COVID-19 symptoms from the Chinese city of Wuhan suggests the virus may have been circulating since August 2019. The pandemic, which has been linked to a virus that crossed over from animals to…

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286 Stranded Nigerians Arrive Abuja Airport After Being Evacuated From China

The Federal Government has confirmed the evacuation of 286 Nigerians stranded in China due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The China returnees arrived the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, on Saturday. Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, while announcing the arrival said the returnees would be proceeding on compulsory 14 days isolation. A…

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Over 300 Chinese Nationals Evacuated From Nigeria Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

Over 300 Chinese Nationals have been evacuated from Nigeria due to the lingering Coronavirus pandemic, LIB reports.  The Chinese nationals departed Nigeria via an Air Peace flight on Thursday night, May 28 headed for Shanghai. France, Canada, the UK, and the US are among the countries that have also evacuated their nationals from Nigeria since the pandemic…

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Wuhan Officially Bans Eating Wild Animals After Coronavirus Linked To Wet Markets

As China eases out of its coronavirus crisis, it unveils one of its newest crackdowns in Wuhan; which officially bans residents from eating wild animals. In addition, Chinese farmers are now being paid cash to quit breeding exotic animals. On Wednesday (May 20), officials announced the ban in the city of Wuhan, which holds about…

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