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    Richard Quest: I recovered from COVID-19 two months ago but I’m still discovering new areas of damage

Richard Quest: I recovered from COVID-19 two months ago but I’m still discovering new areas of damage

Richard Quest, a presenter for CNN, US news-based pay television channel, says he is discovering new areas of "damage" to his body system, two months after recovering from COVID-19. On April 20, Quest, better known for hosting Quest Means Business, tested positive for COVID-19 but recovered on May 5. In an article published on Tuesday, Quest said indications of the coronavirus, including cough [...]

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    Brazilian president, master of COVID-19 theatrics, tests positive

Brazilian president, master of COVID-19 theatrics, tests positive

Jair Bolsonaro, president of Brazil, has tested positive for COVID-19.  The president who announced this on Tuesday said he had been exhibiting symptoms, including high temperature, since Sunday.  A fourth test conducted on Monday on the president showed he had the virus.  He had been comical with his management of the pandemic in his country. He said in April that if he got infected, [...]

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    With COVID-19 raging, China reports suspected case of deadly bubonic plague

With COVID-19 raging, China reports suspected case of deadly bubonic plague

The Chinese government says it has confirmed a suspected case of another infectious disease known as the bubonic plague. This development comes a few months after the first outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in Wuhan, China. According to Xinhua news agency, one suspected case was reported in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The health commission said the plague was diagnosed in a herdsman [...]

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    Ghana directs agencies to give priority to locally assembled vehicles

Ghana directs agencies to give priority to locally assembled vehicles

Nana Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, has mandated all government agencies to ensure that locally assembled cars are given preference during procurement. In a letter signed by Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, his chief of staff, the president said the government agencies must seek approval from the office of the chief of staff before initiating any process of purchasing a vehicle. "The president has [...]

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    Ghana president self-isolates after meeting COVID-19 patient

Ghana president self-isolates after meeting COVID-19 patient

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has gone into isolation for two weeks after someone close to him tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement on Saturday, Kojo Nkrumah, Ghana's minister of information, said the president has tested negative but has taken the measure in line with COVID-19 protocols. Nkrumah said Akufo-Addo would keep working from the presidential villa in Accra, the country's capital. "On [...]

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    With 212,326 infections, world records highest daily COVID-19 cases

With 212,326 infections, world records highest daily COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organisation says it has received a report of 212,326 new cases of COVID-19 across the world in the last 24 hours. This is the highest toll in a single day since the virus broke out in Wuhan, China, in December. Of the new cases, the US comes top with 34,477 followed by Brazil with 48,105 next to India which [...]

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    COVID-19: How China produced ’70bn face masks’ in three months

COVID-19: How China produced ’70bn face masks’ in three months

On March 3, 2020, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) expressed concern about how shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, was affecting health workers across the world. The organisation listed panic buying, rising demand, hoarding and misuse as part of the factors responsible for the non-availability of PPE, and called on governments and [...]

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    Infected Ghanaian minister resigns — after breaching COVID-19 protocol

Infected Ghanaian minister resigns — after breaching COVID-19 protocol

Carlos Ahenkorah, Ghanaian deputy minister for trade and industry, has resigned after breaching COVID-19 protocols. In a statement on Tuesday, Eugene Arhin, director of communications, office of the president, said the minister's resignation came after he admitted to breaching established COVID-19 guidelines despite having tested positive for the disease. The minister was said to have visited a registration centre in his constituency [...]

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    UN suspends two male employees in viral sex video

UN suspends two male employees in viral sex video

The United Nations (UN) says it suspended two of its male staff allegedly seen having sex in its official vehicle in Tel Aviv, Israel. Last week, the world body launched an investigation after a video of the incident went viral on the internet. Speaking with journalists in New York, US, on Thursday, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman of the UN secretary-general, said both workers [...]

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    EXTRA: Alabama students throw ‘COVID parties’ to see who gets infected first

EXTRA: Alabama students throw ‘COVID parties’ to see who gets infected first

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