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Actor, Garrett Hedlund arrested for public intoxication following Emma Roberts split
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Actor, Garrett Hedlund arrested for public intoxication following Emma Roberts split

Friday Night Lights” star, Garrett Hedlund was arrested for public intoxication on Saturday night in Tennessee. The American actor, singer and model was arrested and taken into custody in Franklin County with a bond set at $2,100. When contacted by People, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Hedlund was "no longer here." The arrest occurred just one day after news broke that Hedlund split from girlfriend Emma Roberts. The two share one child together; 1-year-old son Rhodes. According to People, Hedlund and Roberts, 30, called it quits a few weeks ago following a rocky few months in their relationship. An insider told the outlet; “It’s sad, and they are trying their best to co-parent. It’s been hard.” Roberts and Hedlund, who began dating in March 2019, welco...
Woman gets dumped after donating her kidney to her boyfriend
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Woman gets dumped after donating her kidney to her boyfriend

A woman has revealed that she was brutally dumped by her ex boyfriend just 10 months after she donated her kidney to him. Colleen said that when she had the chance to change her boyfriend’s life six years ago, she didn’t think twice about going under the knife for him. When they first got together, Colleen said her boyfriend had been upfront about how he’d been struggling with chronic kidney disease since the age of 17, The Sun reports. This meant he had to be on dialysis and his kidneys functioned at just five per cent of the average capacity. She explained: "I decided to get tested to see if we were a match because I didn’t want to watch him die." They were a match and Colleen donated a kidney to him The surgeries were a big suc...
AFCON 2021 knockout: We’re not scared of you – Tunisian midfielder warns Nigeria
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AFCON 2021 knockout: We’re not scared of you – Tunisian midfielder warns Nigeria

Tunisia midfielder, Aissa Laidouni has said they are not scared of Nigeria’s Super Eagles going into their knockout game at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday. Laidouni said that the Carthage Eagles are battle ready and will fight from the start to the end. Nigeria would face the North Africans, who barely scraped through the group stage after picking just three points from their three group games. Mondher Kebaier’s team is depleted at the moment as 11 players are already ruled out having tested positive to Covid-19 ahead of the match at the Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua on Sunday. Despite this, the midfielder is confident the Carthage Eagles can scale through the hurdle and secure a place in the quarter-final. “Our journey to the knockout stage has not been easy because o...
BREAKING: AFCON 2021: 12 Tunisian players, head coach to miss Nigeria match
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BREAKING: AFCON 2021: 12 Tunisian players, head coach to miss Nigeria match

At least 12 players in the Tunisian squad and their head coach, Mondher Kabaier, have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss their round of 16 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash with Nigeria on Sunday. Kebaier was not available for the pre-match press conference on Saturday at the Roumdje Adjia Stadium, Garoua. Tunisia’s assistant coach, Jalal Al-Qadri, addressed journalists during the press conference. Al-Qadri confirmed that the captain of the Carthage Eagles, Wahbi Khazri, and 11 others have contracted coronavirus and will not be available for the game. The 11 players are Aissa Laidouni, Dylan Bronn, Ghaylène Chaalali, Ellyes Skhiri, Anis Ben Slimane, Mohamed Romdhane, Ali Maâloul, Ben Hmida, Aymen Dahmen Yoann Touzgha and Issam Jebali. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Farouk...
UK Prime Minister, Boris and Carrie Johnson’s baby had Covid and was ‘hit quite badly’ by the virus
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UK Prime Minister, Boris and Carrie Johnson’s baby had Covid and was ‘hit quite badly’ by the virus

Romy, the newborn daughter of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was badly-hit by Covid when she was just five weeks old. The 57-year-old Prime Minister had vanished from the public eye last Thursday after a member of his family tested positive for the virus. It's now claimed little Romy was ‘hit quite badly’ with the illness. She's believed to be "on the mend." Daily Mail reports. The last few weeks has also been challenging for the British Prime Minister. He pulled out of a visit to Lancashire last week after revealing he'd been in close contact with a relative who had COVID-19. A No10 spokesman said he would "follow the guidance for vaccinated close contacts, including daily testing and limiting contact with others'". On the same day he withdrew from his trip, he issued an...
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Afcon 2021: Tunisia lose captain Al-Khazri and six more to Covid-19 ahead of Gambia clash

The Eagles of Carthage have suffered another blow as seven more players tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of their final group fixture Tunisia’s chances of reaching the Round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations have suffered a huge blow after seven more players tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of their final Group F clash against the Gambia on Thursday. The Eagles of Carthage were forced to miss six players during their second group game against Mauritania which they won 4-0 and ahead of their final group phase game, they have confirmed seven new Covid-19 cases among them captain Wahbi Al-Khazri.
Bayern Munich star, Alphonso Davies diagnosed with inflammation of the heart after suffering Covid
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Bayern Munich star, Alphonso Davies diagnosed with inflammation of the heart after suffering Covid

