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S. African president optimistic about further easing COVID-19 restrictions

There have been growing calls for further easing the restrictions to level three, which allows more businesses to reopen. At Friday’s meeting, Ramaphosa reiterated that the progression to level three must be accompanied by the crucial, non-negotiable and practical interventions in the country’s coronavirus prevention toolbox

Xinhua

2,188 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Turkey, 122,392 in total

The total number of confirmed cases in the country has climbed to 122,392, while the death toll surged to 3,258, the minister tweeted. Turkey conducted 41,431 tests for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests carried out to 1,075,048, he added

Xinhua

US dollar

US dollar dips in volatile trading

Euro rose to 1.0951 US dollars from 1.0870 US dollar in the previous session, and the British pound rose to 1.2599 dollars from 1.2450 US dollars in the previous session

Xinhua

UN warns of worldwide hunger due to COVID-19

WFP Executive Director David Beasley has told the UN Security Council that there are 135 million people already facing crisis levels of hunger or worse. This is coupled with an additional 130 million people worldwide who are on the edge of starvation prompted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Bassant Mohammed