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The streets are seen near the European Union headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2020. The cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Europe exceeded 200,000 as of Tuesday evening. The hardest hit countries remained to be Italy, Spain, Germany and France, with over 150,000 cases in combination. (Photo by Riccardo Pareggiani/Xinhua)

Coronavirus infections remain high in Germany amid third wave

Health authorities in Germany have reported 23,804 new coronavirus infections and 219 new deaths to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control within...
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Over 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Nigeria

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More than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Nigeria since the country launched its vaccination program in March, the country's...
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Internet-based research advised in Botswana amid COVID-19

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Health authorities in Botswana on Wednesday have suspended research permits for studies conducted by physical interactions due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. ...
Locals wear face masks as a preventive measure against coronavirus, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 20, 2020. Tanzanian health authorities on Monday announced 84 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in three days, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 254 from 170 reported on Friday last week. (Xinhua)

Tanzanian health authorities refute reports on outbreak of strange disease

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Tanzanian health authorities on Sunday refuted local media reports on an outbreak of a strange disease in the country's southern highlands that has already...
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Health authorities losing grip of pandemic in several German cities

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Local health authorities are struggling to keep up with coronavirus outbreaks in a number of German cities as rising infections rates make track-and-trace strategies...
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New Jersey doing contact tracing on 200 people from Trump event

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Health authorities in New Jersey were given a list of 206 individuals who attended events with President Donald Trump the day he tested positive...
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Mauritania reports daily record of 156 new COVID-19 cases

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Mauritanian health authorities reported on Thursday a daily record of 156 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total to 1,439. ...
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 trains Cameroonian medical workers to support COVID-19 fight

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World Health Organization (WHO) in Cameroon on Monday began a five-day capacity building traing for some health authorities in a bid to support the...
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Film and TV productions in California permitted to resume from June 12

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has given green light to the resumption of Hollywood film and television productions starting June 12, under guidelines from public...
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Number of COVID-19 cases in Mozambique passes 300

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Mozambique on Tuesday registered 53 new cases of COVID-19, the highest increase in a single day since the country had its first case on...
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Mozambique registers 10 more positive cases of COVID-19

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Mozambique registered 10 more COVID-19 positive cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people infected with the novel coronavirus to...
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Mauritania’s COVID-19 cases rise to 292

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Mauritanian health authorities reported on Wednesday 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bring the total number to 292 in the West African country. ...
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Mozambican cities dismantle disinfection tunnels following recommendation from health authorities

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The west-central city of Tete, Mozambique announced on Tuesday that it dismantled two disinfection tunnels previously installed as a measure to contain the spread...
Family members of a person that died of COVID-19 converse with health workers during a burial ceremony, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, May 8, 2020. Somali health ministry on Sunday confirmed 57 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total infections to 1,054. Fawziya Abikar, health minister said three people succumbed to the deadly respiratory disease, raising the death toll to 51. (Xinhua/Hassan Bashi)

Mali’s COVID-19 cases rise to 1,116 as 39 more test postive

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Mali's health authorities reported 39 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections to 1,116 in the country. ...
Hand washing devices are seen at a market in Bamako, Mali, on April 3, 2020. In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country, Malian government has installed hand-washing kits in public places for people to wash their hands regularly. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

Mali reports 18 new cases of COVID-19 as tally rises to 1,077

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Mali's health authorities reported 18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 1,077 in the country. ...
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Mauritania reports 32 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

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Mauritanian health authorities on Thursday reported 32 more confirmed cases of COVID-19, bring the country's total number to 173. According to Sidi...
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Tanzanian president urges public to stop fearing COVID-19 pandemic

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Sunday urged members of the public to stop fearing the COVID-19 pandemic but he said they should continue observing...
Hand washing devices are seen at a market in Bamako, Mali, on April 3, 2020. In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country, Malian government has installed hand-washing kits in public places for people to wash their hands regularly. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

COVID-19 cases in Mali reach 806, with 27 new cases

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Mali's health authorities reported on Friday 27 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 806 in the country. According...
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Zambia to close key border after surge in COVID-19 cases

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Zambia will close a key border in the north from Monday following a surge in COVID-19 cases, health authorities said Sunday. Zambia...
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COVID-19 cases in Sierra Leone rise to 225

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Sierra Leone's number of COVID-19 cases has increased to 225, with the highest daily rise of 26 cases recorded on Wednesday, according to...
Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania's Minister of Health addresses journalists in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, March 16, 2020. Tanzania confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on Monday, according to the country's Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children. (Xinhua)

Tanzania suspends laboratory chief over COVID-19 test results

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Tanzanian health authorities on Monday suspended the director of the national health laboratory, Nyambura Moremi, and the quality assurance manager Jacob Lusekelo over allegedly...
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Nigeria reports 220 new COVID-19 cases

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Health authorities in Nigeria on late Saturday reported 220 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total infections to 2,388. In the latest update, the...
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Liberia’s COVID-19 cases rise to 152

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Liberia on Friday recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally to 152, according to the country's health authorities. The West...
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...
Hand washing devices are seen at a market in Bamako, Mali, on April 3, 2020. In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country, Malian government has installed hand-washing kits in public places for people to wash their hands regularly. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

Mali reports 45 more cases of COVID-19

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Mali's health authorities reported on Saturday 45 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 370 in the country. ...
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Nigeria reports 91 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

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Nigeria's health authorities on Wednesday night reported 91 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 873 in the...
Thomas Mueller (L, front) of Bayern Munich vies with Felix Klaus (R, front) of Wolfsburg during a German Bundesliga match in Munich, Germany, Dec. 21, 2019. (Photo by Philippe Ruiz/Xinhua)

German football waits for Chancellor Merkel raising her thumbs up

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By Oliver Trust Germany's professional football clubs are ready to return to action as soon as receiving the approval from politics and...
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Armed group kidnaps medical workers in Libya: health authorities

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Two doctors, a nurse and an administrative assistant of a hospital in the Libyan city of Sirte, have been kidnapped by an armed group,...
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Liberia’s COVID-19 cases rise to 99

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Liberia has risen to 99, as health authorities in the country confirmed 19 new cases on Monday. The National...
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Successful testing regime and controls inform lifting of lockdown

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Ghana's aggressive and successful tracing and testing capacity and other control mechanisms have informed the lifting of the partial lockdown on Accra, Kumasi and...