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Wuhan, once epicentre of Covid-19, gets ready for life after lockdown

China reported 30 new cases of coronavirus disease Covid-19 on Sunday, including five locally transmitted infections, even as nine of the 13 administrative districts of virus-hit Wuhan city were declared ‘low-risk areas’ signifying a gradual return to normalcy, officials said. ...

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Trump extends best wishes to Boris Johnson; says will recover from coronavirus

U.S. President Donald Trump has extended his well wishes to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was admitted to a hospital for further coronavirus tests after testing positive last month. Mr. Johnson was admitted to a hospital on Sunday as ...

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COVID19 pandemic most challenging crisis since World War II: UN chief

United Nations: The coronavirus pandemic is the most challenging crisis the world has faced since World War II, one that is killing people and will also lead to an economic recession without any parallel in the recent past, according to UN ...

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Spain Coronavirus death toll tops 9,000 as infections cross 1 lakh, says Govt

The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged over 9,000 on Wednesday after a record 864 deaths in 24 hours, with the number of confirmed cases passing the 100,000 mark, the government said. Spain has the world’s second-highest death toll after ...

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Russia sends virus experts, medics to Italy

Moscow: Russia on Sunday sent the first of nine military planes which are to take a total of 100 army virus experts and medics to Italy to help fight the coronavirus pandemic there. The Russian defense ministry said that the aid ...

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Coronavirus scare triggers riot in Sri Lankan jail, 1 inmate killed

Colombo: The coronavirus scare triggered a riot in a Sri Lankan jail on Saturday, leading to a gunfight which left one inmate killed and five others injured, officials said. According to prison rights activists, the prisoners were demanding their release due ...

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White House staffer tests positive for coronavirus

Washington: A staffer in the team of US Vice President Mike Pence has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first White House personnel to have been infected by the deadly disease that has so far claimed the lives ...

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Worldwide virus lockdowns as WHO warns young people ‘not invincible’

Rome: Hundreds of millions of people worldwide kicked off the weekend under a coronavirus lockdown, as the global death toll accelerated sharply and the World Health Organization warned young people they were “not invincible”. The pandemic has completely upended lives ...

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About 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide due to coronavirus: UN

United Nations: Nearly 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, but an internationally coordinated policy response can help lower the impact on global unemployment, according to a UN agency. In its preliminary assessment report titled ...

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Pakistan records two deaths from coronavirus as confirmed cases rise to 301

Islamabad/Lahore: Pakistan on Wednesday, March 18 reported its first two casualties due to the deadly coronavirus that has infected 301 people across the country. “Sad to report one patient who passed away in Mardan,” Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra ...

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China reports no new domestic virus cases for first time, but 34 imported

Beijing: China on Thursday, March 19 reported no new domestic cases of the coronavirus for the first time since it started recording them in January, but recorded a spike in infections imported from abroad. There were 34 cases that were brought ...

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China to withdraw thousands of medical staff from Wuhan as virus outbreak ‘almost seen its end’

Beijing: China on Monday announced plans for an orderly withdrawal of thousands of medical staff deployed in the worst-hit Wuhan city as a top medical expert said the coronavirus outbreak has “almost seen its end” in the country but a final ...

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No one knows how many virus cases North Korea has. It says zero

Bordered by China and South Korea, two early victims of coronavirus, Kim Jong Un’s North Korea claims it has evaded the pandemic with no cases of infection. Diplomats and experts piecing together the clues see a different picture. Kim brought ...

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Coronavirus updates from across the world: 1,000 new cases in Spain

Spanish government said that nearly 1,000 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours Alibaba founder Jack Ma donates kits, masks to the US Chinese billionaire Jack Ma on Monday sent 50,000 testing kits and a million masks ...

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