Bayern Munich defender, Alphonso Davies has been forced to stop training after a heart scare. The 21-year-old has not played for the German giants since December 17 after he tested positive for Covid-19. Bayern’s manager Julian Nagelsmann has now confirmed that the Canadian international has mild myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart. It was discovered as Davies completed routine medical checks at the club’s HQ after recovering from the virus. The footballer is now expected to miss ‘weeks’ of training as his condition is monitored. Nagelsmann said on Thursday January 13, "during our follow-up examination that we do with every player that has had Covid-19, we detected signs of mild myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle. “He has stopped training for now, so...
Nigerian businessman arraigned by Ghana police for death of American stripper Julie Diane Williams found dead in Ghana hotel
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Nigerian businessman arraigned by Ghana police for death of American stripper Julie Diane Williams found dead in Ghana hotel

A Nigerian businessman has been arraigned by Ghana police for the death of American stripper Julie Diane Williams, aka Tyger Booty, in a hotel in Ghana. Ghana police said Tyger Booty was in contact with a Nigerian businessman identified as Bright Udiagbe, aka Big Slim, while she was in Ghana. Big Slim owns a hotel, restaurants, and nightclubs in both Nigeria and Ghana. Tyger Booty was found dead in Rayporsh Hotel, Abelemkpe, Accra, Ghana, on December 14, which was 11 days after her arrival from the US through Nigeria. Ghanaian police have been investigating her death. Accra Regional Police Public Relations Chief Supt Alexander Obeng confirmed in a radio report that Tyger’s case was lodged with Tesano Police and had been forwarded to the headquarters. "Preliminary police...
US lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tests positive for COVID after mask-less holiday trip with boyfriend
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US lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tests positive for COVID after mask-less holiday trip with boyfriend

After a heavily criticized holiday trip to Florida, Democrat lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tested positive for COVID-19. A mask-less Ocasio-Cortez and her boyfriend, Riley Roberts started the New Year in Miami, where they were frequently trolled by Republicans on social media who blasted the New Yorker for vacationing in the Republican state governed by conservative Ron DeSantis. While in Miami, Florida, she was also spotted maskless at venues including a crowded outdoor bar in Miami. “If I had a dollar for every lockdown politician who decided to escape to Florida over the last two years, I’d be a pretty doggone wealthy man,” Florida governor De Santis joked last week. DeSantis opposed vaccine mandates and in November signed legislation prohibiting bu...
AFCON 2021: CAF announces new rules on number of players, substitutions
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AFCON 2021: CAF announces new rules on number of players, substitutions

The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the weekend announced new rules on number of players and substitutions. CAF said teams participating in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, must play their fixtures if they have at least eleven players who have tested negative for COVID-19. It also said that in case there are no goalkeepers available in the squad, an outfield player will be required to play in goal. “A team that does not have a minimum of 11 players available will be considered to have lost the match 0-2,” CAF’s statement read in part. “In exceptional cases, the organising committee of the Africa Cup of Nations will take the appropriate decision. “The organisers said teams will be able to make five substitutions per match and an a...
Victor Osimhen finally returns
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Victor Osimhen finally returns

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has finally returned to the club after months of absence owing to facial injury and Covid-19. The club announced on Sunday morning that the striker was returning to Napoli in a few hours. The Serie A club announced that the Nigeria international has tested negative for Covid-19. This is exactly ten days after he tested positive. “Victor is negative to Covid-19 and will return to Italy in the coming hours,” Napoli wrote on their official Instagram account. Osimhen is not part of the Nigerian squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations billed to commence today in Cameroon due to his club’s refusal to let him go. The energetic striker, who will be seriously missed in the Super Eagles’ camp, is expected to undergo tests upon his return to Napoli....
Chinese City of Tianjin to Test 14 million People after Covid outbreak
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Chinese City of Tianjin to Test 14 million People after Covid outbreak

Tianjin, a major Chinese port city near the capital Beijing, has begun mass-testing its 14 million residents after a cluster of 20 children and adults tested positive for Covid-19, including two caused by the Omicron variant. According to the report, the citywide testing, begun on Sunday and is to be completed over two days. The first two cases confirmed in Tianjin were a 10-year-old girl and a 29-year-old woman working at the after-school centre. Both were infected by the Omicron variant. The city near the capital Beijing launched its mass testing early Sunday, advising residents to stay at or near home to be available for the community-level nucleic-acid screening. In subsequent testing of close contacts, 18 others tested positive and 767 tested negative as of Saturday nigh...
Afcon 2021: Napoli’s Koulibaly tests positive for Covid ahead of Senegal opener
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Afcon 2021: Napoli’s Koulibaly tests positive for Covid ahead of Senegal opener

