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UN General Assembly to Decide on Rival COVID-19 Resolutions

How should the U.N. General Assembly and its 193 member states respond to the coronavirus pandemic? Members have been sent two rival resolutions for consideration — and under new voting rules instituted because the global body isn’t holding meetings, if …

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African Conflict Zones in Need of Cease-Fires for Coronavirus Aid

Africa security experts say efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic has been complicated by armed conflicts on the continent.  Calls are growing for cease-fires to give health care workers safe access to all those at risk.

As African nations gear …

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South Africa Launches Door-to-Door Coronavirus Screening

South Africa is launching an aggressive coronavirus screening program as the total  number of confirmed cases tops 1,000, the largest amount of any country on the continent.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday night that at least 10,000 field workers will …

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Botswana Declares Emergency on First Confirmed COVID Cases

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Tuesday declared an indefinite state of emergency effective after the southern African country recorded its first confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Botswana had appeared to be keeping the virus at bay. But, on Monday night, the …

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In Cameroon, Violating COVID-19 Restrictions Can Get You Arrested

Police in Cameroon have begun arresting people who defy measures put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which has so far has infected 139 people in the central African state. Police are sealing shops that exceed maximum …

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Nigeria Shuts Down Lagos and Abuja to Control Coronavirus Spread

Nigeria’s two main cities — Abuja and Lagos — are preparing to go on lockdown to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  The arrival of coronavirus testing kits donated by a Chinese billionaire is expected to give officials a …

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Kenya Taking Drastic Measures to Curb Coronavirus Spread

Kenya’s government is implementing drastic measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, although the country has only 31 confirmed cases of infection.

A curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. was enforced Friday, and all international flights have been …

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Quarantine Challenges Leave Sudan Vulnerable Amid COVID Spread

Sudan has seen a small handful of coronavirus cases so far, and only one death. But health authorities are concerned because large numbers of people have either escaped quarantine or are refusing to quarantine altogether.

Two weeks have passed since …

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