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COVID-10: NIB directs private schools to engage PTAs on alternative teaching methods

All private schools are being requested to properly engage with their Parents Teacher Associations (PTAs) to address concerns of parents on alternative methods of...

Tema Lions Club fumigates Tema Polyclinic

The Lions Club, an International humanitarian service Organisation, has fumigated the Tema Polyclinic to rid it common bugs and curtail the spread of Covid-19. The...
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Rwanda trying to mobilize resources to revive economy from COVID-19 impact

Rwanda is trying to mobilize resources to revive the economy from the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic that has put economic activities in the...

Rwanda calls for regional cooperation to deal with cross-border activities amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Monday that the East African Community (EAC) countries need to sustain efforts to promote cooperation and harmonization of certain...
Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield attends a press conference on the COVID-19 at the White House in Washington D.C. March 9, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that his administration will ask Congress to approve a possible payroll tax cut and provide "very substantial relief" for hourly workers and industries hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. begins to reopen economy, impact on November elections unknown

This week will see many U.S. states re-open their economies after the historic COVID-19 lockdown has ravaged the U.S. economy and caused millions of...
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)

New York state to extend shutdown order for regions severely impacted by COVID-19

Governor of the U.S. state of New York Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he would extend the PAUSE order in hard-hit regions amid the...
Ray Dalio, founder and co-chairman of hedge fund behemoth Bridgewater Associates, speaks at an evening event held by National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in New York, the United States, Nov. 14, 2019. The United States and China should cope with frictions on various fronts with mutual understanding, and build a win-win relationship by seeing things through each other's eyes, a U.S. hedge fund manager has said here. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. billionaire Ray Dalio calls America’s jarring inequality “national emergency”

Ray Dalio, a U.S.billionaire, recently said that America's jarring inequality is a "national emergency," according to a Business Insider report on Monday. ...
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 continued surge in COVID-19 cases

South Africa reported 247 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths in the past 24 hours, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said Monday. ...
Brazilian retired football player Ronaldinho arrives at a hotel in Asuncion where he and his brother will serve house arrest after a judge ordered their release from jail on April 7, 2020. - A judge in Paraguay ordered the release of Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis into house arrest after the siblings spent almost exactly a month in jail awaiting trial on charges of using false passports to enter Paraguay. Lawyers for the men posted bail of $1.6 million. (Photo by Norberto DUARTE / AFP)

Ronaldinho describes prison time as “hard knock”

Brazilian football great Ronaldinho has described his time in a Paraguayan prison as a "hard knock" and says he wants nothing more than to...
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Ghana FA holds virtual meetings to discuss COVID-19 impact on members

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Monday said that it has commenced virtual engagements with its various members following the two-week extension of the...
Barbara Ferrer, director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, speaks at a roundtable about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Los Angeles, the United States, Feb. 24, 2020. Los Angeles County officials on Monday expressed solidarity with China in fighting against the novel coronavirus. (Xinhua/Li Ying)

COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles surpass 20,000

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County surpassed the 20,000 mark, officials said on Monday. The authority announced...

COVID-19 cases in Guinea-Bissau rise to 74, with 20 new cases

Guinea-Bissau reported on Monday 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 74,...

Botswana to extend national lockdown to contain COVID-19

Botswanan President Mokgweetsi Masisi has announced that the current national lockdown will be extended for another week as the country continues its efforts to...
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South African president underscores plight of vulnerable under COVID-19 pandemic

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday marked the country's Freedom Day by underscoring the plight of the vulnerable under COVID-19 pandemic. "This Freedom...
The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues

Botswana anti-poaching remains unyielding over the lockdown

Authorities in Botswana have announced intentions to continue immense anti-poaching measures during the COVID-19 lockdown. Oduetse Koboto, Acting Permanent Secretary on Monday...

Mozambique’s main opposition party suggests extension of State of Emergency

The main opposition party in Mozambique Renamo on Monday called on the government to extend the State of Emergency as a way to prevent...
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Fire breaks out in fuel station in Nigeria’s economic hub

Authorities in Lagos,Nigeria's economic hub,said on Monday that a filling station belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) located within Ogba area of...
African Union headquarters

AU urges sustained efforts against malaria in light of COVID-19

The African Union (AU) has urged governments and people on the continent to remain committed to ending malaria in Africa, especially in light of...
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South Sudan former warring parties agree on naming state governors

South Sudan on Monday said an agreement was reached with the main opposition group, Sudan People's Liberation Movement-In-Opposition (SPLM-IO) on the appointment of state...
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Nigeria’s northern state investigates alleged “mysterious” deaths

Senior officials of Kano state in northern Nigeria said Monday investigation is already ongoing on media reports of recent "mysterious deaths" in the state. ...

Argentina aborts football season, suspends relegation

The remainder of the Argentinian football season has been canceled amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the head of the country's football association said on...

Oil prices slump amid mounting storage fears

Oil prices suffered heavy losses on Monday amid fears over a growing scarcity of oil storage space as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO appeals for aggressive measures as European nations see silver linings in combating COVID-19

As more European nations are pondering next steps to ease restriction amid encouraging news, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that the...
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk on a street in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late Monday that the whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown from Tuesday until April 3. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

Italy’s “prudent” second-phase quarantine rules balance economy, health

Nearly 50 days after he announced Europe's first peacetime national lockdown to confront the coronavirus, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte revealed the first major...
A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Nov. 4, 2019. U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.75 points, or 0.42 percent, to 27,462.11. The S&P 500 rallied 11.36 points, or 0.37 percent, to 3,078.27. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 46.80 points, or 0.56 percent, to 8,433.20. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Global COVID-19 cases top 3 million, U.S. economic outlook darkens

Global COVID-19 cases crossed the 3 million mark Monday, with nearly one-third of them in the United States as business economists' outlook about the...

Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 31,933

The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent has reached 1,423 as the number of confirmed positive cases reached 31,933...
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South African welcomes Cuban medical specialists deployed to curb COVID-19

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday welcomed 217 Cuban medical professionals who have been deployed to the country to combat the spread of...

Equatorial Guinean envoy commends China’s COVID-19 response

Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to China German Ekua Sima Abaga has spoken highly of China's efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. In an...
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COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rise by 91 to 1,273

The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased by 91 to reach 1,273, according to the latest figures from the health authorities late on Sunday. ...

Assemblymember sensitizes communities on COVID-19

Madam Celina Avevor, the Assembly Member for Kutunse Electoral Area in the Ga West Municipality has called on parents to ensure that their adolescent...