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Over 800 Nigerian health workers infected with COVID-19

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At least 812 Nigerian health workers have been infected with the novel coronavirus, said an official on Tuesday. Of those infected, 29...
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Over 6,000 jobs lost in tourism industry in Mozambique due to COVID-19

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The National Union of Hotel, Tourism and Similar Industry Workers (SINTIHOTS) of Mozambique said on Tuesday that 6,115 workers in the tourism sector had...
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Over 1.3 million affected by flooding in eastern Africa – OCHA

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At least 1.3 million people in eastern Africa have been affected by flooding caused by heavy rains since March, the UN humanitarian agency said...
Photo taken with a cellphone shows staff conducting disinfection on the street in Istanbul, Turkey, March 30, 2020. Turkey on Monday announced 37 more deaths from COVID-19, while the total number of infection cases in the country has risen to 10,827. A total of 168 people have died from the novel coronavirus, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted. (Photo by Safar/Xinhua)

COVID-19 updates: Russia reports over 10,000 new cases in 24 hours

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The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - MOSCOW -- Russia...
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Ghana Leagues remain on hold over COVID-19

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Wednesday announced that the 2019/20 football season remains on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The...
Swine flu

Over 2,500 pigs die of African swine flu in India

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More than 2,500 pigs have died of African swine flu in India's north-eastern state of Assam over the past few days, confirmed a state...
Immunization

Uganda receives over 3.8 million polio vaccine doses

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Uganda on Friday received over 3.8 million doses of bivalent oral polio vaccine to support ongoing routine immunization services throughout the country. ...
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Iran summons Swiss envoy over U.S. president’s threatening remarks

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Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran, which represents U.S. interests in the Islamic republic, over the U.S. president's recent...
A patient in ICU of Huoshenshan Hospital, Wuhan and a medical worker give the thumbs-up to each other, April 2, 2020. Photo by Wang Haoyu, People’s Daily Online

Over 3,600 COVID-19 patients aged above 80 in Hubei have recovered

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By Tian Doudou, Fan Haotian, Wu Jun Wang Xin, an 87-year-old patient of the novel coronavirus who was pictured watching the sunset with his doctor...
Cashew Farm

Tanzania produces over 1 million tonnes of cashew nuts in 3 years

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Tanzania has produced 1,036,698 tonnes of cashew nuts worth 3.3 trillion Tanzanian shillings (about 1.4 billion U.S. dollars) between 2017 and 2019, the Minister...
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UNSMIL voices concerns over deteriorating humanitarian situation in western Libya

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The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday expressed concerns over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in and around the capital Tripoli and in...
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)

Over 100 countries join efforts to evaluate therapeutics for COVID-19

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that as the organization is continuing to lead the R&D, more than 100...
[Reuters]Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a charity The Connection At St Martin's that supports rough sleepers in London

London provides self-isolation hotel rooms for over 1,000 rough sleepers

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More than 1,000 rough sleepers in London are now able to self isolate in several hotels and safe locations across the city during the...
Dr. Pamboe

2020 is over – Dr. Pamboe

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CAF and GFA Medical Committee Member, Dr. Prince Pamboe has called for the the cancellation of the 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League. Speaking on Sunday Night...
Japan

Japan’s COVID-19 infections reaches 7,292 cases with over 2,000 from Tokyo

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Japan's health ministry and local governments said the number of COVID-19 cases in Japan stands at 7,292 with more than 700 new confirmed cases...
[Reuters]Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Seattle

Over 22,000 healthcare workers infected by COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit over 22,000 healthcare workers across 52 countries and regions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday. According...
Photo taken in a foreign trade company in an industrial park of Jiangsu Haizhou Economic Development Zone shows employees working on a production line of cameras for a well-known brand of mobile phones. Jiangsu Haizhou Economic Development Zone in Lianyungang, east China’s Jiangsu province, has recently introduced a series of measures to cut taxes and fees in an effort to help foreign trade enterprises cope with the challenges brought about by the epidemic. (People’s Daily/Geng Yuhe)

China sees over 400 billion yuan of tax and fee cuts

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China has issued a total of 402.7 billion yuan (about $56.7 billion) in tax and fee cuts in the first two months of this...
About 20,000 boxes of the instant TCM mixture, which has proved effective in combating COVID-19 in Wuhan, Hubei province, reached the Netherlands on Tuesday. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Securing a victory over COVID-19 through joint efforts

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Major infectious disease is the enemy of all. Currently, the COVID-19 outbreak is spreading worldwide, posing enormous threat to lives and health and bringing...
Workers work on a construction site on section six of Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway project, near Makueni, Kenya, on March 16, 2015. The project, expected to cost 3.8 billion U.S. dollars, involves the construction of about 480 kilometer railway line from the port city Mombasa to the capital city Nairobi. China Roads and Bridges Corporation (CRBC) is undertaking the project. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Over 80 percent of global workforce affected by COVID-19 pandemic

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More than four out of five people, or 81 percent in the global workforce of 3.3 billion are currently affected by full or partial...
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Namibia records over 300 new cases of hepatitis E

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Namibia recorded 344 new cases of hepatitis E from Dec. 30 to Feb. 23, according to a new report released by the Ministry of...
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Tanzanian police arrest 3 suspects over illegal fishing in Lake Victoria

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Tanzanian police said on Sunday they have arrested three suspects from the same family in connection with illegal fishing in Lake Victoria. ...
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Turkey to cancel all international flights over COVID-19 fears

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that all international flights would be cancelled as part of the fight against COVID-19. ...
Vietnamese police hand over an economic suspect to their Chinese counterparts, October 20, 2017. Photo: People’s Daily

Vietnam to ban events, gatherings of over 20 people for novel coronavirus control

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Vietnam will ban events and gatherings of more than 20 people across the country in an effort to limit the spread of novel coronavirus,...
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South Korea unveils US$80 billion of fiscal stimulus, unprecedented monetary steps over COVID-19 outbreak

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South Korea has unveiled 100 trillion won (about 80 billion U.S. dollars) worth of fiscal stimulus package and unprecedented monetary policy steps to help...
Travel and Tourism

Uganda suspends primate tourism over COVID-19 outbreak

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Uganda has suspended primate tourism in efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from humans to gorillas or chimpanzees. Uganda Wildlife Authority...
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Over 100 arrested in Uganda for violating strengthened rules against COVID-19

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Ugandan security forces have arrested over 100 people, including foreigners, over violation of directives and guidelines for curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus,...
Libya

UNSMIL voices concerns over abductions in Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Wednesday expressed concerns over increased abductions and enforced disappearances across Libya. "UNSMIL expresses deep concerns over...
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Ghana suspends sporting activities over COVID-19 outbreak

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Ghana has suspended all sporting activities in the country to curb the spread of COVID-19. The announcement was made by President Nana...
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White House calls off Easter Egg Roll over coronavirus concern

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The White House said Monday it has cancelled this year's Easter Egg Roll amid the spread of coronavirus across the country. "The health and safety...
cruise tourism

Over 1,300 aboard two cruise ships quarantined in Chile

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More than 1,300 people aboard two cruise ships in the Chilean fjords in Patagonia have been placed in quarantine, after a British passenger tested...