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Cameroon to open schools in orderly fashion amid epidemic prevention

Cameroon’s Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute on Friday issued technical guidelines for schools nationwide to reopen in an orderly manner, depending on the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in the Central African country. Only examination classes in primary and secondary schools will resume classes on June 1, Ngute said in a statement, adding the students will be “properly distributed” among classrooms to observe social distancing rules. Sanitary kits with hand sanitizers, thermoflashes, and hand-washing basins will be available at the entrance of the schools, according to the guidelines. It is…

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Egypt to install thermal scanners at Cairo International Airport to detect COVID-19 cases

The Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation will operate flights to return stranded Egyptians in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE amid the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, following direct orders by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Airports have also begun installing high-resolution thermal cameras to detect COVID-19 cases upon their arrival, according to exclusive statements provided to Egypt Today’s media office at the Cairo International Airport. This will be considered the first operation for the Sphinx International Airport, located on the Cairo-Alexandria desert road. Returning citizens will be transferred to…

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Global South America 

Brazil overtakes Britain to become country with third-highest number of Covid-19 cases

Brazil has registered 16,792 Covid-19 deaths, the sixth-highest toll in the world. But experts say under-testing means the real figures could be 15 times higher or more. The giant South American country of 210 million people is torn by a political battle over how to respond to the virus. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro compares the virus to a “little flu,” condemns the “hysteria” surrounding it and is urging the country to get back to work to stop an economic crash. State and local authorities, however, are largely calling on citizens…

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Global South America 

Brazil passes Spain and Italy for confirmed Covid-19 cases

Brazil’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus now exceed those of Spain and Italy, which was once the epicentre of the pandemic, making Brazil’s outbreak the fourth largest in the world, according to official figures. A mother and son wear special masks for the hearing impaired made to guard against the spread of the coronavirus, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Brazil’s Health Ministry registered 14,919 new confirmed cases in the prior 24 hours, taking the total to 233,142, behind the United States, Russia and the United Kingdom. Brazil has done just…

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Texas county judge’s coronavirus mask order faces court challenge, hundreds of protesters

“Folks have been fantastic, but we did want to make them enforceable,” Hidalgo said of the rules and the possible fines. She said police have discretion regarding enforcement. Assistant Harris County Attorney Seth Hopkins spoke in support of Hidalgo’s order. “There’s no constitutional right not to wash your hands; no constitutional right during a pandemic to be allowed to spread a deadly virus to other people,” Hopkins told Houston’s to KTRK-TV. Robert Soard, the first assistant county attorney, said Texas law gives local judges the authority to “control the movement…

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