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Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.

Uber pledges 10 million free rides and deliveries for workers affected by coronavirus

Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.
A spokesperson with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told E! that there was a call about a domestic dispute at Carter’s house in Lancaster, California, and after speaking with the couple, police took Martin into custody.

Aaron Carter’s girlfriend arrested for domestic violence

A spokesperson with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told E! that there was a call about a domestic dispute at Carter’s house in Lancaster, California, and after speaking with the couple, police took Martin into custody.
Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave with scientists expressing fears about the long-term damage to animals, plants and ecosystems.

First heatwave recorded in Antarctica

Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave with scientists expressing fears about the long-term damage to animals, plants and ecosystems.
An unidentified woman has accused popular rapper, French Montana and his employee of ‘drugging and sexually assaulting’ her.

Model sues French Montana for ‘drug overdose and sexual assault’

According to documents reportedly obtained by foreign news outlet The Blast, a woman who wants to remain anonymous has filed a lawsuit against Montana, his employee Mansour Bennouna, and his Coke Boy Records label.
Elon Musk is calling for regulation on organizations developing advanced artificial intelligence, including his companies.

Elon Musk donates 1,000 ventilators to California

Elon Musk purchased 1,000 ventilators and donated them to California hospitals to help treat coronavirus patients, the state’s governor said Monday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

World coronavirus toll soars as doctors overwhelmed

Coronavirus deaths soared across Europe and the United States on Sunday despite heightened restrictions, as Germany banned gatherings of more than two people and Chancellor Angela Merkel went into quarantine.
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)

Donald Trump: US on top as virus outbreak shuts largest cities

New York and Illinois followed California Friday in locking down to stem the coronavirus pandemic as President Donald Trump declared the United States was already “winning” the war despite a rapid rise in confirmed cases and deaths.
Instacart employee Monica Ortega poses beside the back of her vehicle, used for grocery deliveries and promoting her ‘Monica Goes’ youtube channel on March 19, 2020 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN - AFP)

Delivery drivers on the frontlines as coronavirus transforms shopping

Monica Ortega has been delivering groceries for three years, but with American life transformed by the coronavirus pandemic and many people staying indoors, her job has never felt more vital.
A taxi driver waits for passengers on the cruise ship Disney Wonder, docked Thursday morning in San Diego, to disembark after a 15-day cruise. There were no known cases of the coronavirus. (Howard Lipin - San Diego Union-Tribune)

Coronavirus: California orders 40 million residents to stay at home

California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered his state’s residents to stay at home. The order affects roughly 40 million people in the country’s largest state.
US President Donald Trump waves at the Trump International Golf Club as he arrives for a Super Bowl viewing party in West Palm Beach on February 2, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump presses for $1 trillion stimulus as US coronavirus deaths cross 100

The Trump administration pressed on Tuesday for the enactment of a $1 trillion stimulus package, possibly to include $1,000 direct payments to individual Americans, to blunt the economic pain from a coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 100 people in the country.
President Donald Trump is meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday to discuss a payroll tax cut as part of efforts to provide substantial relief to businesses and individuals who suffer financially as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus jitters: Donald Trump reacts as Americans clear stores

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told the public to stop panic-buying food and other supplies amid the coronavirus crisis, as his response to the outbreak came under fire.
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.

Scientists: Coronavirus can live on surfaces as long as three days

The new coronavirus can live in the air for several hours and on some surfaces for as long as two to three days.
Harvey Weinstein has been taken to hospital after being convicted of sexual assault and rape.

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be “totally confused” by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer’s downfall.
The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been cancelled over concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, making it the first major sporting event in the US to be scrubbed due to health concerns.

Indian Wells tennis cancelled over coronavirus fears

The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been cancelled over concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, making it the first major sporting event in the US to be scrubbed due to health concerns.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus: US death toll rises as 21 test positive on cruise ship

The death toll in the U.S. from the coronavirus rose to 17 on Friday, as the impact of the outbreak continued to have a knock-on effect across the country.
Oprah Winfrey fell dramatically to the floor after losing her footing at The Forum in Los Angeles as she spoke about “balance” in the context of wellness.

Oprah Winfrey blames wrong shoes for dramatic fall on stage

Oprah Winfrey fell dramatically to the floor after losing her footing at The Forum in Los Angeles as she spoke about “balance” in the context of wellness.
Tyson Fury and dethroned world champion Deontay Wilder will stage the next leg of their fight trilogy in July at the Las Vegas venue where their rematch took place.

Deontay Wilder to face Tyson Fury for another rematch in July

Tyson Fury and dethroned world champion Deontay Wilder will stage the next leg of their fight trilogy in July at the Las Vegas venue where their rematch took place.
Dethroned world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has exercised his rematch clause and will fight Tyson Fury a third time, according to media reports on Saturday.

Deontay Wilder exercises rematch clause for third fight with Tyson Fury

BT Sport, citing promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren, and Yahoo Sports, reported Wilder had officially exercised his contractual rematch clause and will take on Fury for a third time later this year.

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The state commissioner for health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, made the call in a telephone interview in Uyo on Saturday.

Akwa Ibom government demands second coronavirus tests, questions NCDC announcement of confirmed cases

The Akwa Ibom government appears to be contesting the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)’s announcement of cases of the novel coronavirus in the state.

Shippers council donates N10 million items to curtail coronavirus spread

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), has donated protective gears for port users worth N5 million and an additional N5 million to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos and FCT respectively.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Official: Bauchi to discharge two coronavirus patients

The Bauchi State Government has said that two out of the three index Coronavirus (covid-19) patients would soon be discharged.
At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Multi-national troops launch massive offensive operations against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists

The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has launched a coordinated offensive to dislodge Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists from Tunbuns Islands of the Lake Chad.
Juventus are weighing up a summer move for Chelsea’s contract rebel Willian.

Willian set for Stamford Bridge exit after seven seasons

“I have a beautiful story at Chelsea. I have a great relationship with the fans and everybody at the club. But my contract is ending and it’s going to be difficult,” the 31-year-old was quoted as saying by Brazilian news service Uol.