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With Thanksgiving two days away, Mark Ghaly, California’s Health and Human Services Secretary also urged people to say “no” to families and friends who want to gather.

Los Angeles announces new measures to contain coronavirus resurge

After hours of fierce debates, Los Angeles County decided Tuesday to end dining at restaurants for at least three weeks from 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at Downing Street in central London on September 9, 2020 following an announcement of further restrictions on social gatherings in England due to an uptick in cases of the novel coronavirus. – The UK government on on September 9 sets out tighter rules on social gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with concern mounting at rising infection rates among the young. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who can gather socially from 30 to six, with some exemptions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau / POOL / AFP)

Britain eases coronavirus restriction for Christmas

People in Britain will be able to celebrate Christmas with other families under a relaxation of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions for the holiday period.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari: Coronavirus caused Nigeria’s recession

As Nigeria slips into recession for the second time in five years, President Muhammadu Buhari, says it came about because of the severity of the global economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The (infection) numbers are subdued but they remain high,” Manuela Schwesig, premier of the northern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, told Deutschlandfunk radio.

Many German states favour extending coronavirus shutdown – state premier

Many of Germany’s 16 federal states are in favour of extending a partial shutdown meant to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and make family gatherings over Christmas possible, one of the state prime ministers said on Monday.
FILE PHOTO: Police officers on horses conduct a control to check exemption certificates and verify the identity on the Champs-Elysee avenue as France re-imposed a monthlong nationwide lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), in Paris October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

France to start easing lockdown rules in three steps

France will start easing coronavirus lockdown rules in coming weeks, carrying out the process in three stages so as to avoid a new flareup in the pandemic, the government said on Sunday.
Former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea star, Samuel Eto’o believes the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will offer many unique and memorable experiences for fans.

Samuel Eto’o: Qatar 2022‘ll be special experience for fans

In an interview with qatar2022.qa, the former Cameroon international who serves as a Global Ambassador for the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) – highlighted some of his favourite places to visit in the country. “I enjoy visiting lots of different places when I’m in Qatar. Sometimes, I like to go to the Villaggio Mall and on other occasions, I enjoy visiting the Katara Cultural Village, which has many shops and restaurants. I also love Banana Island, which is a brilliant holiday destination if you want to get away from it all,” said Eto’o, a four-time African Player of the Year.
The coronavirus vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been found to be 90% effective in preventing people from getting the virus.

Spain touts mass vaccine plan, sees light at tunnel’s end

After months of turmoil and over 42,000 deaths, Spain appeared to see light at the end of the tunnel Friday, announcing ambitious plans to vaccinate much of the population by mid-2021.

Donald Trump’s treasury secretary denies trying to hinder incoming administration

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied Friday that by ending several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal Reserve, he was trying to limit the choices President-elect Joe Biden will have to promote an economic recovery.
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Japan on ‘maximum alert’ after record coronavirus cases

Japan is on “maximum alert” after logging a record number of daily coronavirus infections, its prime minister said Thursday, though no immediate restrictions are planned.
Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precaution after the coronavirus case was announced by the health minister.

Algeria imposes fresh coronavirus restrictions

Algeria imposed new coronavirus restrictions Sunday, closing sport and cultural centres as well as beaches after a spike in infections.
“Our thoughts and our compassion are with the victims, the injured and their families in these very difficult hours for the republic of Austria,” Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said before a cabinet meeting.

Austria tightens virus restrictions, to close schools, shops

Austria’s government Saturday announced a return to tougher anti-coronavirus restrictions including shutting schools and non-essential shops to contain spiralling second wave infections.

Austria plans to go into lockdown until early December

The Austrian government plans to impose new lockdown measures from Tuesday, lasting until Dec. 6, a draft government regulation obtained by dpa revealed on Saturday.
The British Parliament has approved a four-week coronavirus lockdown plan to begin Thursday morning. Lawmakers approved the plan Wednesday, 516-38.

British parliament approves second national lockdown

The plan is an effort prevent COVID-19 from escalating out of control and overwhelming Britain’s National Health Service. It represents an about-face by Johnson, who until late last week had insisted on using his three-tier alert system, which implemented restrictions regionally based on infection rates in a given area.
Germany on Monday led a further tightening of coronavirus restrictions in Europe that have triggered anger and frustration across the continent, while the Covid-19 crisis in the United States deepened.

More European countries impose virus lockdowns

Germany on Monday led a further tightening of coronavirus restrictions in Europe that have triggered anger and frustration across the continent, while the Covid-19 crisis in the United States deepened.
[FILES] Scientists work in a lab of the Uni-pharma pharmaceutical company in a northern suburb of Athens, on June 5, 2020, where chloroquine pills are produced. – The company was able to activate an old license to manufacture this controversial drug, which in the 1990s was exported to Africa for the treatment of malaria. Despite the controversy, production and trials of chloroquine are carried on. The scientific community and public opinion are reeling from the withdrawal of the disputed study in the journal The Lancet on the use of chloroquine. But in Greece, where the manufacture of this drug resumed during the pandemic, the controversy is almost non-existent. (Photo by Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP)

Greece latest to renew virus lockdown, England may follow

Greece became the latest country to announce a partial lockdown Saturday to combat soaring coronavirus infections, and news reports suggested England may soon follow as other countries faced growing protests over restrictions.
The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) has generated the sum of N4,015,178,972.55 (Four Billion, Fifteen Million, One Hundred and Seventy-Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy- Two Naira, Fifty-Five Kobo Only) out of a quarterly budget of N6,499,393,323.99 (Six Billion, Four Hundred and Ninety-Nine Million, Three Hundred and Ninety-Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty-Three Naira, Ninety-Nine Kobo Only) for the third Quarter of the year 2020.

KWIRS generates N4.015 billion in third quarter of 2020

The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) has generated the sum of N4,015,178,972.55 (Four Billion, Fifteen Million, One Hundred and Seventy-Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy- Two Naira, Fifty-Five Kobo Only) out of a quarterly budget of N6,499,393,323.99 (Six Billion, Four Hundred and Ninety-Nine Million, Three Hundred and Ninety-Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty-Three Naira, Ninety-Nine Kobo Only) for the third Quarter of the year 2020.
Russia’s official number of coronavirus cases stands at 1,547,774, the fourth-highest in the world.

Russia records 346 single day deaths from coronavirus

Russia reported a national record number of deaths from the coronavirus in a single-day on Wednesday, with 346, bringing its official death toll to nearly 27,000.
Vladimir Putin has formally signed off on constitutional amendments that would allow the Russian leader to run again for president in 2024.

Russia orders bars, restaurants to close at night due to virus infections

The Russian Government on Tuesday ordered bars and restaurants throughout the country to close from 11: p.m. to 6: a.m. as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Manchester City ease into Champions League last 16

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The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.

US visitors from developing nations to pay thousands in visa bonds

The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.