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World Bank fast-tracks USD128Mn COVID-19 support for Sri Lanka

World Bank fast-tracks USD128Mn COVID-19 support for Sri Lanka

The first group of projects, amounting to $1.9 billion, will assist 25 countries, it said. Elaborating about different countries of South Asia that got a boost, the World Bank said that Afghanista...

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CDC reviews face mask guidelines

CDC reviews face mask guidelines

In one prescient small 2013 study examining the efficacy of homemade masks in the event of a flu pandemic, researchers recommended cloth masks "be considered only as a last resort... But it's no...

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Singapore To Shut Schools, Workplaces To Curb The Spread Of Coronavirus

Singapore To Shut Schools, Workplaces To Curb The Spread Of Coronavirus

He urged people to avoid panic buying, which the island had experienced in bouts during more than two months of fighting the disease. However, they will have to provide limited services for children o...

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Judge declines to delay Wisconsin April 7 primary, extends absentee deadline

Judge declines to delay Wisconsin April 7 primary, extends absentee deadline

Election Day is right around the corner, but officials are still making changes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Municipal Clerk Barbara Jones, who exercised emergency powers to extend the ballot repl...

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CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Details His Scary Coronavirus Symptoms

CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Details His Scary Coronavirus Symptoms

Cuomo is the brother of Andrew Cuomo, who has been widely lauded for his leadership as New York's governor during the coronavirus crisis. It was freaky what I lived through last night, and it migh...

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Australia offers free childcare as part of coronavirus response

Australia offers free childcare as part of coronavirus response

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has hit out at 16,000 Australians who made a decision to travel overseas in defiance of the highest level of Government advice. On Friday, during a media briefing on th...

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More On MTSU Student Having Coronavirus

More On MTSU Student Having Coronavirus

Ebenezer Oduro Owusu in an address to the University community on the confirmed case said it "involves one of our non-resident students who returned from an global trip". Due to this unforeseen pandem...

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Shenzhen becomes first Chinese city to ban consumption of dogs, cats

Shenzhen becomes first Chinese city to ban consumption of dogs, cats

The new ban does not include animals traditionally raised for "livestock" such as pigs, cows, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons, and quail, even though many zoonotic diseases su...

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Trump Slams 3M Over Masks After Invoking Defence Production Act On Company

Trump Slams 3M Over Masks After Invoking Defence Production Act On Company

Asked about Japan's decision to ban entry of people including those from the US, Trump said, "I think it's fine they do that". After signing an executive order authorizing the use of the Defense Pro...

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Coronavirus: US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as virus spreads

Nationally, the number of initial unemployment claims was almost 6.65 million, up 3.34 million from the previous week's all-time record. "When you look at the number last week and this week and take...

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WARMINGTON: Nightmare ending for Canadians trapped on COVID-stricken cruise ship

WARMINGTON: Nightmare ending for Canadians trapped on COVID-stricken cruise ship

Two cruise ships carrying coronavirus-exposed passengers that have been in limbo off the coast of Florida are being allowed to dock after a Coast Guard order yesterday warning ships' doctors to pr...

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PM Modi tells Karnataka to ensure strict lockdown, social distancing

PM Modi tells Karnataka to ensure strict lockdown, social distancing

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister said that the global COVID-19 situation is not yet satisfactory, and hinted at the speculations of a second wave. He underlined that data for testing must come f...

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First cases of coronavirus reported in central, southern Illinois

First cases of coronavirus reported in central, southern Illinois

Governor J.B. Pritzker says the amount of COVID-19 cases are still going up. A Cumberland County resident and two St. Clair County residents also tested positive. The remaining cases may not have a ...

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COVID: Italy reports 760 new deaths, toll reaches 13,915

COVID: Italy reports 760 new deaths, toll reaches 13,915

With more than 110,000 cases, the mortality rate stands at 11.9 percent, far higher than any other countries that have also experienced a significant outbreak. "We could only have an accurate count of...

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Engineer tried ramming train into USNS Mercy hospital ship in L.A

Engineer tried ramming train into USNS Mercy hospital ship in L.A

In one, Moreno ignites a road flare inside the train, the affidavit said. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney. According to an affidavit, he said he thought his act would bring media...

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Hungary’s parliament approves giving PM Orban new powers in coronavirus battle

Hungary’s parliament approves giving PM Orban new powers in coronavirus battle

Their newest target? Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán . The government argued the new emergency measures can be revoked anytime by the parliament, but the government enjoys a two-thirds majo...

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Pakistan court overturns conviction in murder of USA journalist Daniel Pearl

Pakistan court overturns conviction in murder of USA journalist Daniel Pearl

Mohammed, also known as KSM, is now being held in Guantanamo Bay, a USA military prison in Cuba, following his arrest in Pakistan in 2003. Since Omar Sheikh had been in prison since 2002, he was e...

