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Liverpool star, Sadio Mane test positive for COVID-19


Liverpool and Senegalese forward Sadio Mane is in self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus, his club said in a statement on Friday.


COVID-19: Ibrahimovic drops £100k to support fight against coronavirus.

The Milan striker wants to give back to the country in it’s time of need. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has donated 100,000 euros to support Humanitas Hospitals during the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.

The AC Milan striker has donated the sum and set up an online fundraiser that has raised an additional 50,000 euros in one day. Alessio Romagnoli and Rafael Leao are listed as donors on Ibrahimovic’s call to action.

The striker released a video on his social media platforms stating his desire to given back to Italy and to stand strong in this time of need.

The coronavirus has hit Italy very hard as the country represents the highest infection and fatality rates outside of China, the country has over 2,500 deaths and over 35,000 confirmed cases.

The former Sweden international also gave an uplifting message where he declared, “Let’s kick the Coronavirus away together and win this match!And remember: if the virus don’t go to Zlatan, Zlatan goes to the virus!”


COVID-19: Senegal confirms first case

Senegal confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus on Monday, marking just the second infection in sub-Saharan Africa amid concerns over the continent’s vulnerability to outbreaks of contagious diseases.

A French man who lives in Senegal visited France in mid-February, contracting the virus before returning to the West African country and being quarantined in the capital Dakar, Senegal’s Health Minister Diouf Sarr said.

“The results of the tests carried out by the Pasteur Institute in Dakar came back positive,” Sarr told journalists.

“So far the patient’s condition has not raised any major concerns.”

The patient, a father of two who has lived in Senegal for more than two years, stayed in the southern French city of Nimes as well as an unspecified ski resort last month, Sarr said.

The man then returned to Senegal on February 26, where he went to a medical centre and registered a fever of 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) as well as a sore throat and headache.

The centre contacted the country’s coronavirus alert unit and the patient was quarantined, the minister said.

“The surveillance and response system for COVID-19 has been bolstered and all measures are being taken to contain the disease,” Sarr said.

He urged the population to stay calm, adding he was “perfectly confident” in the country’s health system.

The first case in sub-Saharan African was recorded last week in Nigeria, where an Italian national returned with the virus from his home country.

Italy has emerged as the European hotspot for the deadly virus, with more than 2,000 cases, while France has reported the third most in Europe, with at least 130.

Before Senegal and Nigeria, the only reported cases in Africa were in Egypt and Algeria.

But experts fear the virus spreading to Africa, which struggles with conflicts, poor health infrastructure, crowded cities with inadequate sanitation, rickety governance and porous borders — all of which provide excellent opportunities for the virus to spread.

The World Health Organization has urged African countries to come together and be more aggressive in attacking the virus.

“Our biggest concern continues to be the potential for COVID-19 to spread in countries with weaker health systems,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said last week.

A 2016 analysis by US thinktank the Rand Corporation found that of the 25 countries in the world that are most vulnerable to infectious outbreaks, 22 are in Africa.


Pogba admit Liverpool deserves EPL title

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has confessed that Liverpool deserve every bit of their success this season as they are simply far too good for the rest of the Premier League.

The Reds currently sit 22 points clear at the top of the league table and are now just 12 points away from lifting the title thanks to Monday’s 3-2 win over West Ham United, while United find themselves a whopping 38 points behind in fifth.

Jürgen Klopp’s side have received plenty of praise this year, and Pogba told ESPN that they deserve every bit of that, even if it hurts him as a United player.

“They are so way ahead of everyone else,” he confessed. “They have not lost a single game yet this season in the league. They already have one hand on the Premier League trophy.

“As a Manchester United player and with the rivalry between us, we don’t want them to win the title. We don’t want anyone else to win apart from us, but as a football lover and a respectful player to opposition team, I have to say that they deserve to be where they are today.

“They have been even better than last season when they won the Champions League and the season before when they [lost the final to Real Madrid].”

The rivalry between Liverpool and United goes way back, but the Red Devils always had the edge in the Premier League era. However, while United still have more league titles in the trophy cabinet, the power has certainly shifted over to Merseyside in recent years.

Things have been good for Liverpool this year, but the same cannot be said for Pogba, who has been plagued by an ankle injury all year.

He has managed just eight appearances in all competitions, with his only two assists coming in the first game of the season against Chelsea, and it is currently unknown when he will be ready to make his return to action.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently revealed that Pogba is ‘nowhere near’ being ready to return to training, with the Frenchman seemingly still struggling after undergoing surgery.