The Teranga Lions will be without their captain for their opening fixture in Cameroon on Monday Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of Senegal's opening fixture at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Koulibaly will be unavailable for the Lions of Teranga when they begin their Group B campaign against Zimbabwe at the Kouekong Stadium on Monday. Although he has taken the coronavirus vaccines, the 30-year-old is now in isolation to recover and curb the spread of the infection.  
Arsenal striker Aubameyang tests positive for Covid-19 just days before Gabon’s AFCON opener
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Arsenal striker Aubameyang tests positive for Covid-19 just days before Gabon’s AFCON opener

The 32-year-old forward now appears likely to miss out on his country's opening game of the tournament against Comoros Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has tested positive for coronavirus just days before the start of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), GOAL can confirm, putting his participation for at least some of the tournament in doubt. Aubameyang has suffered a turbulent few weeks, losing his place in the Arsenal team after being dropped by manager Mikel Arteta due to a disciplinary breach. He was also stripped of the captaincy by Mikel Arteta and, having played little football recently, was hoping to make a big impact at AFCON, which gets underway on January 9, when hosts Cameroon face Burkina Faso.
Man.City coach, Pep Guardiola tests positive for Covid with 21 members of the first-team now isolating
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Man.City coach, Pep Guardiola tests positive for Covid with 21 members of the first-team now isolating

Manchester City have been rocked by a major coronavirus outbreak after Manager Pep Guardiola and assistant Juanma Lillo tested positive with 21 members of their first-team bubble including seven players isolating ahead of Friday's FA Cup tie at Swindon Town. Despite the news, City expect their third-round tie at League Two Swindon – scheduled for broadcast on ITV - to proceed. First-team coach Rodolfo Borrell will take the team down to the County Ground. None of those isolating will be available for Friday's match. Guardiola confirmed last weekend that both Phil Foden and Oleksandr Zinchenko had tested positive. The pair are including in City's list of seven players. A City statement read: 'The City manager recorded a positive test on Tuesday along with assistant Juanma Lillo. ...
Arsenal vs Liverpool postponed due to Covid-19
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Arsenal vs Liverpool postponed due to Covid-19

Liverpool's Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Arsenal on Thursday has been postponed after the EFL accepted a request from the Merseyside club following further cases of Covid in their squad. Liverpool announced earlier on Wednesday their training ground would be closed for at least 48 hours and that Jurgen Klopp's assistant, Pep Lijnders, had tested positive. Lijnders was due to take the team as Klopp himself is also isolating. A request for postponement was submitted on Tuesday after the latest round of testing found more cases within the first-team bubble. Klopp and three players - Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip - were forced to miss Sunday's 2-2 draw at Chelsea after testing positive. An EFL statement on Wednesday confirmed Arsenal will now play Liverpool i...
Ferran Torres tests positive for Covid-19 just hours after being unveiled by Barcelona after £55m signing from Man.City
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Ferran Torres tests positive for Covid-19 just hours after being unveiled by Barcelona after £55m signing from Man.City

Ferran Torres has tested positive for Covid-19 just hours after being unveiled by Barcelona following a £55m signing from Manchester City. The 21-year-old Spain international has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract, which is understood to be worth an initial £46.7million, and a further £8.5m in potential add-ons. Barca have set a €1billion (£841million) buyout clause into the deal. Torres had hoped to be back in action for the Spanish Super Cup semi-final against Real Madrid on January 12, but his debut could be delayed after the Catalan club announced he had tested positive for Covid-19 along with team-mate Pedri. A Barca statement on Monday evening read: 'Pedri and Ferran Torres have tested positive for Covid-19. The players are in good health and are isolated at home.' ...
WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns tests positive for COVID-19
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WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns tests positive for COVID-19

The World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Roman Reigns, who was billed to defend his Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar at the WWE Day 1, confirmed the development via a tweet on his Twitter handle hours before the show. According to the tweet, he would only return to action when fully recovered due to proper protocols. “I yearn to perform tonight at #WWEDay1 to defend my Universal Championship. “However, unfortunately, earlier today I tested positive for Covid-19. Due to the proper protocols I am unable to compete as originally scheduled. I look forward to returning to action as soon as possible.” It was gathered that the Universal Champion had been fully vaccinated against the dreaded ...
Liverpool coach identifies Reds’ major problem during 2-2 draw with Chelsea
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Liverpool coach identifies Reds’ major problem during 2-2 draw with Chelsea

