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COVID-19 cases in South Sudan rise to 52

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South Sudan's Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of infections to 52. ...
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Former Nigerian state governor calls for interest rates cut to spur economic growth

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A former state governor of Nigeria has urged financial authorities of the country to lower the interest rates with a view to boosting domestic...
The photo shows the Wilkins Hospital in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare after renovation. Photo by Zhou Xuegong

U.S. pledges US$3 million to combat COVID-19 in Zimbabwe

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The United States through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has pledged 3 million U.S. dollars to combat the spread of...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

South Africa pledges support for global efforts to develop COVID-19 vaccine

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday pledged his country's support for the global effort to develop, manufacture and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine. ...
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Zimbabwe’s chief justice orders reopening of court hearings

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Zimbabwe's chief justice Luke Malaba has ordered the reopening of all courts to all hearings on May 11 following the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown...
Students of Minilik high school test the new school net program in class after the launching ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct. 9, 2015. Ethiopia on Friday launched a school net system by china's leading telecom company Huawei in Ethiopia's capital. The system connects 64 high schools and one university collage to share resources and make educational exchange. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Schools remain locked for more than 127 million children in Africa due to COVID-19

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The United Nations Children's Fund said Monday more than 127 million school children in eastern and southern Africa have remained at home due to...
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South Africa starts tuberculosis vaccine trial in response to COVID-19

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Researchers in South Africa on Monday vaccinated hundreds of health workers with a 100-year-old tuberculosis (TB) in clinical trial in response to the COVID-19...
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)

Influential COVID-19 model projects 134,000 deaths in U.S. by early August

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An influential COVID-19 model produced by the University of Washington revised its projections on Monday, estimating over 134,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States...
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Two U.S. citizens captured in foiled coup attempt

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday that authorities have arrested two U.S. citizens among a group of "mercenaries," following an attempted maritime invasion...
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 1 more recovery from COVID-19

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The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Monday reported one COVID-19 recovery, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to...
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2019 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more a decade. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. state of Washington to reopen under phased plan

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced on Monday a Safe Start plan that allows its economy to reopen in a phased approach starting Tuesday. ...
Photo taken on March 20, 2020 shows an empty street in San Francisco, California, the United States. 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. state of California to begin reopening this week

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California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that the most populous U.S. state will enter into the second stage of COVID-19 recovery at the...
A press conference on COVID-19 is held in Proteria, South Africa, March 9, 2020. South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday announced that four more South Africans have been tested positive for the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

South Africa confirms 7,220 COVID-19 cases in total

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The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa was 7,220 as of Monday, up by 437 from the previous day, said Health...
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Ugandan president warns against domestic violence amid COVID-19 lockdown

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday warned against domestic violence among families amid COVID-19 lockdown in the country. Museveni in a televised...
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I want to return to football – Fernando Gago

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Former Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago has expressed a desire to return to football as he recovers from his fifth major injury in as...
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French Professional Football League to seek state-guaranteed loan to aid struggling clubs

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The French Professional Football League (LFP) has adopted a resolution on Monday to apply a loan guaranteed by the state (PGE) to pay the...
Spanish Football

Spanish football clubs to return to training this week

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Spain's professional football clubs will return to training during the week after almost two months without football due to the coronavirus crisis, the Spanish...
J.Crew is the first big retailer to fail during the pandemic

U.S. clothing retailer J. Crew Group files for bankruptcy amid COVID-19 pandemic

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J. Crew Group, a U.S. apparel retailer which also operates the Madewell brand, has filed for bankruptcy protection, as the COVID-19 fallout continues to...
Photo taken on April 11, 2020 shows an empty street in Rome, Italy. The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 19,468 lives in locked-down Italy, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries so far to 152,271, according to the latest data released by the country's Civil Protection Department on Saturday. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

Diary in Rome: After weeks of lockdown, we can breathe and regain some freedoms

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Editor's note: The Italian government's decree putting the country under lockdown has been in place since March 10, in a bid to contain the...
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Europeans restart “normal” life in unfamiliar way

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Wearing masks, keeping distance, working and schooling on staggered times, Europeans are restarting their "normal" life -- but in an unfamiliar way after a...
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)

Influential COVID-19 model projects over 134,000 deaths in U.S. by early August

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An influential COVID-19 model produced by the University of Washington revised its projections on Monday, estimating over 134,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States...
Photo taken on March 19, 2020 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. The Trump administration's plan to send Americans relief money as part of a massive stimulus package in response to COVID-19 could be 1,000 U.S. dollars per person, and 500 dollars per child, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. Treasury to borrow US$3 trillion in second quarter amid COVID-19 fallout

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury said on Monday that it plans to borrow about 3 trillion U.S. dollars in the second quarter to...
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Most massive public health effort in history needed to overcome COVID-19 pandemic – UN...

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The most massive public health effort in history is needed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, said United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, while...
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Tunisia reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, 1,018 in total

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The Tunisian Ministry of Health reported on Monday five new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of the infected to 1,018 in...
A staff member (R) hands a face mask to a customer at the entrance of a Longo's in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on May 4, 2020. Some provinces in Canada on Monday started easing some of their COVID-19 restrictions following a weekend over which thousands more cases were identified and hundreds more deaths reported. As of Monday afternoon, Canada recorded 60,650 COVID-19 cases, including 3,842 deaths, after the country had implemented lockdown measures against the COVID-19 pandemic for almost two months, according to a CTV News tally. Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 250,000 on Monday afternoon, reaching 250,134 as of 4:40 p.m. (2040 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua)

Several Canadian provinces start loosening COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

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Some provinces in Canada on Monday started easing some of their COVID-19 restrictions following a weekend over which thousands more cases were identified and...
Algeria

Algeria reports 4,648 COVID-19 cases in total

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Algerian health authorities on Monday reported 172 new COVID-19 infections and two more death cases, while President Abdelmadjid Tebboune urged for ensuring access to...
Algeria Oil and energy cooperation

Algerian Sonatrach, Russian Lukoil ink agreement on energy cooperation

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Algerian state-run energy giant Sonatrach and Russian Lukoil signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on potential investment opportunities in the exploration and production of...
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Syrian air defenses respond to Israeli missile strike in Aleppo

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The Syrian air defenses responded to an Israeli strike in the country's northern province of Aleppo on Monday, state news agency SANA reported. ...
A sign displays gas prices at a gas station in the Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States, on April 20, 2020. U.S. oil prices crashed to the negative territory for the first time in history on Monday, fueled by pandemic-related demand shock and oversupply fears. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery shed 55.9 U.S. dollars, or over 305 percent, to settle at -37.63 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, implying that producers would pay buyers to take oil off their hands. (Photo by Michael Nagle/ Xinhua)

Oil prices gain amid output cuts

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Oil prices rose on Monday as market sentiment was boosted by output cuts from major oil producers. The West Texas Intermediate for...
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Nigerian troops kill 134 Boko Haram militants

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The Nigerian defense headquarters on Monday said troops operating in the restive northeast region have killed at least 134 Boko Haram militants and arrested...