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Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

U.S. decision to quit WHO sparks outrage among experts worldwide

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Washington's decision to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO) has drawn the ire of academics and observers around the world,...
Health workers fumigate a market in Kampala, capital of Uganda, April, 17, 2020. Ugandan government on Friday started fumigating areas around city markets as well as distribution of mosquito nets to vendors sleeping in those areas. (Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba)

Uganda’s economic outlook remains grim as COVID-19 cases increase

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Uganda's economy is projected to grow between 0.4 percent and 1.7 percent this year compared to 5.6 percent in 2019, a new report by...
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COVID-19 Cases in Africa Rising Sharply

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Infections now surpass a half million while the United States formally breaks with the World Health Organization (WHO) Concerns are mounting across the African continent...
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Nigeria reverses school resumption as COVID-19 cases top 30,000

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by Olatunji Saliu The Nigerian government has said it considers the reopening of schools unsafe for now, as the number of COVID-19...
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COVID-19 cases in Uganda cross 1,000 mark

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Uganda's ministry of health on Thursday reported 23 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of registered cases in the country to 1,000. ...
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Zimbabwe records 98 new COVID-19 cases as total hits 885

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Zimbabwe registered 98 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the country's tally to 885. Of the total, 51 are citizens who...
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Teacher union in Ghana wants schools closed down

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A Ghanaian teacher union, the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), has urged the government to close down schools following the spread of COVID-19...
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Global COVID-19 cases top 12 million

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Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 12,012,000 on Wednesday night, passing the 12 million mark, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)...
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Government will ensure that campuses remain safest place for students

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In spite of the outbreak of cases of COVID-19 in some senior high schools (SHSs) in the country, government has given the assurance that...
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U.S. begins to withdraw from WHO amid mounting criticisms, surging COVID-19 cases

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The United States has officially moved to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO) as its national count of COVID-19 cases is approaching 3...
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Egypt confirms 1,057 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 77,279

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Egypt confirmed on Tuesday 1,057 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total cases registered in the country to 77,279, said Egyptian Health Ministry. ...
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228 new COVID-19 cases reported in Morocco, 14,607 in total

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A total of 228 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Morocco on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 14,607. The...
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Kenya’s plan to resume learning in limbo amid spike in COVID-19 cases

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Kenya's quest to resume formal learning suffered new headwinds on Tuesday when the government pushed it to next year amid worry over rising...
Photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows a seaside road amid curfew in Dakar, Senegal. Monday night, during his speech to the Nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday across the national territory, along with a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Tuesday that seven new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected across Senegal, bringing the total number to 86 cases. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

Senegal reports 69 new COVID-19 cases as negotiations with EU on airspace reopening start

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Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action reported this Tuesday 69 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 7,547...
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Zambia sees surge in COVID-19 cases, deaths

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Zambia reported 324 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths in the last 11 days, its health ministry said on Tuesday. This brings...
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Ghana records highest daily rise as COVID-19 cases exceed 21,000

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The number of COVID-19 cases has increased to 21,077, with a record 992 new infections confirmed late Monday, said the Ghana Health Service (GHS). ...
Citizens line up outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2, 2020. The spread of COVID-19 continued unabated in South Africa on Thursday, with 82 new cases reported, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.

South Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 200,000

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South Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases have breached the 200,000 mark, recording a cumulative total of 205,721, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced late Monday night. ...
Police patrols are seen outside public housing towers in North Melbourne, Australia, 05 July 2020. Police are enforcing a lockdown at public housing towers in Melbourne after Victoria recorded over 100 new coronavirus cases. EPA/DANIEL POCKETT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Spike in Australian COVID-19 cases “deeply concerning”

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Australia has recorded almost 200 new cases of coronavirus in a single day. Authorities in Victoria on Tuesday announced that there had...
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COVID-19: Ghana records nearly 1,000 new infections

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Ghana's COVID-19 cases have risen to hit 21,077 after the Ghana Health Service confirmed 992 new infections across the country. The country's health management body...
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U.S. FDA chief declines to back Trump’s “harmless” COVID-19 claim

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn declined on Sunday to back U.S. President Trump's claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases...
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Coronavirus nudges U.S. hospitals to brink

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After lockdown measures were eased in some states, the United States is struggling to respond to the devastation wrought by COVID-19 even harder. Although...
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Ghana records over 20,000 COVID-19 cases

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Ghana has recorded 697 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total case count to 20,085 with 14,870 recoveries and 122 deaths as at July...
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South Africa reports record daily surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases

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South Africa reported 10,853 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day surge since the outbreak, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO reports record single-day surge in global COVID-19 cases

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday reported 212,326 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase since COVID-19 broke...
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Florida, Texas report record daily surges in COVID-19 cases, much of U.S. scales back...

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Two U.S. states of Florida and Texas reported new single-day records in new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and concerns about infection spikes in other...
A baker prepares bread dough in a bakery in Tripoli, Libya, on March 16, 2020. The UN-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on March 14 declared the state of emergency over the possible coronavirus outbreak in the country. Confirming that no coronavirus infections have been detected in the country so far, Serraj said his government is committed to applying the World Health Organization's Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan against the virus. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua)

Libya reports 71 new COVID-19 cases, 989 in total

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Libya's National Center for Disease Control on Sunday reported a record daily increase of 71 COVID-19 cases, taking the nationwide tally to 989. ...
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Egypt records 1,324 new COVID-19 cases, 74,035 in total

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Egypt reported on Saturday 1,324 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total cases in the country to 74,035, said the Health Ministry. According...
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Morocco reports 534 new COVID-19 cases, 13,822 in total

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Morocco registered 534 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the tally of infections in the North African country to 13,822, the Ministry of...
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Western North Region records 25 new COVID-19 cases

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The Western North Region has recorded 25 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 127, with 82 recovered and discharged,...
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Ghana’s COVID-19 cases pass 19,000

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The number of the COVID-19 cases in Ghana has increased to 19,388, following the confirmation of 758 more infections, according to the latest data...