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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.

Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu

Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu

A deadly Pacific cyclone intensified as it hit Vanuatu on Monday, threatening a natural disaster that experts fear will undermine the impoverished Pacific nation's battle to remain coronavirus-free.

UK will tighten coronavirus restrictions if people flout rules: health minister

UK will tighten coronavirus restrictions if people flout rules: health minister

Britain will have to impose further restrictions on outdoor exercise if people flout lockdown rules designed to curb transmission of the coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday.

After the virus: What world will we live in?

After the virus: What world will we live in?

One day, the battle against the novel coronavirus will be won. But the world that emerges may look very different from the one we lived in before the pandemic began.

Second Greek migrant camp under virus lockdown: officials

Second Greek migrant camp under virus lockdown: officials

Officials in Greece on Sunday placed a second migrant camp near Athens under lockdown after an Afghan resident tested positive for the coronavirus, the migration ministry said.

Amsterdam-Delhi flight turned back amid corona confusion

Amsterdam-Delhi flight turned back amid corona confusion

A KLM flight from Amsterdam to New Delhi was turned around midair, an official and a passenger told AFP on Saturday, after apparent confusion about India's coronavirus regulations.

Worldwide virus lockdowns as WHO warns young people 'not invincible'

Worldwide virus lockdowns as WHO warns young people 'not invincible'

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide kicked off the weekend under a coronavirus lockdown, as the global death toll accelerated sharply and the World Health Organization warned the young ...

Negotiations lag on $1 trillion stimulus for virus-hit US

Negotiations lag on $1 trillion stimulus for virus-hit US

US lawmakers urgently negotiating a $1 trillion emergency package to salvage an economy ravaged by the coronavirus missed a Republican-imposed deadline to reach an agreement by the end of Friday.

Virus whistleblower doctor punished 'inappropriately': Chinese probe

Virus whistleblower doctor punished 'inappropriately': Chinese probe

Police in China's virus epicentre Wuhan acted ‘inappropriately’ by punishing a doctor who blew the whistle on the outbreak that has now killed more than 9,000 worldwide ..

India bans incoming international flights for a week over virus

India bans incoming international flights for a week over virus

All incoming international flights to India will be banned for one week starting Sunday, the government said Thursday as it announced the latest raft of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Copa America postponed from 2020 to 2021: official

Copa America postponed from 2020 to 2021: official

The Copa America due to kick off in June in Argentina and Colombia was on Tuesday postponed by a year to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, organisers CONMEBOL said.

UK set to follow Europe in banning large events as virus toll jumps

UK set to follow Europe in banning large events as virus toll jumps

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to follow other European countries in banning mass gatherings, media reported Saturday as the country registered a jump in its number of coronavirus cases and deaths.