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  • Photo of Sri Lanka to relax curfew from Monday

    Sri Lanka to relax curfew from Monday

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to relax the ongoing island-wide curfew which was imposed last month to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, from Monday onwards with…

  • Photo of Orthodox churches empty for Easter amid pandemic

    Orthodox churches empty for Easter amid pandemic

    Kiev: Orthodox priests in much of Europe held Easter services in churches empty of parishoners because of restrictions imposed to block the spread of coronavirus. Orthodox Christians are the world’s…

  • Photo of Governments face more pressure to curb virus economic damage

    Governments face more pressure to curb virus economic damage

    Seoul: South Korea reported fewer than 10 new coronavirus cases Sunday for the first time in two months as US governors ease lockdowns amid pressure worldwide from businesses and the…

  • Photo of Males more vulnerable to COVID-19: Are testicles responsible?

    Males more vulnerable to COVID-19: Are testicles responsible?

    New York: A study claimed that males are more vulnerable to COVID-19 when compared to women. The reason behind this increased risk for males is the presence of testicles that…

  • 20 Afghan president’s palace staff tested positive

    KABUL: About 20 workers in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani‘s palace have tested positive for the coronavirus, two officials told AFP on Saturday, but so far, there is no indication the…

  • Photo of Coronavirus cases in Russia cross 30000

    Coronavirus cases in Russia cross 30000

    Moscow: Russia has registered a daily record of 4,070 COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, with the total number reaching 32,008 as of Friday, official data showed. The death…

  • Photo of Recovery from coronavirus may not confer immunity: Experts

    Recovery from coronavirus may not confer immunity: Experts

    Paris: Even as virologists zero in on the virus that causes COVID-19, a very basic question remains unanswered: do those who recover from the disease have immunity? There is no…

  • Photo of Italy declares victory over virus in poorer south

    Italy declares victory over virus in poorer south

    Rome: Italian health officials declared a long-sought victory Friday over the coronavirus in poorer southern regions that were less prepared for the pandemic than the richer north. Prime Minister Giuseppe…

  • Photo of Doctors from America urge for social distancing

    Doctors from America urge for social distancing

    Nihad Amani New Jersey:  American doctors urge citizens to amid to the lockdown regulations. The doctors speak from their experience in America battling through coronavirus. America has surpassed other countries with the highest number…

  • Photo of The superpowers are helpless against Coronavirus

    The superpowers are helpless against Coronavirus

    Kuwait: I would like to talk about the situation that we are passing through, a disease which is caused by coronavirus has engulfed the whole world. This virus does not…

  • Photo of World economy bound to suffer ‘severe recession’: IMF

    World economy bound to suffer ‘severe recession’: IMF

    Washington: The world economy, already “sluggish” before the coronavirus outbreak, is now bound to suffer a “severe recession” in 2020, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva has warned and said the current…

  • Photo of Ramadan: WHO issues COVID-19 guidelines for religious practices

    Ramadan: WHO issues COVID-19 guidelines for religious practices

    Geneva: Ahead of Ramadan, World Health Organization (WHO) issued interim guidelines for religious practices during the month of Ramadan.  These guidelines were issued in the context of the COVID-19. It…

  • Photo of This Scottish couple winning hearts online

    This Scottish couple winning hearts online

    FALKIRK, SCOTLAND: Through all the negativity surrounding the novel coronavirus, there are some inspirational stories emerging. This one comes out of Scotland, where a Muslim couple is winning hearts on…

  • Photo of Large global contraction in the first half of 2020 inevitable

    Large global contraction in the first half of 2020 inevitable

    Washington: A large global contraction in the first half of this year is inevitable, the International Monetary Fund has warned, asserting that the coronavirus pandemic has struck the world economy…

  • Photo of US surpasses 700,000 coronavirus cases: tracker

    US surpasses 700,000 coronavirus cases: tracker

    Washington: The United States passed 700,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to a tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University. With the highest number of cases and deaths of any country in…

  • Photo of Trump says hopes to resume political rallies

    Trump says hopes to resume political rallies

    Washington: Donald Trump has said he hopes to resume holding the political rallies that were a hallmark of his presidency before the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. “I hope…

