Joe Biden US presidents text negative to Covid-19.

US President Joe Biden on Saturday (Aug 6) tested negative for COVID-19, days after coming down with a second bout of the illness.

The President continues to feel very well, Biden’s physician Kevin O’Connor said in a statement.

This morning, his SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing was negative.

Biden, who at 79 is the oldest person to hold the US presidency, has been in quarantine for the past week, after testing positive for the virus following an initial recovery in what is known as a “rebound” case.

O’Connor said Biden will continue to isolate pending a second negative test “in an abundance of caution.

According to Biden’s official schedule he is set to travel to the southern state of Kentucky, the scene of devastating floods, on Monday.

Biden, 79, came down with the virus a second time three days after he had emerged from isolation from his initial bout with COVID-19, reported on Jul 21.

There have been rare rebound cases documented among a small minority of those, who like Biden, were prescribed the anti-viral medication Paxlovid, which has been proved to reduce the risk of serious illness and death from the virus among those at highest risk.

During his first go-around with the virus, Biden’s primary symptoms were a runny nose, fatigue and a loose cough, his doctor said at the time.

During his rebound case, O’Connor said only Biden’s cough returned and had almost completely resolved” by Friday.

Regulators are still studying the prevalence and virulence of rebound cases, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in May warned doctors that it has been reported to occur within two days to eight days after initially testing negative for the virus.

Limited information currently available from case reports suggests that persons treated with Paxlovid who experience COVID-19 rebound have had mild illness; there are no reports of severe disease, the agency said at the time.

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Taiwan defense ministry research deputy head found dead in a hotel room.

The deputy head of Taiwan defence ministry’s research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, according to the official Central News Agency.

Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, was found dead in a hotel room in southern Taiwan on Saturday morning, CNA reported.

It said authorities were looking into the cause of death.

Ou Yang was on a business trip to the southern county of Pingtung, CNA said, adding that he had assumed the post early this year to supervise various missile production projects.

The military-owned body is working to more than double its yearly missile production capacity to close to 500 this year, as the island boosts its combat power amid what it sees as China’s growing military threat.

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BKO react to Buhari call for international collaboration to end insecurity in Nigeria.

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Exclusive interview with the CEO of Authority Newspaper.

Chuks Akunna, the executive director of the Authority Newspaper, has revealed what he witnessed in Borno State regarding the troops fighting terrorists.

Speaking on AIT News, Akunna stated that Nigeria is donating to the Niger Republic despite the needs of its military

Addressing the topic, Chuks Akunna said, “I saw nearly ten commercial buses yesterday in Borno State.

The vehicles were conveying our troops to fight in Maiduguri, Borno STate.

The commercial buses were hired to transport our soldiers to fight against terrorists in the North East while we have money to give the Niger Republic to provide security for them. These double standards will keep happening.

He continued, Governor Ortom has taken the destiny of his people into his hands.

There is no place in the world where self-help is a crime.

Some governors have told Nigerians to arm themselves, and you only have yourself to blame if you fail to heed their warnings.

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Man treathen to commit suicide if president Buhari refused to resign in Kano state.

According to report a 25-year-old man named Hamza Yahaya has attempted to commit suicide from the popular Kofar Nasarawa flyover bridge in the city of Kano as he demanded President Muhammadu Buhari’s immediate resignation.

According to a report by Vanguard, Hamza’s action created a pandemonium under the bridge which links the Emir of Kano’s palace and State road as passerby stopped by to watch the dramatic scene on Friday.

It was reported that Hamza’s one-man protest could not be unconnected to the terrible economic situation and hardship biting hard in Nigeria.
It was gathered that it took the intervention of firemen to rescue Hamza from the pavement of the bridge.

Confirming the incident, an eyewitness and a resident of Kofar Nasarawa, Abdullahi Madugu, said, I was rushing to attend the Juma’at prayers around 1:30pm when I saw large crowd of people gathered watching a boy who climbed the bridge (popular Kofar Nasarawa bridge) and threatened to commit suicide or President Muhammadu resigns.

They (people around and even the firemen) pacified him to come down but he insisted that he would not come down. I heard him saying this with my own ears. He is not a small boy. This may be as a result of the situation of day to day activities.

“It was one Malam Musa (who moved about selling clothes) that drew the attention of the fire service who deployed their men and rescued the boy.

However, the Kano State Fire Service Public Relations Officer, Saminu Yusif, denied claims that Hamza threatened to commit suicide or demanded that Buhari must resign.

Yusif said, We got a distress call around 1:40pm about one Hamza Yahaya, a 25-year-old who was found on a pavement of a bridge. He told us he doesn’t know how he got in there.

He told us he is a resident of Sharada area of the state and that he ran away from their house to the area some three months ago because their neighbor sent him on an errand with N4000 and he spent the money.

He is about 15 years old and can’t say such (commit suicide or President Buhari resigns) but the claims were by people around who coined the story along that line giving previous experiences.

Our men deployed tactics and safely rescued the boy from the pavement.

We handed him over to one SP Rabiu Tale at the Kwalli Police Division to investigate the matter.

But the Kano State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna, promised to investigate the matter.

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Marcos Alonso to leave Chelsea says manager Tuchel.

Defender Marcos Alonso was not included in Chelsea’s line-up for their opening match of the Premier League season against Everton as he wants to leave the club, manager Thomas Tuchel said on Saturday.

He asked to leave and we agreed to his wish, Tuchel told reporters after his team beat Everton 1-0 for their first victory at Goodison Park since 2017.

That is why it would not have made sense to put him on the pitch.

The 31-years-old Alonso arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2016, being a central part of the team throughout the seasons.

Recently he has been linked to Barcelona by British media.

Despite Saturday win, Tuchel said the team’s defence was not up to par against Everton.

All three of our players in the back three are in their 30s and we struggled a bit in general at the end of the game, Tuchel said.

We need to improve our physical level and we are on it.

Everton defender Ben Godfrey was admitted to hospital following a challenge from Kai Havertz early in the game.

It feels like it is a small fracture of his leg. We are assessing that.

He will be out for a while, Yerry (Mina) has an ankle injury and could be out for a while, Everton manager Frank Lampard said.

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UN nuclear watchdog raises concern over the shelling in nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) raised grave concerns on Saturday (Aug 6) about the shelling the previous day at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, saying the action showed the risk of a nuclear disaster.

Both sides accused each other on Saturday of engaging in nuclear terrorism. Ukraine’s state nuclear power company Energoatom blamed Russia for the damage while Russia’s defence ministry accused Ukrainian forces of shelling the plant.

I’m extremely concerned by the shelling yesterday at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which underlines the very real risk of a nuclear disaster, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said in a statement.

Grossi, who leads the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog, urged all sides in the Ukraine conflict to exercise the utmost restraint around the plant.

Shells hit a high-voltage power line on Friday at the facility, prompting its operators to disconnect a reactor despite no radioactive leak being detected.

The plant was captured by Russian forces in early March in the opening stage of the war but it is still run by its Ukrainian technicians.

Energoatom said Russia wanted to disconnect the station from the Ukrainian electricity system and cause blackouts in the south of the country.

Moscow’s forces, it said, had placed weapons and explosives in two of the power-generating units and mined the shoreline outside the plant.

It is highly probable that all of this will cause a nuclear and radiation disaster, it said in a statement on Saturday.

Russia’s defence ministry said damage to the plant had only been avoided thanks to the skilful, competent and effective actions of its units.

Grossi said that military action jeopardising the safety and security of the Zaporizhzhia plant is completely unacceptable and must be avoided at all costs.

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