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Malaysia bans arrivals from countries with more than 150,000 virus cases

Bangkok, Sept. 3, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Malaysia said on Thursday that it would deny entry to people from countries that had reported more than 150,000 cases of the novel coronavirus. Malysia’s Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this at a news conference on Thursday. “We will add...

Japan’s Suga pledges focus on coronavirus but details remain sketchy

Tokyo, Sept. 3, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) As Japan’s ruling party seeks a new leader to replace outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, health experts worry that his successor may prioritise reviving the recession-hit economy over its pledge to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga,...

Twitter account of India’s Modi hacked

New Delhi, Sept. 3, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) The official Twitter account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked early on Thursday, the social media company has confirmed. A series of tweets were sent from the account asking its followers to donate cryptocurrency to...

Japanese gov’t may offer free COVID-19 vaccines to all residents

Tokyo, Sept. 2, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) The Japanese government may offer COVID-19 vaccinations for free to all residents so as to mitigated the number of future fatalities, those developing severe symptoms and needing hospitalisation, sources said on Wednesday. According to the sources, due to the contagious...

DPRK procuring ballistic missile equipment underground — U.S.

By Harrison Arubu New York, Sept. 1, 2020 The United States has warned that North Korea is employing “deceptive techniques” to procure materials for its ballistic missile programmes. The warning came in an industry advisory jointly issued by the Departments of State, Treasury and Commerce...

Japan’s Shinzo Abe says decision to resign due to ill health ‘gut-wrenching’

Tokyo, Aug. 28, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday described as “gut-wrenching” his illness-induced decision to step down as premier after seven years and eight months in office. The 65-year-old told a news conference that he had felt fatigued in mid-July. He was...

German authority requests travelers to self isolate

Berlin, Aug. 27, 2020 German authority have requested returned travelers from regions considered high-risk in the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday to self-isolate for up to 14 days. However, they had the option of leaving the centre from the fifth day upon providing negative test...

China’s industrial profits up 19.6 per cent in July

Beijing, Aug. 27, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) Profits of China’s major industrial firms in July totaled 589.5 billion yuan (about 85.56 billion U.S. dollars), increasing by 19.6 per cent year on year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Thursday. The NBS senior statistician, Zhu...

China’s central bank injects liquidity into market

Beijing, Aug. 27, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) China’s central bank on Thursday continued to pump cash into the banking system via reverse repos to maintain liquidity. The People’s Bank of China injected 100 billion Yuan (about 14.51 billion U.S. dollars) into the market through seven-day reverse repos...

China shoots missiles into South China Sea in warning to U.S.

Beijing, Aug. 26, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) China on Wednesday reportedly shot two medium-range missiles into the South China Sea in an apparent warning to the United States after a spy plane entered its no-fly zone during military drills. The rockets were fired from Qinghai and Zhejiang...
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