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Pak PM plans roadmap to ensure uninterrupted food supplies as coronavirus cases rise to 1,664

Pak PM plans roadmap to ensure uninterrupted food supplies as coronavirus cases rise to 1,664

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan plans to announce a comprehensive roadmap to ensure uninterrupted food supplies across the country, as the number of coronavirus cases rose to 1,664 on Monday, underlining that local transmission of the deadly virus is increasing. The number of coronavirus cases has reached to 1,664, including 632 cases in Punjab, […]

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Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel-held Yemen capital

Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel-held Yemen capital

Riyadh: The Saudi-led military coalition on Monday said it carried out multiple air strikes on Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa in retaliation for missile strikes on Riyadh. The operation was aimed at destroying “legitimate military targets” including Huthi ballistic capabilities which “threaten civilian lives”, the coalition said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press […]

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Israeli PM enters quarantine after aide tested positive for coronavirus

Israeli PM enters quarantine after aide tested positive for coronavirus

Jerusalem:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his close advisers have been placed under quarantine after an aide on Parliament affairs tested positive for coronavirus, his office said on Monday. The step was a precaution and is being taken even before the epidemiological investigation has been concluded, according to a statement issued by the Prime […]

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Pakistan says coronavirus outbreak under control as cases rise to 1,526

Pakistan says coronavirus outbreak under control as cases rise to 1,526

Islamabad: Pakistan’s top health official claimed on Sunday that the situation was under control as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country was still limited to 1,526, even as authorities stepped up efforts to contain the fast spreading deadly viral infection. Prime Minister’s Adviser on Health Dr Zafar Mirza told the media at […]

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Spain announces record 838 virus deaths in 24 hours

Spain announces record 838 virus deaths in 24 hours

Madrid:  Spain confirmed another 838 deaths in 24 hours from coronavirus on Sunday, a new daily record bringing the total number of deaths to 6,528, according to health ministry figures. The number of confirmed cases in Spain has now reached 78,797 — after the one-day increase of 9.1 percent — as the country battles the […]

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Fauci says coronavirus could claim up to 200,000 US lives

Fauci says coronavirus could claim up to 200,000 US lives

Washington:  A senior US scientist issued a cautious prediction Sunday that the novel coronavirus could claim 100,000 to 200,000 lives in the United States. Dr. Anthony Fauci, who leads research into infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told CNN that models predicting a million or more deaths were “almost certainly off the chart.” […]

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China's coronavirus hit Hubei province begins domestic flights

China's coronavirus hit Hubei province begins domestic flights

Beijing/Wuhan:  China on Sunday resumed domestic flights in the coronavirus epicentre Hubei province, except for its capital Wuhan, as part of a plan to ease the lockdown in the region following a steep decline in the number of confirmed cases. Hubei’s capital Wuhan, which bore the brunt of the vicious virus for over two months, […]

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Virus infections top 600,000 worldwide, long fight ahead

Virus infections top 600,000 worldwide, long fight ahead

Berlin:  The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide topped 600,000 on Saturday as new cases stacked up quickly in Europe and the United States and officials dug in for a long fight against the pandemic. The latest landmark came only two days after the world passed half a million infections, according to a tally by […]

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Oxford university begins enrolling over 500 volunteers for coronavirus vaccine trial

Oxford university begins enrolling over 500 volunteers for coronavirus vaccine trial

London: Scientists from the University of Oxford have opened up their COVID-19 vaccines for clinical trial recruitments as part of a rapid vaccine response to the coronavirus pandemic. The trial, a collaboration between the university’s Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine Group clinical teams, will recruit up to 510 volunteers, who will receive either the ChAdOx1 […]

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Japan PM Abe says country at critical stage

Japan PM Abe says country at critical stage

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the country is at a critical stage in dealing with coronavirus infections but not at a point to declare a state of emergency. Abe says Japan has managed to keep clusters under control by carefully following infection routes. But the initial strategy is now having a difficulty, with […]