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Coronavirus Gets New Name From WHO

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Globally dreaded virus, Coronavirus has gotten a new name. The World Health Organization (WHO) officially named the virus COVID-19.

Recall that COVID-19 broke out from Wuhan in China.

 

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the global body, announced the new name at a conference in Geneva on Tuesday, February 11.

 

At the conference, he said that: “C-o stands for corona, v-i stands for virus, d for disease – so, COVID.

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“Under agreed guidelines between WHO, the World Organization for Animal Health and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations we had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease.

 

“Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising.

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“It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.”

 

According to the organization, the word refers to a group of viruses that contains those that cause SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome).

 

At least 43,000 people have been infected around the world with a total number 1,018 already dead since the outbreak.

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Pastor Adeboye Reacts To Death Of UNIBEN Undergraduate Inside RCCG

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has reacted to the rape and murder of Uwa Omozuwa.

Omozuwa, a UNIBEN undergraduate was raped and killed in one of the branches of the RCCG.

Pastor Enoch Adeboye reacted to the murder of the girl on Instagram.

 

He wrote: “All I can do at this time is to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible working with relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to book. I and members of my Family condemn this act strongly and urge everyone to stay calm as we are already looking into the matter and cooperating with the police to establish the facts of the shocking situation. #justiceforuwa”

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The RCCG also released a statement. In it, they explained why Omozuwa was in church during the lockdown, how she was found, and the actions taken after she was found lying in the pool of her blood.

 

Read the full statement below.

 

Pastor EA Adeboye reacts to the rape and murder of UNIBEN student, Uwa Omozuwa, in one of the branches of his church

Pastor EA Adeboye reacts to the rape and murder of UNIBEN student, Uwa Omozuwa, in one of the branches of his church

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See How Nigerians Are Reacting To The Death Of Uwa Vera Omozuwa

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Criticism and condemnation has been the general reaction to the death of the raped and murdered UNIBEN undergraduate, Uwa Vera Omozuwa.

22-year-old Omozuwa was reading in a church when she was attacked.

A few other people have however shared some shocking comments in reaction to the assault.

 

Some men took to Facebook to react to the news of her death by blaming her for going to read in church. Others went as far as defending rapists and claiming that women enjoy rape even when they are crying.

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Below are a few reactions:

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FG Slashes Petrol Pump Price

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has once again slashed the price petroleum products.

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA ) announced the reduction of the pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to N121.50 from N123 per litre.

In a memo titled “A.4/9/017/C.2/IV/701 31“, the PPPRA also disclosed that the ex-depot price band is now N100. 13 and N108. 13 per litre while ex-depot for collection is N108. 78 and N111.78 per litre for the month of June.

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Marketers were directed to comply and operate within the indicative prices. The memo read;

 

“Please recall the recently approved pricing regime which became effective 19th March 2020 and the provision for the establishment of a monthly price band within which Petroleum Marketers are expected to sell PMS at the retail stations.

“After a review of the prevailing market fundamentals in the month of May and considering Marketers’ realistic operating costs, as much as practicable, we wish to advise of a new PMS guiding pump mice with corresponding Ex-Depot price for the month of June, 2020, as follows:

“Price Band: N121. 50 N123. 50/Litre Ex-Depocorresponding. 13 N104. 13/Litre Ex-Depot for Collection: N109. 78 N1 1 1. 78/Litre.”

 

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