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Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by fergie006: 5:46pm On Feb 11
The World Health Organisation on Tuesday said “Covid-19” would be the new official name for the deadly coronavirus that was first identified in China on December 31.

“We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva, explaining that “co” stood for “corona”, “vi” for “virus” and “d” for “disease”.

Tedros said the name had been chosen to avoid references to a specific geographical location, animal species or group of people in line with international recommendations for naming in order to avoid stigmatisation.

The WHO had earlier given the virus the temporary name of “2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease” and China’s National Health Commission this week said it was temporarily calling it “novel coronavirus pneumonia” or NCP.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXzzKzvCGSc

Speaking on the first day of an international scientific conference in Geneva that will look at possible vaccine options to combat the virus, Tedros also said he saw a “realistic chance” of stopping the outbreak.

“We are not defenceless,” he said.

“We have to use the current window of opportunity to hit hard and stand in unison to fight this virus in every corner. If we don’t we could have far more cases and far higher costs on our hands,” he said.

https://punchng.com/breaking-coronavirus-named-covid-19/

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by Froshloaded(m): 5:46pm On Feb 11
Covid KO
Kofi Kingston ni grin grin

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by Davash222(m): 5:52pm On Feb 11
So, Coronavirus is not the official name
Una just like to the complicate issues for this small world.

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:15pm On Feb 11
We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva, explaining that “co” stood for “corona”, “vi” for “virus” and “d” for “disease”.
Wow!
So they actually did a naming christening/ceremony for this Virus
Dis people sef!!

Wetin MANNABBQGRILLS no go see for inside Grill Fire?

May God continue to protect us , our friends, neighbours and all our family members from this deadly virus.

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by SultanOfPuna: 6:15pm On Feb 11
Instead of WHO to find a Cure
They are doing Naming Ceremony for Virus..
What's next?? Baptism of the Virus?? angry

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by gaetano: 6:16pm On Feb 11
Sounds like a car model
Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by Chevronstaff: 6:16pm On Feb 11
My collegue came up with this concept what if the CORONA VIRUS is more rampant in cold climates than hot ones...because this Nigeria ehn...make I no talk. But think about it, it became popular during this period and the symptoms are similar to cold symptoms....
Corona Virus has spread to Europe, South & East Asia and Australia

Africa is yet to record a single case of Coronavirus.We hope it never gets here

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by revived(m): 6:16pm On Feb 11
Issokay oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo grin grin grin ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy ooooooooooo cool cool oooooooooooooooooooooo

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by NigeriaBam: 6:16pm On Feb 11
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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by mimilogs: 6:17pm On Feb 11
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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by dollarsplenty(m): 6:17pm On Feb 11
Good development in nomenclature of disease for proper disease management.

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by obicoolnino: 6:17pm On Feb 11
God help us all, I don't think our handicap govt can handle it if it comes go naija
Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by tiswell(m): 6:18pm On Feb 11
It doesn't change the fact that it is deadly disease

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by cathodekazim: 6:18pm On Feb 11
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Sign of end time.

I pray this conovirus doesn't get to Nigeria. Cono virus is just like Cattahr, cold and flu. Really scared
Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by hisexcellency34: 6:18pm On Feb 11
See correct packaging
Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by ugolinze123: 6:18pm On Feb 11
But why China no want any help from this guys..or even from the rest of the world
Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by kurupt007(m): 6:18pm On Feb 11
On this Convid-19 thing, there are two things involved; it's either that thing is a laboratory error or it was intentionally scientifically generated, if it's the first one then the journey is still far, but if it's the second, then there are two things involved; it's either the powers that be want to depopulate the entire globe (Thanos Style) acording to the New World Order or some Pharmaceutical company want to cash big when they release the vacinne to cure it which I strongly believe they already have. Either way, wahala dey!

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by TroubleMaker47(m): 6:19pm On Feb 11
We don't need a name!
We need a cure!!!

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by Godpikin4real(f): 6:19pm On Feb 11
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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by Rapmoney(m): 6:19pm On Feb 11
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Wow!
So they actually did a naming ceremony for this Virus
This people sef!!

Wetin @MANNABBQGRILLS no go see for inside Grill Fire?

May God continue to protect us , our friends, neighbours and all our family members from this deadly virus.

Stale and boring.

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by ednut1(m): 6:20pm On Feb 11
End times
Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by Correcto: 6:20pm On Feb 11
Make research on coronavirus first, then come back here to read again
Davash222:
So, Coronavirus is not the official name
Una just like to the complicate issues for this small world.

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by moscobabs(m): 6:20pm On Feb 11
grin oyinbo dey craz, any disease that come from them will get sweet name but if na African disease they will name it one fearful name e.g Ebola

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by OgbanjeProphet: 6:21pm On Feb 11
China will overcome this Covid19.

We stand with China.

Covid19 will soon go the way of SARS.

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by don4real18(m): 6:21pm On Feb 11
Good
Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by kingjrofficial(m): 6:22pm On Feb 11
Instead of them to find the cure to this deadly disease cry dem dey there de modify the name to look scientific ?


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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by YorubaEmir: 6:23pm On Feb 11
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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by Ladycoolbreeze(f): 6:23pm On Feb 11
We need the antidote. Whoever invented the disease should bring the temporary cure now. It's getting out of hand

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by tamonokare: 6:26pm On Feb 11
This guys are funny. What difference will this name change make ?
Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by tamonokare: 6:26pm On Feb 11
Provide cure for it first, you can give any name later.

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Re: Coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ - WHO announces (Video) by emmabest2000(m): 6:26pm On Feb 11
Just to keep proper records

this..too will pass

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