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COVID-19: France reports less than 400 deaths

PARIS France on Friday reported 389 additional fatalities related to the novel coronavirus, bringing the death toll in the country to 22,245. In a daily press briefing, Director General of Health...

China reports 1st local COVID-19 case in over month

ANKARAChina on Friday reported its first indigenous COVID-19 case in over a month despite strict measures to prevent the spread of the deadly virus within the country.The country’s National...

France sees mid-week dip in COVID-19 numbers

PARIS France continued to see declining coronavirus numbers Wednesday with a dip in both hospitalizations and fatalities, according to the Health Ministry. Hospitalizations totaled 15,960 with 2,558 of those patients in...

Chad suffering shortage of ventilators amid COVID-19

KHARTOUM, Sudan  Chad is facing a severe shortage of medical equipment as it battles the novel coronavirus with the country possessing only 25 ventilators that were sent by Turkey.  Speaking during...

Singapore confirms 1st case of new coronavirus variant

JAKARTA, Indonesia Singapore has confirmed its first case of a new coronavirus variant, which first emerged in the United Kingdom last week and is said to be more contagious.  In a...

Death toll in Israel from coronavirus reaches 258

JERUSALEM  Israel confirmed six more fatalities from the novel coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the country’s death toll to 258.  The Health Ministry said that 29 more cases were registered in the country...

Zero virus cases in Tunisia for 4th day in row

ANKARA Morocco and Libya recorded fresh coronavirus cases on Sunday, while Tunisia registered no infections or deaths for the fourth day in a row. In Morocco, the Health Ministry said 26...

WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trials for COVID-19

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that due to safety concerns, it is temporarily halting a clinical trial of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for treating coronavirus patients.  The announcement...

More than 3.5M recover from coronavirus globally

ANKARA Global coronavirus recoveries surpassed the 3.5 million mark Thursday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. Data showed a total of 3.504,346 patients won their battle against...

COVID-19 infections exceed 620K in South Africa

ABUJA, Nigeria   South Africa registered 1,846 new cases of the novel coronavirus Friday, bringing the number of infections to 620,132, the health ministry announced.  It said 115 people died from the...

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Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...

Zimbabwe’s albinos entangled in AIDS woes

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