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Nearly 500 doctors die from coronavirus in Russia

Some 500 medical staff have died from COVID-19 in Russia, Head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Healthcare Alla Samoilova said on Thursday. “Today we consider that the epidemic has not yet ended. More than half a million people in Russia are really ill, and unfortunately more than 7,500 people have died to date 489 [people] are medical staff. ...

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Honduran president hospitalised with COVID-19: government

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was admitted to hospital in the capital Tegucigalpa after announcing he had contracted the coronavirus, the government said Wednesday. Doctors who examined the president said laboratory tests showed he was suffering from pneumonia, government spokesman Francis Contreras told reporters at the capital’s Military Hospital. He added that Hernandez “has some infiltrates in his lungs but ...

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16 friends test positive for coronavirus after an outing at a Florida bar

A group of 16 friends all tested positive for coronavirus after a night out at a recently reopened Florida bar. Three members of the group, who spoke to CNN’s Chris Cuomo Tuesday, said they want to remind the public that the pandemic is not over yet. “We want to raise awareness and get ahead of it,” Kat Layton told Cuomo. ...

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Coronavirus in Beijing: 27 neighbourhoods not allowed to leave as spike continues

Millions of people in Beijing are living under renewed restrictions, as a spike in virus cases continues. The city reported another 31 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 137 in the past week. Before the recent spike, the Chinese capital had gone 57 days without a locally-transmitted case. The outbreak is believed to have started in the massive Xinfandi ...

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Covid-19: Indian Supreme Court wants doctors to be paid full wages

The Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to issue directions to states and union territories for complying with payment of full wages to doctors and healthcare workers. The three-judge bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan directed the Centre to also issue direction to states to comply with providing accommodation to healthcare workers. The court said that any doctors ...

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At least 20 Indian soldiers killed in border clash with China

At least 20 Indian soldiers have been killed in a violent face-off with Chinese forces on the disputed Himalayan border, the Indian army said late Tuesday, the deadliest clash between the nuclear-armed neighbours in decades. India had earlier said three of its troops were killed, but in a statement later Tuesday the army added that 17 more “who were critically ...

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Trump signs police reform order to end ‘patterns of failure’

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order on police reforms that he said would deliver “elegant justice” as the nation is roiled by protests over the killing of black citizens by police. The presidential directive provides funding incentives for police departments nationwide to include a ban on chokeholds, extra training on guidelines for the use of force, ...

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Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms

Delhi’s health minister Satyendar Jain has been admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (RGSSH) in the national capital of India after he developed a fever and his oxygen level dropped. A spokesperson for the Delhi government said a Covid-19 test will be conducted on Satyendar Jain later today. “Due to high-grade fever and a sudden drop of my ...

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Thailand records zero new COVID-19 case, no new fatality

Thailand on Monday reported zero new case of COVID-19, as well as no new fatality as the country moves toward further easing restrictions on high-risk business and leisure activities. Thailand on Monday also saw a total lift to the night curfew. Although the number of confirmed cases has dropped, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin on ...

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