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China to give WHO $30 million more after US freezes funds

China announced Thursday it will give another $30 million to the World Health Organization to help in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, days after Washington said it would

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New York to Launch Massive COVID-19 Tracing Program

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg will help the state of New York design and fund a program to trace coronavirus infections as part of its strategy to contain the spread of the virus. 

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Trump Says US Suspending Immigration Due to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump says he will suspend immigration to the United States due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a tweet late Monday, Trump called the outbreak “the


South Africa’s President Announces $26 Billion Coronavirus Rescue Package

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a $26.3 billion “extraordinary budget” to help the country recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  President Ramaphosa said Tuesday in


Ghana’s Decision to Lift Partial COVID-19 Lockdown Criticized by Some

ACCRA – Ghana has lifted a three-week partial lockdown in major cities over the coronavirus – one of the first African countries to ease such restrictions. Some Ghanaians say they


20 years under Rwanda’s ‘benevolent dictator’ Paul Kagame

President Paul Kagame marks 20 years at the helm of Rwanda. He’s praised by some as a pioneer for women’s rights and environmentalism but criticized by others for his iron

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De Blasio cancels NYC parades, other city-permitted events through June

Some of the city’s biggest parades won’t step off in June, Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed Monday as he announced all parades and other city-permitted events will be canceled for


5-year-old daughter of Detroit first responders dies of coronavirus

The 5-year-old daughter of two first responders has died in Michigan after a coronavirus infection left her likely brain dead on a ventilator, her family says. Little Skylar Herbert first

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Ghana lifts lockdown after ‘enhanced testing’

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has lifted restrictions on movement in parts of the country that were under a partial lockdown and urged citizens to wear face masks. Other restrictions like

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Antiviral drug remdesivir shows promise in trial on monkeys with coronavirus

Coronavirus-infected monkeys treated with the experimental drug remdesivir improved significantly, an initial medical trial has shown. The animals showed marked improvement just 12 hours after the first treatment. US government