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Coronavirus Outbreak: Global death toll now 27,359

Photo :  A woman wearing a mask crosses the street in front of a mural about traffic accidents reading, “NOT ONE MORE DEATH” in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The death toll from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reached 27,359 globally on Saturday morning. It has so far infected 597,185 people around the world, according to worldometer. Of the infected, 436,466 ...

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Coronavirus: Trump orders ‘time-wasting’ General Motors to make ventilators

US President Donald Trump has ordered General Motors to make ventilators for coronavirus patients after attacking the car giant’s chief executive. He invoked the Korean War-era Defense Production Act, which allows a president to force companies to make products for national defence.Mr Trump said that “GM was wasting time” and action was needed to save American lives. The US now ...

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Wuhan partly reopens after coronavirus lockdown

Many of those arriving in Wuhan on Saturday pulled suitcases behind them as they returned to their families The city in China where the coronavirus pandemic began, Wuhan, has partially re-opened after more than two months of isolation. Crowds of passengers were pictured arriving at Wuhan train station on Saturday.People are being allowed to enter but not leave, according to ...

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Coronavirus: India reports 753 cases, 20 deaths reported

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 20 in the country on Friday and the number of coronavirus cases climbed to 753. The Indian Health Ministry stated that four deaths were reported from Maharashtra while Gujarat had registered three deaths. Karnataka has reported two deaths so far, while Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Jammu and ...

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Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs to 24,117

The global death toll of coronavirus climbed to 24,117 till Friday. A total of 537,017 people have been infected and 124,436 people have been recovered worldwide in the deadly disease, worldometer reported.In Italy, 80,589 have been infected in the disease. Among 80,589 people, 8,215 people died and 10,361 have been recovered in the deadly disease. Active cases are 62,013. In ...

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Xi tells Trump China and US must ‘unite to fight virus’

China and the United States should “unite to fight” the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the globe, said President Xi Jinping in a call with his US counterpart on Friday, according to state media. The two countries have clashed in recent weeks over the virus, but Xi told President Donald Trump that China “wishes to continue sharing all information ...

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Erdogan urges world countries for joint efforts in combating COVID-19

Photo : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) attends the G20 Extraordinary Virtual Leaders’ Summit on COVID-19 via video link in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged the world countries to exert immediate joint efforts to combat the outbreak of the COVID-19, local media reported. “I invite all countries to participate in a fair fight against ...

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Coronavirus: Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs 1.7 lakh crore package for poor

To help the economy come out of the coronavirus shock, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced a Rs 1.7 lakh crore package under Garib Kalyan Yojana that would largely benefit unorganised sector workers, especially daily wage workers, and urban and rural poor. Sitharaman said 80 crore poor or two-third of population would get 5 kg rice or wheat ...

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Coronavirus: US Senate passes $2 trillion disaster aid bill

The US Senate has passed a $2 trillion (£1.7tn) coronavirus disaster aid bill that is the largest economic stimulus in US history. The vote was delayed by a last-minute row between Republican and Democratic senators over unemployment benefits. The plan includes direct payments of $1,200 to most American adults and aid to help small businesses pay workers.US coronavirus deaths have ...

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New Zealand mosque shooter changes plea to guilty

An Australian far-right extremist charged with murdering 51 Muslim worshippers in last year’s mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques unexpectedly flipped his plea to guilty on Thursday. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Muslim community expressed relief at the surprise decision, which removes the need for a lengthy trial that authorities feared would be used to spout neo-Nazi propaganda. ...

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