Quarter Of A Billion Africans At Risk Of COVID-19 Infection – WHO

The coronavirus could infect a quarter of a billion Africans and put intolerable pressure on the continent’s fragile health system, a new World Health Organisation report said on Friday, as the pandemic’s global death toll topped 300,000. Despite fears of a second wave of infections, borders began opening up in Europe and lockdowns continued to

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UK To Bail Out London Transport System With $1.95bn

The British government will pump £1.6 billion into London’s public transport system to restore services and help prevent overcrowding as people return to work, operator Transport for London (TfL) said Friday. London mayor Sadiq Khan is now expected to restore full bus and train services, having warned they would be cut further without emergency state

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Chinese Police Seize Counterfeit Notes Worth $59m

Chinese police have seized counterfeit notes with a face value of 422 million yuan ($59 million) in the largest haul since the 1949 founding of the People’s Republic of China. Sixteen members of a counterfeiting ring spanning from southern Guangdong province to Heilongjiang province in China’s far northeast were arrested in a joint police operation,

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Messi Has To Win World Cup To Be Better Than Me – Ex-Brazilian Star Edilson

Former Brazilian star, Edilson says Lionel Messi has to win the World Cup to prove he is better than him. The 49-year-old was part of the Brazilian side that won the Japan/Korea 2002 World Cup title. He also claimed that during his prime, he was better than Messi and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo. Similarly, Edilson

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German Doctor Warns Footballers Of ‘Irreversible’ Damage From COVID-19

Despite rigid hygiene guidelines for the restart of the Bundesliga this weekend, a leading German sports doctor has warned footballers are still at risk of suffering “irreversible” and potentially career-ending lung damage from the coronavirus. With Europe’s other top leagues at least a month away from resuming, the German Football League (DFL) has drawn up

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Twitter To Allow Employees Work From Home ‘Forever’

The microblogging site, Twitter, announced on Tuesday that it could allow employees to continue to work from home indefinitely even after the end of the coronavirus crisis. Twitter said it is one of the first companies to implement the stay-at-home model in early March and the decision to allow workers to continue work from home

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Premier League Players Face Strict New Training Protocols

Premier League players are set to be subjected to a strict testing regime if they are to return to training amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to British media reports. The BBC said Tuesday it had seen a copy of official protocols sent to all 20 Premier League clubs detailing the need for corner-flags, balls, cones,

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OPEC Sees Oil Market Already Rebalancing

The rebalancing of the oil market is underway and will accelerate, the OPEC cartel said Wednesday, days after some of its members voluntarily increased their production cuts. The world oil market was thrown into disarray earlier this year as lockdown measures imposed by governments to slow the spread of the coronavirus led to plunge in

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New Resolution On Pandemic Truce Presented To UN Security Council

Germany and Estonia submitted Tuesday a resolution to the UN Security Council on a ceasefire in various conflicts around the world during the coronavirus pandemic, to replace one drafted by France and Tunisia that the United States has blocked. Encompassing five major points — compared to the previous draft’s nine — the proposal by the

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Australia Treasurer Tests Negative For COVID-19 After Public Coughing Fit

Australia’s treasurer Josh Frydenberg tested negative for coronavirus, after suffering a coughing fit during a speech in parliament that left him breathless and straining for water. “Yesterday I was tested for COVID-19 out of an abundance of caution,” he tweeted on Wednesday. “This morning I received the result of the test which was negative.” Frydenberg’s

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