Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Associated Press

Coronavirus crosses into new territory

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/25/20, 10:24 am

The viral outbreak on Tuesday surfaced in Croatia and Austria as global numbers continued to rise. More than 80,000 people have contracted coronavirus around the world, mostly in China. Authorities in the Canary Islands on Tuesday quarantined about 1,000 guests in a hotel on Tenerife after confirming the disease had infected an Italian man staying there.

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Former Egyptian leader Mubarak dies

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/25/20, 10:18 am

Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for three decades before Egyptians overthrew him in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, has died. He was 91. Egyptian state television confirmed Mubarak died at a hospital in Cairo, where he underwent surgery on Jan. 23.

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Iran battles coronavirus

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/24/20, 11:31 am

Iranian authorities are contradicting each other on just how much the coronavirus outbreak has grown. Officials in the hardest-hit city of Qom on Monday reported 50 people had died of the disease since Feb. 13. But Iranian Health Ministry spokesman Iraj Harirchi insisted the death toll stood at 12 people nationwide, with 61 confirmed cases. He said Qom officials might have mixed in some flu-related deaths in their count.

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