Onize Ohikere

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

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Americans test positive for coronavirus

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/17/20, 10:15 am

Two charter flights with more than 300 Americans from a quarantined Japanese cruise ship landed at military bases in California and Texas on Monday. Fourteen of the passengers have already tested positive for the coronavirus. The tourists from the Diamond Princess cruise ship will remain under quarantine at the bases for 14 days.

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Hope for peace rekindles in Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/14/20, 11:41 am

The United States and the Taliban are expected to announce a roadmap for peace talks Friday after agreeing to a seven-day reduction in violence. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper met Friday in Munich with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani about the next steps to end the country’s 18-year war and withdraw thousands of American troops.

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Coronavirus hits health workers

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/14/20, 11:28 am

More than 1,700 Chinese medical workers have caught the new coronavirus while scrambling to contain the outbreak. Six of the workers have died from the viral pneumonia, Zeng Yixin, vice director of China’s National Health Commission, said on Friday. The commission has issued new guidelines for medical institutions to help prevent and control infection, he said. Nearly 65,000 people have been infected globally, and the death toll stands at more than 1,300.

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