Liverpool assistant manager, Pepijn Lijnders has identified his side’s major problem during their Premier League 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Sunday. Lijnders, who took charge of Liverpool team after the club’s manager Jurgen Klopp Arteta tested positive for COVID-19, said Liverpool’s problem was that they didn’t keep the ball for long enough in many moments against Chelsea during the encounter. Goals from Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ensured Chelsea and Liverpool got a point each. Speaking at his post-match press conference, Lijnders was quoted by Liverpool’s official website as saying: “I don’t think the problem was defensive. “We corrected a few things at half-time, but I think the problem was we didn’t keep the ball for long enough in many mo...
Lionel Messi tests positive for Covid days after he was seen partying with wife at a concert in Argentina
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Lionel Messi tests positive for Covid days after he was seen partying with wife at a concert in Argentina

Superstar footballer, Lionel Messi has tested positive for Covid-19, Paris Saint-Germain has announced, just days after he was seen singing and dancing at a concert in Argentina. The 34-year-old Argentine Legend made the most of French football's winter break with his wife, Antonela, and was filmed enjoying himself at a concert in his homeland. A video online showed Messi and his wife having fun at a concert in Rosario, Sante Fe. Now his club, have confirmed that he has contracted the virus and is self-isolating. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday December 2, PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino indicated Messi was still in Argentina and would not travel until he had tested negative. Messi joins team-mates Sergio Rico, Juan Bernat and Nathan Bitumazala, who also hav...
Klopp to miss Chelsea game after suspected positive Covid test
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Klopp to miss Chelsea game after suspected positive Covid test

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reported a suspected positive Covid-19 test and will miss Sunday's Premier League game against Chelsea. Klopp, who is isolating, was experiencing mild symptoms. His assistant Pepijn Lijnders will take charge for the trip to Stamford Bridge. Liverpool on Friday confirmed that three other members of staff had tested positive, with Klopp declining to name the trio as they were awaiting PCR test confirmations. Liverpool have not asked for the Chelsea game to be postponed and do not anticipate doing so at this stage. The club said in a statement: "Jurgen Klopp will miss Liverpool's Premier League meeting with Chelsea on Sunday after returning a suspected positive Covid-19 test result. "The Reds manager, who reported mild symptoms ahead...
I don’t have COVID19- Lai Mohammed
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I don’t have COVID19- Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has denied media reports claiming he has contracted the COVID-19 virus and is now in isolation where he is receiving treatment. There were speculations that Mr. Mohammed might have contracted the virus after Garba Shehu confirmed he had tested positive for the virus. However, in a statement released by his Special Assistant to the President (Media) Office of the Minister of Information and Culture,  Segun Adeyemi, the minister stressed that he does not have COVID-19 and is neither in isolation nor receiving treatment anywhere. “The attention of Information and Culture Minister,  Alhaji Mohammed, has been drawn to a report making the rounds that he has contracted the COVID-19 virus and that he is now in isolation, where he is r...
Presidential aide, Garba Shehu, tests positive for COVID19
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Presidential aide, Garba Shehu, tests positive for COVID19

The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has tested positive for COVID19. Shehu, who confirmed this to Channels Television on Saturday December 25, however, said he feels fine and is undergoing treatment. He explained that has mild symptoms of the disease, a trait connected with the omicron variant and that he has gone into isolation and would go for further tests to ascertain his status. The President’s spokesman who is fully vaccinated also affirmed that the Permanent Secretary at the State House, Tijjani Umar, and a few others in the Aso Rock have also undergone COVID-19 tests. He, however, said he has no knowledge of their results.
Premier League Rejects Chelsea Request to Postpone Wolves game
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Premier League Rejects Chelsea Request to Postpone Wolves game

Chelsea have had a request to postpone their game against Wolves on Sunday rejected by the Premier League. The application was made on Saturday evening and turned down on Sunday morning ahead of the 2pm kick-off at Molineux. Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi and the injured Ben Chilwell tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the Blues' 1-1 home league draw against Everton on Thursday. It is understood there has been one further positive case overnight. A Chelsea spokesman said: "We are deeply disappointed that our application was rejected as we felt we had a strong case for the postponement of today's match on the grounds of players' health and safety." Chelsea named six substitutes, including two goalkeepers, instead of the usual seven, while ...
Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian Spotted on a Movie date
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Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian Spotted on a Movie date

