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France halts hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment

The French government said Wednesday that doctors can no longer treat COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, a controversial and potentially harmful drug nonetheless being promoted by US President Donald Trump.The move came after two French advisory bodies and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week that the drug, a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, had been… Read More »

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On Africa Day 2020, President Buhari Says No Development Without Peace

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for peace on the continent as a prerequisite for sustainable development. In a message to African leaders to mark the ”Africa Day 2020,” commemorated by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), President Buhari said Africa has given the world a new hope by choosing… Read More »

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UK to introduce 14-day quarantine for international arrivals

Travellers arriving in Britain from abroad will face 14 days in quarantine, a senior minister confirmed on Friday, saying the government would give details later.The self-isolation rules will apply to international arrivals to the UK and include Britons returning to the country.“People who are coming to the UK will have to do quarantine,” Northern Ireland… Read More »

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Rwanda deploys robots to fight COVID-19

Rwanda is set to fight COVID-19 with humanoid robots that will help minimise risks of infections among health care workers, authorities.Five anti-epidemic robots – named Akazuba, Ikirezi, Mwiza, Ngabo, and Urumuri – will be mainly used to administer temperature checks, monitor patient status, and keep medical records of COVID-19 patients, the Health Ministry announced in… Read More »

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Gambari’s Appointment Great Asset To Nigeria, Africa, Former Un Secretary-General Says

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.” In a letter of congratulations addressed to Prof Gambari, dated May 18, 2020, the former UN Secretary-General wrote: ”I would like to sincerely… Read More »

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Beijing says Trump ‘shirking responsibility’ to WHO

Beijing on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of smearing China and shirking American responsibilities to the World Health Organization after the US president threatened to pull out of the UN health body.The American leader has been locked in a bitter war of words with Beijing, alleging it covered up the initial outbreak in central China late… Read More »

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Vatican, Italy start return to religious normal as public Masses resume

Pope Francis inaugurated the full reopening of St. Peter’s Basilica on Monday and Catholic churches held public Masses for the first time in two months in the latest easing of Italy’s coronavirus restrictions.Francis said a private Mass in a side chapel where St. John Paul II is buried to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the… Read More »

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Merkel cites ‘hard evidence’ Russian hackers targeted her

German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced frustration Wednesday that Russia was targeting her in hacking action, saying she had concrete proof of the “outrageous” spying attempts.“I can honestly say that it pains me. Every day I try to build a better relationship with Russia and on the other hand, there is such hard evidence that Russian… Read More »

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Pence to ‘keep distance’ from Trump: White House

US Vice President Mike Pence, whose press secretary tested positive for coronavirus, has decided to “keep his distance” from President Donald Trump for a few days, the White House said Tuesday.Katie Miller, Pence’s press secretary, tested positive for the virus last week along with a personal valet to Trump.White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said… Read More »