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Wuhan Ends Months of Total Lockdown_Ada Nkong

Trains packed with thousands of passengers arrived in Wuhan Saturday as the Chinese city that was Ground Zero for the global coronavirus pandemic partly reopened after months in lockdown. Returnees, some wearing two face masks, latex gloves and protective suits, were greeted at the railway station by staff in similar anti-virus gear — a grim reminder… Continue reading Wuhan Ends Months of Total Lockdown_Ada Nkong

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US Invites Health Care Workers to Apply for Visa_Ada Nkong

Following the surge of cases of Covid-19 in the US and the need for more hands in its health care System, the United States government has called on health experts seeking to work in the country to apply for visas. A statement from the government says "We encourage medical professionals with an approved U.S. non-immigrant… Continue reading US Invites Health Care Workers to Apply for Visa_Ada Nkong

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Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus_Ada Nkong

In a video posted on Twitter minutes ago, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, confirmed he had developed mild symptoms – “a temperature and persistent cough” – over the last 24 hours and, on the advice of the chief medical officer, he took a test which returned positive for coronavirus. Johnson said he is self-isolating and… Continue reading Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus_Ada Nkong

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South Africa Records First Two Covid-19 Deaths_ Ada Nkong

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.… Continue reading South Africa Records First Two Covid-19 Deaths_ Ada Nkong

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US Offers $15 Million for Arrest of Venezuelan President_Ada Nkong

The US has charged Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro and other senior officials in the country with drug trafficking crimes. The move, which will increase tensions between the two nations, was announced by Attorney General William Barr. The US also offered a $15m (£12.5m) reward for any information leading to Mr Maduro's arrest. It has long… Continue reading US Offers $15 Million for Arrest of Venezuelan President_Ada Nkong

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Italian Priest in Same Guesthouse With Pope Francis Positive for Coronavirus_Ada Nkong

An Italian priest working in the Vatican and residing in the Santa Marta guesthouse where Pope Francis lives has tested positive for coronavirus and has been hospitalized, Italian media reported this evening, and America confirmed the story from Vatican sources. The priest, identified as Msgr. Gianluca Pezzoli, 58, is head of the Italian section of… Continue reading Italian Priest in Same Guesthouse With Pope Francis Positive for Coronavirus_Ada Nkong

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US Senate OKs $2T Coronavirus Stimulus Package Unanimously_Ada Nkong

By a vote of 96-0, the Senate passed a massive $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus compromise package just before midnight Wednesday, ending days of deadlock and sending the bill to the House of Representatives -- which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said will soon take up the historic measure to bring relief to individuals, small businesses, and… Continue reading US Senate OKs $2T Coronavirus Stimulus Package Unanimously_Ada Nkong