28-year-old Comedian Pete Davidson and 41-year-old reality show star, Kim Kardashian have been spotted on a movie date. Davidson who skipped NBC's “Saturday Night Live” show which he headlines following an unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, was spotted on a movie date with the mother of four at Staten Island on Saturday evening, December 18. They arrived at the theater at around 7 p.m., but it’s unclear what film they saw. Scott Disick, Disick’s friend Chris Reda and another male were also with Davidson and Kardashian. Before the movie date, the comedian was seen entering a hotel in Manhattan, where Kardashian is currently staying.  He arrived there with Disick around 6 p.m., sparking speculation that he would not be attending rehe...
HIV positive Ghanaian actress, Joyce Dzidzor shares emotional message after her daughter tested negative for the disease
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HIV positive Ghanaian actress, Joyce Dzidzor shares emotional message after her daughter tested negative for the disease

HIV positive Ghanaian actress, Joyce Dzidzor has shared an emotional message after her daughter tested negative for the disease. In her post, she recalled how parents in her neighborhood stopped their children from playing with her kids because of the HIV stigma. Joyce said after the results came out negative, those parents are now trooping into her house with their children to congratulate and also allow their children to play with her’s. She wrote; I have fought a good fight, I have fought a good fight. My daughter’s HIV results came out today negative from The university hospital Hamburg. UKE. I have always told you that i have no virus in me that can affect a child in my womb. I am harmless. I cannot infect any human being. Now many mothers in Hamburg are calling me. The...
FG warns Nigerians as COVID19 cases increase by 630% in 10 days
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FG warns Nigerians as COVID19 cases increase by 630% in 10 days

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians to take their health seriously as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen astronomically by 630%. The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunmimbe Mamora, made the appeal in an interview with Punch. He said there is need for Nigerians to take responsibility to tackle coronavirus as COVID-19 cases continues to increase with the country recording  5,398 infections between December 6 and 15. When asked on what the Federal Government would do in view of the increase in cases,  Mamora  stated that the government would continue to strengthen existing measures. “It’s essentially to strengthen the existing measures through advocacy, awareness creation, education and emphasis on the need for people to take responsibility for their...
Emma Raducanu Withdraws from Mubadala World Tennis Championship after Tested Positive for Covid in Abu Dhabi
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Emma Raducanu Withdraws from Mubadala World Tennis Championship after Tested Positive for Covid in Abu Dhabi

Emma Raducanu has tested positive for Covid and has been forced to withdraw from the Mubadala Classic exhibition event in Abu Dhabi. The US Open champion, 19, had already traveled to the United Arab Emirates to feature in the exhibition event alongside leading players from the men's and women's game, including Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal. Raducanu, who is vaccinated, was due to face Olympic champion Belinda Bencic in Abu Dhabi on Thursday before she tested positive for covid-19. "I was very much looking forward to playing in front of the fans here in Abu Dhabi, but unfortunately after testing positive for Covid-19, I will have to postpone until the next opportunity," Raducanu said. "I'm isolating as per rules and hopefully will be able to get back on court soon." A stat...
South African President tests positive for COVID-19
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South African President tests positive for COVID-19

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has tested positive for COVID-19. Local news platform reported that Ramaphosa felt unwell and was exhibiting mild symptoms on Sunday December 12, after leaving a memorial service for FW de Klerk, the former South African deputy president, in Cape Town. South African presidency stated that Ramaphosa is “in good spirits” and is being monitored by doctors. Though he is fully vaccinated, he is expected to remain in self-isolation and has assigned his responsibilities to David Mabuza, the deputy president. The statement added; “Vaccination remains the best protection against severe illness and hospitalisation. “People who have had contact with the president today are advised to watch for symptoms or to have themselves tested.” Preside...
Tuchel names four Chelsea players that will not play against Leeds
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Tuchel names four Chelsea players that will not play against Leeds

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he will not have four players available for Saturday’s clash against Leeds United. Tuchel admitted he has particular concerns about midfielder, N’Golo Kante. Kante hasn’t played since a 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League on November 23. Tuchel is hopeful the France midfielder will return to training next week. “We are always worried when we have to live and play without N’Golo because he is an exceptional and unique player all over the world. “In my personal opinion you cannot find a second N’Golo so of course, we are worried, but I’m also worried if he’s just missing some days. “Now it is a slightly too long break again and we hope that he comes back to team training on Tuesday,” he said. Tuchel also confirmed he w...
Bayern’s Kimmich out until January after COVID-19-related lung damage
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Bayern’s Kimmich out until January after COVID-19-related lung damage

Bayern Munich said Thursday that star midfielder Joshua Kimmich would not return to action until January as he recovers from lung damage caused by Covid-19. Kimmich, who is unvaccinated, tested positive for coronavirus last month. “I’m happy my self-isolation caused by the coronavirus has ended,” said Kimmich, expected to be one of Germany’s leading players at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. “I’m doing very well, but I’m not yet able to train fully due to slight infiltrations in my lungs. “I’ll therefore do some rehabilitative training and can’t wait to be fully back in action in January.” The midfielder will miss Bayern’s home game against FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday, the away game at Stuttgart on December 14 and the final game of the year against Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena...
Tottenham Conference League clash vs Rennes called off following Covid-19 outbreak
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Tottenham Conference League clash vs Rennes called off following Covid-19 outbreak

