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Online Shopping Leapfrogs Five Years Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

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New users, frequency and preference skyrocket 57% of recent online shoppers were new since the onset of COVID-19 As we experience the first-ever Black Friday...
Boris Johnson

British PM warns of new year lockdown if rules not observed

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday warned of a potential third strict lockdown in the new year if Britain eased off restrictions. "If we...
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Malaysia sets daily virus cases record but death toll remains low

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Malaysia recorded 1,884 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, the Health Ministry announced, the most of any day since the virus emerged. Two...
Boris Johnson

Britain’s Johnson in isolation after contact with infected lawmaker

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was self-isolating late Sunday, after coming into contact with someone who later tested positive for the coronavirus. "I...
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S. Africa experiences crime decline due to lockdown

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South Africa experienced some decline in many different crimes between July and September because of the national lockdown meant to combat COVID-19, said South...
Catholic Bishops

Take our cry to government-Torgbui Fiti to Catholic Bishops

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Torgbui Amenya Fiti V, Paramount Chief of Aflao Traditional Area has called on the Ghana Bishops Conference to impress on the government to open...
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Italian doctors’ association urges nationwide coronavirus lockdown

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Italy needs a nationwide lockdown to contain its spiralling coronavirus pandemic, the head of the national doctors' association (FNOMCeO), warned Sunday. "The Order of Doctors...
Prime Minister Muhyddin Yassin

Predicting evival, conomic reMalaysian government tables 2021 budget

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Attempting to reverse huge economic losses wrought by pandemic-related restrictions, Malaysia's government on Friday tabled a near-80-billion-dollar 2021 budget in parliament. Announcing projected spending of...
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Italy’s Lombardy and Piedmont set for ‘lockdown light’ restrictions

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Two of Italy's most developed regions, Lombardy and Piedmont, were bracing for partial lockdowns to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to...
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Italy to support virus-battered sectors with 5bn-euro aid package

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The Italian government will start distributing payments from an emergency aid package of more than 5 billion euros (5.8 billion dollars) as soon as...
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Italy’s Campania region to go into lockdown to avoid virus ‘tragedy’

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The southern region of Campania, which includes Naples, will go into lockdown, its president, Vincenzo De Luca has said, after announcing another major spike...

Paul McCartney records album while ‘messing around’ during lockdown

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Former Beatles member, Paul McCartney has recorded a solo album during the nine-week Covid-19 lockdown imposed in Britain in March, he told BBC radio...
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Italy to tighten virus measures in hope of avoiding new lockdown

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The Italian government was preparing on Monday to adopt tougher measures against the spread of the coronavirus, insisting that a total shutdown of the...
Naana Blu

NaaNa Blu releases official album cover and tracklist of her maiden EP “This Is...

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NaaNa Blu has shared the tracklist and official cover for her new EP, titled “This Is Highlife”. The Ghanaian singer and songwriter's maiden EP is...
Israeli Police

Israeli police clash with ultra-Orthodox Jews opposed to lockdown

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Israeli police trying to enforce coronavirus lockdown regulations clashed violently with ultra-Orthodox Jews in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak on Sunday night....
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COVID-19: Persons with disability cry out to government

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Persons With Disability (PWD) are pleading with the Ghanaian Government (GoG) to consider them in every program and policies of national concern during this...
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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Full nationwide lockdown takes effect in Israel to contain COVID-19

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A full nationwide lockdown, aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus, took effect in Israel on Friday at 2 p.m. local time. ...
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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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Aussie state rolls out US$2.18 billion support package for businesses under COVID-19 lockdown

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The Australian State of Victoria has announced an additional 3-billion-Australian dollar (2.18-billion-U.S. dollar) support package for businesses under COVID-19 lockdown, including tax relief...
Protesters lie down for a minute of silence in the position George Floyd was in when he died during a rally against police brutality and the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Protesters clash with police in Australia as lockdown tensions flare

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Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in the Australian state of Victoria on Sunday, as frustration over an ongoing COVID-19 lockdown boiled over. ...
Local students of a school built with the assistance of the China-Myanmar oil and gas pipeline project express their thanks to Chinese companies on Jan.10, 2020. (Photo by Sun Guangyong from People’s Daily)

Virtual classes keep Chinese language learners engaged despite pandemic lockdown in Zimbabwe

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by Tafara Mugwara, Zhang Yuliang While many schools in Zimbabwe are still waiting for the resumption of normal classes, Naume...
Photo taken on Jan. 7. 2019 shows the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain. MPs returned to Westminster Monday after the festive and new year break, and will resume debate on the Brexit bill on Wednesday, with the crucial vote expected in the early part of the following week. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland)

UK house prices rebounce in August as lockdown eased – survey

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The average house price in Britain saw a robust recovery in August, as lockdown restrictions eased and pent-up demand came through, the mortgage lender...
Dr Prosper Laari

Ghana National Household collects data on 80,000 vulnerable and poor in Accra

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The Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) data on about 80,000 poor and vulnerable persons in the Greater Accra region during the lockdown has shown...
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Colombia’s capital reopens bus terminals after five-month lockdown

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Colombia's capital Bogota on Tuesday reopened its two main bus terminals to the public after more than five months of lockdown to contain the...
Refugees-Burkinabes

Uganda puts refugee settlement under lockdown after aid workers test positive for COVID-19

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Uganda has put Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in the western district of Kikuube under lockdown after aid workers tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson of...
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Zimbabweans in South Africa appeal for reduction in passport fee

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Zimbabweans living in neighboring South Africa have appealed to the Zimbabwean government to review downwards passport application fees as their incomes have been...
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Australian PM “concerned” about proposed extended coronavirus lockdown in hardest-hit state

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to offer hope amid the state's rising coronavirus death toll. Morrison...
NYC members making the kitchen gardens to serve orphans

Home gardens bloom under lockdown in Zimbabwe township despite limited space

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By Tafara Mugwara As people cut back on spending and become more conscious about healthy eating during the coronavirus...
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African Development Bank 2020 Annual meetings: Building Africa back better after the COVID-19 pandemic

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For the first time in the history of the African Development Bank, its Annual Meetings will be held virtually to comply with the...