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Saudi Arabia’s Finance Minister, Mohammed al-Jadaan, today said the kingdom will triple its Value Added Tax and halt monthly handout payments to citizens in new austerity measures amid record low oil prices and a coronavirus-led economic slump. The measures, which could stir public resentment with the cost of living rising, come as the petro-state steps […]

Some small shops in Germany reportedly reopened today as the country took a cautious step toward returning to normal, though Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a stark warning against complacency in the face of the pandemic. From florists to fashion stores, the majority of shops smaller than 800 square metres (8,600 square feet) were allowed to […]

The World Health Organisation today insisted that there was no approved vaccine in Nigeria or any part of Africa for COVID-19 saying researches are still ongoing on the deadly viral disease. WHO Immunisation Team Lead, Fiona Braka, spoke with newsmen on the efforts of the world body on the reported vaccines for the deadly virus. […]

Coronavirus: Denmark lets young children return to school

The CEO of the biotech says South Korea’s SolGent has secured an order to supply a U.S. government agency with an additional 7,500 kits which can each perform 100 coronavirus tests. According to him, this will double the number of tests U.S. authorities can perform using kits sourced from South Korea to 1.5 million. SolGent […]

China has reportedly approved early-stage human tests for two experimental coronavirus vaccines. This breakthrough was revealed yesterday by State news agency Xinhua. The vaccines are being developed by Sinovac Biotech and by the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, an affiliate of state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group. China’s National Health Commission has confirmed the trials will […]

136 South Africa nationals were, yesterday, airlifted out of Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. This makes South Africa the ninth country to evacuate its citizens out of the country as a result of the current corona virus in Nigeria. The South Africa Airways SA2259 flight arrived Nigeria, yesterday afternoon, with 17 passengers, […]

National Forces Alliance say former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has died after contracting the deadly Coronavirus disease. National Forces Alliance in a statement said Jibril died in Cairo, Egypt, where he had been hospitalised for two weeks Jubril served as interim Prime Minister of the opposition government that led the country through the civil […]

Management of the Bronx Zoo, in New York City say a four-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Bronx Zoo said the test result was confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa. The tiger, named Nadia, is believed to be the first known case of an […]

Mauritania has declared its first fatality from coronavirus, adding to the growing death toll on the African continent. Reports gathered that The victim is a 48-year-old French-Mauritanian dual national who tested positive for the virus after she died. The woman had been quarantined alongside 16 other French nationals who landed in the West African state […]


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