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A staff member disinfects subway train carriage in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 13, 2020. To ensure the safety of passengers, Changsha has stepped up various prevention measures at subway stations to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, such as disinfection in subway stations and subway train carriages, temperature measuring, setting up new observation points and publicity of epidemic prevention information. (Xinhua/Chen Zeguo)

Economic crisis caused by COVID-19 “most synchronized” in history – economist

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The economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic is the "most synchronized" in history and its prospects of recovery is quite uncertain, Colombian...
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Chile’s COVID-19 cases top 390,000, death toll reaches 10,578

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Chile on Wednesday reported 390,037 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since the onset of the outbreak in the country, and...
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Ghana’s COVID-19 cases exceed 31,000 with 691 new infections

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The number of persons infected by the novel coronavirus in Ghana has increased to 31,057, with 691 more cases confirmed here early Saturday, said...
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Ghana’s number of COVID-19 cases surpasses 30,000

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Ghana registered 694 more infections of the novel coronavirus here early Friday, increasing its national tally to 30,366, according to the latest update from...
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Number of coronavirus cases close to 29,000 in Ghana

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Ghana confirmed 559 more infections of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, as its total cases jump to 28,989, according to the Ghana Health Service...
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U.S. Republican lawmaker disagrees with Trump’s decision to withdraw from WHO

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U.S. Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said Tuesday he disagrees with President Donald Trump's decision to officially quit the World Health Organization (WHO). ...
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Ghanaian senior minister tests positive for COVID-19

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The Senior Minister of Ghana, Yaw Osafo-Marfo, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Minister for Information Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah said. This development...
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Ghana’s COVID-19 case count increases to 15,472

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Ghana has, as at Thursday, June 25, recorded 15,472 cumulative cases of the novel coronavirus, with 9,146 coming from enhanced contact tracing. Also, 6, 327...
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Virus in Beijing’s Xinfadi from Europe, but older – China CDC

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The novel coronavirus found in Beijing's recent outbreak at Xinfadi market has come from Europe, but it is older than Europe's most recent virus,...
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Ghanaians Commend ‘Let’s Eat’ Virtual Restaurant Platform

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The wake of the novel coronavirus across the world was welcomed with a lot of fear, alertness and restrictions to ensure the spread of...
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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...
South Sudanese women display cash vouchers at World Food Program (WFP) station in Mingkaman, South Sudan, Jan. 23, 2020. WFP cash transfers are helping many displaced elderly women and children who face risk of starvation. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan women venture into businesses as government eases restrictions

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As the novel coronavirus continues to disrupt livelihoods across the globe, South Sudanese women have shown their entrepreneurial spirit as the world's youngest nation...
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South African president lauds nurses for role played in combating COVID-19

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To commemorate International Nurses Day, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa applauded the role that thousands of nurses played in the fight against the novel...
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)

Iranian schools to reopen on May 16

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The Iranian Ministry of Education announced Tuesday that all the country's schools will reopen as of May 16, after almost three months of closure...
A man wearing mask walks on a street in Tehran, Iran, on March 7, 2020. The novel coronavirus has claimed 194 lives in Iran, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced Sunday. Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the ministry, said the total number of the confirmed cases now stands at 6,566, of whom 2,134 have recovered. Tehran records 1,805 cases of infection, the highest number among the country's provinces, followed by Qom with 685 cases and Mazandaran with 620 cases. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Iran’s COVID-19 cases reach 110,767 with 6,733 deaths

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Iran's death toll from the novel coronavirus has reached 6,733 after 48 more people died from the virus overnight, the health ministry announced on...
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Swiss pharma giant Roche to supply Germany with COVID-19 antibody tests

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Roche would deliver 3 million antibody tests for the novel coronavirus to the German healthcare system in May, German Minister of Health Jens Spahn...
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Three COVID-19 patients recovered, four new cases reported in Burundi

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Three COVID-19 patients have recovered from the pandemic and four suspected cases have tested positive to the novel coronavirus in Burundi, the country's health...
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U.S. Deporting Migrants amid Covid-19 Pandemic

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Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus some migrants and asylum seekers have been granted Portuguese citizenship to benefit from food security and health...
An Iranian policeman adjusts his mask on a street in Tehran, Iran, on March 7, 2020. The novel coronavirus has claimed 194 lives in Iran, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced Sunday. Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the ministry, said the total number of the confirmed cases now stands at 6,566, of whom 2,134 have recovered. Tehran records 1,805 cases of infection, the highest number among the country's provinces, followed by Qom with 685 cases and Mazandaran with 620 cases. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Iran’s COVID-19 deaths hit 6,156

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Iranian Health Ministry reported that 65 more people died from the novel coronavirus overnight, pushing the total to 6,156 as of Saturday, according to...
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Domestic Flights to Begin Operations From May 1

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Domestic flights will begin operations from May 1, 2020, Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda, has announced. The minister made the disclosure while monitoring a...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO appeals for aggressive measures as European nations see silver linings in combating COVID-19

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As more European nations are pondering next steps to ease restriction amid encouraging news, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that the...
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 26, 2020, to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

British PM to return to work in Downing Street on Monday

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work in Downing Street on Monday, about two weeks after leaving a London hospital in...
A man jogs near the White House during the outbreak of COVID-19 in Washington D.C., the United States, April 1, 2020. The United States became the first nation with more than 200,000 COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. COVID-19 cases top 900,000, research shows hidden outbreaks likely occurred “far earlier”

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More than 900,000 people were infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as of Saturday in the United States, with the death toll exceeding 52,000,...
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Israeli researchers develop COVID-19 disinfectant from tap water

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Israeli researchers have developed an innovative technology to turn tap water into efficient and safe disinfectant against the novel coronavirus, Bar-Ilan University (BIU) reported. ...
A woman walks past signs in support of the NHS (National Health Service) and others during the COVID-19 outbreak in Manchester, Britain, on April 10, 2020. The death toll of those hospitalized in Britain who tested positive for the COVID-19 reached 8,958 in Britain, marking a record-high daily increase of 980, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Friday. As of Friday morning, a total of 73,758 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Britain, according to the Department of Health and Social Care. (Photo by Jon Super/Xinhua)

UK schools unlikely to reopen before June as lockdown continues

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Schools in Britain are unlikely to reopen until June 1 at the earliest, the leader of the head teachers' union said Thursday as Britain,...
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Egypt resumes nighttime curfew for Ramadan

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Egypt will resume a nighttime curfew during the holy fasting month of Ramadan to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa...
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Virus tracing must be science-based

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Tracing the origin of the novel coronavirus is a serious scientific issue that needs to be studied by scientists and medical experts with science-based...
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Make the mansion of multilateralism more stable

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By He Yin Human beings must stay calm and march toward the right direction as the war against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has entered...
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Zoomlion Disinfects AH Hotel

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AH Hotel, a 75-bedroom hotel and conference facility at American House, Accra, has benefited from Zoomlion Ghana Limited’s (ZGL’s) fifty percent (50%) discount offer...
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COVID-19 should never distract Nigeria-China cooperation

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by Olatunji Saliu The relations between China and Nigeria should never be undermined by controversies surrounding the novel coronavirus, as every affected country is instituting...