Monthly Archives: May 2020

China Reports No New COVID-19 Cases for 1st Time; NY Reports Fewer Than 100

The daily death toll from the coronavirus contagion in New York state was fewer than 100, the first time that has happened since March 24.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the deaths of the 84 …

Muslims in Cameroon Defy Eid-al Fitr Prayer Ban

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Thousands of Muslims in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, have defied Sunday’s ban of Eid-al Fitr public prayers, ordered as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.  There have been 4,400 confirmed …

Moroccans Trapped in Spain for 2 Months Head Home at Last  

RABAT, MOROCCO – It’s a reverse migrant crisis: Moroccan workers trapped in Spain are begging their own government to let them come back home.

Construction worker Mohammed Benali is among hundreds of Moroccans who headed …

Bomb Blast in Somalia Kills 4 During Eid Celebrations

At least four civilians were killed and more than 15 others were wounded in a bomb blast during Eid al Fitr celebrations outside the Somali town of Baidoa, witnesses said.

Two of the dead are …

In Somalia, Many Medics Chose Caring for COVID Patients Over Marking Eid

Somalia was among Muslim countries Saturday that performed Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Islamic observance of Ramadan.

Many Muslims across East and West Africa are celebrating the holiday, though the majority …

COVID-19 Drives Health Care Tech Innovation in Ghana  

ACCRA – In Ghana, the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred people to adopt innovations in health care, from apps that help diagnose coronavirus symptoms to drones transporting blood samples.  As confirmed infections continue to rise in …

China Reports No New COVID-19 Cases for First Time

China, the country where the coronavirus outbreak began, reported no new infections Saturday, the first time since it started reporting cases in January.

China’s National Health Commission said Saturday the number of new cases fell …

Coronavirus Spread Feared Where Water Is Scarce Around the World

HARARE, ZIMABABWE – Violet Manuel hastily abandoned her uncle’s funeral and grabbed two empty containers when she heard a boy running down the dirt road shouting, “Water, water, water!”

The 72-year-old joined dozens of people …

Trump Plays Golf for First Time Since Pandemic Emergency Declaration

STERLING, VIRGINIA – President Donald Trump played golf Saturday for the first time since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency more than two months ago, leading to the shutdown of much of American …