Daily Archives: August 30, 2020

What Happens When Pandemic Locks down A Globe-Trotting Pope?

ROME – On the March day that Italy recorded its single biggest jump in coronavirus fatalities, Pope Francis emerged from lockdown to offer an extraordinary prayer and plea to his flock to reassess their priorities, arguing the virus had proved they needed one another. Francis’ words from the rain-slicked promenade of St. Peter’s Basilica encapsulated

US Passes 6 Million Cases of Coronavirus

The United States on Monday surpassed 6 million confirmed coronavirus cases to go along with the world-leading 183,000 deaths the country has recorded, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Four Midwestern states recently reported record one-day increases in new cases: Iowa (about 785), North Dakota (about 375), South Dakota (about 425) and Minnesota (about 1,000),

Mozambique: Another Coronavirus Death and 63 New Cases

  Maputo — The Mozambican health authorities on Saturday announced a further death from the Covid-19 respiratory disease, raising the total number of known deaths since the start of the pandemic to 22. According to a Ministry of Health press release, the latest victim was a 52 year old Mozambican man who was tested for

Mozambique: Production in Nampula Down By 20 Per Cent, Says Nyusi

Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi declared on Saturday that overall production in the northern province of Nampula has fallen by 20 per cent because of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking in the town of Namialo, at the end of a two day working visit to Nampula, Nyusi said “from the analysis