Washington, April 4 (IANS) The worst stage of coronavirus pandemic became visible in the US when the Donald Trump government reported that employers cut over 7 lakh jobs in the first two weeks of March — close to the May 2009 financial crisis peak of 800,000 job losses. Most of the job losses were reported […]

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Washington, April 3 (IANS) Washington state Governor Jay Inslee announced a month-long extension of his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order till May 4 to contain the spread of COVID-19. The order bans all gatherings and temporarily shutters non-essential businesses, Xinhua news agency reported. The state’s Department of Commerce is providing guidance and assistance to […]

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London, April 3 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was still showing symptoms of coronavirus the day before his seven-day quarantine period was supposed to end, Downing Street has confirmed. The Prime Minister set aside a week to self-isolate on march 27 in accordance with public health advice and has been leading the government via […]

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Colombo, April 3 : Police in Sri Lanka said on Friday said over 10,000 people had been arrested from across the country for violating an island-wide curfew which has been in place since March 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the police said this included over 500 people being arrested within the […]

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BY ARUL LOUIS United Nations, April 3: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that terrorists could be taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic devastating large areas of the world. “Terrorist or extremist groups may take profit from the uncertainty created by the spread of the pandemic,” he said at a virtual news conference. […]

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Santiago, April 3: The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the world’s largest radio telescope, has temporarily closed operations due to the spread of COVID-19 in Chile, the observatory said in an announced. “We made the unprecedented decision to shut down ALMA for the well-being and health of all staff, to ensure they can be at […]

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BY ARUL LOUIS United Nations, April 2:While India is fighting to stop the spread of Covid-19, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michele Bachelet, on Thursday criticised the quarantine measures put in place in the country, saying they stigmatise people. She “expressed regret at the measures that have the effect of stigmatising sections of society, […]

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Washington, April 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said he welcomes China’s efforts to provide personal protective equipment to countries and regions combating COVID-19. Asked to comment on claims that China, by shipping aid overseas, “is taking on a global leadership role” in the battle against COVID-19, Trump said he views that “as a […]

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Lahore, April 2 :After some of its members tested positive for the coronavirus, the leadership of Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan has announced it will accept the government’s guidelines and halt operations. Now all the tablighi groups who have gone out to preach have been asked to return to the Jamaat centres (Markaz). These returning groups […]

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