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Masks required in Cambodian capital and four provinces amid outbreak

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dpa/GNA - People in Cambodia's capital and four provinces must now wear a face mask in public, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday. The...
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Namibia reports 8,045 Hepatitis E cases since outbreak in 2017

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Namibia has recorded 8,045 Hepatitis E (HEV) cases since the outbreak began in December 2017, a health ministry situation report has said. ...
Locals wear face masks as a preventive measure against coronavirus, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 20, 2020. Tanzanian health authorities on Monday announced 84 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in three days, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 254 from 170 reported on Friday last week. (Xinhua)

Tanzanian health authorities refute reports on outbreak of strange disease

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Tanzanian health authorities on Sunday refuted local media reports on an outbreak of a strange disease in the country's southern highlands that has already...
Bird Flu

The Gambia bans importation of live birds from Senegal amid bird flu outbreak

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The Gambian Ministry of Agriculture announced on Friday the imposition of a ban on live poultry birds and poultry products from Senegal following the...
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Nearly 140 new cases reported in new Chinese coronavirus outbreak

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dpa/GNA - Chinese health authorities reported 136 coronavirus cases nationwide on Sunday, as the country continues efforts to rein in a new outbreak. Ninety-nine...
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Yellow fever outbreak kills 76 in Nigeria

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A yellow fever outbreak has killed 76 in three states in Nigeria for the first 10-day period of November, local health officials said Friday. A...
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Yellow fever outbreak kills 8 in Nigeria

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An outbreak of yellow fever has killed eight people in northeastern Nigeria, local health officials confirmed late Monday. Rilwanu Mohammed, head of...
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Yellow fever outbreak kills 22 in south Nigeria

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An outbreak of yellow fever in Nigeria's southern Delta State has so far claimed 22 lives, health authorities said here on Friday. The yellow fever...
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Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll nears 154,000

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Brazil on Sunday reported 230 more people died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past day, raising the death toll to 153,905. According to...
A local tour guide holds a handfull of dead desert locusts after an invasion in Shaba National Reserve in Isiolo, northern Kenya, 16 January 2020 (issued 18 January 2020). Large swarms of desert locusts have been invading northern Kenya for weeks, after having infested some 70,000 hectares of land in Somalia which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has termed the 'worst situation in 25 years' in the Horn of Africa. FAO cautioned on 13 January 2020 that it poses an 'unprecedented threat' to food security and livelihoods in the region. The government is spraying pesticide in the affected areas to battle the insects. EPA/Daniel Irungu

Namibia needs 1.8 million USD to fight locust outbreak: minister

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Namibia needs an estimated amount of 30 million Namibia dollars (1.8 million U.S. dollars) for resources to deal with the locust outbreak in...
NAIROBI, June 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A swarm of desert locusts invade parts of Mwingi Town in Kitui County, Kenya, Feb. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu)

Zambia to conduct survey on outbreak of African migratory locusts

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Zambia's cabinet has called for the undertaking of a comprehensive surveillance exercise to establish the extent of the infestation of the African migratory locusts,...
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Coronavirus outbreak alters commemorations of 9/11 attacks in U.S.

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with the requirements for social distancing, will alter in many aspects Friday's annual remembrance of the terrorist attacks 19 years...
A physiotherapist sits at a workstation in an Intensive Care ward treating COVID-19 patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Picture taken May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

Namibians turn to creative ways to observe Heroes’ Day amid COVID-19 outbreak

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By Ndalimpinga Iita Namibians across the country on Wednesday embraced ingenious ways to commemorate the Heroes' Day, a...
GABORONE, March 13, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Myra Sekgororwane (L), Chief Executive Officer Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) talks during a media briefing on the impact of COVID-19 in Botswana's tourism sector in Gaborone, Botswana, March 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Tshekiso Tebalo)

Egypt, World Tourism Organization discuss major tourism projects in Egypt amid coronavirus outbreak

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili discussed on Monday the recent prominent tourism projects in Egypt...
A local tour guide holds a handfull of dead desert locusts after an invasion in Shaba National Reserve in Isiolo, northern Kenya, 16 January 2020 (issued 18 January 2020). Large swarms of desert locusts have been invading northern Kenya for weeks, after having infested some 70,000 hectares of land in Somalia which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has termed the 'worst situation in 25 years' in the Horn of Africa. FAO cautioned on 13 January 2020 that it poses an 'unprecedented threat' to food security and livelihoods in the region. The government is spraying pesticide in the affected areas to battle the insects. EPA/Daniel Irungu

Namibia experiences 2nd red locusts outbreak

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Namibia is experiencing another African migratory red locust outbreak, official from Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform said Friday. The ministry's...
A view of Jerusalem's Old City | Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Israel reports new record of daily COVID-19 deaths

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Israel's Ministry of Health reported 18 new COVID-19 death cases on Wednesday, the highest daily death toll since the country's pandemic outbreak in...
People wearing masks walk on the street in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 7, 2020. Turkey reported 1,185 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 238,450, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Turkey reports highest daily COVID-19 cases of past 1.5 months

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Turkey on Wednesday reported its highest number of daily COVID-19 cases for the past one and a half months, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca...
Gold

Gold down on stronger U.S. dollar

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Wednesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened. The most...
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New Zealand delays general election until October over new outbreak

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New Zealand will delay its general election by a month as the country grapples with a second outbreak of Covid-19, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...