Dubai to allow free movement, business activity from Wednesday, May 27

CAIRO (REUTERS) Dubai will begin allowing free movement and business activity to restart from Wednesday, Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said on Monday (May 25). Starting Wednesday there will be no restrictions on movement or business operations between 6am and 11pm, the Dubai Media office said in a press release. The announcement reverses a … Continue reading Dubai to allow free movement, business activity from Wednesday, May 27

Football: Ibrahimovic injured in Milan training session

Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered a potentially major injury in training with Milan on Monday. The former Sweden striker hurt the lower area of his calf during a training match, Stats Perform News understands. Reports in the Italian media suggest a scan could reveal it to be a serious problem to his Achilles. Ibrahimovic, 38, joined Milan … Continue reading Football: Ibrahimovic injured in Milan training session

Bruno Cheyrou named head of recruitment at Lyon

Bruno Cheyrou has reunited with his former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier after being named head of recruitment at Lyon. Cheyrou left his post as sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain's women's team earlier this month, clearing the way for Monday's appointment. Lyon said Cheyrou has "a recognised reputation" and revealed he had previously "casually suggested" to … Continue reading Bruno Cheyrou named head of recruitment at Lyon

Football: Roma in mourning for former top prospect Bouasse

Roma have expressed sorrow at the death of former youth-team player Joseph Bouasse. The 21-year-old suffered a heart attack, according to another of his former clubs, Vicenza. Bouasse arrived in Italy from Cameroon with the hope of establishing a football career, and earned an opportunity at Roma. Joining the club in 2016, the midfielder played … Continue reading Football: Roma in mourning for former top prospect Bouasse

Football: Thiago out of Bayern clash with Dortmund

Thiago Alcantara will miss Tuesday's Klassiker between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Head coach Hansi Flick confirmed the midfielder will not be available for the game at Signal Iduna Park after being forced to miss Monday's training session. "Thiago didn't train," Flick told reporters. "Unfortunately, he is ruled out for this game. The final secret … Continue reading Football: Thiago out of Bayern clash with Dortmund

WHO warns of ‘second peak’ in areas where Covid-19 declining

GENEVA (REUTERS) Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an "immediate second peak" if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday (May 25). The world is still in the middle of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, WHO emergencies head Dr … Continue reading WHO warns of ‘second peak’ in areas where Covid-19 declining

Britain to reopen thousands of shops with easing of coronavirus lockdown – PM Johnson

LONDON (REUTERS) Britain will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday (May 25), setting out a timetable for businesses as part of moves to ease the coronavirus lockdown. He told a news conference that from June 1, outdoor markets and care showrooms … Continue reading Britain to reopen thousands of shops with easing of coronavirus lockdown – PM Johnson

WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine as Covid-19 treatment over safety concerns

GENEVA (REUTERS) The World Health Organisation has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday (May 25). Hydroxycholoroquine has been touted by US President Donald Trump and others as a possible treatment for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The … Continue reading WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine as Covid-19 treatment over safety concerns

Trump fumes on Twitter as media slams coronavirus pandemic golf outing

WASHINGTON (AFP) US President Donald Trump on Monday (May 25) fumed at negative media coverage of him playing golf over Memorial Day weekend, as the US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic neared 100,000. "The Fake and Totally Corrupt News makes it sound like a mortal sin!" the golf-loving president said on Twitter, noting that the … Continue reading Trump fumes on Twitter as media slams coronavirus pandemic golf outing

Quarantine measures could push Silverstone races into August

London (AFP) Two proposed British Grands Prix could be moved into August if it means the UK government do not insist on a 14-day quarantine period, according to Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle. Plans for two races at the English track were thrown into turmoil when the government offered no exemption to elite sport in … Continue reading Quarantine measures could push Silverstone races into August

Joe Biden makes first public appearance since March 15

NEW CASTLE, Delaware (REUTERS) Former US Vice-President Joe Biden on Monday (May 25) made his first campaign trip outside his Delaware home since quarantining himself due to the coronavirus pandemic 10 weeks ago, visiting a nearby veteran's memorial to mark the Memorial Day holiday. Biden, the prospective Democratic presidential nominee, and his wife, Jill, both wearing black … Continue reading Joe Biden makes first public appearance since March 15

French doctor defiant on hydroxychloroquine despite study

Marseille (AFP) A controversial French doctor on Monday insisted he stood by his belief that anti-viral drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can help patients recover from the coronavirus, rejecting a study that indicated there was no benefit. Marseille-based doctor Professor Didier Raoult has earned huge prominence in France during the crisis for his controversial beliefs and … Continue reading French doctor defiant on hydroxychloroquine despite study