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Jobless UK flight attendants asked to work as medical staff

Photo : A line of London ambulances outside the ExCel center, which is being turned into a 4000 bed temporary hospital called NHS Nightingale to deal with coronavirus patients, as a train passes by in London. The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday related to the ...

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Wimbledon will be canceled, says German tennis official

The Wimbledon tennis championships will be canceled this week, according to German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff. Tournament organizer the All England Club (AELTC) will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday and is expected to make a final decision on the grand slam event, which is set to begin on June 29. In a statement issued last week, the AELTC ...

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Indian actress turns nurse to fight COVID-19

Indian actress  Shikha Malhotra, who was seen in Shah Rukh Khan’s movie “Fan”, is volunteering at a Mumbai hospital as a nurse to help patients fight the COVID-19 disease, caused by a novel coronavirus. A novel virus is one that has never been seen infecting humans before. “I decided to help COVID-19 patients as I have the tool to help ...

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US regulator approves limited use of malaria drugs for Covid-19

A limited emergency-use authorisation for two antimalarial drugs touted as game-changers by President Donald Trump has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat coronavirus patients. In a statement published Sunday, the US Department of Health and Human Services detailed recent donations of medicine to a national stockpile — including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, both being investigated as ...

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Saudi to raise oil exports to record levels as price war rages

Saudi Arabia said on Monday it will raise its oil exports to a record 10.6 million barrels per day starting from May despite a global supply glut, escalating a price war with Russia. Oil prices are languishing at 17-year lows as the coronavirus pandemic threatens a painful global recession that could further sap demand. Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil ...

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Prince Charles out of coronavirus self-isolation

The Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation, following his diagnosis of coronavirus. Prince Charles, 71, spent seven days self-isolating in Scotland after testing positive and displaying mild symptoms. The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, was tested and did not have the virus, but will self-isolate until the end of the week. A Palace official said the prince was in ...

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4 killed as train rams auto-rickshaw in Rangpur

Four people, including three women, were killed and three others injured as a container loaded train rammed an auto-rickshaw at Annodanagar Rail Gate in Pirgacha upazila of Rangpur on Monday noon. The identities of the deceased and injured could not be known yet. ASI Firoz Khan, duty officer of Pirgacha police station confirmed the news. The injured were admitted to ...

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Tom Hanks, Rita return to US after coronavirus quarantine in Australia

Hollywood star Tom Hanks says he and his wife, singer-songwriter Rita Wilson are back home in the US after undergoing self-quarantine in Australia. The Oscar winner on Saturday took to social media to share an update. “We’re home now, and like the rest of America, we carry on sheltering place and social distancing,” Hanks, 63, tweeted Saturday.The couple, who tested ...

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Liverpool deserve Premier League title if season cancelled – Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan says it would only be “fair” for rivals Liverpool to be awarded the Premier League trophy if the season cannot be completed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Gundogan told German broadcaster ZDF that Liverpool deserved to be crowned champions given their massive 25-point lead over second-placed City, the current holders, which has left them just ...

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