Sunday, 11 April 2021


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11 countries are still free of coronavirus

LONDON: More than 3.52 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide, and 248,000 have died, according to the data from Coronavirus Research Centre of Johns Hopkins University and Medicine. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases ...

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Bangladesh starts releasing prisoners amid pandemic

DHAKA: Bangladesh has started releasing prisoners convicted of minor offences as a precautionary action to control infection among the overcrowded prisons in the country, said an official. Inspector General of Prisons Brigadier General Mustafa Kamal Pasha told Anadolu Agency: “The jail authority will release 2,884 prisoners across the country in ...

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Coronavirus cases around the globe surpassed 3.5 million

LONDON: The number of registered coronavirus cases around the globe surpassed 3.5 million, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University. With 1.15 million cases, the US stands as the country with the most officially confirmed cases. Both Spain and Italy have over 210,000 cases, whereas the UK has so far ...

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Italy’s lockdown easing spells hope, worry and confusion

ROME: Weary of Europe s longest coronavirus lockdown, Italians have had circled in their diaries for a month since Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte first suggested it could be the date life returned to something nearing normal. Now their excitement is muted by the knowledge that in the end many of the ...

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At low point, doctors prepared my death announcement: UK PM

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered more insight into his hospitalization for coronavirus, telling a British newspaper that he knew doctors were preparing for the worst. The 55-year-old Johnson, who spent three nights in intensive care during his week of treatment in a London hospital after falling ill with ...

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Uzbekistan: 70,000 evacuated after dam wall collapses

TASHKENT: Some 70,000 people have been evacuated from eastern Uzbekistan as hundreds of houses were submerged under waters from a collapsed dam, said government officials on Saturday. Agricultural lands and some residential areas in the region were flooded, hundreds of houses were damaged, and 56 people were injured in the Sirdaryo ...

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German extremists plan May 1 protests against virus measures

BERLIN: A fringe protest group of extremists from the left and right of the political spectrum is plotting further rallies against Germany’s coronavirus restrictions, to coincide with traditional May 1 demonstrations. In the capital Berlin, 5,000 police officers are set to be deployed to enforce rules which limit registered protests ...

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WHO wants invite to China’s probe into virus origins

GENEVA: The World Health Organization said it hoped China would invite it to take part in its investigations into the animal origins of the novel coronavirus. “WHO would be keen to work with international partners and at the invitation of the Chinese government to participate in investigation around the animal ...

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UK now has world’s 3rd-highest coronavirus death toll

MANCHESTER: Britain’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 26,097 – the second-highest in Europe behind Italy and third-highest in the world – as the government took into account fatalities outside hospital, including care homes, for the first time. The increase came after surprise news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had ...

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