  • Photo of Looking into reports that coronavirus ‘escaped’ from Wuhan lab

    Looking into reports that coronavirus ‘escaped’ from Wuhan lab

    Washington: The US is looking into reports that the novel coronavirus, which has killed more than 150,000 people globally, “escaped” from a Wuhan lab in China, President Donald Trump has…

  • Photo of UK sets up new Vaccine Taskforce as COVID-19 death

    UK sets up new Vaccine Taskforce as COVID-19 death

    London: The UK has set up a taskforce to urgently find a coronavirus vaccine and prepare the industry to manufacture it at scale once it is developed, as 847 fresh…

  • Photo of US decision to halt WHO funding irresponsible: Russia

    US decision to halt WHO funding irresponsible: Russia

    Moscow: The decision of US President Donald Trump to suspend funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) is “counterproductive and irresponsible”, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said. “We consider Washington’s decision…

  • Photo of The Virus of Hate Deadlier than Corona?

    The Virus of Hate Deadlier than Corona?

    Uzair Ahmed Khan Oldies in town have no parallels to draw. Such times of lockdown have no equal in their remembrances, they say. Stressing their minds to the times during the Second…

  • Photo of 300 million yuan Wuhan lab at the core of a virus controversy

    300 million yuan Wuhan lab at the core of a virus controversy

    WUHAN: Nestled in the hilly outskirts of the city at the heart of the coronavirus crisis, a Chinese high-security biosafety laboratory is now the subject of US claims it may…

  • Photo of Tunisia researchers to create online virus scan tool

    Tunisia researchers to create online virus scan tool

    Tunis: Tunisian engineers have created a web-based platform that scans lung X-rays and evaluates whether patients are likely to be suffering from the novel coronavirus. While it’s not the first…

  • Photo of Britain: Virus hits ethnic minorities hardest

    Britain: Virus hits ethnic minorities hardest

    London: When Amer Awan’s father died of coronavirus, mourners congregated with little thought of social distancing. But cultural practices alone do not explain why Britain’s ethnic minorities have been hardest hit by…

  • Photo of China denies cover-up in coronavirus outbreak

    China denies cover-up in coronavirus outbreak

    China on Friday denied Western suggestions it had covered up the extent of its coronavirus outbreak and rejected US allegations it has an overly cozy relationship with the World Health…

  • Photo of Release of gas in public may lead to COVID-19 infection

    Release of gas in public may lead to COVID-19 infection

    Canberra: Release of gases in public may lead to coronavirus infection,  researchers believe. An Australian doctor Andy Tagg pointed out that farting could cause coronavirus. He reached that conclusion following a…

  • Photo of Chinese anchor Zoe Yue, asks world to sober up!

    Chinese anchor Zoe Yue, asks world to sober up!

    Zoe Yue speaks up what china had done to vanish the pandemic The birthplace of COVID-19 claims to be free from it.The anchor says corona virus respects no national borders,…

  • Photo of Emirates first airline to conduct COVID-19 tests for passengers

    Emirates first airline to conduct COVID-19 tests for passengers

    Hyderabad: Emirates in coordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be introducing additional precautions. Passengers on yesterday’s flight to Tunisia were all tested for COVID-19 before departing from Dubai. Emirates…

  • Photo of Malaysia turns back boat with 200 Rohingyas over virus fears

    Malaysia turns back boat with 200 Rohingyas over virus fears

    KUALA KUMPUR: Malaysia has denied entry to a boat carrying about 200 Rohingya due to coronavirus fears, the air force said, after news emerged this week that scores died on…

  • Photo of Belgium virus death toll passes 5,000

    Belgium virus death toll passes 5,000

    Brussels: The novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people in Belgium, officials said Friday, confirming its high per-capita mortality ratio compared to most other European countries.…

  • Photo of South Korea sees rise in second-time virus diagnoses

    South Korea sees rise in second-time virus diagnoses

    Seoul: South Korea says it’s continuing to see a rise in patients who test positive for the coronavirus for a second time after being diagnosed as recovered. However, the risk…

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