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Photo taken on March 7, 2021 shows a container terminal of Lianyungang Port, east China's Jiangsu Province. (Photo by Wang Jianmin/People's Daily Online)

Malaysia’s exports spike on the back of pandemic-related demand

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dpa/GNA - Malaysia's exports grew by 17.6 per cent year-on-year in February, due to continuing demand driven by the coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions. Electrical...
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Modi meets chief ministers as coronavirus spike continues in India

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dpa/GNA – Coronavirus infections continue to spike in India with the country reporting nearly 30,000 new cases on Wednesday, its biggest jump in...
Bus passengers sanitize their hands in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, March 14, 2020. Rwanda on Saturday registered its first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the ministry of health said here. (Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya)

COVID-19 pandemic in Rwanda reaches “critical stage” with spike in new cases

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Rwandan Minister of Health Daniel Ngamije on Sunday warned the COVID-19 pandemic has reached a "critical stage" in the country, with an ongoing spike...
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Uganda decries COVID-19 case spike as patients overwhelm hospitals

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Uganda late on Monday said hospitals in the East African country are overwhelmed by a spike in new COVID-19 cases Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng...
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Kenya warns of spike in COVID-19 cases amid disregard of containment measures

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Kenya's Ministry of Health on Wednesday warned that low use of face masks and poor social distancing is likely to trigger a spike in...
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Libya reports highest daily spike with 658 new COVID-19 cases

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The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Tuesday reported 658 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily infections in the country so...
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Zambia enhances preventive measures to curb COVID-19 spike

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The Zambian government on Wednesday announced tough COVID-19 measures on public transporters as part of efforts to curb the spike in cases. ...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Uganda opens more COVID-19 sample collection centers in capital amid spike of cases

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Uganda's ministry of health on Wednesday announced the opening of new COVID-19 sample collection centers in the capital, Kampala amid a spike of cases. ...
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Rwanda strengthens measures in response to recent spike in COVID-19 cases

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Rwanda has reinforced efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in response to a recent spike in infections, Rwandan State Minister in charge of...
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Italy starts human trial of COVID-19 vaccine amid spike in cases

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Phase one of the clinical trial of an Italian-developed GRAd-COV2 coronavirus vaccine kicked off on Monday with the inoculation of the first, officials...
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Ugandan president to announce new measures to curb COVID-19 spike

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is to introduce new measures to curb the recent spike of COVID-19 infections and deaths in the East African country,...
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Moroccan king warns of new lockdown amid spike in coronavirus infections

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Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Thursday warned that a new and harsher lockdown could be imposed if the country fails to halt the rapid...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

Zambia launches strategy to reverse spike in COVID-19 cases

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The Zambian government on Thursday launched a strategy aimed at reversing the spike in COVID-19 cases. The strategy will be driven by...
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, March 17, 2020. In an update to the nation on Tuesday, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared COVID-19 a national disaster, saying that the country had escalated its national response to the virus after neighboring countries in the region had reported cases. (Xinhua/Shaun Jusa)

Zimbabwe imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew amid spike in local COVID-19 infections

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday announced a raft of more strict lockdown measures including imposing a curfew to curb rising cases of...
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Kenya’s plan to resume learning in limbo amid spike in COVID-19 cases

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Kenya's quest to resume formal learning suffered new headwinds on Tuesday when the government pushed it to next year amid worry over rising...
Police patrols are seen outside public housing towers in North Melbourne, Australia, 05 July 2020. Police are enforcing a lockdown at public housing towers in Melbourne after Victoria recorded over 100 new coronavirus cases. EPA/DANIEL POCKETT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Spike in Australian COVID-19 cases “deeply concerning”

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Australia has recorded almost 200 new cases of coronavirus in a single day. Authorities in Victoria on Tuesday announced that there had...
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Trump delivers divisive message amid spike of coronavirus cases on Independence Day

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U.S. President Donald Trump made an Independence Day speech from the White House on Saturday evening, self-praising his government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic,...
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EU restricts export of protective equipment amid spike in coronavirus cases

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As Italy reported on Sunday its highest single-day deaths of 368 and France its biggest jump of over 900 new cases of coronavirus in...
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Mortgage applications spike in U.S. housing market as rates hit seven-year low

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Mortgage applications increased significantly in the United States as mortgage rates dropped to a seven-year low, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said in a report...

Deportations of Honduras spike 74 percent in January 2020

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Some 73.9 percent more Hondurans were deported in January 2020 compared with the same month of 2019, the Consular and Migration Observatory of Honduras...
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Niger: UN reports of increasing violence

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The Diffa region of southeastern Niger has seen a spike in violence and displacement, which caused at least 88 civilian deaths last month, a...
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Niger-Nigerian Border Violence Increasing

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The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Friday reported a spike of violence and displacement in March on the Niger-Nigerian border...

Tokyo shares close higher on upbeat U.S. data, oil price spike

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The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 194.06 points, or 1.10 percent, from Tuesday at 17,862.21. The broader Topix index of all...

Actor Bill Nunn Passed On At 63

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US actor Bill Nunn, who featured in Spider Man as well as films by the director Spike Lee, has died aged 63 at...

Spike Lee?s ?Chiraq? to make first entry in December for Oscar Run

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Amazon is pushing ?Chiraq? for awards season. The movie was initially planned to premiere at 2016 Cannes Film Festival but the studio is now...

Ebola Cases In Sierra Leone Continue To Spike

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It is now seven months since Sierra Leone recorded the first case of Ebola and, in spite local and international efforts in the fight...

UN experts urges Iran to halt executions

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12 March 2014 ? A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today expressed alarm at the ongoing spike in executions in Iran,...
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Laxity, complacency responsible for recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Rwanda – health minister

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Laxity and complacency on observing COVID-19 preventive measures are reasons for the recent spike of infections in the country, Rwandan Minister of Health Daniel...