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PM Modi terrific, ‘will not be forgotten’: Trump

Washington: Amid the medical fraternity racing against time for a panacea against COVID-19, which has infected a whopping 4.3 lakh Americans and claimed over 14,600 lives, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, April 8 thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing ...

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Coronavirus kills 11 Indians in US

Washington: At least 11 Indians have died of COVID-19 in the United States with another 16 testing positive for the infection which has claimed more than 14,000 lives and afflicted more than four lakh people in the US. All Indian ...

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US Navy Chief resigns over mishandling of Coronavirus-hit carrier

Washington, United States: US Acting Navy Secretary resigned Tuesday over his mishandling of an outbreak of the coronavirus on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced. Modly stepped down five days after removing the Roosevelt’s captain, ...

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Covid-19 update: Indian American’s US pharma firm donates 3.4 million Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate tablets

An Indian American-owned pharma firm has pledged to donate 3.4 million Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate tablets to some of the key Covid-19 battleground states, including New York and Louisiana, joining the war against the dreaded coronavirus which by Tuesday had taken lives ...

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe declares state of emergency over coronavirus

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a month-long state of emergency in Tokyo and six other parts of the country over a spike in coronavirus cases. “As I decided that a situation feared to gravely affect people’s lives ...

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Trump talks tough, warns of ‘retaliation’ if India doesn’t export hydroxychloroquine to US

Washington: President Donald Trump has warned India that the US may retaliate if it did not export anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine despite his personal request, saying he would be surprised if New Delhi did not relent as it has good relations ...

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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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