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Bangladeshi coronavirus sufferers shun hospitals

DHAKA: Thousands of beds for coronavirus patients in Bangladesh are lying empty despite the country struggling with a rising caseload as people are too scared to enter hospitals, officials and sufferers say. Some patients have bluntly told health workers they would “rather die at home than die in a hospital”, ...

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WHO Issues New Guidelines On COVID-19 Airborne Transmission

LONDON: Days after researchers claimed that the novel Coronavirus is ‘airborne’, the World Health Organisation acknowledged some reports of transmission of the virus but also emphasized that more evidence in terms of research was required to say that the virus is in the air. In its latest transmission guidance, the WHO acknowledged that ...

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Johnson urges people to return to work if they can

LONDON: Boris Johnson has urged people to go back to work if they can, contradicting his government’s advice that they should work from home if possible. Answering pre-selected questions from the public on Facebook, the British prime minister said he wanted people to feel more confident about going back to offices, restaurants ...

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Windies in charge against England in 1st Test

LONDON: West Indies opened up a 31-run lead over England, with five first innings wickets in hand, as they reached 235 for five at tea on the third day of the first Test on Friday. A 49-run partnership between Roston Chase (27) and Shane Dowrich (30) saw West Indies past ...

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Jacqueline Fernandez is battling ‘major anxiety’ with yoga

BOLLYWOOD: The coronavirus-led lockdown has impacted people’s mental health adversely for reasons ranging from job loss to being all alone confined at home, away from friends and family members, among others. The ongoing crisis has led to anxiety and other mental health issues in people across the world.   View this post on ...

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United States formally starts withdrawal from WHO

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has formally started the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization, making good on threats over the UN body s response to the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. The United States is the largest financial contributor to the WHO – which leads the fight on ...

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Asia Cup T20 tournament cancelled: Sourav Ganguly

NEW DELHI: India s cricket chief Sourav Ganguly said the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament has been called off amid the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which had Pakistan as original hosts, was scheduled for September with the United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka frontrunners to stage the tournament. “Asia Cup has been ...

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Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years

SYDNEY: The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne. The decision announced on Monday marks the first time the border between Victoria and New South Wales has ...

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US records 43,742 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

WASHINGTON: The United States notched more than 43,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, amid a surge of infections around the country. The Baltimore-based university’s tracker showed 43,742 more cases as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday), bringing the country’s total number of ...

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Each film has taught me something new: Diana Penty

BOLLYWOOD: It’s been an eight-year journey for actress Diana Penty in the Bollywood. She says it has been a great learning experience and that each film she has done till now has taught her something new. “It’s been a great journey, and a great learning experience. Each film has taught me ...

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