Kenyan police 'killed 15' since start of coronavirus curfew

Policing oversight body reportedly says 15 deaths, 31 injuries were linked to police actions during curfew enforcement. Police in Kenya have reportedly been involved in the killing of 15 people since the government imposed in March a dusk-to-dawn curfew as part of a series of sweeping measures to combat the spread of novel coronavirus. The Independent Policing Oversight Body (IPOA) […]

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Brazil's coronavirus death toll now world's second highest

WHO says while the situation in Brazil remains of ‘concern’, its health system was standing up to the pressure. Brazil’s coronavirus death toll overtook Britain’s on Friday to become the second highest in the world, but the World Health Organization (WHO) said the nation’s health system was standing up to the pressure. The Ministry of Health recorded 909 deaths on […]

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Bolsonaro saddles up to join rally against Brazil's top court

Brazil’s president shook hands with supporters, wearing no face mask despite its use being mandatory in the capital. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro rallied supporters protesting against the Supreme Court for investigating the right-wing leader, mingling with the crowd and riding a police horse, as one of the court’s justices compared the risks to Brazil’s democracy with Hitler’s Germany. Sunday’s rally […]

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Why didn’t anyone listen? Chilling warning about dangerous Wuhan lab issues YEARS ago

In 2018, diplomats from the US State Department voiced concerns over the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), located near the seafood market Chinese authorities claim the virus emerged from, cables obtained by the Washington Post reveal. Jamison Fouss, consul general in Wuhan, and Rick Switzer, the Beijing embassy’s counselor of environment, science, technology and health, led the US delegation that […]

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Trump claims ‘total authority’ of ending US lockdown as six states unveil seperate plans

DONALD Trump has furiously claimed he has “total authority” over ending the US coronavirus lockdown, amid six other states joining forces to discuss other options for reopening the country’s enconomy. Mr Trump made this declaration during a White House press briefing yesterday as groups of governors across the US announced that they had formed taskforces to come up with plans […]

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US dollar is still king, even as coronavirus slams country

NEW YORK (AFP) – The coronavirus outbreak in the United States has caused millions of people to lose their jobs and brought the economy to its knees but it has not dethroned the American dollar. To the contrary, the currency has risen in value this year, gaining six per cent from its lowest point reached in early March, according to […]

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MAS brings forward disclosure of forex intervention operations to April 9

SINGAPORE – The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will disclose its first six-monthly report on its currency intervention operations on April 9, earlier than previously scheduled, to provide more timely information to financial markets amid the coronavirus-induced turmoil. Forex intervention is integral to MAS’ management of its Singapore dollar-based monetary policy. MAS intervenes in the foreign exchange (forex) market as […]

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Spanish medics demand protection as death toll overtakes China's

Medics facing shortages attempt legal action to force authorities into procuring and distributing protective equipment. Madrid, Spain – Spain now has the world’s second-highest tally of coronavirus deaths after Italy, surpassing the number of dead in China, health authorities said on Wednesday. The number of people who have lost their lives because of the infection in Spain has reached 3,434, […]

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