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Nobody should take coronavirus lightly – Ghana Vice-President

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has warned Ghanaians against taking the COVID-19 pandemic as lightly. “Nobody should take COVID-19 lightly”, Dr Bawumia cautioned when he visited the COVID-19 Call Centre in

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5 reasons the world needs WHO, to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

1) Helping countries to prepare and respond WHO has issued a COVID-19 Strategic Prearedness and Response Plan, which identifies the major actions countries need to take, and the resources needed to carry them

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Africa mobilizing to minimize losses as COVID-19 pandemic continues worldwide advance

“The crisis has wide-ranging implications”, said the UN Chief, delivering remarks at a meeting with leaders of the African Group of countries on Wednesday. “This is in no way of Africa’s making. 

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NYC coronavirus deaths soar past 11,000 as confirmed cases rise

New York City passed yet another grim milepost as its coronavirus death toll surpassed 11,000 Thursday and confirmed cases neared 120,000, according to new official data. By Thursday afternoon the

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Six people in South Carolina die of coronavirus after attending same funeral

Six elderly South Carolina residents including a married couple died of coronavirus a feweeks after attending the same funeral, according to a report. All six of the deceased were African


G20 suspends debt repayment for 40 African nations

The G20 countries have suspended debt payment for the world’s poorest countries, most of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, to help them get through the economic impact of the coronavirus

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IMF Announces Debt Relief for African Nations to Fight Pandemic

The International Monetary Fund has approved a $500 million package to give six months of debt relief to developing nations struggling with the coronavirus pandemic. While the move is being welcomed, some

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Trump unveils plan to lift US Covid lockdown in three phases, but no timeline specified

U.S. President Donald Trump proposed guidelines on Thursday under which U.S. state governors could act to revive the U.S. economy from its coronavirus shutdown in a staggered, three-stage process.  Speaking at his

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UN chief calls for global cooperation to speed up Covid-19 vaccine

A Covid-19 vaccine may be the only thing that can bring back “normalcy,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday, hoping for just that before the end of the year. “A

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France’s president says US and China back a world truce and he thinks Putin will ‘definitely agree’

French President Emmanuel Macron said he has backing for a world truce during the coronavirus pandemic and is hopeful he can secure Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support. Speaking on French radio, Macron said he