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Netherlands’ Coronavirus Cases Exceeds 10,000

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the Netherlands passed the 10,000 marks on Sunday, the authorities said, as the country focuses on building up herd immunity rather than confining the population of 17 million.  A total of 771 people have died from the COVID-19 epidemic in the Netherlands and 10,866 have tested positive,...

Iran Reports 144 New Coronavirus Deaths, Raising Total To 2,378

Iran has announced 144 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the official number of fatalities to 2,378 in one of the world’s worst-hit countries. “In the past 24 hours, we’ve had 2,926 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections across the country,” health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said in a televised news conference. “This brings the...

BREAKING: Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. The prime minster tweeted: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. “Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives.”   More details to follow…

South Africa Records First 2 Coronavirus Deaths, Cases Top 1,000

South Africa on Friday reported its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus outbreak as the number of confirmed cases breached the 1,000 mark, the government said. “This morning we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19,” Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement. He...

“Lets Unite Against COVID-19” Xi Tells Trump

China and the United States should “unite to fight” the deadly coronavirus pandemic, President Xi Jinping said in a call with Donald Trump on Friday, as he called for the US to improve relations. The two countries have clashed in recent weeks over the virus, and Chinese state media said Xi told Trump he hoped...

Three Billion People Lack Basic Protection Against Coronavirus – UN Experts

As nations around the world fight the coronavirus pandemic with mass lockdowns and travel bans, UN experts warn that some three billion people lack even the most basic weapons to protect themselves: soap and running water. The outbreak has infected some 200,000 people and killed 9,000, scorching through populations across the globe after emerging in...

US Urges Citizens To Avoid All International Travel, Return Home

The United States on Thursday warned against any international travel due to the coronavirus pandemic and advised citizens to come home if possible. “In countries where commercial departure options remain available, US citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad...

Coronavirus: California Governor Orders Residents To Stay Home

All 40 million residents of California were Thursday ordered to stay at home indefinitely in a bid to battle the coronavirus pandemic in the nation’s most populous state. The statewide directive, which Governor Gavin Newsom said goes into effect “this evening,” is the most dramatic containment measure yet by a US state. “There is a recognition...

Oil Prices Rise But Stay Below $30

Oil rose further Friday after a dramatic rebound from multi-year lows but stayed below $30 a barrel on fears the deadly coronavirus will push the world into recession with an oversupply. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was up 3.65 percent to $26.14 a barrel in midday Asian trade. Brent climbed 2.14 percent to $29.08 a...

COVID-19: South Africa Virus Cases Fast Rising, Jump To 116

South Africa on Wednesday recorded its highest 24-hour increase in coronavirus infections to date, with 31 new cases taking the country’s tally up to 116, government announced. Africa’s most industrialised economy is the most affected in sub-Saharan Africa and second-most impacted on the continent after Egypt, which has recorded 196 cases. The country’s first coronavirus infection,...

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