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Clubs gear up for Bundesliga restart in nine days’ time

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bundesliga clubs were racing Thursday to get ready for the restart of the season in nine days’ time, amid concerns about whether the players will stick to the strict hygiene guidelines implemented to ensure the campaign is completed. Twenty-four hours after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government gave …

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International tourism to plunge up to 80% due to virus: UN

Madrid, Spain | AFP | The number of international tourist arrivals could plunge by 60 to 80 percent in 2020 owing to the coronavirus, the World Tourism Organization said Thursday, revising its previous forecast sharply lower. Widespread travel restrictions and the closure of airports and national borders to curb the spread …

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Uganda gets UGX 1.9 trillion emergency funding from IMF

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday approved USD 491.5 million (1.9 trillion Shillings) in emergency funding for Uganda to address the impact left by the coronavirus on the economy.  The money is approved under the Rapid Credit Facility program that is meant to help poor …

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Parliament queries new gov’t digital learning approach

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has queried the new digital learning approach adopted by the government to keep children learning during the current coronavirus lockdown. A section of legislators says that the approach only benefits a few learners, mainly in urban centres. The Ministry of Education is encouraging …

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UN warns of risks for trafficking victims due to pandemic

Vienna, Austria | AFP | The UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Wednesday warned of increased risks to human trafficking victims due to the coronavirus crisis with people more vulnerable to exploitation and protection limited. New UNODC analysis found, other than the risk of catching the virus, some rescued victims have been unable …

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British boxing chiefs issue guidelines for return to ring

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Boxers fighting in Britain would be required to wear masks during ring walks and would be banned from using a spit bucket under proposals to allow for a resumption of the sport, it was reported on Wednesday. Boxing authorities are reportedly gearing up for a July re-start following the …

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The Wuhan lab at the heart of the US-China virus spat

Beijing, China | AFP | The Chinese laboratory accused by top American officials of being the source of the coronavirus pandemic conducts research on the world’s most dangerous diseases. US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have both claimed that there is evidence the pathogen came from the …

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