Monday, 17 January 2022

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WHO warns worst of coronavirus yet to come

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the “worst is yet ahead [of] us” from the novel coronavirus outbreak. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a video conference that the world must act together on a national and global scale to overcome the pandemic. He ...

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Australia Demands Coronavirus Probe, China dismissed

MELBOURNE:. Australia added to growing pressure on China over its handling of the novel coronavirus, questioning its transparency and demanding an international investigation into the origins of the virus and how it spread. The coronavirus is believed to have emerged in a market selling wildlife in the central Chinese city ...

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Europe mulls reopening as US death toll surpasses 40,000

PARIS: European nations began preparing for a slow reopening as United States epicenter New York reported headway Sunday in their battle against the deadly pandemic. Governments across the world are now debating how and when to ease lockdowns that have kept more than half of humanity – 4.5 billion people ...

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Ex-mayor who quit after criticizing Trump dies in plane crash

AUBURN: The former mayor of a Northern California city who stepped down after he harshly criticized President Donald Trump and his supporters died in a plane crash, the Sacramento Bee reported. Dr. Bill Kirby, who was the mayor of Auburn, died in the crash Saturday morning near the Auburn Municipal ...

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Indian man marries girlfriend as wife stuck in lockdown

MUMBAI: Indian man married his girlfriend after his wife got stuck at her parents’ house due to the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, which has killed over 150,000 people in the world. The lockdown that was enforced on March 24 has now been extended to May 3. Police ...

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Europe’s coronavirus toll tops 100,000

LONDON: Coronavirus deaths surged past 100,000 in hardest-hit Europe as hundreds of Americans frustrated by lockdown orders and egged on by President Donald Trump staged protests in several US cities. As the latest grim data emerged, performers from around the world kicked off an hours-long live-streamed concert aimed at supporting ...

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UK announces £2.67m financial support for Pakistan

LONDON/ISLAMABAD: The United Kingdom has announced financial support worth 2.67 million pounds to Pakistan in combating Coronavirus pandemic. Announcing the support in video message today (Saturday), British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner said the support is aimed at providing medical assistance to the seriously ill and build stronger ...

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China admits mistake, raises Wuhan’s death toll by 50%

WUHAN: China’s coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan admitted missteps in tallying its death toll as it abruptly raised the count by 50% following growing world doubts about Chinese transparency. The United States has led the charge in questioning China’s handling of the pandemic and how much information it has really ...

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