The Premier League side are without a host of first-teamers who have tested positive for the virus Tottenham's UEFA Conference League clash with Rennes on Thursday has been called off due to an outbreak of Covid-19, the Londoners have confirmed. Eight players and five further members of staff tested positive for Spurs in the build-up to the match, leaving the club severely limited in terms of selection options. Rennes, though, angrily disputed Tottenham's announcement, saying the decision was "unilateral" and that Spurs had displayed a lack of fair play throughout the process.  
Unfortunately I have tested positive for COVID19 – BBNaija’s Maria informs her fans
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Unfortunately I have tested positive for COVID19 – BBNaija’s Maria informs her fans

BBNaija's Maria Chike has revealed that she has contracted COVID19. In a post directed to her fans, Maria who is currently in Ghana said she tested negative for the virus in Dubai but upon getting to Ghana, she tested positive for it. She mentioned that she had another tested carried out in Ghana which returned negative but a further test showed that she had the virus. She advised her fans not to take the virus for granted and ''not be as stubborn'' as her. See her post below...
Two Hippopotamuses Test Positive for Covid-19 at Antwerp Zoo in Belgium
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Two Hippopotamuses Test Positive for Covid-19 at Antwerp Zoo in Belgium

Two hippopotamuses have tested positive for Covid-19 at Antwerp zoo in Belgium. Imani, aged 14, and Hermien, 41, have no symptoms apart from runny noses, but the zoo said they had been put in quarantine as a precaution. "To my knowledge, this is the first time in this species. Worldwide, this virus has been reported mainly in great apes and felines," the zoo’s vet, Francis Vercammen, said. The coronavirus is thought to have jumped from an animal to a human, and it is proved to have passed from humans to animals. Pets including cats, dogs and ferrets have become infected following contact with their owners, and zoo cases have been reported in big cats, otters, primates and hyenas. The disease has also spread in mink farms and to wild animals such as deer, Guardian reports. ...
Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting tests positive for Covid-19 after refusing vaccine
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Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting tests positive for Covid-19 after refusing vaccine

Bayern Munich forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting - one of five unvaccinated players at the club whose wages have been docked, has tested positive for Covid-19. The Cameroon international, 32, was already in quarantine having come into contact with a Covid-positive person but now has the virus and will remain in 'domestic isolation.' “The FC Bayern forward is self-isolating at home in accordance with the relevant health authorities and doing well under the circumstances,” the club said. Along with Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, and Michael Cuisance, Choupo-Moting has been told by the club they will not be paid for every game or day of training they miss when self-isolating after they all refused the vaccine. Choupo-Moting will now have Covid and will have to isolat...
It’s going to be Hungry, Angry Liverpool – Martin Keown makes prediction on Anfield battle
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It’s going to be Hungry, Angry Liverpool – Martin Keown makes prediction on Anfield battle

Arsenal legend, Martin Keown has predicted that Arsenal would be facing a hungry and an angry Liverpool side in the Premier League today. Keown noted that the Gunners can prove to their fans and Liverpool they have returned to the ‘real Arsenal’ with victory at Anfield. But the former defender swiftly admitted that an ‘angry’ Liverpool side will have ‘too much’ this weekend. Arsenal have improved from their first three games in the Premier League this season and are now fifth in the table, six points behind league leaders, Chelsea going into today’s encounter. Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will be desperate to bounce back after suffering their first defeat of the season to West Ham before the international break. “I can see this is going to be a hungry,...
Kevin De Bruyne to miss three games for Man City after catching Covid-19 while away with Belgium
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Kevin De Bruyne to miss three games for Man City after catching Covid-19 while away with Belgium

Manchester City have announced they will be without Kevin De Bruyne for their next three games as the Belgian midfielder has tested positive for Covid-19. The 30-year-old playmaker has been away on World Cup qualifying duty with Belgium as he helped them book their place at next year’s showpiece in Qatar. Asked for a fitness update ahead of a meeting with Toffees at the Etihad Stadium, Guardiola said: "Jack is getting better after the international break. Phil Foden came back with a disturbing knock in his leg but he is getting better. "Unfortunately Kevin got positive from Covid in Belgium so he will be isolated for 10 days. Jack I don’t think so. Phil, we’ll see." Guardiola added on De Bruyne: “Two days ago he told me he got positive. He is here (in England). “Forget ...
Nearly 300 people test positive for Covid after taking part in protests outside climate summit
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Nearly 300 people test positive for Covid after taking part in protests outside climate summit

