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UN Biodiversity moves to develop ambitious post-2020 global framework amid pandemic

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Due the continued uncertainties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as restrictions on travel and the convening of large physical gatherings, the 24th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24) and the 3rd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on implementation (SBI-3), original scheduled for August 17 to 22 and August 24 to 29, 2020 respectively, will not ...

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Nigeria reaches 10,162 with 307 new COVID-19 cases

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu  Nigeria reaches 10,162 with 307 new COVID-19 cases Chikwe Ihekweazu 300x160

Nigeria on Sunday, May 31, 2020 recorded 307 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 10,162. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on its official twitter handle, also confirmed 287 deaths. The centre said 3,007 patients have been treated and discharged. The NCDC said that, till date, the 10,162 cases were recorded in ...

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Uganda, Nigeria record highest daily increases in COVID-19 cases

Yoweri Museveni  Uganda, Nigeria record highest daily increases in COVID-19 cases Yoweri Museveni 300x160

Uganda’s Ministry of Health late Saturday, May 30, 2020 reported 84 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily increase so far, bringing the nationwide tally to 413. President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda Out of the 1,835 samples collected from cross-border cargo truck drivers and communities in the last 24 hours, 52 Ugandan truck drivers and 32 contacts of previously confirmed ...

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India records 182,143 COVID-19 cases, Pakistan’s cases rise to 69,496

Shri Narendra Modi  India records 182,143 COVID-19 cases, Pakistan’s cases rise to 69,496 Narendra Modi 300x160

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India surpassed the 180,000-mark, reaching 182,143, on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India The death toll crossed the 5,000-mark, reaching 5,164, said the data issued by the Federal Health Ministry. As many as 193 new deaths due to the COVID-19 and 8,380 new positive cases were reported since ...

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Monkeys steal coronavirus blood samples in India

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A troop of monkeys in India attacked a medical official and snatched away blood samples of patients who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Friday, May 29, 2020. Monkeys in captivity The attack occurred this week when a laboratory technician was walking in the campus of a state-run medical college in Meerut, 460 km (285 miles) ...

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Govts commit to take forward vital work to tackle climate change in 2020

Patricia Espinosa  Govts commit to take forward vital work to tackle climate change in 2020 GCF Espinosa 300x160

At a virtual meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC committed to take forward crucial work to tackle climate change under the umbrella of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), despite the COVID-19 crisis. Patricia Espinosa, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary The 11 members of the Bureau are ...

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France bans hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 amid safety concerns

Emmanuel Macron  France bans hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 amid safety concerns emmanuel macron 300x160

The French government on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Emmanuel Macron, President of France Report says the move, which takes immediate effect, is the first by a country since the World Health Organisation (WHO) said ...

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COVID-19: Nigeria has 112 treatment, isolation centres, 5,324 beds, says minister

Olorunnimbe Mamora  COVID-19: Nigeria has 112 treatment, isolation centres, 5,324 beds, says minister Olorunnimbe Mamora 300x160

Nigeria has a total of 112 treatment and isolation centres with 5,324 beds as part of the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Minster of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora The Minster of State for Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, made this known during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 daily press briefing on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Abuja.  “At ...

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Covid-19: Why hydroxychloroquine trial was suspended – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  Covid-19: Why hydroxychloroquine trial was suspended – WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 300x160

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that it announced a “temporary pause” in its solidarity trial on the use of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 patients as a precautionary measure. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images WHO director-general made the announcement at a media briefing ...

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875 people commit suicide during lockdown period in Nepal

875 people commit suicide during lockdown period in Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari 300x160

A total of 875 people have committed suicide during the lockdown period in Nepal. Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal The country has been under lockdown, against the novel coronavirus disease, since March 24, 2020. According to the data compiled by the Nepal Police, the suicide cases, across the country, increased by 16 per cent in the first month of ...

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