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Serotype X causing high CSM deaths in Upper West

Serotype X; a rare subtype of Nesseria meningitides is said to be responsible for about 70 per cent of the Cerebral Spinal Meningitis (CSM)...

Canada lockdown on Easter Sunday as COVID-19 death toll rises

For the first time in Canada's 152-year history, Easter Sunday, the most important holy day and significant holiday in the mainly Christian country, was...

Maradona urges fans to stay healthy and happy

Diego Maradona has sent words of support to Argentinian football fans longing for a return to action amid the coronavirus pandemic. The...
A pedestrian crosses a road in downtown Kigali, Rwanda, on March 22, 2020. On Saturday, Rwanda announced stricter measures to be implemented for the next two weeks in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, banning unnecessary movements of residents and ordering border closure. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

Rwanda’s workers union warns against unfair job layoffs due to COVID-19 concerns

Rwanda's leading trade union has cautioned employers against unfairly laying off their employees due to COVID-19 concerns, a union official said Sunday. ...
A press conference on COVID-19 is held in Proteria, South Africa, March 9, 2020. South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday announced that four more South Africans have been tested positive for the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

South Africa sees rapid rise in COVID-19 cases

The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in South Africa has risen to 2,173, up 145 from the previously reported cases, Health Minister Zweli...

Major oil producers agree on record cut of output

Saudi Arabia and Russia reached an agreement with other oil producers on Sunday to cut oil output by a record 9.7 million barrels per...
OPEC logo is pictured ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algiers, Algeria September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina/File Photo

Trump hails OPEC+ agreement to cut oil production for saving U.S. energy jobs

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday welcomed a deal to cut oil production reached by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and...
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

COVID-19 cases in U.S. top 550,000

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 550,000 on Sunday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)...

Less festive Easter observed across Europe despite signs of hope in anti-virus battle

Europeans observed a less festive Easter Sunday, as their attention is still grabbed by the coronavirus, which, according to the data from the World...
Former Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron at the wedding of his granddaughter in Jerusalem on March 13, 2016.(Yaacov Cohen/Flash90)

Israel’s former chief rabbi dies of COVID-19

Former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron, died at age of 79 from the COVID-19, Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem said on Sunday. ...

Libya’s UN-backed government forces shoot down aircraft of eastern-based army

Forces of the UN-backed Libyan government on Sunday announced shooting down three aircraft of the rival eastern-based army in south of Misurata city, some...
Mostafa Madbouly

Egypt’s PM expresses condolences to COVID-19 victim’s family

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Sunday expressed condolences to the family of a COVID-19 victim, the Egyptian cabinet said in a statement. ...
Market in Ghana

Bolga New Market to face possible Closure

The Bolgatanga New Market is likely to be closed down soon after a marathon COVID-19 prevention meeting between the Municipal Chief Executive, Joseph Amiyuure...
A staff member sprays sanitizer on a citizen's hands in Khartoum, Sudan, April 2, 2020. Sudan's Health Ministry on Thursday announced a new confirmed COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to eight, said Sudan's Sovereign Council in a statement. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)

Sudan bans inter-city passenger travel amid coronavirus spread

Sudan's government on Sunday decided to ban travel of passenger transport vehicles between the country's cities to stop the coronavirus spread, said Sudan's Sovereign...

U.S. economic recovery from coronavirus could be “long, hard road” – Neel Kashkari

The path of U.S. economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could be a "long, hard road" instead of a "V-shaped" recovery, a senior U.S....
Lenin Moreno

Ecuadorian president, top officials to slash salaries by 50 percent amid COVID-19 economic crunch

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno on Sunday announced he and other senior government officials will take a 50 percent pay cut amid the economic crisis...
Face Mask

U.S. professional costumers turn to mask making amid COVID-19 pandemic

by Julia Pierrepont III As the coronavirus sweeps through the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has...
Social Covid Brotherhood

COVID-19 has taught humanity the value of brotherhood – Catholic Bishops

The Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference, says the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has taught the world the value of brotherhood and the significance of...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

COVID-19 cases in Iran surpass 71,000 as Turkey’s confirmed cases near 57,000

Iran on Sunday reported 1,657 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 71,686 in the country, while Turkey's confirmed cases climbed to 56,956. ...

Portugal likely to suffer “big recession” due to COVID-19 pandemic

Portugal will suffer a "big recession" this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, predicted former state adviser, economist Vitor Bento, Lusa News...

Putin, Trump, King Salman support OPEC+ agreement to reduce oil production

Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud supported the agreement on a phased reduction in...

Iran rail transport risks US$37 million loss by mid-June amid COVID-19 concerns

Passenger and freight rail transport firms could suffer a loss of 37 million U.S. dollars by mid-June due to the spread of novel coronavirus,...
Chinese President Xi Jinping and other high-level officials attended the the G20 Extraordinary Virtual Leaders' Summit on March 26. Photo: Pang Xinglei/Xinhua

G20 finance ministers, central bank governors to hold meeting on April 15

The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors will hold a meeting on April 15, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday. ...

GHACHIFA urges Chinese government to respect the rights Ghanaians

The Ghana China Friendship Association(GHACHIFA), has urged the Chinese government, to heed to the call by Ghana's Minister of Foreign Affairs and regional Integration,...
People walk near the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, March 8, 2020. A total of 6,387 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Italy since the epidemic first broke out here over two weeks ago, the Civil Protection Department said Sunday. In addition, 366 people have died and 622 recovered, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters at a televised press conference. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)

Italy marks lockdown Easter as COVID-19 claims almost 20,000 lives

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 19,899 lives in locked-down Italy since the pandemic first broke out in the country on Feb. 21, according to...

Storms and tornadoes cause damage in southern U.S.

Damaging storms and tornados destroyed homes, toppled trees and knocked out electricity across several areas of U.S. state of Louisiana Sunday morning, local media...

Israel’s total COVID-19 cases exceed 11,000

The number of COVID-19 cases in Israel rose to 11,145, an increase of new daily 402 cases, the state's Ministry of Health said Sunday. ...

COVID-19 cases in Palestine reach 290

Palestine said on Sunday that the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 290. According to Director of Primary...

Use Easter period to pray for an end to pandemic – Bishop Agyenta

Most Reverend Alfred Agyenta, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga, has called on Ghanaians to seek the mercy of God during the Easter...
A view of Jerusalem's Old City | Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli strict anti-coronavirus policies serve to contain epidemic as cases top 10,000

by Keren Setton The death toll of COVID-19 in Israel surpassed 100 over the weekend as the infection cases have topped 10,000....