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Lebanon’s government was teetering Monday as two ministers’ resignations over the deadly Beirut port explosion threatened to snowball and protesters’ fury on the scarred streets showed no sign of abating.

Lebanon government on brink over blast fallout

Lebanon’s government was teetering Monday as two ministers’ resignations over the deadly Beirut port explosion threatened to snowball and protesters’ fury on the scarred streets showed no sign of abating.
In a statement, Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe reported the testing of 3,197 samples in 24 hours, raising the total number of tests carried out in the country to 279,612.

Kenya reports over 1,000 coronavirus recoveries as cases reach 26,436

Kenya's coronavirus cases jumped by 599 on Sunday to reach 26,436, following the testing of 4,420 samples in 24 hours.
The Presidential Task force (PTF) on COVID-19 has revealed that 63 per cent of hand sanitiser sold in Abuja, have no NAFDAC registration.

Four dead after ingesting hand sanitisers

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it received notification of 15 cases of methanol poisoning associated with ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitisers in recent months.
Asian markets are mixed at the start of the trading week as investors weighed good economic news from China against the rising numbers of new coronavirus cases.

Asian markets begin week in mixed territory 

The Nikkei index in Tokyo finished Monday’s trading session with a 2.2% gain. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index is down 0.7% in late afternoon trading, while Shanghai’s Composite index is up 1.4% after a private survey showed Chinese manufacturing activity rose in July.
Kenya's coronavirus cases continued to increase sharply on Sunday with the Health ministry's announcement of 690 more infections.

Kenya coronavirus cases rise to 22,053 after 690 more test positive

Kenya's coronavirus cases continued to increase sharply on Sunday with the Health ministry's announcement of 690 more infections.Of the 690 new cases, Nairobi accounted for 535, Kiambu 56, Kajiado 28, Nyeri 24, Busia nine, Machakos seven, Nakuru and Kisumu six each, and Embu and Garissa four each.
Members of the Muslim burial organization prepare the body of a man who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for burial at Ghiedmatiel Islamia mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, July 31, 2020. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham

South Africa’s coronavirus cases surpass half a million

Just over 3 million people have so far been tested for the virus in South Africa, which confirmed its first case five months ago, and 8,153 deaths have been recorded. Africa has recorded 934,558 cases, 19,752 deaths and 585,567 recoveries, according to a Reuters tally.
South Korean prosecutors arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect Saturday as part of an investigation into allegations that the church hampered the government's anti-virus response after thousands of worshippers were infected.

South Korea arrests leader of church with big cluster over coronavirus infections

South Korean prosecutors arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect Saturday as part of an investigation into allegations that the church hampered the government's anti-virus response after thousands of worshippers were infected in February and March.
In a statement, Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe reported the testing of 3,197 samples in 24 hours, raising the total number of tests carried out in the country to 279,612.

Kenya crosses 20,000 mark with 723 more coronavirus infections

The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya surpassed 20,000 on Friday, with the recording of 723 more positive results following the testing of 8,679 samples.
Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev has ordered an extension of a nationwide lockdown by another two weeks to stem the outbreak of the coronavirus a day after officials began discussing a possible easing of restrictions.

Kazakhstan extends lockdown by two more weeks

Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev has ordered an extension of a nationwide lockdown by another two weeks to stem the outbreak of the coronavirus a day after officials began discussing a possible easing of restrictions.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

US adds over 55,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours

The United States on Sunday recorded 55,187 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University reported in its real-time tally.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Number of coronavirus cases across the world tops 16 million

The global number of coronavirus cases crossed 16 million on Sunday, more than half of them in the Americas and the Caribbean, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 0510 GMT.
Making the announcement during the daily briefing on Thursday, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi also revealed that another 378 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 7,135.

Kenya records highest new coronavirus infections in 24 hours at 796

Kenya has recorded the highest number new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours at 796.
Bolivia has recorded more than 2,200 confirmed coronavirus deaths among its 11 million population [Juan Karita-AP]

Hundreds of coronavirus-infected bodies recovered from Bolivian streets, homes

Bolivian police said on Tuesday they recovered more than 400 bodies from streets and homes over a five-day period, with 85 percent of the dead believed to have had coronavirus.

Oil steady as vaccine news counters rise in virus cases

Oil prices were little changed on Tuesday, trapped in the narrow trading band of the past three weeks as investors gauged hopes for a recovery in oil demand against fears of new lockdowns due to a growing number of coronavirus cases.
Malaysia is considering making face masks compulsory in public following the emergence of 13 new coronavirus clusters since the government relaxed broad curbs on movement and businesses in June, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Monday.

Malaysia considers making face masks compulsory in public

Malaysia is considering making face masks compulsory in public following the emergence of 13 new coronavirus clusters since the government relaxed broad curbs on movement and businesses in June, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Monday.
People wearing face masks are seen at the entrance of the Menarock Life aged care facility, where a cluster of some 28 new infections had been reported, in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon on July 14, 2020.

Australia suspends parliament over new wave of coronavirus cases

Australia’s parliament will be suspended for two weeks over fears that politicians could bring coronavirus from outbreak hotspots to the country’s capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

WHO reveals 10 African countries with high coronavirus cases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that 10 countries account for 88 percent of coronavirus cases in Africa.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Bangladesh arrests hospital owner over fake coronavirus results

A Bangladesh hospital owner accused of issuing thousands of fake negative coronavirus test results to patients at his two clinics was arrested Wednesday while trying to flee to India in a burqa, police said.

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