Monday, 8 March 2021

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Italian Prosecutors ‘to Question PM’ Over Handling Of Virus

ROME: Prosecutors are to question Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and the health and interior ministers over how the government handled the coronavirus pandemic, news agencies reported. The prosecutors from Bergamo, the city in the northern Lombardy region worst hit by the virus, have launched an investigation into the crisis, ...

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Holder urges West Indies to ‘grasp’ England chance

LONDON:  West Indies captain Jason Holder has urged his side to grasp the opportunity provided by a Test series in England as international cricket prepares to return after the coronavirus shutdown. The West Indies arrived in Manchester on Tuesday ahead of their three-match series in July and Holder was in ...

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Merkel, Macron urge EU to prepare for next pandemic

BRUSSELS: France, Germany and four other EU countries urged the European Union to take a greater role in preparing for any future pandemic, conceding that coronavirus responses had fallen short. There should be a “common European approach” to such challenges in future, wrote France s Emmanuel Macron and Germany s Angela Merkel ...

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Brazil resumes publishing virus toll, criticizes WHO

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s government resumed publishing the country’s total death toll from the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, after facing accusations of trying to hide the magnitude of its raging health crisis. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s government had stopped publishing the total number of deaths from the new coronavirus Friday, saying ...

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The Indian economy is in “dire” straits

The Indian economy is in “dire” straits as a lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus has led to a whopping majority of households experiencing slashed incomes, a report has indicated. The report by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School published Tuesday stressed on how experts are questioning the ...

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Cathay Pacific proposes $5 billion bailout

HONG KONG: Financially battered Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways has proposed the government help fund a 39 billion Hong Kong dollar ($5 billion) recapitalization plan to help it survive the coronavirus pandemic. Cathay Pacific said in a stock exchange filing on Tuesday that the plan calls for it to ...

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Bangladesh police turn to yoga to boost health during COVID

DHAKA: Sitting cross-legged on mats in a courtyard, dozens of Bangladesh policemen breathed in and out in sync as they took part in mass yoga sessions organised to boost their health during the coronavirus pandemic. Police officers played a key role in enforcing a lockdown in the country of 168 ...

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Shaniera concerned over mounting coronavirus cases

LAHORE: Shaniera Akram, wife of former legend cricketer Wasim Akram has expressed her concerns over the fast spread of coronavirus in Pakistan and once again appealed to people to follow SOPs and keep doors closed to stay safe. In a series of tweets, Shaniera said, “I’ve been living in Pakistan ...

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Kenyans march in Nairobi against police violence

More then 200 people turned out Monday for a protest in a poor Nairobi neighbourhood against police violence linked to the deaths of 15 people nationwide since the authorities imposed a curfew to fight coronavirus. The crowd in the Mathare neighbourhood was composed mostly of young people and mothers carrying ...

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