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NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE (NYSE) REOPENS

26 May 2020
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE (NYSE)  REOPENS

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has opened its floors for trading after weeks of shutdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Several safety measures will be put in place, including temperature-taking, use of glass divides between wor...

IRANIAN OIL TANKER DOCKS IN VENEZUELA

26 May 2020
IRANIAN OIL TANKER DOCKS IN VENEZUELA

  Venezuela has welcomed an Iranian oil tanker called the Fortune, the first of five oil tankers carrying much-needed gasoline and oil derivatives, amid Washington’s concerns. Tensions between Venezuela and the US reached boiling point af...

WHO SUSPENDS CLINICAL TRIALS OF HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE

26 May 2020
WHO SUSPENDS CLINICAL TRIALS OF HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE

  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced the “temporary” suspension of ongoing clinical trials of Hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 across a range of countries. The decision came after a study revea...

EID DAY FEEDING SCHEME

26 May 2020
EID DAY FEEDING SCHEME

  While many observed Eid day yesterday at home during the lockdown, a community group opted to spend the day on the streets of Johannesburg to feed the needy. The group have been handing out over 4.000 meals per week (from Monday to Saturday)...

SOUTH AFRICA’S COVID-19 CASES RISE ABOVE 2SOUTH AFRICA’S COVID-19 CASES RISE ABOVE 23 0003 000

26 May 2020
SOUTH AFRICA’S COVID-19 CASES RISE ABOVE 2SOUTH AFRICA’S COVID-19 CASES RISE ABOVE 23 0003 000

  South Africa’s Ministry of Health announced last night that the number of Covid-19 cases have risen 23 615 in South Africa. The total number of deaths have sharply risen to 481. The Western Cape remains the epicenter of the country...

BUSINESS IS SLOW IN MALAYSIA DESPITE EID

21 May 2020
BUSINESS IS SLOW IN MALAYSIA DESPITE EID

  Days ahead of Eid, business is slow in Kuala Lumpur as normally crowded shops struggle to keep afloat. Fears are rising among some shopkeepers as they say they are saddened by their situation and will have no choice but to shut down due to th...

QATAR OPTIMISTIC ABOUT 2022 WORLD CUP

21 May 2020
QATAR OPTIMISTIC ABOUT 2022 WORLD CUP

  Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Organizing Committee is optimistic that it will deliver a successful tournament amid fears over a post-pandemic global recession. Hassan Al Thadawi, the Secretary General of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Organizing...

CYCLONE AMPHAN LEAVES TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION IN BANGLADESH & EASTERN INDIA

21 May 2020
CYCLONE AMPHAN LEAVES TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION IN BANGLADESH & EASTERN INDIA

  In Bangladesh and eastern India, some residents have started to repair structures damaged after the most powerful cyclone to hit in more than 20 years tore down homes, carried cars down flooded streets and killed at least a dozen people. Auth...

VAAL DAM LEVELS DROP - GAUTENG WATER USERS URGED TO USE WATER RESPONSIBLY

21 May 2020
VAAL DAM LEVELS DROP - GAUTENG WATER USERS URGED TO USE WATER RESPONSIBLY

  The Vaal dam’s water levels have dropped, raising concerns that it will soon float below the 50% mark, as the country enters its dry winter season. The Department of Water and Sanitation has called on water users in Gauteng to use...

COVID-19 CLAIMS 2 DAY OLD BABY - SOUTH AFRICA’S YOUNGEST VICTIM

21 May 2020
COVID-19 CLAIMS 2 DAY OLD BABY - SOUTH AFRICA’S YOUNGEST VICTIM

  Covid-19 has claimed its youngest victim in South Africa. A 2 day old baby that was born prematurely had lung difficulties which required ventilation support immediately after birth. The mother had tested positive for COVID-19 and the ch...

TRUMP REVEALS HE IS TAKING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE

19 May 2020
TRUMP REVEALS HE IS TAKING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE

  US President Donald Trump has been given the go-ahead by his White House Physician, Dr. Sean Conley, to use hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19, saying that after numerous discussions, they concluded that the potential benefit of the treatmen...

