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    Coronavirus: Spain records 832 deaths in one day — 2nd highest toll after Italy’s

Coronavirus: Spain records 832 deaths in one day — 2nd highest toll after Italy’s

Spain has lost 832 lives to coronavirus in 24 hours, making it the highest single day death toll in the country and the second highest in Europe.  The record comes after Italy’s where the virus killed 919 people in 24 hours on Friday.  Spain also recorded 8,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The country’s ministry of health figures showed that [...]

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    US Embassy: Emergency visa only for professionals with H, J petitions

US Embassy: Emergency visa only for professionals with H, J petitions

The United States Embassy in Nigeria says the recent emergency visa appointment for medical professionals is only for individuals with approved H or J petition.  On Thursday, the United States asked "medical professionals seeking to work in the United States on a work or exchange visitor, particularly those working to treat or mitigate the effects of COVID-19, to reach out to the [...]

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    COVID-19: Global condom shortage looms as company stops production

COVID-19: Global condom shortage looms as company stops production

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    FULL LIST: Africa records 3,426 coronavirus cases, 94 deaths in 46 countries

FULL LIST: Africa records 3,426 coronavirus cases, 94 deaths in 46 countries

Africa has recorded a total of 3,426 coronavirus cases in 46 countries on the continent. This is according to data obtained from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) as of Friday evening. According to the report, the continent has recorded 3,426 cases, 94 deaths, while 253 persons have recovered from the disease. On March 25, the centre reported that [...]

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    Coronavirus: Italy records 919 deaths in one day as toll hits 9,000

Coronavirus: Italy records 919 deaths in one day as toll hits 9,000

Italy has recorded 919 deaths from the coronavirus, setting a fresh record of the highest casualty from the disease in a day. According to Worldometres, which computes global statistics on the pandemic, the country also recorded fresh 5,909 cases. This brings the total deaths in Italy to 9,134 out of the 86,498 cases recorded so far. The United States remains the country with [...]

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    Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Boris Johnson, prime minister of the UK, has tested positive for coronavirus.  The prime minister, who disclosed this in a tweet on Friday, said he only has mild symptoms. 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 [...]

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    South Africa records first deaths from coronavirus

South Africa records first deaths from coronavirus

South Africa has reported its first two deaths from coronavirus just as the number of confirmed cases rise to 1,000. Zweli Mkhize, the country's health minister, made this known on Friday. "This morning we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19," Mkhize said in a statement. He said the deaths occurred in Western [...]

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    Coronavirus scare! Grocery store thrashes $35,000 in food it says woman deliberately coughed on

Coronavirus scare! Grocery store thrashes $35,000 in food it says woman deliberately coughed on

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    COVID-19: US asks doctors, nurses around the world to reach out for work visas

COVID-19: US asks doctors, nurses around the world to reach out for work visas

The United States has asked medical professionals around the world who want to work in America to reach out for visa appointment.  On Thursday, the United States overtook China as the country with the highest number of novel coronavirus patients anywhere in the world. To further tame the spread of the virus and treatment of those infected, the US is calling out [...]

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    Angela Merkel tests negative for coronavirus

Angela Merkel tests negative for coronavirus

Angela Merkel, German chancellor, has tested negative for coronavirus for a second time. Merkel reportedly quarantined herself at home on Sunday, after she had contact with her doctor who tested positive for coronavirus. The doctor was said to have administered a precautionary vaccine against pneumococcal infection on Merkel on Friday. Steffen Seibert, the chancellor’s spokesman, on Wednesday said Merkel's second coronavirus test also [...]

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