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Malawi veep Chilima to forgo full salary to help Covid-19 fight

Malawi vice-president Saulos Chilima has said he will forgo his entire salary of K1.7 million monthly towards efforts  to mobilise resources for the coronavirus (Covid-19) fight. Chilima’s spokesperson Pilirani Phiri confirmed that the State Vice-Presiden
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Malawi veep Chilima to forgo full salary to help Covid-19 fight

Malawi vice-president Saulos Chilima has said he will forgo his entire salary of K1.7 million monthly towards efforts  to mobilise resources for the coronavirus (Covid-19) fight. Chilima’s spokesperson Pilirani Phiri confirmed that the State Vice-President has committed all his salato ro the Covid-fight. “I can confirm that Chilima is giving up three months salary to contribute […] The post Malawi veep Chilima to forgo full salary to help Covid-19 fight appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Malawi puts 60 people under surveillance over suspicion of coronavirus

Health officials in Lilongwe have been following up 60 people – including students at Bishop Mackenzie International High School – over suspicion of  coronavirus (Covid-19). Lilongwe District  Health Office (DHO) Alinafe Mbewe-Tambala said they hav
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Malawi puts 60 people under surveillance over suspicion of coronavirus

Health officials in Lilongwe have been following up 60 people – including students at Bishop Mackenzie International High School – over suspicion of  coronavirus (Covid-19). Lilongwe District  Health Office (DHO) Alinafe Mbewe-Tambala said they have traced 60 people who are believed to have had contact with the first patient of Covid-19. “So far we have […] The post Malawi puts 60 people under surveillance over suspicion of coronavirus appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

France's COVID-19 crisis washes up in ocean territories

Anxiety is growing over the coronavirus threat for France's overseas territories, located in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans thousands of kilometres from the mainland, with distance proving no protection for regions with fragile health infrastructure.
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France's COVID-19 crisis washes up in ocean territories

Anxiety is growing over the coronavirus threat for France's overseas territories, located in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans thousands of kilometres from the mainland, with distance proving no protection for regions with fragile health infrastructure. The «Outre-mer» or overseas departments, largely a legacy of the country's colonial past, are considered fully integral to the nation, with inhabitants holding French passports, voting in national elections and sending MPs to the Paris parliament. For many in France, they are best known as easily accessible and French-speaking destinations for holidays in areas resembling paradise. But the coronavirus crisis risks being even more grim there than on the mainland itself, where thousands have died from COVID-19. There have so far been 13 coronavirus deaths in the overseas territories, mainly on the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Martin, as well as two victims on the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte. But there is also rising concern about the disease's spread on Reunion in the Indian Ocean, in French Guiana in South America, and on French Polynesia and New Caledonia in the Pacific. France is now sending two helicopter carriers -- the Mistral and the Dixmude -- to the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean to bolster local hospitals and clinics that risk being overwhelmed if the number of cases rises further. The Dixmude left its Mediterranean port Friday morning carrying medical equipment including hand gel and over one million surgical masks for the Antilles, the army said in a statement, though it is not expected to arrive until mid-April. And while the two ships will provide logistical support, they will not be used as hospital ships to take patients on board. «We are following the situation in the overseas territories very closely and we are aware of the fragilities,» government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye said this week. «It is a major subject of concern, attention and mobilisation.» - 'Catastrophe' - The remoteness of the territories, coupled with their high poverty and unemployment rates, risks turning any outbreak into full-blown epidemic that could quickly overwhelm health professionals. A source close to discussions between government ministries on containing the crisis, who asked not to be identified by name, told AFP, «It is going to be a catastrophe.» «We feel there is no pilot on board,» Gabriel Serville, an MP for French Guiana, told AFP. «I fear for the worst for a territory that is behind in health terms, with poor areas where social distancing is not possible.» Mayotte, where 82 percent of the population lives under the poverty line, often in shanty towns without running water, is a particular source of concern. «There has been no organisation or preparation,» said Mansour Kamardine, a rightwing MP on the island. «It feels like we're just making it up as we go along.» On France's Pacific island territory of New Caledonia, located east of Australia between New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, early spring is usually a time of celebration for the yam harvesting season. But there is no mood for -- or possibility of -- festivity. Indigenous Melanesians, known locally as Kanaks and counting for 39 percent of the population, already have prevalent health issues, particularly diabetes and respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. If the virus were to spread, the impact would be «devastating,» said Georges Mandaoue, a prominent local politician. «I've put all tribal chiefs in charge of explaining the consequences of the virus and the measures to protect everyone,» he told AFP. People are aware of the danger, Mandaoue said, for example cultivating fields while respecting security distances. «They go to the river but not to the sea anymore, and greet each other from far away, without handshakes,» he said. - 'Happened before' - The memory of previous epidemics such as leprosy remains vivid, as do scars from the arrival and colonisation of the island by Europeans, who brought unknown diseases with them that decimated the local populations. «We know that epidemics have happened before, that people had to isolate members of the tribe and not see them before the burial,» said Gilbert Assawa, a tribal chieftain. Regularly scheduled passenger flights between Paris and the overseas territories have been suspended, though cargo transit is continuing. Most of the regions have also imposed lockdowns similar to that of mainland France, and some have also decreed nightly curfews. The government insists that everything is being done to maintain control of the situation. «The systems that have been put in place in the overseas territories match the same criteria and organisation as mainland France,» said Overseas Territories Minister Annick Girardin. © Agence France-Presse

