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UN chief calls for ‘immediate global ceasefire’ amid pandemic

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed Monday for an “immediate global ceasefire” to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war,” he said in a brief speech at UN headquarters …

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IMF warns coronavirus recession could be worse than 2009

Washington, United States | AFP | The world economy is facing “severe” economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic that could be even more costly than in 2009 and will require an unprecedented response, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Monday. Georgieva called on advanced economies to provide more support to low income countries, which face a …

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UEFA postpones May’s Champions League, Europa League finals

Nyon, Switzerland | AFP | UEFA announced on Monday that it has postponed the Champions League, Europa League and women’s Champions League finals, originally scheduled for May, due to the coronavirus pandemic, with no new date given. European football’s governing body had already postponed the competitions until further notice earlier this month. UEFA said that …

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BREAKING NEWS: Uganda confirms 8 new COVID-19 cases

ALL travelers who have been in Dubai in the past two weeks urged to call the health desk on 0800-100-066 or 0800-203-033 for further follow-up 📞MOH toll free lines ✅0800-100-066 ✅0800-203-033 ❎Mr. Atek Kagirita: 0782 909 153 ❎Dr. Allan Muruta: 0772 460 297 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The …

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Coronavirus, reelection squeeze Trump from two sides

Washington, United States | AFP | Under pressure on one side from an economy cratered by  coronavirus and on the other by his crumbling reelection campaign, President Donald Trump is struggling to deliver Americans a clear message. After having finally gone all in on the strategy of social distancing to halt …

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COVID-19 pandemic ‘accelerating’: WHO chief

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The new coronavirus pandemic is clearly “accelerating”, the World Health Organization warned Monday, but said it was still possible to change its trajectory by going on the attack. The remarks came as the number of deaths soared past 15,000, with more than 341,000 people infected worldwide, …

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Windows of hope: Life in Europe under lockdown

  Rome, Italy | AFP | From the elderly Italian woman who routinely lines up the glasses of water she sets herself to drink every day, to the British composer leading a virtual orchestra, life for Europeans under coronavirus lockdown is an uncharted mix of resilience and creativity. Hundreds of millions …

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Oil prices volatile as virus saps demand

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Oil prices were mixed in volatile Asian trade on Monday, but remained at multi-year lows due to the double shock of the coronavirus pandemic and the Saudi-Russia price war. Both main contracts plummeted at the open after a trillion-dollar support package for the American economy crashed …

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Back to work in China virus epicentre as restrictions eased

Beijing, China | AFP | People in central China where the coronavirus was first detected are allowed to go back to work and public transport is restarting, as some normality slowly returns after a two-month lockdown. The easing of restrictions in Wuhan city comes as Chinese health officials reported Monday no …

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