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Coronavirus: WHO registers two cases

Written by | March 17, 2020 | 0
© Belga The World Health Organisation (WHO) has registered two cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) among its staff, a WHO spokesman said on Tuesday The two employees showed symptoms, which were confirmed on Thursday and Friday last. Both went home and “have self-isolated,” spokesman Christian Lindmeier said at a press briefing in Geneva. “Colleagues in the office have been checked and we’re waiting for further information on those,” he added. WHO, which is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday instructed its “non-essential” staff to work from home. The Organisation has been a main focus of global attention since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak in China in December last. The virus has since caused the death of about 7,063 persons worldwide, according to

EU proposes temporary ban on ‘non-essential’ travel to Schengen zone

Written by | March 16, 2020 | 0
If approved, the entry ban on non-EU nationals will apply for 30 days, but can also be extended. Credit: Belga The European Commission proposed to temporarily close the external borders of the EU to contain the further spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19). Commission President Ursula von der Leyen shared a video on Twitter, in which she proposed to the heads of state to suspend all “non-essential” travel to the EU, for at least 30 days. With this measure, the EU hopes to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. The European leaders will discuss the proposal on Tuesday, during their video conference meeting. Those who are not EU citizens but have lived in the EU for a long time will still be allowed to enter, as will family members of EU citizens, diplomats and “essential”

How Belgium is preparing for the coronavirus school suspension

Written by | March 13, 2020 | 0
Authorities are eyeing public broadcasters and distance learning platforms as a solution to ensure students don’t lag behind. Credit: Stock image/Pixabay All schools in Belgium will suspend lessons from Monday as part of a new federal action plan to curb the spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. Ramping-up measures against the virus, the caretaker federal government suspended all school lessons and recommended universities and higher education institutions to turn to distance-learning as much as possible. No lessons, but schools remain open While, from Monday 16 March, pupils will no longer be required to show up, teaching staff will not be put on leave, as schools will remain open to provide child care for parents who need it. “We are not talking of school

‘Closed from midnight’: how Brussels will enforce the coronavirus shutdown

Written by | March 13, 2020 | 0
The Halles Saint Géry/ Sint Gorikshallen in downtown Brussels will be one of several venues forced to shut down at midnight on Friday. © /Jean-Pol Lejeune All mayors in Brussels said their municipalities would locally enforce the new set of measures announced by federal leaders to halt the spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19). After the caretaker federal government announced it was taking over managing the country’s response to the outbreak, the 19 mayors of the Brussels-Capital Region met to discuss how they would implement the new top-down rules. One of the most drastic decisions was to shut down of all cafés, bars, nightclubs and restaurants, a measure which is set to come into effect on Friday at midnight. In downtown Brussels, police will patrol the streets

Coronavirus: the Netherlands reaches 24 confirmed cases

Written by | March 3, 2020 | 0
The number of people in the Netherlands infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) has climbed to 24 following six new cases. Credit: Wikipedia/the European Commission The number of people in the Netherlands infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) has climbed to 24 following the announcement of six new cases, the Royal Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) said on Tuesday. The majority of Dutch people infected are returning from northern Italy or are related to previously diagnosed persons. “For some patients, the cause of the infection has not yet been identified,” the RIVM said. The Dutch government is currently working to contain the coronavirus spread within the country. Should there be a sharp increase in the number of cases, targeted measures are already

Russia President, Vladimir Putin Says: Africa Is A Cemetery For Africans

Written by | November 23, 2018 | 0
President Vladimir Putin has called for politicians, high-ranking figures and their loved ones to return home to the “Motherland”. Photo: Getty   “When an African becomes rich, his bank accounts are in Switzerland. He travels to France for Medical treatment. He invests in Germany. He buys from Dubai. He consumes Chinese. He prays in Rome or Mecca. His children study in Europe. He travels to Canada, USA, Europe for tourism. If he die, he will be buried in his native country of Africa.

A Snake, The Temple, and Messiah

Written by | November 3, 2018 | 0
Let them lick dust like snakes, Like crawling things on the ground! Let them come trembling out of their strongholds To Hashem our God; Let them fear and dread You! Micah 7:17 (The Israel Bible™) A coin snake. (Credit: Flickr/Screenshot) A snake wriggling out from between the stones of the Western Wall in search of a meal brought with it a message straight from Jewish mystical teachings; connecting the archetypal enemy of man with the High Priest in the Temple, and also, perhaps, serving as a harbinger of the Messiah. Women who went to the Kotel (Western Wall) on Wednesday were shocked to see a snake crawling out from between the ancient stones. The Coin Snake, common to the region, is not venomous but it is similar in appearance to the deadly viper also found in Israel. The snake was

Jewish Leaders Mourn the Passing of Reverend Billy Graham, Friend of Israel

Written by | February 22, 2018 | 0
  Reverend Billy Graham on his 99th birthday. (Screenshot) Reverend Billy Graham, a powerful advocate of Israel and one of the most influential Evangelical leaders of the era, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 99. In a career that spanned six decades and reached all corners of the world, his message of faith was listened too by over 215 million followers. Recently, Newsmax voted Reverend Graham one of the most influential Evangelicals in America, praising him for his influence that crossed all boundaries. “Graham opposed racial segregation in the 1950s, integrated his services, and worked to dismantle the black and white divide in America’s church,” the article read. “He advised U.S. presidents on spiritual matters over the course of five decades.” In particular,

Jewish Sanhedrin Challenge To Trump: Pray At Temple Mount

Written by | May 22, 2017 | 0
Posted with permission from WND Republish Reprint President Trump is headed to the Holy Land, leaving behind a domestic media frenzy over alleged campaign collusion with Russia. But the reconstituted Jewish high court, the nascent Sanhedrin, has a plan for the beleaguered president to obtain a massive blessing for himself and the world – pray at the Temple Mount. The Sanhedrin, a group of prominent rabbinical leaders who re-formed the ancient body of Jewish judges which was once the legislative body of Israel, said President Trump would help the cause of world peace by praying at the sacred location. They’re not the only ones encouraging Trump to take such a step. “I love this idea by the Israeli Sanhedrin for President Trump to visit the Temple Mount when he is in Israel,”

BREAKING: Russian Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated

Written by | December 20, 2016 | 0
“And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly.” Judges 3:21 (The Israel Bible™) (Shutterstock) Russian media has announced that Andrey Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, was shot and killed by an assailant. Several witnesses claim the gunman shouted, “Allahu Akhbar” (God is great, in Arabic) before firing at least eight shots. Three other people were reportedly shot in the attack. There are also reports that the gunman yelled,””We die in Aleppo, you die here” and “don’t forget Aleppo, Syria”. Aleppo is the besieged city in Syria presently undergoing a human-rights crisis. Though Russia and Turkey are on opposing sides of the conflict in Syria, they have been cooperating in efforts to evacuate civilians