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WHO experts complete quarantine – Zhao Lijian

An international expert team of the World Health Organization (WHO) completed their 14-day quarantine on Thursday, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson. Spokesperson Zhao...

With quarantine ended, WHO begins hunt for Covid-19 origins in China

dpa/GNA - The quarantine came to an end on Thursday for a team of World Health Organization (WHO) researchers in China hoping to...

Australia tries to lure young New Zealanders into summer holiday work

Australia is launching a new campaign to try and lure young New Zealanders "across the ditch" this summer to fill jobs on farms and...

Australia’s most populous states open borders after 138-day shutdown

The border between Australia's two most populous states reopened after a 138-day pandemic-triggered closure at one minute after midnight on Monday. For the first time...
Dustin Johnson

From quarantine to green jacket, Dustin Johnson over-due for a major

Dustin Johnson's historic Masters victory has been a long time coming for the South Carolina native, who has reigned as the world number one...

38,000 in quarantine after bulk of Slovakia gets tested for virus

Mass coronavirus testing in Slovakia turned up 38,000 positive results after two-thirds of the country turned out for the two-day venture, Prime Minister Igor...
German President Frank Walter Steinmeier

German president in quarantine after bodyguard tests positive for COVID-19

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier entered quarantine Saturday after one of his bodyguards tested positive for COVID-19, according to a spokeswoman for the president's...
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Turkey takes drastic measures against COVID-19 quarantine violations

Turkish authorities on Friday introduced drastic measures against those who do not follow the COVID-19 quarantine conditions, the Interior Ministry said at a circular. ...

Japan, Singapore to restart business travel, 14-day quarantine to be lifted

Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Friday said short-term business travel with Singapore will resume from Sept. 18 without the need for a 14-day...

Czech MPs in quarantine after one colleague tests positive for COVID-19

Eleven members of the Czech Republic's Chamber of Deputies (lower house of the parliament) are in quarantine after coming into contact with Member of...

France to reciprocate Britain’s coronavirus quarantine rule – minister

France will in coming days reciprocate Britain's decision to impose a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from France, Minister of State for European Affairs...
Family members of a person that died of COVID-19 converse with health workers during a burial ceremony, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, May 8, 2020. Somali health ministry on Sunday confirmed 57 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total infections to 1,054. Fawziya Abikar, health minister said three people succumbed to the deadly respiratory disease, raising the death toll to 51. (Xinhua/Hassan Bashi)

The Gambia reports record 14 daily COVID-19 deaths, with 172 new infections

The Gambian Health Ministry announced on Wednesday a daily record of 14 COVID-19 related deaths, taking the death toll to 77 since the outbreak...

Measures taken in all refugee camps in Ethiopia to curb COVID-19 spread

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Saturday disclosed that isolation facilities were set up in all refugee camps across Ethiopia to...

Gambian health minister quarantined, mayor of largest city tests positive for COVID-19

Health Minister of The Gambia Amadou Samateh was put under quarantine Tuesday while the mayor of Kanifing Municipality, Talib Ahmed Bensouda, tested positive for...

South Africa’s public protector investigates corruption related to COVID-19 service provision

South Africa's public protector on Monday said in the last four months they have seen an increase in the number of complaints of...

Kenya announced the resumption of international flights from Saturday.

James Macharia, Transport Cabinet Secretary said agreed protocol dictates that passengers who will arrive with a PCR-based COVID-19 negative certificate and body temperature not...
Kotoka International Airport

Ministry of Foreign Affairs to evacuate more Ghanaians

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration says it has arranged with Emirates to evacuate more stranded Ghanaians back to Ghana. The flight will...
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana president goes into fourth coronavirus quarantine

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana on Thursday began a 14-day self-isolation after an official working closely with him tested positive for COVID-19, the country's...
Chief Willy Ezugwu

Infectious Disease Bill: CNPP Demands Investigation of Reps Principal Officers

Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has called for thorough investigation of the Principal Officers of the House of Representatives following a secret public...

Zimbabwe postpones reopening of schools amid COVID-19 pandemic

Zimbabwe has postponed the reopening of schools by a month, to late July, so that they are adequately prepared to deal with the ongoing...
Deported Honduran

Deported Honduran decry lack of water, food or COVID-19 test in U.S. detention

"They didn't give us water or food, they threw us in the back like dogs, and they didn't check if we had a temperature,"...
Illegal Entrants

WR Immigration Service return illegal entrants to their countries

A team of Immigration officers on surveillance duties in the Western Region have arrested twelve Burkinabes and a Ghanaian at an unapproved entry point...
Zimbabwe Returnees

Zimbabwe government to allow returnees to quarantine in places of choice

The Zimbabwe government says its COVID-19 quarantine facilities are stretched and returnees are now free to choose places to quarantine, provided they meet the...
The streets are seen near the European Union headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2020. The cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Europe exceeded 200,000 as of Tuesday evening. The hardest hit countries remained to be Italy, Spain, Germany and France, with over 150,000 cases in combination. (Photo by Riccardo Pareggiani/Xinhua)

Spain to quarantine all arrivals from overseas

The Spanish government announced on Tuesday that it will impose a 14-day quarantine on all travelers who arrive from another country as another measure...
Covid Case

Show interest in companies with plans to produce vaccines for COVID-19-COPOSIPI tells government

The Coalition of Parents of Students in Private Institutions (COPOSIPI), has called on the government to show interest in companies around the world ...

Isolated nurses accuse Head of Nursing for neglect

Some frontline hospital staff in self-quarantine against COVID-19 at the Upper East Regional hospital in Bolgatanga have accused the Hospital Matron, Madam Mary Kalim,...

People-oriented services comfort foreigners under quarantine

After a simple rinse in the morning, Simpara Dianquine, from Mali, opened his hotel room door to pick up his breakfast, which was already...
Mr Prosper K Pi Bansah Ho Municipal Chief Executive

Volunteer information on ‘escapees’ – Ho MCE

Mr Prosper K. Pi-Bansah, Ho Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) has appealed to residents of the Municipality to volunteer information on 'escapees' from lockdown areas...
Health Hohoe Covid

Covid-19: Hospital staff in quarantine, 85 contacts traced in Hohoe

About 40 hospital staff of the Hohoe Municipal Hospital in the Volta region have been quarantined with 85 contacts traced after the Hospital recorded...
parliamentary polls

South Korea’s ruling party wins landslide victory in parliamentary polls amid COVID-19 outbreak

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling Democratic Party has won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections held amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The governing Democratic Party...