Simon Ateba

You can now receive WHO WhatsApp alert on coronavirus pandemic in English, French, Spanish and Arabic

The World Health Organization(WHO) on Friday announced that it was launching dedicated messaging services in Arabic, French and Spanish with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. The English version was launched a week ago, please follow this...

Coronavirus pandemic now a global economic and financial crisis, say IMFC Chair Lesetja Kganyago and IMF boss Kristalina Georgieva

The coronavirus pandemic has now turned into a global economic and financial crisis and strong and immediate actions are needed to minimize the impact, the Chairperson of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Lesetja Kganyago, and...

BREAKING: 769 people died in Spain from coronavirus in past 24 hours, its highest single-day death toll

At least 769 people died in Spain from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, its highest single-day death toll, Spain’s health ministry announced on Friday.The latest figure brings the overall death...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self isolation, he said in a tweet on Friday.Mr. Johnson said in his tweet...

U.S. records its highest death toll from coronavirus in a day

The United States on Thursday recorded its highest death toll from coronavirus in a day with nearly 270 people passing away, according to various virus trackers.The United States also on Thursday became...

Coronavirus: Nigeria’s Buhari authorizes presidential jet evacuation, approves N10 billion for Lagos, N5 billion for NCDC

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday announced a raft of measures he had taken in the past 24 hours to combat COVID-19, the potentially deadly respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, including a presidential jet...

U.S. deploys $274 million in emergency health and humanitarian funding to combat COVID-19 abroad as things fall apart at home

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in statement on Thursday that the Trump administration was making available nearly $274 million in emergency health and humanitarian funding to combat COVID-19 abroad even the country was struggling...

Cameroon separatists declare coronavirus ceasefire as infections jump to at least 75

Cameroon separatists have declared a ceasefire amid an escalating coronavirus pandemic with the number of confirmed cases increasing rapidly in recent days, and jumping to at least 75.One person has died while...

U.S. overtakes Italy and China as country with most coronavirus infections worldwide

The United States has overtaken Italy and China as the country with most coronavirus infections worldwide.With over 82,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, the United States has overtaken China with over 81,000 cases...

Nigeria’s Buhari breaks silence, promises not to restrict access to food and medication amid an exploding COVID-19 crisis

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been roundly criticized for keeping mum amid an expanding global pandemic, broke his silence on Thursday to reassure a nation slowly, but gradually, acknowledging that coronavirus was not just for...

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Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com
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BREAKING: U.S. coronavirus death toll hits roughly 2500

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus has killed nearly 2500 people in the...
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German finance minister Thomas Schäfer commits suicide over coronavirus economic concerns

A German finance minister Thomas Schäfer is believed to have committed suicide over concerns the fast spreading novel coronavirus would have...

BREAKING: 135 deaths, 311 recoveries and 4,368 coronavirus infections in 46 African countries

At least 135 people have died from coronavirus in Africa, up from 117 on Saturday, according to latest figures compiled by...

Buhari shuts Nigeria’s most populous state Lagos and capital Abuja for 14 days to combat COVID-19

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has locked down most populous state, Lagos, capital Abuja, and Ogun state, for 14 days, to contain...

BREAKING: 756 dead from coronavirus in Italy in past 24 hours bringing total death toll to 10,779

Coronavirus again claimed the lives of 756 people in Italy in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll in...
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