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Covid

UN agencies in Uganda issue US$316.4 million emergency appeal for COVID-19 response

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The United Nations agencies in Uganda on Thursday issued a 316.4-million-U.S. dollar emergency appeal to respond to COVID-19 and its impact on the east...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) delivers a statement at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Jan. 8, 2020. Donald Trump said on Wednesday that no U.S. casualties have resulted from Iran's missiles attack against U.S. forces in Iraq on Tuesday, adding that the United States would impose additional sanctions against Tehran. (Xinhua/Hu Yousong)

Washington’s decision to halt funding to WHO unethical, irresponsible – Cuban envoy

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Washington's decision to halt U.S. funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) when the COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping the world is both unethical and...
Cameroon and Chad

More than half of Cameroon’s COVID-19 cases recovered

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More than half of Cameroon's COVID-19 patients have recovered, according to the latest numbers announced Thursday evening by Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute. ...
File photo taken on March 12, 2019 shows operating oil pumps in Luling of Texas, the United States. U.S. oil prices turned negative on April 20, 2020. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery shed more than 300 percent to settle at -37.63 U.S. dollars per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. treasury secretary says considering lending program for oil companies amid COVID-19

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that he is considering the creation of a government lending program for U.S. oil companies to weather...
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U.S. Congress passes COVID-19 relief package to aid small businesses, hospitals

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U.S. Congress on Thursday passed a 484-billion-dollar relief package to boost funding for small businesses, hospitals and virus testing, as the country continues to...
Lockdown

Algeria relaxes lockdown measures on eve of Ramadan

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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Thursday ordered the government to gradually lift the lockdown measures due to an improved COVID-19 situation. In...
South African healthcare workers testing for COVID-19

South Africa sees highest daily surge in COVID-19 cases

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South Africa on Thursday reported 318 more COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest daily surge since the country recorded its first...
Covid-19

COVID-19 cases top 1,000 in Ivory Coast

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Cote d'Ivoire reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the country's total to 1,004, according to Health Minister Eugene Aka Aouele. ...
african grains

Namibia to produce 140,000 tons of grain

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Namibia is expecting an above average grain harvest of 140,000 tons and will continue tapping from partners to avert hunger, the government said Thursday. ...
Lockdown

South African lawmakers concerned about food security amid lockdown

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South African lawmakers on Thursday voiced concern over food security caused by disruption of agricultural value chain due to the Covid-19 lockdown. ...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

UN-Habitat launches COVID-19 response plan for people in informal settlements

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The United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) on Thursday launched an urgent COVID-19 Response Plan for 64 countries focusing on immediate action in poor...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk past electricity pylons as they return from work in Orlando, Soweto township, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

Namibian regulator keeps bulk electricity tariffs unchanged

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Namibia's Electricity Control Board (ECB), Thursday announced that bulk electricity tariffs will remain unchanged for the 2020/21 period. ECB Chief Executive, Foibe...
Ramadan

Ugandan police call for caution in Ramadan season amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Uganda's police chief on Thursday urged the Muslim community in the country to continue adhering to the COVID-19 preventive measures during the Ramadan season. ...
Covid-19

Zambia medical association calls for enhanced protection of health workers amid COVID-19 outbreak

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The Zambia Medical Association (ZMA), the official representative of the medical profession, has urged the government to expedite the purchase of more personal protective...
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Zambia-Congo border market still “alive” amid COVID-19

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Zambia's ministry of health is screening the public travelling to Kasumbalesa, a one-stop border point with the Democratic Republic of Congo to check on...
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge crosses the line during the match of "1:59 challenge" in Vienna, Austria, on Oct. 12, 2019. Eliud Kipchoge completed the "1:59 challenge" successfully in 1h 59m 40.2s. (Xinhua/Guo Chen)

Discipline, focus help Olympic marathon champion Kipchoge remain injury-free

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Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has remained injury-free for almost a decade, a move his physiotherapist Peter Nduhio puts down to discipline. ...
A cleaner works in San Francisco, California, the United States, March 20, 2020. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday evening a statewide stay-at-home order for the most populous U.S. state in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Newsom asked all nearly 40 million Californians to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to head out. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

U.S. House passes COVID-19 relief package to aid small businesses, hospitals, testing

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a 484-billion-dollar relief package to boost funding for small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing, sending the...
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’s daily COVID-19 recoveries surpass infections as it prepares for post-lockdown

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The daily number of patients who recovered from COVID-19 on Thursday surpassed new infections for the first time in Italy since the pandemic began...
Ramadan

Israel allocates US$15 million to aid Arab communities during Ramadan

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Israel will transfer an emergency aid package of 55 million new shekels (about 15.6 million U.S. dollars) to 73 Arab local authorities, the state's...
A soldier is seen on a military vehicle in Rabat, Morocco, on March 22, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in Morocco has risen to 109 as of Sunday evening. Morocco has announced a public health emergency, restricted movements, and suspended private and public means of transport between cities. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)

Morocco imposes month-long curfew as coronavirus cases rise

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Morocco's Interior Ministry on Thursday announced a nationwide curfew for a month, starting Saturday, as the COVID-19 cases rose to 3,568. This...
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Italy’s hard-hit region of Lombardy begins COVID-19 antibody testing

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The Italian region of Lombardy, the part of the country hardest hit by the global coronavirus outbreak, began antibody testing on Thursday as part...
File photo taken on March 12, 2019 shows operating oil pumps in Luling of Texas, the United States. U.S. oil prices turned negative on April 20, 2020. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery shed more than 300 percent to settle at -37.63 U.S. dollars per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. oil jumps nearly 20 percent amid geopolitical concerns

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U.S. oil prices surged nearly 20 percent on Thursday as traders eyed on tensions between the United States and Iran. The West...
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)

Antibody testing suggests 2.7 million in New York state could be infected with coronavirus

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The U.S. state of New York has seen 13.9 percent tested positive in the state's antibody tests, which means around 2.7 million people statewide...
Cyber Security

WHO reports fivefold increase in cyber attacks

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday warned that the number of cyber attacks against it is now more than five times of that...
Libya

Libya to reduce curfew hours in fight against COVID-19

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The UN-backed Libyan government on Thursday decided to reduce the daily curfew time from 24 to 12 hours next week. The new...
Coronavirus Test Kits

Egypt sets daily record with 232 new COVID-19 cases

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Egypt's daily tally of COVID-19 infections set a new record with 232 cases on Thursday, raising the total to 3,891, the Egyptian Health Ministry...
World Bank

Most commodity prices to drop in 2020 amid pandemic

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Most commodity prices are expected to drop in 2020 amid the global economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Bank said Thursday. ...
barrick gold

Gold rises after jobless data

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Thursday as jobless data brought investors to the precious metal...
Smoke rises from Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 28, 2020. The forces of the UN-backed Libyan government said on Friday that the rival east-based army attacked the Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli with heavy shelling. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua)

Fighting around Tripoli, insecurity in Libya trigger food price hikes

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Fighting around Tripoli and insecurity in Libya have triggered food price hikes, prompting the United Nations and its humanitarian partners to renew appeals for...
Coronavirus

Morocco reports 122 new COVID-19 cases

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The Moroccan Health Ministry on Thursday announced 122 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total cases in the country to 3,568. Meanwhile,...