Tuesday, March 31, 2020

COVID-19: US asks India to lift restrictions on export of pharmaceutical ingredients
Washington | March 31, 2020 4:41:32 AM IST
The United States officials are reportedly in contact with India asking the country to lift restrictions to give the US access to pharmaceutical ingredients as demand in America surge due to coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

Israeli PM, family test negative for coronavirus
Tel Aviv | March 31, 2020 3:41:28 AM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested negative for the novel coronavirus on Monday after an adviser and her husband diagnosed with the infection a day earlier. However, he will remain in quarantine. ... read..

Italy registers 812 COVID-19 deaths, 1,648 new cases over past 24 Hours
Europe | March 31, 2020 3:11:30 AM IST
Rome [Italy], Mar 31 (Sputnik/ANI): Italy has registered 812 deaths caused by COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, and the number of new cases has increased by 1,648, Angelo Borrelli, the head of the National Civil Protection Department, said on Monday. ... read..

UK mission in India asks its citizens to send details for evacuation amid coronavirus lockdown
New Delhi | March 31, 2020 3:11:28 AM IST
The United Kingdom's mission here on Tuesday asked its nationals stranded in India amid coronavirus lockdown to send their details as London announced worldwide flight package to evacuate British people from different countries. ... read..

Chinese company shipped out millions of COVID-19 protection supplies from Australia to China
Sydney | March 31, 2020 2:11:27 AM IST
A Chinese government-backed company drained the Australian supplies of Personal Protective Equipment including masks to China amid the coronavirus outbreak in January and February. ... read..

Indian Ambassador to US briefs PM Modi on COVID-19 developments, challenges
Washington D.C. | March 31, 2020 1:42:04 AM IST
Indian Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu on Monday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the developments and challenges pertaining to COVID 19 and ways in which India and US effort can partner to overcome them. ... read..

Prince Charles is out of self-isolation
London | March 31, 2020 1:41:50 AM IST
The 71-year old heir to the British throne Prince Charles is out of isolation and in good health just a week after being tested positive for the novel coronavirus. ... read..

Canada registers 6,671 COVID-19 cases, 66 deaths
Others | March 31, 2020 1:41:43 AM IST
Ottawa [Canada], Mar 31 (Sputnik/ANI): Canada's total number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has risen to 6,671, while the death toll stands at 66, the country's Chief Public Health Officer Dr Theresa Tam told reporters on Monday. ... read..

US records more than 150,000 COVID-19 cases, 2,800 deaths
US | March 31, 2020 1:41:32 AM IST
Washington [US], Mar 31 (Sputnik/ANI): The number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within the United States surpassed 150,000, the Johns Hopkins University said on Monday. ... read..

Coronavirus death toll exceeds 3000 in France
Asia | March 31, 2020 1:41:31 AM IST
Paris [France], March 31 (Sputnik/ANI): Over 400 people have died from the coronavirus in France's hospitals over the past 24 hours, with the death toll exceeding 3,000, Jerome Salomon, the head of the national public health service, said on Monday. ... read..

Decoded: Where do employees gaze at during video calls
New York | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
As more and more people use video conferencing tools to stay connected in social distancing times, neuroscientists from Florida Atlantic University have found that a person's gaze is altered during tele-communication if they think that the person on the o ... read..

'Unfortunate' that Kabul gurdwara attack took place, says Hardeep Puri
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:41:33 PM IST
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday said it was "very unfortunate" that the Kabul gurdwara attack took place when the prayers were going on in the context of coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

Essential health services must not stop even amidst COVID-19 crisis: WHO
Geneva | March 30, 2020 11:11:40 PM IST
Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) TA Ghebreyesus on Monday said that even though the world is in the midst of coronavirus crisis, other essential health facilities should continue. ... read..

HK hotels, eateries hardest hit amid unrest-plagued economy
Hong Kong | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Hong Kong's hotels and restaurants suffered the most last year as the economy reeled from months of violent protests and riots sparked by the now-withdrawn extradition bill, official data showed on Monday. ... read..

Harry-Meghan must pay for security: Trump
Washington | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
American President Donald Trump has said that the US would not foot the bill for the UK's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle's security amid reports that the couple have moved to California from Canada, the media reported. ... read..

Vietnam govt uses TikTok for COVID-19 information
Hanoi | Monday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Vietnam's Ministry of Health has launched a TikTok account in a bid to raise public awareness about preventive measures against the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on Monday. ... read..

