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Rave News Digest: ‘Glee’ Star Naya Rivera Missing, US Prisons Have Highest COVID-19 Rates, Transfer Window + More

Rave News Digest: ‘Glee’ Star Naya Rivera Missing, US Prisons Have Highest COVID-19 Rates, Transfer Window + More


Glee star Naya Rivera is missing, presumed dead, US prisons have more coronavirus rates than the general population, premier league delays in transfer window deadline. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.

Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news topics…

1. Glee star Naya Rivera missing as son says she jumped into the river

Naya Rivera | Photo: Instagram – nayarivera

One of the stars from popular American TV drama series, ‘Glee‘, Naya Rivera has been presumed dead after a boating incident. Naya Rivera is said to have gone on a boating trip with her 4-year-old son on a California lake where the sad event took place.

The media reports that Naya Rivera’s son, Josey, was found asleep in a pontoon on Lake Piru three hours after the actress rented the vessel. The authorities are still searching for the movie star. Rivera’s son told authorities that his mom had jumped in the water but never came back up.

The boy was found with a life vest, but Rivera was not wearing one. While her wallet and purse were found in the boat. Rivera’s Mercedes G-Wagon was found nearby in a parking lot.

2. 779 health workers test positive for COVID-19 in Ghana

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About 779 health workers in Ghana have contracted the coronavirus disease. 9 of them have, however, succumbed to the disease, while a large number are in isolation awaiting their test results after being exposed to the virus in the line of duty.

A joint press statement by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), Health Services Workers’ Union of TUC Ghana (HSWU) and Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA) on Thursday, July 9, said the rate of infection among health workers was a matter of grave concern since it was negatively affecting health care delivery at the various health facilities in the country.

3. South African cigarette ban case back in court next week

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The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) has confirmed that their legal challenge to get the cigarette ban overturned will return to court next week July 15 after their case was initially dismissed on June 26.

The group had been unsuccessful in their attempts to bring tobacco back to supermarket shelves at the end of last month, when the Pretoria High Court ruled in favor of the government, ensuring that the cigarette ban would remain in place for the foreseeable future.

4. Coronavirus deaths and infection rates higher in US prisons than the general population

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Prisoners were caught intentionally infecting each other with the virus | Photo:

The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on the nation’s prison system, causing higher rates of infection and death compared to the general population. Researchers said the prison infection rate was 3,251 per 100,000 residents, while the rate for the general population was around 587 cases per 100,000.

Brendan Saloner, an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School said some prisons are not even reporting cases, and worse, others are not testing inmates. As the pandemic has progressed, officials across the US have identified prisons as major coronavirus hotspots.

5. Premier League delays decision on summer transfer deadline

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Clubs have made major adjustments since the coronavirus pandemic including playing without fans in attendance | Photo:

Premier League clubs have delayed a decision about the dates for this summer’s transfer window. UEFA want the window to close on 5 October, before the start of next season’s Champions League. It is understood that clubs are considering whether to extend the window for a couple of weeks purely for deals involving Football League clubs, who have been badly affected by COVID-19.

A final decision is likely to be made at a Premier League meeting on July 24. It is also anticipated that the start date for the 2020-21 season will be confirmed at the next meeting. Launching the new season on September 12 remains the most likely option but that comes immediately after the September international break.

The Football Association and EFL are concerned the reduced number of match dates will have an impact on their respective cup competitions.

Our Week Day News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics including the Nigerian news today, top African news, latest trending global headlines, sports stories, celebrity news from Nollywood to Hollywood. 2020

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