COVID 19 – US breaks jinx with over one million virus tests in a day

The United States set a one-day record with over 1 million coronavirus diagnostic tests being performed, but the country needs 6 million to 10 million a day to bring outbreaks under control, according to various experts. The United States set a one-day record with over 1 million coronavirus diagnostic tests being performed, but the country needs 6 million to 10 …

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WTO Okonjo-Iweala, remains in the race as three candidates dropped

World Trade Organization dropped three candidates from the race to be the next Director-General of the body. It also plans to reduce the contestants to two final candidates in the coming weeks. Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala still remained in the race, according to Bloomberg on Friday. Okonjo-Iweala is a former finance minister in Nigeria and former Managing Director of the World …

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US reveals plan to make provision for coronavirus vaccine

US unveils plan to provide free coronavirus vaccine to ‘every American’ Feds say the goal is to start in January 2021 with 100 million doses, as soon as vaccines achieve FDA approval. While the US waits for one or more COVID-19 vaccines to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the federal government released an outline Wednesday detailing how …

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Williams H.Gates die at 94

William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist who was the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94. Gates died Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer’s disease, his family announced Tuesday, CBS News reports. In an obituary, the family credited the patriarch with a “deep commitment to social and economic equity,” noting that …

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JAPAN:Yoshihide Suga elected new Japanese premier

Japanese lawmakers applaud newly-elected Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga after he won a vote in parliament [Kim Kyung-Hoon-Reuters] Japan’s parliament on Wednesday elected Yoshihide Suga prime minister, with the former chief cabinet secretary expected to stick closely to policies championed by Shinzo Abe during his record-breaking tenure. Suga, 71, won an easy victory, taking 314 votes of 462 valid ballots cast …

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American Government places visa ban on violence Nigerians

U.S Government imposes visa sanctions on Nigerians over electoral violence The US condemns acts of violence, intimidation, or corruption that undermined Nigeria’s democratic process. U.S Government imposes visa sanctions on Nigerians for electoral violence The United States government has imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians for their actions surrounding the November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa State elections, and in the run …

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Israeli Minister Quits Over COVID-19 Lockdown Plans

An ultra-Orthodox minister in Israel’s government resigned yesterday over nationwide lockdown plans to tackle one of the world’s highest coronavirus rates that would affect religious practices over Jewish holidays. Yaakov Litzman stood down as housing minister, protesting at measures that he said will prevent Jews from attending synagogues over their upcoming festivals. Israel is second only to Bahrain for the …

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