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Fight against COVID-19 offers opportunity to close gender pay gap: UN...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said the fight against COVID-19 offers "a generational opportunity" to write a new social contract that upholds women's...

UK gov’t confirms lifting of most COVID restrictions next week despite...

The British government confirmed Monday that most COVID-19 restrictions in England will end next week despite surging cases caused by the Delta variant first...

COVID-19 infections in Africa top 8.8 million mark

The number of COVID-19 infections in Africa surpassed the 8.8 million mark on Thursday even as the continent continues its fight against the virus. According...

Africa’s COVID-19 infections surpass 9.75 million

The number of COVID-19 infections in Africa surpassed the 9.75 million mark on Friday as the continent begins to see a decline in new...

Britain’s coronavirus-related deaths top 100,000

The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 100,162, the data showed. Britain is the first European nation and the fifth country...

Global new COVID-19 infections rose last week for first time in...

The number of weekly reported COVID-19 infections rose last week, the first time in seven weeks that the figure went up, according to the...

Women’s Six Nations Rugby postponed due to COVID-19, men’s competition to...

Women's Six Nations Championship and the men’s U20 2021 championship have been postponed until “later this spring or early summer” due to the COVID-19...

Pakistani PM, wife test positive for COVID-19

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. Khan is self-isolating at home, tweeted Special Assistant to...

South Africa’s virus cases decline, liquor sales allowed

South Africa’s government has lifted a ban on liquor sales and relaxed other pandemic restrictions, reporting that a recent spike in coronavirus cases has...

Zimbabwe facing resource constraints in fight against COVID-19: official

Some provinces in Zimbabwe are facing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and healthcare workers at a time when the country is experiencing...