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Rodrigo Duterte says he'll 'bury' coronavirus lockdown protesters in Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte says he'll 'bury' coronavirus lockdown protesters in Philippines

In a televised address, Duterte asked his people to cooperate by following quarantine measures so as to to slow the spread of the pandemic and spare the country's fragile health system from being ov...

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Sask. COVID-19 cases climb to 184, new pandemic response program launched

Sask. COVID-19 cases climb to 184, new pandemic response program launched

Across the province, there have been 20 new confirmed cases, bringing the provincial total up to 176. "(Monday's) sad news is a sobering reminder for us all that COVID-19 is a risky and a deadly dis...

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Biden campaign says it will arrange call with Trump about coronavirus

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with Trump about coronavirus

The Biden campaign said the candidate is prepared to make the call. "I know everyone is anxious making sure everyone thinks the president is doing a great job on this", Parscale said, according to t...

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'Violent' Iranian prisoners riot amid spread of coronavirus

'Violent' Iranian prisoners riot amid spread of coronavirus

The riot allowed an unknown number of inmates to escape, but seven of them reportedly were recaptured. Several inmates then returned to prison of their own free will. Fars province Governor Enayatolla...

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Spain sees 950 daily deaths from virus, unemployment soars

Spain sees 950 daily deaths from virus, unemployment soars

Milan opened an intensive care field hospital Tuesday at the city fairgrounds for 200 patients, complete with a pharmacy and radiology wards. The total number of deaths stands at 10,003, with a tota...

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China begins publishing COVID-19 asymptomatic cases

China begins publishing COVID-19 asymptomatic cases

Users of Chinese social media have expressed fear that carriers with no symptoms could be spreading the virus unknowingly, especially as authorities ease curbs on travel for previous hotspots now that...

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European Union executive chief concerned Hungary emergency measures go too far

European Union executive chief concerned Hungary emergency measures go too far

On 21 February, EU leaders failed to agree on the next EU budget, for the 2021-2027 period. European Commisision President Ursula von der Leyen said the Support to Mitigate Unemployment Risks in an ...

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COVID-19 cases and deaths rising, debt relief needed for poorest nations

COVID-19 cases and deaths rising, debt relief needed for poorest nations

Besides, Tedros called on governments to put in place social welfare measures to ensure vulnerable people have food and other life necessities during the crisis. He said there were many "unknowns" abo...

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Afghanistan to begin prisoner exchange with Taliban amid lockdown

Afghanistan to begin prisoner exchange with Taliban amid lockdown

It is seen as a key step toward intra-Afghan talks aimed at ending decades of war in Afghanistan . The Taliban has from the outset rejected the government in Kabul as illegitimate, denouncing it ...

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Six European Countries on UN Security Council Condemn North Korean Missile Tests

Six European Countries on UN Security Council Condemn North Korean Missile Tests

North Korea had said earlier this month that it welcomed a letter from US President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a sign of their "special and very firm personal relations", despi...

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Pandemic pranks off the table on April Fools’ Day

Pandemic pranks off the table on April Fools’ Day

However, this year, COVID-19 wiped the smile off the face of the world and it's probably for the best to let April Fool's Day slide. Before the lockdown , President Cyril Ramaphosa gazetted new r...

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Pakistan commutes Pearl killer accused's death sentence

Pakistan commutes Pearl killer accused's death sentence

On Thursday, Sheikh's death sentence was reduced to a 7-year jail sentence, his defense lawyer Khawja Naveed told AFP. After hearing arguments and examining the record and proceedings of the case, a...

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France passes 4,000 coronavirus deaths

France passes 4,000 coronavirus deaths

In France , according to worldofmeters, 52.128 people have been infected with the Covid-19 virus so far, with 3.523 deaths and the third in Europe, and fourth in the world, just behind Italy, Spain a...

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World Health Organization Says Game On

World Health Organization Says Game On

While WHO was referring only to extreme cases of addiction, their claim helped perpetuate the unfair stigma against video games. With more and more people staying at home, video gaming has been at a...

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2nd person dies from coronavirus in Jackson County

If patients do not have health care providers, they may call the Lawrence Douglas-County health department's coronavirus line, 785-856-4343. This makes 9 positive cases among Cherokee County residen...

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China starts to report asymptomatic coronavirus cases

China starts to report asymptomatic coronavirus cases

Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported that the data suggested that by the end of February, more than 43,000 people in mainland China had tested positive for the coronavirus but had no im...

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NSW lockdown to be lifted in 90 days as coronavirus cases fall

NSW lockdown to be lifted in 90 days as coronavirus cases fall

Police in NSW and other states have already started issuing tickets to people suspected of breaching orders that the authorities themselves have called "draconian". "So, we know that we're having some...

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Six-week-old baby dies of coronavirus

Six-week-old baby dies of coronavirus

A 6-week-old newborn from CT has died from coronavirus, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday. The newborn, who was from the Hartford area, arrived at the hospital unresponsive and tested positive for...

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