New Singapore study shows early immune system response in Covid-19 patients could cause respiratory distress

SINGAPORE - When a virus invades a body, the development of the disease is often determined by how the immune system reacts to the infection. Most of the time, the immune system mounts a protective response. But sometimes, that response can be harmful too, e
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New Singapore study shows early immune system response in Covid-19 patients could cause respiratory distress

SINGAPORE - When a virus invades a body, the development of the disease is often determined by how the immune system reacts to the infection. Most of the time, the immune system mounts a protective response. But sometimes, that response can be harmful too, experts say. If the immune system kicks into overdrive, for instance, it could stimulate the over-production of proteins called cytokines, which can cause inflammation. Cytokines are molecular messengers of the immune system. For Covid-19 patients, this cytokine storm can lead to symptoms such as breathlessness or respiratory distress. Now, a team of Singapore scientists have found that patients with Covid-19 could have a dynamic and fluctuating immune response to the virus, particularly in the early stages of the disease. For instance, when the immune system responded in a way that caused the body to produce more cytokines, it correlated with the period when the patients became more sick and experienced respiratory distress, such as breathlessness. The study was published last week in the scientific journal Cell Host and Microbe.

Netizens praise Wellington Primary School sisters who dropped supportive note to pest controllers 

Two students from Wellington Primary School have won the hearts of local netizens for showing compassion via high-rise littering.  I kid, I kid, they had great intentions. Sisters Cui En and Cui Ying — aged 12 and 11 respectively — had spotted pest con
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Netizens praise Wellington Primary School sisters who dropped supportive note to pest controllers 

Two students from Wellington Primary School have won the hearts of local netizens for showing compassion via high-rise littering.  I kid, I kid, they had great intentions. Sisters Cui En and Cui Ying — aged 12 and 11 respectively — had spotted pest control workers resting at the foot of their HDB block in Canberra Walk and decided to show some love with a heartfelt handwritten note.  PHOTO: Facebook / Mamaa EetaaWritten on the Wellington Primary School foolscap sheet was a wonderful message of encouragement to the pest control workers. This was what the Cui sisters wrote:  “To three of you, we both are sisters and we do hope you all have a nice day! And if you feel like giving up, we might not be there but we are counting on you to do well in your work! Have a very nice day! Hope we make your day!”

GnB Comics Singapore is having an awesome sale to help you get through quarantine

In the event you've burned through your stash of video games and TV shows while you're stuck at home, help is at hand. GnB Comics, an indie comic book store in Singapore, is stepping up to provide valuable geeky reading material while you're stuck indoors.
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GnB Comics Singapore is having an awesome sale to help you get through quarantine

In the event you've burned through your stash of video games and TV shows while you're stuck at home, help is at hand. GnB Comics, an indie comic book store in Singapore, is stepping up to provide valuable geeky reading material while you're stuck indoors. The only catch is you'll have to drop by 6th April 2020 before the store closes to adhere to the Singapore government's Covid-19 preventive measures. The sweetest part of this deal would be the USD to SGD direct dollar value sale for all trade paperbacks. This means if a paperback is going for US$30 (S$43), it will be sold for $30 which is an awesome deal! Given the current retail situation, do consider supporting your local comic book store as we get through this together.

Scottish health chief RESIGNS after police tell her off for breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules

Dr Catherine Calderwood is stepping down from the post of Scottish chief medical officer following an embarrassing revelation that she repeatedly broke the same Covid-19 lockdown rules her office has been preaching. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scottish health chief RESIGNS after police tell her off for breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules

Dr Catherine Calderwood is stepping down from the post of Scottish chief medical officer following an embarrassing revelation that she repeatedly broke the same Covid-19 lockdown rules her office has been preaching. Read Full Article at RT.com

What Comes After COVID-19, Freedom Or Despotism?

