Onize Ohikere

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

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American dies from coronavirus

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/10/20, 12:05 pm

At least 27 foreigners in China have contracted the coronavirus. A U.S. citizen in the country died of the disease on Thursday, and a Japanese national also has died, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Monday. The rapidly spreading outbreak has resulted in more than 40,600 recorded cases globally and has killed more than 900 people.

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Thailand recovers from mass shooting

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/10/20, 10:16 am

Thai authorities on Monday started releasing bodies to families after a soldier killed 29 people in a shooting rampage. Many of the 58 injured are still in the hospital. On Sunday, close to a thousand people gathered with candles as Buddhist priests led prayers for the dead at the Terminal 21 Korat mall, the site of Saturday’s attack.

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Whistleblower dies from coronavirus

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/07/20, 12:12 pm

In December, China reprimanded Li Wenliang and seven other doctors for warning friends on social media about the growing threat of the new coronavirus. On Friday, Li died of the virus at the Wuhan Central Hospital, where he worked as an ophthalmologist. He was 34.

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