Monthly Archives: August 2020

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

Rights Groups Demand Release of Jordanian Cartoonist

  RAMALLAH, WEST BANK – Press freedom groups are calling for the release of a cartoonist who was arrested in Jordan for criticizing the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations. Emad Hajjaj was arrested Wednesday after publishing a cartoon depicting the leader of the United Arab Emirates holding a dove

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Tour de France Sets Off

PARIS – The legendary Tour de France began Saturday, two months later than usual, and a day after France recorded its sharpest single-day coronavirus caseload since late March. The crowds, usually packing the start of the Tour de France, are absent this year. Just 100 spectators were allowed for the early afternoon kickoff at the

Mozambique: Covid-19 Cases Increasingly Concentrated in Maputo

Maputo — The latest figures issued by the Mozambican Ministry of Health confirm that the coronavirus pandemic is now at its worst in Maputo city. A Ministry press release issued on Friday said that in the previous 24 hours, 46 case of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, were diagnosed in the country and