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Wearing of the mandatory nose masks on the decline

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Most residents in the Accra and the Madina municipality, have stopped wearing the mandatory nose masks, a measure to curb the spread of the...
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Trump, Biden attack each other in dueling town halls over coronavirus, other issues

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden held competing town halls at the same time on Thursday night via different TV...
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Sri Lanka introduces jail terms, fines to prevent coronavirus spread

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Sri Lanka has introduced jail terms and fines for those failing to follow health measures aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus, officials...
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Italy’s daily coronavirus count breaks new record with 8,804 cases

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Italy's daily statistics on novel coronavirus infections broke records for the second day in a row on Thursday, as 8,804 cases were reported. This was...
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MP Commissions Borehole for Sekunde community

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Mr Kennedy Osei Nyarko, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Akyem Swedru Constituency, has commissioned a mechanised borehole for Sekunde in the Domeabra electoral...
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Residents in Koforidua have stopped wearing the mandatory nose masks

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Residents in Koforidua, in the New Juaben South Municipality, have stopped wearing the mandatory face and nose masks, a measure to curb the spread...
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China’s Qingdao city to test entire population for coronavirus

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The Chinese city of Qingdao is planning to test its entire population of more than nine million people for the novel coronavirus in five...
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Polio vaccine is free from coronavirus, avail children of the vaccination – Health Director...

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Mr Kwadwo Owusu Ansah, the Director of Health Service in the Asene Manso Akroso District has stated that, "polio vaccine is not infected with...
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New Zealand says it has ‘squashed’ Covid-19, again

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New Zealand has “squashed” coronavirus once again and now has no active community cases of Covid-19, Health Minister Chris Hipkins announced on Wednesday. The country...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Venezuela to take part in clinical trials of Russian Covid-19 vaccine

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Venezuela will be the first country in the Western Hemisphere to participate in phase 3 clinical trials of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against...
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Rural Banking sector survived coronavirus

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Mr Kojo Mattah, Managing Director of the Apex Bank of the Association of Rural Banks (ARB) has said despite the growth of rural banking...
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“I have been truthful to Ghanaians”- President

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has said he has been truthful to Ghanaians in delivering on his 2016 Campaign Promises and thus deserves another term...
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)

More UK cities face lockdown as coronavirus cases continue to rise

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The British government announced Friday that more cities will go into local lockdown as part of its efforts to curb the sharp rise...
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Covid-19 : NSA meets with heads of Contact sports after President lifts restrictions

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Professor Peter Twumasi the Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), has engaged the heads of contact sporting federations, in the wake of...
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UK PM unveils new restrictions to curb rising coronavirus infections

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced new restrictive measures to tackle a sharp rise in the country's coronavirus cases. "I...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Australian birth rate set to fall amid coronavirus recession: report

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Australia is facing a newborn deficit that could exacerbate the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis, a study has found. The report,...
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Coronavirus pushes 12-year-old Walewale girl into Kayaye

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A 12-year-old head Potter, Ms Sumaiya Ibrahim, has appealed to individuals and organisations for assistance when schools re-open in January 2021, after the COVID-19...
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Trump expects coronavirus vaccine to be available for “every American” by April

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States would produce enough coronavirus vaccine doses for "every American" by April 2021. ...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Second wave of coronavirus coming to UK, PM warns

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday warned that a second wave of COVID-19 in Britain is "coming in", and his government may...
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 26, 2020, to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

UK PM considering national restrictions to contain coronavirus spikes: report

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering the introduction of new national restrictions as his country is struggling to get a handle on...
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UAE grants urgent use of China-developed coronavirus vaccine

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved a China-developed COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, six weeks after human trials in the Gulf Arab state...
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Australia posts surprise fall in unemployment despite strict coronavirus lockdown

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Australia's unemployment rate has posted a surprise fall despite strict lockdown measures in the nation's second biggest state. According to data...
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Ghana’s economy contracts 3.2 per cent in Q2 2020 due to coronavirus

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Ghana’s year-on-year economic growth rate contracted 3.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 compared to 5.7 per cent for the same period...
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Experts compare Covid-19 with previous national crises

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Already, Covid-19 has killed more people than World War I and Vietnam - combined. Coronavirus has pushed the unemployment rate to levels not seen...
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Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy crush Covid-19 in a heated lyrical battle

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The highly anticipated Asaase Sound Clash took center stage on Saturday with thrills from two of Ghana's biggest artistes, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. ...
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing as National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Attorney General William Barr stand by at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

New Jersey governor says he would’ve shut state earlier if Trump not downplay coronavirus...

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Phil Murphy, governor of eastern U.S. state New Jersey said Wednesday he would have shut the state down earlier to curb the spread of...
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Under fire, Trump defends his remarks about downplaying coronavirus threat

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U.S. President Donald Trump defended on Wednesday his remarks in an earlier interview that he wanted to downplay the coronavirus threat to the U.S....
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Number of kids testing positive for coronavirus jumps in U.S. Florida since schools reopen

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The number of children testing positive for COVID-19 has surged 34 percent in Florida since schools across the southeastern U.S. state started to reopen...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Over 2,100 students, staff with University of Tennessee quarantined over coronavirus

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More than 2,100 students and staff with the University of Tennessee are currently quarantined or isolated as the coronavirus pandemic surges on its...
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (R) and Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (L) arrive to speak to the media prior to a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 12 March 2020. Morrison announced an economic stimulus package, worth 17.6 billion Australian dollar (around 11.4 billion US dollar) for the fiscal year, to keep the Australian economy from entering into a recession due to the coronavirus epidemic. EPA/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Infrastructure to be Australia’s economic “savior” from coronavirus recession: deputy PM

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Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has flagged a "significant" infrastructure investment to boost the nation's economic recovery from COVID-19. McCormack, who...