20,000 ex-NHS staff return to fight virus: UK PM
London | Monday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Some 20,000 former staff of the UK's National Health Services (NHS) have returned to work to help the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed in a video posted online on Monday. ... read..

Netanyahu to self-isolate after close aide tests coronavirus-positive
Jerusalem | March 30, 2020 9:41:37 PM IST
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and several other members of his office would self-isolate after a close aide, Rivakh Paluch, tested positive for the coronavirus ... read..

Cops break up 'massive karaoke' party in UK despite lockdown
London | Monday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Police broke up a "massive karaoke" party with 25 adults and children in England's Derbyshire country despite the ongoing lockdown across the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic, the media report said on Monday. ... read..

Religious upbringing by both parents cements kids' faith in God
London | Monday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Young people who are given a religious upbringing at home by both parents have the strongest faith in the almighty throughout their adolescence, say researchers, adding that distancing from and wavering in faith are also less likely among them. ... read..

'COVID-19 patients dying in UK now were infected before lockdown'
London | Monday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Patients currently dying from the coronavirus in the UK were infected around a month ago before a lockdown and social distancing measures were put in place, experts have said. ... read..

UK 'may run out' of fresh produce without more workers on farms
London | Monday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
UK farmers have called on workers to take up jobs on farms that have been hit by a devastating shortage of migrant labour due to the coronavirus pandemic, warning that fresh produce will go to waste if it not harvested within the next few weeks leading to ... read..

Dubai-based Indian donates entire property for quarantine
Dubai | Monday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Indian businessman Ajay Sobhraj, founder and Chairman of Dubai-based Finja Jewellery, has donated a building he owns to be used as a quarantine centre for the treatment of people infected with the novel coronavirus, it was reported. ... read..

Indian delivery man in Dubai continues job despite COVID-19 threat
Dubai | Monday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
A delivery man for the past 15 years in Dubai, an Indian national was grateful of supporting support his family, while continuing with his regular job despite threats posed by the coronavirus pandemic, a media report said on Monday. ... read..

Aus announces 6-month wage subsidy package of $80 bn
Canberra | Monday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The Australian government on Monday announced a six-month wage subsidy package worth $80 billion to support the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, taking the total value of economic stimulus measures beyond A$200 billion ($123 billion). ... read..

Pro-Khalistan leader Gopal Chawla says land in Nankana Sahib being looted in collusion with Pak authorities
Nankana Sahib | March 30, 2020 8:11:40 PM IST
Pro-Khalistan leader Gopal Chawla has said that land in Nankana Sahib beloning to Guru Nanak Dev was being grabbed by the rich by paying money and there was collusion by Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) of Pakistan, which is in charge of educational, c ... read..

Spain's total number of COVID-19 cases at 85,195
Madrid | March 30, 2020 7:41:35 PM IST
Spain's total number of coronavirus cases rose to 85,195 on Monday from 78,797 on Sunday. ... read..

Black-clad men hurl petrol bombs at HK police station
Hong Kong | Monday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
A Hong Kong police station came under attack on Monday after three black-clad men hurled petrol bombs into the compound, sparking a search for the perpetrators amid the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported. ... read..

Twitter deletes videos of Bolsonaro visiting Brasilia
Brasilia | Monday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Microblogging site Twitter has blocked two videos posted on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's official handle showing his visit to several parts of capital Brasilia in violation of health recommendations to contain the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

Vietnam daily suspends operation after staff infected with COVID-19
Hanoi | Monday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
An English-language newspaper in Vietnam on Monday announced that it will suspend its print edition after a staff member was tested positive for the novel coronavirus. ... read..

In worst case scenario, 200,000 Americans could die from COVID-19: WH (Ld)
New York | Monday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Sending out a dire warning, the White House has projected America's peak death toll from the novel coronavirus was likely in two weeks coinciding with Easter weekend and in a worst case scenario, a total of 100,000 to 200,000 Americans could eventually su ... read..

Japan to ban entry of travellers from US, Europe, China, S.Korea
Tokyo | Monday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Japanese authorities have planned to ban the entry of foreigners who have recently visited the US, most parts of Europe, China and South Korea as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, it was reported on Monday. ... read..

