Chile Reports First Coronavirus Death

  An 83-year-old woman has became Chile’s first victim of the coronavirus pandemic, health authorities said Saturday. Health Minister Jaime Manalich earlier in the day said that 103 new cases had been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total to over 500. In Latin America, only Brazil has registered more cases. Of Chile’s … Continue reading Chile Reports First Coronavirus Death

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N380 Forex Rate Not Devaluation Of Naira, Says Emefiele

  Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele on Saturday clarified that the recent jump in foreign exchange rate to N380 to a dollar is not a devaluation but an adjustment. According to Mr Emefiele, the apex bank has the responsibility to see to the adjustment in the Naira, insisting that the … Continue reading N380 Forex Rate Not Devaluation Of Naira, Says Emefiele

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Defiant Olympic Chiefs Face Increased Pressure To Postpone Tokyo 2020

  Pressure mounted on Olympic organisers to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games on Saturday after the powerful US track and field federation urged this summer’s event be pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. The IOC had refusal to cancel the Olympics, saying that the Games were further away than other shelved events. USA Track … Continue reading Defiant Olympic Chiefs Face Increased Pressure To Postpone Tokyo 2020

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Almost One Billion People Confined To Homes As Coronavirus Toll Exceeds 12,000

  Almost one billion people were confined to their homes worldwide on Saturday as the global coronavirus death toll topped 12,000 and US states rolled out stay-at-home measures already imposed across swathes of Europe. More than a third of Americans were adjusting to life in various phases of virtual lockdown — including in the US’s … Continue reading Almost One Billion People Confined To Homes As Coronavirus Toll Exceeds 12,000

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Paulo Dybala Becomes Third Juventus Star Hit By Coronavirus

  Argentina striker Paulo Dybala said Saturday that he has become the third Juventus player to test positive for coronavirus. “Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know that we have received the Covid-19 test results and that Oriana (Sabatini, his girlfriend) and I are positive,” the 26-year-old tweeted. “Fortunately, we are perfectly fine. … Continue reading Paulo Dybala Becomes Third Juventus Star Hit By Coronavirus

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COVID-19: Sao Paulo Closes All Non-Essential Businesses For Two Weeks

  Sao Paulo state Governor Joao Doria on Saturday ordered a two-week quarantine from Tuesday to help curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The state is the economic capital of Latin America and the worst-hit area of Brazil, which has recorded more than 900 virus cases and 11 deaths. Six of those deaths have … Continue reading COVID-19: Sao Paulo Closes All Non-Essential Businesses For Two Weeks

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North Korea Fires Two Ballistic Missiles Into Sea Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

  North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday, the latest in a series of such launches by Pyongyang as the world struggles with the coronavirus pandemic. The South Korean military condemned the launches as “extremely inappropriate given the difficult situation the world is experiencing due … Continue reading North Korea Fires Two Ballistic Missiles Into Sea Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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COVID-19: Italy Records Almost 800 Daily Deaths

  Italy on Saturday reported 793 new coronavirus deaths, a one-day record that saw its toll shoot up to 4,825 — 38.3 percent of the world’s total. The number of COVID-19 infections rose by 6,557 to 53,578, another record. The total number of fatalities in the northern Lombardy regions around Milan surpassed 3,000. It accounts … Continue reading COVID-19: Italy Records Almost 800 Daily Deaths

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Britain Asks Shoppers To Stop Panic-Buying

  The British government on Saturday urged people to stop panic-buying during the coronavirus crisis, claiming there was enough food for everyone. With supermarket shelves still being stripped of essential items, including toilet paper, officials said there was no need for panic. “There’s no risk of food running out,” Environment Secretary George Eustice told reporters … Continue reading Britain Asks Shoppers To Stop Panic-Buying

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Man United, Man City Unite To Help Manchester Food Banks

  Manchester United and Manchester City have joined forces to donate a combined £100,000 ($117,000) to help local foodbanks affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Collections are normally made at home games for both Manchester giants by fans’ groups supporting foodbanks, but football in England is suspended until at least April 30 due to restrictions on … Continue reading Man United, Man City Unite To Help Manchester Food Banks

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