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    Ghana president self-isolates after meeting COVID-19 patient

Ghana president self-isolates after meeting COVID-19 patient

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has gone into isolation for two weeks after someone close to him tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement on Saturday, Kojo Nkrumah, Ghana's minister of information, said the president has tested negative but has taken the measure in line with COVID-19 protocols. Nkrumah said Akufo-Addo would keep working from the presidential villa in Accra, the country's capital. "On [...]

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    With 212,326 infections, world records highest daily COVID-19 cases

With 212,326 infections, world records highest daily COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organisation says it has received a report of 212,326 new cases of COVID-19 across the world in the last 24 hours. This is the highest toll in a single day since the virus broke out in Wuhan, China, in December. Of the new cases, the US comes top with 34,477 followed by Brazil with 48,105 next to India which [...]

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    COVID-19: How China produced ’70bn face masks’ in three months

COVID-19: How China produced ’70bn face masks’ in three months

On March 3, 2020, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) expressed concern about how shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, was affecting health workers across the world. The organisation listed panic buying, rising demand, hoarding and misuse as part of the factors responsible for the non-availability of PPE, and called on governments and [...]

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    Infected Ghanaian minister resigns — after breaching COVID-19 protocol

Infected Ghanaian minister resigns — after breaching COVID-19 protocol

Carlos Ahenkorah, Ghanaian deputy minister for trade and industry, has resigned after breaching COVID-19 protocols. In a statement on Tuesday, Eugene Arhin, director of communications, office of the president, said the minister's resignation came after he admitted to breaching established COVID-19 guidelines despite having tested positive for the disease. The minister was said to have visited a registration centre in his constituency [...]

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    UN suspends two male employees in viral sex video

UN suspends two male employees in viral sex video

The United Nations (UN) says it suspended two of its male staff allegedly seen having sex in its official vehicle in Tel Aviv, Israel. Last week, the world body launched an investigation after a video of the incident went viral on the internet. Speaking with journalists in New York, US, on Thursday, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman of the UN secretary-general, said both workers [...]

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    EXTRA: Alabama students throw ‘COVID parties’ to see who gets infected first

EXTRA: Alabama students throw ‘COVID parties’ to see who gets infected first

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    Dubai police extradite Hushpuppi to the US

Dubai police extradite Hushpuppi to the US

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    Morris Anyah, Nigerian-American lawyer, makes shortlist for ICC prosecutor

Morris Anyah, Nigerian-American lawyer, makes shortlist for ICC prosecutor

Morris Anyah, a Nigerian-American lawyer, has been shortlisted for the position of prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Out of a total of 144 applications received as of November 25, 2019, Anyah and three other persons were the only applicants shortlisted for the position. Others in the list are Fergal Gaynor (Ireland), Susan Okalany (Uganda) and Richard Roy (Canada). Currently a trial [...]

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    British auctioner sells Igbo statues ‘stolen during Nigerian civil war’ for N86m

British auctioner sells Igbo statues ‘stolen during Nigerian civil war’ for N86m

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    Swine flu with ‘human pandemic potential’ found in China

Swine flu with ‘human pandemic potential’ found in China

Chinese pigs are frequently becoming infected with a strain of influenza that has the potential to jump to humans, according to infectious disease researchers. Commenting on the development, Robert Webster, an influenza investigator who recently retired from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, US, said it is a “guessing game” as to whether this strain will mutate to readily transmit between humans. “We [...]

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