Muscle Monster is Japan's famous spot for adventure lovers
Tokyo | March 30, 2020 6:11:31 PM IST
A thrilling climbing attraction called Muscle Monster, built high on the mountain overlooking Sagami Lake, tests visitor's physical and athletic skill, as well as challenges their fear of heights. ... read..

Aus cruise ship passengers to be quarantined on famous island
Canberra | Monday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
An idyllic island off Australia's west coast, known for its native marsupials, will now host nationals who were onboard a cruise ship and have been forced to quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

Japanese 'Hokkaido Antenna Shop' - a major tourist attraction
Tokyo | March 30, 2020 5:41:38 PM IST
A delicious ice-cream is made with Hokkaido's famous Yubari melon taste. And, the only shop in Tokyo where a visitor can buy it is called Hokkaido Antenna Shop. ... read..

Iran's COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,577 with 117 new deaths
Tehran | March 30, 2020 5:41:35 PM IST
Iran's death toll from the coronavirus went up to 2,577 with 117 new deaths on Monday, and the number of positive cases reached 41,495. ... read..

S.Korea's online food sale almost doubles amid pandemic
Seoul | Monday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
South Korea's online food sale almost doubled last month as consumers refrained from moving outside their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, a government report revealed on Monday. ... read..

Puerto Rican, Venezuelan rum distilleries collaborate against COVID-19
Caracas/San Juan | Monday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Two rum distilleries in Puerto Rico and one in Venezuela have decided to reallocate a significant portion of the alcohol to manufacture disinfectant gel and antiseptics, as well as to bottling it as high-proof alcohol for sanitary use. ... read..

COVID-19 cases in US reach 142,502: Johns Hopkins University
Washington | Monday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US has increased to 142,502, the highest in terms of infections globally, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE). ... read..

Activist denounces Pakistan for raking up Kashmir issue amid COVID-19 pandemic
Leeds | March 30, 2020 4:41:33 PM IST
A Kashmiri political activist has denounced Pakistan for raking up the Kashmir issue at a critical time when the whole of the world is fighting COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..

Over 98% of China's major industrial firms resume work
Beijing | Monday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
China's manufacturing sector has steadily advanced production resumption, with 98.6 per cent of major industrial firms resuming work amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on Monday. ... read..

S.Korea to grant 'disaster relief money' for households
Seoul | Monday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
The South Korean government will grant "emergency disaster relief money" to a majority of the country's households in a one-off stimulus program to help with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, President Moon Jae-in said Monday. ... read..

Combating COVID-19: Bhutan increases quarantine period to 21 days
Thimphu | March 30, 2020 4:11:35 PM IST
Bhutan on Monday announced that the quarantine period will be extended for 21 days with effect from March 31 in view of coronavirus cases in the landlocked country. ... read..

N.Korea says it tested 'super-large' multiple rocket launchers
Seoul | Monday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
North Korea has tested "super-large" multiple rocket launchers, Pyongyang's state media reported on Monday, a day after South Korea's military said the country fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles. ... read..

US-led coalition forces hand K1 military base to Iraqi forces
Baghdad | Monday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
The US-led international coalition forces, tasked with fighting the Islamic State (IS) terror group, withdrew from the K1 military base in Kirkuk and handed over to the Iraqi forces. ... read..

Iran's Zarif slams US' refusal to lift sanctions
Tehran | Monday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has once again slammed the US for its refusal to lift sanctions on the country amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

Palestine announces austere emergency budget
Ramallah | Monday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Palestine has announced an austere emergency budget and financial restraint on government expenses in light of shrinking revenues amidst the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

Yemen's Houthi militias claim responsibility for Saudi botched attack
Sanaa | Monday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Yemen's Houthi militias have claimed responsibility for the cross-border botched attacks on Saudi Arabia. ... read..

Israel launches emergency labour plan as unemployment increases
Jerusalem | Monday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Israel has announced an emergency labour plan after the national unemployment rate jumped more than five times in March, according to authorities. ... read..

Coronavirus surges in Pak, Imran remains defiant to announce lockdown
Islamabad | March 30, 2020 2:41:42 PM IST
With a tag of 'maximum-spreader,' Pakistan is reeling under an alarming situation due to a consistent surge in the active COVID-19 infection in the South Asian region. But Imran Khan is still not in favour of a complete lockdown in the country, fearing th ... read..

