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Rwandan churches reopen with caution over COVID-19 pandemic

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Some churches in Rwanda reopened doors on Sunday to religious prayers after being closed for over four months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. ...
People wearing face masks shop for food at a market in Rome, Italy, on April 2, 2020. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. (Photo by Elisa Lingria/Xinhua)

EU, investment banks predict steep economic decline for Italy this year, improvement in 2021

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Nearly two out of five Italian businesses are in danger of closing down amid the economic slowdown sparked by the global coronavirus outbreak, with...
Covid Outbreak

Beijing outbreak under control, number of new cases would dwindle – Wu Zunyou

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By Zhao Yusha and Wang Qi The chief epidemiologist of the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that Beijing's latest...
Covid

Ghana’s COVID-19 case counts and fatalities surges

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Ghana’s Covid-19 count has recorded 397 more bringing the total to 12,590 confirmed cases. Data on the Ghana Health Service website has shown that the...
Schools Closed

Stakeholders oppose reopening of schools in Ghana amid COVID-19

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Two major stakeholder organizations in Ghana on Tuesday expressed their opposition to the intention by the Ghanaian government to reopen schools amid the novel...
Covid

Ghana’s COVID -19 cases jump to 4,012 from 3,091

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Ghana’s case count of the novel Coronavirus has shot up to 4,012. This was captured by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) website on Friday, May...
education

UK government rejects multi-billion pound bailout for universities

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The British government refused Monday a 2-billion-pound (2.5-billion-U.S.-dollar) bailout request from universities but allowed institutions to continue to charge full annual tuition fees for...
Patients infected with the novel coronavirus are seen at a makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 5, 2020. The makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city began accepting patients Wednesday. The hospital can provide about 1,600 beds to infected patients. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

WHO maintains highest alarm over COVID-19, appreciates Wuhan people’s fighting efforts

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that the COVID-19 outbreak still constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the WHO's...
Nigerias Economy

Nigeria outlines plan for gradual reopening of economy

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Nigerian government outlined on Thursday the plan for a gradual reopening of the economy of Africa's most populous nation, following an order from the...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Trump orders c processors to stay open amid COVID-19 outbreak

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered processors of meat and poultry to stay open amid the COVID-19 outbreak, while the country's largest meatpacking...
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. small business loan program faces backlash as not-so-small businesses secure aid

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As small businesses hit by the COVID-19 outbreak scramble to apply for loans under a U.S. government program, a few not-so-small companies have already...
Air Namibia

Namibia to repatriate citizens from South Africa

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Namibia is set to repatriate 65 Namibians who are stuck in South Africa since the nationwide lockdown was imposed amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. shifting blame to China leads nowhere

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The U.S. administration has multiplied the means of scapegoating China even when it is busy fighting with the coronavirus on its own turf. It...
Artificial Intelligence

Tencent promotes medical AI to sustain anti-epidemic fight

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Chinese tech giant Tencent has utilized its artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the medical sector to aid the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. ...
italy quarter

Italy’s hard-hit region of Lombardy begins COVID-19 antibody testing

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The Italian region of Lombardy, the part of the country hardest hit by the global coronavirus outbreak, began antibody testing on Thursday as part...
Lockdown

PAOK fans clash with police for breaking lockdown rules

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Greek club PAOK Thessaloniki supporters ignored the lockdown rules to gather on Monday to celebrate the club's 94th birthday. More than 200...
yellow fever vaccination campaign

WHO declares yellow fever outbreak in South Sudan

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an outbreak of yellow fever in the southern part of South Sudan. The UN health...
An open China contributes greater momentum to world economy: experts

China’s economy resilient despite short-term COVID-19 impact

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Japanese media and experts have noted that people and logistics in China have begun to regain vitality, as the economy is showing signs of...
Xinhua News Agency journalist Hu Zhe (L) interviews Liu Qingquan, head of Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, at Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated Chinese & Western Medicine in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, Feb. 6, 2020.

In the absence of sports, what are Chinese sports writers doing?

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Lu Xingji - Xinhua News Agency BEIJING, April 7, 2020 - When Wuhan announced lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Winter Youth Olympics closing...
President Xi Jinping speaks during the G20 Extraordinary Leaders' Summit on COVID-19 on Thursday. Photo: Li Xueren/Xinhua

Full text of Xi’s remarks at Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit

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President Xi Jinping on Thursday delivered a speech titled "Working Together to Defeat the COVID-19 Outbreak" at the Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit via video...
Staff unload Chinese medical supplies from an airplane at the Kotota International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020. China's medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived here on Monday, and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Cape Verde, as well as Sao Tome and Principe. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

Chinese communities abroad help countries in fight against COVID-19

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Global Times Chinese communities overseas have been working with people in China to help gather donations for other countries in the fight against the COVID-19...
Dr Agnes Kalibata

COVID-19 shouldn’t lead to food crisis in Africa, AGRA President warns

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The President of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Dr Agnes Kalibata has cautioned that the outbreak of COVID-19 shouldn’t lead to...
Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told

Egypt announces financial stimulus package to cushion COVID-19 impact

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced on Tuesday a package of financial stimulus to limit the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak on the...
petroleum revenue

Oil price war could create decline in Angola’s economy

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The oil price war together with COVID-19 outbreak is affecting Angola, Angolan economist Carlos Rosado de Carvalho said in an interview to Xinhua. ...
surgical mask

Ghana to produce face masks locally in COVID-19 combat

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has approved the local production of face masks in an effort to contain the COVID-19 outbreak the country. ...
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), delivers a speech in Washington D.C., the United States, Oct. 8, 2019. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

IMF chief warns of recession worse than 2008 global financial crisis

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva warned on Friday of a recession worse than the global financial crisis back in 2008. ...
Locally Made Nose Masks

Public-private tensions flare up as 3M hits back at Trump’s DPA order

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U.S. President Donald Trump's order asking mask manufacturer 3M Company to cease exporting masks during the coronavirus outbreak will make domestic supplies less available,...
World Bank

World Bank provides US$7.9 million to Egypt to fight COVID-19

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The World Bank decided to provide Egypt 7.9 million U.S. dollars to fund emergency response activities to the coronavirus outbreak in the country, a...
The TV grab shows French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (L) delivering a speech in Paris, France, on March 14, 2020. With the COVID-19 confirmed actively spreading across the country, France entered "stage 3" of its epidemic response plan, which means it is now at highest epidemic alert at national level, announced Director-General of Health Jerome Salomon on Saturday evening. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

France reports over 32,000 coronavirus cases, lockdown extended

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France has risen by 13 percent within a day to reach a total of 32,964 as of...
IMF

IMFC pledges to help low-income countries fight COVID-19 outbreak

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The International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), the policy-setting body of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Friday pledged to help emerging market and...