Saturday, 27 February 2021

Tag Archives: COVID-19

Outrage at UK story ‘justifying’ JK Rowling abuse

LONDON: Domestic abuse campaigners on Friday expressed outrage at a front-page story in The Sun where the ex-husband of “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling defended hitting her. Rowling revealed this week that she suffered domestic abuse in her first marriage, and a “serious sexual assault” in her twenties. The Sun ...

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Coronavirus may force IPL out of India

LONDON: The Indian Premier League (IPL) could be moved out of the country if the coronavirus pandemic does not ease in the next two months, IPL chairman Brijesh Patel told AFP on Friday. “Let us first see, we will try to stage it in India and if the situation does ...

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Pakistan’s first COVID-19 testing kit approved

ISLAMABAD: The continuous increase in the number of coronavirus positive cases coupled with the dwindling medical resources have pushed the development of domestically produced testing kits to boost Pakistan’s fight against the pandemic. The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) has received the much-awaited approval from the Drug Regulatory ...

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Oil Prices Crash On 2nd Wave Of Coronavirus

MANCHESTER: Oil has had a turbulent year. Crude prices went negative for the first time in history, followed by one of the biggest rallies the industry has ever seen. And now, just when the market is starting to seem somewhat stable, COVID-19 strikes again. A resurgence of COVID cases in ...

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Anderson grateful for Windies scary tour decision

LONDON: James Anderson has thanked the West Indies for taking the “scary decision” to tour England, with Britain suffering the worst coronavirus death toll in Europe. More than 40,000 people are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 in Britain s outbreak so far. The West Indies arrived in Manchester on Tuesday ...

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UK PM defends ‘astonishing’ response to virus

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended what he called Britain’s “astonishing” efforts to tackle the coronavirus, rejecting accusations that with Europe s worst death toll, his response to the health crisis was badly lacking. But a top scientist who had advised the government said the death toll could have been ...

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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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