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Trump tests negative for virus as US expands Europe travel ban

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, his physician said, following concerns over his exposure to a disease that has paralyzed the globe. Trump agreed to the test after coming in contact with several members of a Brazilian presidential delegation visiting his Florida resort who have since tested positive for …

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Airbus with South Africans from Wuhan lands in Polokwan…

The group of South Africans evacuated from China in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak arrived in Polokwane on Saturday morning. They will be quarantined at The Ranch Resort Hotel near Polokwane for 21 days to check if they have signs of the virus.( Photo: Chester Makana/Mukurukuru Media) The South African Airways airbus carrying South …

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Here’s how much Europe’s royal families really cost

Being born royal not ensures a job-free life. Many European monarchies have “downsized” considerably in latest a long time — that means that dozens of royals are anticipated to search out gainful employment and pay their very own manner. Of the 10 foremost royal households in Europe, 9 nonetheless obtain public funding for finishing up …

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Zimbabwe sets up isolation facility for coronavirus

HARARE – Zimbabwe has set up a state-of-the-art isolation and quarantine centre in case coronavirus reaches its streets. That may be surprising given the collapsing health system in the country. The Zimbabwe health sector is compromised and in recent months doctors and nurses have gone on strike and protested in the streets. READ: Rise in COVID-19 …

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Sharks enter lockout easily SA’s superior force

Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer The Sharks were left feeling just a little like a “Liverpool” as they greatly tightened their grip on the South African conference of Super Rugby on Saturday … immediately ahead of the tournament’s suspension and uncertain future in 2020. Register your interest for the British & Irish Lions tickets in …

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Travel restrictions and cancellation of events expected…

A solitary traveler sits beside rows of empty seating at Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Chinas economy is beginning to revive, as the government signals progress in battling the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 3,100 people and sickened tens of thousands at home. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images …

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Coronavirus cases jumps to 38 in South Africa

The number of Covid-19 infections has grown to 38 in South Africa. This was confirmed by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Saturday. The figures increased by 14 from Friday’s confirmed number of 24. The health ministry, in a statement, said the patients had been informed. “All information has been verified and contact tracing is …

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Sharks beat Stormers to stay top of Super Rugby conference

The Sharks won what might be the last Super Rugby match played in South Africa for some time; they claimed a 24-14 win in Durban on a day when it was announced the competition would be suspended. A grinding win over the Stormers establishes the Sharks as the leaders of the South African conference. Sharks …

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Malindi hoteliers fear coronavirus could affect industry, seek KTB help : The Standard

Former Kenya Affiliation of Hotelkeepers and Caterers chairman Titus Kangangi has urged Kenya Tourism Board to assist accommodations in Malindi keep afloat within the wake of flight cancellations because of coronavirus. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] Hoteliers in Malindi city, Kilifi County have requested the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) to accomplice with them in advertising and marketing …

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Coronavirus: SAA Airbus carrying 114 SA citizens repatriated from Wuhan lands in Polokwane

A group of 114 South Africans who were repatriated from Wuhan City, China, the epicentre of the corona virus outbreak, have arrived back on African soil.  The updated figure of those being evacuated was given by national health department spokesperson Popo Maja on Saturday, just after the chartered SAA flight ZS-SND Airbus landed at Polokwane airport …

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