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Man shot dead for flouting coronavirus rules in Philippines

A 63-year-old man has been shot dead by police in the Philippines after he became enraged for being told to wear a facemask, marking the first reported case of authorities shooting a civilian for breaching coronavirus restrictions. The man was believed to have been drunk when he threatened village authorities with a scythe – a sharp blade – in the ...

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Coronavirus: 3,082 cases, 86 deaths reported in India

The number of total coronavirus cases rose to 3,082 and 86 people died in India till Saturday. India recorded the highest single-day jump with 601 cases of Coronavirus in the past 24 hours today.This explosion of COVID-19 cases has been attributed to the Tablighi Jamaat meeting at the Makaz Nizamuddin in Delhi last month, in which over 2000 foreign and ...

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Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs to 59,201

The global death toll of coronavirus has climbed to 59,201 till Saturday. A total of 1,117,941 people have affected and 229,140 people have recovered worldwide in the disease, worldometer reported. A total of 205 countries and territories and two international conveyances: the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan, and the Holland America’s MS Zaandam cruise ship, have been ...

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Covid-19: Trump will not wear face mask despite advice for Americans

US President Donald Trump has said he will not wear a face mask despite new medical guidance advising Americans to do so. He could not see himself greeting “presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens” in the Oval Office while wearing one, he said.He stressed that the guidance released on Friday was “voluntary”. “You do not have to do it,” he ...

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Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs to 53,458

The global death toll of coronavirus has climbed to 53,458 till Friday. A total of 1,021,043 people have been affected and 214,803 people have recovered worldwide in the disease, worldometer reported.The coronavirus Covid-19 has affected all 195 countries in the world. A total of 204 countries and territories and two international conveyances: the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, ...

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100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand to leave as rules ease

Photo : In this photo released by Air New Zealand, an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300 is loaded with luggage ahead of its departure for Frankfurt via Vancouver at the Auckland International Airport in New Zealand. About 100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand since it began a lockdown last week were starting to fly to their home countries Friday. The ...

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Coronavirus: Global death toll tops 50,000

The global death toll from COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus jumped to 50,248 on Thursday. It has so far infected 981,119 people around the world, according to worldometer. Of them, 724,607 are currently being treated with 37,207 being in serious or critical condition. So far, 206,264 people have recovered.On Wednesday, Bangladesh reported its sixth coronavirus death and three new cases. The ...

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Israel’s health minister diagnosed with coronavirus, top officials to isolate

The new coronavirus is forcing more top Israeli officials into isolation after the country’s health minister, who has had frequent contact with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, tested positive, the Health Ministry said Thursday. The Middle East has over 81,000 confirmed cases of the virus, most of those in Iran, and over 3,600 deaths. Iran’s Health Ministry said Thursday that the ...

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Iran’s parliament speaker tests positive, is in quarantine

Photo : In this file photo, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani gives a press conference in Tehran, Iran. Iran’s parliament speaker Ali Larijani has contracted the coronavirus, the highest-ranking official among several senior government figures to catch the disease, as several top Israeli officials entered quarantine after Israel’s health minister tested positive on Thursday. The parliament in Iran, the regional epicenter ...

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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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