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Thursday, April 2, 2020

WHO: Global spread of COVID-19 cases, debt relief needed for poorest nations

The head of the World Health Organization voiced deep concern on Wednesday about the rapid escalation and global spread of COVID-19 cases from the new coronavirus, which has now reached 205 countries and territories. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that his agency, the World...

Russian plane with coronavirus medical gear lands in U.S.

Russia sent the United States medical equipment on Wednesday to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, a public relations coup for Russian President Vladimir Putin after he discussed the crisis with U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump, struggling to fill shortages of ventilators and personal protective equipment,...

Turkey’s Erdogan warns citizens of stricter measures if ‘voluntary quarantine’ ignored

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the country's citizens that stricter measures would be implemented if the coronavirus outbreak widened and they ignore the "voluntary quarantine" directives. Erdogan has stopped short of announcing a full lockdown across Turkey, mainly for economic reasons — especially as...

Coronavirus: Spain reports more than 100,000 cases

The number of cases of coronavirus in Spain surpassed 100,000 on Wednesday while the number of fatalities reported overnight reached a new record, the country’s health ministry said. The number of cases rose to 102,136 on Wednesday up from 94,417 on Tuesday, the ministry said. Readmore: Russian...

NYC is investigating Amazon for firing a worker who protested coronavirus working conditions

Amazon employees who work at a Staten Island distribution facility walked out of work on March 30 to protest what they fear are unsafe working conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images A Staten Island warehouse is still open despite allegations...

The White House projects 100,000 to 200,000 Covid-19 deaths

President Trump stands next to a graph modeling potential deaths due to the coronavirus on March 31. | Win McNamee/Getty Images At least. And outside experts say that’s a reasonable estimate. On Tuesday, the White House’s coronavirus task force presented grim statistics: Under...

98-year old Iranian lady recovers from coronavirus

A 98-year old lady Mrs Hassanzadeh from Mashhad, northeastern Iran, defeated the potentially deadly coronavirus after 27 days of medical treatment. Shapour Badiee, MD, told Media that the almost centennial woman was hospitalized on March 5 after she was diagnosed with coronavirus. Saeedeh Hassanzahed, her daughter,...

Russian President sending medical supplies to help U.S. fight coronavirus: IFX

Russia is sending the United States medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. President Vladimir Putin made the proposal in a phone conversation with President Donald Trump on Monday, when they...

China zeroes in on coronavirus patients with no symptoms as new infections rise

China will start releasing information from Wednesday on coronavirus patients who show no disease symptoms, ordering them into quarantine for 14 days, a health official said, after the mainland witnessed its first rise in infections in five days. As local infections peter out and new...

No need to wear masks unless you are sick or caring for coronavirus patients: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday reiterated its advice to people to not wear face masks if they were either not infected by the coronavirus or not caring for a COVID-19 patient. In a media briefing, the WHO emergencies program executive director Dr Mike...

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PIA special flight leaves for Toronto carrying Canadian nationals

Special flight of Pakistan International Airlines(PIA) left for Toronto carrying 300 Canadian nationals. The Canadian High Commission had provided a list of passengers, who were to...

NCC decides lockdown extension, finalises strategy to contain COVID-19

Pakistan has decided for extending its lockdown till April 14 to curb the spread of COVID-19 besides finalising a solid strategy to cope with...

Army stands by nation to guard border between people and coronavirus: COAS

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the armed forces will stand “shoulder to shoulder with the nation to guard the border...

Sindh tightens lockdown for Friday to prevent large congregations

A complete lockdown has been scheduled from 12-3pm to limit Friday congregations, a spokesperson for the government of Sindh said Wednesday, two days ahead...

Protective kits will be provided to journalists covering vulnerable areas: Awan

Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said protective kits will be provided to the journalists covering vulnerable areas including...

PM Imran reiterates Govt’s resolve to win fight against Covid-19 with support of nation

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated the government's resolve to win fight against Coronavirus pandemic with the support of the nation. Speaking in a telethon...