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China lifts 73-day lockdown of Wuhan amid sharp increase in Covid-19 cases

Beijing/Wuhan, April 8 (PTI): Tens of thousands of people in Wuhan, the origin point and epicentre for the coronavirus pandemic, began travelling out of the sprawling city on Wednesday as China lifted its 73-day lockdown, even as the number of fresh ...

08 Apr 2020

Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

London, April 8 (IANS): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson spends a second night in intensive care as he continues to receive treatment for coronavirus. The PM is being kept at St Thomas’ Hospital in London “for close monitoring”, Down...

08 Apr 2020

Italy counts 135,586 Covid-19 cases

Rome, April 8 (IANS): Italy registered 135,586 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 17,127 fatalities, according to fresh figures from the Civil Protection Department managing the Covid-19 emergency. Of these, the new active infections registere...

08 Apr 2020

Covid-19 deaths surpass 10,000 in France

Paris, April 8 (IANS): As France entered its fourth week of lockdown, the coronavirus epidemic still hit hard, claiming 1,417 more deaths in hospitals and nursing homes, making the combined fatalities at 10,328, a French health official said. Data un...

08 Apr 2020

Boris Johnson stable in ICU with Covid-19, remains in ‘good spirits’

London, April 7 (PTI): Boris Johnson who was hospitalised with persistent coronavirus symptoms is stable in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a London hospital and has not required ventilator support for breathing, Downing Street said in a health upda...

07 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declares state of emergency

Tokyo, April 7 (IANS): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in several regions of the country, a move that expands the powers of the local authorities in containing the spread of Covid-19. Abe made the decl...

07 Apr 2020

HK’s Lam rejects calls for voluntary pay freeze

Hong Kong, April 7 (IANS): Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has dismissed calls from across the political spectrum to take a voluntary pay freeze, after it was revealed her annual salary had increased to HK$5.21 million ($672,000), a media report...

07 Apr 2020

PM Oli says next two weeks are critical for Nepal, urges all to stay home

Kathmandu, April 7 (PTI): Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday urged citizens to stay home and safe as he warned that the next two weeks are critical for the country in the fight against the novel coronavirus that has so far infected nine pe...

07 Apr 2020

Vaccines against Covid-19 won’t be tested in Africa, says WHO

Geneva, April 7 (IANS): World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that Africa will not become testing ground for any vaccines against Covid-19. “Africa cannot and will not be a testing ground for any vacci...

07 Apr 2020

China says no new coronavirus deaths for first time

Beijing, April 7 (PTI): China on Tuesday reported no new deaths from the deadly coronavirus for the first time since it started publishing figures in January but the number of imported infections increased to 983 with 32 new confirmed cases, health o...

07 Apr 2020

US death toll crosses 10K as country enters most difficult phase during Covid19 pandemic

Washington, April 7 (PTI): The death toll in the US from the coronavirus crossed the 10,000-mark on Monday as the country entered the most difficult phase during this pandemic with officials stating that there are encouraging signs in the fight again...

07 Apr 2020

France’s coronavirus death toll jumps to nearly 9,000

Paris, April 7 (IANS): France reported 833 more coronavirus deaths, bringing the total to 8,911, while infections, both confirmed in hospitals and “confirmed or possible” cases from nursing homes, jumped to 98,010. The number of patients ...

07 Apr 2020

Take close look at incarceration during Covid-19, says Guterres

United Nations, April 7 (IANS): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants governments to consider the plight of prisoners during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. Dujarric said on Monday that Guterres “be...

07 Apr 2020

Trump talks tough, warns of ‘retaliation’ if India doesn’t export Hydroxychloroquine to US

Washington, April 7 (PTI): President Donald Trump has warned India that the US may retaliate if it did not export anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine despite his personal request, saying he would be surprised in case of a negative outcome as New De...

07 Apr 2020

UK PM moved to intensive care as Covid-19 symptoms worsen

London, April 7 (IANS): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, according to the Downing Street. “The Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors ...

07 Apr 2020

US braces for ‘hardest’ week in virus battle as British PM hospitalised

London, April 6 (PTI/AFP): The coronavirus threatened Americans with their hardest week in living memory on Monday and put Britain’s prime minister in hospital, despite early signs that some of Europe’s hardest-hit countries may be turnin...

06 Apr 2020

Coronavirus detected in Wuhan in late December — China

Beijing, April 6 (PTI): The novel coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan in late December where it was listed as “pneumonia of unknown cause”, China said on Monday as it published an official timeline of the detection and control of Covi...

06 Apr 2020

UN chief urges govts to protect women during virus lockdown

United Nations, April 6 (PTI/AFP): UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is urging governments around the world to include the protection of women in their response to the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic. “Violence is not confined to the batt...

06 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Pakistani doctors arrested for protesting against unavailability of protective gear

Karachi, April 6 (PTI): Doctors in Pakistan’s Balochistan province were arrested on Monday for protesting against the unavailability of protective gear in government hospitals while treating coronavirus patients. Later the furious medical pract...

06 Apr 2020

51 people in South Korea tests positive for Covid-19 after recovering

Seoul, April 6 (IANS): Fifty-one people in South Korea, who recovered after contracting Covid-19, have tested positive again, but the results might have been due to the reactivation of the novel coronavirus, health authorities here said on Monday. T...

06 Apr 2020

Queen delivers special Covid-19 address, says ‘we will succeed… and we will meet again’

London, April 6 (PTI): Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, in a rare televised address to the nation, invoked a war-time spirit of self-discipline and resolve to fight the coronavirus pandemic which has killed nearly 5,000 in the country and about 70...

06 Apr 2020

Boris Johnson admitted to hospital

London, April 6 (IANS): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital on Sunday. According to the BBC, a Downing Street spokesperson said: “On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital fo...

06 Apr 2020

Support for Aus PM surges to record high

Canberra, April 6 (IANS): Popular support for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has surged to a record high amid the coronavirus crisis, according to a new poll. The latest edition of Newspoll published on Sunday night revealed universal suppo...

06 Apr 2020

1.6 mn people in US underwent Covid-19 tests, says Trump

Washington, April 6 (IANS): US President Donald Trump has claimed that some 1.6 million people in country underwent testing for the Covid-19. Trump, who made the remarks during the White House Coronavirus Task Force news briefing on Sunday, said that...

06 Apr 2020

NY Covid-19 deaths top 4k, warning of ‘hardest’ week ahead

New York, April 6 (IANS): Authorities in New York, the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, announced that the disease has claimed 4,159 lives and infected 122,031 others in the state, while the US’s surgeon general said that the co...

06 Apr 2020