The coronavirus crisis that has enveloped the world has brought about calls for society and economy-wide action on the part of governments that has been matched by the imposing of radical shutdowns and compulsory mass quarantining as tens of millions of peopl
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What Comes After COVID-19, Freedom Or Despotism?

The coronavirus crisis that has enveloped the world has brought about calls for society and economy-wide action on the part of governments that has been matched by the imposing of radical shutdowns and compulsory mass quarantining as tens of millions of people are told to not to go to work and to stay at home instead.

Italy records its lowest daily death toll for more than two weeks with 525 fatalities in 24 hours

The COVID-19 death toll rose by 525 to 15,887 - the highest total of any country in the world - however, this marked its lowest daily increase since the 427 registered on March 19.
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Italy records its lowest daily death toll for more than two weeks with 525 fatalities in 24 hours

The COVID-19 death toll rose by 525 to 15,887 - the highest total of any country in the world - however, this marked its lowest daily increase since the 427 registered on March 19.

Business owners start issuing face masks to their employees

This weekend Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury's and Asda gave masks to employees as the Government comes under more scrutiny to change their recommendations to protect workers.
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Business owners start issuing face masks to their employees

This weekend Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury's and Asda gave masks to employees as the Government comes under more scrutiny to change their recommendations to protect workers.

Mother, 45, is celebrating the arrival of baby number TWENTY-TWO after giving birth to a daughter 

Sue Radford, 45, and husband Neil, 49, have announced the birth of a baby girl weighing 7lb after a ten-hour labour at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.
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Mother, 45, is celebrating the arrival of baby number TWENTY-TWO after giving birth to a daughter 

Sue Radford, 45, and husband Neil, 49, have announced the birth of a baby girl weighing 7lb after a ten-hour labour at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Boris Johnson admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus 

His overnight stay at a London NHS hospital, believed to be St Thomas' in Westminster, comes 10 days after he first tested positive for the infection and began self-isolating in his Number 11 flat.
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Boris Johnson admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus 

His overnight stay at a London NHS hospital, believed to be St Thomas' in Westminster, comes 10 days after he first tested positive for the infection and began self-isolating in his Number 11 flat.

The Queen urges Britons to pull together to get through coronavirus crisis 

The Queen has urged the nation to come together and remain resolute in the battle against coronavirus in a rare and poignant televised speech to the nation this evening.
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The Queen urges Britons to pull together to get through coronavirus crisis 

The Queen has urged the nation to come together and remain resolute in the battle against coronavirus in a rare and poignant televised speech to the nation this evening.

South Sudan: Country's First COVID-19 Case is UN Staff Member

[VOA] Juba -South Sudan confirmed its first COVID-19 case Sunday, a 29-year old woman who entered the country on Feb. 28 from the Netherlands via Addis Ababa.
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South Sudan: Country's First COVID-19 Case is UN Staff Member

[VOA] Juba -South Sudan confirmed its first COVID-19 case Sunday, a 29-year old woman who entered the country on Feb. 28 from the Netherlands via Addis Ababa.

Ghana: President Updates Nation On Latest Response To Coronavirus Pandemic

[Ghana Presidency] Address To The Nation By President Of The Republic,  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,  On Updates To Ghana's Enhanced Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic, On Sunday, 5th April, 2020.
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Ghana: President Updates Nation On Latest Response To Coronavirus Pandemic

[Ghana Presidency] Address To The Nation By President Of The Republic,  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,  On Updates To Ghana's Enhanced Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic, On Sunday, 5th April, 2020.

UPDATE - U.S Embassy to Somalia supports VOA journo after NISA accusation

journalist, Harun Maruf, who has been singled out by Somalia's intelligence agenc as being a threat to national security. The accusation levelled by the agency has widely been condemned as an affront to press freedom.
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UPDATE - U.S Embassy to Somalia supports VOA journo after NISA accusation

journalist, Harun Maruf, who has been singled out by Somalia's intelligence agenc as being a threat to national security. The accusation levelled by the agency has widely been condemned as an affront to press freedom.

