Myanmar reports first death from coronavirus

Myanmar reports first death from coronavirus

Myanmar reported the first death from coronavirus, a 69-year-old man who also developed cancer and died in a hospital in Yangon’s commercial capital, a government spokeswoman said. The patient had received medical treatment in Australia, Reuters says, and stopped on his way home in Singapore. Myanmar has reported 14 coronavirus...

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German minister commit suicide amid ‘virus crisis worries’

German minister commit suicide amid ‘virus crisis worries’

Thomas Schaefer, the Hesse state’s finance minister, has reportedly committed suicide after being “gravely concerned” about how to deal with the coronavirus ‘economic effects, State Prime Minister Volker Bouffier said on Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead on Saturday near a railroad track. The prosecutor’s office in Wiesbaden said they...

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India’s PM seeks ‘forgiveness’ over corona virus lockdown

India’s PM seeks ‘forgiveness’ over corona virus lockdown

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for forgiveness from the poor masses of the country, as the economic and human toll of his 21-day nationwide lockdown worsens and anger grows over a lack of adequate planning ahead of the move. “I apologise for taking these harsh steps that have caused...

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US leads with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, overtaking China and Italy

US leads with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, overtaking China and Italy

According to AFP, the US took the country’s grim title with the most coronavirus infections and reported a record surge in unemployment. More than 83,000 people in the United States have tested positive for Covid-19, edging out Italy, which recorded the most deaths, and China, where the virus was first...

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US death tally rises to 1000

US death tally rises to 1000

New York officials mobilized to ward off a possible public health crisis in the city, with its appearance as the nation’s biggest corona-virus hot spot a warning flare and possibly a cautionary tale for the rest of the country as US pandemic deaths reached 1,000, according to AP. The state...

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Fatwa banning congregational prayers issued by Al-Azhar University

Fatwa banning congregational prayers issued by Al-Azhar University

A fatwa has been issued by Egypt’s Al-Azhar University’s Supreme Ulema Council (SUC), saying all congregational prayers at mosques to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic should be banned. This was done on the request of Pakistan’s President Dr Arif Alvi, who had asked the supreme council to issue...

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More than 3 billion told to stay home worldwide amid virus threat

More than 3 billion told to stay home worldwide amid virus threat

According to an AFP report on Wednesday, more than three billion people have been asked to stay at home in nearly 70 countries and territories as governments fight the corona virus pandemic gripping the globe. Some of the countries concerned have implemented mandatory lock-down policies, including Argentina, Britain, France, India...

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Tokyo becomes the center of the corona virus outbreak in Japan

Tokyo becomes the center of the corona virus outbreak in Japan

According to Reuters, Japan’s capital of Tokyo is at the center of a coronavirus outbreak with more cases than any other city after a record number in a single day, citing data from the NHK public broadcaster. Tokyo reported 17 new cases on Tuesday, bringing its count to 171, and...

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Australian charged over ‘prank’ coronavirus cough on police

Australian charged over ‘prank’ coronavirus cough on police

SYDNEY (Reuters)-An Australian man was charged over a “prank” in which he deliberately coughed at a police officer while claiming to have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus while a friend filmed the attack, authorities said. The 21-year-old man walked into a police station on Tuesday at Coffs Harbour, a coastal...

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The US may be the next’ virus epicenter’ as India locks down, global recession is emerging

The US may be the next’ virus epicenter’ as India locks down, global recession is emerging

The US could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization warned, as India declared a complete 24-hour, nationwide lockdown in the second-most populated country in the world. India followed British and other ranks clamping down to hold back the epidemic as business activity collapsed from...

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