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China supports inquiry ‘after pandemic brought under control’: Xi

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | China supports an “comprehensive evaluation” of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic after it “has been brought under control”, President Xi Jinping told the World Health Assembly on Monday. Xi told the virtual meeting via video that China has “always had an open, transparent and responsible attitude”, and had …

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Russia says growth of new coronavirus cases stopped

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Monday the growth in new coronavirus cases had been stopped as Russia reported under 9,000 infections for the first time since the beginning of the month. With more than 290,000 cases as of Monday, Russia has recorded the world’s largest number …

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Gulu district task force resettles street children

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 205 street children in Gulu have been resettled to safeguard them against coronavirus. It is estimated that at 600 street kids are scattered in the district. The children were either orphaned by HIV/AIDS or forced to abandon their homes due to poverty …

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UN says coronavirus is ‘wake-up call’ for the world

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The coronavirus pandemic should serve as a “wake-up call” to the world which must be more united in responding to the crisis, UN chief Antonio Guterres said Monday. The secretary-general said COVID-19 was the “greatest challenge of our age” and had demonstrated the world’s fragility, as …

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Five things from the Bundesliga comeback

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga as Germany gave fans across the world their first taste of elite football for two months amid empty stands and stringent hygiene guidelines designed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. AFP looks …

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Nigeria seizes British plane for flouting virus flight ban

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria has seized a British plane for flouting a travel ban imposed as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the aviation minister said Sunday. Flair Aviation, the airline involved, was authorised to conduct humanitarian flights but was caught operating commercial flights, Hadi Sirika said on …

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Burundi to vote in tense poll amid virus outbreak

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundians will vote Wednesday in a tense general election, despite a largely-ignored outbreak of coronavirus which is set to be the first major challenge for the new president. President Pierre Nkurunziza, who has been in power since 2005, shocked observers by deciding to step aside, five …

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Coronavirus found in semen

Those recovering from COVID-19 advised to use a condom The latest bit of the COVID-19 jigsaw puzzle comes from a small study conducted in China, which found SARS-CoV-2 RNA (the virus’s genetic code) in the semen of young COVID-19 patients. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, was conducted by …

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