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Chinese mainland reports 16 new coronavirus cases

China on Sunday reported 16 new confirmed coronavirus cases, nine of them imported. The other seven new cases were domestically transmitted, the National Health Commission said in a daily report, noting that six cases were reported in Heilongjiang Province and one in Guangdong Province. No death was reported Saturday on the mainland. Two new suspected cases, one domestic case in ...

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Online office: Private employees more active than govt officials

Although employees at different private institutions are continuing to work from home during the ongoing government-declared general holidays, most government employees are enjoying the holidays without attending offices online. Experts say implementation of virtual offices for government officials is also possible. Nazrul Islam Khan, former national project director of the Access to Information Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), ...

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Iran to reopen shuttered businesses despite coronavirus outbreak

Iran allowed some shuttered Tehran businesses to reopen Saturday despite the Middle East’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, as many faced a bitter choice between risking infection and economic ruin. Top officials argue that Iran’s sanctions-hit economy cannot afford to remain on lockdown, and approved similar measures in other provinces last week, AFP reported. There was a “significant” uptick in highway use ...

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Spain to extend coronavirus lockdown through May 9

Spain, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is to extend its nationwide lockdown until May 9, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday. Restrictions on movements would be loosened slightly however to allow children time outside from April 27, he added, AFP reported. Spain, which has been under lockdown since March 14, has recorded 20,639 deaths from ...

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What now for cricket in 2020?

Cricket has seen international series postponed, the Indian Premier League put on hold and the T20 World Cup in Australia thrown into doubt by the coronavirus pandemic. Here, AFP Sport takes a look at what could happen next for cricket in 2020: Will Windies be able to defend title?– The West Indies have been one of the weakest of the Test nations ...

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Breastfeeding may lead to fewer human viruses in infants

Even small amounts of breast milk strongly influences the accumulation of viral populations in the infant’s gut and provides a protective effect against potentially pathogenic viruses, according to a new study. The findings expand upon prior research that suggests that breastfeeding plays a key role in the interaction between babies and the microbial environment. This latest research, published in the ...

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WHO thanks Shah Rukh Khan for joining One World Concert

Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom on Sunday thanked Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan for joining the star-studded virtual concert ‘One World: Together At Home. The concert was organised by WHO and Global Citizen to thank and celebrate the healthcare workers fighting against COVID-19.Over 70 artists and celebrities from across the globe had joined the WHO’s initiative ...

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Concern over UK protective kit guidance change

Concerns have been raised that updated government guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) could put hospital staff and patients at risk. Healthcare workers have been advised to reuse gowns or wear different kit if stocks in England run low.Unions representing doctors and nurses have expressed concerns about the updated Public Health England guidance, BBC reported. It comes as the UK ...

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Coronavirus: Seven more die in Bangladesh; 312 new cases in 24 hrs

Seven more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours on Sunday, taking the death toll in the country to 91. Besides, a record number of 312 people tested positive for coronavirus during the period, taking the number of such cases in the country to 2456. Health Minister Zahid Maleque came up with the disclosure joining the ...

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