Nearly 300 people have tested positive for Covid after going to or protesting at UN climate summit COP26 in Glasgow this month. At least  291 positive Covid-19 tests were linked to COP26-related activities, an initial assessment found. Speaking at Holyrood on Thursday, Nicola Sturgeon said: 'I can confirm that there is no sign so far of any significant spike in cases associated with Cop. 'Rigorous measures were put in place to minimise the risks of Covid transmission. 'For example, anyone entering the main summit site - the Blue Zone - had to provide evidence of a negative lateral flow test result. 'Information published earlier today by Public Health Scotland suggests that of the people officially affiliated with Cop26, approximately four in every 1,000 tested posit...
Oye Kyme apologizes to Bobrisky after her near-death experience and and the crossdresser responds
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Oye Kyme apologizes to Bobrisky after her near-death experience and and the crossdresser responds

Bobrisky's former PA,  Oye Kyme, has apologized to the crossdresser for calling him out publicly. Weeks ago, Oye took to Instagram to leak secrets about Bobrisky which she claims she was privy to from her time working with the crossdresser. The most scandalous allegation she made was that Bobrisky had an affair with Mompha. Bobrisky and Mompha have both denied this. Last week, Oye revealed she tested positive for Covid-19 and days later, a friend of Oye's claimed she was unconscious. Bobrisky put their differences aside to wish her a quick recovery. Oye has now returned to Instagram to apologize to Bobriksy. She shared a screenshot of a private message she sent to Bobrisky and the response she got. Oye then advised her followers to try to be on good terms wit...
Khloe Kardashian and daughter, True Thompson, test positive for Covid-19
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Khloe Kardashian and daughter, True Thompson, test positive for Covid-19

Khloe Kardashian and her 3-year-old daughter, True Thompson, have tested positive for Covid-19. Khloe made this known on Twitter as she advised everyone to stay safe. She explained that she had to cancel several engagements because of the sickness and will be in quarantine, following the Covid-19 guidelines. She tweeted: Hi guys I wanted to let you know True and I tested positive for Covid. I’ve had to cancel several commitments and I’m sorry I won’t be able to make those happen. Luckily I have been vaccinated so all will be ok. We will be over here in quarantine and following current guidelines.
France suffer major blow ahead of UEFA Nations League final with Spain
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France suffer major blow ahead of UEFA Nations League final with Spain

France have suffered a major blow after their midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their UEFA Nations League final with Spain on Sunday night at San Siro. Rabiot will not be able to make the UEFA Nations League final on Sunday at 8.45 pm against Spain at San Siro. The Juventus star is now placed in solitary confinement. He will not join in with his France teammates in Milan for the Spain clash this weekend. Rabiot cannot be replaced for regulatory reasons. France coach, Didier Deschamps, can therefore rely on a group of 21 players for the final against Spain. France had defeated Belgium 3-2 in the semi-final encounter on Thursday, while Spain 2-1 against Italy.
Robinson speaks on Decision not to be Vaccinated against Covid-19
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Robinson speaks on Decision not to be Vaccinated against Covid-19

Republic of Ireland international Callum Robinson has admitted he has chosen not to be vaccinated against Covid-19 despite being twice laid low by the virus. The 26-year-old West Brom striker, who had already missed games for his country as a close contact, first tested positive in November last year and then again in August, meaning he had to sit out last month's World Cup Qualifiers against Portugal, Azerbaijan and Serbia Robinson is back in the fold for Saturday's qualifier in Baku, but just days after Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expressed his exasperation with Premier League players who have not been double-jabbed, he has spoken of his decision not to do so. Asked if he had been vaccinated, he replied: "I haven't been vaccinated, no. That's my choice at this moment in time...
Update: N’Golo Kante Rests Positive for Covid and will Miss Games against Juventus and Southampton
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Update: N’Golo Kante Rests Positive for Covid and will Miss Games against Juventus and Southampton

Chelsea midfielder, N'Golo Kante has tested positive for Covid-19 and has gone into self-isolation. Manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed news and said Kante must "quarantine and follow the government protocols." Tuchel said Kante was not at training on Tuesday as Chelsea prepared for their Champions League Group H match against Juventus on Wednesday. The 30-year-old will also miss Saturday's Premier League clash with Southampton and his participation in France's Nations League clash with Belgium on October 7 could also be in doubt. Tuchel said Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount and Reece James will also be unavailable against Juventus. After confirming Kante's diagnosis, Tuchel took questions on whether footballers should get vaccinated and...
Wendy Williams tests positive for COVID-19, postpones 13th season of her show
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Wendy Williams tests positive for COVID-19, postpones 13th season of her show

