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Israel has provided medical equipment for the PA to combat the pandemic, as well as guidance and cooperation with Palestinian medical crews.

Israel, Palestine collaborate to mitigate coronavirus spread

Israel has provided medical equipment for the PA to combat the pandemic, as well as guidance and cooperation with Palestinian medical crews.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
China’s Foreign Ministry announced Friday the temporary suspension of all entries into the country from Saturday.

China imposes entry ban, cancels visas

China’s Foreign Ministry announced Friday the temporary suspension of all entries into the country from Saturday.
South Korea’s total number of novel coronavirus cases — the largest outside China, where the disease first emerged — approached 6,000 on Thursday as authorities reported 145 new infections.

China places ban on foreigners to prevent second wave of infections

China on Thursday announced a temporary ban on entry of foreigners holding valid visas or residence permits and drastically cut international flights in a bid to prevent a second wave of infections amid a surge in the number of imported cases in the country.
The country’s health minister Amadou Samateh said 70-year-old Bangladeshi tested positive for COVID-19 after he passed away.

Gambia confirms first coronavirus death

The Gambia has confirmed its first death related to COVID-19. It was a Bangladeshi Islamic preacher, who died in an ambulance as he was being rushed to hospital at the weekend.
Antonio Guterres

Racial discrimination over pandemic shameful – UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says there are growing acts of racial discrimination over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, describing the attitude as shameful.
US President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. – Trump ordered the suspension of evictions and mortgage foreclosures for six weeks as part of the government effort to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

China: Donald Trump trying to ‘shift blame’ for pandemic

Beijing accused US President Donald Trump on Friday of trying to “shift the blame” for the global coronavirus pandemic in an escalating row between the two powers.
China announced plans early on Wednesday to expel U.S. journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post in retaliation for U.S. curbs on Chinese media.

China expels US journalists from three top newspapers

China announced plans early on Wednesday to expel U.S. journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post in retaliation for U.S. curbs on Chinese media.
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily press briefing on Monday.

China attacks US for calling coronavirus ‘Chinese virus’

A spat between the US and China over the novel coronavirus escalated on Tuesday as President Donald Trump angered Beijing by referring to the pathogen as the “Chinese Virus.”
(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.
TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday that it is the U.S. regime which must change its nature and not Iran.

Iran warns Trump over dangerous actions after Iraq strikes

Iran on Friday warned US President Donald Trump against taking “dangerous actions” after American forces launched airstrikes that they said targeted a pro-Iranian armed group in neighbouring Iraq.
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily press briefing on Monday.

China reacts after North Korea launches projectiles

China’s foreign ministry, asked about North Korea’s launch of projectiles, says it calls on all parties to adhere to consultation and dialogue to achieve lasting peace in the Korean peninsula.

Italian tourists caught trying to evade Mauritania virus containment

A group of Italian tourists tried to escape coronavirus confinement in Mauritania but were caught and sent back to their home country, the West African country said on Wednesday.
Seyyed Mohammad Mirmohammadi, a member of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council, has died of the novel Coronavirus.

Coronavirus kills top Iran official

A member of a council that advises Iran’s supreme leader died today after falling sick from the new coronavirus, state radio reported, becoming the first top official to succumb to the illness that is affecting members of the Islamic Republic’s leadership.
Coronavirus - Self-isolation is nowhere near as dramatic as having to live in a Hazmat suit in a tent. Stefano Guidi-Getty Images

Saudi bars Gulf citizens from holy cities over coronavirus fears

Saudi Arabia on Friday barred citizens from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council from entering two of Islam’s holiest cities amid fears over the new coronavirus, the foreign ministry said.
A Japanese man with a suspected coronavirus infection has died in hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the Japanese foreign ministry said Saturday.

Japanese with suspected coronavirus infection dies in China

A Japanese man with a suspected coronavirus infection has died in hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the Japanese foreign ministry said Saturday.
At least 31,000 people have now been infected by a virus that ophthalmologist Li Wenliang brought to light in late December.

China virus crisis deepens as whistleblower doctor dies

A Chinese doctor who was punished after raising the alarm about China’s new coronavirus died from the pathogen on Friday, sparking an outpouring of grief and anger over a worsening crisis that has now killed more than 630 people.
Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China's Foreign Ministry, speaks at a regular news conference in Beijing, China, January 6, 2016. China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing did not have advance knowledge of North Korea's test of a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device, adding that it firmly opposes Pyongyang's action. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Coronavirus: China criticises US travel restrictions

China’s Foreign Ministry has blasted the US government for restricting the entry of Chinese nationals due to the coronavirus outbreak, which this week was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation.

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Coronavirus lockdown excites married women in Ekiti

Some married women in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday say the ‘stay-at-home’ order occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, has turned out to be a blessing in guise for them.
Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total to 22 cases.

Nigeria opens another coronavirus test site, recruits medical lab scientists

Nigeria now has seven functional laboratories to test for the Covid-19 virus, the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said on Wednesday.
Co-author of popular early learners English handbook, Brighter Grammar, Ajibola Ogundipe, has died at the age of 92.

President Buhari mourns Nigerian author Phoebean Ogundipe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday mourned the death of a foremost Nigerian educationist and author, Phoebean Ogundipe.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

Coronavirus death toll hits 196 in African countries

The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in African countries has reached 196 as confirmed cases surpassed 5,786, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Wednesday.
Authorities in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, have arrested prostitutes who have been visiting coronavirus isolation centres in some hotels and offering their services.

Over 188,000 recover from coronavirus globally

One hundred and eighty-eight thousand, three hundred and fifty-two people have so far recovered globally from the novel coronavirus, according to data published by Worldometers, a website providing real time statistics on the infection around the world.