SCIENTISTS IN CHINA FIND NEW DRUG THAT COULD HALT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

19 May 2020
SCIENTISTS IN CHINA FIND NEW DRUG THAT COULD HALT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  A Chinese laboratory has been developing a drug, it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt. The outbreak first emerged in China late last year before spreading across the world, prompting an international race to f...

WESTERN CAPE CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES RISE ABOVE 10 000

19 May 2020
WESTERN CAPE CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES RISE ABOVE 10 000

  South Africa now has 16 433 confirmed Covid-19 cases. In a statement releases last night, The western Cape has reported 10035 cases. Gauteng has the second highest number of cases with2343.  The total number of deaths in South Africa rel...

SA MINERS FEAR JOB LOSSES MORE THAN COVID-19

19 May 2020
SA MINERS FEAR JOB LOSSES MORE THAN COVID-19

  Some South African mineworkers say they are more worried about losing their jobs than Covid-19. Under the government’s lockdown restrictions, the mining sector, which employs thousands of staff, is allowed to operate at fifty-percent of...

GHANI & ABDULLAH SIGN AFGHAN POWER-SHARING DEAL

18 May 2020
GHANI & ABDULLAH SIGN AFGHAN POWER-SHARING DEAL

  Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his erstwhile rival, Abdullah Abdullah, signed another power-sharing deal on Sunday for the second time, ending the bitter months-long feud that plunged the country into a political crisis. The agreement...

MALAWIANS URGED TO VOTE DESPITE THE GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

18 May 2020
MALAWIANS URGED TO VOTE DESPITE THE GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

  Malawians go to the polls on July 2nd in an unprecedented presidential re-run ordered by the country’s Constitutional Court after the May 21st polls were found to have irregularities, including the use of correction fluid on ballot pape...

S.AFRICAN NURSE STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT SCREENING & TESTING FOR COVID-19

18 May 2020
S.AFRICAN NURSE STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT SCREENING & TESTING FOR COVID-19

  Around 28,000 health workers mobilised throughout South Africa are aiming to test 10,000 people per day. They have screened over nine million people so far, that’s around 15 percent of the population, and tested more than 460,000. Howev...

WESTERN CAPE REMAINS SOUTH AFRICA’S COVID-19 EPICENTER WITH 9294 REPORTED CASES

18 May 2020
WESTERN CAPE REMAINS SOUTH AFRICA’S COVID-19 EPICENTER WITH 9294 REPORTED CASES

  South Africa now has 15 515 confirmed Covid-19 cases. In a statement releases last night, Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize says they remain concerned about the developments in the Western Cape. With almost 60% of cases reported in the Weste...

TYPHOON FORCES RISKY EVACUATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES

14 May 2020
TYPHOON FORCES RISKY EVACUATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES

  In the Philippines, evacuees are seeking shelter at a school after a powerful Typhoon hit, forcing complicated and risky evacuations for tens of thousands of people staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the twin threat of the...

PALESTINIAN TEENAGER KILLED BY ISRAELI FIRE DURING CLASHES IN THE OCCUPIED WEST BANK

14 May 2020
PALESTINIAN TEENAGER KILLED BY ISRAELI FIRE DURING CLASHES IN THE OCCUPIED WEST BANK

  Palestinians buried 15-year-old Zaid Qaysia yesterday from the al-Fawar refugee camp. Israeli forces reportedly shot dead the teenager and wounded four others during clashes. The incident occurred while US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo...

PALESTINE WARNS ISRAEL & US AGAINST ANNEXATION

14 May 2020
PALESTINE WARNS ISRAEL & US AGAINST ANNEXATION

  Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas says the Palestinian government would no longer abide by agreements with Israel and possibly the United States if the Israeli government announces the annexation of any part of the occupied lands. During a t...

