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Covid-19: Family Curses Trump, Others Over Man’s Death

A family in the United States of America has blamed the country’s President, Donald Trump and Greg Abbott, governor of Taxas for the lost of a member to Covid-19 complications.

The family who lives in Texas, in an obituary published said the death of their dear one, David Negy, 79 was needless as he “did everything he was supposed to do” and added that the blame is on the selfish people who failed to observe Covid-19 safety and Guidelines.

The obituary also read that also to be blamed are the many ignorant, self centered and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of the medical practitioners, believing their ‘right’ not to wear a mask was more important than killing innocent people.

It further shamed all those faulting the Covid-19 guidelines and say may karma find them all.

The wife of the deceased, David Stacey, was reported to have said only if she had been allowed to stay close by her husband, there was no way he could die.

She added that it got her so angry that people are aren’t taking this virus seriously and that the people who are dying are the older people especially — a lot of younger people are dying too — but it’s almost like they’re saying, ‘Who cares about the older people?’

The wife further said that she has been with her husband for 20 years and all of a sudden he’s gone. She added that people should know how this makes others feel and that was the reason why she published the obituary and partially help kept her husband alive for her.

David Negy died on July 22, 2020 at the old age of 79.

So far, more than four million people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the US, out of which over 150,000 deaths have been recorded.

Trump Fears Tiktok Might Be Tool For Chinese Intelligence, Moves To Ban App Soon

Donald Trump, President of United States has raised fear over the fast-growing social media app TikTok that it could be a tool for Chinese intelligence and might be considering barring the app in United States.

Trump speaking said while being questioned that as far as TikTok is concerned, the government is banning it from the United States.

He added that he would take action as soon as Saturday using emergency economic power or an executive order.

Trump’s move comes following a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) in the United States, which investigates deals affecting US national security.

US officials and lawmakers in recent weeks have voiced fears of the wildly popular video platform being used by Beijing for nefarious purposes, but the company has denied any links to the Chinese government.

However, TikTok declined to comment on the reports of the forced sales, saying only: “We are confident in the long-term success of TikTok.

Mali Peace Mission: Buhari Makes First Foreign Trip Since Covid-19 Outbreak

President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has departs the country for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic for Bamako, the Republic of Mali on a one-day visit, following the briefing by the ECOWAS Special Envoy to the country, former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The President and some ECOWAS leaders led by the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the sub-regional organisation, President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger Republic, agreed to meet in Mali to engage in further consultations towards finding a political solution to the crisis in the country.

Other Presidents expected to participate in the Bamako meeting are the host President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Presidents Machy Sall of Senegal, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire.

Former President Jonathan was at the State House in the company of President of ECOWAS Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, on Tuesday to brief President Buhari on the unfolding situation in Mali, necessitating the visit of ECOWAS leaders to consolidate on the agreements reached by various parties.

Buhari has said receiving briefing from Goodluck Jonathan that he will ask the President of Niger, who is the Chairman of ECOWAS to brief the organization as a group and as well thanked Jonathan for his comprehensive brief on the situation in Mali.

According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, the former President had filled in President Buhari on his activities as Special Envoy to restore amity to Mali, rocked by protests against President Keita, who has spent two out of the five years the second term in office.

Riots on July 10 had led to the killing of some protesters by security agents, causing the crisis to spiral out of control, hence the intervention by ECOWAS.

EU Excludes Nigerians, Americans, Others From Entering Europe As It Reopens Border In July

European Union Commission has released a list of 54 countries that qualified for travels into Europe as the union opens its borders that were shut to contain the spread of COVID- 19 .

According to the list Nigeria, America, Brazil, Qatar, Russia and many other countries have been excluded from the list of countries whose travellers could be received into Europe when the borders reopen on July 1 .

The commission said that citizens of the excluded countries would only be able to enter Europe at a later date when the epidemiological situation in these countries improves .

The countries from which travellers are permitted to enter Europe are listed as Albania , Algeria, Andorra , Angola , Australia , Bahamas , Bhutan , Bosnia and Herzegovina and Canada .

Others listed are China , Costa Rica , Cuba, Democratic People’ s Republic of Korea , Dominica , Egypt , Ethiopia , Georgia, Guyana, India, Indonesia , Jamaica , Japan , Kazakhstan , Kosovo , Lebanon and Mauritius .

More countries include Monaco , Mongolia , Montenegro , Morocco , Mozambique, Myanmar , Namibia , New Zealand , Nicaragua , Palau , Paraguay , Rwanda , Saint Lucia , Serbia, South Korea , Tajikistan , Thailand, Tunisia , Turkey , Turkmenistan , Uganda, Ukraine , Uruguay , Uzbekistan , Vatican City , Venezuela , Vietnam and Zambia.

The EU Commission spokesman , Eric Mamer , said the union had the right to choose who would enter its borders .

On June 11 , the commission presented its recommendation on the reopening of internal Schengen borders on June 15 , so that Europeans could travel within the borderless area freely, just as they did pre – pandemic .

America Backs Down, Allows Chinese Airlines Landing Permit

The United States of America government has backed down from a ban threat issued to Chinese airlines saying the airlines will now be given limited of flights to the U.S

The decision came one day after China appeared to open the door to U.S. carriers United Airlines and Delta Air Lines resuming one flight per week each into the country.

The Transportation Department said it will let Chinese passenger airlines fly a combined total of two round-trip flights per week between the U.S. and China, which it said would equal the number of flights that China’s aviation authority will allow for U.S. carriers.

Delta praised the U.S. government for trying to “ensure fairness and access to China.” United said it was reviewing the matter.

Neither said whether the latest development in the dispute between the two countries would affect their plans. Both had hoped to offer more flights.

The Transportation Department said it might further ease restrictions if China does the same. Officials are concerned, however, about conditions China is imposing that could affect whether U.S. airlines resume their flights.

Those requirements include taking temperatures of all passengers in mid-flight and suspending an airline’s future flights if five or more passengers test positive for the coronavirus after arriving in China.

China’s embassy in Washington did not respond to messages seeking comment.

The dispute between Washington and Beijing over airline service has been building for weeks and is part of broader trade and diplomatic tension between the world’s two biggest economies.

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