The virus first emerged in Wuhan, a major industrial and transport city in central China, in December.It has since infected nearly four million people worldwide — claiming more than 270,000 lives — and crippled the global economy.The total number infected in China is 82,901, with an official death toll of 4,633.No new deaths have been reported for nearly a month. Topics : China’s ruling Communist Party imposed a quarantine lockdown on tens of millions of people — first in Wuhan and then the rest of Hubei province — beginning January 23, making Wuhan the first place in the world subjected to draconian restrictions.Authorities started lifting restrictions in late March.China has faced criticism both at home and abroad for downplaying the virus and concealing information about the outbreak when it first emerged in Wuhan.Beijing has insisted it has always shared information with the World Health Organization and other countries in a timely manner.A top health official said Saturday, however, that the outbreak exposed “shortcomings” in China’s public healthcare system. China on Sunday reported the first case of coronavirus in over a month in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak first started in December last year.China’s National Health Commission also reported the first double-digit increase in countrywide cases in nearly 10 days, saying 14 new infections had been confirmed.Two of the cases were imported into the country from overseas, the commission said.
Hearts of Oak are through to the semi-final of the MTN FA Cup where they will meet premiership title chasers, Medeama.The Phobians managed to pip second-tier side, Gold Stars 2-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday in the quarter-final to give them a chance to pick silverware come the end of the season.Striker Gilbert Fiamenyo scored the opener from the spot in the second half before Owusu Bempah sealed victory in added time to keep David Duncan’s side in the Cup competition as Gold Stars finished the game with ten men.Hearts of Oak, who are currently 8th in the Premier League see the FA Cup as their only realistic chance of silverware this season, says captain Mahatma Otoo.Otoo says the team will be aiming to win the FA Cup for the fans this season.“Looking at the league, it will be very difficult to win it but the FA Cup is what we are targeting to win and I want us to win it for our fans,” Otoo said. The domestic double hopes of Medeama is still on after the Mauves sailed through to the semi-finals of the MTN FA Cup on Sunday.Medeama defeated Heart of Lions 2-0 in the quarter-final clash at the T&A Park to reach the last four.However, they have a cracker ahead of them in the Cup competition as they will meet Hearts of Oak in the semi-final fixture in June.Goals from Godbless Asamoah after six minutes and an 88th minute strike by Victor Ayirey gave Medeama the home win.Medeama are sitting top of the Premier League log and will be hoping for better finish in both competitions. It was not a happy return for Angelo Arkhurst Dedon to Kumasi as it was Asante Kotoko, his former side who booked their place in the semi-final of the MTN FA Cup.The Eleven Wise coach was meeting his former side since taking up coaching, having played for Kotoko over a decade ago.Michael Helegbe won the day for the Porcupine Warriors, inspiring Kotoko in the 2-1 win over the second-tier side after 120 minute of thrilling football at the Baba Yara Stadium.Helegbe gave Kotoko the lead after Michael Akuffu had missed a penalty but Wise drew level through Justice Ampaw to send the game into extra time.Four minutes into the start of the first half of extra-time, Helegbe again came to Kotoko’s rescue with a beautiful lob to edge home. But it was a nervy finish as Wise tried to push the game into penalties but Kotoko held on to reach the semis where they will face Amidaus Professionals.
Son of former Angels pitcher Bert Blyleven tried to save people from Las Vegas shooterSon of former Angels pitcher Bert Blyleven tried to save people from Las Vegas shooter
Todd Blyleven, whose father Bert pitched for the Angels in a career that landed him in the Hall of Fame, was among those trying to save people from gunfire in Las Vegas on Sunday night, according to the Washington Post.The younger Blyleven told the Post that he and his friends helped guide people to safety when the shots began.“Young girls and guys, older folks. Just people walking out of a country concert with bullet holes,” he recalled. “Everybody was just trying to do whatever they could to get these poor people out of the gunfire.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error