BASIC EDUCATION BRIEFING MOVES TO MONDAY AFTER FURTHER CONSULTATION

14 May 2020
BASIC EDUCATION BRIEFING MOVES TO MONDAY AFTER FURTHER CONSULTATION

  The Department of Basic Education has postponed a briefing today on the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The briefing, which has been moved to Monday, was expected to outline proposed reopening dates According to the DBE, the...

US PRESIDENT FINDS CAUTIOUS REOPENING UNACCEPTABLE

14 May 2020
US PRESIDENT FINDS CAUTIOUS REOPENING UNACCEPTABLE

  U.S. President Donald Trump finds his top medical advisor’s warning unacceptable after Dr. Anthony Fauci testified in Congress that reopening the country could have serious consequences. The issue of whether students should return to sc...

NIGERIA’S REVENUES FROM CRUDE DRY UP AS OIL PRICES COLLAPSE

14 May 2020
NIGERIA’S REVENUES FROM CRUDE DRY UP AS OIL PRICES COLLAPSE

  Nigeria’s economy remains in a “free-fall” as oil prices collapse, leaving its economy threatened by as it relies on crude for some 90 percent of its foreign exchange earnings. The price of oil may have rebounded in recent d...

12 074 CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN SOUTH AFRICA - CORONAVIRUS DEATHS IN SA ARE 219

14 May 2020
12 074 CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN SOUTH AFRICA - CORONAVIRUS DEATHS IN SA ARE 219

  As at last night the total number of COVID-19 cases announced in South Africa is 12 074. President Ramaphosa explained last night that the lockdown measures have helped to prepare the country’s health systems…

SA GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS RELAXING LOCKDOWN FROM LEVEL 4 TO LEVEL 3

14 May 2020
SA GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS RELAXING LOCKDOWN FROM LEVEL 4 TO LEVEL 3

  The South African government is considering a proposal to move most of the country from level 4 to level 3 of the national COVID-19 lockdown by the end of May, this was announced last night by President Cyril Ramaphosa. However hotspot areas...

INDIA’S PM UNVEILS $270 BILLION STIMULUS PACKAGE

13 May 2020
INDIA’S PM UNVEILS $270 BILLION STIMULUS PACKAGE

  India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has unveiled a $270 billion stimulus package to help boost India’s struggling economy. The stimulus is aimed at alleviating poverty and suffering among low-income communities, labourers and sm...

NEW YORK CALLS FOR INCREASED VIGILANCE OF CHILDREN DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS RELATED TO KAWASAKI DISEASE

13 May 2020
NEW YORK CALLS FOR INCREASED VIGILANCE OF CHILDREN DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS RELATED TO KAWASAKI DISEASE

  New York Mayor, Andrew Cuomo, has called for increased vigilance of children. About 100 COVID related illnesses in children are being investigated in New York, after young children showed symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-l...

WUHAN TO REPORTEDLY TEST ENTIRE POPULATION AFTER NEW VIRUS CLUSTERS SURFACE

13 May 2020
WUHAN TO REPORTEDLY TEST ENTIRE POPULATION AFTER NEW VIRUS CLUSTERS SURFACE

  The city of Wuhan in China is reportedly planning to conduct coronavirus tests on its entire 11 million population. According to Chinese state media, this comes after the first cluster of new infections were seen since the city re-opened on A...

ESKOM LAUNCHES FREE BASIC ELECTRICITY CAMPAIGN

13 May 2020
ESKOM LAUNCHES FREE BASIC ELECTRICITY CAMPAIGN

  In an effort to alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 national lockdown on indigent households, Eskom has launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the Free Basic Electricity (FBE) programme.Qualifying households, in terms of the gover...

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United Nations Secretary General Antonnio Guterres has called for more vigilance against domestic violence during the coronavirus outbreak, as the lockdown against the spread of the pandemic could unleash, untold violence against women in abusive relationships. Guterres said, “lockdowns against the coronavirus pandemic are “essential” but “can trap women with abusive partners.”

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