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Coronavirus: Spain records lowest daily death toll as lockdown eases

Spain, which has been one of the countries worst hit in the coronavirus pandemic, has reported its lowest daily death toll in more than a month. Its health ministry said earlier that 288 more people had died of the virus, the lowest number since 20 March. The figure is a steep drop from the 378 deaths recorded on Saturday. On …

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Hopes dashed as coronavirus drug remdesivir ‘fails first trial’

A potential antiviral drug for the coronavirus has reportedly failed in its first randomised clinical trial. There had been widespread hope that remdesivir could treat Covid-19. But a Chinese trial showed that the drug had not been successful, according to draft documents accidentally published by the World Health Organization. The drug did not improve patients’ condition or reduce the pathogen’s …

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is ‘alive and well’, South Korea says

South Korea continued to pour water on mounting speculation about the health of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, telling CNN he is “alive and well.” “Our government position is firm,” Moon Chung-in, the top foreign policy adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, told CNN. “Kim Jong Un is alive and well. He has been staying in the Wonsan area since …

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The top 10 African countries most affected by covid-19

52 African countries have confirmed cases of coronavirus with tally of cases now surpassing the 30,000 mark, according to latest figures. The continent has recorded 30,329 cases so far with 1,374 deaths and 9,106 recoveries as at April 26, 2020. Northern and Western sub-regions of Africa have higher cases all surpassing the 7,000 mark and central Africa appears the least affected. Nine …

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Ghana: 8 things to note from Prez Akufo Addo 8th COVID-19 Address to the Nation

President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public gatherings by an additional two weeks. The President made this known during his eighth address to the nation on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Excerpts of Update No.8 to the nation. pic.twitter.com/Ngxq1cMtFa— Ministry of Information (@moigovgh) April 26, 2020 Summary of President’s …

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Ghana’s cocoa production relies on the environment, which needs better protection

Cocoa production has been the backbone of Ghana’s economy since the 1870s. It dominates the agricultural sector and contributes about 30% of the country’s export earnings. Cocoa employs about 800,000 farmers directly . It also supports the livelihoods of others in the commerce, service and industrial sectors of the Ghanaian economy. This makes it an important generator of revenue. Most …

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WHO says ‘No evidence’ recovered Covid-19 patients can’t be reinfected

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday warned countries against giving people who have recovered from Covid-19 “immunity passports.” Some countries have said they intend rolling out a program of issuing out “immunity passports” or “risk-free certificates” to people who have recovered from Covid-19. These countries believe such patients cannot be re-infected since they have antibodies that protect them from a second …

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FIFA financial aid amid COVID-19 to support member associations

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FIFA will release all operational funding due to member associations for the years 2019 and 2020 in the coming days as the first step of a relief plan to assist the football community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This measure will mean that a total of around USD 150 million will be distributed among the 211 national football governing bodies …

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Coronavirus in Africa: kick out imperialism!

The coronavirus pandemic is a turning point in history. The world economy is receiving one savage blow after another. Healthcare systems are totally overwhelmed in the advanced capitalist countries as a result of decades of attacks on living standards. The inefficient and ghastly nature of capitalism is in full display in the west, where people until recently enjoyed at least …

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Heroes of COVID-19: Dr. Michael McCarthy of Sinel Specialist Hospital

In April of 2020 TheAfricanDream.net in conjunction with Dr. Bertha Serwa Ayi (MD, FACP, FIDSA, MBA) rolls out a series dubbed Heroes of COVID-19. The series evolved on the backdrop of the fact that the world, facing a dark period amid the fight against the virus SARS-CoV-2 still shines multiple glimmers of lights of hope. It is these shining lights of humanity that the series — Heroes …

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