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AWPD donates items to Police, health facilities

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The Ashiaman Women in Progressive Development (AWPD) has donated sanitary items to three institutions in Mantseman Electoral Area in the Ashaiman Municipality. ...
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)

COVID-19 cases in Ghana climb to 1,671

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Ghana's COVID-19 cases have increased to 1,671 with 121 new cases confirmed, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said Tuesday.   Director-General of the GHS Patrick...
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French parliament green lights lockdown exit plan

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The French National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, on Tuesday evening adopted the government's plan to cautiously and progressively ease anti-coronavirus lockdown starting...
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Kenya’s Harambee spirit helps alleviate suffering amid COVID-19 fight

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Kenya's spirit of Harambee, which means coming together to fundraise to support a particular course, has come in handy during this time of the...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Trump orders c processors to stay open amid COVID-19 outbreak

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered processors of meat and poultry to stay open amid the COVID-19 outbreak, while the country's largest meatpacking...
Navy Destroyer model allegedly attacked off the coast of Yemen in Red Sea

64 sailors test positive for COVID-19 aboard U.S. Navy destroyer

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The number of sailors testing positive for COVID-19 aboard U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS Kidd, rose to 64 as the warship on Tuesday afternoon...
A man wearing a mask is seen in Lisbon, Portugal, on March 10, 2020. Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Tuesday that the Portuguese people must be prepared for the worst-case COVID-19 scenario. As of Tuesday morning, 41 confirmed coronavirus cases had been reported in Portugal. (Photo by Pedro Fiuza/Xinhua)

Return of Portuguese football games depends on health authorities

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The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said on Tuesday that they will respect and wait for the decisions of public health authorities to confirm the...
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2019/2020 French Ligue 1 season abandoned amid COVID-19 pandemic

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday announced that "no sporting events will be allowed to take place until September" amid the ongoing fight...
Chinese Consul General in Cape Town Lin Jing (R), hands over the donation list to Cape Town Executive Mayor Dan Plato, at the Chinese Consulate in Cape Town, South Africa, April 17, 2020. Chinese corporation named Longyuan Mulilo Wind Projects and the local Chinese community on Friday donated cash, food parcels, surgical masks and other medical supplies worth about 1.2 million rand (about 64,000 U.S. dollars) to the residents of the coronavirus-stricken Cape Flats, who rely on food parcels from the city due to an ongoing nationwide lockdown. (Xinhua/Westly Fester)

South African communities receive medical supplies from China amid pandemic

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South Africa's Western Cape on Tuesday received badly-needed medical supplies from China amid the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the province, the epicenter of...
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2019 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more a decade. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. small business loan program faces backlash as not-so-small businesses secure aid

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As small businesses hit by the COVID-19 outbreak scramble to apply for loans under a U.S. government program, a few not-so-small companies have already...
A health worker disinfects tent where people's temperature are checked at China-Uganda Friendship Hospital in Kampala in Uganda, March 27, 2020. Uganda has registered four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 18, according to the ministry of health. (Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba)

Uganda to relax lockdown restrictions after finishing assessment on COVID-19

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday said the country would lift lockdown after the ministry of health concludes a rapid assessment of the prevalence...
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Netflix announces new Michelle Obama documentary “Becoming”

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U.S. online streaming giant Netflix announced Monday that a new documentary about former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will be released globally on the...
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Four Premier League clubs want Sardar Azmoun

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Four Premier League clubs, Leicester City, West Ham United, Mikel Arteta's Arsenal, and Carlo Ancelotti's Everton, are reportedly keen on signing Iranian striker Sardar...
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Kenya lauds World Athletics global fund to bail out athletes

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Kenya's athletes will benefit from a 500,000 U.S. dollar global fund, which World Athletics launched on Tuesday to help athletes with their financial needs...
Thousands of books were on display at the 11th Palestine International Book Fair held at the newly established National Library. (WAFA Images / Hamza Shalash)

Ghana International Book Fair postponed to next year

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The Planning Committee for the Ghana International Book Fair (GIBF) has postponed the 18th edition of the fair from initial date of August 27–30,...
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Technical of GBF commends SSNIT

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Coach Ofori Asare, Technical Director of the Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF) has commended the Social Security And National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) for constructing the...
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Maradona hails move to suspend relegation in Argentinian football

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Football legend Diego Maradona, the manager of struggling Argentinian club Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, has praised a decision to suspend relegation from the...
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Mozambican government says 129 terrorists killed in April operations

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A total of 129 terrorists were killed in the province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique during the current month's operations carried out by the Defense...
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World Athletics to support athletes

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World Athletics - world's athletics controlling body, together with the International Athletics Foundation (IAF), has launched a US$500,000 fund to support professional athletes experiencing...
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COVID-19 cases in Ghana climb to 1,671

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Ghana's COVID-19 cases have increased to 1,671 with 121 new cases confirmed, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said Tuesday. Director-General of the GHS...
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Botswana gets latest donation of COVID-19 testing machine

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International diamonds mining group De Beers has donated a COVID-19 testing machine to Botswana on Tuesday. The machine will help speed up...
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Nigerian president and Trump hold phone conversation over COVID-19

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and the United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday had a phone conversation to discuss the latest developments related to...
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Oxfam donates medical items to Sagnarigu Health Team

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Oxfam in Ghana, an international NGO, has presented medical items to the Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly to support the Municipal...
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Upper East records 10 new COVID-19 cases

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The Upper East Region has recorded ten new COVID-19 cases from three Districts, bringing the total number of cases to 18 and one death. The...
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Tanzanian officers arrested over taking bribes from poachers

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Tanzania's anti-corruption watchdog has arrested eight law enforcement officers for demanding bribe from poachers, an official said on Tuesday. Victor Swella, Morogoro...
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Nigerian university boosts COVID-19 testing capacity in northern state

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Nigeria's Bayero University has established a new COVID-19 molecular laboratory that will increase daily samples test capacity in Kano, a northern state in Nigeria...
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Cameroon begins cleanup of payroll to remove ghost workers

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Cameroon has embarked on a cleanup of the payroll system in order to remove ghost workers, said Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reform...
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70 illegal immigrants nabbed in Zambian operation

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Immigration authorities in Zambia have arrested 70 people for suspected immigration offences, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. The illegal immigrants were nabbed...
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Max International Ghana donates to Ga East Municipal Hospital

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Max International Ghana, producers of wellness and weight-loss supplement and products, on Tuesday, presented some Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and other items to...
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Sunon-Asogli donates PPE to Ho Municipal Hospital

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Sunon-Asogli Power Company, an independent power producer in the country has presented Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Ho Municipal Hospital in the Volta...