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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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Coronavirus: Institute of Accountants postpones EAC congress

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Coronavirus continues to disrupt economic and social events as experts fear it may spread further and worsen the situation. The latest development concerns the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda that last evening (March 13) announced on behalf of the East African Community Institutes of …

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Trump declares state of emergency in coronavirus-paralysed US

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in what critics say was a long-delayed admission of the gravity of the coronavirus crisis that has triggered the shutdown of schools, sporting events, offices and travel in the world’s richest country. Trump’s declaration Friday frees up …

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Rwanda confirms first coronavirus case

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Rwanda on Saturday confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus — an Indian citizen who arrived last week from Mumbai, the health ministry said. “He is currently under treatment in stable condition, isolated from other patients. The tracing of all contacts has been conducted …

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Beyond human toll, coronavirus could shake up global politics

Washington, United States | AFP | Thousands of people have died, the US response has infuriated European allies, and China has gone on a propaganda offensive. The new coronavirus is shaping up to be a cataclysmic event with far-reaching consequences in global politics. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected more than …

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English Premier League suspended until April 4

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The English Premier League suspended all fixtures until April 4 on Friday after a spate of coronavirus cases, including Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi. “Following a meeting of shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on …

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China, US spar over origin of coronavirus

Beijing, China | AFP | A Chinese government campaign to cast doubt on the origin of the coronavirus pandemic is fuelling a row with the United States, with a Beijing official promoting conspiracy theories and Washington calling it the “Wuhan virus”. The spat comes as China tries to deflect blame for …

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