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Dollar dominates as investors dump yen, Asia currencies on coronavirus spread

The yen was headed for its worst week in two-and-a-half years on Friday, as worries about the coronavirus’ spread in South Korea, Japan and Beijing drove funds from Asia to the towering U.S. dollar.
China’s National Health Commission, on Tuesday, says no fewer than 12,552 have recovered in Chinese mainland out of 72,528 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

Coronavirus infections drop as China reverts diagnostic guidelines

The number of new confirmed Covid-19 infections in China dropped significantly on Thursday as health authorities reverted a decision to count clinically diagnosed patients as confirmed cases.
20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.

Josh Okogie tips D’Tigers for Gold at Tokyo 2020

Shooting guard Josh Okogie has assured that the D’Tigers can ‘potentially win’ gold in the 2020 Olympic Games coming up in Tokyo, Japan from July 24 to August 9.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in Japan has recorded 70 more cases of Covid-19, as China’s death toll edges past 1,660. Franck Robichon-EPA

Coronavirus: Two former passengers from Japan cruise ship die

Two elderly former passengers from the coronavirus-wracked Diamond Princess died Thursday, Japanese authorities said, as fears mount for those who have left the ship after testing negative for the virus.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Africa free of coronavirus as Egyptian suspect tests negative

But four days later, the Egyptian health ministry and the World Health Organisation announced that repeated polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis, a test conducted on coronavirus patients, came out negative when the patient was examined
Manchester City advanced to the EFL Cup final following a 3-2 aggregate over Manchester United.

Five top games to watch in Europa League this week

The Europa League knockout phase begins on Thursday, with VAR being introduced to Europe’s secondary club competition for the first time outwith the final for the last 32, first-leg ties. AFP Sport picks five games to watch this week
TOKYO - Nissan shareholders vented their outrage at the Japanese automaker’s top management Tuesday for crashing stock prices, zero dividends and quarterly losses after the scandal-ridden departure of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Nissan shareholders furious at Carlos Ghosn scandal, dismal results

Nissan shareholders vented their outrage at the Japanese automaker’s top management Tuesday for crashing stock prices, zero dividends and quarterly losses after the scandal-ridden departure of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in Japan has recorded 70 more cases of Covid-19, as China’s death toll edges past 1,660. Franck Robichon-EPA

88 more people test positive for coronavirus on Japan cruise ship

An additional 88 people have tested positive for coronavirus on a quarantined cruise ship off the Japan coast, the health ministry said Tuesday.
A woman wearing a mask walks past a quarantine notice about the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China at an arrival hall of Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, January 20, 2020.

Coronavirus death toll near 1,900

Chinese health officials reported Tuesday the number of confirmed cases from a coronavirus outbreak has surpassed 72,000, with the death toll rising to nearly 1,900.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Athletes demand payment of allowances owed by ousted AFN chief

Nigeria track and field athletes have demanded for the payment of all allowances owed by the impeached president of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.
Americans leaving for chartered flights to the United States in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on Monday morning. Franck Robichon-EPA, via Shutterstock Motoko Rich Austin Ramzy

Coronavirus: Infected passengers evacuated on US flights

More than a dozen infected Americans from a coronavirus-riddled cruise ship off Japan flew on evacuation flights to the US with other passengers on Monday, as the epidemic claimed more lives in China to take the death toll above 1,700.
Runners, some wearing masks, compete on Sunday in a marathon in Kumamoto city, western Japan. AP

Tokyo marathon cancelled over coronavirus

Organisers said Monday they are cancelling the amateur portion of the Tokyo marathon, affecting around 38,000 runners, on fears about the spread of the new coronavirus in Japan.
The Diamond Princess docked in Yokohama. More than 200 Australians who have been quarantined on the ship will be flown by Qantas charter flight to a former workers’ camp outside Darwin. Anadolu Agency-via Getty Images

99 more coronavirus cases confirmed on cruise ship in Japan

Japan’s Health Ministry said on Monday that 99 more people on a quarantined cruise ship in the port of Yokohama have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases on the vessel to 454.

NCDC: Five China travellers test negative for coronavirus in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has revealed that five returning travellers from China into the country have tested negative for the novel Coronavirus, Covid19.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in Japan has recorded 70 more cases of Covid-19, as China’s death toll edges past 1,660. Franck Robichon-EPA

Coronavirus: US to evacuate Americans quarantined on Japan cruise ship

Americans will be removed from a cruise ship quarantined off Japan and flown home, the US embassy said Saturday as dozens of more cases of the new coronavirus were diagnosed on board.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in Japan has recorded 70 more cases of Covid-19, as China’s death toll edges past 1,660. Franck Robichon-EPA

Coronavirus cases on Japan ship rise to 355

The number of people infected with the deadly new coronavirus on a quarantined ship off Japan has risen to 355, the country’s health minister said Sunday, as the United States, Canada and Hong Kong prepare to repatriate their residents on board.
A new coronavirus has taken a growing toll of Chinese health workers on the front line of the fight to stop it, a top official said on Friday, as authorities reported more than 5,000 new cases, including more than 120 deaths.

New coronavirus cases drop for third day as toll passes 1,600

The number of new cases from China’s coronavirus epidemic dropped for a third consecutive day on Sunday, as the World Health Organisation chief warned it was “impossible” to predict how the outbreak would develop.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says in the last 24 hours China has reported 1,820 laboratory-confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 46,550.

Coronavirus: China death toll hits 1,500

The death toll from a new coronavirus epidemic in mainland China, surged past 1,500 on Saturday, as France reported the first death outside of the Asia-Pacific region.

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