China has accused the United States of smearing Beijing and shirking responsibilities to the World Health Organization (WHO) after President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the UN health body. Unemployment claims in Britain jumped by 69 percent last month as the coronavirus pandemic took hold and hit the labor market. The WHO chief has promised an independent review of the global pandemic response, after countries at a virtual meeting of the World Health Assembly called for a probe. The US has set aside $11bn to ramp up coronavirus testing as the country reopens.
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South Africa’s World Cup-winning squad are using the score from last year’s final in Japan to launch a campaign to feed people affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
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A total of 100,000 raffle tickets are being sold at 32.12 South African rand ($1.76) which will pay for food parcels and soup kitchens.
The Springboks beat England 32-12 in November’s final to win the World Cup for a third time and many of their top players have already launched their own initiatives to collect food for the hungry, notably captain Siya Kolisi. Turkey has extended a travel ban in 15 major cities for 15 more days to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. In a statement, the interior ministry said the travel ban will continue until June 3 and those who do not comply with the travel restrictions will face administrative fines.
The cities include Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Balikesir, Bursa, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Manisa, Sakarya, Samsun, Van and Zonguldak.
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