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Japan to announce coronavirus emergency, prepares near $1 trillion stimulus

Japan to announce coronavirus emergency, prepares near $1 trillion stimulus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday unveiled plans for a stimulus package he described as among the world's biggest as he prepared to declare a state of emergency ...

World short of six million nurses, WHO says

World short of six million nurses, WHO says

As COVID-19 captures global headlines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Tuesday that the world needs nearly six million nurses.

Philippines extends lockdown on main island until end of the month

Philippines extends lockdown on main island until end of the month

The Philippine government on Tuesday extended a lockdown imposed on the country's most populous island for two more weeks, in a bid to delay a peak in coronavirus infections.

Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as pandemic boosts India's cyber crime

Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as pandemic boosts India's cyber crime

Police in India lodged a case this week against an unknown online fraudster who tried selling the world's largest statue for $4 billion, claiming the proceeds would be used to help the Gujarat state ...

UK PM Johnson in intensive care with worsening coronavirus symptoms

UK PM Johnson in intensive care with worsening coronavirus symptoms

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fighting worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit on Tuesday, leaving his foreign minister to lead the government's response to the accelerating outbreak.

DR Congo confines, disinfects business district to fight virus

DR Congo confines, disinfects business district to fight virus

Rwanda ministers told to forgo month’s pay for coronavirus Angola deploys emergency police, armoured vans to enforce lockdown

With hospitals stressed, US enters ‘peak death week’

With hospitals stressed, US enters ‘peak death week’

The United States yesterday entered what an official called the “peak death week” of the coronavirus while a watchdog report said hospitals were struggling to maintain and expand capacity to care for infected patients.

Covid-19 tally rises to 4,281, Maharashtra leads with 748 cases

Covid-19 tally rises to 4,281, Maharashtra leads with 748 cases

A total of 111 people have died of Covid-19 in India, with 32 fatalities and 693 fresh cases in the past 24 hours alone, government data released yesterday showed.

PM, other top govt figures to take 30% cut in salary

PM, other top govt figures to take 30% cut in salary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top government figures will take a 30% salary cut this year, a minister said yesterday, as the country tackles the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the economy.

Dozens of doctors demanding virus safety equipment held

Dozens of doctors demanding virus safety equipment held

More than 50 doctors protesting the lack of safety equipment as they battle the coronavirus were arrested yesterday in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, police and physicians said.

Border crossings with Afghanistan to remain open for four days

Border crossings with Afghanistan to remain open for four days

Pakistan has opened Torkham and Chaman border crossings for four days from yesterday to allow the exit of Afghan nationals in Pakistan, wishing to go back to their country.

Spain death pace slows, but agony continues

Spain death pace slows, but agony continues

The pace of new coronavirus deaths in Spain slowed yesterday for the fourth day but overcrowded crematoria in Barcelona and the death of soccer coach Pep Guardiola’s mother showed the national agony was far from over.

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