South Africa registers 1,280 COVID-19 cases
Cape Town | Monday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST
The total number of COVID-19 infections in South Africa has risen to 1,280, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. ... read..

US steps up developing therapies against COVID-19: Trump
Washington | Monday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump said the country is stepping up developing treatments for COVID-19 patients, including experiment on antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine and a blood-related therapy. ... read..

Pak style of combating Covid-19: Use brute force to harass people
Punjab | March 30, 2020 1:41:43 PM IST
Authorities here have imposed stricter measures under the garb of law, including fines and imprisonment for people failing to comply with the government's directives, without any reasonable excuse, to control the coronavirus spread. ... read..

Virus exposes Xi's feet of clay
Asia | March 30, 2020 1:11:31 PM IST
The world is reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, and few have been harder hit than the image of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chairman Xi Jinping. Such is the battering that China has been receiving, that the party propaganda machine has slammed i ... read..

New Polio cases amid Covid-19 outbreak in Pakistan
Islamabad | March 30, 2020 12:41:44 PM IST
While health authorities in the country are finding it difficult to deal with a sudden spike in the number of coronavirus patients, several new cases of poliovirus have been reported in Pakistan, worsening the current health crisis. ... read..

Pakistan records 1600 COVID-19 positive cases, 17 deaths
Islamabad | March 30, 2020 11:11:35 AM IST
At least 100 new cases were reported from across the country that took the total tally of coronavirus positive cases in Pakistan to 1600, while the death toll stood at 17, health officials confirmed on Monday. ... read..

Nepal rescues over 1200 tourists as crona lockdown continues
Bharatpur | March 30, 2020 11:11:28 AM IST
Authorities here have rescued over 12,00 tourists, who were stranded in various parts of the Hmalayan country after a nationwide lockdown was imposed last week to contain the COVID-19 spread which has infected five people in Nepal so far. ... read..

Trump extends social distancing guidelines until April 30 to curb COVID-19 spread
Washington D.C. | March 30, 2020 10:41:34 AM IST
In a bid to contain the rapid spread of coronavirus infection that has killed over 2,000 people in the United States, President Donald Trump on Sunday (local time) announced to extend the measures under social distancing guidelines till April 30. ... read..

12 IS inmates escape prison in NE Syria
Damascus | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 AM IST
A total of 12 inmates of the Islamic State (IS) militant group escaped a prison run by Kurdish militia in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah on Sunday, state TV reported. ... read..

COVID-19 fallout: Singapore Airlines cut flights by 96%, Indian aviation sector to incur $3.6 billion loss
Asia | March 30, 2020 10:11:35 AM IST
As many countries in the world are closing their borders, the COVID-19 outbreak has acutely impacted the travel industry, especially airlines witnessing the most notable casualties. ... read..

Iran extends furloughs for prisoners amid coronavirus fight
Tehran | Monday, 2020 9:15:06 AM IST
Iran's Judiciary on Sunday announced the extension of furloughs for 100,000 inmates amid the nationwide fight against COVID-19, state TV reported. ... read..

PM Modi's 21-day lockdown is model for COVID-19 affected countries, say activists
Washington D.C. | March 30, 2020 9:11:36 AM IST
At a time when the world is fighting COVID-19 pandemic and several countries are grappling with the rising cases of coronavirus, the initiatives taken by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for containing the menace are being lauded by many activists ... read..

COVID-19: German finance minister kills himself following 'despair' over economic fallout
Berlin | March 30, 2020 9:11:33 AM IST
Finance minister of Germany's Hesse state, Thomas Schaefer, committed suicide apparently after expressing "despair" over how to handle the economic fallout from the fast-spreading coronavirus, an official confirmed on Sunday. ... read..

UN official warns of COVID-19 spread in Gaza Strip
Gaza | Monday, 2020 8:15:05 AM IST
A senior official of UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on Sunday warned of the consequences of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Gaza Strip. ... read..

US will not pay for Harry, Meghan Markle's security: Trump
Washington | March 30, 2020 6:41:27 AM IST
The United States will not pay for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's security if they move to America, said President Donald Trump on Sunday. ... read..

Coronavirus pandemic may hit rural America 'harder'
Washington | March 30, 2020 6:11:37 AM IST
The coronavirus pandemic is expected to hit rural regions in the United States harder as these areas do not have full-time doctors and are not connected by roads. ... read..