Wendy Williams has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. On Tuesday, The Wendy Williams Show announced that the 57-year-old talk show host is postponing the 13th season of her popular daytime talk show in order for her to get better and to quarantine. Season 13 of The Wendy Williams Show was scheduled to start on Sept. 20. The date has now been moved to Oct. 4. "To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by the SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, October 4th," a statement on the show's official Instagram account reads. "In the meantime, repeats will be scheduled." This comes a week after the show announced that Wendy was dealing with o...
Mendyl: Morocco international on target as Gaziantep collect first league win
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Mendyl: Morocco international on target as Gaziantep collect first league win

  The Atlas Lion scored at the death to ensure his team collected their fourth point in as many top-tier matches   Morocco international Hamza Mendyl was on target as Gaziantep claimed a 2-0 win in the Turkish top-tier at home against Antalyaspor. GFK had not collected a win since the league began, and had initially collected a draw and two losses. It explains why the Monday night game was vital for them, and playing at home was a massive advantage. The first 45 minutes were a struggle for both teams owing to a failure to take the limited chances created. The defenders cleared the danger very well when tested.
Holyfield Knocked out by Belfort as Trump provides Commentary
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Holyfield Knocked out by Belfort as Trump provides Commentary

Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield looked all of his 58 years in a first-round technical knockout loss to mixed martial arts star Vitor Belfort on Saturday. With former US President Donald Trump providing ringside commentary for the spectacle at Seminole Hard Rock casino in Hollywood, Florida, Brazil’s Belfort unleashed an early flurry that ended with Holyfield slipping through the ropes. The American ring great regained his feet only to be sent to the canvas by a combination from Belfort. He beat the count, but after he absorbed another flurry of blows without throwing any the referee stopped the fight despite Holyfield’s objections. “I wasn’t hurt,” insisted Holyfield, who called the decision to stop the fight “kind of sad.” “It is what it is,” he sai...
USMNT stars Pulisic and Steffen to miss World Cup qualifying opener at El Salvador
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USMNT stars Pulisic and Steffen to miss World Cup qualifying opener at El Salvador

The Premier League duo were named to the U.S. roster but won't be able to play Thursday's opener in San Salvador U.S. men's national team star Christian Pulisic has not traveled to El Salvador ahead of Thursday's World Cup qualifier, head coach Gregg Berhalter has confirmed. Pulisic tested positive for Covid-19 last month, setting up a race against time for him to be ready for the USMNT's opening three World Cup qualifiers. The Chelsea attacker won't be able to face El Salvador but could still play against Canada on Sunday or Honduras next Wednesday. Up to
Konta pulls out of US Open due to Injury
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Konta pulls out of US Open due to Injury

British number one Johanna Konta has pulled out of the US Open due to injury. The news broke just hours before the 30-year-old was set to play her opening match in New York on Monday against France’s Kristina Mladenovic. The withdrawal marks a further instalment on a frustrating summer for the Sydney-born player. She also missed Wimbledon and the Olympic Games, as she deals with a long-term knee problem. Konta was unable to play at the All England Club after being deemed a close contact of someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. She then contracted the virus herself and was unable to travel to Tokyo. Her return to action in Montreal had been going well earlier this month as she reached the third round of the National Bank Open. But she then had to pull ou...
West Brom striker Callum Robinson tests positive for Covid for Second time
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West Brom striker Callum Robinson tests positive for Covid for Second time

West Brom striker, Callum Robinson has tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time ahead of Ireland's upcoming triple-header of World Cup qualifiers. West Brom manager Valerian Ismael confirmed in a statement that Robinson, along with goalkeeper David Button contracted Covid-19, which made them missed out in their Carabao Cup tie against Arsenal. Robinson previously contracted Covid-19 last November, missing Ireland's friendly away to England in Wembley.The striker was set to be named among the squad for Ireland's World Cup qualifiers against Portugal, Azerbaijan and Serbia in September. His absence will come as a severe blow to teh national team , the West Brom striker have started the season in fine form, with three goals in four Championship games.
West Brom vs Arsenal: Arteta names two players that will drive their success
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West Brom vs Arsenal: Arteta names two players that will drive their success

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has expressed delight for having Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette back in his squad. Aubameyang only came off the bench in the second half of the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday. Lacazette has not played at all for Arsenal this season, after he tested positive for COVID-19. However, both strikers are expected to be involved as Arteta’s men chase their first win of the campaign in the Carabao Cup against West Brom on Wednesday night. Arteta said: “That’s really good news because we really need them. “We know that a big part of what we want to do, as I’ve mentioned before, is going to be determined in the boxes and these are the two players that have the biggest goal threat in the team. “They are both so ...

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