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Wary Russian doctors count their own dead from virus

Moscow, Russia | AFP | When Russian cardiologist Alexei Erlikh and several colleagues started a project to keep track of medics who had died from the coronavirus, he never expected there would be so many names. Launched last week, the database already lists more than 70 dead doctors, nurses and lab …

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US govt reveals details of sunlight study on virus

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Department of Homeland Security revealed to AFP on Tuesday new technical details regarding its highly anticipated study into how ultraviolet radiation destroys the new coronavirus, saying that its experiment had accurately mimicked natural sunlight. A summary of the research was presented last week …

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Many questions for Boeing as it reports earnings

New York, United States | AFP |  As it reports first quarter earnings Wednesday, Boeing faces many questions over how it will navigate the coronavirus crisis and its devastating impact on global aviation. The largest exporter of manufactured goods in the United States, Boeing is expected by Wall Street analysts to …

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Coffee exports not affected by Covid-19 lockdown – UCDA

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda coffee exports are yet to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic after March figures showed growth compared to a year ago. Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said in a March 2020 report that Uganda coffee exports were 477,561 worth USD45.87M (Shs 171bn). This is higher …

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US registers millionth case as pandemic lockdowns ease

Washington, United States | AFP |  The United States on Tuesday recorded its one-millionth coronavirus case as countries including Spain, Russia and Nigeria took tentative steps back towards normal life by preparing to reopen some businesses. Excitement over partial easing of the lockdowns affecting more than half of humanity has been tempered …

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Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ gathers pace

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham became the latest Premier League club to open their doors to players on Tuesday as part of the “Project Restart” plan to finish the English top-flight season. The Premier League has been suspended since March 13 due to the coronavirus crisis but there …

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