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Philippine ambassador to Lebanon dies of Covid-19

The Philippine Ambassador to Lebanon Bernardita Catalla has succumbed to complications from Covid-19 on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. Catalla worked in the foreign service for 27 years as a career diplomat. “Service to the country has been the hallmark of Ambassador Catalla’s distinguished foreign service career,” the DFA statement said.Catalla served in key posts in Kuala ...

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Benjamin Netanyahu to self-isolate for a week after minister tests positive

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will sell-isolate until next Wednesday, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. It follows the announcement that Health Minister Yaakov Litzman tested positive for the coronavirus. Litzman’s wife also tested positive. Given the Health Minister’s role in policy-making during the coronavirus crisis, many other senior Israeli officials are also expected to go into ...

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Coronavirus: 2000 cases, 58 dead reported in India

The number of death toll from coronavirus has climbed to 58 in India till Thursday. A total of 2032 people have been affected in the country in coronavirus (Covid-19). Authorities across states have identified more than 6,000 people who attended the Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat congregation, the biggest coronavirus hotspot in the country.A massive operation of tracing the people connected to ...

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Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs to 47,263

The global death toll of coronavirus has climbed to 47,263 till Thursday. A total of 936,829 people have been affected and 194,604 people have been recovered worldwide in the disease, worldometer reported. The coronavirus Covid-19 has affected all 195 countries in the world. A total of 203 countries and territories and two international conveyances: the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored ...

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White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. Public health officials stressed that the number could be less if people across the country ...

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Roadside bomb kills 7 civilians in S. Afghanistan

Seven civilians lost their lives and two others sustained injuries as a roadside bomb struck a mini-bus in Gershk district of the southern Helmand province on Wednesday, provincial government spokesman Omar Zawak said. The deadly incident occurred on a road in the restive Gershk district at 10:30 a.m. local time, leaving seven dead and injuring two others, Zawak added. He ...

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Saudi official urges Muslims to delay hajj plans over virus

Photo : Muslims circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. A senior Saudi official urged more than 1 million Muslims intending to perform the hajj to delay making plans this year in comments suggesting the pilgrimage could be cancelled due to the new coronavirus pandemic. In February, the ...

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Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs to 42,387

The global death toll of coronavirus has climbed to 42,387 till Wednesday. A total of 861,261 people have been affected and 178,668 people have been recovered worldwide in the disease, worldometer reported. The coronavirus Covid-19 has affected all 195 countries in the world. A total of 203 countries and territories and two international conveyances: the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored ...

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Wuhan lockdown significantly cuts COVID-19 infections: study

The lockdown of Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, was effective in containing the COVID-19 spread during the early stages of the outbreak and significatnly helped cut the infection rates in other places, a report recently published by a Hong Kong university said. Infections would have been 64.8 percent higher in Chinese cities outside Hubei, and 52.6 percent higher in the ...

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Six people who attended Delhi’s Nizamuddin congregation die of COVID-19

Six people from Telangana who attended a religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin died due to the novel coronavirus, the state government said on Monday. “Coronavirus has spread among some of those who attended a religious prayer meeting from March 13 to 15 at Markaz in Nizamuddin area in Delhi,” according to an official release. “Among those who attended were some ...

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