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UK phone masts attacked amid 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theory

Three recent mobile phone mast fires around the UK are being investigated as possible arson, amid concerns that people are attacking telecoms infrastructure because of a conspiracy theory linking 5G technology to the spread of coronavirus. The mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, also …

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World Bank excludes Nigeria in $1.9bn COVID-19 response launch

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved $1.9 billion first set of emergency support operations for developing countries around the world, using a dedicated, fast-track facility for COVID-19 (coronavirus) response. However, the global financial powerhouse excluded Nigeria from …

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COVID-19: Portugal prolongs lockdown for two more weeks

The Portuguese face at least another two weeks in lockdown after the government decided Wednesday to extend confinement measures as deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic near 200. The restrictions were first imposed on the 10-million population on March 19 but …

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