Ghana’s president says health minister tested positive for COVID-19

ACCRA (Reuters) – Ghana’s health minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu is in a stable condition after contracting the new coronavirus, President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Sunday. “Let us wish our hardworking minister for health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, a speedy recovery from the virus, which he contracted in the line of duty,” Akufo-Addo said in an broadcast, […]

Germany says its coronavirus contact tracing app is ready

Germany’s health minister said Sunday that its contact tracing smartphone app will be launched this week, Reuters reported. The app uses short-range Bluetooth to contact people who may have been exposed to someone who contracts the coronavirus, and doesn’t rely on a centralized database, according to Reuters. Contact tracing involves interviewing infected people to find […]

Record spikes in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations sweep parts of U.S. [Video]

More U.S. states, including Florida and Texas, are experiencing record-breaking levels of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as most push ahead with re-opening. In Alabama, Florida and South Carolina – a record number of new cases were reported for the third day in a row on Saturday. And in Oklahoma – where President Donald Trump next […]

Coronavirus: UK ‘winning the battle’ as just 36 new deaths recorded | Politics News

The UK has recorded the lowest number of daily coronavirus deaths since before nationwide lockdown measures were introduced. After the figures were released, Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted: “Yesterday, across the UK, only 36 deaths were recorded with coronavirus – the lowest since 21 March. “We are winning the battle against this horrible disease.” The […]

Three more people die with coronavirus in Wales as cases climb by 39

Three more people have died in Wales after testing positive for coronavirus, according to figures released by Public Health Wales on Sunday (June 14). The total number of people to have died with lab-confirmed coronavirus since the beginning of the outbreak now stands at 1,444. Officials also confirmed 39 new cases of the virus, taking […]

Al-Shabab sets up coronavirus treatment centre in Somalia | Somalia News

Al-Shabab, the al-Qaeda-linked armed group based in Somalia, said it has set up a coronavirus treatment centre in the country. “Al-Shabab’s coronavirus prevention and treatment committee has opened a COVID-19 centre,” the group said in a broadcast on their radio station Andalus, adding the centre had been set up in Jilib, about 380km (236 miles) […]

UK COVID-19 death toll rises by 36, lowest daily tally during lockdown

A social distancing information is pictured sprayed on a street in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Britain June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 36 to 41,698 as of 1600 GMT on June 13, government data showed on Sunday. The rise is the lowest since […]