COVID-19 fatalities to peak in two weeks in US: Trump
Washington | March 30, 2020 6:11:35 AM IST
The United States will witness the peak in the number of fatalities due to COVID-19 in the next two weeks, President Donald Trump on Sunday. ... read..

COVID-19: Trump extends social distancing guidelines till April 30
Washington | March 30, 2020 6:11:30 AM IST
As coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen in the United States, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended social distancing guidelines to April 30. ... read..

Germany, Switzerland treating nearby European nations' coronavirus patients
Lyon, | March 30, 2020 4:41:34 AM IST
Germany and Switzerland are treating foreign coronavirus patients who are being flown in from nearby European nations that have been worse hit by the pandemic. ... read..

North Korea 'successfully' tests 'super-large' rocket launcher
US | March 30, 2020 4:41:27 AM IST
Pyongyang [North Korea], Mar 30 (Sputnik/ANI): The two short-range projectiles fired by North Korea on Sunday were a test of a 'super-large' multiple rocket launcher, the South Korean Yonhap News Agency reports. ... read..

Global COVID-19 tally surpasses 634,000, toll approaches 30,000: WHO
Europe | March 30, 2020 3:41:33 AM IST
Geneva, [Switzerland], Mar 30 (Sputnik/ANI): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has reached 634,835, among them 29,957 fatalities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday. ... read..

Amid coronavirus outbreak, Spain faces massive shortage of medical supplies
Madrid | March 30, 2020 3:41:30 AM IST
As the coronavirus crisis continues to widen in Europe, Spain said it was fighting a massive shortage of medical supplies to contain the rapidly increasing death toll. ... read..

Lockdown helps South Korea in controlling coronavirus growth
Seoul | March 30, 2020 2:41:29 AM IST
South Korea was one of the first countries to impose draconian measures of lockdown which has eventually helped the country in handling the coronavirus crisis which has claimed the lives of nearly 30,000 people globally. ... read..

COVID-19: Hindus denied food supplies in Pakistan's Karachi
Karachi, | March 30, 2020 1:41:34 AM IST
Amid COVID-19 outbreak, thousands of poor people gathered at Rehrri Ghoth in Karachi to receive food supplies and daily essentials. ... read..

756 people die in 24 hours, toll reaches 10,779 in Italy
Europe | March 30, 2020 1:41:32 AM IST
Rome [Italy], Mar 30 (Sputnik/ANI): The number of coronavirus deaths in Italy has increased by 756 in the past 24 hours and reached 10,779, Angelo Borrelli, the head of Italy's National Civil Protection Agency, said on Sunday. ... read..

COVID-19: Nepal extends lockdown by a week
Kathmandu | March 30, 2020 1:41:31 AM IST
Nepal on Sunday evening extended nation-wide lockdown for a week to prevent further spread of COVID-19 as the positive case in the country rose to five. ... read..

33 new cases of local transmission of COVID-19 in Karachi
Karachi | March 29, 2020 11:41:32 PM IST
At least 33 new cases of local transmission of coronavirus have been confirmed in Karachi taking the total number of cases in Sindh to 502 on Sunday. ... read..

Iran will continue practicing social distancing, new lifestyle : Hassan Rouhani
Tehran | March 29, 2020 11:11:42 PM IST
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said that country will continue practicing social distancing and 'new lifestyle' that it adopted in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

Iran temporarily frees 100,000 prisoners to limit spread of Coronavirus
Middle East | March 29, 2020 11:11:38 PM IST
Tehran[Iran], Mar 29 (Sputnik/ANI): A total of 100,000 inmates have been temporarily freed from Iranian prisons as of Sunday to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, a judiciary spokesman has said. ... read..

Coronavirus : Nepal extends lockdown till April 7
Kathmandu | March 29, 2020 10:11:34 PM IST
Lockdown imposed in Nepal in the backdrop of COVID-19 has been extended till April 7. ... read..

Dr Murad Baloch urges Sweden to find missing Baloch journalist Sajid Hussain
Quetta | March 29, 2020 10:11:29 PM IST
The Secretary-General of Baloch National Movement Dr Murad Baloch on Sunday said that the Swedish government, organisations of journalists and other international human right organisations should play their role in finding missing Baloch journalist and wr ... read..

Except for Wuhan, Hubei reopens domestic flights
Wuhan | March 29, 2020 9:41:49 PM IST
China's Hubei province has reopened domestic flights except for Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus after a suspension to control the spread of the virus in January. ... read..

