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Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO: Global coronavirus cases could hit one million in few days

Now, the virus has impacted almost every corner of the globe, and the number of confirmed cases is expected to surpass 1 million any day now, the World Health Organisation’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters on April 1.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus cases will soon reach one million globally

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic will soon reach one million globally.
President of The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino delivers a speech during the elective assembly of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on October 22, 2018 at the Hilton hotel of Rome's Fiumicino airport. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

Health must come first, then everything else – FIFA chief

Gianni Infantino, the president of world football’s governing body, FIFA, has spoken on a range of topics related to the current crisis football is facing as a result of the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic.
Former Brazil and Barcelona player Ronaldinho Gaucho

Brazil legend Ronaldinho celebrates 40th birthday in jail

The Samba star enjoyed his landmark birthday in a Paraguayan prison after allegedly using a fake passport to enter the South American country.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has revealed that Gonzalo Higuain is close to penning a new contract.

Pipita leaves Juventus quarantine to meet sick mother in Argentina

Juventus striker Gonzalo 'El Pipita' Higuain has left the team’s quarantine and returned home to Argentina, according to multiple reports in Italy on Thursday.
The Copa América has been suspended, Conmebol have confirmed on Tuesday.

Copa América moved to 2021

The Copa América has been suspended, Conmebol have confirmed on Tuesday.
President Lenin Moreno of Ecuador wrote on Twitter that Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Peru, Guyana, and Ecuador have agreed to ‘unify measures for the entry of people into each country’.

South American countries unite to combat coronavirus

Eight South American countries have agreed to a regional alliance ”PROSUR” to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Former Brazil and Barcelona player Ronaldinho Gaucho

Ronaldinho wins five-a-side tourney in prison, scores five goals

Legendary Brazilian forward Ronaldinho won a five-aside futsal prison football tournament in Paraguay with he and his teammates winning a 16kg suckling Pig as their prize.
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FIFA give clubs permission to decline international call-ups, recommend fixture postponement

FIFA have issued a statement granting clubs the option to prevent their players from joining up with their national teams and have recommended that all international matches be postponed until further notice due to coronavirus.
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South America asks FIFA to delay World Cup qualifiers because of virus

South America’s football federations asked FIFA to delay their qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar because of the global new coronavirus pandemic.
Former Brazil and Barcelona player Ronaldinho Gaucho

Ronaldinho adapting to jail with usual smile – prison chief

Former Brazil and ex-FC Barcelona player Ronaldinho Gaucho is adapting quickly to life in a Paraguayan jail, the head of the facility told Reuters on Monday.
“Thus, Brazil has its first confirmed case of the disease,’’ Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said at a news conference.

Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in South America

A Sao Paulo resident who recently travelled to Italy has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Brazil’s Health Ministry said, in the first confirmed case in South America on Wednesday.
Casemiro has revealed that he “wanted Neymar to come to Real Madrid”, with the Brazil international in regular contact with his fellow countryman.

Casemiro: I wanted Neymar to come to Real Madrid, he’s a great player

Casemiro has revealed that he “wanted Neymar to come to Real Madrid”, with the Brazil international in regular contact with his fellow countryman.
Neymar admits to having grown up wanting to be like Manchester United legend David Beckham, with the Brazilian modelling his game on the ex-England captain.

Neymar always wanted to be like David Beckham, modelled his game on Manchester United...

Neymar admits to having grown up wanting to be like Manchester United legend David Beckham, with the Brazilian modelling his game on the ex-England captain.
Javier Mascherano admits to having snubbed David Beckham and a move to MLS expansion side Inter Miami in favour of returning to his roots at Estudiantes.

Javier Mascherano admits to snubbing David Beckham’s Inter Miami for Estudiantes return

Javier Mascherano admits to having snubbed David Beckham and a move to MLS expansion side Inter Miami in favour of returning to his roots at Estudiantes.
A dengue fever outbreak that has affected thousands of Paraguayans in recent weeks has reached as far as the presidential palace, with the country’s leader Mario Abdo confirmed as having been struck by the disease.

Paraguay’s president contracts dengue fever amid outbreak

A dengue fever outbreak that has affected thousands of Paraguayans in recent weeks has reached as far as the presidential palace, with the country’s leader Mario Abdo confirmed as having been struck by the disease.
Toyota Motor Corp is investigating a blaze at its headquarters in western Japan’s Toyota City, believed to have broken out in the technology development division.

Toyota recalls 3.4 million cars over possible malfunction

Toyota is recalling about 3.4 million vehicles worldwide over the suspected malfunctioning of airbags, the carmaker said on Wednesday.

WHO mulls declaring coronavirus a global health threat

Following the announcement by China’s national health body that the new coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will hold a meeting on Wednesday to decide if it (ailment) should be declared a global health emergency.

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Gary Neville lifts lid on Sir Alex’s three-step transfer approach at Manchester United

Gary Neville has likened Sir Alex Ferguson’s approach to recruitment at Manchester United to Pep Guardiola’s methods at Manchester City.
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eBay waives seller fees for new businesses to help shuttered retailers move online

eBay is launching a new “Up & Running” program today that aims to help physical retailers move some of their business online if they’ve been shutdown or are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of that program, eBay is waiving seller fees for new businesses to the platform starting today, April 2nd, through June 30th.
Toyota Nigeria Limited, on Thursday, said it has collaborated with its foremost dealer, Elizade Nigeria Limited, to donate three units of ambulances to Lagos State Government in support of the fight to eradicate the COVID-19 from the state.

Toyota, Elizade donate three ambulances to Lagos

Toyota Nigeria Limited, on Thursday, said it has collaborated with its foremost dealer, Elizade Nigeria Limited, to donate three units of ambulances to Lagos State Government in support of the fight to eradicate the COVID-19 from the state.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders at Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.

Nigerian military ramps up attacks on Boko Haram locations

In furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East of the Country, the Armed Forces of Nigeria (Nigeria Military), through the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, has ramped up attacks against terrorists’ locations in Borno State.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian equities market posts 0.10 per cent growth

The Nigerian equities market closed Thursday trading on upward trend, appreciating by 0.10 per cent, amid Dangote Cement gain.