Day: April 25, 2020

Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

Some 2.8 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 196,298 have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 0200 GMT on Saturday. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread, open in an external browser. * For […]

U.S. says will not take part in WHO global drugs, vaccine initiative launch

GENEVA – The United States will not take part in the launching of a global initiative on Friday to speed the development, production and distribution of drugs and vaccines against COVID-19, a spokesman for the U.S. mission in Geneva told Reuters. “There will be no U.S. official participation”, […]

Exclusive: China sent team including medical experts to advise on North Korea’s Kim – sources

BEIJING/SEOUL – China has dispatched a team to North Korea including medical experts to advise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to three people familiar with the situation. The trip by the Chinese doctors and officials comes amid conflicting reports about the health of the North […]

Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging

Saudi Arabia has abolished flogging as a punishment, the state human rights commission said Saturday, hailing a “major step forward” in the reform programme launched by the king and his powerful son. Court-ordered floggings in Saudi Arabia — sometimes extending to hundreds of lashes — have long drawn […]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s baseless theories on coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Lysol is for toilet bowls and countertops, not human consumption. The company that manufacturers it felt compelled to emphasize the danger of ingesting it after President Donald Trump’s musings about heat, light and disinfectant in the time of coronavirus. Trump also gave weight through his bully pulpit […]

Bloomberg moves past presidential defeat with virus crusade

NEW YORK — Nearly two months after an embarrassing end to his presidential campaign, Mike Bloomberg is again deploying his massive personal fortune – this time to combat the coronavirus. The billionaire former New York City mayor is spending tens of millions of dollars to bolster social services, feed first […]

Cabinet Secretary reviews containment measures, resumption of economic activities

Holds video conference interaction with Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs open view news desk JAMMU, APRIL 25: Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba today held video conference interaction with the Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories to review implementation of lockdown restrictions in the country and resumption of […]

India, Pakistan ease restrictions for some small businesses amid lockdown

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD – The Indian government allowed a limited reopening of shops in neighbourhoods and residential areas from Saturday, more than a month after the nation went into a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, officials said. Late on Friday the home ministry said retail shops […]

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