Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan Army has deployed troops across the country, including Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), to assist civilian authorities in containing the spread of Covid-19. “Troops have been deployed to aid civil authorities under Article 245,” Said Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar, spokesperson of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The deployment was approved by Chief […]

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Madrid, March 30 (IANS) Spain has suspended the use of Chinese kits to detect coronavirus after being found to be faulty. As per media reports, Spain discovered that the rapid test kits failed to detect positive cases. Spain has so far confirmed 57,786 cases for the novel coronavirus and is the worst hit in Europe […]

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Hong Kong, March 28 (IANS) Latest classified data released by Chinese government suggests that “silent carriers” of Covid-19 virus could be playing a dangerous role in electrifying the spread of the pandemic across the globe. The data reveals that around 43,000 people in China have tested positive despite showing no symptoms. Such patients who looked […]

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London, March 28 (IANS) Researchers at the University of Oxford are looking for over 500 healthy volunteers to test if their vaccine, called ‘ChAdOx1 nCoV-19’, can prevent the novel coronavirus. The team at Oxford will enroll healthy volunteers aged between 18–55, who, if pass screening, will be the first humans to test the new vaccine, […]

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Washington, March 28 (IANS) The total number of global coronavirus cases has increased to 601,478, while the death toll stood at 27,862, the latest update by the Washington-based Johns Hopkins University revealed on Saturday. Besides the cases and deaths, a total of 131,826 people have recovered from the disease, Xinhua news agency quoted the update […]

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Washington, March 28 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Indian workers across America have sought extensions of their US visas over concerns of losing work status due to soon-to-expire visas or delayed extensions, a media report said. Immigration attorneys and immigration think tanks were trying hard to find a solution, the American Bazaar said in the […]

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Dubai, March 27 (IANS) Authorities in Dubai taking steps to help stranded passengers, including 22 Indians, who were in transit at the airport here when their home countries suddenly stopped inbound flights due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on Friday. Dubai Airports has issued a statement informing that airlines and embassies were now […]

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Kabul, March 27 (IANS) The Afghan economy cannot withstand the $1 billion aid cut by the US and the financial pressures originating coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey. The survey conducted by the Kabul-based Biruni Institute warned that if the Afghan government adopts austerity and a cost reduction policy, the country’s economic growth rate will […]

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Wuhan, March 27 (IANS) The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic originated last December, has had its COVID-19 risk evaluation downgraded from “high risk” to “medium risk”, a local health official said on Friday. Speaking at a news conference here, Liu Dongru, deputy head of Hubei province’s health commission, said coronavirus risk evaluation […]

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