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Malian president declares state of health emergency over COVID-19

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Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita declared a state of health emergency in Mali on Wednesday evening and instituted a curfew from March 26. ...
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Panam Sports supports IOC decision to postpone Tokyo Olympics

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The Pan American Sports Organization (Panam Sports) has rendered its unflinching support to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following the decision to postpone the...
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Ministry to engage Government for stimulus support for tourism industry.

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Mrs Barbara Oteng Gyasi, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture said the ministry would engage government on a stimulus support...
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Americans divided sharply over Trump’s handling of COVID-19 crisis

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by Julia Pierrepont III, Heng Huang Wracked by a devastating economic shutdown on top of a debilitating coronavirus public health crisis that...
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Man jailed 20 years for incest and defilement

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A 41-year old Gardener Martin Dogbe who subjected his 16-year-old daughter to consistent sexual abuse has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in hard...
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U.S. Senate passes US$2 trillion relief package as the nation heads into COVID-19 recession...

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The U.S. Senate approved a long-waited 2-trillion-dollar relief package on Wednesday night, an attempt to blunt the economic fallout of COVID-19, as some analysts...
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U.S. Senate passes US$2 trillion stimulus package to blunt COVID-19 fallout

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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday night passed a 2-trillion-dollar stimulus package to blunt the economic fallout of COVID-19, after rounds of negotiations between Democrats...
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California places orders for 100 million N95 masks against COVID-19

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California has distributed 24.5 million N95 masks and has placed orders for an additional 100 million to address a shortage in coping with the...
Robots will be able to do more for human beings in the future. (Photo: CFP)

Robotics, automation to play increasingly important role in combating COVID-19 – editorial

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Robotics and automation could play an increasingly important role in combating infectious diseases such as COVID-19, according to an editorial published Wednesday on Science...
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CAF fines Ghana over pitch invasion incident

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Ghana 10,000 U.S. dollars after a fan invaded the pitch in the 2021 Africa Cup of...
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Kenyan athlete frustrated under quarantine after returning from COVID-19 hotspot

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Kenyan athlete Samson Rutto has been placed under quarantine in Nakuru town in the northwest region as a precaution after he arrived in the...
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Poland to be ready for Olympic Games in 2021, says coach Vital Heynen

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Poland's men's volleyball team coach Vital Heynen insisted that the postponement of the Olympic Games to 2021 is not a problem for his players,...
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)

UK’s confirmed COVID-19 cases exceed 9,500

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A total of 9,529 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the UK as of Wednesday morning, an increase of 1,452 over Tuesday's official...
Photo taken on Feb. 8 shows workers busy with production of medical protective supplies in a workshop of a local company in Xiantao, central China’s Hubei Province. (Hou Linliang/People’s Daily)

European countries grapple with medical supply shortage as COVID-19 cases climb

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As the world witnessed over 41,000 cases of COVID-19 and 18,433 fatalities as of Wednesday, four countries in Europe now counted over 20,000 cases...
Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission

EC postpones voter registration

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has postponed indefinitely the compilation of a new voter register. Dr Bossman Asare, a Deputy Commissioner in charge of Corporate Services,...
The U.S. Senate

U.S. stimulus will prevent catastrophe, but get ready for a sharp economic dip

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by Matthew Rusling The U.S. Senate and White House on Wednesday agreed to a landmark stimulus bill, in a bid to rescue the economy from...
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Pele says Cristiano Ronaldo the world’s best

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Brazilian football great Pele has described Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's best contemporary footballer, rating the Juventus forward ahead of Barcelona's Lionel Messi. ...
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Oil field services jobs could reduce by 20 percent due to low prices, pandemic

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One out of five oil-field services jobs could disappear this year as decades-low prices and the COVID-19 pandemic hammers the industry, U.S. local newspaper...
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Israel reports 439 new cases of coronavirus, 2,369 in total

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A total of 439 people in Israel have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases...
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Gaza reports 7 new COVID-19 cases

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The Health Ministry in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip announced on Wednesday night that seven new cases infected with COVID-19 have been in a quarantine...
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Survey shows 34 percent Canadians worry about rent, mortgage payment due to COVID-19

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At least 34 percent of Canadians are worried about missing a rent or mortgage payment this month because of the impact of COVID-19, according...
People wear masks as they walk in Milan, Italy, Feb. 24, 2020. Six people have died and 222 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus nationwide in Italy, Angelo Borrelli, chief of Civil Protection Department and Extraordinary Commissioner for the Coronavirus Emergency, told a press conference at 6 p.m. local time on Monday. (Photo by Daniele Mascolo/Xinhua)

Italy’s COVID-19 cases total 74,386, death toll reaches 7,503

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The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 7,503 lives in Italy, while the cumulative number of confirmed cases reached 74,386, Italian authorities said on Wednesday. ...
The World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo (L) addresses a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, April 13, 2018. The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Thursday that the global trade is expected to remain strong, with the merchandise trade volume growing 4.4 percent in 2018 and 4.0 percent in 2019. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan) (srb)

WTO chief sees sharp fall in trade, calls for global solutions to COVID-19 crisis

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Seeing a very sharp decline in global trade, Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), on Wednesday said a global solution is...
Photo taken on Jan. 5, 2019 shows vintage cars running in the streets in Havana, capital of Cuba. More than 200 vintage cars took to the streets of Havana Saturday for a contest. (Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez)

Cubans adapt to new way of life to contain COVID-19 spread

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by Yosley Carrero Like many Cubans, Elba Rosa Rodriguez, 61, earns income from tourism, which has dried up amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Iran’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 2,000; Chinese-built lab inaugurated to improve Iraq’s testing capability

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Iran's death toll from COVID-19 passed 2,000 on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a new lab built by China was inaugurated in Iraq to help it cope...
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Putin signs decree postponing constitutional amendments vote

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree postponing the all-Russian vote on constitutional amendments, the Kremlin said Wednesday in a statement. The...
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Global Partnership for Education provides funds to help UNICEF with COVID-19 response

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The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) on Wednesday announced a contribution of 8.8 million U.S. dollars to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to help...
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UN launches US$2 billion anti-COVID-19 plan, seeks halt of hostilities

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by William M. Reilly UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a 2-billion-U.S.-dollar Humanitarian Response Plan on Wednesday aimed at fighting the coronavirus in the poorest and...
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IMF approves US$1.3 billion funding program for Jordan

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Jordan said on Wednesday that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a four-year funding program worth about 1.3 billion U.S. dollars for Jordan. ...
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Chile confirms third death from COVID-19

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Chile's Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that a third patient of COVID-19 has died as the total number of infections climbs to 1,142. ...