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FILE PHOTO- Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) hold a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, February 13, 2020. REUTERS-Annegret Hilse

Armenian premier tests positive for coronavirus

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his family have tested positive for the coronavirus, he said Monday, as the rate of new infections soared in the Caucasus nation.
California Governor Gavin Newsom declared state of emergency in Los Angeles County after protests over the killing of George Floyd turned violent on Saturday.

George Floyd: State of emergency declared in Los Angeles

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared state of emergency in Los Angeles County after protests over the killing of George Floyd turned violent on Saturday.
Majority of our laws are dead, said, Ajibola Basiru, spokesman of the senate.

Senator Basiru: Most of our laws are obsolete, dead

Ajibola who spoke on a live social media programme ‘Politics Everywhere With SOK’, said Nigeria needs to declare a state of emergency on its laws which are no longer useful to the people.
Japan is planning to lift a state of emergency for three more prefectures as the number of new coronavirus cases falls.

Japan lifting state of emergency for three more prefectures

Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said Thursday in Tokyo a group of experts have approved a plan to lift the emergency imposed for the western prefectures of Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has extended relaxation of the Clovis-19 lockdown he imposed on Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas till Sunday.

RIVLEAF: Governor Wike’s state of emergency is amusing

A pressure group, the Rivers Leadership Advancement Foundation (RIVLEAF), has described as “funny and disturbing”, the claim by the Rivers State Government that it had uncovered a plot to declare a State of Emergency on the state.

PDP warns against plot to foist emergency rule in Rivers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned against the exposed plots by certain unpatriotic and disgruntled individuals, allegedly working for the All Progressives Congress (APC), to orchestrate a security situation and push for imposition of a state of emergency in Rivers State.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has extended relaxation of the Clovis-19 lockdown he imposed on Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas till Sunday.

Rivers alleges plan to declare state of emergency

The Rivers State Government said it has uncovered plans by some Abuja based citizens of the state to cause a breakdown of law and order, so as to declare a State of Emergency in the state.
Spain’s daily coronavirus death toll dropped to 288 on Sunday, the lowest since March 20, as the country eased its lockdown to allow children outside for the first time in six weeks.

Spain’s coronavirus deaths return to lowest level

The number of deaths in Spain due to the novel coronavirus was only 87 on Sunday, the lowest level in two months, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said.
More than 2,800 people have been arrested in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for failing to wear face masks in public places and for violating the social distancing rules outlined under country’s state of emergency, the Addis Ababa Police Commission disclosed Saturday.

Ethiopian police arrest 2, 800 for violating coronavirus rules

More than 2,800 people have been arrested in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for failing to wear face masks in public places and for violating the social distancing rules outlined under country’s state of emergency, the Addis Ababa Police Commission disclosed Saturday.
People queue to get a free food ration at the Aluche Neighborhood Association (AVA)’s food bank in Madrid, on May 16, 2020. – AVA warned that due to the economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak many people have already any resources left. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

Spain premier says to seek one-month extension of state of emergency

Spain’s government will seek a fresh extension of its state of emergency that will last “about a month” until the transition out of lockdown is completed, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wears a protective mask after a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan April 17, 2020. Kiyoshi Ota-Pool via REUTERS

Japan to lift state of emergency

Japan is expected to decide on Thursday to lift the nationwide state of emergency in many of its prefectures after the number of new coronavirus cases fell in recent days.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Lagos assembly seeks account of coronavirus spending

The Lagos House of Assembly on Thursday asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to account for expenses incurred from donations received in support of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Top (L-R) Barcelona’s French defender Clement Lenglet, Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique and bottom (L-R) Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Arthur, Barcelona’s Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez and Barcelona’s Spanish defender Jordi Alba pose before the UEFA Champions league first leg quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 10, 2019. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Barcelona players set for more pay cut talks

Barcelona are bracing themselves for another round of pay cuts because those accepted by players last month will not cover the huge losses anticipated as the Nou Camp remains shut.
Filipe Nyusi

Mozambique extends coronavirus restrictions

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday prolonged by a month the state of emergency ordered on 1 April to try to slow the spread of coronavirus infections.
The Kano State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to take urgent steps to reactivate the NCDC COVID 19 testing centre at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

Kano governor urged to adopt ‘wartime strategy’ against coronavirus

Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, development expert and human rights activist, says wartime strategy should be adopted to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Kano state.
RIYADH - The Saudi-led military coalition on Monday rejected Yemen separatists' declaration of self-rule over the country's south and demanded an end to any escalatory actions.

Saudi-led coalition rejects South Yemen self-rule declaration

The Saudi-led military coalition on Monday rejected Yemen separatists' declaration of self-rule over the country's south and demanded "an end to any escalatory actions."
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The time to act is now: A letter to African leaders about the coronavirus...

The threats hanging over the African continent with regard to the spread of Covid-19 demand our individual and collective attention. The situation is critical. Yet this is not about mitigating another African humanitarian crisis, but to diffuse the potentially damaging effects of a virus that has shaken the global order and put under question the bases of our living together.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the measures will be announced in detail Tuesday and will include increased social distancing but stop short of hard lockdowns of the kind in place in Europe.

Japan records 53 new coronavirus cases, 7,744 in total

Japan’s Health Ministry and local governments said on Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 cases in the country rose by 53 to 7,744.

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Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

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