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European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

European Union holds off decision on borders; Americans set to be excluded

European Union countries failed to settle on Friday on a final "safe list" of countries whose residents could travel to the bloc from July, with the United States, Brazil and Russia set to be excluded.
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is “more than ignorant” to argue that North Korea’s recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions, the North’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

John Bolton responds to Donald Trump’s attacks with a warning

More than 17 months at the White House as national security adviser, John Bolton says he never came across evidence that President Donald Trump had been personally compromised by a foreign power, financially or otherwise.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook removes Donald Trump ads featuring symbol linked to Nazis

Facebook on Thursday took down Trump campaign ads that featured a symbol used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, saying the posts breached the platform’s policy on hate.
NASA and SpaceX are set to launch a crewed mission Wednesday to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.

NASA, SpaceX set to launch first crewed mission

NASA and SpaceX are set to launch a crewed mission Wednesday to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.
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 considers limiting contact with Mike Pence over coronavirus scare

US President Donald Trump said Monday that Mike Pence has tested negative for coronavirus but he may limit his contact with the vice president.
Katie Miller, press secretary to vice-president Mike Pence, has tested positive for Covid-19. Patrick Semansky-Associated Press

Mike Pence spokeswoman tests positive for spokesperson

The US vice president’s spokeswoman became the second White House staff this week to test positive for the coronavirus, officials said Friday, even as President Donald Trump continued to go mask-free at a World War II commemoration with veterans in their 90s.
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, Mike Pence test negative after White House valet contracts coronavirus

US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have tested negative for the novel coronavirus after a member of the US military who works at the White House as a valet came down with the virus.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

White House staffer tests positive for coronavirus

A member of the U.S. military who works in close proximity to President Donald Trump has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
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 coronavirus task force will continue ‘indefinitely’

He wrote, “The White House Coronavirus Task Force, headed by Vice President Mike Pence, has done a fantastic job of bringing together vast highly complex resources that have set a high standard for others to follow in the future.”
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who leads White House’s coronavirus task force, on Tuesday visited the Mayo Clinic without a mask.

US vice president visits coronavirus clinic without mask

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who leads White House’s coronavirus task force, on Tuesday visited the Mayo Clinic without a mask.
The nation's top doctor, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, said Americans should brace for levels of tragedy reminiscent of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Coronavirus raises specter of gravest attacks in modern US times

America's surgeon general raised the specter of the gravest attacks against the nation in modern times to steel an anxious country Sunday for the impending and immeasurable

Mike Pence: US wants to help coronavirus patients without health cover

Millions of Americans without health insurance should not have to pay for any Covid-19 treatment, the White House said on Friday in Washington.
US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that he and his wife would be tested for coronavirus after one of his office staffers contracted the illness.

US VP, wife to be tested as staffer contracts coronavirus

US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that he and his wife would be tested for coronavirus after one of his office staffers contracted the illness.
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.

Donald Trump: I’m awaiting my coronavirus test result

President Donald Trump said Saturday he had taken a coronavirus test, as the White House began protectively checking the temperature of anyone coming into close contact with him or Vice President Mike Pence.
The White House has ordered federal health officials to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified.

Coronavirus: US extends travel ban to UK, Ireland

Vice President Mike Pence announced Saturday that a travel ban imposed on European nations over the coronavirus pandemic would be extended to the United Kingdom and Ireland starting at 0400 GMT Tuesday.
Google is creating a website for people to screen their health and help them find testing sites at Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart locations

Google is building coronavirus screening website

Google is creating a website for people to screen their health and help them find testing sites at Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart locations. The move is part of a public-private partnership to dispense COVID-19 testing to “millions of Americans” in the weeks ahead, according to Vice President Mike Pence.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

Brazil president denies testing positive for coronavirus

Some media had reported that Bolsonaro received an initial positive test result for COVID-19, but his official social media account later said tests were negative — and posted a photo of the leader making an offensive arm gesture to reporters earlier this year.

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

NCDC rules out elderly, symptomatic coronavirus patients from home care

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has ruled out elderly patients and those with severe symptoms from home care treatment for COVID-19.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police order arrest of fake coronavirus taskforce in Anambra

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang, has ordered the arrest of illegal task force teams claiming to be enforcing COVID-19 measures including wearing of face masks in the state.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Governor Badaru: Jigawa power transmission substation set for inauguration

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa says the 96 megawatts capacity Gagarawa power transmission substation is set for inauguration in three weeks time.
Ibrahim Magu

Presidency: Ibrahim Magu’s probe shows anti-corruption fight is real

The Presidency on Saturday said those who hold the belief that the ongoing investigation of the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, is an indication of the administration’s failing anti-corruption fight have missed the point.

NGO distributes palliatives to physically changed

Lola Cater for the Needy Foundation, an Abuja-based non-governmental organisation, has distributed some palliative materials to the People Living With Disabiluties (PLWDs) in Karamajiji, Abuja.