The information below is based on real facts about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and allows you to skip political agendas, scientific beauty contests and other sensationalisations and get to the genuine facts of what is happening and how you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
This page is a daily summary of what we know about the virus from around the world, in relation to how it matters to us as Nigerians, home or abroad.
If I answer that question scientifically I will confuse many. In simple terms COVID-19 is the formal medical name for a type of Coronavirus, which emerged in Wuhan Province of China in late 2019.
There are many Coronaviruses but this new one (COVID-19) is dangerous because it is new and scientists have not had the opportunity to fully understand its behaviour or develop vaccines and medicines for it.
In summary COVID-19 is a virus of the SARS/MERS family that causes upper respiratory challenges in patients and can lead to death, especially where compounded by pre-existing medical conditions or compromised immune systems.