Day: April 30, 2020

Ivory Coast withdraws from African Human Rights Court

April 30, 2020

Ivory Coast has withdrawn from the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Right, saying the court has undermined its sovereignty, local media reported. The decision followed “serious and intolerable actions” the African Court has allowed itself in its actions, Sidi Tiemoko Toure, the government spokesman and communication minister, said late Wednesday. According to Toure, the African Court had undermined […]

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Turkey: Cardiac arrest survivor recovers from COVID-19

April 30, 2020

 A 60-year-old patient in Turkey whose heart briefly stopped beating while receiving treatment for the novel coronavirus has been discharged from the hospital after his recovery. Mustafa Yangin’s month-long COVID-19 treatment in the northern province of Amasya came to an end on Wednesday, after which he was discharged from the hospital amid the applause of medical personnel. While under treatment, doctors were […]

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Turkish doctor to donate plasma after beating virus

April 30, 2020

A Turkish physician will become an immune plasma donor after beating the novel coronavirus to help other patients. Ufuk Tali, a chief physician at Canakkale State Hospital in western Turkey, recalled his fight with the novel virus. At the start of the epidemic, they decided to close two sections at the hospital. “Unfortunately, I was […]

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Turkey: Quarantiners leave notes to thank officials

April 30, 2020

People quarantined in northwestern Turkey, including Turkish nationals brought back to their country amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, left heartfelt letters in the dormitories where they were held under isolation before being allowed to go home. Upon the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and in coordination with the Foreign Ministry, Turkey repatriated nearly 25,000 of the nation’s citizens from 59 […]

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With May 11 in sight, France unveils lockdown exit plan

April 30, 2020

French lawmakers this week released a strategic plan for lifting of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown as of May 11. A 10-point plan is in place with two phases of three weeks each, starting on May 11. The second phase will kick off on June 2. Deconfinement will depend on the presence of the virus, with a […]

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Turkey evacuates 168 nationals from Saudi Arabia

April 30, 2020

Turkey on Thursday evacuated 168 nationals from Saudi Arabia as flights were suspended in the wake of coronavirus. Their aircraft landed at Adana airport in southern Turkey. After routine health checks, they were taken to a dormitory in the province of Mersin where they will be kept in quarantine. The Turkish government has brought back around […]

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Trump: Sweden ‘paying heavily ‘for not having lockdown

April 30, 2020

 US President Donald Trump said Thursday that Sweden is “paying heavily” for not implementing mandatory quarantine measures like the rest of the world because of the coronavirus.  “As of today, 2462 people have died there, a much higher number than the neighboring countries of Norway (207), Finland (206) or Denmark (443),”  Trump said on Twitter. “The […]

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COVID-19 cases, deaths rise in UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait

April 30, 2020

More coronavirus deaths and cases were reported in the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Morocco, and Lebanon on Thursday. In the UAE, 552 new COVID-19 cases pushed the overall count to 12,481, while the death toll rose by seven to 552. A total of 2,429 patients in the country have recovered so far. Kuwait’s Health Ministry confirmed […]

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