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Coronavirus disease: What you need to know

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP  | Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that …

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Ugandan in Rwanda one of five coronavirus cases

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP & THE INDEPENDENT |  Rwanda has confirmed four additional coronavirus cases, one of them being a 22-year-old Ugandan national who arrived in Kigali from London on March 15. That brings to five the number positive cases in Rwanda, as the virus hits several East African countries. …

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COVID-19: Wash hands after counting money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is need to exercise high levels of hygiene especially when dealing with currencies, Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, the WHO country director has advised. He explains that touching money is one of the fastest ways through, which the Corona virus can be spread since …

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Kenya closes schools, restricted entry for foreigners

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Following the confirmation of two more Coronavirus cases, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has closed all schools and banned entry into the country by foreigners from countries that have been effected. He said only Kenyan Citizens and foreigners with valid resident permits will be allowed entry provided …

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South Africa’s mining, tourism brace for virus buffeting

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa may still have relatively few confirmed coronavirus cases but the flailing economy’s two major foreign exchange earners —  mining and tourism — are bracing to take a hit. China holds a special place in the economy of Africa’s most industrialised country which slid …

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Trump tests negative for virus as US expands Europe travel ban

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, his physician said, following concerns over his exposure to a disease that has paralyzed the globe. Trump agreed to the test after coming in contact with several members of a Brazilian presidential delegation visiting his …

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Spain, France impose tight controls as global infections pass 150,000

Paris, France | AFP |  France and Spain became the latest European nations to impose lockdowns, while Australia joined New Zealand in ordering self-isolation for all arrivals Sunday as the number of coronavirus infections around the world passed 150,000, with nearly 6,000 deaths. France ordered the closure of restaurants, bars, cinemas …

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South Africans flown back from virus-hit Wuhan

Polokwane, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa repatriated dozens of its citizens from China on Saturday over the coronavirus, the health ministry said, the first such move by a sub-Saharan country as cases across the region continue to rise. The 114 South Africans were working and studying in Wuhan city, …

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Premier League ‘may not finish’, says FA chief

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Football Association chairman Greg Clarke has reportedly told the Premier League he does not believe the domestic football season will be completed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League suspended all fixtures at an emergency meeting on Friday. Matches in the English Football League, …

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