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WHO suspends use of Chloroquine for treatment of COVID-19, gives reason

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday, said it had “temporarily” suspended clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine, as potential treatment for COVID-19. WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, addressing a virtual press conference, said that the WHO-backed trials had been “suspended while the safety is reviewed”. The decision has been taken, after a publication indicated that the […]

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Brazil topples Russia as coronavirus world hot spot No.2

Brazil registered 16,508 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, taking the national totalto 347,398. Fatalities also increased by 965 on Saturday.The death toll is now 22,013. Skeptics, however believed that the actual number of cases and deaths is higher than the official figures disclosed by the government. The suspicion arose because the testing capacity of Latin […]

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COVID-19: UK deaths rise to 36,675

Another 282 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Friday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 36,675, British Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, said on Saturday. The figures include deaths in all settings such as hospitals, care homes and the wider community. Meanwhile, 2,959 people have been confirmed positive for […]

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U.S. jails Nigerian Emmanuel Odiah for 54 months over $600K fraud

A Nigerian Emmanuel Odiah has been sentenced to 54 months in U.S. federal prison after pleading guilty for money laundering. The charge was in connection with a wire-fraud scheme that swindled victims out of more than $600,000. U.S. Attorney Scott C. Blader, Western District of Wisconsin, announced the sentence. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) […]

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Africa COVID-19 cases top 100,000

The COVID-19 pandemic on Friday reached a milestone in Africa, with more than 100,000 confirmed cases. The virus has now spread to every country in the continent since the first case was confirmed in the region 14 weeks ago. Despite crossing this threshold, the pandemic, which has struck with such devastating force in much of […]

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10 Ministers contract deadly Coronavirus

Ten South Sudan ministers have contracted the deadly coronavirus disease. Information Minister Michael Makuei has told the BBC that all former members of the high-level task force on coronavirus – apart from the health minister – have tested positive for Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. But he has denied reports that President […]