Adaileh : No decision has been taken to resume institutions' work or extend their suspension

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adaileh, said no new decision has been taken regarding the resumption of governmental and private institutions' work or the extension of their work suspension decision, excluding the previously exempted f
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Adaileh : No decision has been taken to resume institutions' work or extend their suspension

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adaileh, said no new decision has been taken regarding the resumption of governmental and private institutions' work or the extension of their work suspension decision, excluding the previously exempted from this decision, including schools and

TIGER tests positive for Covid-19 as 5 more big cats develop ‘dry cough’ at Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo has announced that one of their big cats tested positive for Covid-19, apparently infected by a caretaker. Three other tigers and three lions developed a dry cough, but are expected to recover. Read Full Article at RT.com
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TIGER tests positive for Covid-19 as 5 more big cats develop ‘dry cough’ at Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo has announced that one of their big cats tested positive for Covid-19, apparently infected by a caretaker. Three other tigers and three lions developed a dry cough, but are expected to recover. Read Full Article at RT.com

What is the Truth about Jigjiga Politics?

It was early evening of April 2, 2020 when I stepped on Jijiga’s main road to ride a Bajaaj. As I waited, I saw from where I was that traffic police were stopping the Bajaj to run on the main road.
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What is the Truth about Jigjiga Politics?

It was early evening of April 2, 2020 when I stepped on Jijiga’s main road to ride a Bajaaj. As I waited, I saw from where I was that traffic police were stopping the Bajaj to run on the main road.

Minnesota Somali refugee fashioning protective masks amid new CDC order

(FOX 9) - The CDC has recommended all Americans wear some type of mask while out in public, so several women in Minnesota’s Somali community are stepping up to find materials and make them.
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Minnesota Somali refugee fashioning protective masks amid new CDC order

(FOX 9) - The CDC has recommended all Americans wear some type of mask while out in public, so several women in Minnesota’s Somali community are stepping up to find materials and make them.

La clinique Cardella a pris ses précautions

Un double circuit a été crée à l'entrée de la clinique pour pouvoir trier les patients avec suspicions de COVID-19 et ceux qui ne sont visiblement pas porteurs. Par ailleurs, l'établissement se dit prêt à accueillir les malades du CHPF en cas de pouss
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La clinique Cardella a pris ses précautions

Un double circuit a été crée à l'entrée de la clinique pour pouvoir trier les patients avec suspicions de COVID-19 et ceux qui ne sont visiblement pas porteurs. Par ailleurs, l'établissement se dit prêt à accueillir les malades du CHPF en cas de poussée épidémique.

COVID-19: UK PM admitted to hospital for tests

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said. He was taken to a London hospital on Sunday evening with “persistent symptoms” – including a tempe
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COVID-19: UK PM admitted to hospital for tests

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said. He was taken to a London hospital on Sunday evening with “persistent symptoms” – including a temperature. It... The post COVID-19: UK PM admitted to hospital for tests appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Live updates: Trump warns parts of nation to brace for coronavirus ‘peak’; surgeon general says this week will ‘be our Pearl Harbor moment’

Covid-19 deaths across the U.S. pushed past 9,200 — more than triple the toll of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Experts say the true count is certainly higher.
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Live updates: Trump warns parts of nation to brace for coronavirus ‘peak’; surgeon general says this week will ‘be our Pearl Harbor moment’

Covid-19 deaths across the U.S. pushed past 9,200 — more than triple the toll of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Experts say the true count is certainly higher.

Journalists threatened as countries restrict coronavirus coverage

Governments on multiple continents are exploiting epidemic concerns to limit press freedom, especially when official accounts are challenged.
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Journalists threatened as countries restrict coronavirus coverage

Governments on multiple continents are exploiting epidemic concerns to limit press freedom, especially when official accounts are challenged.

Queen Elizabeth reassures Britons; Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with ‘persistent’ symptoms

The prime minister, diagnosed last month with covid-19, has been leading cabinet meetings by teleconference and posting video messages from his flat.
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Queen Elizabeth reassures Britons; Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with ‘persistent’ symptoms

The prime minister, diagnosed last month with covid-19, has been leading cabinet meetings by teleconference and posting video messages from his flat.

Oil slips 6% after OPEC+ meeting delay as Trump vows ‘very substantial tariffs’ if Saudis & Russia fail to reach output cut deal

US President Donald Trump has promised to impose “very substantial tariffs” on imported oil, unless Saudi Arabia and Russia reach a deal to push crude prices up, just as oil skidded again following last week’s rally. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Oil slips 6% after OPEC+ meeting delay as Trump vows ‘very substantial tariffs’ if Saudis & Russia fail to reach output cut deal

US President Donald Trump has promised to impose “very substantial tariffs” on imported oil, unless Saudi Arabia and Russia reach a deal to push crude prices up, just as oil skidded again following last week’s rally. Read Full Article at RT.com

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