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The Ghana National Household Registry beyond COVID-19

The Ghana National Household Registry is a unit under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection with a mandate to establish a single...
Anthony Fauci

White House blocks Fauci from testifying before Congress

The White House on Friday blocked Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease expert and central figure in the administration's response to the novel coronavirus, from...
novel coronavirus

Liberia’s COVID-19 cases rise to 152

Liberia on Friday recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally to 152, according to the country's health authorities. The West...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (front) addresses a televised news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, March 15, 2020. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced stringent measures to help contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus after two new cases were confirmed on Sunday. Sub-Saharan Africa reported more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday amid stronger countermeasures against the pandemic. (Xinhua)

Kenya intensifies efforts to protect women, girls

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened risks that Kenyan women and girls are facing during their normal lives. Fortunately, key stakeholders are consolidating...
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 African trade union concerned over workers’ challenges amid COVID-19 outbreak

Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu) President Zingiswa Losi said on Friday that workers were faced with unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19...

Namibia grants fuel relief to motorists, fuel dealers

Namibia's Mines and Energy Ministry has announced a drop in fuel prices, effective on May 6 following a sharp fall in fuel prices on...
Atlas Namibia

Chinese company donates to needy Namibians

China Harbour Engineering Company on Friday handed over the second consignment of basic food commodities to Khomas region governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua to benefit the...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump bans use of foreign power grid equipment citing national security risk

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order to ban the import and use of certain electrical equipment, so as to "secure...
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

New York state’s daily COVID-19 deaths keep declining while nursing homes remain vulnerable

New York is still the state hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, with 308,314 confirmed cases and 24,039 deaths,...

American pop icon Madonna claims she has COVID-19 antibodies

American pop icon Madonna announced via social media on Friday that she has tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, hinting she has immunity against the...

Real Madrid star Bale interested to play in MLS

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has said he would "definitely be interested" in playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) in the future, local media...

MLS says players may begin to train on outdoor fields

Major League Soccer announced on Friday that players will be permitted to conduct individual workouts on outdoor team training fields from next Wednesday. ...

Number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria exceeds 2,000

Nigeria confirmed 238 new cases of the COVID-19 late Friday, bringing the total number to 2,170, including 68 deaths and 351 recoveries. ...
Arkadiusz Milik

Dutch legend Krol urges Juventus to sign Milik

Former Dutch international defender Ruud Krol has advised reigning Italian Serie A champions Juventus to sign Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli. ...
Dead Bodies

South Africa reports 13 more deaths related to COVID-19

South Africa on Friday reported 304 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 more related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll...
A cleaner works in San Francisco, California, the United States, March 20, 2020. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday evening a statewide stay-at-home order for the most populous U.S. state in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Newsom asked all nearly 40 million Californians to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to head out. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

U.S. COVID-19 cases top 1.1 million

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States reached 1,100,197 as of 7:40 p.m. (2340 GMT) Friday, according to the Center for Systems...
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Barcelona - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - March 1, 2020 Real Madrid's Marcelo reacts REUTERS/Juan Medina

I don’t want to leave Real Madrid – Marcelo

Veteran Brazilian left-back Marcelo said Friday that he hopes to remain at Real Madrid next season amid reports linking him with a move to...
Maria van Kerkhove

WHO congratulates Wuhan on clearing all COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday welcomed the news that there are no more hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, China, praising its people's...
Gilead Sciences headquarters sign is seen in Foster City, California on April 30, 2020. - Gilead Science's remdesivir, one of the most highly anticipated drugs being tested against the new coronavirus, showed positive results in a large-scale US government trial, the company said on April 29, 2020. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)

FDA approves emergency use of remdesivir for COVID-19 patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for an experimental anti-viral drug remdesivir to treat COVID-19, according to...
Gas prices are displayed at a BP gas station in the Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States on April 9, 2020. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies led by Russia, known as OPEC+, reached on Thursday a tentative agreement to cut production to stop a market free-fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, pending the consent of Mexico. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

Number of active U.S. drilling rigs decreases this week

The number of active drilling rigs in the United States decreased by 57 to 408 this week, down by 582 year on year, according...

Algeria president warns to tighten measures after resurgence of COVID-19 cases

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Friday warned to tighten lockdown measures and shutdown businesses in case infections from the novel coronavirus continue to escalate. ...

Ryanair badly hit by COVID-19 pandemic

It will take Ryanair, Europe's largest budget airline, at least two years for its passenger demand to return to normal due to the impact...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Many U.S. healthcare workers face COVID-19 safety challenges

by Julia Pierrepont III, Huang Heng One expects a certain degree of danger in jobs like a police officer, soldier or firefighter,...
Wall Street

Wall Street tumbles amid market sell-off

U.S. stocks finished Friday's session noticeably lower amid a broad market sell-off. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 622.03 points, or 2.55...
Chukwuma Soludo

COVID-19: Soludo’s Voodoo Ideas

Any objective analysis of a long-winded essay, “COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns?”, by Chukwuma Soludo, would wonder if the renowned economist is suddenly cast...
Africa CDC

Africa CDC official commends COVID-19 cooperation with China

China's assistance in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly helped in the fight against the disease in the African continent, an official...
Covid Fight Must Not Be Political

Ghana extends close of entry points to strengthen COVID-19 fight

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ordered the extension of the closure of the country's entry points for more than 20 days in...

Senegal’s confirmed COVID-19 cases top 1,000

Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action on Friday reported 91 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 1,024 cases in the...

Sierra Leone to impose nationwide lockdown over COVID-19

Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio has declared a three-day nationwide lockdown from May 3 to further curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Building Collapse

At least 2 die in south Nigeria building collapse

At least two persons were confirmed dead when an eight-storey building under construction collapsed in Nigeria's southern city of Owerri, said the National Emergency...