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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday became the latest celebrity to test positive for COVID-19, joining heir to the throne Prince Charles.

Celebrities hit by coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday became the latest celebrity to test positive for COVID-19, joining heir to the throne Prince Charles.
A banner for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics is seen behind a traffic sign, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato --File Photo

Tokyo Games moved to 2021 as ‘light at end of pandemic tunnel’

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the world’s last sporting showpiece still standing this year.
A man, wearing a face mask aas a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, sits at a bus stop in front of an advertisement for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Games in Bangkok on March 23, 2020. (AFP)

Canada pulls out of Olympics over virus fears

Canada pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears as Japan’s prime minister Monday admitted a delay may be “inevitable” and the International Olympic Committee said a decision should come within weeks.
Lewis Hamilton in Melbourne before the Australian GP’s cancellation. Stephen Blackberry-Action Plus-Rex-Shutterstock

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton self-isolates as precaution

Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he is self-isolating but will not get tested for coronavirus as others need attention more than him.
The sobering reality of the pandemic has made Prime Minister Justin Trudeau roll out a series of measures to stop further spread of the disease.

Canada’s confirmed coronavirus cases tops 1,000

Canada’s reported cases of the COVID-19 respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus passed more than 1,000 on Friday. Till date 12 deaths have been recorded and 204 cases reported in a single to take the tally to 1077.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

UN: Coronavirus disrupting education of 849.4m worldwide

The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the education of an eye-popping 849.4 million people worldwide, the monitoring arm of the United Nations’ Cultural and Education Agency (UNESCO) said yesterday.
Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi said athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus crisis.

Athlete concerns grow ahead of Olympics

Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi said athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus crisis.
The European Union is locking down its borders with all other nations. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced today that all external borders for countries within the group will close for 30 days for nonessential travel.

European Union closes all external borders for 30 days

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed governments to not only encourage local social distancing, but also to limit the number of people entering their countries in an effort to stop the virus from spreading further. Europe closing its borders is one of the biggest expressions of that strategy yet
The Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa, Canada, has suspended passport application processing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in its community.

Nigeria missions in Canada halt passport processing

The Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa, Canada, has suspended passport application processing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in its community.
The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, speaks during a news conference on the Covid-19 situation from his residence in Ottawa where he is self-isolating on Monday. Dave Chan-AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus: Canada shuts borders to all countries except US

Canada has closed its borders to nationals from all countries except the United States in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, speaks during a news conference on the Covid-19 situation from his residence in Ottawa where he is self-isolating on Monday. Dave Chan-AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus: Canada closes border to foreigners

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that Canada is closing its borders to most foreign travellers, except Americans, in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
(FILES) In this file handout photograph released on January 17, 2019, from the Facebook page dedicated to their disappearance, Luca Tacchetto (L) and Edith Blais (R) pose for a selfie at an unknown location. – A Canadian and an Italian kidnapped in 2018 in Burkina Faso by armed men were found alive on March 13, 2020, by peacekeepers near Kidal, in northeastern Mali, diplomatic sources and the UN mission (Minusma) said. “The UN peacekeepers found Friday afternoon in the vicinity of Kidal an Italian national and a Canadian national taken hostage in 2018 on Burkinabe territory,” a security official with Minusma told AFP. These are Edith Blais and Luca Tacchetto, said a diplomatic source. (Photo by FAMILY HANDOUT / FACEBOOK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / FACEBOOK PAGE DEDICATED TO THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EDITH BLAIS AND LUCA TACCHETTO”

Italian taken hostage in Burkina Faso returns to Rome

An Italian who was taken hostage with a Canadian woman in Burkina Faso in 2018 has returned to Rome after the pair emerged safely in Mali, the Italian foreign ministry said.
Édith Blais, centre, and Luca Tacchetto, left, meet with Canada's ambassador to Mali, Michael Elliott, after being found in Mali. (MINUSMA, the UN Mission in Mali)

Couple kidnapped in Burkina Faso two years ago found in Mali after escaping

A Canadian woman and her Italian partner kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 have been found in good health in the northwest of Mali after fleeing their captors, and were set to be repatriated, diplomatic and UN sources said on Saturday.
President Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus (above with Trump last weekend). Associated Press

Brazil’s president tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus, the country’s Journal O Dia, reported.
It said Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was felling well and would remain in isolation.

Canadian premier’s wife tests positive for coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office announced Thursday night.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been tested for coronavirus and she is now in self-isolation along with her husband.

Coronavirus: Canadian premier, wife in self-isolation

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has been tested for coronavirus and she is now in self-isolation along with her husband.
Pius Adebola Adesanmi

Canadian university remembers Pius Adesanmi

Nigerian-Canadian professor, Pius Adesanmi, remains irreplaceable one year after his death, says his former employer, Carleton University, Canada.

German tourist becomes first confirmed coronavirus death in Africa

A German tourist died on Sunday of the novel coronavirus in a Sinai resort of eastern Egypt, the health ministry announced, the first death from the epidemic recorded in Africa.

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World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.

World Athletics to review 2020 season calendar

World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.
Bursaspor full-back Shehu Abdullahi has urged people to unite in order to defeat the coronavirus.

Shehu Abdullahi: We will defeat this virus together

The pandemic which is currently causing problems across the world has claimed thousands of lives, paralysed major activities and affected the economy.
Dillian Whyte says Anthony Joshua was “pretending” he wanted an all-British battle last year, but remains ready and willing if his bitter rival wants another grudge fight.

Dillian Whyte: Anthony Joshua pretending he wanted all-British fight

Dillian Whyte says Anthony Joshua was “pretending” he wanted an all-British battle last year, but remains ready and willing if his bitter rival wants another grudge fight.
One of Nigeria’s leading sex therapists, using a special herb known as Kayanmata, Oji Oghenetejiri, has declared unapologetically that most women have sexual problems.

Many women have sexual problems – sex therapist

One of Nigeria’s leading sex therapists, using a special herb known as Kayanmata, Oji Oghenetejiri, has declared unapologetically that most women have sexual problems.
Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez, has split from his wife — and is now dating the daughter of a Real Housewives of Cheshire star.

Manchester City won’t sell Riyad Mahrez – reports

The French champions have been heavily linked with a move for the Algerian winger, but City have no intentions of offloading the 29-year-old who joined them from English Premier League rivals Leicester City in 2018.