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Egypt reports 40 new coronavirus cases, 6 fatalities: Health ministry

  March 28, 2020   The 40 new patients are Egyptians, except for one Jordanian citizen, and all had come in contact with previously detected cases A member of medical team sprays disinfectant as a precautionary move amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at the underground Al Shohadaa “Martyrs” metro station in Cairo, Egypt March 22, 2020. (Reuters) ...

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‘Nonchalant’: Boris Johnson accused of Covid-19 complacency

  March 28, 2020   Government ‘too slow to act’ and ministers have failed to lead by example, health experts say To applaud the NHS on Thursday night, the prime minister ‘stood outside No 10 at a very significant distance from the chancellor’, a Downing Street spokesman insisted. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images   By Heather Stewart, ...

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AU Commission chair tests negative for COVID-19

  March 28, 2020   By ANADOLU   South Africa, Egypt, Morocco and Algeria are worst hit countries by coronavirus in Africa ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The head of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has tested negative for the coronavirus, he announced on Saturday. Mahamat on Friday disclosed that one of his staffers, a 72-year-old Mauritanian, tested positive ...

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‘Corona criminals’ prey on Europe’s coronavirus fears

  March 28, 2020   A man wearing a protective mask crosses on an electric scooter San Marco square deserted due to the nationwide lockdown, Milan, Italy, on March 27, 2020. PHOTO: EPA EFE   THE HAGUE (AFP) – From trafficking dodgy surgical masks to peddling counterfeit medicines and running Internet scams, criminals are finding ways to profit from the ...

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Protect ‘healthcare heroes’ from COVID-19, urges UN rights expert

  March 28, 2020   Provided by Lu Xiang | A patient has recovered after efforts by Lu Xiang and his medical team dispatched from Jiangsu Province to Huangshi, Hubei due to the COVID-19 outbreak.   By UN News Center   States and business leaders must step up efforts to ensure that the selfless doctors, nurses, first-responders and other medical ...

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British PM Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

  March 27, 2020   AFP/File / Tolga AKMEN | Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he has mild symptoms of the coronavirus.   By AFP   British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19. “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” he ...

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UN in Somalia confirms that an employee of a commercial contractor has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus

  March 27, 2020   FILE PHOTO: Netflix logo is seen in front of diplayed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in this illustration taken March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration   By UNSOM   MOGADISHU – The United Nations in Somalia confirms that an employee of a commercial contractor engaged by the United Nations has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). ...

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COVID-19 Diaries: The Danger for Refugees While World Stays Home

  March 27, 2020   More than 11 million Syrians are displaced at home or abroad, with many having fled their homes several times. Some are pictured here in Manbij, Syria, Feb. 21, 2020. (Heather Murdock/VOA)   By Heather Murdock | VOA News   ISTANBUL – Five years ago, in an apartment near Turkey’s border with Syria, I met a ...

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United G20 agrees on measures to combat coronavirus pandemic

  March 27, 2020   Group of 20 leaders pledges to minimize disruption to trade and global supply chains and coordinate public health and financial measures King Salman presides over an extraordinary meeting of G20 leaders where all delegates put social distancing to the extreme in a virtual conference, with all delegates dialing in from around the world. PHOTO: SPA ...

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U.S. indicts Venezuela’s Maduro, a political foe, for ‘narco-terrorism’

  March 26, 2020   FILE PHOTO: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a news conference at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero   WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Thursday indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and more than a dozen other top Venezuelan officials on charges of “narco-terrorism,” the latest escalation of the Trump ...

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