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Another disease outbreak surfaced in China, called Hantavirus just as the world continue to combat the deadly coronavirus.

Hantavirus is a previously known family of viruses and is spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied disease syndromes in people but the cases of person-to-person transmission are rare.

A person from China’s Yunnan Province, who tested positive for hantavirus, died on a chartered bus on Monday, according to a by the Global Times. The also added that 32 other passengers of the bus were also tested.

The news, which was reported on Tuesday, has gone viral on social media amid the scare of coronavirus pandemic with thousands of tweets about it but not all of it is .

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Hantavirus is a previously known family of viruses and is spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied disease syndromes in people but the cases of person-to-person transmission are rare, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“In Chile and Argentina, rare cases of person-to-person transmission have occurred among close contacts of a person who was ill with a type of hantavirus called Andes virus,” says CDC.

In most cases, hantavirus is spread when virus-containing particles from rodent urine, droppings, or saliva are stirred into the air, according to CDC.

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The coronavirus outbreak has fuelled fake news due to the huge number of people it has affected. From fake DIY detection tests to herbal remedies for curing the novel virus, social media platforms are being flooded with misinformation but it’s important to stay informed and rely on credible sources of information at this time. Follow our Live Discourse for the latest updates on COVID-19.

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More than 377,000 people have been infected by the coronavirus across the world and 16,500 have died due to novel coronavirus and hundreds of cities have imposed strict lockdowns to try to contain the outbreak.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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More troubles for Akeredolu as Ondo workers set for showdown, threaten strike

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All seems not too well with the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led government in Ondo State following the threat by workers to embark on strike.

The civil servants in a letter addressed to the governor gave him 5 days ultimatum to shut down the state if their demands were not met.

DAILY POST gathered that the workers across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state are demanding for the payment of their outstanding salaries, leave bonuses among other entitlements pending over the years.

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The workers under the Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, in a letter dated 10th July, 2020, gave Akeredolu till Wednesday, 15 July, 2020 to call for negotiations or they will down tools.

The agitation was contained in a letter to the governor and jointly signed by the state Chairman of JNC, Comrade Oluwaniyi Fabunmi and the State Secretary, Comrade Kehinde Olomiye.

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JNC is an umbrella body of all the labour unions in the public service and comprises affiliates of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress.

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Okada rider allegedly shot dead by police officer for not wearing a face mask in Imo (graphic)

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A yet-to-be-identified motorcycle rider was shot dead allegedly by a police officer around Banana junction in Orlu, Imo state today July 9.

 

According to reports, the policeman had stopped the motorcycle rider for not wearing a face mask. An altercation ensued between both men after the Okada man allegedly refused to give a N50 bribe.

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The area is currently in Chaos as residents are demanding justice for the deceased Okada rider. The spokesperson of the state police command is yet to comment on the incident.

 

See graphic photos from the incident below

Okada rider allegedly shot dead by police officer for not wearing a face mask in Imo (graphic)Okada rider allegedly shot dead by police officer for not wearing a face mask in Imo (graphic)Okada rider allegedly shot dead by police officer for not wearing a face mask in Imo (graphic)

Watch a video from the scene of the incident below

 

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