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Coronavirus disease gets new name

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has on Tuesday named coronavirus, “Covid-19”.

Okay.ng understands that the agency announced the new name through its official handle (@WHO) on Twitter.

The tweet reads: “we now have a name for 2019nCov disease.

“The new name is COVID-19.

“The CO stands for corona, the VI for virus and the D for disease.”

According to the Chinese government, a total of 42,638 cases have been confirmed and 1,016 people have died in the country.

The outbreak has also spread to 28 countries so far.




COVID-19 in Nigeria

Confirmed
276
Deaths
6
Recovered
44
Active
226
Last updated: April 9, 2020 - 2:19 pm (+01:00)
More details at okay.ng/covid-19-live/


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Damilola A.

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