COVID-19 : Former Maldives President Nasheed thanks India for sending food, medicines
Male | March 29, 2020 9:41:44 PM IST
Former President of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed on Sunday thanked India for sending food and vital medicines to the island country during the coronavirus outbreak. ... read..

COVID-19 deaths in UK increase by 209 to 1,228
London | March 29, 2020 9:41:41 PM IST
The number of people who have died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom rose to 1,228 on Sunday, an increase of 209, as per the latest figures. ... read..

Thai prison set ablaze following riot
Bangkok | Sunday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
A prison in Thailand was set ablaze on Sunday following a riot between inmates over the coronavirus pandemic, police said. ... read..

PM Modi's 21-day lockdown is model for COVID-19 affected countries
Washington D.C. | March 29, 2020 9:11:29 PM IST
At a time when the world is fighting COVID-19 pandemic and several countries are grappling with the rising cases of coronavirus, the initiatives taken by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for containing the menace are being lauded by many activists ... read..

Netanyahu, Gantz make 'significant progress' in coalition talks
Jerusalem | Sunday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz wrapped up an all-night meeting on Sunday in terms of a unity government, which they were hoping to finalize later in the day, a media report said here. ... read..

British-Iranian woman's prison leave extended
London | Sunday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman who was sentenced to five years in jail in Tehran for alleged spying, has had her temporary leave from prison in extended by two weeks, her husband has said. ... read..

William-Kate urge Britons to look after their mental health
London | Sunday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The UK's Prince Harry and his wife Kate Middleton have given their support to a campaign to protect people's mental health during the coronavirus pandemic in the country, a media report said on Sunday. ... read..

Abuse victims still allowed to leave home: Priti Patel
London | Sunday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has said that domestic abuse victims were still allowed to leave their homes to seek help despite restrictions on people's movements imposed by the British government due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on Sunday ... read..

S.Korea to enforce mandatory 2-week quarantine for all arrivals
Seoul | Sunday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
South Korea will enforce a two-week mandatory coronavirus quarantine for all entrants from overseas starting from Wednesday, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Sunday, amid a steady inflow of imported infections. ... read..

COVID-19 : Over 2,000 deaths in US
Washington D.C. | March 29, 2020 7:41:41 PM IST
More than 2,000 patients have died due to coronavirus in the United States which is grappling with at least 121,289 active cases reported across 50 States. ... read..

More Chinese tourist sites resume operations
Beijing | Sunday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
More Chinese tourist sites reopened on Sunday after remaining closed for almost two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in the city of Wuhan last December. ... read..

Philippines accuses Communist rebels of violating ceasefire
Manila | Sunday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
The Philippines government on Sunday accused the Communist rebels of the New People's Army (NPA) of violating a ceasefire announced by their leader last week following the UN's call for a global halt to armed clashes amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

Trudeau's wife gets 'all clear' after COVID-19 diagnosis
Ottawa | Sunday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said on Sunday that she has received clearance from her doctor after she was tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this month. ... read..

Spanish Princess becomes 1st royal to die from COVID-19
London | Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Princess Maria Teresa of Spain has died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first royal victim of the disease, it was reported. ... read..

108-yr-old becomes 'UK's oldest' coronavirus victim
London | Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
A 108-year-old woman, who survived the two World Wars and the outbreak of the Spanish flu, died within hours of testing positive for coronavirus, becoming the UK's oldest fatality due to the disease, a media report said. ... read..

Saudi Arabia impose curfew in Jeddah Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Middle East | March 29, 2020 6:41:36 PM IST
Jeddah [Saudi Arabia], Mar 29 (Sputnik/ANI): Saudi Arabia has imposed a curfew in the western Jeddah province starting from Sunday at 15:00 local time (12:00 PM GMT) due to spread of COVID-19, the Interior Ministry said. ... read..

Pope calls for world to come together against coronavirus
Europe | March 29, 2020 6:41:31 PM IST
Pope Francis on Sunday called for the world to stop "all forms of war" and act as "one human family" against the coronavirus. ... read..

Indian-origin UK Minister provides update on PM's health
London | Sunday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Alok Sharma, the UK's Indian-origin Secretary of State for Business, has insisted that Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to play the leading role in the countrys fight against the coronavirus pandemic even after he was diagnosed with the disease, it ... read..

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