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Huge rise in Germany virus cases to over 11,000 in a day

Berlin,Oct.22,2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Germany has again surpassed its record of daily coronavirus infections, with the country’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control reporting 11,287 new cases on Thursday. The previous record for cases recorded in a 24-hour period since the pandemic began was 7,830...

Australian rights chief issues warning over emergency pandemic powers

Sydney, Oct.22, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Emergency powers used by Australia’s Federal and State Governments to combat the Coronavirus pandemic could be infringing individual rights, the country’s human rights chief warned on Thursday. Australian Human Rights Commission president, Rosalind Croucher told a parliament committee that some restrictions...

Russia says ready to continue dialogue with U.S. on arms control

Moscow, Oct. 19, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) Russia hopes to continue dialogue with the U.S. on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. “We hope that contact with the American side will continue in any case,” Peskov told a...

Archbishops slam British govt. over breach of bill on EU deal

London, Oct.19, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Five leading Anglican archbishops on Monday criticised the British government over a bill they claimed breached part of Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union. The Internal Market Bill to be debated on in the Parliament’s unelected upper house,...

Johnson to decide next move on Brexit talks after spat with Brussel

Brexit Brussels, Oct. 16, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to decide his country’s next moves on Friday in fraught negotiations for a post-Brexit trade deal following a spat over a statement from EU leaders. Johnson is expected to indicate whether he plans...

Czech Republic recalls doctors from abroad as virus cases rise

Prague, Oct. 16, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) The Czech Republic’s Health Minister on Friday echoed a call for doctors working abroad to return and support their hospital colleagues as the country reports increased cases of coronavirus. Minister Roman Prymula welcomed the call by the country’s medical association...

UK says no plan for national COVID-19 lockdown soon

London, Oct. 14, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) A UK government minister said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has no plan to enforce a national lockdown any time soon in spite the rate of COVID-19 infections reaching record levels in England. “I do not believe that...

Refugees, migrants’ arrival to Greece drop sharply in 2020

Athens, Oct. 12, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) The influx of refugees and migrants to Greece has sharply declined in the first nine months of the year, Migrations Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Monday. Mitarakis said that there were 12,300 arrivals from the start of the year until...

French police officers attacked, shot with own guns in Paris suburb

Paris, Oct.8, 2020 French Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin on Thursday announced that two police officers were beaten up by attackers who then took their guns and shot them six times. Darmanin said the incidence took place in the Paris suburb of Herblay and that the...

Australian breast cancer tests down 98% amid pandemic – Report

Canberra, Oct. 8, 2020 Screenings for breast cancer fell significantly during Australia’s first wave of coronavirus infections, according to a report published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) on Thursday. The report found that the number of screening mammograms for breast cancer...
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