Japan and the International Olympic Committee agreed on Tuesday to postpone the Tokyo Olympics by one year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Nigerian president’s influential chief of staff has tested positive for coronavirus, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Abba Kyari, who is in his s, is an important figure in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and his illness could have ramifications for the running of the country.
Matthew Page, an associate fellow with the Africa Program at Chatham House, described Kyari as the “lynchpin” of the Buhari government. “This has the potential to further slow down decision-making within top tiers of Nigerian government,” he said.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg says on social media that she believes she has recovered from mild symptoms of COVID – experienced during a period of quarantine following a European trip.
The teenager called on young people to protect groups at greater risk from the disease. Thunberg says her mild symptoms are “what makes it so much more dangerous” due to the risk of on passing the virus without knowing it.
Sweden only tests patients for coronavirus if they require hospital care. Others are urged to isolate themselves and rest. She urged people to stay at home to slow the spread of the pandemic.
Researchers from the National University of Singapore saw a dramatic drop in projected cases when all three physical distancing measures were done at once. But they warned that if a large number of infected people in the community had no symptoms, or if infection rates were very high, the policies had a much reduced effect.
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