Trump angers China by warning US may seek damages over virus

US President Donald Trump suggested he may seek damages from China over the coronavirus pandemic which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan and spread around the world, prompting a furious response from Beijing on Tuesday.Beijing and Washington have clashed repeatedly over the outbreak as tensions have soared between the world’s two biggest economic powers.“We[...]

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Over 200 Cuban health experts arrive South Africa to aid coronavirus fight

More than 200 Cuban doctors and health workers arrived in South Africa on Monday to help the fight against coronavirus, the presidency said. South Africa has the highest number of coronavirus cases on the continent with 4,546 infections, of which 87 have been fatal.The delegation was met by a group of South African ministers as[...]

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Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for US president

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has endorsed Joe Biden for US president in a video statement released Monday.“Today I am proud to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States because he will be an extraordinary president,” the speaker of the House of Representatives said in the pre-recorded message.Pelosi[...]

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COVID-19: Children return to school in China, Norway

Children in China’s two most important cities went back to school Monday after more than three months at home, as coronavirus restrictions eased and governments around the world began charting a path out of the pandemic lockdown.Europe’s four worst-affected countries all reported marked drops in their daily death tolls, offering hope that the outbreak may[...]

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COVID-19 could create ‘human rights disaster’ – UN

The UN rights chief warned Monday that countries flouting the rule of law in the name of fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic risk sparking a “human rights disaster”.United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on countries to refrain from violating fundamental rights “under the guise of exceptional or emergency measures.”“Emergency powers should[...]

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Kaduna government to enforce the use of face masks

The Kaduna State Government says, wearing of face masks will be enforced as a critical public health measure, to reduce the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is contained in a statement signed by Muyiwa Adekeye, the Senior Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communications, in Kaduna.According to the statement, all persons who venture out[...]

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Lebanon bank bombed amid economic crisis

Assailants lobbed an explosive device at a bank in Lebanon Saturday, in the latest attack on financial institutions in a country facing its worst economic crisis in decades.The official National News Agency said the night-time assault targeted a branch of Fransabank in the southern port city of Sidon, damaging its glass facade.There were no immediate[...]

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No evidence COVID-19 survivors can’t be reinfected – WHO

The global death toll in the novel coronavirus pandemic soared past the grim 200,000 milestone on Sunday, as the World Health Organization warned against “immunity passports” for recovered patients, seen as a possible tool for countries preparing to re-open their economies.The WHO opposes such “passports” because recovery from the virus might not protect a person[...]

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Kano loses 12 prominent persons in 10 hours

Kano State has continued to witness a rise in unusual deaths as over 12 persons were confirmed dead on Saturday. The deceased include professors, a newspaper editor, and other professionals.They were buried at different cemeteries within and outside the metropolis.Within the past eight days of lockdown in the state, no fewer than 20 persons have[...]

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US records 2,494 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

The United States recorded 2,494 more coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, according to figures reported Saturday night by Johns Hopkins University.The country now has an overall death toll of 53,511, with 936,293 confirmed infections, according to a tally by the Baltimore-based university at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday). The United States is by[...]

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COVID-19: I will not totally lockdown Ebonyi – Gov. Umahi

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi says he will not totally lockdown the state even as the cases of Coronavirus pandemic increased in the country.Recall that the state is currently experiencing a dusk to dawn curfew ordered by the governor to check the spread of COVID-19.Umahi, who made the declaration on Sunday in Abakaliki, said he[...]

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Italy’s Conte vows to reopen schools in September

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte vowed Sunday to reopen schools by September and allow many businesses to resume in a week’s time as the country emerges from a near-total shutdown.Conte told La Repubblica newspaper that he will spell out the full details of how Italy will ease its way out of the world’s longest active[...]

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British PM to return to work on Monday as COVID-19 deaths pass 20,000

British PM to return to work on Monday as COVID-19 deaths pass 20,000 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will return to work on Monday after recovering from the novel coronavirus, a government spokesperson confirmed to dpa. He has been recuperating at Chequers, the prime minister’s residence outside London, after he was released from hospital on[...]

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